Dating as far back as 2737 BC in China, cannabis has been used widely for its psychoactive effects. Since then, cannabis has spread globally and grown well in various climate conditions. Cannabis now grows wild in many diverse places, such as Mexico, the UK, China, India, Alaska, and Russia, among others. It is now an adaptable plant that’s able to thrive in many conditions. For those who intend to grow cannabis outdoors, this is now achievable.
Technically, you can take any cannabis seeds and plant them indoors or outdoors. However, without proper knowledge, you might not get the best results. Ideally, it is best to choose the seeds that have been acclimatized to your geographical location.
When deciding what cannabis seeds to buy, there are various factors to consider. Climate is one of them—and one of the first things you need to look at. Each marijuana variety grows differently in every climate. Temperature, light intensity, length of exposure, altitude, and seasonal changes all have different effects on your cannabis plant.
There are different strains of seeds from various reputable breeders, such as Coffee Shop Seeds, that are more suitable for your geographical region.
Strains for the Cool Northern Climate
For regions in the North, like in Sweden, where summers are extremely short but with lots of sunlight, look for seeds that flower in a short period of time. Autoflowering seeds are perfect for this kind of climate.
Regardless of the light conditions, auto-flowering varieties will switch from vegetative growth to flowering stage within two to four weeks. They will also be ready for harvest in as little as 60 days only after planting. Royal Dwarf, Sticky Beast Automatic, and Northern Force Automatic are auto-flowering seeds that are perfect for the northern climate. Earl Skunk and Freeze Cheese are the types of regular seeds that will do just fine in this kind of climate.
Strains for Temperate Climate
With long summers and lots of natural sunlight for the cannabis plant, a wider variety of seeds can be grown here. Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and Austria are among the countries in this region. Solid Indica strains are the better choice for this climate condition since they finish their cycle faster than Sativas. Cannabis plants that are best suited for this climate include White Widow, Chemdawg, Royal Moby, and Critical Krush.
Strains for the Hot Climate
In countries like Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain where blazing heat and long summers are common, towering Sativas are the ideal strains to grow. The summer season in these countries extends until October, and there is no rush for Sativas to grow. Dry conditions will prevent moulds from developing. Sour Diesel, Amnesia Haze, Lemon Thai Krush, Silver Haze, and Acapulco Gold are the highly recommended types of cannabis seeds for such climate.
Growing cannabis seeds can be time-consuming and challenging, especially if you are located in humid or cool regions. When grown outside, most strains yield better results and require less maintenance. You may try to experiment with different varieties to determine what type will perform best in your climate zone.
If you want to learn more about the types of outdoor cannabis seeds and tips for preparing and caring for your seeds throughout the season, get in touch with Coffee Shop Seeds to see how we can help. Check out our selection of cannabis seeds suitable for every climate condition.