10 Best Strains To Grow In Georgia (2022 Update)

Picking the right strains to grow in Georgia’s climate is vital if you want your plants to thrive and produce big, potent buds.

The right strains will also make your grow much easier to manage.

In this article, I’ll tell you what you need to look for when picking a strain to grow in Georgia. I’ll also share some of the best strains to grow in Georgia.

What Type of Strains Thrive In Georgias Climate?


Georgia is a state with a diverse climate, ranging from the hot, humid summers of the South and coastline to the cooler, drier winters of the mountains.

As a result, different types of strains thrive in different parts of the state.

In Southern Georgia, Sativas strains are popular for their ability to withstand heat and humidity. Growing in humid environments means that there is a higher risk of mold, and Sativas are generally known to have a high resistance to fungal infections due to their elongated stature.

However, In colder regions such as the North of Georgia, Indica-leaning strains are favored for their resistance to cold temperatures. However, most Sativa and hybrid strains will also do fine in Northern Georgia, as it still has long and warm summers.

Best Strains To Grow In Georgia

Based on the criteria above, let’s look at some of the best strains to grow in the State of Georgia.

I’ve picked strains from WeedSeedsExpress, which is a popular seed bank that ships to Georgia from inside the United States. This means you get your seeds fast (4-days max) and don’t have to worry about customs seizing your package.

1. Amnesia Haze

amnesia haze
THC20%
Sativa/Indica70% Sativa
Flowering Time60 to 65 days
Grow DifficultyMedium
Max Indoor Yield650 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield800 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)175 to 250 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)80 to 140 cm
EffectsCreative, Euphoric, Relaxed, Lazy, Energetic
Aroma/FlavorsCitrus, Earthy, Lemon, Haze, Fruity, Pepper

Amnesia Haze is a Sativa-dominant strain that has earned its place among the world’s most famous strains. It originated from a cross between Thai, Hawaiian and Afghani genetics and takes its name from the memory loss associated with it’s effects.

This feminized strain grows quite tall during the growth phase, with heights of up to 150 cm being reached. Flowering times are between 9 and 10 weeks, although with the right care and attention this can be reduced slightly. The yield is usually in the range of 600-650 grams per m² indoors, while outdoor growers can expect up to 800 grams per plant when grown in a warm climate.

Effects of Amnesia Haze are typically uplifting and energetic, although as the name suggests it can also cause temporary memory loss. The high is said to be psychedelic in nature, making you less able to hold a conversation but pushing your mind into creative mode and getting you thinking about random things you might not have thought of otherwise.

2. Banana Kush

banana kush
THC22%
Sativa/Indica40% Sativa
Flowering Time49 to 63 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield550 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield710 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)150 to 200 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)120 to 160 cm
EffectsEuphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifting, Giggly, Talkative
Aroma/FlavorsFruity, Sweet, Treefruit, Tropical, Earthy, Banana

Banana Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid that’s popular among cannabis users in California. Its flowering time is around 9 weeks and its height can range from 60 to 90 cm. The strain yields between 550 to 710 grams per plant, making it a great choice for growers looking to maximize their harvests.

As for its effects, the high from Banana Kush is described as euphoric and uplifting. It induces a relaxed state of mind that can help in reducing stress and anxiety. Physically, it helps with pain relief, and muscle relaxation and helps improve sleep quality.

The aroma of this strain is sweet and fruity, with notes of ripe bananas and tropical tree fruit. Its flavor is described as a mix of earthy Kush notes with sweet, fruity flavors.

Overall, Banana Kush is a great strain for recreational users looking to relax after a long day and medical patients seeking relief from pain and insomnia. The high yields and strong genetics make it an attractive option

3. Black Jack

black jack
THC21%
Sativa/Indica50% Sativa
Flowering Time56 to 63 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield500 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield700 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)180 to 270 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)130 to 170 cm
EffectsEuphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifting
Aroma/FlavorsEarthy, Flowery, Pepper

Black Jack is one of the most popular and highly sought-after cannabis strains around. It has a unique balanced 50% Indica to 50% Sativa ratio, resulting in an exceptionally manageable plant height that makes it perfect for indoor growing – she will grow anywhere between 130-170cm indoors. Outdoors however, Black Jack can reach up to a whopping 210 cm! This strain has an average flowering time of 8-9 weeks.

The yield for Black Jack is impressive too – you can expect to harvest 400-500 grams per square meter indoors and up to 500-700 grams per plant outdoors. The THC content ranges from 16% up to 21%, while the CBD content is usually around 0.6%.

The effects of Black Jack are truly remarkable – it is the perfect balance between Indica and Sativa genetics yielding a great high that will relax your body while also uplifting your mood, making you more talkative and motivated. Moreover, this strain is often used medicinally to relieve stress, anxiety, and depressive feelings.



4. Blue Dream

blue dream
THC21%
Sativa/Indica70% Sativa
Flowering Time49 to 56 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield650 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield700 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)200 to 300 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)150 to 200 cm
EffectsUplifting, Energetic, Relaxed
Aroma/FlavorsEarthy, Sweet, Tropical, blueberry, Berry

Blue Dream is an incredibly popular strain, renowned for its sweet, fruity flavor and exceptional balance between physical effects and cerebral high. A cross between a Blueberry Indica and a Sativa Haze, this strain stands out with its distinctive blue hue, giving it its name.

One of the most appealing aspects of Blue Dream is its ease of cultivation. It is a hardy, fast-growing strain with a flowering period of 8 – 9 weeks and average yields. Plant height averages between 3 – 6 feet, making it ideal for most spaces, both indoors and outdoors.

The effects of Blue Dream are known to be both mentally uplifting and physically relaxing. On the mental side, this strain is known to produce a strong and clear cerebral high, perfect for creativity or just enjoying life. On the physical side, it creates a full-body stone that leaves the user feeling relaxed but not tired or sedated.


5. Cannatonic

cannatonic
THC5%
Sativa/Indica50% Sativa
Flowering Time56 to 70 days
Grow DifficultyMedium
Max Indoor Yield500 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield450 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)80 to 120 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)60 to 100 cm
EffectsCalming, Euphoric, Focused, Happy, Relaxed
Aroma/FlavorsCitrus, Earthy, Pine

Cannatonic is an amazing cannabis strain with a high CBD and low THC content. It has a ratio of 1:1 THC to CBD which makes it perfect for therapeutic and medicinal use. Growing Cannatonic feminized seeds will lead to plants that are relatively short, growing between 60 – 100 cm indoors and 80 – 120 cm outdoors. Flowering time is 8 – 10 weeks, and with the right care, you can expect huge yields.

The effects of Cannatonic are quite unique; instead of the traditional cerebral high associated with cannabis strains, Cannatonic provides a long-lasting, calming and peaceful body buzz. The low THC content in this strain makes it perfect for inexperienced smokers, as it won’t cause any paranoia or anxiety.

The aroma of Cannatonic is quite earthy and pine-like with a hint of citrus on the side. The flavor is also sweet and mild, making it an enjoyable experience for all types of users.

6. Harlequin

harlequin
THC6%
Sativa/Indica75% Sativa
Flowering Time56 to 63 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield600 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield800 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)175 to 250 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)100 to 150 cm
EffectsCalming, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifting, Energetic
Aroma/FlavorsEarthy, Herbal, Pepper, Pine

Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with a 75% Sativa and 25% Indica ratio. It is known for its unique combination of stimulating effects, pain relief, and strong medicinal properties due to its high CBD content. With origins from Columbian Gold, Thai Sativa, Nepali Indica, and Swiss Sativa, Harlequin is an intriguing choice for anyone who wants to relax without experiencing psychoactive effects.

This strain has a short flowering time of only 8-9 weeks when grown indoors, and it can be harvested as early as September and October when growing outdoors in the Northern Hemisphere. It is important to maintain humidity at 50% and constantly monitor temperature as it can easily be affected by the environment.

The Harlequin strain is also a relatively large and wide plant that can reach a height of up to 2.5 meters outdoors in open ground, so it needs plenty of space for optimal growth. When grown indoors, you can expect yields of up to 600 grams per m². Outdoors, each plant can yield up to 800 grams.

When smoked, Harlequin has an uplifting effect that fills you with euphoria and increases energy levels, making it the perfect morning strain. Its effects include pain relief, increased appetite, and relaxation without any psychoactive sensations.

7. Northern Lights

northern lights
THC18%
Sativa/Indica20% Sativa
Flowering Time49 to 56 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield500 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield900 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)100 to 200 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)50 to 80 cm
EffectsEuphoric, Relaxed, Sleepy, Calming, Uplifting
Aroma/FlavorsSweet, Citrus, Lemon, Skunk

Northern Lights is a fast-flowering and highly resinous feminized variety of cannabis. It has a flowering time of 8 weeks, making it an ideal choice for those who need quick harvests or want to grow all year round. The plants are generally compact and bushy with firm buds and ample internode spacing, averaging around 80 cm in height. Some phenotypes may produce only one central bud, giving the plant the appearance of a lollipop.

Indoor growers can expect yields between 400 to 500 grams per m² when growing Northern Lights indoors. Outdoors, this strain can reach heights of up to 200cm and yield as much as 800 to 900 grams per plant.

The effects of Northern Lights are predominantly physical and relaxing. Most users experience a powerful body high that can lead to couch lock, making this strain an ideal choice for those looking to relax after a long day. It is important to note that the effects vary depending on how much cannabis is consumed, so it’s best to start small and work your way up.


8. Pineapple Express

pineapple express
THC20%
Sativa/Indica70% Sativa
Flowering Time55 to 63 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield550 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield800 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)130 to 170 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)100 to 130 cm
EffectsCalming, Creative, Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Relaxed, Stoned
Aroma/FlavorsCitrus, Fruity, Lemon, Mango, Soft, Sweet, Peach, Tropical

Pineapple Express is a sweet and fruity strain that brings together the best qualities of both its parent strains, Trainwreck and Hawaiian. This Sativa-dominant hybrid provides an uplifting and energizing high with balanced physical relaxation. Its fast growth rate and short flowering time make it perfect for growers who want quick results.

The plants can reach heights of up to 170 cm outdoors, and 100-130 cm indoors. Flowering time is only 55 days on average, with a total time from seed to harvest of 76-97 days in ideal conditions. Pineapple Express yields up to 550 grams per m2 in a SOG set-up and 800 grams per plant outdoors.

The THC content of Pineapple Express is 20%, with 0.3% CBD. The effects are described as strong and balanced, long-lasting, physical, and can induce a tranquil cerebral buzz which is perfect for relaxation. It has been reported to reduce pain, anxiety, and chronic migraines when medicinally used in low doses.


9. Purple Haze

purple haze
THC20%
Sativa/Indica70% Sativa
Flowering Time65 to 70 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield600 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield700 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)125 to 225 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)100 to 150 cm
EffectsCreative, Happy, Uplifting, Energetic, Euphoric, Talkative
Aroma/FlavorsSpicy, Sweet, Incense, Woody

Purple Haze is a beloved marijuana strain that has been around for many years. It’s popular among growers and smokers alike thanks to its distinguishing physical traits, generous yields, and uplifting effects. This Sativa-dominant hybrid strain is known for its beautiful elongated buds which are covered in a sticky layer of trichomes.

Purple Haze has an average flowering time of 65 days to 70 days (9 weeks to 10 weeks). It grows best under warmer and sunny conditions, so it is recommended to plant around the beginning of June for optimal harvests by October. Indoor growers can expect a plant height of 100 cm to 150 cm, while outdoor growers can expect a yield of 600 grams per square meter (or between 600 to 700 grams/plant).

Effects-wise, the Purple Haze strain is known for its mind-expanding psychedelic effects and energy boost. It has about 70% Sativa genetics and 30% Indica genetics which gives it an uplifting and cerebral high that can make you feel creative and euphoric. It has a relatively low CBD level of 0.3% but still produces the desired effects. You may experience some dry mouth and eyes, or mild anxiety and paranoia at high doses, so it is advised not to use this strain before bedtime.


10. Sour Diesel

sour diesel
THC20%
Sativa/Indica70% Sativa
Flowering Time63 to 70 days
Grow DifficultyEasy
Max Indoor Yield500 grams/m²
Max Outdoor Yield600 grams/plant
Plant Height (Outdoors)160 to 300 cm
Plant Height (Indoors)120 to 160 cm
EffectsCreative, Energetic, Focused, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifting
Aroma/FlavorsHerbal, Citrus, Pine

Sour Diesel is a Sativa dominant hybrid strain that originates from California in the 1990s. This strain has become one of the most popular and sought-after strains on the cannabis market due to its energizing effects and unique flavor profile. Sour Diesel is often used to treat depression, pain, stress, and other ailments due to its uplifting and energizing effects.

When grown indoors, Sour Diesel plants have an average height of between 120 cm and 160 cm. Outdoors, the plant can reach heights of up to 300 cm with ideal conditions. Flowering time is relatively short at 63-70 days, making her a great choice for quick turnarounds. For indoor growers, the yield is 400-500 grams per m² with ideal conditions. Outdoors in the Northern Hemisphere, Sour Diesel plants can produce up to 600 grams per plant.

The effects of Sour Diesel are quite stimulating and energizing, making this strain great for daytime use. You will experience a strong euphoric feeling which will leave you feeling uplifted and talkative. The effects typically last up to 5 hours and the strain won’t make you paranoid like many Sativa dominant strains.

James Alexander James Alexander
Hey, I'm James! The founder and head writer here at GreenBudGuru.com. I started this site to share my passion and knowledge of all things cannabis. I used to work as a budtender in central Amsterdam, and have over 7 years of growing experience.

Find me online:

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.