8 of the best Haze strains
Haze is no rare commodity. The heritage is parent to some of the most popular contemporary hybrids in shops today. Many of today’s haze phenotypes are genetically similar to the landrace strains our hippy grandparents smoked, but modern cultivation has presented a far wider range of complex effects.
Below, check out some of the most notable examples of Haze genetics, making them the best Haze strains.
Haze (aka Original Haze) originated in Santa Cruz, CA sometime in the early 70s by a pair of storied cultivators named “the Haze Brothers” along with their partner “Sam the Skunkman.” The cultivation involved a number of imported landrace sativa strains — landrace referring to cannabis strains that, while not necessarily wild, have not been formally selected, developed, or genetically manipulated by breeders.
Haze is not a pure sativa, but it is a genetic pillar of contemporary cannabis for its expression of sativa effects, including, energy, euphoria, and wild creativity. Expect notes of berry and lemon and an earthy exhale.
Super Lemon Haze
Varsity stoners often refer to Super Lemon Haze as a daytime strain for its energizing head high. For the majority of users, this strain delivers the kind of bright, euphoric mental and elastic body highs that can make a person positively enthusiastic about housework, errands, and all manner of daily minutia.
Super Lemon Haze’s genetics combine Lemon Skunk with Super Silver Haze for an 80:20 sativa/indica genetic split. The resulting flowers are heavily sugared, sharply fragranced, and dense with resin. Expect a citrusy nose and a crisp, lemony exhale.
Fans of peppy, energetic highs may find their perfect match in Strawberry Haze (aka Arjan’s Strawberry Haze), another strain almost universally approved for “daytime use.” Consumers report a clear, cerebral head high and languid, effervescent body high that is manageable, yet powerful.
Strawberry Haze, has a complex lineage that reportedly involves a mix of Swiss Sativa, Northern Lights #5, Haze, and Kali Mist. The resulting hybrid is also a popular therapeutic strain for treating depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Expect a hint of strawberry in the nose and a sheer, herbaceous exhale.
Cannalope Haze is a popular strain for those looking to extinguish fatigue with a volcanic eruption of creativity, but fans of this cultivar also extoll it as a panacea with a wide swath of potential effects, including anxiety and pain relief.
Bred from the heritage Haze Brothers strain and a Mexican sativa landrace from Michoacan, Cannalope Haze’s terpene profile presents as a fruity mashup of caryophyllene, terpinolene, and linalool that reportedly tastes remarkably like fresh cantaloupe melon. That unique flavor plus the ultra-resinous flowers of this cultivar make it popular for extractions and concentrates.
Unlike the rest of the haze strains on this list, Blue Haze, or Blueberry Haze, is an indica-dominant hybrid, with fans widely reporting relaxing, tranquilizing, and deeply psychotropic effects. This cultivar’s complexity can also present an energetic euphoria for a slim margin of consumers. Go figure.
Blue Haze’s genetics are similar to a sordid love triangle. It’s a hybrid of Blueberry, a classic indica, and either Amnesia Haze or Super Silver Haze, depending on the cultivator. Either way, the resulting flowers are snowy, dense, and richly threaded with orange hairs. Expect a berry sweet nose and an exhale that’s peppery at the finish.
Amnesia Haze, not to be confused with Amnesia, is a euphoric and sociable strain that is the perfect choice for creative collaboration or long, animated chats.
Overall, fans of Amnesia Haze find it to be the perfect strain for social activities, but also find it useful in therapeutic applications; the strain has reported high efficacy in relieving anxiety and depression, fatigue, and chronic pain.
Amnesia Haze is another complex hybrid, a cross of Haze, Southeast Asian, Afghani, and Hawaiian landrace strains that’s resulted in a fruity, earthy, and brightly herbal terpene profile in a dense, deep green flower. Expect a woody, herbal perfume and a faintly sweet exhale.
Purple Haze is one of the original Haze phenotypes to descend from the stabilized seeds cultivated by the Haze Brothers. And the effects can be inferred by the phenotype’s title: consumers report a technicolor euphoria supported by a weightless body high that compounds into effects that flirt with psychedelia.
Purple Haze flowers are typically deep violet in hue, and sparkling with a rich blanket of crystalline trichomes. Expect a sweet, earthy perfume and a dense, velvety exhale.
Super Silver Haze
Perennial party favorite Super Silver Haze has a unique balance of giddy euphoria, softened cognition, and remarkable staying power which has given it not only legendary top-shelf status, but also the distinction of three first prizes at the High Times Cannabis Cup.
Prized for its therapeutic values as a chronic pain/fatigue reliever, Super Silver Haze fans also laud the strain for its calm body buzz which can appeal to sativa-hesitant, indica-loving cannabis smokers.
Super Silver Haze is bred from a cross of Shiva and Northern Lights #5, resulting in fluffy, bright green buds dusted in trichomes. Expect a peppery nose and sharp, tangy exhale.
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Many of today's haze phenotypes have a wide range of complex effects.
Top 10 Haze strains
Haze strains are the Long Walkers or Giants of the cannabis species. Almost pure sativa genetics and an extraordinarily powerful uplifting cerebral high distinguish Haze varieties from all other marijuana. For those that prefer to fly high, rather than stay glued to the couch, Haze is the stash of choice.
You need experience in the grow room and a tolerance for potent weed if you are going to dabble in serious Haze cultivation and consumption. LST, Topping, Supercropping, ScrOG or even a combination of methods may be required to tame your favourite Haze. In some cases but not all, if we can help it. But if it’s top-shelf head stash you’re after? Well, then you gotta find a way to squeeze these ganja trees into the cannabis garden, by any means necessary. Here are 10 of the hottest Haze’s.
1. Cannalope Haze
A true game-changer brings something new to the table. Cannalope Haze is a 21st-century Haze hybrid with a flowering time of just 8-10 weeks and head stash payload of up to 600g/m². This red hot Haze is a super sativa mix of Haze Brothers and Mexican Michoacán genetics. She is super sticky too. Cannalope Haze is every hash makers dream Haze.
Just a few tokes of Cannalope Haze will ignite the imagination and delight the palate. This is one fast hitting, all be it short lived, soaring cerebral ride. A real taste of the exotic. Fruity melon flavoured marijuana is not to be missed. Touch the sky and savour every last toke of the Cannalope Haze. Hands on early maintenance will be required with this Haze in the grow room. Topping or LST is recommended as she can really stretch during bloom. Maybe go for a 4 way LST?
2. Blue Haze
Blue Haze is Haze bursting with flavour. A mouth-watering combination of Blueberry and Amnesia Haze the Blue Haze is rarefied dankness. In the grow room she will climb to about 1.5m in height like a sativa but bloom in just 9-10 weeks like an indica. Highly potent as you would expect from her pedigree lineage. Blue Haze delivers an amazing hybrid two stage hit. At first happy and euphoric. Then a body stone.
Not the most productive of Haze varieties with a yield of about 350g/m² to be expected for practiced Haze growers. Blue Haze is a sun worshipper. Outdoors in a hot dry climate, she will perform. However, in a cold high humidity climate, she may succumb to molds. Feed her light and treat her right. The reward is a unique sweet berry citrus stash.
3. G13 Haze
For the micro grower determined to cultivate a top-shelf Haze strain, G13 Haze has got to be number 1 on the to-grow list. This ultra compact Haze has redefined the Haze growing experience. Hawaiian Haze influence ensures a pleasant head trip, while G13 traits dominate plant structure. G13 Haze is Nu-Skool Haze. Although old school uplifting effects have been retained. Expect 21% THC with a powerful head buzz. But don’t expect her to resemble a Haze in the grow room. Modern breeding techniques have been pushed to the limit to create her enviable hybrid attributes.
G13 Haze performs well in a SOG and can be cultivated in a variety of substrates. Flowering will take 10-12 weeks. Yields can be as much as 600g/m² indoors. Outdoors G13 Haze rarely exceeds 1m. Perhaps the only real stealth Haze. She won the overall High Times Cannabis Cup 1st prize back in 2007. A decade later and she is still a favourite with home growers and connoisseurs.
4. Super Lemon Haze
Zesty lemon aroma and flavour make the Super Lemon Haze a fresh citrus delight for day trippers. A back to back High Times Cannabis Cup winner in 2007 & 2008. This tasty Haze is the product of the union of Lemon Skunk and old school Haze. Her long lasting creative cerebral buzz and resinous long- running colas make her a connoisseur Haze with commercial potential.
Super Lemon Haze usually requires 10 weeks of 12/12 before she is ready for harvest. The ScrOG method is highly recommended for max yield. Beginner growers beware. These bud-laden lemon trees will grow tall, over 2m, without training. Outdoors in a hot southern climate yields of 1kg per plant can be achieved from huge 2m+ specimens. Deliciously potent 20%+ THC head stash.
5. Neville’s Haze
Vintage Haze from the original King of Cannabis Nevil Schoenmakers. Neville’s Haze is probably as close as you can get to cultivating old school original Haze without a time machine. It’s true she can be a wild unruly late bloomer. But for the experienced grower up to the challenge, the prize is classic head stash.
Flowering can take 16+ weeks, although some phenos will finish sooner. These are the keepers. Outdoor cultivation is impractical; to be honest this Haze is just too stretchy. Indoors early training and pruning is highly recommended. If you’ve got the patience of a Jedi and Grand Master grow–op skills Neville’s Haze is a must.
Yields and quality are highly contingent upon cultivation experience. Seasoned indoor cultivators can expect in the region of 400g/m². 20%+THC with near to nil CBD and looser flowers are a real rarity these days. Genuine 70’s euphoric head stash. Now you know why it’s always sold out in Coffeeshops and Cannabis Clubs across Europe.
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