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Best Weed Strains to Grow in 2023

Updated Indica and Sativa Mixes

We can all agree that 2022 has been a rollercoaster of a year, right? There’s never been a better time to take a deep breath, relax, and get your hands on some potent Indica weed to help with the lows – and as for the highs, well, that’s where it’s Sativa’s time to shine.

On that note, the year hasn’t been all bad, as 2022 marks another bumper year for the cannabis industry. You’ll be excited to know that there are some new, noteworthy strains hitting the market as we speak.

If you’ve been searching for a great new strain to sink your teeth into, keep reading for the ultimate breakdown of the best cannabis seeds that 2023 has to offer. From the top strains to watch out for to the Indica underdogs of the year, get ready for flavor, potency, and yields for days.

Most Popular Strains of 2023

Starting off this list with the tried-and-tested most popular weed strains in 2023, these three strains are packed with greatness to carry you through whatever the new year has to offer. 

Mimosa x Orange Punch: Luxuriously Potent

Mimosa x Orange Punch (Barney's Farm) Mimosa x Orange Punch (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 26 - 30 %
  • Sweet happiness
  • 700 g/m² indoors
    1500 g/plant outdoors
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Top of this list for a reason, Mimosa x Orange Punch by Barney’s Farm screams luxury with its complex citrus terpene profile and dizzying 30% THC. As one of the best hybrid strains 2023 has on show, enjoy a fun, euphoric sensation as the zing of mandarin and orange flavors quench your thirst.

You can expect discreet plants with huge yields of 1500 g (3.3 lbs) per plant outdoors and indoor yields reaching an impressive 700 g/m² (2.3 oz/ft²). Even better, these ultra-dense buds will be ready for harvest in no more than just 60 days.

Apple Betty: Sweetly Psychedelic

Apple Betty (Herbies Seeds) Apple Betty (Herbies Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Sugary Psychedelia
  • 28 - 33 %
  • 600 - 800 g/m² indoors
    2300 - 2600 g/plant outdoors
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Hands-down one of the best weed strains to grow in 2023, Apple Betty by Herbies Seeds is the wholesome cannabis delight you’ve been waiting for. With unbelievable THC levels of up to 33%, this good-for-the-soul hybrid will have you sinking into the couch with its heavy and euphoric psychedelia.

In just 65 days, you can enjoy harvesting up to 2600 g/plant (5.7 lb/plant) of delicious apple pie-flavored buds with hints of cinnamon and chocolate. Not a strain for the beginner smoker, make sure to savor each toke unless you want to become part of the furniture. 

Gorilla Cookies Auto: Legendary Terpenes

Gorilla Cookies Auto (FastBuds) Gorilla Cookies Auto (FastBuds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 27 %
  • As high as a comet
  • 500 - 600 g/m² indoors
    50 - 300 g/plant outdoors
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This list of the most popular weed strains in 2023 wouldn’t be complete without Gorilla Cookies Auto by FastBuds, one of the best Cookie strains 2023 puts on the table. An epic cross between Gorilla Glue and Girl Scout Cookies, you won’t get tired of the glorious mint cookie and lemon diesel flavor this strain provides.

However, flavor isn’t everything, and this cannabis beast also hits differently with its euphoric 27% THC and the kind of giggly relaxation you’d hope for from a well-balanced hybrid. That’s not to mention satisfying yields of up to 600 g/m² (2 oz/ft²) in as little as 70 days.

Up-and-Coming New Strains

A new year deserves new strains. The best weed strains to grow in 2023 are those with the potential to rock your world – so if you’re feeling like you need a fresh start, try one of these up-and-coming new strains:

Strawberry Gorilla Auto: Best Indoor Yields

Strawberry Gorilla Auto (FastBuds) Strawberry Gorilla Auto (FastBuds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Happiness intoxication
  • 27 %
  • 450 - 600 g/m² indoors
    60 - 300 g/plant outdoors
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I hope you’re ready for a showstopper, as Strawberry Gorilla Auto by FastBuds is one of the best hybrid strains 2023 has to offer. It’s new, it's refreshing, and it's here to blow you away with its 27% THC content and scrumptious tropical strawberry flavor.

Though its outdoor yields aren’t the highest on the list, growing up to 300 g (1 oz) per plant, indoors is where this strain really shines, reaching 600 g/m² (2 oz/ft²). It’s definitely one of the best seeds to grow indoors this year. Every gram you harvest after the 70-day wait will be worth it, as you’ll feel the intense happiness and deep relaxation this strain provides.

Sour Diesel Auto: Exotic Pungency

Sour Diesel Auto (Herbies Seeds) Sour Diesel Auto (Herbies Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 22 - 25 %
  • Head Rush for Petrol Heads
  • 300 - 450 g/m² indoors
    550 g/plant outdoors
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Get swept off your feet into the dreamy, uplifted headspace provided by Herbies Seeds’ Sour Diesel Auto. As one of the best exotic strains 2023 has to offer, this zesty, pungent Sativa-dominant strain stimulates the appetite and helps reduce anxiety with its 25% THC content and spicy, diesel-like aroma.

You can get excited for your notoriously pungent buds to stink up your grow room or garden with satisfying yields of up to 550 g (1.2 lbs) per plant in about 85 days.

Banana Punch: Medicinal Bounties 

Banana Punch (Barney's Farm) Banana Punch (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • Euphoria-stuffed dessert
  • 26 %
  • 600 - 650 g/m² indoors
    1500 g/plant outdoors
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As an OG Kush descendant, Banana Punch by Barney’s Farm is no doubt another one of the best hybrid strains 2023 has to offer. Medicinally potent with up to 26% THC and intense mood-uplifting properties, this strain has the potential to become your new tropical bonanza.

Exploding with flavors from banana to exotic berries, your pungent buds will ripen for harvest in less than 65 days, rewarding you with up to 650 g/m² (2.1 oz/ft²) indoors. However, as one of the best strains to grow outdoors this year, your bounty there may be as much as 1500 g (3.3 lbs) per plant!

Super Lemon Haze: Exciting Terpenes

Super Lemon Haze (GHS) Super Lemon Haze (GHS)
  • Photoperiod
  • 19.33 %
  • On wings of High
  • 800 g/m² indoors
    1200 g/plant outdoors
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As the name suggests, Super Lemon Haze by Green House Seeds is another one of the best exotic strains 2023 has to offer. It has memorable terpenes reminiscent of freshly-squeezed lemons with sharp skunk and earthy notes to excite the senses.

If that wasn’t enough, the THC content hovering around 19% will excite your mind and body with a euphoric high to soothe anxiety and depression, as well as provide powerfully soothing effects for your muscles and joints. In addition, Super Lemon Haze wouldn’t be on this list if it didn’t impress in terms of yields – get ready to fill your jars to the brim with harvests of up to 800 g/m² (2.6 oz/ft²) indoors in just 70 days of flowering time.

Sweet Zenzation XL Auto: Couch-Lock Effects

Sweet Zenzation XL Auto (Sweet Seeds) Sweet Zenzation XL Auto (Sweet Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Sweeter Than Ever
  • 17 - 24 %
  • 450 - 550 g/m² indoors
    60 - 180 g/plant outdoors
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Like a kid in a candy store, Sweet Zenzation XL Auto by Sweet Seeds will leave you wanting more with its complexly delicious terpene profile and 24% THC content. It's one of the best strains to grow in 2023 and won’t disappoint, as its happy mental relaxation completely takes over.

As an Indica-dominant hybrid, expect couch-locking buds in just 8 weeks. Then, enjoy your punchy, fruit-flavored harvests – up to an impressive 550 g/m² (1.8 oz/ft²) indoors, to be exact. They call it XL for a reason!

Bruce Banner #3 Fast: Super-Fast Monster

Bruce Banner #3 Fast (Original Sensible Seeds) Bruce Banner #3 Fast (Original Sensible Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 %
  • Cerebral stone
  • 800 g/m² indoors
    1000 g/plant outdoors
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The ultimate self-care strain, Bruce Banner #3 Fast by Original Sensible Seeds is one of the best Indica strains that 2023 has for you. It offers powerful relaxation and a calming high for those you-time activities. Like any hybrid, you can expect the best of both worlds with the uplifting euphoric effects that the 35% Sativa influence and 25% THC can produce.

Another high achiever, prepare your jars for up to 750 g/m² (2.4 oz/ft²) harvest you can expect after just 50-55 days of flowering. With its nurturing terpene profile of tropical fruit and notes of Kush, staying patient while curing is going to be your biggest problem.

Under-the-Radar Indica Strains

After the wild year of 2022, it only makes sense that the best weed strains to grow in 2023 are Indicas. These final three strains are here to take the edge off your new year with their underrated appeal. Give it up for the best Indica strains that 2023 has to offer. 

Indica Mix: Huge Yields and the Most Variety

Indica Mix (Herbies Seeds) Indica Mix (Herbies Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 21 - 26 %
  • Drift into Blissfulness 
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If you really love Indicas but don’t want to settle for one strain, this Indica Mix by Herbies Seeds is the ideal starter pack for your collection. Including Philosopher’s Stone, Za-Za OG, and Hypnotical Auto, each strain boasts up to 26% THC and offers effects ranging from uplifting to psychedelic. 

As for flavor, this pack will never be boring, as it contains a wide range of terpenes from nutty, spicy, and woody to tropical, citrus, and sweet. This pack also happens to hold some of the most high-yielding strains in this entire list, ranging between 500-800 g/m² (1.6-2.5 oz/ft²). 

Auto Night Queen: Luxuriously High Yields

Auto Night Queen (Dutch Passion) Auto Night Queen (Dutch Passion)
  • Autoflowering
  • Soothes tension
  • 22 - 26 %
  • 400 - 500 g/m² indoors
    150 g/plant outdoors
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Arriving on this list of best Indica strains that 2023 should remember, Auto Night Queen by Dutch Passion takes her reputation in stride. Prepare to be royally relaxed as her 20% THC content soothes your body and soul while elevating your mod for the night ahead.

Each puff is luxurious with flavors fit for a king, including a powerful Kush aroma and earthy flavor on the tongue. With terpenes like these, you’ll have to battle to keep your high-yielding plants to yourself.

Eleven Roses: Highest Outdoor Yields

Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds) Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 11 steps to bliss
  • 24.8 %
  • 600 g/m² indoors
    2000 g/plant outdoors
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With a THC percentage of around 25% and 100% Indica lineage, Eleven Roses by Delicious Seeds is one of the best Indica strains 2023 can offer. Hitting you in the blink of an eye, her effects come on hard and fast, seducing you into a deep relaxation that’s ideal for insomniacs.

As your mind and body melt into your bed, your senses can focus on this strain's mystical terpene profile of sweet, earthy flavors followed by a unique metallic tinge. Expect your sweet relief to be ready for harvest in as little as 55 days, blowing you away with up to 2000 g (4.3 lbs) per plant outdoors. This is by far one of the best strains to grow outdoors!

Herbies Seeds: Your Go-To Store for the Best Marijuana Seeds of 2023

There’s no question that the best weed strains to grow in 2023 are on this list. However, the even better news is that each one of them is available to buy right here at Herbies. Place your order while stocks last and make 2023 a year to remember!

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