A favorite from the moment it was released, the Jack Herer strain of cannabis, like the man himself, has become a legend. A potent beast in its own right, Jack Herer has gone on to become one of the cornerstones of the contemporary breeding scene.
Read Jack Herer’s book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” and become enlightened; use the Jack Herer strain or its hybrids and be launched into a deliciously flavored hyperreality. Here are 10 of the best Jack Herer hybrids on the scene.
When it’s big yields from big plants you're after, then you can’t go wrong with Jack Flash #5. This sativa-dominant strain combines four multiple-award-winning strains into one singularly potent delight.
Well-spaced, tight flowers form towers of crusty calyxes that give a shaggy appearance. With a very impressive leaf to bud ratio, little time will be spent trimming. Fruity apricot and orange notes with a hint of spice cure to reveal pines and mints.
Long-lasting cerebral effects that set in quickly leave you with an energetic and creative buzz. Two phenotypes are expressed with this strain; a shorter, bushier indica and a stretchier, thin-leaved sativa.
With deep green leaves on plants that display all the best attributes of hybrid vigor, Black Jack will bring a smile to the dial of any indoor grower. With its strong growth and heavy budding pattern, it will bring on a maniacal grin as 3m-tall trees get weighed down heavily with long spears of dense flowers.
This half and half sativa/indica hybrid brings the best of both worlds to the bud jar. Thick with trichomes, the darkly hued indica-style flowers cluster together on towering sativa-like plants.
The Haze background presents with an intense cathedral incense aroma and a very impressive 16–20% THC. With 1% CBD, the entourage effect is in full swing to provide a uniquely uplifting and relaxing experience.
Treasured in the Pacific NW of the USA, Galactic Jack is a sativa-dominant hybrid ideally suited to indoor grows. The grower needs to be aware that at the 12/12 flip to flowering, she stretches considerably to make space for the long colas.
This strain is perfect for ScrOG grows as it should be topped a number of times and tied down for best results. There are four main phenotypes, with one being particularly Haze-like and the others more like the Jack Herer mother. They are all very potent, with 25% THC achievable in well-maintained and cured plants.
Buds are typically sativa-esque, running along and filling out whole branches. Citrus, grapefruit, and musk aromas cure to give a powerful lemon crush rush carried by a thick, heavy smoke. With uplifting and invigorating effects, Galactic Jack is great for the worker or when you want a buzz while getting things done.
When there is Critical in the name, you know to expect exceptionally dense and large flowers. When there is Jack in the name, you know to expect generous, well-structured plants. Critical Jack does not disappoint on either of these fronts, with an explosion of flowers on authentic sativa-style plants.
The rapid growth is truly surprising, with yields that outdo either parent. With a THC level of 21% possible for even the most inexperienced grower, this strain is marvellous. The ample knuckles of resin-frosted buds and rapid maturing time are a testament to the knowledgeable marijuana breeder’s art form.
The flavors are intensely fruity, with some phenotypes having more lemon and wood undertones. The effects are quite cerebral and psychedelic, and will launch you into orbit.
Jack Diesel is a great example of botanical synergy. Crossing two pillars of the contemporary marijuana genetic lineage has produced a plant more powerful than either parent, which also displays more vigor and rapid development.
The early growth is typically indica, producing a skirt of branches around a central dominant stalk. During flowering, sativa characteristics emerge as the lateral branches stretch to provide a multitude of satellite bud sites. The towering, resin-crusted central cola is the star of the show, or top it early to achieve more homogeneous development.
Complex and strong fruits and florals meet wood and oak moss with a lemon sherbet exhale when smoked. Be prepared for an intense sativa-style psychoactive experience. At first, it is gentle and relaxing, then comes on a rush of excitement and euphoria.
The force of the indica is strong in this one. Txomango grows with little spacing between nodes to produce stout, husky plants. There are no height concerns; indoors and outdoors, the bushy shrubs are easy to conceal.
During bloom, the large, broad, and deep green leaves get smothered to their tips in swollen trichomes. Buds dense enough to have their own gravity pull you in to appreciate their sweet tropical fruit aromas.
Ideal for getting your mellow on, Txomango is very relaxing and relieves bodily stress and tension. She may grow a bit slow, but patience will be sweetly rewarded.
A perfect plant for lovers of Haze strains or first-time Haze growers who desire a slightly less-demanding cultivar.
Gipsy Haze takes on sativa proportions, with substantial stretching during flowering. Low stress training methods, ScrOG, or SOG need to be considered indoors to control height. Sowing early outdoors will produce 300cm plants with a 300cm diameter, so give her plenty of room. Undemanding of attention or nutrients, she still provides a generous harvest of 18–22% THC-saturated nuggets.
The complex aromas give away the esteemed and complex lineage. Rotten mango, lemon, and incense bouquets become very intense in the last few weeks of bloom. Mood-lifting and powerfully energetic, expect lots of laughter and good times.
There’s lots of breeding knowledge and expertise in this strain, observable in the rapid growth, fast flowering, and generous yields that have made Jacky White a favorite ever since her initial release. The sativa dominance means this plant can really grow.
Doubling in height and volume as the flower stretch makes way for a galaxy of bud sites, there will need to be some training and tying down done indoors. Outside, just stand back and be amazed that you can get this much plant in such a reasonable time.
This is a very stable strain with a consistency that will impress commercial growers. The ripe grapefruit aroma is a sweet prelude to waves of intensity that will have you smiling for hours. Great for long conversations and focused creativity.
The autoflowering version of this legendary strain retains all the vital characteristics of the original. Jack Herer Autoflowering still has that familiar spicy taste with earthy undertones and well-respected effects.
Employing a ruderalis male to provide the autoflowering attribute, this tasty strain is ready from seed in 10 weeks. You can expect the characteristic sativa-inspired intensity and positive mood trajectory carried by a thick, smooth, and deliciously sweet smoke. The hint of indica insinuates itself gently by easing bodily tension and stress.
Crossing two of the most potent genetics of all time with just a pinch of ruderalis has produced Jack 47 Autoflowering. Ready for harvest in a short 9 weeks from germination, this hybrid boasts all the dank hallmarks of its famous parents.
Striking whorls of orange-haired, frosted flower clusters spiral their way along robust branches and a dazzling central cola. There is no mistaking the parentage of this strain. Sweet fruits and fresh citrus aromas predominate over oriental incense and a lemony tang.
The effects are compelling, bringing about deep relaxation and a sunny, calm outlook. This is an autoflowering strain for the modern-era connoisseur who wants big bags of big buds—in record time.