5 Cannabis Strains that Could Be Huge in 2021
Writer and grower extraordinaire Michael Coffey pulls out his crystal ball and dishes on what could be the dankest strains in 2021.
Allow me to slip on my Nostradankus cap and prophesize the five fire cannabis strains that are likely to be lighting up your grow-op and illuminating your consciousness in 2021. Just one caveat before we commence: as is always the case with predictions, sometimes they are eerily accurate and other times they are crackpot crazy wrong. That being said, let’s take a closer look at the reefer revelations divined from my cannabis crystal ball.
1. GH Cheese X Chemdawg X Pineapple
It’s been quite a while since such gourmet ganja has almost slipped under my reefer radar. Originally released in 2019, without fanfare, the Greenhouse Seeds USA and Landrace limited edition strains were virtually unrecognized by the cannabis press. Now it’s time to correct that grievous omission. Limited to just 100 packs of feminized seeds (10 per pack) these babies will certainly have already been snapped up by wily weed growers by the time you get to read this, but don’t lose hope, dear reader. There is a strong possibility these illustrious genetics will be re-released and perhaps even further refined and become a permanent fixture in the Greenhouse Seeds catalogue.
Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pack and give them a run in the grow-op. The magic beans certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, they exceeded my expectations. GH Cheese X Chemdawg X Pineapple proved to be as awesome as they sound.
Granted, not every seed gave rise to a THC Titan, but I was fortuitous enough to find and clone a terrifically potent indica-dominant phenotype with a classic Cheese growth pattern and a phenomenal flower-to-leaf ratio. Fingers crossed Arjan and co. will be compelled to continue the R&D to bring a mass market edition. Be on the lookout for this “Double-Baked Cheesecake.” Easy to grow, easy to clone, and endowed with fruity-fuel scents and flavors like no other Cheese hybrid. This one could be the big cheese in 2021.
2. GH Cheese X Lemon Wookie Glue
Another rare and precious ganja gem that Greenhouse Seeds simply must put into mass production ASAP. The GH Cheese X Lemon Wookie Glue, that I like to affectionately refer to as “Chewie Cheese” is a budding beast every home grower deserves to get their hands on in the new year. Great googly moogly this is one gassy-citrus knockout that blasted me into a galaxy far, far away — literally and figuratively. I took a gamble on this F1 hybrid and it payed off big time. The most impressive heavy indica phenotype with uber fat-fingered leaves, tight internodal spacing, and ferociously pungent dense nugs ticks all the boxes for desirable dankness.
Similar to the previously mentioned F1 Cheese hybrid, this is currently an exotic lesser known strain unlikely to appear on the dispensary menu until later in 2021. In the meantime, if someone does have clones, they will likely be coveted and closely guarded owing to the unique attributes of this superb strain. Not that taking cuttings is too difficult given how vigorously and easily they take root. As above, so below as the saying goes. All you can do is stay on the alert and make sure not to miss a second chance if and when more seeds of this sensimilla sasquatch are released. Assuming more beans become available this is destined to be popular with homegrowers in 2021.
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3. Bruce Banner #3
These days we could all use a dose of mood-boosting, uplifting sativa-dominant bud. Bruce Banner #3 is the most-wanted blend of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel and unlikely to be dislodged from her pedestal. This hulking strain, renowned for her powerful cerebral effects, will continue to smash the competition in the new year. If anything, more sativa sybarites will be enticed by her charms. It’s not to be missed if nothing less than 25 percent THC is required. Pure cloudeater cannabis with a mouth-watering, fruity-fuel flavor and a penchant for purple tones when cultivated in cooler conditions. I can’t see any rivals topping the dankest of Banner phenotypes in 2021.
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4. Wedding Cake
Just when you thought dessert cannabis couldn’t get any better, Wedding Cake has stolen the Queen’s crown away from Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and shows no signs of relinquishing the throne. The ingredients are GSC and Cherry Pie. Effects are a burst of euphoria typically followed by a creeping couchlock ending with a ransacking of all the munchies in the fridge. It’s difficult not to over-indulge with this weed. But what really makes this strain special is not just her tremendous potency and chunky buds, it’s her delicious complex flavor, earthy-tangy on the inhale and oh so creamy on the exhale. Just a few tokes and you’ll feel like there is a party in your mouth and before you know it you’ve got the giggles. Seeds are relatively hard to come by, but this is one worth waiting in line for outside the dispensary, at a respectable social distance of course. I’m confident Wedding Cake will continue to reign supreme in 2021.
5. Super Skunk
I foresee a reefer renaissance period for Super Skunk in 2021. In times of crisis every home grower needs a rock-solid reliable performer in the grow-op and with even more ordinary decent stoners compelled by circumstance to grow their own, Super Skunk seeds will be a hot commodity. Whether you are prepping for Armageddon, or housebound by another lockdown, you need a strain you know you can count on. Super Skunk is an old-school hybrid of Skunk #1 and Afghani that consistently delivers above-average potency, dense-stinking buds. Best of all, she boasts uniformity and doesn’t require any special care or attention to bring to harvest successfully. At the onset of the pandemic I stocked up on these classic beans. Furthermore, I consider a pack of Super Skunk just as essential to my survival stockpile as the mountain of toilet roll and leaning tower of canned tuna I have accumulated. Even if the worst doesn’t come to pass, toking on Super Skunk is and always will be a satisfying blast from the past.
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Written by Michael Coffey | Cannabis Cultivator, Writer, Photographer, & YouTuber
Michael Coffey, aka Top Shelf Grower is a cannabis cultivator, freelance writer, photographer, and YouTuber originally from Dublin Ireland. These days he’s on the loose creating dope content from an off-the-grid location somewhere. In 2018 he self-published his first book, Cannabis Cultivation a 21st Century Guide, available on Amazon.