The Best Indica Strain | Discover All Marijuana Seeds
Cannabia Indica is a favourite of many for its relaxing properties, resilience, and its high yielding in small spaces. Therefore, in today’s article we are going to make a list of the best Indica strains, listing our favourite strains of this year and rescuing some of last year’s specimens. In the list you will find marijuana that stands out for some feature or many of them, for their productivity, resistance, aroma. As always, if you want to tell us which one is your favourite, you can do so in the comments section below.
What is Indica marijuana?
Cannabis Indica is a species of plant in the Cannabaceae family, native to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Unlike its cousin, Cannabis Sativa, which is tall and slender, Cannabis Indica is typically shorter, stockier and with broader leaves. This plant is known for its adaptability to colder climates and its resistance to disease, making it ideal for cultivation in tight spaces and less than optimal conditions.
Biologically, Cannabis Indica produces a significant amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, but can also have higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD) compared to Cannabis Sativa. This combination of cannabinoids can result in more sedative or relaxing effects, often referred to as a “body high”.
In addition, Cannabis Indica has a shorter life cycle, with a faster flowering period than Cannabis Sativa. This means it can produce flowers and seeds more quickly, which can be beneficial for growers.
In terms of morphology, Cannabis Indica plants tend to have a bushier growth structure, with many side branches and a shorter stature, generally not exceeding 2 metres. The leaves are generally broader and darker green compared to Sativa. The Indica flowers or “buds” are generally dense and heavy, and often have a higher concentration of sticky resin, which contains the cannabinoids and terpenes that give the plant its unique effects and aroma.
Best Indica Marijuana: Top Strains
Cannabia Indica has some very distinctive traits. Mostly, this type of plant develops a bushy growth habit with low to medium heights that rarely exceed 120cm in height. In addition, for those who can grow it legally, it has sedative effects, making it our best ally to unwind, relax and even sleep better. So without further ado, let’s get started with our list of the best Indica marijuana.
Mazar is a marijuana strain from Dutch Passion. It is a pure indica type plant, with a smooth taste and an improved yield compared to its previous versions. The plant has a Christmas tree-like appearance, is small and produces a large amount of resin. This strain is the result of a cross between a pure Afghani and Skunk strain, which has been stabilised and improved over the years.
Mazar has proven itself in several marijuana competitions, including the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam and the 2002 Highlife Cup. Indoors, with a growth period of about 15 days, plants reach about 60 centimetres, making it ideal for small spaces. Flowering occurs in 8 to 9 weeks and harvesting takes place at the end of September. The THC content is 19.5%, while the CBD has not been declared.
Northern Lights is a feminised indica marijuana strain from Sensi Seeds, recognised as one of the most influential strains in the cannabis world since the 1980s. This strain, which is a classic in the cannabis world, has been the standard of quality for comparing other indicas. Sensi Seeds selected three outstanding strains from the original Northern Lights and crossed them over the years to produce a strain that is ideal for indoor growing and suitable for any type of grower.
Northern Lights flowers very fast, produces large quantities and is of high quality, with a delicious flavour and aroma. It develops into a compact and robust plant, typical of Afghan indicas, capable of producing a large amount of resin-covered buds, guaranteeing extraordinary potency. Its delicate aroma of honey and musk with hints of juniper and fresh earth is quite discreet. This plant responds particularly well to indoor cultivation with artificial light, but can also be grown outdoors in warm, Mediterranean climates. Flowering occurs in just 45-50 days, with very high yields.
Sensi Star by Paradise Seeds is a feminised indica marijuana strain with a slight sativa undertone. It is recognised as one of the most potent indicas available and is highly regarded by the cannabis connoisseur community. Its effect is both physical and mental and is generally described as potent to very potent. This strain has a THC content of 16-20%. Its aroma is metallic with a lemony aftertaste, accompanied by a highly penetrating fragrance.
Sensi Star grows well both indoors and outdoors, developing into a strong plant with large leaves and resin-filled buds. Indoors, plants respond well to growing in SoG, and it is recommended to let them develop for 2 weeks before subjecting them to the light regime. Flowering occurs between 56-63 days, with a yield of about 450 grams per square meter. Outdoors, it is recommended to grow in temperate areas, where it can reach a height of up to 2 meters and produce up to 400-500 grams per plant in optimal conditions. Sensi Star has won numerous awards, including 1st prize at the Highlife Cannabis Cup Hydro in 2010.
What better way is there to start the list of the best Indica marijuana than with a strain that is equal parts productive and relaxing? This is the case with Barney’s Farm’s Orange Sherbet, which, although introduced in 2019 is destined to be one of this year’s best Indica strains.
The breeders at Barney’s Farm have accustomed us to excellent American genetics and thanks to these they have been able to obtain this Orange Sherbet. It is an 80% Indica Cannabis that comes from the crossing of varieties such as Orange Cream, Purple Urkle or Cherry Pie, strains that stand out among the best varieties of this seed bank.
If there was a first strong point to highlight about Orange Sherbet, it would undoubtedly be its ease of cultivation and productivity. Thus, it is a marijuana suitable for those who are just starting out in the cultivation of Cannabis. It is also a super hardy weed, which means that it will thrive well in humid climates without being easily affected by fungus.
On the other hand, yields are excellent for a very fast plant with a flowering time of 60-70 days. With good bud weight control via tutors and enough attention, you can harvest up to 650 grams per square metre indoors, while outdoor yields can increase to 700 grams per plant.
If you are in search of a potent indica, Orange Sherbet will meet your demands. Although there are no THC levels recorded for this plant, we can assure you that this is a very potent marijuana with a very pleasant relaxing effect.
And the last of its strengths is its flavour. Due to its genetics, Orange Sherbet has sweet, caramel, citrus aromas… In short, a marijuana that is enjoyable puff after puff.
The Kush family is one of the most appreciated in the Indica world. That’s why we wanted a strain from this family to be present in the list of the best Indica cannabis. The Pink Kush is another Barney’s Farm strain with an impressive colouring and excellent organoleptic properties. And now you will understand why.
Behind Pink Kush is an impeccable genetic work in which strains from the OG Kush family have been used. This is one of the most popular strains for its complex and delicious taste and psychoactive potency. As such, Peyote Critical strains have been used to produce Pink Kush with the queen producer, Critical Kush.
Besides good yields, this crossbreeding has given Pink Kush a very interesting aromatic profile with sweet and vanilla flavours, one of the reasons why it is on the list of the best Indica marijuana. Beyond the taste, Pink Kush is a strain that doesn’t require too much care and will thrive if its basic needs (water, light and nutrients) are taken care of.
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As expected in this type of plant, it has a fast flowering time of 65 days and bushy growth. In this period of time it will be able to produce up to 650 grams per square meter indoors and 700 grams per plant outdoors. In case you do the latter type of cultivation, we recommend the use of a greenhouse for best results.
The potency won’t leave you indifferent either. Pink Kush boasts a blistering 24% THC of pure relaxation and wellness. You can use Pink Kush to increase your sex drive, but also to sleep like a log or to unwind properly after a hard day’s work.
Bubba Island Kush
One of the best Indica marijuana of 2020 is undoubtedly the Bubba Island Kush, despite not being presented during this year, this specimen had to be on the list. It’s a specimen from very exclusive American genetics and presented by the Dutch Passion seedbank.
Bubba Island Kush has been obtained by genetically combining such famous marijuana strains as Grandaddy Purple and OG Kush. Both strains are highly appreciated for their effects and aromas worldwide. The result is a fast, hardy plant suitable for any growing medium.
Its height is low, so it is recommended for use in guerrilla, discreet or small space crops. One of its strong points is its flowering, quite short for a plant with these characteristics. In this way, it can complete its life cycle in a maximum of 55 days and offer quite generous harvests for the short amount of time.
Similarly, its flavour is appreciated for its full terpene profile. We find flavours and aromas reminiscent of the taste of wet earth, slightly spicy and fruity. It definitely reminds us of the special taste of the OG Kush.
Middle ground is very desirable when it comes to marijuana genetics. Therefore, within the best Indica marijuana strains there are also specimens with certain Sativa characteristics that optimise the final result of the crop.
This is the case with Gorilla Bilbo, a strain from one of the most popular American seed banks, Genehtik Seeds. It is an 80% Indica and 20% Sativa marijuana, which makes it a very balanced strain. Its parents are such appreciated strains as Gorilla Glue #4 (Chem Sister x Sour Dubb x Chocolate Diesel) with acclimatised strain “Bilbo”.
From the interior of the Basque mountains it is possible to obtain genetics as stupendous as Gorilla Bilbo, a very showy hybrid marijuana with a tall stature outdoors, which can reach a monstrous size. With all that this means in terms of production levels, as it has wild outdoor harvests.
Thus Genehtik indicates that, outdoors and tutoring the plant properly, you can get up to 1.3 kilos of harvest per plant. Indoors, its behaviour is different, although it is a great strain for a SCRoG, it will not reach much height and can easily yield up to 600 grams of harvest per square meter with a flowering period of 2 months.
Its effects are very potent and balanced. Thus, it has a 25% THC content. Finally, its aroma is very appreciated for the varied notes that we find during its tasting.
We continue with the best Indica marijuana with a specimen that although it has not been presented during this year, it is one of our favourites for its potency. This is Holy Punch, a 2018 specimen from Greenhouse Seeds and one of the strains that has been revealed over the years as one of the best of the moment.
This variety has been developed by the famous breeder Franco Loja, who has made a selection of the best marijuana of this house to obtain Holy Punch, the new Indica marijuana sensation. Behind this strain is a cross of genetics from The Church with a “Grape” male, equal parts potency and flavour.
It is a medium-sized plant with a quite vigorous vegetative growth. It is an ideal strain for cultivation in humid areas, due to its high resistance to mould and other pests.
One of the reasons why it is on the list of the best Indica marijuana is because of its very complex organoleptic properties. It is defined as a marijuana with exotic flavours and a hint of spiciness, namely sweet and peppery.
Strains from European seed banks also have their place on the list of the best indica marijuana. The Banana Blaze, from Dutch Passion seed bank, is a prime example of this. It is also one of the most anticipated banana-flavoured Cannabis strains of the year.
To trace the origins of this strain, we have to go back to the early 90’s, when this strain dates back to. Dutch Passion’s breeders have been selecting the best Banana Blaze specimens to offer this new generation of seeds with great characteristics.
This is a medium-sized plant, which means it can reach up to 1.5m in height. This is one of the best Indica marijuana plants with a greater proliferation of side branches full of resinous, elongated buds, full of resin and with a pungent fruity smell.
In addition, from Dutch Passion has been corrected the production capacity of this strain to offer up to 500 grams per square meter in indoor cultivation and up to 700 grams per plant outdoors, harvested in the first week after summer. It is an ideal strain for greenhouses.
We don’t have scientific THC test results for Banana Blaze, but anyone who has tried this strain knows that it has good doses of THC that deliver deeply enjoyable, body-stoned highs. It’s a great sedative marijuana that’s great for sinking into a cloud of relaxation.
Finally, its flavour is undoubtedly its strongest point, being one of the few strains to achieve a plausible banana flavour. But it also has an aromatic profile that is complemented by other sweet and citrus fruit flavours.
Tropicanna Poison FV
We end our list of the best Indica cannabis with Tropicanna Poison FV, one of this year’s most eye-catching strains. In this way, it presents a red colouring that will not leave anyone indifferent. If we add to this powerful effects and exquisite taste, we have a very complete strain.
The one in charge of producing this variety has been Sweet Seeds, one of our trusted seed banks. To do this they have combined copies of strains as appreciated as Tropicanna Cookies and Red Poison, 2 strains of pure American race that provide flavour, colour and resin for this fast flowering Tropicanna Poison.
Without a doubt, the most remarkable thing about its structure is its colour, obtained thanks to the Red Poison genes. On the other hand, it also has a medium height, so a slight weight control is recommended in the case of outdoor cultivation. As usual in the F1 range of seeds from Sweet Seeds, Tropicanna Poison has a short flowering time of 7 weeks.
In this time it will be able to produce up to 600 grams per square meter in the case of indoor crops and up to 650 grams per plant in the case of outdoor cultivation. All this watered with an overwhelming power thanks to its 24% THC. In addition, its effects are loaded with relaxation.
The flavour is also highly appreciated, offering a full organoleptic profile with aromas of biscuits, sweets, and a Skunk background that is noticeable at the end of each puff. Great taste thanks to exquisite genetics.
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