Long story short. If you have important things to do & you ALSO want to get stoned, Durban Poison makes the most practical sense. Have a productive day while using your mind to do smart stuff or your body to do hard physical labor. Nothing wakes you up and puts you in the zone quite like a bowl of Durban Poison.
Also known as the “coffee” of cannabis, this particular strain is one of the “raciest” Sativas on the market. It produces a stimulating and crystal clear head-high without causing a blurry stoney brain fog. Nothing but sweet uplifting vibrations giving you TONS of energy to make SEIZING THE DAY an easy breeze.
Originating in the port city of Durban, South Africa, this epic landrace strain has been consistently been gaining notoriety across the world since the late 1970s. According to legend, High Times columnist and prominent cannabis activist Ed Rosenthal first discovered Durban Poison. Rosenthal was in South Africa seeking new cannabis genetics and found some local seeds in Durban that had a FAST flowering time — about 60 days.
Offering an uplifting, clear function effect that stimulates creativity, social ability and your mood in general, Durban Poison is a popular strain for daytime activities. Energetic & racy, yet toned down as to not overdo it. A few of Durban Poison’s most notable benefits include an increase in energy, focus, migraine relief and anti-nausea.
“One of the rare unadulterated sativas on the market, Durban Poison provides a big energy boost, which makes it a go-to strain for daytime.” – Sohum Shah, The Cannabist
Being an original “landrace strain” is what REALLY makes Durban Poison stand out. (A landrace strain simply means it doesn’t have a complicated history of cross-breeding and mixing and matching with other strains.) Durban Poison is special because its genetics stretch back in time where strains were closer to nature and had little human tampering. The more growers are cross-breeding, the less of our original strains we’ll have left. Let’s hope there’s a master grower out there who are looking into the future and has secured, in a safe facility, as many original seed strains as one can reasonably acquire.
A practical nickname could accurately label Durban Poison as the “Productive Poison.” Once the near instant effects kick in, your mind “clicks” into overdrive causing your body to TRIGGER into useful action. Your mind clears, you WAKE up with bright energy and you’re ready to intelligently navigate your day with LIVELY ease. Having a brain full of this Sativa, Durban Poison fans report this strain uplifts their mood, makes them happy, euphoric and focused.
Durban is sweet to the smell with an earthy undertone with a touch of pine. This smell is produced by the dominant aroma and taste producing terpene D-Limonene. Limonene is a terpene that is commonly found in citrus fruits, which is what causes the dominant sweeter smells. A “pure” Sativa, Durban Poison’s THC content averages between 16-25%. CBD content, however, is notably low, rarely exceeding 0.02%. Durban Poison is also one of the most popular strains for crossbreeding and creating new strains.
Many loyal Durban Poison users claim the strain offers relief from stress, depression, pain, fatigue, and headaches. The most commonly reported side effects are generally mild, including dry mouth, dry eyes, and anxiousness. Some find Durban Poison users claim the strain alleviates headaches, while others have reported experiencing a headache. Of course, everyone reacts differently, and moderation is the key to finding the appropriate balance.
Offering an uplifting, clear function effect that stimulates creativity, social ability and your mood in general, Durban Poison is a popular strain for daytime activities. Energetic & racy, yet toned down as to not overdo it.
Durban Poison produces XXL harvests of old-school quality cannabis; between 450 and 650 grams per m 2 is possible. The plant will carry heavy, resinous and dense buds.
Durban Poison is a perfect strain if you are looking for a well known old-school favourite with heavy yields which is easy to grow both indoors and outdoors. This variety suits both beginners and expert growers. For indoor growing we recommend topping or fimming as it will increase the speed of the Durban Poison lateral growth. She will really shine when you use grow techniques such as LST, bending, supercropping and scrogging. This will increase yields greatly and it will make her height more manageable in an indoor environment. Make sure to give her enough root space. This will increase the speed of growth, as well as the eventual size and yield.
The flowering time is about 8-9 weeks. In combination with the recommended veg phase it will take around 11-13 weeks from seed to harvest.
The genetics used to create Durban Poison ensure the following characteristics:
Durban Poison is a classic indoor and outdoor variety, tough enough for outdoor cannabis growing even in extreme Northern/Southern latitudes. Durban Poison seeds come originally from South Africa and were inbred over many years during the 70’s. With each following generation, Durban Poison became increasingly adapted to the windy and rainy conditions of Northern Europe. Outdoor she has the potential to become really big. Heights above 3m are not unusual. Indoors she will stretch a great deal, so some form of height management is advised.
Numerous side branches carry long and heavy flowers
A tough and vigorous plant. Easy to grow and suitable for all growing conditions
A dense and slim Sativa style plant and bud structure
The legendary Durban Poison is a classic variety for indoors and outdoors. She is a tough, forgiving Sativa-dominant with XL high quality yields ✓