By Luke Sumpter

With cannabis cultivation now legal in Germany, many citizens are developing their green thumbs by growing their own cannabis. But which strains are the most popular in the country, and why do these varieties stick out above the rest? Keep reading to discover the cultivars that satisfy Germany’s love for high levels of THC and scrumptious terpenes. Alongside their effects and flavours, you'll discover exactly how to cultivate these strains with concise growing journals that document the process from seed to harvest. Learn when to sow, transplant, defoliate, and harvest.

Northern Light Auto

Northern Light Auto boasts hardy genetics and features a swift growing cycle, making it one of the most popular cannabis strains in Germany. With the average frost-free growing season[1] in the country spanning from May 15th to September 15th, this speedy auto safely reaches harvest before the first frosts set in.

Northen Light Auto

Start off seeds indoors or in a greenhouse, sowing directly into 11-litre pots. Use a highly-quality potting mix amended with perlite for optimal drainage and enriched with fertilisers such as bat guano, worm castings, and seaweed to slowly release key nutrients throughout the duration of the growing cycle. The first signs of life will poke through the soil just a few days after sowing seeds. Keep your plants indoors until they reach a height of 10cm and develop their first several sets of true leaves. Now less vulnerable and more able to resist pests and disease, place your pots in a sunny location outdoors. Your plants will grow to 80cm by the end of the vegetative phase and will have developed a dense and bushy canopy.

During early bloom, plants will stretch to a max height of around 160cm. From here, small pre-flowers will quickly develop into chunky and compact nuggets covered in a generous coating of resin. Strong aromas of citrus and pine will greet you every time you check on your plants. After a brief flowering phase of 6–8 weeks, prepare to harvest up to 220g/plant.

As the autoflowering version of the legendary Northern Light, this strain serves up a clear-headed and uplifting high. A moderate THC content of 14% makes this cultivar a good choice during the day to remain focused and motivated. Enjoy flavours of citrus, earth, fruit, pepper, and pine with every hit.

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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Cookies Gelato

Plenty of cannabis varieties have risen to stardom in Germany, but Cookies Gelato has received particular acclaim in the Central European nation. Sow your seeds indoors in cell trays early in the season to allow plants to develop away from the threats of frost and hungry pests. Transplant each seedling into a larger container once the first set of true leaves grow beyond the circumference of the tray. Keep your plants indoors under grow lights until the risk of frost has passed. Then, place them in full sun outdoors or into a greenhouse or polytunnel. Your plants will stand at a height of 20–30cm by the time the third week of veg comes to a close. Foliar applications of lactic acid bacteria or compost tea will help to deter diseases as your plant matures.

Cookies Gelato

Depending on the size of your containers, your plants will stretch to a height of 180cm during early flowering. Cookies Gelato forms a large central cola that protrudes from the top of the canopy, alongside a multitude of smaller but equally resinous inflorescences lower down. If you’re dealing with high humidity or constant rainfall outdoors, move your containers into the shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel late into bloom to avoid mould forming on/in your buds. Following a flowering phase of 8–9 weeks, get ready to harvest, trim, and dry up to 650g/plant.

As the offspring of Girl Scout Cookies and Gelato 33, Cookies Gelato inherited a massive THC content of 28%. Take things slow with this strain to enjoy a physically stoning high without pushing yourself over the edge. Flavours of citrus, earth, fruit, and mint complete the experience.

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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White Widow

Regarded as a classic the world over, White Widow remains a much-loved marijuana variety in Germany. Start your seeds indoors in a cell tray, and expose seedlings to artificial light to assist early development. Pot up into slightly larger containers to allow your plants to reach a height of 10cm at the end of week two of veg. Transplant each White Widow specimen outdoors into a large container or raised bed once all risk of frost has ended. Apply a fertiliser high in nitrogen and watch your plants produce luscious leafy growth and peak at a height of 130cm before entering bloom.

White Widow

White Widow plants start to emit a pleasant skunky and piney aroma early in the flowering stage. When supplied with adequate light and nutrients, they’ll surge up to 190cm. Defoliate generously, removing older leaves and those obstructing light from maturing buds. Watch with anticipation as their brilliant white pistils turn deep amber and a burgeoning mass of trichomes starts to coat each flower. After a blooming phase of 8–10 weeks, reach for your trimming scissors and prepare to harvest and process 550–600g/plant.

As a direct descendent of White Widow S1, this strain packs a THC content of 19% and an array of earthy, peppery, and piney terpenes. Enjoy a powerfully stoning high that never fails to cause the munchies.

White Widow
23_genetic background_1 White Widow S1
33_Yield indoors_1 450 - 500 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 60 - 100 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 10 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 19%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 550 - 600 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 150 - 190 cm
27_harvest period_1 Early October
22_Effect_1 Powerful , Stoned

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Green Gelato Auto

Green Gelato Auto has emerged as one of the most popular cannabis strains in Germany owing to its rapid growing time, high concentration of THC, and irresistible terpenes. Sow seeds indoors into 11-litre pots filled with well-draining soil and mycorrhizal fungi to optimise root system development and nutrient uptake. Maintain a temperature of around 26°C and expect shoots to surface in 2–3 days. Place your container in a warm and sunny spot after your seedling reaches a height of 5cm and has developed several sets of true leaves. By the end of the second week of veg, your plant will be around 15cm in height and feature several sets of turgid fan leaves. As the veg stage comes to a close, this stealthy strain will sit at around 30–50cm.

Green Gelato Auto

Green Gelato Auto’s short internodes will stretch slightly as her pre-flowers develop into mature buds, with untrained plants topping out at 120cm. This strain produces narrow and tall colas featuring small sugar leaves and copious amounts of resin. You’ll notice a strong smell start to saturate the air during the end of bloom. Flush 1–2 weeks before harvest to improve the taste of your crop. Get ready to harvest 100–175g/plant after a short growing cycle of just 9–10 weeks.

With a THC concentration of 24%, Green Gelato Auto ranks as one of the most potent autoflowering strains available. Brace yourself for a physically relaxing high that hits like a freight train.

Green Gelato Auto
23_genetic background_1 Green Gelato x Cookies Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 375 - 450 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 70 - 120 cm
25_flowering time_1 7 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 24%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 55% Indica 40% Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 100 - 175 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 100 - 120 cm
27_harvest period_1 9 - 10 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Clear, Physically Relaxing

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Titan F1

Titan F1 has swiftly nestled itself among the most popular German cannabis plants. Boasting exceptional speed, resilience, uniformity, and yields, this F1 hybrid never leaves growers disappointed. Sow each seed directly into an 11-litre pot indoors and maintain a temperature of around 26°C to achieve optimal germination. After the shoot emerges, you can expect your seedling to reach a height of 5cm by the end of the first week of veg. Assuming the risk of frost has passed, move your pots outdoors into a sunny spot. Place aromatic companion plants in close proximity if you’re concerned about strong weed aromas later on in the growing cycle. Titan F1 will unfurl into a dense and compact canopy and reach a height of 30cm when veg comes to a close.

Titan F1

Titan F1 will only pack on another 25–45cm of height as she stretches during bloom. Make an effort to thin out the canopy if you’re growing in a humid region or encounter frequent rain. Flush this plant 1–2 weeks before harvest and prepare to pull in a substantial yield.

This F1 hybrid exerts a physically relaxing yet mentally uplifting high fuelled by huge levels of THC. High levels of caryophyllene, ocimene, and farnesene underpin flavours of vanilla, pine, candy, and diesel.

Titan F1
23_genetic background_1 Blue Dream x Sugar Magnolia x Amnesia
25_flowering time_1 40 - 45 days
29_THC_1 THC: Ultra-high
22_Effect_1 Calming, Focus , Physically Relaxing, Uplifting
110_harvest 70 - 75 days after germination

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There you have it, you’re now acquainted with the most popular cannabis genetics in Germany. But these cultivars didn't rise to prominence by accident. Their impressive reputations are a result of careful breeding, resulting in cultivars with tons of THC, moreish terpenes, and stellar productivity. But don’t take our word for it—experience their greatness for yourself. Choose the strains that appeal to you and get them in some soil!

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