Best Outdoor Marijuana Seeds For Your Climate

Searching for the best cannabis seeds for outdoor growing? Learn more about the benefits of outdoor growing and the best strains to start with! Growing cannabis outdoors can be a difficult endeavor. Picking the right seeds and marijuana strains can make all the difference. Our TOP 10 outdoor cannabis seeds ✅ We list the best cannabis seeds for regions with a relatively short summer, like in northern Europe or Canada ✅

10 Best feminized seeds for outdoor growing

Few things could be more satisfying than growing your own cannabis crop. While indoor cultivation allows you to control environmental factors, such as light cycles, outdoor growing can be uniquely rewarding. Apart from the obvious perk of being able to work outside in nature, you’ll enjoy numerous benefits from outdoor growing, including:

Low Overhead: No expensive equipment or electric bills.

Environmentally Friendly: No electricity.

Larger yields: Plants have more room to spread out.

However, outdoor growing does present some challenges. You can’t control factors like the weather. Too much humidity can create fungal problems that could ruin your crop. You’ll need a mold-resistant outdoor strain that is suitable for your climate.

Another major obstacle is pollination by male plants. Unless you plan to breed intentionally, you won’t want seedy buds. Luckily, you can eliminate that problem by starting with high-quality, feminized seeds.

Let’s take a look at the 10 best feminized seeds for outdoor growing.

1. Northern Lights

A perennial favorite among cannabis growers, Northern Lights is a mixture of Afghani and Thai landrace cultivars. Rumor has it that Northern Lights was first grown on the US West Coast before heading to the Netherlands to be developed by Sensi Seeds. Since its release in 1985, Northern Lights has won more awards than any other cannabis strain. Fast-flowering Northern Lights is a hardy plant with high resistance to “bud rot,” which can be a huge problem with dense indica flowers. Northern Lights is an enduring favorite of the medical cannabis community for helping with symptoms of anxiety, depression, pain and PTSD.

Genetics: 95% indica, 5% sativa

Cannabinoid Content: 16-19% THC

Terpenes: Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene

Average Height: 100-140 cm

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Sunny / Mediterranean

2. White Widow

Amsterdam’s Green House Seeds released White Widow in the 1990s. The strain swept the 1995 Cannabis Cup awards with 1st Place in the Bio category and 1st Place overall. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a South Indian indica, White Widow produces fluffy buds with a generous coating of resin. The strain responds particularly well to the ScrOG growing technique.

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Genetics: 65% indica / 35% sativa

Cannabinoid Content: 16-25% THC

Terpenes: Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene

Average Height: 60 cm

Yield: 180 grams/plant

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

3. Jack Herer

Sensi Seeds bred Jack Herer with a cross between Red Skunk and Haze. The creators were so impressed by the results that they endowed the strain with the name of the famous cannabis activist and author of the iconic book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes . Jack Herer’s namesake strain went on to earn the 1994 Cannabis Cup. Jack Herer feminized seeds yield dense, resinous buds with rust-colored hairs and an earthy, pine fragrance. A favorite of the medical cannabis community, Jack Herer imparts energetic feelings due to a high THC content. The strain responds particularly well to the SOG and ScrOG growing techniques.

Genetics: 55% sativa / 45% indica

Cannabinoid Content: 15-19% THC

Terpenes: Terpinolene, caryophyllene, myrcene

Average Height: 100-150 cm

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Sunny / Mediterranean

4. Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. The strain sprouted from San Francisco, California, and gained several Cannabis Cup awards. Girl Scout Cookies has a sweet flavor with an earthy fragrance. Medical cannabis users seek out this strain for nausea, loss of appetite and chronic pain. Girl Scout Cookies buds grow in a spiraling pattern and sprout purple sugar leaves and bright orange pistols. Girl Scout Cookies resists both pests and mildew, making the strain well-suited for outdoor growing.

Genetics: 60% sativa / 40% indica

Cannabinoid Content: 22% THC

Terpenes: Caryophyllene, limonene, humulene

Flowering Time: 55-63 days

Ideal Climate: Sunny / Mediterranean

5. Afghani Hindu Kush

Accustomed to growing in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, this indica strain is a favorite for outdoor gardeners. Afghani Kush has an excellent ability to resist mold and disease. White Seed Label Company first distributed the seeds in the Netherlands. Traditionally, Afghani Kush has been a favorite strain for making hash. Medical cannabis physicians prescribe Afghani Kush for a myriad of conditions, including depression, PMS, migraines and muscle spasms.

Genetics: Mostly Indica

Cannabinoid Content: 20-25% THC

Terpenes: Myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene

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Average Height: 90-130 cm

Yield: Medium, 500-600 grams per plant

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

6. Nebula II CBD

CBD Crew and Paradise Seeds bred Nebula with nearly equal amounts CBD to THC. Nebula CBD produces extra-large buds with a fruity, earthy aroma and honey undertones. The plants respond favorably to the Sea of Green (SOG) training method, which can boost yields up to 700 grams per plant. Medical cannabis doctors prescribe Nebula II CBD for patients with pain conditions and anxiety. The strain’s calming properties are balanced by an uplifting cerebral effect, which allows patients to de-stress without becoming overly drowsy.

Genetics: 60% sativa / 40% indica

Cannabinoid Content: 7% CBD to 6% THC

Terpenes: Yet to be analyzed

Average Height: 55-60 cm

Yield: up to 700 grams/plant

Flowering Time: 60 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

7. Super Skunk

Sensi Seeds created award-winning Super Skunk by backcrossing Skunk #1 with Afghani genes. Fast-growing Super Skunk plants produce dense flowers with a pungent skunk fragrance. Super Skunk seeds perform especially well outdoors in large containers. Super Skunk imparts deeply relaxing effects that can help with pain and stress management. A delightfully sweet taste compliments the strain’s potent aroma.

Genetics: Mostly indica

Cannabinoid Content: 15% THC

Terpenes: Yet to be analyzed

Average Height: Medium

Average Yield: up to 600 grams/plant

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

8. Diesel

Diesel is a popular sativa-dominant strain with a potent gassy aroma. Originally developed by Dinafem Seeds, Diesel is a cross between a Mexican sativa and an Afghani cultivar. Herb connoisseurs prize Diesel for its energizing properties and its distinctive flavor. Diesel combines skunk and diesel aromas with a citrusy aftertaste. Medical cannabis patients choose Diesel to alleviate depression, stress and chronic pain. Feminized Diesel seeds produce tall plants with long, fluffy buds.

Genetics: 80% sativa / 20% indica

Cannabinoid Content: 19% THC

Terpenes: Caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene

Average Height: 100-150 cm

Flowering Time: 45-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

9. Somango

Soma Seeds bred Somango by crossing Super Skunk, Jack Herer, and Big Skunk Korean. Somango leaves take on a distinctly purple hue during maturity. Serious Somango cultivators recommend using the Sea of Green method to increase the yield. Somango emits a fruity aroma and imparts a clear-headed euphoria that is excellent for depression-relief and creative work.

Genetics: 75% indica / 25% sativa

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Cannabinoid Content: 17-20% THC

Terpenes: To be determined

Average Height: 100-130 cm

Flowering Time: 50-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

10. Cheese

Cheese is an indica-dominant hybrid of Skunk #1 and Afghani indica from the UK. Cheese won the Best Indica Cup twice and the overall Cannabis Cup once. Cheese gets its name from its unique aroma and appearance. The dense flowers emit a strong sour fragrance reminiscent of aged cheese. This bushy plant grows thick resin-coated buds with yellow-orange pistols. Cheese is easy to grow, which makes the strain an excellent choice for folks just beginning to grow outdoors.

Genetics: 60% indica / 40% sativa

Cannabinoid Content: 16% THC

Terpenes: Caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene

Average Height: 100-120 cm

Flowering Time: 45-55 days

Ideal Climate: Temperate / Continental

Still can’t decide which of these enticing strains to choose for your outdoor grow? High Supplies has put together a feminized mix so that you can try out a few outdoor strains.

Best Outdoor Marijuana Seeds For Your Climate

Article written by

Dipak Hemraj Head of Research and Education

Dipak Hemraj is a published author, grower, product maker, and Leafwell’s resident cannabis expert. From botany & horticulture to culture and economics, he wishes to help educate the public on why cannabis is medicine (or a “pharmacy in a plant”) and how it can be used to treat a plethora of health problems. Dipak wants to unlock the power of the plant, and see if there are specific cannabinoid-terpene-flavonoid profiles suitable for different conditions.

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Cannabis seeds recommendations | TOP 10 Outdoor Strains

An early harvest is important to you? Here you will find a compilation of the best outdoor cannabis seeds for climates with shorter summers, such as in in northern Europe, northern parts of USA and Canada.

All cannabis seeds listed here deliver very good results when grown outdoors. These are not autoflowering cannabis seeds, but only varieties that follow the normal cycle, starting to flower in late summer and due to the longer life cycle, yield higher yields than auto varieties.

All the marijuana seeds listed here are ripe for harvest by the end of September or by mid-October at the latest, each with above-average yields.