You may be a newbie, looking for a great strain. You may be an old hand, looking for some variety – a new scent or taste. Regardless of who you are, however, check out our latest top ten list of cannabis sativa dominant strains. You will absolutely find something here to fit your fancy.
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Diesel is a highly popular hybrid. This strain is created by a cross between Mexican and Afghan sativas plus others. It is such a loved strain that breeders have been frequently inspired to experiment further. New York, California and other riffs are all available, plus other variations on a theme.
The result is a complex, erotic hybrid much sought after by connoisseurs for its sensory high. It is a fast-flowering, easy-to-grow plant. The buds are also thickly covered in an intensely sweet resin with scents of oil, citrus and exotic fruit.
Diesel strains can be grown in and outdoors. Inside, they respond well to ScrOG (screen of green) training and pruning techniques. Outdoors, this plant prefers Mediterranean conditions.
Yields can also be very generous, with some strains producing up to 650 grams per square meter of plant. However, the resinous buds create a strong odour. Proper ventilation is required.
This strain has a long, established psychotropic sativa lineage. The product of two landrace strains plus other influences has been combined into a THC-packed powerhouse of pot. This makes for a strong and impactful strain with high THC content. Even aficionados appreciate the impact of the stone. The taste is unbelievably delicious and citrusy.
Amnesia has dense, firm and resin-covered buds that appear lightly glazed with exotic fruit juices and toffee. They can even refract in the light. The high trichome content makes this an ideal strain for hashes and extractions. It creates a clear, honey coloured resin that is 22% THC.
Users appreciate its uplifting euphoria and deep body impact. This is a great strain for those suffering from depression, PTSD or chronic pain.
There is no association with violence and this strain. It got its name because of its reputation as a “one-hit wonder.” It packs a wallop! Users in Amsterdam were known to pass out after their first introduction. Medical users swear by it for pain relief. Crystals glint from the densely packed buds. At the 1999 Cannabis Cup, in fact, AK-47 got the nod of approval as highest THC concentration that year from an independent testing lab.
This easy-to-grow sativa dominant hybrid does have one big drawback however. This is a highly smelly plant. If you have nosy neighbours, make sure to have a good filter and ventilation.
It is easy to find superlatives for this superior strain. It was the first Haze to create a fast-growing, compact plant with a high-yielding crop. It is also a very pretty plant. It has silver trichomes that make crops look like snow-capped forests. This majestic strain comes by its aristocratic pedigree honestly. It is the child of three renowned strains in their own right. Super Silver Haze is a cross between Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze.
This is also a delicious smoke. The taste is like peaches and cream and the smoke smells deliciously fruity.
Super Silver Haze also creates a powerful, energetic high that is also very good for medical users. MS patients swear by this strain, as do those who suffer from anxiety and stress.
This winner of the High Times Best Sativa 2010 Medical Cup and a member of the Top 10 in 2007 needs no further introduction when it comes to its pedigree. Its copious amounts of resin and high potency are pretty convincing in all other respects.
This short, to medium, wide bushing plant is also a perfect candidate for careful pruning and Screen of Green – ScrOG – growing methods. When done the right way, the yields can be highly rewarding.
The taste is kind of like mango lemonade. The high? This strain packs a punch. Be careful of not flying too high out of orbit with this 80/20 sativa dominant. That said, you will enjoy the experience. Just remember to keep earth more or less in sight. Vortex comes by its name honestly.
Tangilope is a popular strain for sativa lovers who like their brainy high to come fruit and chocolate flavoured. This is a genetic blend of Tangie and Chocolope and an 80/20 sativa-indica hybrid. Even better? It grows ambitiously with minimal care. Its vegetative phase is super-fast and reaches maturity after only 9 weeks of flowering. The flower clusters are also extremely resinous with a delicious aroma.
Even newbies can easily reap between 400-500 grams per square meter of plant.
Sweet Cheese is a hybrid mix of two very high grade strains – Cheese and Black Jack. The plant produces long, dense buds. Its high productivity is only matched buy it’s absolutely unique flavour. It has an overture of a mature cheese with spicy streak. Sweet Cheese is an absolute must try for those who seek new flavours and aromas. Created as the British answer to the Skunk family, it has developed a global following all of its own.
Its effect is long lasting. The impact? Euphoric relaxation.
Yields can be significant – up to a half kilo per square meter of plant. However, this baby has a strong aroma. Good ventilation is a requirement with this crop. Plan accordingly.
Delahaze is a sativa-dominant beauty that boasts long flowers with light green, almost fluorescent colors. The exact heritage of Delahaze is at this time unknown, although the strain's genetic makeup is known to be 70% sativa and 30% indica. While her origins are shrouded in mystery, Delahaze is a popular strain that has won numerous 1st place awards. She was developed at a breeding facility in Switzerland, and has since become a very popular choice among outdoor growers in Europe and the US.
The high induced by Delahaze offers energetic, creative, and uplifting sensations. This productive and motivating high is coupled with beautiful aromas and flavors of sweetness, citrus, and fruits. Delahaze is a photoperiod strain that grows to mediums heights and is of medium difficulty to cultivate. Plants grown indoors churn out good yields of 500g/m², while plants grown outdoors offer mighty harvests of approximately 1000g/plant. Delahaze features a flowering time of between 9–10 weeks.
Jack The Ripper is a beloved strain within the cannabis world, receiving praise for its impressive yields and powerful sativa high. This strain features a genetic makeup of 70% sativa genetics and 30% indica. Jack The Ripper has a complex parentage consisting of numerous legendary varieties including Cinderella 99, Romulan, Pluton, Jamaican Lambsbread, Purple Haze, and Northern Lights.
The sativa dominance of Jack The Ripper produces a high that is euphoric, uplifting, and cerebral. Pulling some Jack The Ripper flowers from the stash jar is a great choice before working on creative projects. The medium levels of THC will certainly bring on a potent high, but one that is not overwhelming. The smells and flavors that accompany this high are fruity, sweet, lemony, and piney. Jack The Ripper plants grow to easily manageable heights and provide medium yields both indoors and out. The strain features a flowering time of between 8–9 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest in October.
Strawberry Sour Diesel is a popular strain that has received 1st place awards within the competition scene. The strain was brought into existence via the crossbreeding of legendary strains Sour Diesel and Strawberry Cough. This ambitious breeding project created a sativa-dominant cultivar with a genetic makeup of 75% sativa genetics and 25% indica genetics. This results in a high that primarily targets the mind with energetic, motivational, uplifting, and cerebral effects. THC levels of between 19–22% induce a fast-acting and long-lasting experience. Strawberry Sour Diesel contains a rich terpene profile that contributes flavors of sweetness, citrus, diesel, and strawberry.
Strawberry Sour Diesel is an easy strain to grow and suitable for beginners just entering the world of cultivation. Plants cultivated both indoors and outdoors provide massive yields and grow to towering heights. Indoor growers will need adequate space in order to let this strain reach its full potential. Strawberry Sour Diesel features a flowering time of 8–9 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest by the end of September.