Right now the Midwest is getting hit with a Polar Vortex that’s driving temperatures below zero degrees. And while marijuana cannot grow at this temperature, there are some strains of cannabis that are more resilient to the cold than others. Although we should note that “cold” weather for growing cannabis is below 60°F.
Here are seven marijuana strains that are better for growing in colder temperatures:
1. Northern Lights
Perhaps not too surprising considering the name, but Northern Lights is a strain known to grow better in colder temperatures. In fact, the best time to harvest this strain tends to be in late October when the temperatures have cooled off but haven’t quite reached Wintertime levels.
Blackberry is a hybrid strain, which may explain why it’s more resilient to colder temperatures than other strains. It should be noted that Blackberry has a very pungent smell when it’s growing, so it may not be best to grow it outdoors.
3. Super Skunk
Pretty much all Skunk strains are known for their ability to grow in any environment. And that includes in cold weather as well. They’re just as resilient as real-life skunks.
4. Durban Poison
Durban Poison is actually one of the easiest marijuana strains to grow. It can handle most temperatures, including the cold, and takes less time to flower than most strains. The only issue is it also grows very tall, so you may need a little extra room for it.
The Afghani strain originates from the Hindu Kush mountains. And anyone who’s ever been to a mountain knows they’re pretty cold. So you know the Afghani strain is born for those colder environments.
6. Critical Mass
Critical Mass, also known simply as Critical, is a hybrid of Skunk and Afghani. As we mentioned earlier, both of these strains are good for cold weather growing. So it’s unsurprising Critical Mass would be good as well. In fact, Critical Mass should not be grown in too warm of an environment, otherwise it becomes susceptible to mold.
7. Hindu Kush
Like Afghani, the Hindu Kush strain originated from the Hindu Kush mountains (what a coincidence!), so they’re used to cold weather environments. Centuries of breeding techniques have made Hindu Kush one of the most adaptable strains out there, so it can be grown in hot or cold temperatures anywhere.