By Luke Sumpter

Take the next step in your cannabis-growing venture and start making hash at home. For the best results, you’ll need to select a strain known for its resin production. Learn a little more about this old-school cannabis concentrate before we introduce you to the best strains for hash.

What Kind of Weed Makes the Best Hash?

Hash differs greatly from cannabis flowers. It removes all of the fluff—chlorophyll, waxes, and plant matter—and focuses only on the good stuff: the resin! There are several different types of hash, including charas, which is made by rubbing fresh buds still attached to the plant, as well as bubble hash and dry sift hash. Despite the differences in approach, all of these techniques collect and combine trichomes. These small, mushroom-shaped glands are the powerhouses of cannabis buds and churn out cannabinoids and terpenes—the two most influential chemical groups when it comes to the cannabis high.

Every time you take a puff of hash, you’re continuing a millennia-long human tradition. Although the exact date of hash’s origin remains lost in time, the concentrate likely first sprouted up in north India and Nepal. From here, it worked its way across the Arab world, North Africa, and then into Europe.

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The 5 Best Strains for Making Hash

Many cannabis users have the luxury of picking up high-quality hash from dispensaries or coffeeshops. If you don’t have such easy access, you can always make your own. The first step of a successful hash yield involves choosing the right strain for the job. You’ll want a variety that produces copious amounts of resin, tasty terpenes, and THC. Get to know five varieties that tick all of these boxes.

1. Hyperion F1

So, what can Hyperion F1 offer hash-seeking weed growers such as yourself? Well, a whole lot, as it turns out. It almost seems like our skilled breeders here at Royal Queen Seeds specifically engineered this variety to serve as a hash-making machine. This autoflowering F1 hybrid stems from a lengthy breeding project involving Amnesia, Lemon, and Sin Tra Bajo Automatic genetics. After creating highly pure parent lines, our team crossed them to produce a variety with hybrid vigour. In short, this trait results in improved uniformity and pest resistance, alongside a massive jump in resin production. Hyperion F1 produces thick and tall colas packed with THC and coated with a dense layer of trichomes—making them perfect for hash. You can expect a hard-hitting high that targets the body and mind, as well as potent flavors of pine, earth, and pepper, from your finished product.

Hyperion F1 maintains a small size of 60–90cm. However, her hybrid vigour enables her to churn out massive yields in as little as 80 days from sprouting.

Orion F1

Hyperion F1
23_genetic background_1 Amnesia x Lemon x Sin Tra Bajo Automatic
25_flowering time_1 50 - 55 days
29_THC_1 THC: Very high
22_Effect_1 Laughter, Motivating , Physically Relaxing, Sleepy
110_harvest 80 - 85 days after sprouting

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2. Cookies Gelato

We couldn’t leave out Cookies Gelato when compiling a list of the five best hash strains. Her sugary terpene profile and impressive resin production make her a prime candidate when looking to craft any cannabis concentrate. This perfectly balanced hybrid stems from a breeding project involving Girl Scout Cookies and Gelato 33. This pairing of legendary parent strains produced a progeny with an outlandish THC content of 28%. Her colas are dense and tapered, exhibiting shades of dark green and patches of purple. Handling them at harvest time will leave your fingertips covered in viscous resin, making this strain ideal when it comes to whipping up a batch of charas. Her complex terpene profile offers tastes of earth, fruit, and mint, and steers the high in a soothing and relaxing direction.

Indoors, Cookies Gelato peaks at a height of 130cm and rewards growers with 550–600g/m² after a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Outdoor plants thrive in regions that experience a short growing season; they grow to 140–180cm and produce up to 650g/plant ready to harvest in the middle of October.

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Cookies Gelato
23_genetic background_1 Girl Scout Cookie X Gelato 33
33_Yield indoors_1 19 to 21 oz/m²
31_plant height outdoor_1 3 to 4 feet
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 28%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 21 to 23 oz/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 5 to 6 feet
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Balanced, Calming, Physically Relaxing

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3. Royal Gorilla

Royal Gorilla has become a firm favorite among hash connoisseurs. This cultivar certainly exerts a powerful effect, but it’s her flavor profile that really makes her stand out from the crowd when it comes to cannabis concentrates. Packing a joint, vape, or blunt with hash derived from this strain will expose your taste buds to unique and pleasant tastes of chocolate, diesel, fruit, and pine. As these flavors dance around your tongue, Royal Gorilla’s THC content of 27% will land a fast-acting high that will leave your body stoned and your mind clear and lucid. Her top-tier trichome density makes her suitable for any kind of hash making, from dry sift and charas to bubble hash.

As the progeny of Sour Dubb, Chem Sis, and Chocolate Diesel, Royal Gorilla possesses an even balance of sativa and indica genetics. Indoor plants have the potential to peak at 160cm, but will remain at around 90cm when topped and trained. Expect to harvest up to 550g/m² after a flowering period of 8–10 weeks from plants grown under strong lights. Outdoor plants surge to 170cm and provide a harvest of 550–600g/plant during the middle of October.

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Royal Gorilla
23_genetic background_1 Sour Dubb x Chem Sis x Chocolate Diesel
33_Yield indoors_1 18 to 19 oz/m²
31_plant height outdoor_1 3 to 5 feet
25_flowering time_1 8 - 10 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 27%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 19 to 21 oz/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 4 to 6 feet
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Calming, Clear

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4. Apple Fritter

How do you like your hash? Each weed lover will answer this question differently. Some much prefer pungent flavors of skunk and diesel, whereas others favor refreshing notes of pine and pepper. Then, you have the fruit lovers. If you fall into this category, you’ll get on just fine with Apple Fritter when it comes to making and enjoying hash at home. This indica-dominant offspring of Sour Apple and Animal Cookies triggers the sweet-sensing taste buds with powerful flavors of candy and fruit. Take the time to rub her raw flowers between your palms and mold the resin into a ball, and you’ll have yourself some of the sweetest charas available. On top of her pleasant taste, her THC content of 24% drives a creative and uplifting high that makes hash from this strain a perfect candidate for daytime activities.

If you choose to grow Apple Fritter indoors, you can keep her as low as 80cm using topping and training, or let her peak at 120cm if you have the space available. Feed and illuminate her well, and you'll receive 400–450g/m² after 8–10 weeks of blooming. Outdoors, plants grow to 120–150cm and produce up to 500g/plant ready to process during early October.

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Apple Fritter
23_genetic background_1 Sour Apple x Animal Cookies
33_Yield indoors_1 14 to 16 oz/m²
31_plant height outdoor_1 3 to 4 feet
25_flowering time_1 8 - 10 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 24%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 40% Indica 60%
34_yield outdoor_1 16 to 18 oz/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 4 to 5 feet
27_harvest period_1 Early October
22_Effect_1 Creative, Uplifting

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5. Sundae Driver

We’re not saying we’ve left the best strain for hash until last, but Sundae Driver certainly ranks high when it comes to crafting this age-old cannabis concentrate. Why? Well, this progeny of Fruity Pebbles OG and Grape Ape pairs an abundance of resin with eye-catching aesthetics. Her gorgeous dark purple buds will become the centerpiece of your grow room or garden during bloom; this striking color is accentuated by a thick layer of resin that makes these colas glimmer. Sundae Driver certainly pleases the eye, but her phytochemical profile also lights up receptors in the brain and, in doing so, generates a euphoric and motivating experience. A THC content of 23% and terpenes that contribute tastes of blueberry and vanilla lie at the heart of her effects.

If you choose Sundae Driver to get your hash project up and running, expect indoor plants to grow to 90–140cm and offer a yield of 400–450g/m². Outdoor plants peak at a taller height of 130–170cm and produce up to 500g/plant ready to harvest in early October.

Sundae Driver
23_genetic background_1 Fruity Pebbles OG x Grape Pie
33_Yield indoors_1 14 to 16 oz/m²
31_plant height outdoor_1 3 to 4 feet
25_flowering time_1 9 - 11 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 23%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 16 to 18 oz/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 4 to 6 feet
27_harvest period_1 Early October
22_Effect_1 Balanced, Euphoric, Motivating

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Sticky, Great-Tasting Hash for All

You’re now acquainted with five strains that have no competition when it comes to resin production. All of these varieties produce sky-high levels of THC and diverse terpene profiles. Most importantly, their sticky buds are perfect for creating dry sift hash, bubble hash, and charas at home. While they represent the best of the best, they offer but a small taste of the entire Royal Queen Seeds catalog. There are many options available, including varieties with novel cannabinoid profiles that open the doors to a whole new hash experience.

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