There’s by no means been a greater time to develop the weed you wish to see on the planet.

Historic ranges of hashish liberation proceed to democratize not solely rising, however breeding. Pressure creation has gone essential: Leafly’s 6,000-strain database may simply develop by 1,000 extra this 12 months. Breeders can’t invent names quick sufficient.

Leafly’s annual ‘World’s greatest hashish seeds and clones to develop’ returns with a contemporary mixture of best-sellers, hype, playfulness, and variety. Since extra gamers have entered the sport, we purpose to focus on respected breeders with high-performance beans.

We spent two days reporting on the world’s greatest seed scene—The Emerald Cup Harvest Ball in December. Afterward, we queried greater than 30 esteemed breeders, growers, and specialists for picks. And yup, we smoked a whole lot of sorts in 2022 in pursuit of perfection, energy, and pizzazz.

Right here’s our searing core pattern from the magma chamber of recent marijuana.

Runtz, Gelato, Sherbert, and Cookies cultivars

Permanent Marker. (Courtesy Doja Pak)
Seed Junky Genetics Everlasting Marker. Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Doja Pak)

We lead off with the GSC pressure household consists of Sundown Sherbert and Gelato, the dominant weed dynasty into 2023. 

Over the Christmas break, main worldwide hashish model Cookies cannon-balled into the seed pool with the Cookies Seed Financial institution. We count on ‘offered out’ tags on Cookies’ Hollywood (Lemon Cherry Gelato x Runtz), White Sherb (White Runtz x Sherb), or Tie Die (Jealousy x Sherb). Faucet in at the moment.

Sundown Sherbert creator Mario ‘Mr. Sherbinski’ Guzman says the creamy, berry, gassy pressure has a baked-in complexity that retains kicking out new sides. “It should proceed to present for years to return,” he mentioned.

Subsequent up—prep your debit card for Washington breeder Unique Genetix and his Falcon 9 crosses on sale Jan. 27. Mike crossed the icy, black, kerosine-smelling Falcon 9 (Sherb x Tina) to all of the 2023 exotics: RS-11, Zkittlez, Gary Payton, Lemon Cherry Gelato, Oreoz, and Crimson Pop. All scorching sizzling proper from the sunshine off.

You may’t discuss Sherbert and Gelato with out checking in with Seed Junky Genetics in LA, which sells within the adult-use market. In December, Seed Junky Genetics launched clones of superior Gelato work with Everlasting Marker.

Sherbert and Headbanger go so properly collectively that Atlas Seeds sells Sherbanger #22 clones at $1,000 every.

Lastly, on the Gelato entrance, depart room within the backyard for Compound Genetics x Mr. Sherbinski. Gelato #41 x Apples and Bananas packs offered quick at The Emerald Cup and can ignite even probably the most bored, skilled palates. 

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“Smoking it’s superb, and all of the growers that get their palms on it like it,” mentioned Sherbinski.

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Receipts don’t lie: Runtz growers keep paid in 2023. The perfect on the market has to incorporate Humboldt Seed Co’sJelly Donutz. Humboldt Seed Co. works over a number of generations of vegetation to create secure, constant, and vigorous seeds that assist assure outcomes. For extra Runtz in 2023, try Clearwater’sCreamsizzle (Runtz x Creamsicle #4). You too can take a enjoyable likelihood on Wizard Timber x Runtz new Rainbow Runtz, or White Rainbows

Purple fuel seeds

GastroPop grown at Sonoma Hills Farm, bred by Compound Genetics. (Courtesy Sonoma Hills Farm)
Outside-grown GastroPop. Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Sonoma Hills Farm)

2022 noticed pot with a purple shade and gasoline/gasoline aromas take over much more shelf house. “It’s gotta be purple and fuel or it’s not promoting,” one California store purchaser mentioned. The following 12 months will see waves of Compound Genetics’ GastroPop crosses in addition to waves for every mother or father—Grape Gasoline, and Apples and Bananas. 

Growers and breeders wish to replicate Compound’s success. Cannarado Genetics and Compound collaborated on Grape Gasoline (Grape Pie x Jet Gas Gelato). It’s on monitor to develop into bedrock genes of the 2020s.

For instance, small-batch, outside Mendocino County hashish farmer and operator of Seed 707, Mary Paulson, mentioned she’ll run the Jokerz Sweet (Gummiez x Grape Gasoline) in ’23. 

“They have been extremely beneficial,” mentioned Paulson. “Individuals need taste with their fuel. I’m wanting so ahead to tasting the terps.”

Compound sells its newest seeds, clones, and flower buds Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Jan. 26-28 in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Los Angeles.

Wedding ceremony Cake seeds

Subsequent up, America’s favorites—Wedding ceremony Cake and Ice Cream Cake. Everybody’s acquired a tasty Cake or hybrid of it.

The freshest in Cake for ‘23 consists of Archive Seed Financial institution’s highly effective cross Dosi-Cake, or Bloom Seed Co.’s Grape Cream Cake F1 and F2, plus grandkid Black Maple (Dulce de Uva x Sherbanger).

Vince Service provider, Symbiotic Genetics co-founder and pressure hitmaker, recommends their Orange Malt (Ice Cream Cake x Mimosa V6).

Scoop up a few of Colorado breeder Cannarado’s Cake Fruit (Wedding ceremony Cake x Papaya), or Clearwater GeneticsNeopolitan’s Swirl (Wedding ceremony Cake x Creamsicle #4).

Mint pressure seeds and clones

Compound Genetics Pave x Apples and Bananas. (Photo by Dankford, courtesy Compound Genetics)
Compound Genetics Pave x Apples and Bananas. Indica hybrid. (Picture by Dankford, Courtesy Compound Genetics)

The mint wave created by Seed Junky Genetics Kush Mints enters a brand new period as each newcomers and legacy mint flavors promote by way of. This 12 months’s Pave crosses, which come from The Menthol pressure, appear to be jewellery and odor like mint and vanilla. Clones of rebooted Skinny Mint cookies offered out in hours at Purple Metropolis Genetics’ Emerald Cup sales space. 

Zkittlez seeds and clones

RS54 weed strain
Wizard Timber-grown RS54 bred by Deo Farms. Hybrid indica. (David Downs/Leafly)

Competitors retains enhancing the Zkittlez line in 2023.

Compound Genetics’ former breeder Chris Lynch launched his new Cipher Genetics line on Cookies Seed Financial institution, beginning with flavors primarily based onZkittlez x Gelato #41. Gasoline Burzt ought to elevate the bar for super-trendy candy-gas weed.

9-year-old Dying Breed Seeds’OZ Kush stays a best-seller. Their 10-packs run $500 every. Based mostly on OZ Kush and sizzling in 2023—Wizard Timber clones of RS#11 and RS#54, additionally go for $500 per chopping in California.

Extra refined OG x Zkittlez work comes from Cannarado, with a military of Zawtz clones offered by Phinest. Avoid wasting cash for Zawtz Bx1 seeds this 12 months, Cannarado founder Kevin informed Leafly. 

Zawtz. (Courtesy Phinest Cannabis)
Greenhouse-grown Zawtz, developed by Cannarado. Hybrid. (Courtesy Phinest Hashish)

“Zawtz is a superb smoke and must be launched in seed. I’ll be working her into additional backcrosses this 12 months,” the breeder defined.

Even newer, Cannarado needs you to strive Rainbow Crushers. The combination ofZqueezit (Zkittlez x Gushers) and Zawtz (Gelatti x Louie13 x Zkittlez) presents “sweet fuel terps on an important body.” Signal us up. 

Additionally look out for Phinest to hold Cannarado’s latest, Rainbow Drizzle (Snowman x Rainbow Crushers), which has “unreal bag attraction and an important terp profile. Nice for flower or hash.”

There’s extra to the Z wave. Terphogz co-founder Fields recommends his Emerald Cup Harvest Ball best-seller Gelonoidz (Gelonade x Z). That ought to crush it this season. Symbiotic Genetics additionally recommends Candied Oranges (Z x MimosaV6). 

Chem, Bitter, Glue, and OG seeds  and clones

The influential grower/breeder Chemdog tends to his Chem 91. (Courtesy Smash Hits)
The influential grower/breeder Chemdog tends to his Chem 91. (Courtesy Smash Hits)

Chemdog, OG Kushes, Bitter Diesels, and Glues personal the hearts of the veteran shoppers and growers who’ve a excessive tolerance. Few varietals can match their chew and energy.

This week, purchase authorized clones from the Massachusetts grower/breeder Chemdog himself. The 2023 winter releases embrace genuine Chem 4, Lemon OG Haze, and Biscotti Mintz.  The following massive launch of clones and a few uncommon Chem genetics from Chemdog might be in April/Springtime for the planting season. Chemdog’s model Smash Hits sells by way of Canna Provisions shops. Chemdog has stored his genuine genetics shut for many years, however followers have opened his coronary heart and vault. 

“I really like figuring out now that if somebody has a clone from Smash Hits and Canna Provisions, they acquired the most effective obtainable available on the market anyplace,” he tells Leafly.

Insurgent Grown Genetics’ Cup-sweeping Double OG Chem appears like a no brainer to develop open air for assured blockbusting style and impact.

Mass Medical Seeds Vx1000. Sativa hybrid. (Courtesy Mass Medical Seeds.
Mass Medical Seeds Vx1000. Sativa hybrid. (Courtesy Mass Medical Seeds)

One other Massachusetts model Mass Medical Seeds recommends shopping for and rising its new Chem, Vx1000.

“Vx1000 is an absolute should for the lovers of old-school, highly effective Chemdog and traditional inexperienced weed like Sours and OG’s,” Mass Medical tells Leafly. “This one brings the most effective of the most effective again, with spiritually intense herb that may make you’re feeling the nostalgia of the ’90s once more.”

Intensely enjoyable skunk, orange and pine—All Gasoline OG. Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Humboldt Seed Co)

Want extra fuel? See additionally: Humboldt Seed Co’s top-selling All Gasoline OG, Wizard Timber’ new Heel Hook (Chem3 x RS11); or Oni Seed Co’s Yama (Hellfire OG x Bitter Diesel backcrossed twice).

Tangie and orange-flavored weed seeds

BapaRaja. Sativa hybrid. (Courtesy Atlas Seeds)
BapaRaja. Sativa hybrid. (Picture by Joseph Ullman, Courtesy Atlas Seeds)

The plenty proceed to like the versatile, approachable aroma and the consequences introduced by the Tangie Household.

Go on to Tangie’s creator Crockett Household Farms to get the brand new Orange Triangle (Triangle Kush x Tangie) for an epic outside run.

For extra nice tangies, see additionally: Ethos Genetics Mandarin Cookies R3; Atlas Seeds Baparaja (AS1x Tremendous Boof); Biovortex Curious Orange; and Capulator Orange Cookies x MAC.

Hash plant seeds and clones

PCG x Atlas Seeds GMO Bomb (Papaya Bomb x GMO). (Courtesy Atlas Seeds)
Fireplace within the gap: PCG x Atlas Seeds GMO Bomb (Papaya Bomb x GMO). Indica hybrid. (Courtesy Atlas Seeds)

An explosion of hash plant cultivars radiates outward in 2023 as excellent new cultivars yield tasty full-melt and rosin.

Two identified hash dumpers—Papaya and THC Bomb—fuse in Purple Metropolis Genetics’ 2023 best-seller Papaya Bomb. Shares offered out hours after their debut. Take the Cup-winning terps additional with PCG and Atlas Seeds’ new GMO Bomb (GMO x Papaya Bomb) collaboration—an 80% indica, tropical, papaya gasoline, hash dumper that finishes by early September.

Weed skilled Shannon McInerney at Seed 2 Soul Distribution in California mentioned 2023 means extra GMO and Papaya for heady, heavy dankness, and funk. 

“I’m craving extra of the potent, full-body diesel, gassy terpene profiles and constructions,” she mentioned.


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The Masonic Seed Co pressure Banana God simply received the invite-only Ego Conflict. Get the Banana God 2.0 Fems and check out Masonic’s Papaya Moonbow for tropical, interstellar taste and efficiency.

For much more GMO winners, Symbiotic Genetics recommends Cara Cara (GMO x Mimosa). From the maker of MAC, additionally try Capulator’s Chem Chillz (GMO x Chillz).

Wave Rider Nursery collaborated on Blueberry Pancakes. Hybrid. (Courtesy Humboldt Seed Co)

Additionally, scoop up Humboldt Seed Co’sBlueberry Pancakes—named for its sickeningly candy syrup-smelling and tasting full-melt and hash rosin. This Slurricane x Purple Panty Dropper hybrid boasts a few of the highest terpene outcomes the corporate has ever seen, 5.6%.

Because the White Truffle wave builds in US shops, paddle additional out. Contemporary Coast Genetics’Truffle Icing takes Gorilla Butter F2 (White Truffle lower) to Garlic Icing. It sounds rancid, and we imply that as a praise.

Cannarado additionally recommends Euroz (Zkittlez x London Pound Cake #75) which finishes in simply 45 days, “and is a hash-makers dream,” he mentioned.

Sativa seeds

Assist maintain hashish bizarre: Make your individual distinctive gardening selections this 12 months. Spend the time, power, and house business growers can’t. Develop unusual sativas.

Mass Medical Seeds needs you to trippin’ on psychedelic sativa Laos, collected by the extremely regarded Bodhi Seeds close to the Yunnan Border. Laos is “woody, spicy, and meaty—with wild, foxtailing buds, and a stunning quantity of frost for a pure landrace.”

Equilibrium Genetics’ contemporary menu of landrace sativa crosses helps shatter the Gelato genetic bottleneck. Equilibrium’s Jason Matthys suggests working Banana Mist—a cross of Banana OG x Kali Mist x Heirloom Malawi. Why? “Tropical sativa terps for 2023,” he mentioned.

Ethos Genetics’ Zweet Madness RBX doubles up on Glue, Skunk, and Durban genes for sugar, citrus, and fuel smells coming from lots of terpinolene, myrcene, and ocimene.

Legacy and old-school seeds

Convey an old-school pressure again to life like your individual little Jurassic Park.

Todd McCormick’s Ag Seed CoPurest Indica offers you an opportunity as well up an unique indica with fats leaves, nostalgic smells, and physique stone. 

“It has a bitter, dank, skunk-like odor that isn’t straightforward to cowl up and permeates any room it’s in,” mentioned the legend McCormick. “It definitely tastes like hashish and never sweet.” 

Must sleep or battle ache? Purest Indica has a “heavy physique impact, extra enjoyable and mellowing than energetic.”


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For extra: Mr. Good Man Seedbank mentioned they’re transferring lots of classic Black Widow, Nordle, and Tremendous Silver Haze. 

And we’re taking it again to our first develop utilizing Equilibrium Genetics’ new Blue Dream Bx. That’s Blue Dream backcrossed with Freeborn Alternatives Rootbeer. Blue Dream’s again, child!

OK—that’s the highway map to implausible hashish genetics for 2023. North America begins germinating indoors for the full-term outside season as early as March 15. Let’s get rising.