blue legend #10 seeds

This is a hybrid medical marijuana strain that was created by crossing Diamond OG with Blue Dream. Although, both of the parent strains are closely 50:50 hybrids, the Legend OG are found to be leaning towards the sativa side. This makes the effects that are being produced by the Blue Legend also to be moderately sativa dominant in nature. This plant was originally bred by ‘Bio Queen’. The THC levels, CBD and CBN percentage of this plant are found to be 25%, 0.67% and 0.58% respectively. The Legend OG genetics of this strain are providing the Blue Legend strain the denser, closely packed bud structure. On the other hand, the Blue Dream genetics are responsible for cerebral uplift effects produced by this strain. As you breathe in, the flowers of this plant would give off the sweet and hashy smell that is similar to that of blueberries. The flavor of this strain will also be hashy and would be more or less like that given by the roasted peanuts. This strain is known for giving the users the relaxation both physically and mentally. This is also known to be a good mood elevator and is recommended for the conditions like depression.

A perennial favorite with pot aficionados across the globe, the Blueberry could not be omitted from The List—and especially the top 10. Bred by DJ Short of Legends Seeds out of western Canada decades ago, the Blueberry is a powerful indica-dominant hybrid that has no less than eight distinct strains contributing to her lineage (yes, even some Mexican, for those of you reading the whole article)—a true benchmark of planned breeding.

This landrace strain is the primary reason the words “Kush” and “indica” have become synonymous. Originating in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, this pure indica is responsible for such offspring as the Master Kush … and she also played a role in the creation of our beloved OG Kush. Originally released by the stalwart Sensi Seeds, it’s rare to see these flowers around much these days, although her family still ranks among cannabis royalty.

One of the first and best real hybrids of the modern cannabis-breeding era, Skunk #1 is a mix of three true-breeding landrace strains: Afghani (#6), Mexican (#25) and Colombian. This well-balanced beauty is a heavy yielder, doing well both indoors and out, filling gardens with that pungent, skunky aroma. She went on to play a role in the creation of such strains as Skunk- berry, Cheese, the Church, Island Sweet Skunk and Lemon Skunk, plus a couple.

What better way to celebrate High Times ’ 40th anniversary than to pay homage to the best of the cannabis plant, which provided our founder, Thomas King Forçade, and so many others with the inspiration to cultivate a movement and put forth a publication dedicated to one goal for so many years.

The first (and, so far, only) known strain to be bred by the US government at this country’s sole legal cannabis-research facility at the University of Mississippi, the G-13 was secretly procured and brought to Holland circa 1986, where she fast became the mother to a host of epic strains. Because of her notoriety, most G-13 hybrids clearly state the parents in their name, like G-13 Haze (Cannabis Cup winner, 2007), G-13 Hashplant or Lemon G-13. Most recently, the G-13 was crossed with a Jack Herer male to produce the newly popular XJ-13.

10. Blueberry.

Yes, that’s right, Cannatonic: This lovely lady earns a spot on The List for her contributions to the world of medical cannabis. While there are many CBD-rich strains out there, the Cannatonic has exhibited some of the highest CBD values ever recorded. In fact, one of her phenotypes, the Cannatonic X, which we came across in Michigan in 2011, went to 19 percent — a true accomplishment for her breeders, and a real boon to patients and the medical community.

One of only two back-to-back Cannabis Cup champions, the Super Lemon Haze scored her wins in Amsterdam in 2008 and 2009. One of her parents, Super Silver Haze, was the only other strain to achieve this feat, back in 1998 and 1999 (more about her at #4). The Super Lemon Haze is a true Amsterdam original, created by the breeding giant Green House Seed Company as a cross of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. The Lemon Skunk half, which is native to the US, brings an overwhelming citrus flavor to the palate. Lab testing has shown extremely high profiles of limonene and terpinolene, making this super-sativa both tasty and potent.

When grown well, the OG Kush can take home a Cup in any competition, at any given time anywhere in the world, already claiming dozens of Cups via various OG phenos and crossbreeds. Nearly one out of every three new hybrids that come to market has the OG stamp in their genetic code, almost making the OG its own subspecies within the Cannabis genus. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the OG Kush for helping to usher in the next generation of excellent cannabis lines. Without a doubt, the OG is another strain that will forever be on The List.

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 22.43 percent (Denver, 2013)

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 18.71 percent (Denver, 2013)

The OG-dominant #3 phenotype was created in a hybridization project that crossed an OG Kush mother crossed with a Strawberry Diesel male. The #3 exhibits a nose-crackling, rocket-fuel aroma that scores high in flavor profiles — including a tall order of the much-favored terpenoid limonene. If you haven’t tried out the Bruce Banner #3 yet, put her high on your list.

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 19.50 percent (San Francisco, 2012) I won’t lie: If we were selfish people here at High Times, the Sour Diesel would — for sure — benumero uno on The List. How- ever, as we explained in the opening to this article, there was more to the process of compiling these rankings than just personal (or personnel) preference. That being said, if there’s a tastier bud on the planet, we haven’t smoked it. When grown right, from the true East Coast cut (think AJ — and true connoisseurs know what we mean here), there is simply no better flavor in cannabis. Period. The Sour Diesel reigns supreme on the east side of the United States and will be on The List for eternity.

So we had to rely on a few main factors, the first being each strain’s influence and overall contribution to the cannabis gene pool — hence many of the old-school varietals on the list. Next, we had to consider the awards (specifically, Cannabis Cups) that each strain has won. And after that came popularity and market share, qualitative factors that helped shape The List greatly. Lastly, we made use of our movement’s greatest asset: Science. We looked at a host of quantitative characteristics, such as potency (both THC and CBD; see #8 for proof) as well as terpenoid profiles, which produce the flavorful aromas and tastes that we all love so much.

This one sparked a bit of internal debate here at High Times as to whether she merited inclusion on The List. However, in the end she won out over some of our honorable mentions (appearing at the end of this article) — mostly due to her overwhelming popularity in Spain, which is fast becoming the new Amsterdam of Europe. Furthering her cause is her strong and flavorful high, for which a special nod to her folks, who rank at #11 and #6, is due.

20. Durban Poison.

So why we do call this keystone strain “Afghani,” as opposed to just “Afghan”? The answer reaches back into the history of this powerful indica, to a time when she was commonly called “Afghanica,” a reference to both her nation of origin and her classification as a truly pure indica variety. Today, the name has been shortened to the familiar “Afghani.” That being said, the Afghani #1 is one of only a handful of cornerstone genotypes that can be credited with aiding in the creation of nearly every major breeding achievement of the past 30 years. The Afghani is a major contributor to strains such as Skunk #1, the original Northern Lights, Sour Diesel, Cheese, Blueberry and Mazar, just to name a few.

The most potent strain ever tested in the history of the High Times Cannabis Cup, the Bruce Banner was born and bred in Colorado and hit the 28 percent mark for THC, putting her squarely in The List’s Top 10.

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 25.28 percent (Seattle, 2013)

Kicking off our list of the all-time greatest strains is a true native landrace of North America. Often referred to as Acapulco Gold, but more commonly known these days as Mexican sativa, it is often used in breeding projects which have led to numerous world-class strains such as Skunk #1, multiple Haze varieties and even the fabled Blueberry line (check out #11, #10 and #2). And, when grown right, Mexican sinsemilla (meaning “without seed”) can provide one of the best stand-alone sativa highs around.

The GSC might be the youngest strain to earn a place on The List. She first appeared just a few years ago, circa 2011, and took the cannabis world by storm. Much controversy still surrounds this strain, however, and not just because of her name. A debate persists as to her lineage: The most commonly held belief is that she’s the product of OG Kush x Cherry Pie, while others contend that it was something called “F1” (not in reference to breeding) x Durban Poison, which was then crossed to Kush. Either way, the GSC has edged out some tough competition to make her appearance here.

A classic strain from the Netherlands, the Amnesia Haze was winning Cups more than a decade ago and might be considered a fixture of the Amsterdam pot scene. A sativa-dominant hybrid, her ancestry looks something like this: (Afghani x Hawaiian) x Laos x Jamaican. This combination gives the Amnesia Haze a sweet and spicy flavor with a very cerebral high.

11. Skunk #1.

The White Widow was winning Cannabis Cups in Amsterdam as far back as 1995, and her actual birth date extends to nearly a decade before that. A well-balanced hybrid reportedly made by crossing a Brazilian sativa with an unknown indica from South India, she has both an indica-dominant and a sativa-dominant phenotype. Both phenos are usually thickly coated with trichomes, giving her a very white appearance (and, her name).

One of the true all-time greats, the NL #5 was winning Cannabis Cups in Amster- dam way back in 1990. Grown and entered by the Seed Bank (one of the first such enterprises in the world for cannabis seeds), she was later released through the iconic Sensi Seeds and went on to play a role in producing generations of award-winning strains, including Super Silver Haze and Romulan. Another NorCal native, her lineage is unknown, but her taste and influence are not.

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 28.35 percent (Denver, 2013)

This NorCal original started the purple- bud craze that helped push several very similar (if not identical) varieties out into a marketplace saturated with Kush and Diesel flavors. Offering a sweet and fruity taste of grape, the GDP stands out in a crowd and spurred the likes of Purple Urkel, the Purps and Grape Ape. Begat from an old Mendocino purple strain, this indica-dominant plant was used early and widely by California patients’ groups and has gone into the creation of several successful hybrid strains known for both flavor and heavy medicinal effects.

Obviously, we couldn’t fit all of our favorite Chem Dog phenos here, since there are more than a few. But the ’91 is the first of the family to appear on The List, because she just might be the most flavorful of them all and has been widely used in crossbreeding projects (like the Deadhead OG) to get that sweet, Diesel-y taste that makes the mouth water and the lips pucker up. More on the Chem family when the 91’s big sis makes her appearance at #5.

Highest lab-tested THC at a HT Cannabis Cup: 22.64 percent (Los Angeles Cup, 2012)

Hopefully, we did right by all of High Times ’ readers. But we’re also pretty confident that if you were starting out on a new planet and had to take a handful of cannabis seeds along, you’d be choosing from among these 25! So here’s to our Lady of Cause, and all of her beautiful children. Enjoy.

This cultivar is known for her extremely unique, pungent flavor and heavy sedative Indica high. Rich mandarin orange and skunk terpenes have led this lady to multiple concentrate awards. Medium stretch and great calyx to leaf ratio make Mandarin Sunset easy to grow and will bring good yields of amazing flower for decades to come.

*Purple Zkittlez #1 x Punchline #3.

Yield: Chunky AF!

Mandarin Zkittlez R1.

A medium-height plant with medium-sized flowers that’s easy to grow in any environment. She’s not a big feeder but enjoys lots of light. Strong lateral branching makes training easy. Her flowers are spectacular with deep purple hues completely coated in large-headed trichomes.

FLOWERING TIME: 9-10 weeks.

•Terpene Profile: Fruit Stripe gum and gasoline.

• Orange, grapefruit and gasoline.

• Terpene Profiles: Candied lilac, sweet berries, lemon cake, grapefruit, hashy spices with earthy chem and petrol.

Large yields of truly boutique flowers. Sweet and tart citrus / floral flavors are often accompanied by an old school skunk in certain phenos. Heavy, long lasting hybrid effects. Do you member?!

*Dead Head OG cut from Irie Genetics.

Thug Rozé R1 -COMING SOON.

• TOTAL CANNABINOIDS: 27-30%

Effects: Heavy, sedate and euphoric.

This one is a truly special flower. A classic cookie structure with smaller, extremely dense flowers drenched in trichomes. A tall, vigorous plant with long internodes, she can get out of control if not topped and trained properly. She can yield fairly well when grown to her potential but it’s her quality that makes her distinct.

Extraordinary flavor, effects and appearance.

*Pink Grapefruit Pheno.

Inzane Auto.

• Available in either 5 or 10 AlphaFem™ Seeds.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks.

Indoor 8-9 weeks.

Perfect for indoor or outdoor. Extremely dense and large flowers coated in trichomes and rich, complex terpenes that coat the senses. She’s an absolute beast! Medium-large plant with medium-length internodes. Extremely high calyx-to-leaf ratio makes her a delight to trim.

Effects: Heavy, relaxing and euphoric but not sleepy.

• Outdoor: Mid-Season/High Yield.