Grow difficulty: Moderate to hard
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Flowering time: 10-11 weeks
Yield: Low to moderate
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about growing the Super Silver Haze cannabis strain, including its preferred medium, growth structure, and harvest time.
In case you were wondering how Super Silver Haze got its name, all you have to do is look at one of these buds. A distinguishing feature of this strain is that it’s loaded with sticky trichomes. You’d be forgiven for thinking a spider just crawled all over these marvelous marijuana buds! To explain the second part of this name (“Haze”), we need to take a closer look at this strain’s history and genetics.
Average CBD: 1 percent
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.
In terms of yield, the World of Seeds has found that indoor growers usually get around 450 gr/sqm. With proper training, however, you could get a batch of 800 gr/m2. Outdoor growers, on the other hand, should expect a yield of about 1,500 gr/plant.
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.
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.
Super Silver Haze usually has a sativa to indica ratio of roughly 80:20, but the indica part of this strain plays a crucial role in both the high effect and growth cycle. Interestingly, many people describe Super Silver Haze as an “indica amongst sativas” for this very reason.
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.
Turning to the effects, Super Silver Haze has a typical Haze high. Users generally report feeling uplifted and euphoric after taking a hit of Super Silver Haze. The euphoria here, however, isn’t likely to make you feel all tensed up and jittery. Thanks to the indica effects of Northern Lights, Super Silver Haze provides a bit of mellowing action to help you feel clear headed and calm.
Super Silver Haze is a legendary cannabis strain that took the world by storm in the 90s. Learn more about how to grow Super Silver Haze at home.