By Luke Sumpter

Indica genetics originated from the Hindu Kush mountain range that stretches through Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and into Tajikistan. Although parts of the geological feature experience high altitude and colder temperatures, certain regions experience extremely warm summers and a lengthy growing season.

For this reason, indica varieties are well-suited for warmer southern climates. They make the most of the excess sunlight, and specimens with longer flowering periods are given the full time they need to reach their full potential.

The list below features our top five indica cultivars to grow in southern regions in 2024.

1. Royal Cookies

Royal Cookies is the product of the Breeders at Royal Queen Seed’s quest to develop the definitive cookie monster cannabis strain. By selectively breeding the finest Californian cookies cultivars and refining the progeny, the recipe has been perfected. Southern growers that sow Royal Cookies seeds in summer will be in store for the most decadent cannabis treat by October.

The complex blend of sweet cookies and rich earthy undertones will excite your nostrils and positively delight your palate. But make no mistake; these sugary cookie nuggets pack a serious punch. Expect 23% THC. Plants will branch vigorously and bush out well in a sunny southern climate. Compact ganja bushes approx 1.5m tall capable of producing up to 500g can be achieved. You won’t find the cookie stash jar empty anytime soon after you give these beans a run.

Royal Cookies by RQS

Royal Cookies
23_genetic background_1 Forum Cookies S1
33_Yield indoors_1 450 - 525 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 110 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 23%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 20% Indica 80%
34_yield outdoor_1 450 - 500 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 140 - 180 cm
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Euphoric, Physically Relaxing

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2. Triple G

Although she features a relatively short flowering time, Triple G thrives in a warm climate, where she’ll produce exceptionally dense and resinous buds. The stoning powerhouse descends from indica titan Gorilla Glue #4 and sativa Gelato phenotype “33”. Triple G emerged from this combination with 85% indica genetics and an out-of-this-world terpene profile. She lands a heavy blow to the body with a THC content of 26%, resulting in a fast-acting and long-lasting high.

She’ll peak at a height of 180cm in a warm southern climate and displays a bushy and dense morphology. Defoliation and main-lining help to open up her canopy and improve aeration, pushing her yield towards a maximum of 650g/plant. Her trichome-heavy flowers will reach maturity after 8–9 weeks of blooming.

Triple G by RQS

Triple G
23_genetic background_1 Gorilla Glue 4 x Gelato 33
33_Yield indoors_1 525 - 575 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 90 – 140 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 26%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 15% Indica 85%
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 Clear, Euphoric, Fast Thinking, Motivating

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3. Solomatic CBD

Solomatic CBD packs enormous levels of CBD and almost no THC. She makes the perfect smoke during the day to remain productive and collected. Our breeders paired parent strains Diesel CBD Auto and Asia CBD Auto to give rise to CBD-rich, efficient plants ideal for clandestine cultivation. Her buds churn out a total CBD value of 21%, along with 1% THC. This ratio catalyses a subtle relaxing effect that banishes tension, with no psychoactive side effects.

Given the chance, she’ll climb to a height of 150cm and produce a large central cola flanked by an abundance of smaller bud sites. Use LST and topping to keep her at around 100cm without compromising on output. With a brief flowering time of 7–8 weeks, you can capitalise on the warmest days of summer to max out yields.

Solomatic CBD

Solomatic CBD
23_genetic background_1 Diesel CBD x Asia CBD Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 150 - 200 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 50 - 100 cm
25_flowering time_1 7 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 1%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 20% 70% Indica 10% Ruderalis
34_yield outdoor_1 30 - 80 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 60 - 100 cm
27_harvest period_1 10 – 11 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Clear, Light

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4. Royal Bluematic

This durable and hardy auto will grow just about anywhere, but only growers in warm regions will see what she’s truly capable of. By combining Blueberry with a ruderalis specimen, our breeders created Royal Bluematic, a strain that offers the same memorable taste as the original, in an easy-to-grow format. This indica-dominant auto produces outright gorgeous flowers. Shades of deep purple, green, and orange put on an impressive show. They produce a resin with a mellow THC content of 14%; enough to feel your worries drop away without getting too stoned.

Royal Bluematic won’t exceed 100cm in warm southern climates, and she can easily be trained to around 70cm. You’ll be harvesting these plants not long after you drop seeds into the soil. Sharpen your trimming scissors for action 8–9 weeks after germination, and expect to harvest up to 475g/m² indoors and 120g/plant outdoors.

Royal Bluematic

Royal Bluematic
23_genetic background_1 Blueberry x Ruderalis
33_Yield indoors_1 425 - 475 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 60 - 75 cm
25_flowering time_1 7 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 14%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 10% Indica 60% Ruderalis 30%
34_yield outdoor_1 70 - 120 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 70 - 100 cm
27_harvest period_1 11 - 12 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Powerful , Stoned

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5. Sweet ZZ Automatic

Sweet ZZ Automatic merges the desirable traits of speed and potency. Many autos trade off one for the other, but our skilful breeders worked hard to ensure this cultivar boasts both. She inherited high THC levels and sugary tastes from Sweet ZZ, and autoflowering genetics and a touch of citrus from Diesel Auto. With a THC content of 18%, she resides on the more potent end of the auto spectrum, exerting a soothing body high that makes the eyelids feel heavy and the belly empty. High levels of the terpene myrcene synergise with THC to enhance these relaxing effects.

Growers can successfully harvest Sweet ZZ Automatic multiple times over the growing season in southern climates. She grows to between 110–120cm and produces up to 175g/plant outdoors in as little as 8 weeks.

Sweet ZZ Royal Queen Seeds

Sweet ZZ Auto
23_genetic background_1 Sweet ZZ x Diesel Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 350 - 400 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 70 - 120 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 7 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 18%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 35% Indica 60% Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 90 - 175 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 100 - 120 cm
27_harvest period_1 9 - 11 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Stoned

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