Hybrid Weed Strains
Plenty of people rave about hybrid cannabis seeds, but many do not have a good understanding of how they work. This means they do not get the most out of their grow.
Hybrid cannabis strains are a combination of two or more other types of cannabis. They are created by crossbreeding two different strains, usually a sativa and an indica, to produce the best hybrid seeds. The resulting plants are generally the best of both their parent strains.
Why did breeders do this? Hybrid strains developed for a couple reasons:
- To add hardier genetics to tasty strains
- To increase the THC content of fast-growing strains
- To create new flavors
- To balance growing time and yields
There are many weed strains - each with their own strengths and weaknesses. By blending these genetics, breeders can select the most successful, highest-yielding plants and develop the best hybrid seeds
Understanding Hybrid Weed Strains
There are two main types of hybrid weed strains: indica-dominant and sativa-dominant. In general, strains are described in ratios that describe their levels of indica and sativa heritage. For example, an indica-dominant strain might be characterized as an 80/20 blend. That means that it has 80% indica genetics and 20% sativa heritage.
Indica-dominant strains have more indica genetics in their background and tend to grow more like pure indica plants. The result is a bushy plant that handles cold better. They stay relatively compact, typically around four feet high, and fit smaller grow spaces well.
Meanwhile, sativa-dominant strains grow more like sativa plants. These hybrid seeds tend to grow slender but tall, sometimes reaching up to eight or nine feet high outside. They’re better grown in larger rooms or outdoor, just because of how much vertical room they take up. Sativa dominant hybrid strains prefer warmer temperatures in general.
50/50 hybrids are a bit harder to predict. Because they are evenly balanced, they can express the traits of both sativa and indica plants. One 50/50 hybrid strain might grow bushy, while another might be tall. When it comes to balanced hybrid strains, your best bet for understanding the growing pattern is to research the specific strains in its genetics. When you know the parents, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from the hybrid plant they’ve created and can prepare your grow setup accordingly.
The Effects of Hybrid Weed
Hybrid weed feels different from pure indica or sativa weed. Indica plants have more effect on the body, leaving people feeling relaxed but without much of a head high. Sativa plants, on the other hand, have a very cerebral head high and can energize people, but don’t relax muscles as deeply.
Hybrid weed can combine these effects. Instead of just a head high or just a body buzz, hybrid weed can give users both. That makes hybrid cannabis strains much more appealing for those seeking a full-body experience
In general, indica-dominant cannabis strains are more like indica plants in their effects. The hybrid strain effects of indica-dominant plants are typically heavy on the body buzz. They lead to relaxed, sometimes sedating effects. Many people find that indica-dominant hybrid strain effects are useful for physical pain and aches. They typically have some head high, but it’s mild and calm. These strains are perfect for evening use, especially if the goal is hanging out on the couch.
Sativa-dominant cannabis strains are more likely to have energizing effects. They give users a buzzy, cerebral effect. The indica genes in hybrid strains will lead to a bit of an unfocused high, but it’s creative and happy. Many people find that smoking sativa-dominant hybrid plants can help with mental distress like anxiety and dark moods. The loose and mild body buzz associated with sativa-dominant strains make them the optimal all-day blend.
The best 50/50 hybrid strains have some of the most appealing hybrid strains effects. The even combination of the head and body high make balanced hybrid strains a well-rounded experience. They are often afternoon and early evening strains because they can relax the body to the point of unproductiveness.
Growing Your Own Hybrid Seeds
Growing marijuana hybrid seeds is easier than growing pure indica or pure sativa strains. There are three reasons for that.
First, pure strains have typically evolved for a specific climate. Pure indica strains are native to mountain areas with lower humidity and cool nights. Sativa plants, on the other hand, are native to more tropical regions with high heat and humidity. Trying to grow pure indica or sativa plants outside of environments that mimic their homes is difficult and leads to poor yields.
Second, hybrid strains combine the best of sativa and indica genetics. They are more flexible. Depending on the plant’s specific genetics, there are hybrid strains that can handle just about any environment and any humidity. No matter where you live or what type of grow environment you can provide, there’s going to be at least one hybrid strain that’s perfect for your situation.
Third, hybrid plants are often explicitly chosen for their hardiness, yield, and THC content. That means hybrid plants are the result of specific breeding for factors that make them easier to grow. Hybrid weed breeders combine plants that they suspect will lead to healthier, faster-growing, pest-resistant hybrid seeds. As a result, hybrid cannabis strains are the easiest plants to grow from seed every time.
The Most Popular Hybrid Marijuana Strains
There are hundreds of hybrid marijuana strains; however, some hybrid weed is more popular than others. Below are some of the best sativa dominant hybrid strains, along with some top indica-dominant hybrids, to make your growing experience go smoothly. When it comes to growing marijuana, these are some of the most perfect blends available.
Banana Kush Seeds
This is a 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid strain that’s a cross of Skunk Haze and Ghost OG. It’s relatively easy to grow. Its dense buds can occasionally fall victim to mold, so keep humidity low and provide lots of airflow. Banana Kush is a potent strain that hits hard and leads to a relaxed body and vivid daydreams.
Bruce Banner Seeds
This superhero-sized plant is a 60/40 sativa-dominant hybrid that can reach 7 feet tall and produce up to 21 ounces per square yard indoors. It prefers a warm and dry environment and plenty of nutrients to fuel its growth. Bruce Banner also has THC levels upwards of 20% and intense mood-boosting effects.
Blue Dream Seeds
An 80/20 sativa-dominant strain, Blue Dream is a legendarily energetic daytime hybrid strain that can produce up to 21 ounces per square yard indoors. It gets quite tall and is best grown outdoors in the right environment. Harvest in about nine weeks.
Gelato is a perfect blend of sativa and indica (55/45) that’s worth the work it takes to grow. Keeping these plants indoors is best since Gelato is a temperature-sensitive plant. It can handle some moderate humidity as long as you keep your plants in stable temperatures. The buzz is social, yet not overwhelming.
Girl Scout Cookies Seeds
Few strains are more famous than the energetic, social Girl Scout Cookies, a 60/40 indica-dominant strain. Our Girl Scouts Cookies Extreme seeds deliver big yields while staying compact. They are the perfect blend for both indoor and outdoor growers.;
Gorilla Glue Seeds
Gorilla Glue is a popular hybrid due to its potency. Our Gorilla Glue seeds are a balanced 50/50 hybrid potent that’s easy to grow. Keep the plants trimmed to help boost airflow, and you can expect a great harvest in as little as eight weeks.
Jack Herer Seeds
This early hybrid is a perfect blend of desired effects and easy growing. It is a 60/40 sativa-dominant that is uniquely soothing and happy. It’s also easy to grow while yielding up to 18 ounces per square yard inside. Best of all, it flowers in just nine weeks.
Buy Hybrid Cannabis Seeds, The Perfect Blend of Indica & Sativa
Hybrid weed is great to smoke, easy to grow, and rewarding any way you think about it. Your best option for growing many hybrid cannabis strains is to grow them from seed. This way, you are in control from the very start and can ensure the best results.
If you’re growing with hybrid seeds, you should always buy them online. Online offers the greatest selection, and ILGM guarantees the quality of our seeds. After all, a bad seed will not grow, and if it does, you’ll soon be unhappy with the results. Plus, if that seed is not feminized, you may have done all of that work trying to grow a plant that’s never going to produce usable bud.
When you purchase hybrid cannabis seeds from I Love Growing Marijuana, you’re getting the best selection of high-quality seeds that include some of the best hybrid seeds that you can find online. Plus, we’ll be there throughout the process to make sure you reach harvest!