Pot of Gold Strain

Lo and behold, one of the greatest puns in the cannabis history – the Pot of Gold. Indeed, this indica dominant strain is as rewarding as acquiring yourself a real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In fact, leprechauns should also be after this strain.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
10% / 90% Up to 21 ounces per square meterUp to 31 ounces per plant 8 – 9 weeks indoors, mid to late October outdoors.

Pot of Gold may not be the most potent nor the most aromatic of all strains. But, somehow, the strain offers an overall experience that is undoubtedly very gratifying. Hence, a lot of users like to reward themselves with a few tokes of the Pot of Gold at the end of a long and stressful day.

The same level of satisfaction is felt by a great number of medical marijuana users who are longing for an effective relief from their individual health conditions. Basically, it goes without saying that Pot of Gold gives every user the kind of high that makes them feel that they deserve a break from all the troubles in their lives.

Now, if that is not tempting or convincing enough, the information below should shed more light on the overall profile of Pot of Gold.

The Flying Dutchmen is the breeder who developed the Pot of Gold. The strain was created by crossing the infamous Hindu Kush and the aromatic Skunk No. 1. Pot of Gold was first cultivated in the Netherlands in 1985.

In 1998, Pot of Gold won the High Times Cannabis Cup and was followed by another victory in 2003 when the strain placed 2nd in the Indica section of the same cannabis cup. Today, the strain continues to impress the entire cannabis community.

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    Information about Pot of Gold:

    ORIGINHindu Kush and Skunk No. 1
    EFFECTSSleepy – 10
    Relaxed – 9
    Happy – 6
    Hungry – 5
    Euphoric – 4
    Dry eyes – 7
    Dizzy – 2
    Headache – 2
    Paranoid – 2
    FRAGRANCESweet, pungent, hash, fruity, floral
    FLAVORSSweet, fruity, hash
    MEDICALPain – 10
    Insomnia – 9
    Headaches – 5
    Lack of appetite – 4
    Stress – 4
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSMid to late October
    PLANT HEIGHT3 to 4 feet
    THC CONTENT %11% to 23%
    CBD %0.05% to 0.12%
    INDICA / SATIVA %90%/10%
    INDOOR YIELDUp to 21 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELDUp to 31 ounces per plant
    CLIMATEWarm and dry climates
    GROWTH LEVELSome experience needed to grow
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASErSusceptible to molds

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Pot of Gold is known for its soaring narcotic-like high that manifests almost immediately at first toke. Despite the strain’s significantly low Sativa content, the onset delivers a strong head buzz that clears the mind and induces happy and euphoric sensations.

    Now, considering its lineage, Pot of Gold is expected to provide a classic sedative experience that effectively stimulates sleep. Hence, users may find themselves overwhelmed by a deep sense of relaxation that is often accompanied by an increase in appetite. Note that the couch-locking properties of Pot of Gold may take over the user’s body for the next two hours.

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    With a maximum THC level of 23% and sedative effects that can last for hours, Pot of Gold is an ideal evening strain for seasoned users with high tolerance.


    Pot of Gold offers a classic pungent and hashy aroma with noticeable hints of sweet, fruity and floral scents. Some users would describe its overall fragrance as that of a skunk in an apple orchard. While that might not be the most pleasant aroma for an average person, it is actually a delightful sensation for seasoned cannabis users.

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    The same is true with regards to the flavor of Pot of Gold. The strain’s deliciously sweet and fruity hash taste is certainly the kind of experience that veterans will appreciate.

    Adverse Reaction

    Pot of Gold comes with the usual side effects that can be found in other strains. In this case, however, the most common adverse reaction experienced by users is dry mouth. Oftentimes, this is accompanied by signs of dry eyes.

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    In rare occasions, the strain may cause dizziness, headache, and paranoia. These cases may be common among users with low tolerance to high concentrations of THC. Thus, beginners should be mindful of these possibilities.


    Medically speaking, the Pot of Gold is also one of the favorite strains of patients due to its dominating physical effects.

    To wit, the strain is known to effectively provide temporary relief from pain that is due to an injury or a specific illness. Its analgesic properties may further alleviate headaches, muscle spasms, symptoms of inflammation and the like. The sedative properties of the strain, on the other hand, can be a great help in inducing sleep among insomniacs.

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    Moreover, the strain’s ability to stimulate cravings can be beneficial to patients with eating disorders or those with poor appetite while its rather happy onset can help in lowering stress levels of some users.

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      Pot of Gold may be grown indoor or outdoor. However, it is not the best strain for novice growers. The plant requires a tad more attention and expertise since it can be susceptible to mold if the temperature and humidity of its growing environment are not properly maintained in their ideal levels.

      The strain also requires proper ventilation which is why prospective growers are advised to prune the lower side stems of the plant to stimulate better circulation of air.

      Flowering Time


      Indoors, Pot of Gold should be in its flowering stage for about 8 to 9 weeks. The strain is quite generous with its yields if properly taken care of. In fact, the strain’s total harvest can reach up to 21 ounces per square meter.


      Provided that the plant is grown in a warm and dry environment and is given enough attention, the buds should be ready for harvest by mid to late October. The outdoor yield can also be just as promising, reaching as high as 31 ounces per plant.


      1. Hindu Kush
      2. Skunk #1

      FAQ About Pot of Gold Strain

      What is the Pot of Gold strain yield?

      Pot of Gold yields up to 21 ounces per square meter indoors and up to 31 ounces per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Pot of Gold have?

      From 11% up to 23% THC.

      What are the origins of the Pot of Gold strain?

      Pot of Gold was created by crossing Hindu Kush with Skunk #1.

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


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