Gumbo strain

Gumbo strain is concealed in obscurity and is an enigma of the cannabis world: A flammable question mark, rolled in a mystery and ignited with questions. This Indica-dominant strain crept from the shadows and ensnared loyal fans far and wide while slinging a 20%-25% THC content. 

Gumbo strain prices can tend to get a little steep, but this is understandable considering that this strain can not be replicated due to its unknown origins. Flowers and seeds are available online; however, be sure to acquire from reputable sources to be certain you’re getting what you’re paying for. 

Gumbo weed strain attributes:
EFFECTSCalm, euphoria, and arousal
FLAVORSSweet, bubblegum
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth, red eyes, and an elevated appetite
MEDICALChronic pain, muscle spasms, insomnia
THC CONTENT %20% – 25%
CBD %>1%
INDICA/SATIVA %60% – 40%
INDOOR YIELD1-2 oz/ft2
OUTDOOR YIELD16-21 oz per plant
HEIGHT60-80 Inches
GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow

Is Gumbo strain indica or sativa?

There’s so little known about the Gumbo weed strain history that it might as well be referred to as the Sasquatch of pot. What is known for certain however is that this strain is Indica leaning and just barely tilts the scales at 60% indica to 40% sativa. 

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A Gumbo strain review doesn’t quite feel the same without getting into the details about the Gumbo strain genetics, but unfortunately, there’s not much to divulge in that department. The original breeder is still up for question (though I am sure many have tried stepping up to claim the title) and we are unaware of what the parent strains may be. It is believed that the Gumbo strain may have originated in California, and many suspect that it has strong kush roots within its lineage.

Grow info 

The Gumbo strain info surrounding its growing habits is slightly hampered due to its uncertain genetic history, but it has been established that it prefers growing in warm temperate climates. This has made it a favorite strain for indoor and greenhouse growers, who have more control over climate and airflow. Some experience may be required to get the best out of your Gumbo strain seeds, but with proper care and attention, they generate favorable yields. 

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Growing Gumbo strain outdoors

If you are located in an adequate environment with a warm climate,  you can grow Gumbo strain outdoors as well. It grows to an average height of 60-80” tall outdoors. 

Flowering time 

Growers of the Gumbo strain can expect an indoor flowering time of 8-9 weeks, and outdoor cultivators should prepare for a mid-October harvest


The yield generated by the Gumbo strain is moderate with an average indoor yield of 1 to 2 ounces per square foot, and the outdoor grower can expect around 16-21 ounces per plant. 


There are many things about the Gumbo weed strain that we may never learn, though what is abundantly clear is its ability to turn even the most resilient of smokers into red-eyed fridge-raiders. This strain provides a long-lasting high that’s not overwhelmingly intense, but what it does give, it gives generously. Ideal for a relaxing evening, catching up on some shows and unwinding, this high fills you with a sense of calm, euphoria, and possibly even arousal

Many users have turned to Gumbo strain as a means of coping with chronic pain, muscle spasms, insomnia as well as loss of appetite. Gumbo strain effects can be mentally uplifting as well, filling users with a cerebral buzz that washes away stress and worry, thus lowering common stress-related ailments. A dry mouth, red eyes, and an elevated appetite are to be expected with this strain so plan accordingly.  


With a palette that’s as potent as its high, the Gumbo strain has a sweet, bubblegum-like flavor (hence the name) with a hashy undertone. Intertwined in the bubblegum are subtle tones of pine, lavender, and berries. Its aroma, much like the flavor, is intensely sweet with earthy tones and a clear skunkiness.  The dominant terpenes that make up this divine flavor are B-caryophyllene, B-myrcene, and pinene.

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FAQs about the Gumbo strain

Is gumbo strain indica or sativa?

This strain is a hybrid, meaning that it’s a blend of both phenotypes; however, the Gumbo strain sativa or indica balance is indica dominant at 60% to 40% sativa. 

How did the Gumbo strain get its name?

The Gumbo strain was named after the candy of the same name due to its sweet, bubblegum flavor.


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