Best Outdoor Cannabis Seeds
Outdoor cannabis seeds for northern Europe and Canada – top picks
If you’ve ever tried to grow cannabis outdoors up north and failed it was probably due to the fact that you used a poorly suited cannabis strain. Most cannabis varieties have evolved in warm tropical climates with long growing seasons.
However, years of development have produced some super strains ideal for growing in the UK and Ireland as well as north-western Europe in general. The same strains will also do well in Canada, especially the west coast with its cooler summers, and cooler parts of the northern United States.
These select marijuana strains can grow incredibly well in our short growing season. They need to have fast growth, a short flowering cycle, mould resistance, and of course result in decent harvests of great tasting potent weed.
Taking the above factors into consideration, the best cannabis seed strains for growing outdoors in the UK and Ireland are listed below.
Indica outdoor strains
For a good body buzz and often helpful for medical use, these hardy Indica-dominant strains are excellent for outdoor growing in northern Europe.
In short, it’s designed to grow outside around here so you will experience no problems getting a successful crop in by September.
As well as being hardy, another feature of this special strain is high mould resistance. (If you’ve ever lost an entire crop to mould blight then you know how important this is.)
Holland’s Hope is one of the oldest Dutch strains and has simply raised the standard for outdoor performance throughout northwest Europe.
Genetically an indica, Holland’s Hope plants will stay compact, growing a metre or two high, and give a hefty yield of up to a kilo per plant, although this will depend on the outdoor conditions. The flowering time is 7-8 weeks so it can usually be harvested in late September.
So what’s it like when harvested? Well, it has a sweet rich taste, THC levels of 14-15%, and will give you a very pleasant heavy body buzz. It’s also popular with medical users since it’s so relaxing it can help relieve stress and pain.
Holland’s Hope is another excellent outdoor strain for north-western Europe, and anywhere else with a similar climate.
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Holland's Hope regular seeds
Early Girl is also a predictable and resilient strain and can be grown almost anywhere outdoors – even in a small space like a balcony or rooftop garden.
Early Girl is impressive, producing long stems covered in fat resinous buds, many of which stay close to the central stem, giving the appearance of one massive column of delicious sticky bud.
Although Early Girl is Indica-dominant (from Afghani and north India strains), her Mexican Sativa influence is definitely apparent. You’ll get a smooth and durable buzz touched with a subtle Sativa high.
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Early Girl regular seeds
Sativa outdoor strains
If you like your smoke to be high in THC and psychoactive then these strong Sativa strains are a good bet for the northern European or northern North American grower.
Jamaican Pearl is a Caribbean Sativa adapted for the north-western European climate. It was a labour of love for the Sensi Seeds breeders – who first bred it – who were keen to bring powerful Caribbean Sativa genes to growers further north.
Jamaican Pearl is a hybrid of their original Marley’s Collie strain and Early Pearl. The result is a strong potent and dependable Sativa.
Jamaica Pearl quickly grows quite tall though can take up to 10 weeks for flowering. So not the earliest outdoor harvest yet certainly one of the heaviest.
You’ll get a great yield of sweet and potent pot, with tropical flavours and a bright cerebral high. No wonder Jamaican Pearl is now one of Sensi Seeds’ most popular outdoor strains.
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Jamaican Pearl regular seeds
Jamaican Pearl feminised seeds
It’s originally a subtropical strain – named for the South African city of Durban. However, several seedbanks have now bred a strain which does equally well in northern temperate climates too.
Durban is one of the purest Sativas you can find these days and is more compact than more equatorial Sativas, becoming branchy and bushy.
You can usually harvest Durban by the end of September.
Durban’s sticky bright buds have a lovely lemony aniseed flavour. But watch out for the powerful punch it very quickly packs. Durban was originally called Durban Poison due to its highly intoxicating effects. Your head will be firmly in the clouds in no time.
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Durban regular seeds
Durban feminised seeds
Try an autoflower for outdoor growing in the north
If you want fast growing and early harvesting get an auto-flowering strain. Autoflowering strains can be harvested in as little as 70 days from germination, meaning that it is possible to have multiple plantings and harvests within one growing season.
Autoflowering strains do not have the heavy yields of the top grade cannabis strains listed below but you can make up for that by planting lots and planting often.
To view the top performing auto-flowering strains with links to order, click here: Fast autoflowering cannabis seed strains for growing outdoors
Big Bud autofem would not be a bad one to start with!
Big Bud Automatic – heavy yielding, potent, medicinal
Big Bud Automatic is aptly named as its a top-yielding autoflower.
Big Bud Automatic is not only a heavy producer but is remarkably easy to grow, a vigorous yet compact strain which does well outdoors.
Big Bud autofem begins flowering 6-8 weeks after germination, with a flowering period of under 7 weeks, so you can time when you plant it so that it will flower during the warmest and sunniest months, wherever you are located. And, since it’s automatic (and not dependent on specific light periods), it can flower in those long northern summer days.
Big Bud‘s big buds are dense and resinous, with strong scents and flavours
As an Indica-dominant strain of Afghan and Skunk heritage, you can expect a powerful physical stone accompanied by a sensual head high (due to those Sativa Skunk genes). It’s a sensual smoke even before it hits you with its fruity and pungent and musky aromas and flavours.
Big Bud is also excellent for medicinal use since it has a good balance of THC and CBD.
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Big Bud autoflower seeds
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