By Luke Sumpter

Indica-dominant strains serve up a mellow, relaxing, and stoning experience. However, not all of them soothe the body to the same degree. Here at Royal Queen Seeds, our expert breeders have produced some of the most potent, body-slamming indica strains on Earth.

We’ve assembled a list of classics and newcomers alike, all with one thing in common: sheer strength. With their unique blends of terpenes and high THC levels, these strains deeply pacify the body and mind.

Without further ado, these are our top five indica strains of 2023.

1. Green Gelato

Even with our massive genetic archive, Green Gelato ranks among the most popular indica hybrids, and for good reason. She packs THC levels rarely seen elsewhere, and a mouth-watering mix of aromatic terpenes complements her incredible potency. She puts out compact flowers that boast stunning shades of dark green, deep purple, orange, and yellow.

These pretty blossoms pack a heavy trichome load, a physical sign of the mind-blowing THC content of 27%. Approach this strain with caution, especially if you haven’t been smoking cannabis for very long. High productivity also sits high up on Green Gelato’s long list of impressive traits. She develops a thick and fruitful canopy both indoors and outdoors, considering she receives adequate nutrition and a warm environment.

Green Gelato by RQS

Green Gelato
Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
500 - 700 gr/m²
80 - 120 cm
8 - 10 weeks
THC: 27%
Sativa 45% Indica 55%
800 gr/plant
150 - 200 cm
Early October
Clear, Physically Relaxing

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2. Triple G

Our breeders forged Triple G using two of the most powerful specimens in our seed library, Royal Gorilla and Green Gelato. They utilised the former for its potency, and the latter for its sugary sweet flavours. After some tweaking, they landed on a genetically stable 85% indica-dominant specimen. Triple G's THC content of 26% will place your mind into a still and blissful state while flavours of pine, earthiness, and sweetness set your tongue ablaze.

She won’t match the productivity of sativa giants, but her potency means her relatively strong yields last longer than expected. Indoor plants will produce 525–575g/m² after a brief flowering time of 8–9 weeks. This speed makes her perfect for small-scale commercial growers and low-key cultivators.

Triple G by RQS

Triple G
Gorilla Glue 4 x Gelato 33
525 - 575 gr/m2
90 – 140 cm
8 - 9 weeks
THC: 26%
Sativa 15% Indica 85%
600 - 650 gr/plant
140 - 180 cm
Middle of October
Clear, Euphoric, Fast Thinking, Motivating

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3. Wedding Gelato

Along with the classic Gelato, our team blended Wedding Cake and Gelato 33 to achieve the breathtaking Wedding Gelato. With a total of 60% indica genetics and 40% sativa, the strain’s effects are on the stoning and relaxing end of the spectrum. Featuring deep orange pistils on a deep purple canvas, her gorgeous looks are easily one of her best traits.

The beauty of these buds doesn’t stop at stunning colours, though. In fact, the delightful scents and tastes of citrus, herbs, pepper, and sweetness makes them even more attractive. Just don’t let her beauty make you drop your guard. THC levels of 25% and a body-slamming high are nothing to take lightly! Expect a good yield of 450–550g/m² after 8–9 weeks of flowering.

Wedding Gelato

Wedding Gelato
Wedding Cake x Gelato x Gelato 33
450 - 500 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
8 - 10 weeks
THC: 25%
Sativa 40% Indica 60%
350 - 400 gr/plant
130 - 200 cm
Early October
Calming, Euphoric, Physically Relaxing, Uplifting

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4. Sherbet Queen

Sherbet Queen descends from a flavoursome and stoning lineage of Pink Panties and Sunset Sherbet, which infused the strain with a super-stoney high and a rich blend of terpenes including humulene and limonene. Her colourful and frosty flowers produce a heavy THC content of 24%. Take things easy to avoid sinking into the couch right away. An ideal dose will plunge your mind into a meditative space and make everything seem a little less serious; one toke too many will hit you with an overpowering urge to take a nap.

It won’t take long—around 7–9 weeks—until you’re trimming a yield of 450–525g/m². Outdoor plants take on a taller and bushier structure. Let your plants run wild and produce one massive cola, or train them into a neater and more productive canopy that sits at around 140cm. She’ll put out 450–500g/plant in October.

Sherbet Queen by Royal Queen Seeds

Sherbet Queen
Pink Panties x Sunset Sherbet
450 - 525 gr/m2
80 - 120 cm
8 - 10 weeks
THC: 24%
Sativa 15% Indica 85%
450 - 500 gr/plant
140 - 180 cm
Calming, Clear, Heavy, Sleepy

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5. Royal Cookies

Royal Cookies features 80% indica genetics and only 20% sativa. Named after sugary biscuits for a reason, her thick and tall colas emanate a scent redolent of the finest bakeries. Consume these buds through a vape to get a true taste of her terpene profile. Her scrumptious flavours and THC content of 23% synergise in a sweet and stoning high that puts the mind at ease for several hours at a time.

Royal Cookies displays a typical indica morphology with thick-fingered fan leaves and bushy growth. Plants cultivated indoors reach a height of 80–110cm and produce 450–525g/m². Use small containers to keep plants at a manageable height, and grow several in close proximity to implement the SOG technique. Royal Cookies puts up a resilient fight against any pests or pathogens that attempt to try their luck. She’ll produce 450–500g/plant, ready for harvest in mid-October.

Royal Cookies

Royal Cookies
Forum Cookies S1
450 - 525 gr/m2
80 - 110 cm
8 - 9 weeks
THC: 23%
Sativa 20% Indica 80%
450 - 500 gr/plant
140 - 180 cm
Middle of October
Euphoric, Physically Relaxing

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