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Top 5 Cannabis Strains To Grow Outdoors In 2020

Do you plan to grow outdoors this year? Take a look at our top 5 outdoor cannabis strains to grow in 2020. Get ready for fast growth and large yields!

Growing cannabis outdoors is extremely rewarding, if mostly for the large yields and low cost of operation. Many of Royal Queen Seeds’ varieties take very well to the outdoors, thriving under the natural sunlight. That said, when it comes to outdoor growing, the strain you choose can make all the difference between success or failure. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 outdoor strains—cultivars that are ready to harvest by late September.

With the selections on this list, you can avoid unnecessary trouble with rain and frost in October and November. While other growers are busy inspecting their developing buds for mould, you’ll be drying and curing your harvest and filling up your jars. If you missed out on our top 5 strains for colder and warmer climates, feel free to give those a look as well!

BENEFITS OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT STRAIN WHEN GROWING OUTDOORS

When selecting a cannabis strain to grow outdoors, speed shouldn’t be the only concern. It’s also important for plants to be productive, to have a good aroma, and to induce a pleasant effect once smoked.

Here are the traits your outdoor strain needs to include:

Fast flowering so you can beat rainy weather in fall
• Good natural resistance to mould and pests
High yields
• Great potency, aroma, and flavour
Superb effect

TOP 5 EARLY-FINISHING CANNABIS STRAINS TO GROW OUTDOORS IN 2020

Now that we know what makes a good strain to grow outdoors, it’s time to look at some recommended cultivars. Here are 5 of the best early-finishing outdoor strains to grow in 2020:

1. HONEY CREAM FAST FLOWERING

Honey Cream Fast Flowering is one of our recently updated favourites. This variety is very popular in Spain due to its sweet, creamy aroma, but you can grow it virtually anywhere in Europe.

Its remarkably short flowering time of only 6–7 weeks makes it a good strain in regions where the weather can get ugly early in fall. However, grow it in July and August, and this will provide a sufficient window for Honey Cream to receive a lot of sunlight so she can bulk up. This way, you can harvest good amounts of sweet, potent buds in September.

Besides its short flowering period and amazing flavour, Honey Cream convinces with a solid indica background composed of BlueBlack (Blueberry x Black Domina), Maple Leaf Indica (100% Afghan indica), and White Rhino. These three strains give Honey Cream FF an indica-dominant genetic profile, but there’s also a decent amount of sativa potency from White Widow, the predecessor of White Rhino. When things go well, plants reach outdoor heights of 180–250cm and yield up to 675g/plant.

Honey Cream
BlueBlack x Maple Leaf Indica x White Rhino
500 – 550 gr/m 2
60 – 100 cm
6 – 7 weeks
THC: 16% (aprox.) / CBD: Medium
35% Sativa, 65% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
625 – 675 g/per plant (dried)
180 – 250 cm
Early October
Psychedelic high
Honey Cream
BlueBlack x Maple Leaf Indica x White Rhino
500 – 550 gr/m 2
60 – 100 cm
6 – 7 weeks
THC: 16% (aprox.) / CBD: Medium
35% Sativa, 65% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
625 – 675 g/per plant (dried)
180 – 250 cm
Early October
Psychedelic high

2. SPEEDY CHILE FAST FLOWERING

Next up is Speedy Chile. This girl combines Early Skunk genetics with several Chile indica landraces, although a third generation autoflowering plant is partly responsible for its very short flowering time of just 6 weeks (42 days!).

But make no mistake, Speedy Chile is a photoperiod strain that flowers depending on the amount of available light hours per day. One could say that fast flowering strains are the next breeding evolution after autoflowering genetics: These strains produce high THC levels while maintaining an incredibly short total crop time.

For outdoor cultivators and novice growers, choosing Speedy Chile Fast Flowering is a wise decision. You can fill your bags with buds in early September, which leaves no room for uncertainty regarding climate or mould issues. And the buds you gather will be excellent in their own right, producing sumptuous flavours of fruit and pine alongside a THC content of 16%.

Click here for a selection of the best early-finishing outdoor cannabis strains that you can harvest by the end of September. Grow great weed in 2020!

Looking for best ways to support OG Kush outdoor

  • Jan 21, 2011
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  • Snerval1
    New Member

    I would appreciate input from those who already are successful outdoors growers of OG Kush.

    This plant produces fine, dense clusters of buds, yes, but usually on stems that are way-too weak to support the weight. I’ve used various structural supports such as strings, chicken wire fencing, even deer net to make enclosures to prop-up the plants. This has been mostly successful, however, I don’t want to think I’m able to come-up with the only ways, or perhaps even the best way to brace this fine strain.

    So, I ask other ganjah gardeners what are their preferences for physically supporting the OG Kush they grow.

    Thanks one and all, and may 2011 be the best season for us all. so far!
    Snerval1

    P.S. Hmmm. the Kush strains originated in the Hindu Kush Mountains, yes? I just can’t visualize such a (now) delicate plant living in such windy conditions as exist in these mountains. Somewhere along the way did a breeder select-out this strains’ stalk and stem strength for the sake of increased resin/THC yield? That would, at first glance, appear to be an incomplete hybridization: phenotype selection, though done best selecting for one trait at a time, still is well capable of selecting for numerous advantageous traits. it just takes more time. This might be where some separation between casual growers and serious breeders happens.

    With 52 weeks in a year and OG Kush taking a full 12 weeks to finish a complete germination-veg growth through flowering cycle (one month to germinate and then vegetative grow before putting into a nine week flower), this equates to a wee bit more than four harvests a year. Let’s say an ultra sturdy stalk&stemmed strain such as Blue Dream was selected for the male pollen source. using recurrent backcrossing with the saved pollen from the best (sturdy) BD male (your P1 male), not breeding a new male for each cycle. To start with what is being sought is greatly improved stalk&stem strength from within the successive generations of BD x OGK in this first stage of the breeding program. yes, always looking for that seed(s) that show both stalk&stem strength and the original HI resin and dense bud structure, too. Law of averages says it’s not impossible to hit the jackpot, so to speak, with the F1, or first generation after mating the P1 male to the P1 female, however, same law says don’t depend on it. Secret here would be the number of seeds produced from each pollenation=the more seeds the larger the number of phenotypes. Still, within four generations, about one year, astute breeders should see plants that are substantially stronger, strong enough to support throughout bloom the colas building on them. In the mean time each harvest will still be producing quality smoke, so not much, if any, is being lost during this process.

    Final part should be fixing all the qualities we so love in OGK back into the production plants. that is if any of those qualities were “lost” while strengthening the plants’ limbs. With enough seeds (seriously, a hundred or more seeds need to be germinated at each stage of this program!), selecting for a new male (this would be the second P1 male, the pollen source for subsequent breeding cycles), with strong resin presence on the leaves around its flowers. with, of course, sturdy stalk&stems. to be crossed with the best female plant(s) from the remainder of the seeds is how to finalize the new, stronger-limbed plants. Here you are using the same male pollen to produce subsequent generations of female (F!, F2, F3. ), or recurrant backcrossing. This is how “hybred vigor” is established and expanded upon!

    Now you have reset the plants’ genetics back to what most likely it looked in its original form, only improved! Further back-crossing with the second P1 male pollen, with discerning, will narrow down the phenotype expressions so that within year 2, or so, you have fairly uniform plants from seed to seed, and have selected-out any BD traits, if any, that are unwanted. Further manipulation, say, for feminization, I leave to others to contribute to this.

    Never accept the status quo. that’s entropy.

    I would appreciate input from those who already are successful outdoors growers of OG Kush. This plant produces fine, dense clusters of buds, yes, but…