How to find the perfect strain for you
There are literally thousands and thousands of different cannabis strains on the market. While all this variety means plenty of choice for consumers, it can also make it increasingly difficult to find that one perfect strain you’re looking for.
This certainly applies to people who are not very familiar with marijuana terminology that can be very colorful with terms such as calyx to leaf ratio, SCRoG, Fimming and curing of buds.
Rest assured, if you have mastered the basic principles then you will soon be able to find your way between all those sativas and indicas.
Hall of Fame
What better place to start your journey with a visit to our Hall Of Fame. The Hall of Fame is divided into 3 categories:
The CLASSICS are the strains of world renown that have proven themselves for decades by being at the top year after year. Some examples of strains that belong in this category are White Widow, Amnesia Haze, Super Skunk, Jack Herer, Northern Lights and Cinderella 99.
But these classics are of course not classics if on the other hand not a NEW GENERATION comes up that is eager to surpass them in greatness. Some good examples of strains in this category are: Gorilla Glue.
Finally, there is the AUTOFLOWERING category. After the introduction of Lowryder 2, autoflowering strains have become very popular due to their specific characteristics. A very interesting collection of autoflowering strains has been created by breeders worldwide.
Top 10 Lists
We also have an extensive section with Top 10 Lists. These Top 10 Lists contain the 10 best strains in a certain category or strains with a specific characteristic, such as best indica, best sativa, best autoflowering, highest yielding and best kush strains
As said before, there are thousands of different cannabis strains on the market. This makes it practically impossible to select any 100% correct and up to date list with 'The Best Strains'.
Firstly, we obviously have not seen, smoked and grown all these strains ourselves. Unfortunately we are not that lucky. In addition, you can of course ask yourself the question; what is good and what is better? In most cases it simply comes down to personal taste and preference.
So you should certainly not interpret these Top 10 Lists as a 'we know all', but see them as a good help for your search for a particular strain with a certain characteristic. Recommendations are always welcome!
Mother Nature gave us the landraces of cannabis sativa and indica that we know under names like Afghani, Hindu Kush, Thai, Colombian and Malawi. Over the years, all breeders around the world have crossed and experimented so much with these and other landraces that an extremely large selection has been created of different strains with a colorful combination of smell, taste and effects.
At the moment there are more than 100 breeders and seed banks in our database with a description and all their strains. Naturally, the famous companies are there, such as Barney's Farm, Royal Queen Seeds, Dutch Passion, Dinafem, Green House Seeds, Subcool's The Dank and Sensi Seeds.
But do not limit yourself to the big brands only, also take a look at the smaller and lesser-known brands. Most of them have their own interesting strains which deserve a lot more attention than they actually get. We mention for example The KushBrothers, Humboldt Seeds and CBD Crew.
If you are looking for a strain with specific characteristics, do not forget to use our StrainFinder. Thanks to this search engine you will certainly increase your chance to find the strain that suits you best.
For both the cannabis consumer and the cannabis grower there is a large number of different characteristics to search to reduce your search area. And of course, the more characteristics you select to search, the more precise the result will be.