Average grow time for Super Silver Haze is between 9 – 11 weeks. That’s significantly shorter than most sativa hybrids, some of which take a whole five months to reach maturity.
Yes, the high produced by Super Silver Haze is all you’d expect from a sativa: euphoric and energizing. THC content is usually pegged at 19 percent with less than 1 percent CBD and CBN. However, the indica element helps produce a unique calming sensation that can be felt throughout the body. Users often describe tingling and a sense of relaxation after inhaling Super Silver Haze.
In the height department, Super Silver Haze is often tall (depending on the unique phenotype of each seed). It’s not uncommon for Super Silver Haze to soar about 4 feet with long branches once it has reached full maturity. To achieve its optimal height, however, you must use low-stress training methods to apply some healthy pressure to your plant.
Before exploring the growing aspects Super Silver Haze, it’s important to go over the origins of the Haze strain briefly. In the 1970s, two Cali brothers referred to as R. and J. Haze started experimenting with sativas from Thailand, Mexico, Columbia, and India. This four-fold mix eventually resulted in the 100 percent sativa now known as Haze As Haze seeds made their way into the Netherlands (mainly via the Haze brothers’ friend Sam “The Skunkman”), growers started to experiment with numerous Haze-based hybrids. The idea was to tamper back Haze’s intense euphoric high with more mellowing strains to produce a balanced high.
This mix of high energy and calm makes Super Silver Haze a great success with people experiencing depression or anxiety. There are also anecdotal reports Super Silver Haze helps with appetite issues, nausea, and even migraines.
While Super Silver Haze might be more forgiving than other sativas, you need to keep an eye on its nutrition and environment. This strain enjoys warmth and humidity, so be sure the temp is set between 70-80ºF (21-27ºC). While most growers see the best results growing indoors, it’s possible to grow Super Silver Haze outdoors (especially in tropical climates). Growers in the Northern Hemisphere can expect harvest times in mid-October, while Southern Hemisphere breeders can harvest in mid-April.
As noted above, Super Silver Haze is most distinguished for its mix of citrus and skunk. When you actually taste Super Silver Haze, however, you’ll most likely get a hit of that distinctive Haze spice. Limonene, beta-caryophyllene, and myrcene are common terpenes found in the Super Silver Haze strain.
Average THC: 25 percent
Average CBD: 1 percent
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Grow difficulty: Moderate to hard
Strain overview: Super Silver Haze was created by Amsterdam’s Green House Seeds in the mid 90s by crossing Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze. Deemed one of the best sativa-dominant strains ever bred, Super Silver Haze imbues users with a bright, euphoric high that inspires while calming the body and dampening physical pains. It has a peppery, earthy taste and a long-lasting cerebral buzz.
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Indoor/outdoor: Super Silver Haze is best grown indoors where you can train the plant to increase yields. If cultivated outdoors, this strain performs best in regions near the equator where temperatures stay warmer into the fall.
Yield: Low to moderate
Flowering time: 10-11 weeks
Grow techniques: Growing Super Silver Haze indoors requires training. LST (low stress training) methods and SCROG (screen of green) will help to control its growth and increase the yield. Remove the growth from the base of the plant to promote growth in the canopy. This plant is recommended for hydroponic gardens, which can allow for earlier harvests than soil gardens.
Climate: Prefers a warm, humid climate and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feeding: Sativa strains generally require less feeding than indicas. When feeding, be careful not to burn the plant with too many nutrients. Allow time between feeding and watering to let the roots take in as much oxygen as possible, promoting strong growth.
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