What are the best strains for outdoor growing?
We’re often asked this question. Casually around April, then more frantically into May and June, as the outdoor growing season gathers momentum.
When you find yourself late to the outdoor party, you’ll need the best outdoor strains for speed, efficiency and vigor.
And you probably don’t have time to do the research yourself!
Thank heaven for Homegrown 🙏
You’ll love our top 5 list of the best outdoor marijuana strains for late planters. They’re fast, forgiving and great for rescuing the season.
Why it’s important to choose the best outdoor weed strains
There are many factors to consider when considering the best outdoor strains.
Mother Nature is great for free food, energy and water, but you have to balance this against bugs, pests and freakish weather.
Your best outdoor cannabis strains will thrive in natural daylight, while showing above-average resistance to mold, mildew, bugs, cold and damp.
They’ll flower with good vigor, QUICKLY, being sure to deliver healthy yields before the summer ends.
Homegrown Cannabis Co. top 5 best outdoor cannabis strains
Before we reveal our best strains for outdoor growing, let us share how we came to each decision.
We picked our top 5 weed plants based on speed of growth and resilience to pests and molds. They’re the best outdoor weed strains to grow in a hurry.
Even the non-autos like Shiskaberry have super-quick flowering times (8 – 9 weeks), while the Mazar and Lemon autos will finish in plenty of time for Fall.
This Indica beauty loves the sun, reaching at least three foot high when grown outdoors.
Shiskaberry Feminized is one of the best outdoor weed strains for growers in a hurry, delivering high yields of beautiful, hard-rock buds, and delivering them after only 8 – 9 weeks in flower.
You’ll be hypnotized by the delicious berry aromas, especially late evening when she’s in full flower.
Most growers like to smoke last year’s crop while walking through their Shiskaberries… savoring the euphoric, relaxing and FULLY enjoyable high, looking forward to harvest time and a winter full of berries.
Lemon Autoflower is an extremely manageable, super-forgiving plant that’s VERY easy to grow.
You’ll be harvesting in just 7 to 9 weeks from seed to harvest, meaning plenty of wriggle-room for late sowing and big, start-again-style disasters (like hungry goats).
Lemon Autoflower’s fragrance is as refreshing as the name suggests, one of the best outdoor strains for limonene and other fragrant terpenes.
There’s a skunk-like quality to the lemon… a pungent reminder that she’s potent as well as tasty, delivering an energetic, euphoric high. Perfect for late summer nights on the porch.
Cinderella 99 Feminized
Super-fast for a sat-dom! She shows good resistance to garden pests and mold, and has earned her place as one of the best outdoor strains available for enthusiastic weed growers.
Cinderella 99 has a beautiful, earthy fragrance with sharp tones of citrus. And the high? It’s creative, happy, energetic and euphoric – you’ll never want to come down.
Diesel Feminized is a hybrid strain of Sativa and Indica, the perfect cannabis plant for those short of time. This high-yield marijuana cultivar can grow 10 feet tall, spending only 9 to 10 weeks in flower.
It loves the freedom to expand that only comes with an outdoor grow, and will deliver a happy harvest come Fall. Make sure you order the seeds early in June!
Diesel Feminized is well-known for pungent, gasoline aromas, tempered AND sharpened with hints of delicious citrus.
If you’re looking for a creative high, focused and full of positivity, this is one of the best outdoor strains you can buy.
In any discussion about the best outdoor weed strains to grow, we have to mention our Indica-dominant, Mazar Autoflower.
This cannabis strain will reach about 2.5 feet tall, flowering in just 6 to 7 weeks – perfect for tardy, delinquent growers 😉.
She thrives outdoors, delivering at least 3 outdoor harvests per year (depending on your climate), but grows well even in the Northern Hemisphere.
Mazar Autoflower has a strong skunky aroma with a hint of spice and a powerful earthy flavor.
It’s amazing that these little cannabis seeds end up producing such an overpowering smell! If you have trouble sleeping, this strain will help, both with your insomnia and with the stress of NEARLY missing the season.
The best outdoor strains for late season
If it’s June and you’ve not even ordered your seeds, you shouldn’t give up.
There’s probably a million good reasons for your empty pots, but DON’T DESPAIR! You’ve still got time to start a grow, especially with longer summers looking like the norm.
These outdoor cannabis strains are the perfect solution to late growers and early disasters, helping you catch up fast.
Sometimes, the best outdoor strains are the FASTEST outdoor strains, so don’t forget your autos! Keep a good stock as back-up and you’ll never have to miss a season again.
Explore our full range of autos and be prepared!
About the author: Parker Curtis
Parker Curtis has around a decade of cannabis-growing experience, specialising in soil-less and hydro grows. He’s mastering outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor grows.