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Best outdoor strains 2021: Durban Poison and Swazi Gold Punted as Top Strains for US Home-Growers

Leading US online cannabis grow magazine, Maximum Yield rates two South African landraces as among the top five strains for growing outdoors. It says Durban Poison and Swazi Gold are up there as among the best outdoor cannabis strains for 2021

Top 5 Marijuana Strains for Outdoor Growing

There are many reasons for growing cannabis outside. It’s more environmentally friendly, you can yield more buds, it’s much cheaper, and outdoor buds develop a distinct flavor. When looking to grow outdoors, you likely want a large plant that gives you a maximum yield. Below you’ll find the top 5 marijuana plants to grow outside.

You can also find similar posts like the Top 5 Landrace Strains from Southern Africa, our selection of the Best Indoor Strains to grow and try in 2021.

Northern Lights

If you’re looking to grow a tree-sized cannabis plant, Northern Lights can grow more than 6.5 feet outdoors. The plant will thrive most in a sunny and warm environment. Like many strains, the Mediterranean climate is best for this plant to flourish.

Northern Lights is a hardy, pest-resistant plant that is pretty easy to grow. The strain takes about seven to nine weeks to flower.

Northen Lights

Northern Lights is one of the most popular cannabis strains out there.

Swazi Gold

Swazi Gold is pure sativa that may take 12 to 14 weeks to flower and has the ability to grow quite big. Aside from the high level of attention necessary to grow Swazi Gold, the sheer number of buds you can produce is worth all the love and effort. You can expect more than 25 ounces per plant!

Swazi Gold

Swazi Gold is know for its high outdoor yields.

Durban Poison

You need to grow Durban Poison outdoors if you want your plant to reach its full potential. The warm sunlight is ideal for your plant, and the being outside gives the plant room to spread its branches. You can expect your plant to tower to more than seven feet tall.

Durban Poison is resistant to pests and common molds.

Read more here about what Maximum Yield says about Durban Poison 


African landrace strains

Durban Poison is a popular strain for concentrates due to its large resin glands.

Blue Dream

Perfect for cultivating outside, you can expect an impressive yield with little effort. Blue Dream is a true dream for growers in a subtropical or Mediterranean climate. You can expect more than 20 ounces per plant, and your plant could grow higher than 13 feet tall. Also, Blue Dream may be one of the easiest strains to grow outdoors, especially for novice growers.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is one of California’s most famous strains.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck

Let’s face it, Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a pretty awesome strain name. Nothing will compare to growing Alaskan Thunder Fuck outside. The plant does well in a cooler northern climate and can produce a massive yield. When grown outdoors, you can get more than 30 ounces per plant. While this is a cold-weather strain, you’ll still want plenty of sun exposure and food to encourage healthy growth.

Also, if you grow this plant in a trench, it will help keep the roots warm. Flowering time is about nine to 10 weeks.


Alaska Thunder Fuck

Alaskan Thunder Fuck is know for its uplifting, clear-headed buzz.

Keep in mind, you can grow any indoor strain outdoors, and you can grow outdoor strains indoors.

You’ll want to make sure you have the right spacing, lighting, food, and watering needs for the plant you’ve chosen. With the internet available at our fingertips, you have the resources and information to try anything you want. Whether you’re an expert or novice grower, there is always something to learn about maximizing your yield.

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