5 Best Sativa Strains For Northern Weather

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5 Best Sativa Strains For Northern Weather

Just because you live in the north doesn't mean you can't enjoy giant bushes of sativa buds. We bred these beauties to pump out large yields before the end of the growing season arrives.

Do you live in a cold, northern part of the world? You’ll be happy to hear that it’s still possible to cultivate some energising sativa weed! Although sativa strains tend to prefer warmer weather, some varieties can handle the challenges of the north. Sativas grow taller and often produce higher yields than their indica counterparts. However, this comes with a tradeoff. These strains need a longer flowering time to fully mature, and are thus better suited to regions with long, warm summers.


Thankfully, our breeders have developed fast-flowering sativa strains that are perfectly suited to northern latitudes. Let’s check out the top five sativa strains to grow “up north”.


Power Plant XL originates from South Africa, a region of the world known for its premium sativa genetics. An adventurous band of Dutch cannabis breeders discovered her in their pursuit for elusive landraces. Blown away by their discovery, they swiftly returned home and began experimenting with their find. It didn’t take long until they stabilised a vigorous and terpene-rich cultivar.

Power Plant XL features a brief flowering time of approximately 55 days, making her well equipped for northern climates. She produces tall and narrow colas that emit piney aromas and sweet and sour tastes. This delectable flavour is served alongside high levels of THC. Her sativa high darts straight to the head where it ramps up cognitive activity.

Power Plant XL ascends to a height of up to 2m outdoors. Her expansive canopy will quickly become one of the main features in your garden. Expect a rewarding yield of up to 600g/plant, reading to chop at the end of September.

Little Dwarf Autoflowering2. LITTLE DWARF AUTOFLOWERING

Little Dwarf Autoflowering is nothing short of a speed demon. The small yet productive strain explodes from seed to harvest in as little as 8 weeks. It’s easy to see why this cultivar can thrive in a cold, northern climate. She’ll produce a loaded canopy well before the temperature begins to turn. You can even get away with planting her relatively late in the season.

Little Dwarf Autoflowering descends from White Widow, Super Skunk, and a ruderalis strain. She inherited some of the best traits from each parent, including White Widow’s pungent terpene profile. Myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene inundate her flowers. These terpenes provide scents and tastes of earthiness, pepper, and citrus. However, their benefits aren’t limited to flavour alone. These molecules also offer anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects. Little Dwarf Autoflowering provides a gently stimulating effect not dissimilar to a cup of coffee. Enjoy her before a busy day of creative exploits.

Little Dwarf Autoflowering maintains a short height outdoors and blends in with surrounding companion plants. You won’t have to worry about drawing unwanted attention. Expect a medium yield at the end of her 8-week growing cycle.


Green AK XL Autoflowering produces a relatively substantial yield in a small window of time. She successfully destroys the myth that autoflowering strains produce meagre harvests. This indica-dominant cultivar stems from AK-47, with her ancestors hailing from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, and Afghanistan.

An indica genetic profile and a THC content of 14% converge to create a mellow and chilled-out effect that promotes rest and relaxation. Her flowers contain high levels of the terpene myrcene, which provides earthy flavours and additional sedation. These buds will have you raiding the fridge for food and craving a nap. Save these flowers for lazy days and quiet evenings.

Green AK XL Autoflowering races from seed to harvest in as little as 60 days. Short growing seasons and the creeping cold are no match for her brevity. Outdoor plants grow to 70–100cm in height and provide a relatively weighty yield of around 150g/plant.

Jack The Ripper Autoflowreing4. JACK THE RIPPER AUTOFLOWERING

Jack The Ripper Autoflowering provides a euphoric sativa high that elevates the mood and stokes creativity. Blaze this tasty hybrid along with a cup of coffee in the morning to get your day started right. Shortly after inhaling, you’ll feel a pulse of energy take hold of your central nervous system. It’s time to get shit done! This lively strain was created by crossing Jack Herer with a prime ruderalis variety.

Jack Herer is a potent sativa strain bred in the 1990s and named after the legendary cannabis activist and author. The strain offers a buzzing head high, and is a popular feature on the shelves of Amsterdam coffeeshops. By crossing it with ruderalis, our breeders vastly shortened the flowering time of this iconic cultivar. Jack The Ripper Auto produces dense buds rich in terpinolene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. These aromatic molecules provide contrasting flavours of sweet and sour, alongside anti-inflammatory effects. A THC level of 17% makes her one of the more potent autos available.

Jack The Ripper Autoflowering thrives in northern climates. Her hasty flowering time and durable genetics make her a prime candidate for short growing seasons. Outdoors, she’ll peak at a height of 90cm and provide a satisfying yield of up to 130g/plant.

Green AK XL Autoflowering


You wouldn’t guess it by her size, but White Widow Haze has a surprisingly short life cycle. This towering sativa-dominant beast fell heir to some premium genetics. Our breeders created this strain through a fusion of White Widow and Haze, endowing the progeny with the electrifying effects and tantalising terpene profiles of both parents.

Her long, tapered flowers produce a respectable THC content of 20% and high levels of stress-busting limonene. Her motivating and inspiring high goes hand in hand with a moreish taste of sugar and tropical fruits. White Widow Haze also inherited some of the medicinal properties of her predecessors. Her effects quickly ease the muscles and lift the mood.

White Widow Haze grows into a tree-like giant when cultivated outdoors. Clear some space in your biggest garden bed and prepare for an explosion of growth. She’ll surge to a height of 3m and provide a rewarding yield of 700g/plant. Prepare to harvest these buds after around 65 days of bloom.