There are many strains of cannabis that can help you relax, and it’s essential to know which ones will leave you feeling carefree and smooth. Most users prefer indica-dominant hybrids known for their body high. Indicas are shorter and bushier than most sativas, and the classic indica high will leave the user with a long-lasting physical high.
Terpenes are aromatic plant compounds that produce the aroma and flavor of a plant, they also contribute to the effects we experience from cannabis. It is also believed that terpenes; myrceneterpinolene, caryophyllene and linalool all have relaxing and anti-stress properties that can help calm and soothe the body.
So keep reading with us as we guide you through 9 of our favorite sweet strains.
1. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a hardy, hardy landrace strain from the Hindu Kush mountain range that stretches from northern India to Pakistan. She has since become one of the classic strains to breed with and has been used to create a wide range of indica-dominant genetics.
This strain has a dense and compact structure, with lush flowers covered in trichomes.
Expect an earthy profile with a terpene profile comprised of caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene and humulene – an intense aroma of freshly brewed charas with soft undertones of sandalwood and pine. The unique combination of cannabinoids and terpenes produces a very potent and relaxing effect – the high begins with a euphoric cerebral high, which slowly fades into a soothing full-body stone. Make no mistake, Hindu Kush is the definition of a sweet strain!
2. Mandarin Punch
Tangerine Punch was developed as part of the 2022 campaign Search Sensi Seeds project; It is a cross of Indica Maple Leaf, white widowNYC Diesel and California Indica. It is a 60% indica and 40% sativa with a balanced profile named after its sweet and fruity citrus flavor.
Mandarin Punch is an ideal low maintenance strain for beginners. With a potentially long flowering time of up to 70 days, this strain might need more time to reach its full potential. However, growers are guaranteed a bountiful yield of sweet citrus blossoms when harvest is ready.
With a terpene profile comprised of caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, this cultivar offers a uniquely aromatic tropical palate with hints of fresh lemons and subtle undertones of grapefruit. With soothing, lethargic effects that slowly guide you to sleep, Mandarin Punch is a great strain to soothe!
3. OG Kush
This variety has a compact structure with dense foliage and short side branches. The buds are tight and dense, reminiscent of her Afghan heritage. She has an average flowering period of up to 65 days, potentially producing a bumper harvest of up to 450 grams per square meter. This strain is excellent for beginners looking for a substantial yield.
You can expect OG Kush to have a sweet and earthy terpene profile, with an extravagant terpene profile including limonene, caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene. However, some phenotypes will be heavier in diesel and skunk flavors. Expect a classic indica body high with full body relaxation that soothes the muscles.
4. Banana Kush Cake
Banana Kush Cake was created by breeding Banana Kush with wedding cheesecake to produce a unique new indica-dominant hybrid. It is a 65% indica and 35% sativa originally introduced to our Sensi Seeds research collection in 2021.
This strain is an excellent choice for indoor cultivation; it is compact with short internodal spacing, sturdy side branches and dense buds covered in resin glands. Expect dense clusters of buds running up the central stem and an average flowering time of up to 60 days. It is recommended for those with experience, as it often requires additional maintenance throughout the grow cycle.
Expect a strong and exotic terpene profile! As the name suggests, expect light notes of ripe bananas with undertones of skunk. Banana Kush Cake provides the consumer with deep, full body relaxation, and is an excellent strain for unwinding.
5. Big bud
big bud is an Aghani cross, Northern Lightsand Skunk #1. It is an award-winning indica-dominant strain renowned for its powerful effects. As its name suggests, Big Bud produces thick, dense flowers, and its side branches may need extra support throughout. bloom!
It thrives in Mediterranean climates and resists pests and diseases. Indoors, Big Bud can reach average heights of up to one meter and outdoors up to two meters. With a flowering time of between 50 and 60 days, this is an excellent low maintenance strain that guarantees exceptional results.
Its terpene profile shows a strong presence of limonene, caryophyllene, pinene and myrcene. Sweet fruity notes with undertones of molasses can be evident on the palate, and the effects are reminiscent of a true indica. Both lethargic and soothing, vaping Big Bud can make for a very relaxing evening!
6. Skunk Dream CBD
Skunk Dream CBD is a cross of Sensi Skunk with Alpine Delight CBD. It is a 70% sativa and 30% indica strain with a CBD THC ratio of 26:1. It’s a mellow strain ideal for those looking to try cannabis for the first time without the intimidating highs.
It is a tall, slender cultivar with long side branches and large internodal gaps.
Skunk Dream thrives in warm outdoor climates, and outdoors yields of up to 800 grams per plant have been recorded. It has an attractive terpene profile, with sweet floral notes with spicy undertones.
With a THC content of less than 0.25%, it is considered to produce very limited psychotropic effects. However, consuming this strain can still result in uplifting brain stimulation along with soothing physical relaxation. Due to its minimal THC and high levels of CBD, Skunk Dream CBD is an excellent strain for those looking to enhance the entourage effect, with limited psychotropic effects.
7. #4 Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue #4 is a world famous indica-dominant strain created by crossing Chem’s Sister with Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. It is known for its very potent effects, and its genetics have been used to make other influential American hybrids like Duct Tape and Glue Berry.
With classic indica traits, this grower is short and stocky with sturdy side branches and dense foliage. Its bud structure is dense and compact, with dark green buds covered in resin glands. With a flowering time of between 40 and 50 days, greenhouse growers can produce multiple harvests per year from this high-yielding strain. Gorilla Glue #4 is a great addition to anyone’s garden!
Its terpene profile has high levels of myrcene, and if you’re looking for a rich, full-bodied stone, look no further than Gorilla Glue #4. Cannabis lovers can expect a sedating, potent and potent high that will have you glued to the couch for hours.
8. N13 Kush
N13 Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid created by crossing Mr Nice G13 x Hash Plant with Nicole Kush. Renowned as a compact strain with thick, trichome-covered buds, N13 Kush is a hard-hitting strain with THC levels in excess of 20%.
This strain has a strong and sturdy structure with short side branches that can be grown indoors or outdoors. She has an average flowering time of up to 55 days and can produce over 500 grams per square meter in optimal conditions. N13 Kush is an excellent low maintenance strain for beginners.
With a terpene profile consisting primarily of myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene, the dried flowers have deep earthy notes, with sweet undertones of fresh berries and pine. The high begins with an initial feeling of bliss and euphoria that dissipates into a full-body state of relaxation; N13 Kush is a super sweet strain.
9. Buttercream Gelato
Buttercream ice cream was created by crossing South African powerhouse Durban with Gelato #420 and Hindu Kush. This is a strain that boasts an exquisite flavor palette with extraordinary THC levels, perfect for the cannabis connoisseur.
This strain has a long flowering time and has the potential for an impressive harvest. It thrives in warmer Mediterranean climates and can grow to over two meters in the ground. It is a mild strain ideal for high tolerance users, as its effects are extremely potent.
This cultivar takes the sweet, creamy notes of Gelato #420 and combines them with the spicy undertones reminiscent of Durban and the earthy undertones of Hindu Kush. Expect notes of cool sandalwood with hints of sweet tangerine and earthy undertones. The high begins with an uplifting feeling of euphoria that fades into full body relaxation. It is an ideal sweet variety!
What are your favorite sweet strains?
As you’ve seen, the list is mostly made up of indica-dominant hybrids, but there are countless cannabis cultivars that can make you feel mellow and relaxed. Which strains are right for you depends on your personal preferences, physical makeup, and tolerance.
Although these are our favorite sweet varieties, it is your personal preference and your endocannabinoid system determines your direct response to cannabis. We hope our list of 9 of the best sweet cannabis strains gets you started on your sweet journey!
Please let us know your favorite sweet strains or if you think we missed any classics from the list in the comments below. Head to the Sensi Seeds Online Shop to pick sweet varieties today!
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