Top 10 Indica Seed Strains of 2022
The best indicas currently making the rounds are a combination of strains that have been making friends for decades and those who are just starting out on their journey. Indicas make up the most important parts of the medical cannabis field, where they are used to treat chronic pain, nausea, inflammation, anxiety, traumatic stress disorders, muscle spasms, and insomnia. The three major groups of indicas that made our list can be divided into the Cookies, Hash Plant, and Fuel categories. Strains like Star Killer, Triple XL, Shishkaberry, Purple Punch, and Melon Zkittlez all come from the illustrious lines of Afghanistan. These plants are tolerant of slightly cooler climates and can handle a little bit of neglect every now and again. Strains with Afghan and Mazar genes evolved in the high and dry regions of the Hindu Kush mountains, and will produce abundant and sticky, hashish-flavored resin if given enough hot and dry weather. The fuel group, included here with Grease Monkey, Critical Gorilla, and Monkey OG, are a versatile and potent group that were developed using a mix of Chemdawg-originating genes. These strains have become very popular in recent years due to their unique sour chemical flavors, potency, and ease of growing. Finally, the Cookie Fam is here with representatives Purple Sunset and Girl Scout Cookies. These sweet and funky strains are beloved of creative recreational users for their unique flavors and well-balanced highs. Without any further ado, here are our top ten indica seed strains of 2022.
What Does Indica Mean?
There are three main types of cannabis plants. They aren’t different species, because they can still reproduce between them. However, ruderalis, sativa, and indica plants all have different phenotypic expressions that are associated with them. In plain English, they usually look quite different. Indicas are somewhere between the fifteen-foot tall, prolific sativas and the short, frugal ruderalises. They typically have thick, short, succulent leaves with only five or seven points to them, as opposed to sativas whose thinner leaves have between seven and eleven of those long cannabis leaf fingers. Indicas have a tendency to appear lighter green than other cannabis plants, though not always. Indica plants will grow short and bushy, sometimes crawling along the ground. They don’t tend to become the kind of hedge-like and leggy plants that most sativas do. Indicas are more likely to survive in cooler climes, as many of them are descended from the mountain cannabis plants of the western Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountains. They are known for staying small as plants, but producing large yields of highly resinous and potent flowers. Though not really yet confirmed by science, popular belief has it that indica strains have more of a painkilling, sedating, calming, and blissful effect where sativas are said to be inspiring and activating in their effects. Famous indicas not listed here include Afghan, Skunk, Northern Lights, Grandaddy Purple, Hindu Kush, almost all Kushes actually, Kush genes are directly related to Afghan, Wedding Cake, Grape Ape, MK Ultra, Death Bubba, and LA Confidential.
Girl Scout Cookies Autoflower Indica Seeds
One of the most celebrated and prolific strains of the last ten years is now even easier to grow! GSC was created by rapper and cannabis mogul Berner, who founded the now ubiquitous Cookie Fam. It’s a combination of OG Kush and F1 Durb, a relative of Durban Poison. GSC has since spawned an entire family of strains including Sherbet and Wedding Cake. Buds of this plant can produce more than twenty-two percent THC, but less than one percent CBD. It grows broad leaves and thick bud colas, both of which have a tendency to turn deep purple and forest green near the end of their flowering stage, as they are being flushed. Pistils are bright yellow, standing out clearly against the dark buds and creating the effect of rainbow sprinkles on a chocolate confectionery. GSC enjoys cool temperatures at night near the end of its life cycle to help it achieve these beautiful colors. Girl Scout Cookies Autoflower Seeds grow short plants, less than three feet in height. They like Mediterranean or temperate climates with lower humidity, but the autoflowe