Durban Poison Seeds

A pure landrace Sativa strain revered for its uplifting and energizing high. Originating from Durban, South Africa, and introduced globally by Ed Rosenthal, Durban Poison won first place at the 2018 High Times Cup in the Best Sativa category and has since become one of the most sought after strains. With its unique, savory blend of spicy, dank, and sage flavors, finished with a pine-like freshness. Buy Durban Poison seeds today from 420 Seed Bank and start growing your own landrace sativa.

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Durban Poison strain history

Durban Poison is a pure landrace Sativa strain and one of the few true landrace offerings still available on the consumer market. A real slice of cannabis history, and a strain that has brought joy to our ancestors stretching back untold millennia, it's safe to say that Durban Poison is one of the most influential strains ever to be smoked.

Originating from the South African city of Durban, it was brought to the global cannabis community's attention by legendary American breeder Ed Rosenthal in the late 1970s. Winning the 'Best Sativa Flower' category at the High Times Cup in 2010 brought her back into the global cannabis limelight, and thankfully kept her spotless landrace genetics alive and readily available for all to enjoy.

Are Durban Poison seeds easy to grow?

Yes, Durban Poison seeds are easy to grow, with a few caveats.

The 100% Sativa genetics do pose a few small challenges, but nothing major that would stop a beginner grower from giving her a crack.

Sativa strains mostly hail from warmer, wetter regions, so if you want to get the most out of your Durban Poison plants, you should keep the following in mind.

  • Keep the temps above 25 degrees Celsius, and make sure your plants are not exposed to any harsh fluctuations in temperature. Humidity should be around 55 - 60% for the entire vegetative growth stage, and then around 50% once flowering kicks off.
  • She prefers a good amount of light, and outdoor growers will see the best results by planting in a spot that receives a minimum of 10 hours of direct sunlight daily during the entire grow cycle.
  • Indoor growers have the luxury of controlling the grow area climate, so for best results, keep the temps at 25-30 degrees Celsius, and a RH within the ideal ranges.
  • She's one of the taller girls, often topping the two-meter mark. Most growers use a ScrOG net, topping, or LST (or a combo of the three) to keep her height down slightly.

With THC levels typically between 17-20% and some plants even reaching up to 26%, alongside a low CBD content averaging around 0.1%, Durban Poison not only offers a potent Sativa rush and the possibility of banging yields.

Preferred climate

Durban Poison thrives best in both arid and Mediterranean climates.

She's a pretty versatile cultivar that can do really well when the climate is a little more humid as well, although the ideal RH for growth is between 55-60%.

Outdoor growers can expect to harvest around mid-October on average in the northern hemisphere. She's ready to harvest a little earlier than most Sativa strains, making her a great option for those who want to grow a pure Sativa but are limited by shorter summers.

What is Durban Poison good for?

Durban Poison is highly regarded in the medical sphere for its ability to help alleviate anxiety, pain, and stress. The pure Sativa genetics contribute to a clear, focused, and energetic high, which many find beneficial for managing stress and anxiety without the heavy sedation often associated with other strains. Keep in mind that high doses of THC can lead to a little more anxiety, so it's best to lower your dosage if you are looking to target anxiety.

The uplifting and invigorating effects can also help in chronic pain management. The distraction from pain combined with the boost in mood can provide a welcomed, relieving experience.

How much can Durban Poison yield?

Durban Poison can yield between 500 to 600 grams per square meter when grown in near-perfect climatic conditions. Outdoor growers might hit the jackpot and find themselves with harvests topping any before, and indoor growers will have their hands full. Literally.

Durban Poison flowering time

Durban Poison typically has a flowering time of 10 to 12 weeks. Short for a Sativa, but a little longer than most new school hybrids.

What are the effects of Durban Poison weed?

Durban Poison weed is known for its energizing, uplifting, and focused effects.

If you like a morning pick-me-up strain, Durban Poison will be right up your alley. It can provide an intense rush of euphoria and creativity, and in moderate doses, the mental focus and clarity offered is truly remarkable.

No couch lock, no sedation, just a pure and clean Sativa high that will keep you going throughout the day.

What does Durban Poison taste and smell like?

Durban Poison is more on the savoury end of the weed spectrum than most, and a lot less sweet than some of the new school hybrids. This is a great departure from what we are all becoming used to, and a welcome change of pace.

She offers an intense flavor profile that's equal parts spicey and dank, with a beautiful undercurrent of sage the whole way through. Finishing off with a pine-like freshness, the herbal concoction is an absolute delight.

Aromas closely match the flavors, but with an extra diesel punch to the nose, especially on the exhale.

Buy Durban Poison seeds at 420

If you're looking to buy Durban Poison seeds, 420 Seeds is the place for you!

We work with only the best and most established growers throughout Europe and the USA to bring you top-quality seeds that will top anything else on the market.

With our discreet and secure packaging and fast worldwide shipping, you'll have your Durban Poison seeds in no time! So why wait? Grab a few (or more) today, get them into the ground, and in less than 4 months you can be enjoying your very own Durban Poison harvest.