Top 10 outdoor cannabis strains
If you’re thinking of growing some outdoor cannabis this year you will need some reliable, proven and dependable outdoor cannabis seeds which won't let you down. The good news is that Dutch Passion have decades of experience with outdoor seeds and cultivation.
This Dutch Passion Top 10 list of outdoor cannabis seeds is useful reading for anyone thinking of growing some outdoor cannabis. You will need seeds that are proven to grow even in borderline climates such as those at northern European latitudes. Your outdoor cannabis seeds need to be resistant to mold/bud-rot and able to grow in cool grey climates which may have only limited sun and short growing seasons.
Growing your own cannabis outdoors (‘guerrilla growing’) is the most cost effective way to be self sufficient in medical/recreational marijuana. All you need is a grow location with good quality moist soil. We recommend the most reliable top 5 outdoor autoflower seeds as well as our top 5 most dependable photoperiod outdoor feminised cannabis seeds.
These seed recommendations have thousands of repeat growers and several cannabis cups. With many decades of experience supplying outdoor cannabis strains, you can rely on these seeds to deliver heavy harvests even where other outdoor cannabis seeds would fail.
Best feminised photoperiod cannabis seeds for outdoor growing
Feminised cannabis seeds often grow outdoors over a 5-6 month period. The plants can reach 2-3m+ tall and just as wide in ideal conditions. Although they take longer to grow than autoflower seeds you can usually expect heavy yields. Plants are usually ready to harvest around early October in the northern hemisphere (April in southern hemisphere)
Frisian Dew - tough & potent with XL yields, one of the best all round outdoor cannabis strains
Frisian Dew is one of Dutch Passion’s best outdoor guerrilla cannabis strains with thousands of repeat growers. She is very reliable and copes remarkably well with the cool, grey northern European summers. Frisian Dew is usually ready to harvest around the end of September or early October in the Northern Hemisphere (March/April in the Southern Hemisphere).
Frisian Dew is a great choice for anyone looking for a purple hybrid medical stealth outdoor strain. Some, though not all, of the plants turn purple during bloom. The purple hues increase during cool bloom conditions.
|Frisian Dew grow report|
Passion #1, reliable outdoor cannabis seeds with proven performance
If you’re looking for feminised outdoor cannabis seeds which will deliver really potent crops with heavy yields then Passion #1 is a perfect seed choice. This is a green indica hybrid strain from California which has been near the top of Dutch Passion’s outdoor best seller list for many years.
Passion #1 seeds are especially popular with growers at central and southern European latitudes, where the mild climate and long summer are particularly suited. Yields are heavy. If anything you can expect slightly more potent buds than those from Frisian Dew. Passion #1 is a proud member of our ‘High-THC seed collection’. Expect top strength outdoor cannabis with a real kick.
Passion #1 feminised seeds typically reach around 2m tall, but she can reach 3-3.5m tall in optimised outdoor (or greenhouse) conditions. Passion #1 is perhaps slightly less suited to growing at extreme northern latitudes compared to e.g. Frisian Dew.
Passion #1 is ready to harvest around early October. The buds are powerful with a long lasting feel-good high. This really is an easy outdoor feminised seed variety which is tough enough to deliver heavy yields in the right conditions, with ample warm sunshine and good quality soil. One of the Dutch Passion outdoor strains with huge numbers of repeat buyers.
Frisian Duck, outdoor cannabis seeds with webbed leaves and stealth appearance
Frisian Duck outdoor feminised seeds (and Auto Duck autoflower seeds) are unique in the cannabis world for the webbed leaf shape. It’s one of the best stealth strain marijuana plants that you can grow. Guerrilla cannabis growing is easier when you have a stealth cannabis strain which isn't instantly recognisable as weed.
Frisian Duck seeds and Auto Duck seeds are part of the Dutch Outdoor cannabis seed collection. These seeds are all suitable to grow at Dutch (or similar) latitudes. For some outdoor growers, a medical marijuana strain with stealth appearance is vital. We don't think any cannabis strain has a stealthier appearance than Frisian Duck or Auto Duck!
|Frisian Duck grown outdoors in The Netherlands|
Durban Poison, proven guerrilla grow strain with low odour
Durban Poison is a legendary South African sativa. She is popular with both indoor and outdoor growers. Outdoors she enjoys a superb reputation for heavy yields, even in temperate climates. The buds pack a powerful punch and many growers find the Durban Poison cannabis strain to be low odour, a good stealth strain.
The branches grow long and heavy, Durban Poison is well adapted to life outdoors and is able to cope with long periods of cool, grey weather. In the northern hemisphere she is usually ready to harvest around the end of September or early October. The buds may have an unusual aniseed taste and deliver a blissfully pleasurable effect.
If you’re guerrilla growing cannabis outdoors then Durban Poison is particularly recommended. She is available in regular cannabis seeds as well as feminised seeds.
|Durban Poison outdoor cannabis grow|
Think Fast, fast outdoor photoperiod feminised cannabis seeds
Think Fast is a little different from your average outdoor cannabis seed. Thanks to the presence of recessive ‘Think Different’ autoflowering genetics, Think Fast tends to complete bloom a couple of weeks quicker than other outdoor strains at a given latitude. That’s useful if your growing season can have unpredictable weather in autumn/fall and you want an outdoor strain with the extra speed to finish before the bad weather arrives.
With some of the parent genetics coming from the cannabis cup winning Power Plant you can be assured of heavy yields and high THC levels. The growth speed from Think Fast isn't quite at the same pace as a traditional autoflower strain. But it is noticeably faster (several weeks) than typical outdoor photo-dependent cannabis strains. If your current outdoor strain only just manages to finish bloom before the bad autumn/fall weather arrives then it could be time to try growing some Think Fast seeds.
|Think Fast grown outdoors in Canada|
Best Autoflower cannabis seeds for outdoor growing
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are an ideal option for the guerrilla grower. They usually stay low, around (or below) a metre tall. This allows them to stay well hidden below surrounding bushes, flowers etc. Autoflower seeds are the fastest way to grow cannabis outdoors. If you plant your autoflowers outdoors in mid May (perhaps with a week or two of indoor pre-growth) you can harvest in August. That’s well before the bad weather arrives for most northern hemisphere growers.
Auto Mazar, autoflowering guerrilla cannabis seeds
If you’re growing cannabis outdoors a tough, proven indica dominant strain like Auto Mazar has many great benefits. Indica autoflower seeds grow with a natural tendency to remain short and are therefore easy to hide. Outdoor Auto Mazar plants typically reach around a metre tall. This is useful for the committed guerrilla grower who can hide their outdoor cannabis plants behind other shrubs, nettles or bushes. As well as very high THC levels you get a deliciously rich hash taste and a deeply pleasurable high.
Auto Mazar uses world famous, THC rich Afghani genetics. She is part of the Afghani Kush cannabis seed collection. These hardy cannabis genetics grow well even in poor summer outdoor conditions such as those which can be seen at northern European/Dutch latitudes.
|Auto Mazar greenhouse grow review|
Auto Duck, natural stealth thanks to a webbed leaf appearance
Auto Duck has a stabilised natural leaf deformity. This means it isn’t quite as instantly recognisable as traditional cannabis strains, especially during vegetative growth. For the guerrilla grower, Auto Duck delivers the speed and convenience of an autoflower with unique stealth features. The aroma from Auto Duck is also light, a useful feature for those growing in close proximity to neighbours.
If you want to grow some autoflower seeds outdoors and want to maximise your chances of a successful harvest you may want to consider some Auto Duck seeds. You can walk straight past Auto Duck and not even realise that it is cannabis! With heavy yields and a strong smoke this is our top autoflowering stealth strain recommendation.
|Auto Duck grow report, stealth cannabis seeds|
Auto Daiquiri Lime, premium outdoor autoflower seeds with a sour/fruity taste
Auto Daiquiri Lime is an autoflower seed from the USA Special cannabis seed collection. The genetics come from the outdoor classic Californian Orange which was crossed with some pungent USA Sour Diesel genetics. The result is a heavy yielding sativa strain with very high THC levels. These genetics can be grown indoors or outdoors with equally impressive results. Outdoors you will be assured of robust growth and good resistance to poor weather thanks to the tough parent genetics from Californian Orange.
Auto Daiquiri Lime is a reliable autoflower seed for any quality conscious outdoor cannabis grower. The buds come with a sour fresh and fruity taste, the high is long lasting with a powerful stress busting effect.
|Auto Daiquiri Lime seeds grown in a 15 litre airpot under LED grow lights|
Auto Critical Orange Punch, easy and robust outdoor growing with high THC citrus scented buds
Auto Critical Orange Punch is an uncomplicated best seller. These affordable seeds produce seriously heavy yields with multiple heavy branches of resin soaked buds. Auto Critical Orange Punch was named in the highly prestigious 2018 High Times List Of Top-10 strains. That means you can expect some connoisseur quality buds with a powerful anti-anxiety effect.
Lovers of a sweet orange taste and a tangy citrus aroma will be impressed with the rich and fruity terpene profile. Auto Critical Orange Punch is a tough and resilient outdoor autoflower strain that grows from seed to harvest in around 100 days outdoors.
Auto Ultimate, the ultimate yielding autoflower strain!
Auto Ultimate is quite probably the heaviest yielding autoflower strain ever seen by Dutch Passion. This makes it an ideal choice for the outdoor grower seeking bumper harvests. The XXL harvests come at the price of a slightly longer growth cycle. Auto Ultimate can take 15 weeks or so from seed to harvest outdoors. That’s a couple of weeks longer than most autoflower seeds.
But the very high THC levels and outrageous yields combine to make Auto Ultimate a firm favourite with outdoor cannabis growers. Auto Ultimate is a member of the Dutch Passion Classics cannabis seed collection.
Outdoor cannabis growing requires proven, robust genetics
Choice of proven outdoor cannabis genetics is often the difference between success and failure. Most indoor cannabis strains simply don't have the selective breeding to cope with the climatic challenges faced with outdoor conditions at Dutch (and similar) latitudes. The best outdoor cannabis seeds have genetics that are adapted and selected specifically for outdoor cultivation. The following guide may be useful for those wanting more information about the differences between growing autoflower seeds and feminised seeds outdoors, as well as tips to get the best results.
|Autoflower seed vs feminised seed outdoor growing|
For those outdoor growers seeking specific practical advice about how to grow cannabis in borderline climates such as the UK, this grow guide may be useful reading.
|How to grow cannabis outdoors in the UK|
Choose the best outdoor cannabis seeds you can get from a supplier with a long standing reputation for outdoor genetics.. and perhaps a cannabis cup or two. With a little bit of planning, careful cannabis seed selection and some kind weather you can look forward to a successful outdoor grow season!