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Top 10 indica strains of 2021

Indica cannabis plants tend to be more popular among growers because of their shorter flowering periods, generous yields and greater resilience than sativas. They are also popular because of the pronounced relaxing and therapeutic effects they produce, and the more archetypal ‘stoned’ feeling you get, in contrast to the typically energising and uplifting effects typical of sativas.

The hybridisation of so many strains today means that these differences are not always so clearcut. Nevertheless, indica seeds remain extremely popular for good reason, as evidenced by our top ten indicas listed below.

#10 Cream and Cheese CBD 1:1

If you are looking for a therapeutic strain that retains all of the traits of a classic Cheese variety, then look no further than Cream and Cheese CBD. With laboratory reports confirming CBD content of 18%, this brand new addition to our strain collection can be used in the treatment of a variety of ailments.

While the classic cerebral high of its Cheese parent is not present in this strain, the relaxing body effect is very noticeable. This means that both recreational and medical users can enjoy the effects of Cream and Cheese CBD. In terms of aroma and flavour, you won’t be surprised to hear that this 1:1 CBD:THC strain retains that unmistakeable Cheese taste in abundance!

Cream and Cheese CBD takes around 9 weeks to flower and is suitable for all environments and grow media.

#9 White Widow autofeminised

White Widow Auto takes the legendary White Widow strain a stage further so that growers no longer need to worry about reducing photo-periods in order to stimulate the onset of the flowering cycle. The White Widow marijuana strain has long been one of the most popular of the Seedsman strains and with good reason. It is famous for its fast and hard-hitting high which evolves into a very pleasant, relaxing effect.

The introduction of ruderalis genetics allows harvesting of trichome-covered frosty buds in only 11 weeks from germination from vigorous, quite short-statured plants that enable discreet outdoor crops to be grown almost anywhere. Yields are pretty impressive; up to 125 grams per plant! The smoke is very smooth with a little spiciness to the taste and the THC level comes in at a very generous 18%.

#8 Black Sugar feminised

Black Sugar is a cross between a powerful indica medical strain and a modern classic that retains all of the best characteristics of its parents. From its Black Domina line, this strain maintains an incomparable relaxing effect and fast flowering traits. From its LA OG parent, Black Sugar offers potency and potential therapeutic benefits. Finally, from its Critical lineage, this plant retains its short stature, making it an ideal strain for indoor, or limited space cultivation.

However, what Black Sugar lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in yield – where she can reach up to 600g/m2. With an intensely fruity aroma and dense bud covered in crystals, Black Sugar is a high-THC strain that ought not to be missed.

#7 Fast Buds Purple Lemonade Auto

Purple Lemonade Auto is a 70% indica hybrid bred from a cross of the very best Californian Purple and Citrus genetic material with the addition of ruderalis’ auto-flowering traits. You can expect good yields, both indoors and outdoors, with high THC production. Buds are a delightful purple shade flecked with orange pistils. The smaller leaves surrounding the buds are dark green and liberally coated with resin-producing trichomes.

This strain has a powerful citrus smell that pervades the grow-room as well as the dried buds. Its taste is also citrus, but with a sweet finish. THC production is up to 22% with low CBD. The effect is uplifting with the sativa genetics shining through at first before it evolves into a more physically relaxing high which never degenerates into couch-lock. It makes for a great day-time smoke/vape as well as being nicely relaxing for the evening.

#6 Peyote Zkittlez feminised

Peyote Zkittlez (Peyote Wifi x Zkittlez) is a sweet-tasting indica-dominant (80%) cannabis strain which produces high yields boasting high levels of THC. It is an attractive plant from start to finish and is easy and quick to grow. Zkittlez is wonderfully colourful displaying green and purple colours with bright orange pistils. It has extremely pleasing bag appeal and is tasty and smooth to smoke. Think sweet ripe tropical fruits and candy. This strain produces a relaxed body experience with a happy and mellow overall feeling. 

To grow, Zkittlez is medium-sized with large, broad leaves and takes around 75 days of flowering before it is ready to harvest. It produces very generous yields of highly potent weed – up to 650 g/m2 indoors and 1500 g/plant when cultivated outdoors. The THC potential of this strain is very high with plants attaining as much as 26 – 28%.

#5 OG Kush autofeminised

A perfect strain for those looking to cultivate in a smaller space, OG Kush Auto is an indica dominant plant whose maximum height reaches a little over a metre tall. Despite its diminutive stature, OG Kush packs a punch, utilizing its Kush lineage to offer a heavy wave of euphoria that can alleviate the stresses of everyday life.

This strain also offers an abundant harvest of thick buds, despite its short stature. OG Kush has a veritable feast of aromas and flavours, ranging from the sour citrus of many Kush varieties, to a distinct and unique peppery taste which will surprise and excite even the most knowledgeable cannabis connoisseur.

#4 Pheno Finder Wedding Cake autofeminised Seeds

Wedding Cake Auto is a cross of Pheno Finder’s Wedding Cake and an original Lowryder #2 auto-flowering plant. Pheno Finder’s Wedding Cake won 1st place Indica at the High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam in 2018, so you know you are getting good genetics with this strain.

These autoflowering plants grow short and bushy producing dense buds packed with trichomes and strong aromas. Suitable for either indoor or outdoor cultivation, the autoflowering genetics provided by the Lowryder #2 parent ensures that flowering will commence by the end of the third week of growth. Thereafter flowering will take 9 – 10 weeks to finish and harvest time is reached. Yields fall within the average to high range with more experienced growers and/or better conditions seeing the best returns.

#3 Peyote Gorilla

Peyote Gorilla is renowned for its abundant trichome production and high resin content. The flowers look like disco balls, with the buds and sugar leaves covered, front to back with trichomes, making it an extract makers dream.

Bred from Gorilla Glue #4 (Chem Sister x Chocolate Diesel) and Peyote Purple, (a colourful pheno-type of Bubba Kush), this strain produces a potent and uplifting high. With a flowering time of around 70 days, Peyote Gorilla has a typical indica structure, medium-sized with large, broad leaves. Yields are exceptionally good; indoors growers can expect to yield between 500 – 650 g/m2 while outdoors, as much as 1500 g/m2 can be realised.

This strain’s scent is sour with lemon, petrol, earthy and woody notes and these properties are reflected back in the taste. THC production is very high at between 22 – 26% with CBD at just 1%. Read our strain review of Peyote Gorilla here.

#2 Alaskan Purple Auto

Alaskan Purple Auto is the most popular of the Seedsman autoflowering strains. It reliably produces very attractive yields in a short space of time and has a sweet, fruity flavour and a strong relaxing high.

Alaskan Purple Auto is a sizeable plant for an auto. Its indoor life cycle is around 8 weeks with some examples coming in at around the 7 week mark. Indoor yields are in the range 400 – 550 g/m2. When grown outdoors harvest time will be approximately one week later with each plant capable of producing between 40 – 200 g depending on local conditions. Sweet ripe fruits abound on the palate, and with THC levels between 15 – 20% its relaxing indica effect doesn’t lack potency.

#1 Gelat.OG feminised

Gelat.OG is a consistently popular indica with a deliciously mouth-watering taste and a happy, yet potent, and relaxing effect. It produces heavy yields, is fast flowering, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor growing.

Its virtues result from the culmination of bringing together two much-in-demand West Coast strains – Gelato and OG Kush. Gelato is divine tasting stunning looking with deep purple hued flowers streaked with orange pistils overlain with heavy, white resin production. The pollen for Gelat.OG was supplied by a specially selected pheno of OG Kush from Oakland, California, a strain that will be very familiar to growers and consumers the world over. It travelled from Florida to LA in the mid-90s and has become a firm favourite due to its pine/lemon/fuel scent and taste as well as its heavy dose of euphoria.

The flavour and perfume of Gelat.OG combines sweet citrus with earthy notes. THC production is very high at 25% with a very low CBD content. The overall effect is one of extreme happiness, comfort and profound relaxation.

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