Published: May 31st, 2019
Categories: Cannabis Info
Indica cannabis strains have provided consumers with some of the most relaxing and comforting experiences throughout the ages. Cannabis indica, the official name of the cannabis species from which indica strains derive, was first classified by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1785. He noticed several differences between the already classified Cannabis sativa and the cannabis plants that were generally available in India at the time—hence the name "indica". This discovery marks the moment from which our treasured indica hybrids emerged. These varieties are well-known for their chilled, relaxing, and potent effects. Now that we have bred and improved upon the natural qualities of the indica lineage, let’s check out some spectacular modern indica strains.
Prepare to be enlightened by the one and only, legendary beyond recognition, a critically superb strain—Super Critical. This indica powerhouse has been conceived by mixing sensational and high-performing parent strains. These include Skunk, with its characteristic scent and hybrid vigour, Big Bud, with its self-explanatory huge buds, and last but not least, White Widow. This infamous, Cannabis Cup-winning strain rose to fame in Amsterdam's coffeeshops. Super Critical has an indoor flowering time of 8 weeks and can develop up to 1200g/plant when grown outdoors. Green House Seeds, the breeders of this variety, are one of the most prominent seedbanks in the world, so one can expect a stable and solid experience from Super Critical.
Money Maker is a remarkable strain developed by the Strain Hunters, a team who travelled the world to source ancient cannabis landraces in order to present them to the world at large. This variety was developed by hybridising Master Kush, Hindu Kush, and Skunk. These parent strains are very powerful and professionally developed. The result is Money Maker, a 70% indica and 30% sativa strain that induces potent and relaxing sensations, with creative vibes flowing through one consciousness. It’s a short variety that produces significant yields, hence the name. It’s a great strain for indoor growers with spatial limitations, as well as consumers looking to travel the calming cosmos.
This variety was developed by Sensi Seeds, one of the most prominent seedbanks based in Amsterdam. Super Skunk won the Cannabis Cup just after it was released in 1990. During those times, breeders were already stepping up their endeavours, and were gaining plenty of experience along the way. This variety was the result of trying to find the optimal Afghani and Skunk #1 hybrid at the time; one that would develop stable growth, bountiful yields, and quality highs. Super Skunk became the first established hybrid that represented such a union. It’s an 80% indica and 20% sativa variety with a short flowering phase of 45–50 days, making it suitable for colder outdoor climates.
At the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2006, Big Buddha Cheese won 1st prize for being the most awesome indica of the year. It’s a very similar strain to Super Skunk because it’s a product of hybridising the reliable and stable Skunk #1 genotype with Afghani genetics; however, it's definitely unique in its own right. The buds exhibit fruity and fresh fragrances that smell absolutely amazing. This indica-dominant strain induces uplifting sensations, coupled with smooth and relaxing highs. The flowering period lasts for 7–9 weeks, after which the award-winning buds are fully ripened, ready to induce that beautiful indica experience.
Only a handful of old-school cannabis strains have gathered timeless recognition—Blueberry is one of them. It's an indica-dominant American strain that was first developed in the ‘70s. It reached worldwide recognition after winning plenty of Cannabis Cups since them. This specific version of Blueberry, bred and hybridised by Dutch Passion, is a very special and unique cultivar, capturing and enhancing upon the Blueberry essence. It’s an 80% indica and 20% sativa that is well-known for inducing deep and relaxing effects. When coupled with a delicious blueberry pie, this strain delivers heavenly experiences. It reaches approximately 18.5% in THC and exudes sweet and, of course, blueberry aromas.