When purchasing CBD seeds, South Africa has more options than ever before. Only in the last several years have CBD strains become popular.
CBD and THC often have an inverse relationship, which means that the more THC in a plant, the less CBD. Over the past few decades, cannabis breeders focused on maximising THC production in strains. Breeders essentially bred out CBD from many strains.
However, CBD has made a comeback! The rise in people who enjoy the benefits of CBD has spurred breeders to focus on creating CBD strains. There’s a spectrum that ranges from high CBD, low THC seeds to high THC, low CBD seeds.
We’ve selected CBD strains that vary in CBD and THC production, so depending on how much CBD you’re looking for in a plant, we’ve got you covered.
High CBD Strains in South Africa
There are many places to buy cannabis seeds in South Africa that sell CBD strains which have achieved worldwide notoriety.
When considering high CBD strains, like the Harlequin strain, South Africa has plenty of great options. Below you’ll find other low THC, high CBD seeds that have also become popular over the years.
CBD Charlotte’s Angel
- Flowering time: 11 – 12 weeks
- Indoor yield: 400 – 450 g/m2
- Outdoor yield: Heavy
- Plant height: 90 – 100 cm
- THC: <1%
- CBD: 15%
CBD Charlotte’s Angel has taken podiums at multiple cannabis cups in the CBD categories. This strain grows tall and has large, CBD-rich buds averaging at around 15% CBD. During its vegetative phase, it grows fast and will stretch substantially when in flower.
Its large buds will finish flowering in about nine to twelve weeks and will be of excellent quality. These flowers have a mixed herbal aroma of diesel, citrus, and pine, and are incredibly pungent and tasty when smoked.
This strain will put you into a relaxed state that is perfect for someone who wants the benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC.
You’ll find it is best suited to growing indoors, where the environment is warm. This strain doesn’t like cooler, moderate climates, so it’s best to cultivate it in warmer, humid parts of South Africa.Check Price
CBD Critical XXL
- Flowering time: 8 – 9 weeks
- Plant height: Tall
- THC: 0.5%
- CBD: 13 – 15%
This indica dominant strain ranges between 13 and 15% CBD and has less than 1% THC. You should expect this strain to stretch up to 50 cm when it starts flowering and finish flowering after about eight to nine weeks.
It’s a highly resilient strain that grows well outdoors anywhere in South Africa, but it performs very well indoors, too! CBD Critical XXL is an excellent strain for those learning how to grow marijuana due to its mould and pest resistance.
The buds are very dense and frosty, with pistils turning bright orange towards the end of its flowering phase. The buds’ aroma is a mixture of candy, earth and spice. It’s another great strain (and at a lower price) that will give you the benefits of CBD without feeling any effects from THC.Check Price
- Seed to harvest: 9 weeks
- Plant height: 100 cm
- THC: 8%
- CBD: 8%
CBD Kush is the spawn of Kandy Kush and a CBD-rich strain. Due to this strain’s short stature and its preference for warm climates, it’s great for small outdoor growing areas in warm parts of South Africa. If you live in an area that isn’t necessarily warm, it’s better suited to growing in greenhouses or indoors and will finish flowering after about nine weeks.
A truly balanced strain, it is popular among the medical marijuana community, but recreational users also like it for its relaxing effects and strong body stone.Check Price
Kush ‘n Cookies CBD
- Flowering time: 8 – 9 weeks
- Indoor yield: 700 g/m2
- Plant height: Short
- THC: 21%
- CBD: 19%
This strain is the product of Garden of Green’s quest to find the perfect medical cannabis strain. Kush ‘n Cookies’ (almost) 1:1 ratio of 21% THC and 19% CBD is rare.
It’s a balanced hybrid that has excellent yields, packed with medicinal benefits. Better suited to cultivating indoors, this strain is short and bushy. It will finish flowering after eight or nine weeks, and its buds have a fruity, blueberry taste.
The effect is very relaxing and euphoric that will fill you with giggles. If you want a stronger and balanced indoor strain, then this is for you.Check Price
- Flowering time: 9 – 10 weeks
- Indoor yield: 450 – 700 g/m2
- Outdoor yield: Heavy
- Plant height: 150 – 195 cm
- THC: 25%
- CBD: 10%
The ratio of CBD to THC in CBD Angel isn’t quite balanced, but we wanted to include a strain that offers you very respectable THC production and moderate CBD levels. CBD Angel combines the effects of THC and CBD (which work better together) and gives you the best of both worlds
It’s an easy strain to grow that is suitable for indoors and outdoors. CBD Angel will give you a high that is both euphoric and relaxing. So, if you want higher THC production with moderate levels of CBD, then look no further.Check Price
Final Thoughts on CBD Strains in South Africa
That’s a wrap on what we think are the best CBD seeds in South Africa to grow right now. If you’re looking for little to no THC effects, choose either CBD Charlotte’s Angel (view seeds) or CBD Critical XXL (view seeds).
CBD Kush is an excellent strain if you want to grow a plant with a CBD to THC ratio of 1:1. This strain is of moderate potency and will give you CBD and THC benefits without getting you super stoned.
Finally, if you want to smoke CBD flower in South Africa, but prefer higher THC levels, then Kush’ n Cookies CBD and CBD Angel will do the trick. This strain has very respectable THC production while also containing slightly lower levels of CBD.