The UK climate is generally cold and wet. Not ideal for the cultivation of a weed plant. Of course you don’t suffer from this when you grow indoors, but if you want to grow outdoors in the UK, it can be a challenge. Fortunately, breeders have developed varieties that can produce good yields even in the climates of the UK. Good results do I hear you think? We actually mean excellent results!
Note: out OG Kush seeds are non-autoflowers and will therefore have to be planted between April and May to be ready for harvest in October.
The UK climate
Note: these are non-autoflowers and therefore need shorter days to flower. In order to harvest in October, the seeds will have to be planted in April or May.
With the exception of autoflowering seeds, the flowering of marijuana strains is seasonal, which means that outside growers in the UK germinate their seeds between April and May and, depending on the species, harvest between mid-September and the end of October.
Tip: check our feminized OG Kush strain seeds
Although illegal in the country, UK growers have established some of the most famous cannabis strains on Earth. Find out which varieties the country loves to blaze the most below.
Cannabis lovers from the UK have a soft spot for sky-high THC levels and sweet terpenes. Sweet ZZ ticks both of those boxes, and then some. She stems from a pairing of legendary fruity genetics: Grape Ape and Grapefruit. These world-renowned varieties passed down an indica-heavy genetic profile and a phytochemical blend that stones the body into the couch. Her large and colourful colas produce a THC content of 22%—enough to keep the body wrapped in a mellow haze for several hours at a time. This soothing sensation comes hand in hand with sweet tastes of fruit and candy.
1. SWEET ZZ
Restrictive laws in the UK have forced the cannabis community underground for decades. Far from eliminating the herb’s use, this gave rise to a strong community, grassroots activism, and some world-famous cultivars developed by the nation’s best breeders. Although smokers in the country have a varied taste, we’ve gotten to know what the Brits love best after distributing seeds to the country for years now. Check out the five most popular cultivars in the UK below.
Sweet ZZ pumps out these powerful buds in great numbers. Indoor plants provide a satisfying yield of 550–600g/m² after a brief flowering time of 7–9 weeks. Outdoor plants put out 500–550g/plant in late September.
Purple Queen is a sight to behold. This royal specimen dominates the landscape in grow rooms and gardens. Her eye-catching colas feature a bright green core and expand out into shades of deep purple. Her fan leaves—radiating bright pink—are equally as alluring. This unique colour is thanks to flavonoids known as anthocyanins, which produce a spectrum of pigments from red to black. Purple Queen is an indica-dominant specimen, the progeny of Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. She’s ultimately a strain for the evenings, when her sedating effects can fully take hold. Her multicoloured flowers produce a THC content of 22% and a terpene profile defined by notes of citrus.
These specimens follow the cues of the seasons outdoors, flowering toward the end of summer. Indoors, cultivators have complete control over the length of the vegetative phase. Let them veg as long as you please, and flip them to flowering by reducing light to 12 hours per day.
These top-tier cultivars represent the finest feminized seeds in our 2021 collection. They contain high levels of THC, unmatched terpene profiles, and yields that will keep your stash jars topped up for months at a time. These varieties produce exclusively female plants, saving growers plenty of time when it comes to identifying males and removing them from the growing space.
This heavily indica-dominant cultivar produces some of the frostiest flowers we’ve ever seen. Her buds are small and compact, possess gorgeous lemon yellow pistils, and feature a layer of trichomes so thick they’re almost white. Sherbet Queen descended from Pink Panties and Sunset Sherbet, inheriting a monstrous THC content of 24% and a sweet and fruity terpene profile in the process. After a couple of tokes or a single bowl, you’ll feel a heavy blow to the body. Feel your muscles melt, your appetite surge, and your mind delve into philosophical and existential territory.
Legendary OG Punch grows tall, wide, and produces a dense canopy abundant with bud sites. Her colas are dense and feature a dark green canvas contrasted by large quantities of glistening trichomes. Our breeders created this unique hybrid after carefully crossing Legend OG and Purple Punch over several generations. She emerged as a hardy variety capable of thriving in a wide range of climates. Indoors, she’ll produce a rewarding 500–550g/m² after a flowering time of 8 weeks. Her slightly indica-dominant buds possess a THC level of 19% alongside refreshing and fruity terpenes—limonene and pinene dominate the mix.
Green Crack Punch stems from a breeding project involving Green Crack and Purple Punch. These two varieties exist at opposite ends of the indica-sativa spectrum, and thus are the perfect match for one another. Their offspring features a close balance of 60% sativa genetics and 40% indica, and produces up to 500g/m² after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Her colas grow tall and wide, boasting shades of purple, green, orange, and tinges of yellow. A THC content of 18% makes for a mellow and balanced high that soothes the body whilst keeping the mind alert and active.
If you’re growing feminized seeds in 2021, you can’t miss out on these elite genetics. Whether you like to grow indoors within tents or outdoors under the sun, these plants will produce impressive yields, tantalising flavours, and concentrated cannabinoid profiles every time—without the risk of males. Enjoy sky-high levels of THC!