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Robert Bergman

December 19, 2016

When you’re a marijuana grower, you know it all comes down to the highest yielding strains. And if you know anything about growing, you also know that yield has a lot to do with more than just caring for your plants really well — it also has a lot to do with the top marijuana strains you choose to start with from the beginning.

Certain strains simply end up growing to monstrous sizes — which is ideal for many growers. These monster plants can achieve enormous yields at the end of their grow season.

In this article, we’re going to look at the top eight highest yielding marijuana strains so that your next growing season can be as successful as possible.

8. Super Skunk

A compact strain of marijuana that achieves impressively high yields, Super Skunk has a sweet, citrusy flavor (as well as a skunky one, predictably) when you smoke it.

super skunk strain
Super skunk strain

You can expect a strong buzz as well as a feeling of clarity when you smoke this strain, and many claim it is one of the most pleasant highs you can get with any marijuana strain. Sometimes it leads to long-lasting couchlock as well. This is easily one of the best-known strains of marijuana there is.

Super Skunk Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 10% – 90% Indica dominant
THC Level Medium at 16%
CBD (Medical) Low
Height Average (100/150 cm – 39″/59″)
Yield Very high (500/700 gr/m² – 18/25 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor, Outdoor, Medical, Beginner

 

It is 90% Indica, has medium levels of THC and low levels of CBD, an extremely high yield, and a short flowering period. It is a great plant to grow for beginners, and it is used to help people with ADD or ADHD, PTSD, hypertension, migraines, and anxiety.

7. Chocolope

Chocolope is a marijuana strain that is 90% Sativa and has incredibly high yields with high levels of THC (19%) as well as CBD. They grow quite tall — up to 87 inches — but are nonetheless best grown indoors.

Chocolope Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 10% – 90% Indica dominant
THC Level Medium at 19%
CBD (Medical) High
Height Tall (80/220 cm – 32″/87″)
Yield Very high (450/900 gr/m² – 16/32 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor, Medical

 

chocolope marijuana strain
Chocolope strain

The flavors found in Chocolope are earthy, woody, and coffee-like, and the resulting high is cerebral and creativity-stimulating. It is used in particular for migraines, but also for anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and PMS.

6. Super Silver Haze

Another from the “Haze” marijuana group, Super Silver Haze is a tall plant that has an extremely high yield.

Its buds are known for their stickiness, and its high is known for its clarity and strength. It doesn’t wear off quickly at all, making it ideal for people who need it for the day to have a higher quality of life.

Super Silver Haze strain
Super Silver Haze strain

Although it seems to have some indications of an Indica, it is actually 90% Sativa. Super Silver Haze is best grown indoors. Smoking it will leave you with a sweet, piney, fruity, pungent flavor.

Super Silver Haze Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 10% – 90% Sativa dominant
THC Level High at 18%
CBD (Medical) Medium
Height Tall (80/220 cm – 32″/87″)
Yield High (±550 gr/m² – ±19 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor

 

Super Silver Haze is the cousin to the Silver Haze strain, which grows extremely tall. Super Silver Haze is therefore considered superior by many, given the fact that it doesn’t get so tall but still maintains its high yields.

5. Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze is a good all-around plant, given its medium size and its high yield. It is 80% Sativa in genetics and comes out with a high THC level (21%).

It is a relatively easy strain to grow for beginners, and although it reaches tall heights, it is not the monster size of other strains. It flowers in approximately 64 days, which is fairly average.

 

Amnesia Haze strain
Amnesia Haze strain

Amnesia Haze is probably most popular because of its excellent high that so many love. It mellows out the smoker but does so in a strong way.

Amnesia Haze Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica
20% – 80% Sativa dominant
THC Level
Very high at 21%
CBD (Medical) Medium
Height Tall (80/200 – 32″/794″)
Yield High (±550 gr/m² – ±19 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for
Indoor, Outdoor, Medical, Beginner

 

It will hit you just ten to fifteen minutes after smoking and wears off relatively quickly, making it additionally ideal for many recreational smokers. It made people feel more social and uplifted in a cerebral way and works well for those who get migraines, nausea or suffer from depression or fear.

4. Strawberry Kush

Strawberry Kush is particularly popular among indoor growers because it has a massive yield compared to its size. These marijuana plants will remain small and compact (only reaching heights of around 37 inches), but their buds will be large and dense nonetheless.

Strawberry kush marijuana
Strawberry kush strain

It is Indica dominant (75%) and has THC levels of between 17 and 19 percent. It is also easy for growers because its flowering period is a mere 55 days long and it grows best in temperate or continental climates, making it ideal for many people learning to grow marijuana for the first time.

Strawberry Kush Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 25% – 75% Indica dominant
THC Level High at 17% – 19%
CBD (Medical) Low
Height Compact (25/100 cm – 10″/37″)
Yield Very high (450/650 gr/m² – 16/23 oz/3ft²)
Climate Temperate / continental
Good for Indoor, Outdoor, Beginner

 

It does not contain much for CBD but nonetheless is often used to help with symptoms such as a lack of appetite (i.e. during chemotherapy or other such treatments), anxiety, pain, or stress. It is also fun for recreational users, having a sweet sandalwood smell and a high that centers around the mind.

3. Sour Diesel

The Sour Diesel strain is another one that is both tall and high yielding, much like the Gold Leaf strain.

It is Sativa dominant, at 60%, with approximately 18% THC (as compared to the 21% of Gold Leaf). It also has a medium amount of CBD. This strain of marijuana can reach 71 inches in height, and its flowering period is a lengthy 68 days. You can, therefore, expect its yield to be extremely high.

 

Sour Diesel strain
Sour Diesel strain

Given its name, it should come as no surprise that Sour Diesel weed has a lime-like smell and an aftertaste that somehow resembles fuel or gasoline.

Sour Diesel Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 60% – 40% Sativa dominant
THC Level High at 18%
CBD (Medical) Medium
Height Tall (70/250 cm – 59″/71″)
Yield Very high (450/650 gr/m² – 16/23oz/3ft²”)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor, Outdoor, Medical

 

The high doesn’t have the Sativa characteristic of making you feel paranoid — instead, it energizes the user, making them outgoing and social. It is used especially for anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and nausea.

2. Northern Lights

Northern Lights is another extremely high yielding strain of marijuana, but unlike the Gold Leaf strain, it does not grow to such massive heights. Instead, it reaches heights of between 39 and 51 inches tall, making it fairly average in size.

 

Northern Lights strain
Northern Lights strain

It is almost entirely Indica, at 90%, and has a high density of THC (but not quite as high as Gold Leaf). Its yield is considered average to high, but when grown well (in a sunny, Mediterranean-like climate or an indoor one that is similar) then it can do really well.

Northern Lights Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 10% – 90% Indica dominant
THC Level High at 18%
CBD (Medical) Medium
Height Average (100/130 cm – 39″/51″)
Yield Average (350/450 gr/m² – 12/16 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor, Outdoor, Medical

 

The taste of consuming a Northern Lights product is often described as sweet, spicy, or even bitter. It has a medium amount of CBD and is often consumed to help treat symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, migraines, hypertension, PMS, radiculopathy, and even PTSD.

The plant is heavy in resin and dark green in color, and the high is relaxed, euphoric, comfortable, and sometimes lazy.

1. Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf is the number 1 in the top 8 highest yielding strains. This strain of marijuana has not only an incredibly high yield but also a very high level of THC.

 

Gold Leaf strain
Gold Leaf strain

It grows best in a sunny climate (as similar to the Mediterranean as possible), but can also easily be grown indoors. It grows up to a whopping 89 inches tall and is also high in CBD, making it ideal for certain medical conditions. It is 60% Indica, and you can expect its seeds to come feminized.

Northern Lights Features

Plant type Feminized
Sativa or Indica 40% – 60% Indica dominant
THC Level Very high at 21%
CBD (Medical) High
Height Tall (100/225 cm – 39″/89″)
Yield Very high (450/650 gr/m² – 16/23 oz/3ft²)
Climate Sunny / mediterranean
Good for Indoor, Outdoor, Medical

 

People like to smoke Gold Leaf because it gives you a euphoric, relaxed high, making it perfect for treating stress, ADD or ADHD, anxiety, and even insomnia. It is particularly well known for having huge colas.

Thanks for reading. Let us know your favorite highest yielding strain in the comments or ask any questions below and don’t forget check our shop for some of these seeds.

Robert

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  1. By Al

    ,13 Oct 2016
    Looks like i am haze Lover. I am not a fan of couch lock strains.
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  2. By White Widow Strain Review – I Love Growing Marijuana

    ,23 Jan 2017
    […] Widow provides an expansive, social high with a light-bodied presence. This is what makes it popular among those who want to steer clear […]
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  3. By Richie

    ,10 May 2017
    Hi, Is there an error on the “8 highest yielding…”? Description of Gold Leaf shows NL
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,11 May 2017
      Hi Richie, which sentence are Dutch? I can’t find any 🙂 – I❤️GM
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      1. By HMAN

        ,01 Nov 2018
        No, he means it says Northern Lights. I saw that too
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  4. By Scott

    ,14 Jul 2017
    What’s up? I would like to chime in here. I currently have gold leaf, super skunk, strawberry kush and purple haze growing in Oregon. It’s July 13th and they are all about five feet tall already. It’s an oudour grow […]Read More
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,14 Jul 2017
      Awesome Scott! Those ladies are thriving. Perhaps you would like to post some pics on our support forum, people over there would love to see your grow in action.
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  5. By India

    ,21 Jan 2018
    Hmmm Try the Church at 700-800 indoors, it packs a punch, easy to grow AND sooo easy to trim. I don’t bother to look at anything wlse
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  6. By eccentric

    ,08 Apr 2018
    Due to VERY high cost of power where I live I like to get my moneys worth so ONLY grow high yield high THC varieties. Hope my additions listed below helps. Like India, cant go past “The Church” at 700-800gm2 […]Read More
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  7. By Donald Mack

    ,03 May 2018
    I have bought my seeds from you are they all suppose to be females because there are a couple of plants at day 26 that look totally different then the other 4 is there a chance that they may be […]Read More
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  8. By Randy Plourde

    ,02 Oct 2018
    Just want to say thanks for a the information. I can’t wait to get started and I think from all I have read is just a fraction of the information. But I will always have the grow bible and all […]Read More
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