Top Best Indica Strains
Since there are thousands of high quality genetic cannabis strains out there, we wanted to help you make the right choice by providing the best indica cannabis seeds from our list.
1. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a purely local indica from the mountain range between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This strain was brought to the US in the late 60s and early 70s but was grown in the 80s in Amsterdam by true OG breeders who created the most influential strains of all time.
The Hindu Kush is known for its thick, sticky, resinous trichome-covered buds, making it a favorite of all hash growers. In addition, people love the Hindu Kush for its woody, earthy, moist smell, backed up by its slightly sweet and piney taste. This is all thanks to the combination of caryophyllene, limonene, pinene and myrcene.
Hindu Kush is a particular strain for consumers as it has a calming effect that helps many people to unwind from the stresses of life. Hindu Kush does not require much care and has a short flowering period of 45 to 50 days. It can also provide exceptional yields. Plants don't grow too tall, which means you can grow them indoors and outdoors.
2. Afghan Kush
Afghan Kush - Hailing from the mountains of Afghanistan, Afghan genetics have been used to create many indica-dominated hybrids.
Afghan Kush is a naturally occurring indica known for its sweet and earthy taste, which we often refer to as "gashi". It is loved for its potent effects and beautiful aesthetics. Compact Afghani buds are usually dark green with purple accents, due to the climate in which they have stabilized. The terpene profile of Afghani is characterized by an abundance of myrcene, limonene and pinene.
3. Purple Kush
Purple Kush is a legendary indica and one of the most important strains ever. It is one of the originators of the purple obsession movement that rules cannabis today (along with Purple Haze and Granddaddy Purple in the world).
Purple Kush is a Black Domina x Haze x OG Kush hybrid. He was originally bred and created in the early 2000s from genetics he purchased from some local growers in Northern California.
The variety is known for its dark purple flowers and deep spicy hashish aroma with hints of grapes. Because of its sweet taste and strong relaxing effect, Purple Kush is one of the indica strains that makes all purple flowered indicas supposed to taste like grapes and produce a powerful body effect. You can expect the terpene profile to be high in myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
This variety is also an excellent plant for flower growers. It has a short and stocky structure, flowers in about eight weeks and produces an exceptional yield. Indoors you can expect around 500-600g per square meter and outdoors you can expect around 1000g per plant.
4. Slow Sleep
Slow Sleep is the latest in a line of Spanish strains brought to life with ancestral indica genetics including Skunk Kush, Hindu Kush, Diesel and Silver Haze and more.
The 90% Indica-dominated Slow Sleep features a short flowering period (60 to 70 days), extreme yields and very resinous buds. But what else would you expect from a strain coming from local indica strains? Cola Slow Sleep is large and dense, pyramidal in shape.
Slow Sleep is likely to induce a mix of upbeat and relaxed moods in consumers. This is a powerful strain that won't leave you sleepy and couch-bound. Its aroma and taste will be sweet, citrus and slightly carbonated.
5. Double Skunk
Double Skunk is a modern indica variety developed between 2015 and 2016. There is a massive resurgence in West Coast cannabis culture right now.
Double Skunk is the result of crossing the Afghanistan variety with an unknown grapefruit variety. It has a very sharp, penetrating taste (hence the name) and a powerful cerebral effect that people love for creative endeavors. For consumers, the experience can be described as hard and happy. You can expect terpenes to contain caryophyllene, linalool, and humulene.
This variety can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, you can expect a flowering period of seven to eight weeks; outdoors can take as long as nine weeks. Double Skunk typically has a fairly high indoor yield of 450 - 600 g/m2. in the open up to 1000 gr. from a plant.
6. Big Bud
Big Bud is another old-school indica, it's an Afghan, Skunk, and Northern Light hybrid that's been around since the early 1980s. As the name suggests, Big Bud produces a huge crop of dense, dense flowers.
Winner of the 1989 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Indica. Big Bud's terpene profile features an abundance of pinene, myrcene and ocimene, and imparts a sweet, stinky taste.
It has a medium height so it will do well indoors and the flowering period is short so you will be able to move in and out of different harvest cycles relatively quickly. You can expect yields of 500 to 600 grams per square meter when grown indoors. Outdoor growers can expect higher yields, around 800 to 1200 grams per plant.
7. Super Skunk
Super Skunk was bred by David Watson aka Sam the Skunkman and the Sacred Seeds team.
Super Skunk is an indica-dominated hybrid of Skunk #1 and Afghani that produces a "super" version of the original Skunk. It smells and tastes like an unusual cheese with a hint of citrus, as you would expect. Caryophyllene, humulene and limonene give off these aromas and flavors. In terms of effects, people love Super Skunk for stress and pain relief.
Northern Lights is still one of the most famous and sought after strains in the world today. The Northern Lights #5 (NL #5) phenotype has been used to create many other famous hybrids such as Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.
Northern Lights is a classic indica with unconfirmed origins (according to some sources, it was created in Seattle, Washington, back in the 1979s). While we don't know who originally bred this strain, we do know that it was propagated and developed in the early 80's by famed cannabis breeder Neville Schoenmaker.
The northern lights are believed to have originated from the genetics of the Afghan and Thai landraces. It is famous for its very intense aroma, which will quickly fill the room with a sharp spicy smell. The flavor can be sweet, peppery and hashish like many local indica varieties. The best terpenes in Northern Lights are made up of myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene.
The reason why people love this strain so much is because its effects always hit hard on the body. This is a powerful variety that should not be taken lightly by beginners. "Northern Lights" for those who want to feel the high of cannabis.
9. Hash Plant
Hash Plant, sometimes stylized as Hashplant, is another famous indica. It was created by crossing the original hash plant with Northern Lights to stabilize its expression and genetics. As the story goes, Hash Plant was originally developed in the Pacific Northwest, but was brought to the Netherlands in the 1980s and upgraded.
Hash Plant is a classic indica in structure. It grows dense with compact colas. Hash Plant flowers carry a mixture of green and purple accents and a thick layer of resinous trichomes. Hash Plant is an excellent hash plant.
You can expect Hash Plant to give off a spicy and earthy flavor, that is, that hash flavor that is mentioned in the afghani section. The effects are relaxing and uplifting for the body, but heavy, so beginners are best off keeping this strain for an evening session. The terpene profile of Hash Plant is predominant in myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene.
10. Black Domina
Black Domina is one of the record holders in sales. He crosses Afghani x Canadian Ortega x Northern Lights to best preserve the pure indica genetics.
Black Domina is known for its herbal, spicy, peppery aroma reminiscent of heavy caryophyllene in its terpene profile. There is also a lot of myrcene and pinene.
Relaxing and sedative effects can be expected from this strain. Growers say it has a fast flowering time and very resinous buds. At this point, you can see that all strains with pure indica genetics come out covered in trichomes.