Understanding hybrid weed strain
What are hybrid marijuana seeds? When cultivators fuse pure sativa strains and pure indica strains, the result is a hybrid weed strain that offers growers the benefits of both.
The hybrids can contain different levels of indica and sativa, with varying CBD to THC ratios. Blending strains offer pot lovers the benefits of the two types of cannabis in one.
Hybrid weed strains are typically easy to grow, and cultivators favor them because they have resilient properties and can withstand stress better than some pure strains. Some also have compact structures making them suitable for smaller gardens.
The effects of hybrid weed
The effects of hybrid weed vary from one strain to the next. It also depends on the cannabinoid profile (the amount of THC and CBD). You can determine this from the genetic composition of the parents.
In seclusion, sativa is responsible for uplifting feelings—little wonder more people prefer this option whenever they want an energy boost.
Indica, on the other hand, induces a cerebral rush of euphoria followed by soothing effects. After using it, you feel heavy, with lazy limbs, and sometimes drowsiness sweeps over you. The effect makes indica an ideal option if all you're yearning for is sound sleep.
Buds from hybrid marijuana seeds deliver balanced effects. Aside from feeling super happy and mentally uplifted, you'll also be relaxed.
Growing your own hybrid seeds
When you cultivate marijuana, each strain has specific needs. Some require heavy supplementation, while others need low humidity levels. There are, however, certain aspects that facilitate healthy growth in all cannabis crops. These include:
- Good ventilation
- Adequate light exposure.
- Correct pH levels
- Quality soil (or alternative grow medium)
- Clean environment
- Proper germination
- Correct temperatures
The first step to growing hybrid marijuana seeds is getting them to sprout. There are various germination techniques available, but environmental factors also play a role. You need high humidity, minimal light, and warm temperatures.
Once small taproots develop, decide if you want to grow your cannabis plants in soil, coco coir, or hydroponics. You also need to select between indoor and outdoor growing. The former offers more environmental control.
When growing indoors, keep the temperature range between 70–80°F. The ideal humidity level depends on the strain, but an average of 60% is typically safe. Many growers reduce these levels as the plants enter the flowering phase to avoid bud rot from excess moisture.
Use premium, organic soil or a combination of coco coir and perlite. Many hybrid weed seeds grow without supplements, but providing light nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium feeds facilitates vigorous growth.
Outdoor crops need plenty of sunshine but protect them from precipitation and wind. A canopy or makeshift shelter does the trick. Outside, your plants are more susceptible to unwanted creepy crawlies, so take preventative measures likeapplying organic pesticides.
The most popular hybrid marijuana strains
There are many types of hybrid marijuana seeds for sale online and in-store. Some prefer THC-rich options, while most medical tokers look for strains with high CBD content. Below we look at some of the most popular ones.
What is a hybrid strain of cannabis?
Hybrids typically contain a blend of sativa and indica. Each one comprises different levels of THC, CBD, and terpenes. Buds from Indica hybrid seeds like Auto Low Girl and Berry Ryder are calming while. Sativa leaning options feature energizing effects.
50/50 Weed hybrids
The 50/50 weed hybrids comprise equal amounts of sativa and indica genetics. Expect to enjoy the best of both worlds—mind-blowing flavors, calming effects, and an energizing mental buzz.
Hybrids with a 1:1 ratio are ideal for novice tokers or those looking for a mellow buzz with minimal side effects. These cultivars also don’t typically cause couch-lock.
The best hybrids to grow
Identifying the best hybrid marijuana seeds can seem pretty intimidating, with an endless list to choose from. Fortunately, we've done the heavy lifting for you. Below are our top picks.
Easy AK XL feminized
Easy AK XL feminized from Big Head has a quick flowering time. It delivers a bold, citrus, and black pepper taste. The easy-to-grow variant offers bountiful harvests.
Afghan Skunk feminized
Afghan Skunk seeds grow into medium-sized plants, perfect for outdoor or indoor growing. The strain is robust and can withstand adverse weather conditions.
Liberty Haze feminized
Liberty Haze feminized from Barneys Farm is THC-rich and thrives in a greenhouse. The variant comes from crossing G13 male with ChemDawg 91. It grows tall and typically flowers within nine weeks.
Big Freeze feminized
Big Freeze offers high yields with a short flowering period. This strain descends from Big Head and the British Colombian Sweet Tooth giving it a unique flavor profile and dense buds.
THC Pro feminized
THC Pro Feminized variant is suitable for indoor or outdoor growing. The cultivar offers quantity, quality, and quick maturity time. These dense, resinous buds live up to their name and offer extreme THC levels.
Pineapple Gum feminized
Pineapple Gum feminized from Black Skull seeds grows highly potent buds. The strain is an excellent option for indoor growing and is a favorite for medicinal use. Its flavor profile includes citrus, pineapple, and tangerine hints that'll keep you yearning for more.
Cultivate these indica hybrid seeds and reap bountiful rewards. Gnasha feminized combines the hardy qualities of Critical with the intensity of Kush. The flavors are dominantly citrus with hints of earth. Each puff whisks you away on a cloud of euphoria as the THC levels exceed 20%.
Favorite hybrid terpenes to watch for
There are at least 100 terpenes present in cannabis plants. Some of the best terpenes are linalool, limonene, Myrcene, Cineol (Eucalyptol), Caryophyllene, Alpha Pinene, and Beta Pinene.
Each cannabis strain has a combination of these and others which influence various factors of the buds, including their smell and taste.
Hybrid strains offer growers the best of both indica and sativa and are typically straightforward to cultivate. They offer dense, resinous buds with intriguing flavor profiles. Each nug is different, but most have a thick coating of trichomes and a rich resin supply.
These crops are hardy and suitable for beginners. The terpene profile varies from one strain to the next, and so do the effects. Visit Seed Supreme and view our extensive catalog of hybrid marijuana seeds for sale. Start growing your own cannabis crop!