Robert Bergman

January 28, 2021

Skunk #1 is the wide-spread parent strain that is responsible for the birth of a large number of now uber-popular strains. This hybrid was created in the 70’s and provides a pleasant physical relaxation that is felt from head to toe, allowing recreational as well as medical users to find a much-needed sense of calm.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
35% / 65% 18oz /m216oz/ plant 8 – 9 weeks indoors, mid-October outdoors.

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Skunk #1 is a well-known and much-appreciated hybrid strain that has become a very common parent strain to many other favorites. This legend of a strain was first released in the late 1970’s by Sacred Seed Co. and has since risen to fame, garnering attention and respect all over the world.

This hybrid was created by crossing an Afghan indica with sativas Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold, resulting in a pungent and potent strain that leans on its indica traits. Skunk #1 provides a well-balanced set of effects, creating a creative and soothing mind and body high.

Information about Skunk #1:

ORIGINAfghani indica, Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
euphoric – 10
happy – 9
uplifted – 7
sleepy – 7
dizzy – 10
dry eyes – 5
paranoid – 5
anxious – 2
FRAGRANCEearthy, pungent, skunky, sour, spicy
FLAVORSskunk, pungent, earthy, herbal, sour, spicy, sweet
MEDICALstress – 10
depression – 6
pain – 5
lack of appetite – 4
insomnia – 4
THC CONTENT %15%-19%
CBD %1%
INDICA / SATIVA %65% / 35%
OUTDOOR YIELD16oz/ plant
CLIMATEwarm and sunny outdoor climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew, but more susceptible to molds during later stages of flowering

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Skunk #1 is a power-hybrid that is all about balance and pleasure. This strain is slightly indica-dominant, making it an ideal choice for the treatment of many medical conditions, but is also a thoroughly enjoyable choice for a recreational smoke at the end of a long workday.

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This strain’s main focus is to provide you with total head-to-toe relaxation. Skunk #1 is like getting a stimulating brain massage, making you feel euphoric and elated, and giggly for no reason at all. It is a social indica, as it can make you want to be more talkative, inspiring you to spend the night in laughter and in a great mood.

Skunk #1 will induce strong positive feelings, making you feel instantly happy and relieving you of any worries. This uplifted state can persist for its entire high, allowing you to reel in your good vibes, and with a higher dose, this strain has the ability to finally put you to sleep.


Skunk #1 contains a strong earthy scent, and makes its presence knows with its pungent aroma. This hybrid also boasts of hints of sour and sweet, speckled with a certain skunkiness that is typical for the skunk variants, often leaving a solid fragrance hanging in air.


This hybrid is very skunky in nature, not only in its aroma, but also in its taste. Skunk #1 is a pungent variant that has a creamy smoke that is sweet on the inhale. This strain will also leave a sweet herbal taste on your tongue, and a hint of sour and herbal staining your lips as you exhale.

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Adverse Reaction

Skunk #1 is a well-balanced strain, yet it is a potent smoke and does display some adverse effects. This strain may leave you feeling parched and dehydrated, with dizziness often being present, especially when you consume this strain in higher doses.

This hybrid may also make your eyes feel dry and itchy, which is usually due to the all-round feeling of being parched. Skunk #1 can leave you feeling paranoid as well, especially if you are not accustomed to its potency, and this may in some rare cases come with a mild sense of anxiety.


Skunk #1 is a well-balanced variety, making it an ideal choice for those seeking it out for medical reasons. It is potent without being overwhelming and can help ease feelings of chronic stress by relaxing you without making your body feel heavy. This makes it the perfect choice for an after-work smoke.

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This strain may also relieve feelings of depression, allowing the patient to feel more positively and hopeful about life and the future, and eliminating negative thoughts. Skunk #1 can therefore help patients with other mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD and general nervousness.

Skunk #1 may also help those who suffer from chronic pain, allowing them to find a calmed state of mind, and easing their bodies into a more relaxed state too. This hybrid may be used to reverse nausea too, allowing cancer patients to regain a healthier appetite after strenuous chemical treatments.


Skunk #1 was originally created to be bred indoor, however this plant is hardy and is suitable for outdoor cultivation too. This hybrid has good resistance to molds and mildew, however it needs to be kept dry when it is flowering as it can be a little more sensitive then.

Flowering Time


Skunk #1 when cultivated indoors can take an average of 8 to 9 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest. This strain can be expected to yield an average of about 18 ounces of fresh bud per square meter planted.


Skunk #1 grown outdoors can yield an average of 16 ounces of bud per plant. This hybrid can be expected to be ready for a hearty harvest around the middle of October, after flowering throughout the late summer.

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  1. Afghani
  2. Acapulco Gold
  3. Colombian Gold

FAQ About Skunk #1 Strain

What is the Skunk #1 strain yield?

Skunk #1 yields 18oz /m2 indoors and 16oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Skunk #1 have?

From 15% to 19%

What are the origins of the Skunk #1 strain?

Skunk #1 was created by the Sacred Seed company, by mixing an Afghani Indica with Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold sativas.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Skunk #1? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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  1. By Troy Walker ,14 May 2017
    Excellent strain..grew in 2001 outdoors in Pacific northwest/USA..it flowered and was ready for harvest late October, the whole plant made through the whole month in great part because we got an Indian summer that year..for those not familiar with Washington […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM ,15 May 2017
      Thanks for sharing Troy! – I❤️GM
  2. By Brian ,27 Sep 2017
    Grew Skunk #1 twice. Relatively big plants (not cropped, switched to 12/12 at 9") yielded about 350 each. Beautiful dense deep green connoisseur buds, rich with contrasting orange hairs and trichomes, which sparkle nicely when cured. Good smoke with a […]Read More
  3. By kalan ,24 Feb 2018
    I started growing sk#1 in the late 80s it was a wonderful plant to work with and many lesion were learned somewhat laborer intence for the way I grow but when well taken car of this plant would produce 2LB […]Read More
  4. By Steve ,07 Apr 2018
    Can anyone share how long this strain is in veg before shifting to flower cycle? Are there things to look for?
  5. By Shannon ,22 Jun 2019
    I've tried grown other kinds of weed ain't had very good luck until a buddy of mine gave me some skunk number 1 I don't even want to try any other weed I suffer from PTSD and this weed Works […]Read More
  6. By Sean ,19 Jul 2019
    Growing big 5 ft outdoor only July
  7. By Elaine Kincaid ,15 Jan 2021
    I love everything about maryjane.

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