Super Skunk Strain

The Super Skunk Strain is known globally for its unique “hybrid” qualities.

It is loved for its distinct and famously fragrant “skunky” scent and for producing the perfect high that allows you to loosen up.

Super Skunk sinks you into a deep state of relaxation, while still being in a clear state of concentration and clarity.

A much-appreciated strain among amateur hobby-smokers and professional cannabis judges, the Skunk line of cannabis has a unique story of origin. Super Skunk is a popular and largely indica strain.

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It was created by crossing Skunk #1 with an original Afghani strain. With this cross, the breeder, Sensei Seeds, refers to the strain as the “first hybrid breeding project” with Afghani roots – an upgraded “super” version of its original Skunk #1.

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Super Skunk weed strain attributes:
ORIGINSSkunk #1 crossed with Afghani strain
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
happy – 8
euphoric – 7
uplifted – 6
sleepy – 6
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth, blood-shot eyes, mild paranoia and hallucinations
FRAGRANCEHoney, rubber, ammonia, cheese, skunk, fungus
FLAVORSEarthy, citrus, fruity, sweet undertones
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 8
depression – 7
lack of appetite – 6
insomnia – 5
INDICA / SATIVA80% / 20%
INDOOR YIELD18 oz / m²
OUTDOOR YIELD21 oz / plant
CLIMATEwarm, cold, dry


Super Skunk is considered one of the classic marijuana strains. Its predecessor, Skunk, came up in the 1980s and was crowned the winner on the first Cannabis Cup. The Super Skunk offspring came up around 1990 by combining Skunk and more Afghani genes and has been an Amsterdam coffee shop staple ever since!

Effects of Super Skunk

The general strength of the Super Skunks effects often varies in individuals. This strain is famous for being a powerful stress-reliever, inducing a feeling of deep relaxation and a calm, euphoric high – a great way to alleviate day-to-day anxieties and insomnia.

Super Skunk delivers a bold body-high due to the strain being indica-dominant but keeps you focused and in tune with your surroundings. The underlying prominent sativa presence creates a clear-headed high. This allows you to focus and think straight while feeling a heavy sense of unwinding.

Super Skunk strain
Super Skunk strain

Super Skunk is also in demand for causing a profound state of elation, often causing the smoker to laugh uncontrollably – but also while enjoying an increased sociability and light-hearted talkativeness.

Super Skunk terpenes

Myrcene and caryophyllene are the most abundant terpenes in this aromatic strain, while its secondary terpenes include α-Pinene, D-Limonene, linalool, humulene, ocimene, and terpinolene.

Aroma & Flavor

Super Skunk is distinguishable by its potent, fragrant whiff, which it inherited from its undeniably ardent roots and heritage. It has earned the name “skunk” as a homage to the ammonia-like scent of the animal.

Also read about this amazing skunk strain known as White Skunk that is very potent and high yielding.

While others claim that it smells more like a bold cheese or woodland fungus, it also carries a hint of a pleasantly sweet, yet pungent aroma, having been compared to a certain “white cheddar popcorn” smell”.

When it comes to flavors, contrary to what its scent predicts, the taste of Super Skunk is surprisingly fruity and sweet. Super Skunk also carries a mix of earthy and citrus notes, all still while maintaining the famous “skunkiness” it is known and loved for.

Sticking to its reputation for being “cheesy” in smell, the strain offers up a unique blend in flavor, staying within the savory side of flavors with a hint of a tangy aftertaste.

Dominant terpenes:

Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover

Secondary terpenes:

α-Pinenesharp, turpentine, pine, rosemary
D-Limonenecitrus, lemon, orange, tangerine
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Humulenehops, earthy, wood, herbal
Ocimeneherbal, sweet, citrus, herbaceous, wood
Terpinolenefresh, smoky, wood, herbal, citrus, floral

Adverse reactions

Due to its body-heavy effect, Super Skunk can cause some adverse effects such as dry mouth and blood-shot eyes, and in more extreme cases, mild paranoia and transient hallucinations.

Also read Super Sour Skunk Strain Review

Nervousness and anxiety have also been observed in some cases, due to its “clear head” effects, patients may become confused by the slowing down effect Super Skunk may have on their bodies, while their minds and thoughts stay switched on.

Another unpopular side effect is that Super Skunk can cause the “munchies”, leading to a strong surge in appetite and the absence of the feeling of fullness. This, however,  is purely a matter of perspective, given that Super Skunk is also used to treat patients who suffer from a lack of appetite.


With what conditions does it work?
Because of its strong relaxing characteristics, Super Skunk has proven to medically benefit patients who suffer from high levels of stress and body pain caused by the inability to physically unwind.

Patients who suffer from insomnia, depression and anxiety are known to benefit from the use of Super Skunk. This makes itself the perfect alternative to synthetic prescription medication, which can cause an array of side effects.

Cancer patients, especially those who are being treated with chemotherapy, often suffer from a lack of appetite, causing extreme and often dangerous weight loss in many cases.

These patients have been successfully treated with Super Skunk to reverse their weight loss by eliminating nausea caused by the radiation and encouraging them to consume their meals as normal.

Super Skunk Seeds

Buy Super Skunk seeds

  • 80% Indica 20% Sativa
  • THC levels up to 20%
  • Easy-growing strain that produces high yields
  • Skunky smell with strong full-body high
  • Feminized seeds for guaranteed results

It has also been credited for its ability to lessen their feelings of stress – which can often be the underlying cause of these issues to begin with.

Another breakthrough in the use of medical marijuana, which is especially poignant with the use of Super Skunk, is that it is known to aid in the treatment of seizures, for which we have to thank its above-average THC levels, which is at a whopping 20%, with its complementing CBD levels at 2.4%.

Growing Super Skunk

Popular not only to users but also growers – Super Skunk is a relatively easy strain to grow, even for amateur growers.

Super Skunk big yield
Super Skunk big yield

It is a super strain also because it can withstand many environmental conditions, making it a real breeze to manage, without the fear of infestations.

Indoor flowering time

When growing Super Skunk indoors, an above-average yield can be anticipated, with the strain growing a rough estimate of 18 ounces per square meter, with its average flowering time ranging between 8 and 9 weeks.

Outdoor flowering time

This strain, when grown outdoors, is ready to be harvested in September to October, with yields estimated to be around an average of just over 21 ounces per plant. 

Super Skunk strain flowering
Super Skunk strain flowering

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Super Skunk helps users relax, and helps combat anxiety. This strain combats loss of appetite, making it a great choice for people who suffer from a loss of appetite for any reason. If that’s what you’re looking for in a strain, then check out our Super Skunk seeds below:

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FAQ about Super Skunk strain

What is the Super Skunk strain yield?

Super Skunk yields 18oz / m2 indoors and 21oz / plant outdoors.

How much THC does Super Skunk have?

Around 20% THC.

What are the origins of the Super Skunk strain?

Super Skunk was created from a cross between Skunk #1 and an Afghani.

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


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26 comments on “Super Skunk Strain”

  1. I can’t recommend this strain enough if your trying to grow outdoors in the humid south east. Its extremely resistant to powdery mildew and bud rot. The leaf profile suggests it’s leaning toward sativa but it buds like an indica dominant strain. It’s not the most potent strain out there but it’s other characteristics make it a solid contender for an outstanding outdoor strain.

    • Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment. We’re sorry to hear this. I take it you’re referring to your Super Skunk (fem) order from last year?
      Our customer support team will reach out to you to see if we can help you out with this, of course.

      Kind regards,

  2. I put a 6 month old plant outside in northern VT. It’s grown 13 feet tall. 8 built a cold tent over it and introduced it to my 1000 water for 14 hours a day. Buds really needed up but still not done

  3. Hi everyone, hope so. Slowly been harvesting my super skunk as it ripens ,only have two.,Out doors ,which is all I need till next season. Bong on!?….

  4. I had my first session with my homegrown super skunk last night And I can tell you The body effects are highly intoxicating. There was some decent mental stimulation at first, but its mainly a body stone. Great for pain and relaxation but this is not a strain for cleaning your house lol. Gave some to an experienced friend and he got blasted too.

  5. Just as advertised! Sooo relaxing,it kicks stress in the a**! Clear and focused and totally groovy…thank you,sir!

  6. got2 growing now, out of 5 that nature claimed….almost 6 feet tall…hoping they do well here in the ozarks!

  7. Well I have had hell the whole time trying to grow this strain outdoors in ms pm has been a prob from the start I have tried keeping them thinned as to get air flow through them but it is not good

    • hey man no worries.started with five 4 super skunk and 1 afghan.afghan got bud rot harvested early. 2 super skunk got it just a lil.cut it off them and there doing great!i used a product called rot stop. it gives them calcium that is lost. a great and cheap product.super skunk is a tough strain no worries hang in there..

  8. Ordered 5 seeds planted one as an experiment and 7 days in and she’s looking good I’m only using a 125w cfl with a wing reflector. All in all I’d say that it was worth it!

  9. LOVE growing SS!! Crossed it with lemon skunk several cycles ago, stabilized my favorite pheno and got a real winner.

  10. Still waiting on delivery my friend. Usually can take reg turn into Roscoe can’t wait to see wat I createl with super skunk

  11. I have been growing for about a year and half. I’m in my seventh grow.I have only used ILGM. Seeds ordered have never taking more then 12 days to recieve. Also, and I believe most importantly, all germination problems were promptly replaced, no questions asked and with courtesy. I grow in a 4×4 space with limited head room. I have 2 air cooled 1000 watt lamps. Because of growing conditions I always employ SOG method. In my last six grows my lowest harvest was 22oz. (White Widow) with my highest being 33 oz. (Gold Leaf). Presently harvesting Crystal Fem which looks to be a record breaker, incredible plant! I started this project because I have a Neurological condition with Epilepsy. Weed has been a Godsend for me. That being said, buy from ILGM. They have good Karma. Robert and staff, thank you, thank you, thank you. Sincerely, Matt W.

  12. Super Skunk grown under 400 or more LED’s make for a fast turn around on these beauti’s. For my PTSD, Anxieies and more this strain has been my choice over pain pills of which yes my body has had many injuries too, and I don’t see the same commitment for relief from those on pills that do so many bad things to me and millions. Thank-You Mr. Robert! Life is so much kinder, beautiful and more. This gave me a chance to make so many other good choices that I could not have otherwise made with being on all the meds I used to be on and could be on. Our State will go recreational I assume in 2018 but Cannabis will always be a medical wonder for me and surely so many others like it has for thousands of years in some places of God’s great planet.

  13. I grew this indoors this strain this spring. GREAT buzz. Doesn’t take much (one or two draws off the vaporizer) and I’m good to go – full of energy, happy, productive. Very easy strain to grow but if you’re going to take clones make sure you do it BEFORE you start flowering her out. She begins flowering so quickly (I saw pistils within 48 hours of flipping the lights) that you don’t have much time before it’s too late.

  14. I’m a first time grower and I will tell you…Robert and ILGM are the real deal. Got me seeds fast (ten fem super skunk) and I germinated three to start. ALL of them cracked over night with strong healthy tails! The girls are growing like crazy and I am amazed. I will be back for more beans in the future. Thanks again to Robert and crew!

  15. I just ordered 3 super skunk auto seeds from this company and got them right away and germinated over night so far I bet these are gonna be great!

    • I have just one SUPER SKUNK growing outdoors. It is a clone that I cut myself. This is the first time I have grown SS outside, as I usually grow indoors. The difference between indoor and outdoor is, shall we say, HUMONGOUS! My indoor SS plants averaged about 40-50 inches in height and 3-4 ounces of beautiful tasty buds in 7 gallon pots of organic soil. This outdoor clone, from same exact seed(MOTHER), stands an easy 70 inches in height and Is loaded with the stickiest, hairiest, stinkiest buds you could imagine. It is a CHRISTMAS TREE and in less than a week it will be Christmas Day! I think 18 ounces would be a safe estimate. I may never run up the power bill again! I almost forgot to mention this. I have always been a firm believer in providing my plants with a healthy organic growing medium and usually add nothing when plants are growing. This plant is in the ground beside my home growing in almost nothing when it comes to GOOD soil. I told my girlfriend that I was experimenting with a couple plants and letting them fly, pretty much on their own. Both the SUPER SKUNK and an old CENTRAL MAINE strain we’ll call ROSCOE blew my mind outside with literally no help. ROSCOE is a monster and growing in the same stuff. Only Mainers can grow the ROSCOE, but do not hesitate to grab yourself some SUPER SKUNK seeds. I used to think it was good. Now I think it is INCREDIBLE.

  16. The speed and service I received with this company is unlike any other seed provider out there. I have bought seeds from the biggest seed company’s out there and have not only dealt with headache and plain out crappy customer service I will never again deal with the headaches of wondering if I was just ripped off or wondering if they’ll ever be here. I love growing marijuana is the best site I’ve ever dealt with and will do many years of service through them. Thank you sooo much guys y’all are the shiznit.