Robert Bergman

March 26, 2018

Since California legalized marijuana, there has been more breeders appearing in the state. As can be expected, new hybrids emerge now and then. One of them is Emerald OG.

Bred by California Breeders Association, Emerald OG is mostly Indica plant. One of its parents is the mysterious and elusive Emerald Diesel. Although it appears to have come from the same breeder, there is nothing else published about it. To develop the new hybrid, the breeder chose one of the most potent strains in the OG lineage – Fire OG.

The process did not stop after pairing a carefully selected male Fire OG with a female Emerald Diesel. What the breeder did next is to backcross the offspring with the original male. After five years of painstaking labor, they released Emerald OG.

Information about Emerald OG:

ORIGIN Fire OG and Emerald Diesel
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 8
Uplifted – 5
Euphoric – 5
Tingly – 4
Anxious – 3
Dry eyes – 2
Headache – 2
FRAGRANCE Citrus, floral, earthy
FLAVORS Citrusy, floral, earthy, vanilla, pine
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Depression – 5
Pain – 5
Inflammation – 4
Insomnia – 3
THC CONTENT % 17% to 19%
INDICA / SATIVA % 80%/20%
INDOOR YIELD 10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 12 ounces per plant
CLIMATE Mediterranean climate
GROWTH LEVEL Easy to grow

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Despite Emerald OG’s Indica-dominant heritage, the initial effects brought felt by users is mostly mental. It begins with a euphoric head high that promotes an upbeat mood. As happiness sets in, a tingling sensation begins to spread to the body.

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The strain comes with up to 19% of THC. While it is very potent, its Indica traits trickle in gently. As it begins to manifest, it complements the Sativa effects by uplifting the mood as tensions leave the body. Soon, it induces full body relaxation without causing people to feel lethargic.

Emerald OG Effects
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Emerald OG is a delightful strain for people who want to chill. Even its fragrance is just as pleasing. It has a pronounced scent of citrus with a floral and earthy backdrop that is not at all overwhelming.


The flowery and citrusy fragrance of the strain is also evident in its taste. Upon exhale, it leaves a sweet and citrusy note with a hint of vanilla and pine.

Adverse Reaction

Emerald OG can cause a mild case of dry mouth and dry eyes. Users, though, often do not mind its symptoms. For most, it is a matter of getting used to as these are typical with marijuana use. Furthermore, some people may also feel a slight headache.

Emerald OG Adverse Reaction
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One thing to note is that while it only has a small Sativa side, it can still cause a few people to feel anxious. As such, first time users no matter how experienced will want to test it in a small amount before gradually using more in future sessions.


The mind and body high induced by Emerald OG can uplift the mood. In doing so, it helps people de-stress. It also follows that users battling depression should find it useful in coping with their inner turmoil. If only for a few hours, the strain can provide reprieve as it leaves users feeling happy and relaxed.

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The physical effects, meanwhile, in inducing relaxation also helps with reducing inflammation. Thus, it can help alleviate pains and aches normally associated with chronic illnesses.

Emerald OG Medical
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Finally, Emerald OG does make users feel sleepy. As such, it can help people who have to need to rest including insomniacs.


Emerald OG is a strain that has tapered and almost bullet-shaped thick and dense buds. This variety of marijuana can also sometimes show flashes of purple on its leaves. Growers can influence the purple hue by placing the plant in an environment that is ten degrees lower just before it starts to flower. Combined with the strain’s curled leaves, spring green color, and high volume of rust-colored hairs, it is indeed an eye-catcher.

Growing this strain is very easy whether indoors or outdoors. Hence, it is one of the best hybrids for beginners. One reason is that it is not finicky. Besides being a low-maintenance plant, it is also tolerant of small mistakes. It is prone to bud rot though, so growers will want to make sure there is good air circulation especially when it is planted inside the house.

Flowering Time

Like most Indica plants, Emerald OG has a quick flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks. Once ready for harvest, growers can pick up to 12 ounces of buds every square meter.

The best climate for Emerald OG to thrive outdoors is in an environment that is typically the Mediterranean. It begins to flower as it passed the midway point of October. Each plant can also produce up to 12 ounces of buds.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Emerald OG? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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