Here Are 4 Cannabis Strains That Produce Massive Yields
Lighting, nutrients and correct watering regime all help to maximise yields. However, selecting the right strain can make the differences between mediocre and massive harvests. Explore four biggest producers of 2020.
Take your cannabis yields to another level with our four top strains for 2020.
Nothing beats harvesting sticky aromatic buds at the end of a grow. At that moment, all of your hard work and dedication manifests into picking the fruits of your labour. The more buds you snip from their branches, the higher the level of satisfaction.
Full-spectrum nutrients, powerful lights and perfect humidity all contribute towards better yields. However, the genetic potential of each plant also determines the size of the harvest. Some varieties are small, stealthy, and provide less productive canopies. In contrast, breeders have developed highly productive cultivars that can keep your stash jars full all year round.
Below, you’ll discover four of the highest yielding strains of 2020. All of these cultivars boast an abundance of bud sites and respond exceptionally well to training techniques. Before we take a look, let’s cover some common questions about improving cannabis yields.
Sativas or Indicas—Which Yield More?
In general, sativa-dominant cannabis strains tend to provide heavier yields. These varieties reach much taller heights—sometimes resembling small trees—and produce bigger canopies, with more bud sites.
How Do Growers Achieve Large Yields?
Genetics underpin the true potential of every strain. After selecting a cultivar that promises to produce large yields, growers need to ensure they provide powerful lighting, nutrient-rich soil, and adequate amounts of water. Training techniques can also significantly improve output.
How Is Cannabis Yield Measured?
The same strain can produce dramatically different results depending on pot size, nutrient availability and the growing environment. The estimated yield of each cannabis strain derives from an average calculated from different growers.
How Does Veg Time Affect Yields?
Plants aim to grow as big as possible in their vegetative phase. Bigger plants possess more branches and bud sites, potentially meaning bigger yields. Conditions permitting, the longer your veg time, the more likely you’ll have a large harvest.
The Four Biggest Yielding Cannabis Strains of 2020
Without further ado, here are our top cannabis strain selections for 2020, for those wanting high-yielding plants that maximise productivity and output.
Green Gelato produces compact and nugget-like buds. Although her flowers are relatively small, she pumps them out in massive quantities. This highly productive strain features 55% indica and 45% sativa genetics. Despite that indica-dominance, she still produces yields that far exceed some pure sativa varieties.
Our breeders at Royal Queen Seeds developed this strain with yield in mind. After some experimentation, they settled on parent strains Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies to complete the task at hand. After several generations of crosses, they landed on a stable phenotype that churned out large harvests every single time.
Green Gelato consistently delivers impressive results, both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants reach a medium height of 80–120cm and do well even in small grow tents. Prepare to harvest a rewarding yield of up to 700g/m² after a flowering time of 8–10 weeks.
Outdoor plants can reach up to 200cm when grown in large containers and raised beds. These tall plants are capable of producing up to 800g per plant. We recommend using stakes to prevent her bountiful branches from buckling. These plants will mature just before the end of the season, during early October.
Her aesthetic flowers boast shades of dark green, deep purple, and orange. These resinous blossoms feature a massive THC content of 27% and a medley of sweet, citrusy, and earthy terpenes. Prepare for a stimulating, energetic, and long-lasting experience.
|Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies|
|500 to 700 gr/m²|
|80 – 120 cm|
|8 – 10 weeks|
|Sativa 45% Indica 55%|
|150 – 200 cm|
|Physical, clear high|
Amnesia Haze: a name known all over the cannabis world. Chances are you’ve seen this strain displayed on the shelves in cannabis dispensaries and Dutch coffeeshops. Smokers from all generations continuously seek out this cultivar for its motivating high and delicious flavours. However, she rose to stardom also thanks to her reliable productivity.
Haze genetics came to life on the West Coast of the United States—a renown breeding hot spot. After they reached the European cannabis mecca, Holland, breeders tinkered with these legendary strains. Eventually, Amnesia Haze emerged as a promising hybrid. She features 70% sativa genetics and a tall and majestic morphology.
Indoor plants peak at 140cm, although training techniques, such as LST can keep them closer to the ground, at around 80cm. Under good quality lights and with a solid feeding regimen, plants will produce up to 650g/m² after a flowering time of 10–11 weeks. Outdoor plants can tower at the height of 210cm and produce a huge yield of 700g per plant, ready to crop during late October.
Amnesia Haze boasts tall and thick buds, decorated with protruding sugar leaves and light orange pistils. These tantalising buds exude plenty of resin with a 22% THC content and sweet and fruity terpenes. Her cerebral high makes a great wake and bake option.
|Original Amnesia Haze|
|600 – 650 gr/m2|
|80 – 140 cm|
|10 – 11 weeks|
|Sativa 70% Indica 30%|
|650 – 700 gr/plant|
|175 – 210 cm|
|Extremely high, long-lasting, body relaxing|
This mighty sativa will plunge you into the mindset of a shogun—crystal clear cognition, rational and philosophical thinking, and unrivalled motivation. Shogun ticks all of the boxes of a truly great cannabis variety. She boasts high THC levels, incredible taste, and a yield that will keep you very busy come harvest time.
Our expert breeders developed this cultivar using two legendary cannabis varieties: Amnesia Haze and Gorilla Glue 4. Both of these strains are prized for their powerful effects and huge output. Shogun inherited all of their sought-after traits and emerged with 70% sativa and 30% indica genetics.
She grows tall and proud, with a vast canopy loaded with glistening flowers. Indoor plants peak at 140cm and are suited to large grow tents with strong lighting. With her basic needs met, she’ll easily produce 600g/m² after a flowering time of 9–11 weeks. Grown outdoors, she’ll surge to a height of 190cm and pump out up to 750g per plant by the end of October.
Her dark green, frosty flowers produce 25% THC, medium levels of CBD, and earthy and piney terpenes. Enjoy her stimulating and motivating high throughout the day to accomplish all of your goals with ease.
|Amnesia Haze x Gorilla Glue 4|
|550 – 600 gr/m2|
|90 – 140 cm|
|9 – 11 weeks|
|Sativa 70% Indica 30%|
|650 – 750 gr/plant|
|150 – 190 cm|
|Cerebral and relaxing|
It doesn’t take a genius to realise where Skunk XL got her name from. Simply take this strain to the end of her grow cycle to find out. This fascinating spin on Skunk genetics combines the sensations of the original strain with enhanced yields.
Skunk genetics descend from an international mix of landrace strains—Colombian, Mexican, and Afghan—and serve as building blocks to hundreds of modern cultivars. Our talented breeders crossed them with Afghan genetics to ramp up the productivity of this quintessential sativa. The progeny emerged with a perfectly even split of 50% sativa and 50% indica genetics.
Although her yields tell a different story, Skunk XL maintains a relevantly small size. Indoor plants reach 60–100cm and can be grown in small grow tents and boxes to keep things on the down-low. They’ll throw out an impressive up to 650g/m² after a brief flowering time of 7–8 weeks. Outdoor specimens grow to taller heights of 160–200cm and produce up to 675g/plant, ready for harvest in October.
Skunk XL’s balanced genetic profile exerts a high that relaxes the body while brightening up the mind. THC levels of 17% and medium quantities of CBD keep things mellow and easy to handle. Potent flavours of sweetness and earthiness make every hit a treat.
Choosing the right genetics can help growers obtain the biggest yields possible. Discover the four highest yielding strains of 2020 and keep your stash full.
Top 10 Highest Yielding
We know you want a mountainous pile of marijuana come harvest. Great big trophy colas and nothing but the biggest dankest buds will do. How do we know this? Because we are cannabis growers too and each and every one of us dreams of one day pulling down the “Big Dirty”.
In other words, we all lust after that bumper harvest to beat all harvests. It’s time to crop a personal best. Keep reading to find out which cannabis strains can make it a reality.
1. Critical Mass
The name says it all. Top of the list has got to be Critical Mass. A refined blend of Afghani and Skunk #1 genetics Critical Mass is a pedigree producer. Heavy indica in every sense of the word. Critical Mass is a fast flowering organic bud factory. Hers is a pungent earthy smoke with a long lasting relaxing physical happy high.
Indoors due to her compact structure and rapid bloom time of just 50 days, give or take, Critical Mass is ideally suited to SOG cultivation. Similarly, outdoors in a warm southern climate Critical Mass can develop into a real ganja bush. Minimal fertiliser and hands on grower maintenance is required to crop up to 700g/m².
Experienced outdoor southern growers report yields up to 1kg per plant. However, these huge buds are susceptible to mold. High humidity is to be avoided like the plague.
2. Critical Kush
Combining the red hot US favourite OG Kush with the uber productive Critical endows the progeny, Critical Kush with a blend of amazing attributes. Not least her amazing hybrid vigour. Dank chunky Kush nuggs with a rich pine flavour in large quantities is what you get if you treat Critical Kush right.
Flowering is fast and furious with a heavy harvest ready in about 50-60 days. Plants resemble Critical in structure keeping a low profile, branching well and developing a huge main cola. The Kush genetics give buds a dense frosty attractive appearance and a powerful sedative effect.THC can exceed 20%+ making Critical Kush a genuine case of a strain that requires more experience to toke than grow.
3. Industrial Plant
Industrial Plant is probably the highest yielding version of the legendary Northern Lights. Bred from Afghani and Thai parents this particular incarnation of Northern Lights was developed for maximum yield. Industrial Plant is a classic old school spicy peppery chill out smoke. Not devastatingly potent more of a relaxing happy buzz.
Expect long running tight trophy colas in as little as 45-50 days of bloom.Best of all ripe buds and colas require minimal trimming. The flower to leaf ratio can be insane. Indoors 1m tall plants are perfect for a SOG. Outdoors Industrial Plant can climb to 2m+. Scale tipping harvests in excess of 1kg per are not unheard of. Highly recommended for beginner growers.
Many strains are described as a “monster” this one is the real deal. Monster is a cross of G13 Hashplant and an exotic South American mostly sativa hybrid. This space hungry beast is a huge producer of high-grade head stash. Reminiscent of old school uplifting skunks with a pleasant euphoric effect and powerful odour.
Monster is very attractive to indoor and outdoor growers as she is a proven enormous producer of mold resistant bud. Unfortunately Monster will require plenty of hands on attention to deliver the heaviest harvest. Indoors a ScrOG is a virtual necessity to tame and support those Monster colas.
Outdoors she can stretch to 4m in height. Almost unbelievable yields have been anecdotally reported of close to 3kg per plant by pro Mediterranean ganja farmers. Perhaps the only thing easily managed is her relatively short 9-10 week flowering period.
5. Big Bud
Big Bud is the original Green Bud Machine. The modern representation has been backcrossed to her original Afghan roots to further refine the classic Afghan and Skunk #1 blend. Vintage earthy hash and skunk aroma combined with an expansive full bodied flavour give these oversized buds genuine character. Delivering a relaxed body stoned effect. Very chill smoke.
Easy to grow and forgiving to novice growers Big Bud is a great introduction to high yield cannabis cultivation. Long running thick main colas and chunky side branches will require support during 60 days flowering. Plants will stay about 1m tall and still exceed 600g/m². Alternatively outdoors in large containers with Big Bud, the sky is the limit. 2m+ tall trees can hit 1kg yields.
6. Sweet Moby
Sweet Moby is a marijuana leviathan. This sticky green giant is a beastly mix of Haze and White Widow genetics. A two stage head-body effect is to be expected. Initially, a clear cerebral buzz takes you up. Followed by a calming physical wave. A mix of earthy, pine and wood scents will perfume the air when you blaze this chunky resinous stash. Sweet Moby is a smooth smoke and a real mood booster.
Indoor growers are advised to prune and train early for maximum yield as Sweet Moby can stretch to 2m tall. Outdoors she will grow to cloud eater proportions, perhaps as tall as 3m in warmer climates. 600g/m² is about the average indoor yield with a well maintained ScrOG and typical 600w lamp or LED equivalent. While experienced outdoor growers down south can pull down over 600g per plant. Flowering will take 9-10 weeks and take care to keep humidity low in the final weeks.
7. Big Foot
Big Foot is something of a cannabis cryptid. Make no mistake she is 100% real and we’ve got evidence to prove it. But unfortunately, nobody but the breeders knows the exact origin of this almost perfectly balanced 50-50 indica-sativa hybrid. Fruity skunk aroma and sweet flavours with a hint of grape make Big Foot a real treat for the palate. A jolly green smoke with a long lasting stoned sensation.
Indoors or outdoors in sunny weather, LST is highly recommended to keep Big Foot from stretching too tall during bloom. She can easily exceed 2m in height without training. Flowering is fast paced at 7-9 weeks total. Shading fan leaves will require pruning to allow greater light penetration to those long running dense colas. Yields of 500-600g/m² are typical indoors while per plant yields of the equivalent can be harvested outdoors in warmer climates.
8. Brian Berry Cough
Brian Berry Cough is a gourmet indica-sativa hybrid named after an ALS patient. This amazing strain has Strawberry Cough, Romulan and Cindy 99 genetics coursing through her calyxes. Two phenotypes present, one sweet and one sour. So there’s towering flower tops to suit every taste.
Early training goes a long way toward controlling mature plant height, which can exceed 2m indoors and possibly 3m+ outdoors in a hot dry climate. Yields can be incredibly high in just 8-9 weeks of flowering. These baseball bat buds will launch your head into outer space before gently taking you to dreamland.
9. Power Plant
Power Plant is the South African sativa hybrid that has gained an international reputation for high production of exotic head stash. For 20 years Power Plant has been the hardy reliable head stash strain of choice for commercial cultivators the world over. When she burst onto the scene in 1997 nobody had seen such amazing oversized sativa buds.
Even by today’s standards, a sativa that can flower in 8 weeks and stay below 2m indoors or outdoors is amazing. Now factor in that this robust beast can produce up to 600g/m² indoors and 500-600g per plant outdoors in the hottest conditions. Power Plant is earthy and loud. Plus she will send your head to the clouds with just a few tokes from a spliff.
10. Purple Chem
As usual, we have saved something special for our final pick of heavyweight cannabis strains. We don’t do filler folks it’s all killer strains from the first to the last. Without further ado, our final pick for this the top 10 high yielding cannabis strain countdown is a rare monstrous cannabeast from the US called Purple Chem.
This beautiful purple producer is a blend of pedigree Chemdawg and pre-98 Bubba Kush genetics. Purple Chem is or rather was the best-kept secret of pro growers. Few strains can match Purple Chems devastating combination of killer looks, fire potency and massive yields. Indoors a ScrOG is recommended to organise the dank field of lush lavender colas and keep height under 2m. 500-700g/m² of dank purple Couchlocking stash is the reward.
Outdoors 2m+ purple bud laden marijuana trees are a magnificent sight to behold in warm climate. A sun kissed fat purple harvest in the region of 500g+ per plant could be waiting for you come Croptober with Purple Chem.
Every cannabis strain featured in this top 10 countdown of heavy yielders could potentially bring you the biggest harvest of your life.