By Luke Sumpter

What comes to mind when thinking about Germany? Rich food? Castles? Or perhaps lightning-fast roads? Regardless of what you know Germany for, we’re about to introduce you to an entirely new side of the nation. Get ready to discover the five most popular weed strains in the country, and why citizens love them so very much.

1. Sweet ZZ

Germany’s candy ranks among some of the most popular in the world. It turns out that many weed users in the country have a lot of nostalgia for the sweets of their childhood, which plays out in their strain selection! Sweet ZZ mimics the taste of candy with her sugary sweet terpene profile. She inherited these magnificent tastes from parent strains Grape Ape and Grapefruit. On top of this, her THC content of 22% ensures a hard-hitting and stoning experience.

Sweet ZZ’s flowering time of 8–9 weeks makes her a good candidate for the relatively short German growing season. Outdoors, she’ll grow up to 200cm in size and produce up to 550g/plant ready to harvest in September. If you grow her indoors, keep her at 80cm using LST and topping, and enjoy 550–600g/m² come harvest time.

Sweet ZZ

Sweet ZZ
23_genetic background_1 Grape Ape x Grapefruit
33_Yield indoors_1 550 - 600 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 140 cm
25_flowering time_1 7 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 22%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 20% Indica 80%
34_yield outdoor_1 500 - 550 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 160 - 200 cm
27_harvest period_1 Late September
22_Effect_1 Calming, Stoned

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2. Watermelon Automatic

Germans value apples[1] above any other fruit. However, it turns out they’re also fans of watermelon—at least when it comes to weed. Watermelon Automatic has become a hit in Germany thanks to her fruity and refreshing tastes. Our breeders created this indica-dominant hybrid by crossing Tropicanna Cookies with Lemon OG. She serves up a relaxing physical high that goes down perfectly during quiet evenings or small-scale gatherings with fellow smokers.

The growing traits of this strain also make her highly compatible with German growers. Indoors, she maintains a height of 80–110cm, making her suitable for cultivation in tight, clandestine spaces. Here, she’ll churn out up to 500g/m² in as little as 8 weeks after seeds sprout. Outdoors, she’ll wrap things up well before the first frosts arrive. Expect plants to peak at 120cm when left untrained. They’ll reward you with 50–90g/plant.

Watermelon Auto

Watermelon Auto
23_genetic background_1 Tropicanna Cookies x Lemon OG
33_Yield indoors_1 450 - 500 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 110 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 7 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 20%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 20%, Indica 75%, Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 50 - 90 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 100 - 120 cm
27_harvest period_1 8 - 9 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Calming

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3. Northern Light Auto

Although rare, you can catch a glimpse of the northern lights over Germany’s northern skies from time to time. However, you’re much more likely to come across Northern Light Automatic growing in your friend’s grow room or garden. German growers have fallen in love with this strain for a long list of reasons, including her complex flavour. Her THC content of 14% might seem low, but it synergises with earthy and peppery terpenes to produce a clear-headed and uplifting high ideal for daytime use.

Northern Light Automatic requires only 10–12 weeks to cruise from sprout to harvest. If you’re using a greenhouse to extend the growing season, you can easily enjoy a wave of successive harvests across several months. Outdoor plants grow to 160cm, produce a dense canopy, and kick out 170–220g/plant. Indoor plants stay shorter at 80–120cm and produce up to 550g/m² under good lights.

Northern Light Auto

Northern Light Auto
23_genetic background_1 Northern Light x Ruderalis
33_Yield indoors_1 500 - 550 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 120 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 14%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 0% Indica 80% Ruderalis 20%
34_yield outdoor_1 170 - 220 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 130 - 160 cm
27_harvest period_1 10 - 12 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Clear, Uplifting

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4. Amnesia Haze

Considering breeders in the Netherlands played an important role in crafting the original Amnesia Haze, it makes sense that these legendary genetics permeated across the border to neighbouring Germany. Growers in the nation took a quick liking to this variety, and many now grow our version of the strain, which descends directly from the original. She features a sativa-dominant genetic profile, a THC content of 22%, and plenty of fruity and earthy terpenes. Gear up for a lost-lasting cognitive high!

If you’re growing out in the sticks, you can let this plant peak at a towering 210cm. Treat her to fertile soil rich in organic matter and microbes, and she’ll bloom up to 700g/plant during late October. However, the risk of early frost and rain prompts many German growers to top her and cultivate her in greenhouses and polytunnels. Indoors, she reaches 80–140cm and produces 600–650g/m² after a flowering time of 10–11 weeks.

Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze
23_genetic background_1 Original Amnesia Haze
33_Yield indoors_1 600 - 650 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 140 cm
25_flowering time_1 10 - 11 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 22%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 70% Indica 30%
34_yield outdoor_1 650 - 700 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 175 - 210 cm
27_harvest period_1 Late October
22_Effect_1 Long Lasting , Physically Relaxing, Powerful

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5. Cookies Gelato

Germans go crazy for cookies, especially around Christmas. So, what do you get when you cross these sugary treats with one of neighbouring Italy’s most famous desserts? Why, Cookies Gelato, of course! This utter powerhouse descends from the legendary Girl Scout Cookies and Gelato #33. Her THC content of 28% will take you for a wild psychoactive ride, while her sweet and fruity terpenes make every hit a pleasure. Make sure you don’t have anywhere to be after blazing these buds!

Cookies Gelato didn’t just win German growers over because of her effects. This strain also puts on a stellar show during the growing cycle. Her dense canopy produces large, tapered colas that boast hues of deep green with spatters of ultra-dark purple. You’ll experience excellent results, no matter where you grow her. Outdoors, she prefers short summers, which works well in German climates. She’ll peak at 180cm if left untrained, or at 140cm with topping and training. Feed her well and position her in a sunny but sheltered position, and she’ll yield 650g/plant. Indoors, plants grow to 90–130cm and cruise through the flowering phase in 8–9 weeks. Prepare to trim, dry, and cure up to 600g/m².

Cookies Gelato

Cookies Gelato
23_genetic background_1 Girl Scout Cookie X Gelato 33
33_Yield indoors_1 550 - 600 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 90 - 130 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 28%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 600 - 650 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 140 - 180 cm
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Balanced, Calming, Physically Relaxing

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German Growers Have a Refined Taste for Weed

As you can see, German growers have an exquisite taste for cannabis! Although they look for several key traits in the cultivars they choose to grow, tasty terpenes rank above all else, especially those that offer flavours of sugar and fruit. With that said, German weed growers are also fans of some of the strongest strains available, including high-THC titans such as Cookies Gelato. To truly understand why these five strains are so popular in Germany, we suggest growing and smoking them yourself!

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