We all have heard the term – hybrid strain. But what exactly is a hybrid strain? First thing to note is that they are a mix of pure sativa and indica strains and each hybrid strain has a different ratio of each of these strains. Breeders select the best of both and combine them into one, creating the very hybrid strains we know today. By varying the ratio of either indica or sativa strains, we can get hybrid strains that have more dominant indica traits such as stress relief and relaxation. While a more dominant Sativa strain would be more energetic and a mood booster. Thus, by mixing these two strains, we can receive an almost perfect mix between relaxation and energy, and everything in-between!
But now that we know what exactly a hybrid strain is – how do we choose which one we want to try? I know there seems like a million different hybrid strains out there. But there’s always gotta be the best of the bunch, right? Right. So let’s go over the top 10 hybrid strains.
Blue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid. Made 80% of sativa and 20% indica. Blue Dream has always been a West Coast favorite, but has been garnering tons of excitement and hype for the past few years – making it an all-around favorite. This hybrid strain has a strain lineage of sativa Haze and Blueberry indica.
Girl Scout Cookies are a sativa dominant hybrid with a lineage of Durban Poison and OG Kush. Girl Scout Cookies are known to produce a high amount of THC (testing regularly at 20%) – which is perfect for relieving pain, and full-body relaxation. This strain is one of the most well-known strains next to Blue Dreams and has been making a lot of noise in California.
Equally balanced, this strain was first bred in Holland by Santibaba. It is a mix between South Indian indica and Brazilian sativa, which mix quickly together. Since it is a balanced strain, you will feel the effects of energy and relaxation at the same time, making it a quick favorite.
This sativa dominant hybrid is high in THC and the most awarded strain in history. It was first bred in 1992 by Serious Seeds. Known for its ability to relax, but also to allow the user to engage in energetic and social activities is why it’s such a popular choice.
Many are still unsure about the lineage of OG Kush, Kush refers to strains that have origins located in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. But, many have come to link the lineage of OG Kush to Chemdawg and Hindu Kush. Known for its super-potency and ability to provide long-lasting reliefs of many ailments.
An indica dominant hybrid, known for its key attributes of happiness, euphoria and relaxation. This strain has a THC content of between 12-21% . The story of this strain has a funny story in which a pair of brothers were forced to prematurely harvest an outdoor grow due to a nearby locomotive accident, to their surprise the crop was already ready to harvest. Thus, gave the name to the Train Wreck strain.
Chemdawg is a legend in the hybrid strain world. It is the origin of many excellent strains, most notably OG Kush. It is sativa dominant and is THC rich. The buds are tight and dense, making it super pungent. You’ll probably be able to smell this from miles away and it’ll leave you with a heavy-bodied feeling.
This indica dominant strain is a cross between Lemon G and Afghani Kush. Lemon Kush is awesome because it exhibits all the amazing favorable traits of its parents while minimalizing the unwanted qualities.
This THC-rich strain is a bred from AK-47 and White Widow. White Russian is mostly indica, but actually has a very cerebral high, leaving you relaxed and happy. This strain is legendary because it was once the strongest strain in the word at 22% THC.
Made famous by the movie, this epic strain is a sativa dominant hybrid (60% sativa, 40% indica). It provides a long-lasting, energetic, yet relaxing high. It will give you a great sense of creativity while at the same time calming you.