If you have the space and you’re growing anyway, why don’t grow big, bigger, biggest? Here is our top 10 tallest cannabis strains available.
Indoor strains are capable of providing up to 650g/m² and grow to tall heights. However, their outdoor counterparts truly represent what this strain is capable of by pumping out massive yields of 1500g/plant and achieving towering heights up to 3.5m. Moby Dick features a flowering time of around 10 weeks.
This tall and branchy strain has evolved purely to thrive within outdoor settings and features a high growing difficulty. Indoor and outdoor plants feature medium yields and tall outdoor heights. Malawi Gold features a lengthy flowering time of 14 to 16 weeks, so some serious patience is required.
This is a 100% sativa specimen that is also a landrace strain, meaning she is purely the product of her native environment. Malawi Gold has developed over centuries in the northern Malawi region of Southeast Africa, where she adapted to the stressors of her habitat. The lack of intensive selective breeding has left Malawi Gold with a medium THC content, resulting in a pleasant high that is clear, crisp, and subtle. It’s a superb smoke for users who prefer lighter highs that don’t overwhelm. Each toke is accompanied by spicy and fresh tastes.
Planting this beast within a garden bed or large pot will unleash the full potential of the magnificent specimen, allowing it to explode to heights of 4m with staggering yields of approximately 2800g/plant! She has a flowering time of 9–10 weeks.
Jack La Mota is in part named after Jack Herer, the legendary cannabis rights activist and “emperor” of hemp. The strain was created by combining some of the most appreciated and high-quality genetics out there in the form of Skunk, Haze, and Northern Lights 5. This breeding project produced a sativa-dominant strain featuring 75% sativa genetics and 25% indica genetics.
The high induced from smoking a bong bowl loaded with Monster is sativa in nature, providing users with feelings of motivation, happiness, and euphoria. The uplifting and cerebral effects make the strain a good choice before physical activity or long working hours. This buzzy effect is augmented by desirable tastes and aromas of spices and wood.
Dutch Dragon produces some very beautiful flowers, featuring light green shades, high quantities of trichomes, and bright orange hairs. She has a wild and unpredictable growth pattern and therefore requires quite a bit of TLC in order to tame her. Techniques such as topping and low stress training will do the trick. When grown indoors, Dutch Dragon offers yields of 500g/m² and reaches tall heights. Outdoor plants will produce massive yields up to 1000g/plant and grow to gigantic heights. She features a flowering time of 9–10 weeks.
Monster received its gigantic genes through a breeding project involving parent strains Mexican, Mr. Nice G13 x Hash Plant, and Colombian. This genetic medley produced a sativa-dominant strain that features 80% sativa genetics and just 20% indica. These genetics are what makes Monster so imposing in stature.
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But there were some people in the comments section of both posts who had different reactions—angry, accusatory reactions, some of them coming from fellow growers whose underpants had gotten painfully twisted. Their carefully thought-out feedback included accusations that the results were doctored by the lab, that it wasn’t physically possible for a strain to have that much THC, and how the highest THC doesn’t mean the best weed. (To be fair, that last point is spot on.)
Last week, I tried flower with the highest THC I’ve ever seen: 37.28 percent. (You rarely see strains higher than 30 percent at dispensaries.) The strain, dubbed Future (#1), was grown by Portland-based 7 Points Oregon and tested by MRX Labs, who tested the sample four times after their initial results to confirm, then posted on Facebook and Instagram a congratulations to 7 Points Oregon for growing the strongest sample they had ever tested.
Before I tried the weed myself, I tried the patience of those involved, along with a big brain regarding bud: Mowgli Holmes, CEO of Phylos Bioscience. “What about the scoffing dismissals that cannabis physically can’t test at 37 percent THC?” I asked Holmes, who actually knows WTF he is talking about in these matters.
I viewed all four of the variations of Future that 7 Points harvested during a visit at their lab. All looked like frosty, light-green weed, but their scents varied considerably. Between the four, I was actually least drawn to the nose of the super-potent Future (#1). It’s quite good, but the others better captured my interest and attention.
And yep, it got me stoned. Weed does that. With heavier shoulders, and a relaxed slowing-down of the fevered mind, it would be great for those seeking those intentions.
There are strains grown by 7 Points and other growers with half this potency that would also do similar things. Getting such a high THC level is a fine achievement, and I’m glad I tried it, but I’d be just as interested in trying a strain that scores, say, the highest recorded terpene levels, for instance.
“The general consensus seems to be that the physical limit is gonna be around 35 percent,” he replied. “But we don’t really understand that, or why it is. We’re just guessing. So could a plant get to 37 or 38 percent? Maybe. Probably. Not impossible. It is pretty unlikely, though. The main point here is: Why the fuck would you want a plant that strong? That’s like going to 180 proof from 150.”
Regardless, I vaporized a sample at a few different temperatures (290, 330, 350, and 380 degrees Fahrenheit), and discovered a clean, wintermint initial taste that settled in with the subdued hints of flavors of its Gorilla Glue lineage.
It seems 7 Points had similar questions. “For most of our team, a cultivar that hits 30 percent or above is too potent,” they wrote. “And we are big advocates of the concept that THC percentage is only part of the story regarding cannabis. Lesser-known cannabinoids and terpenes play a vital role as well. We acknowledge that THC numbers do matter to consumers in the Oregon recreational market—some look for terpenes, some for THC. As far as we’re concerned, both perspectives are valid.”
7 Points Oregon’s Future (#1) broke lab records for THC content. But strength’s not the only thing that matters.