By Anthony Martinelli

By Robert Bergman,

When you’re a marijuana grower, you know it all comes down to yield. 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 strain 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.

Gold Leaf

This strain of marijuana has not only an incredibly high yield but also a very high level of THC. 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.

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.

Northern Lights

northern lights seeds

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. 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.

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.

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Sour Diesel

sour diesel marijuana plant

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.

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. 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.

Strawberry Kush

strawberry kush seeds

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. 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.

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.

Amnesia Haze

amnesia haze marijuana seeds

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 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. 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.

Super Silver Haze

silver haze marijuana seeds

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. 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 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.


chocolope marijuana seeds

Chocolope is a 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. 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.

Super Skunk

super skunk seeds

Another 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. 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. 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.

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