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Top 6 Pure Indica Strains to Check Out

Last updated: 27 December 2023

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Pure Indica strains are renowned for their deep, calming effects, making them ideal for evening use or those seeking relief from stress and physical discomfort. These strains are not just about their therapeutic potential; they also boast a rich history and a unique set of flavors and aromas. From classic, earthy undertones to surprising bursts of sweetness, pure Indicas offer a complex sensory journey. In this exploration of the best pure Indica strains, we delve into the heart of what makes these varieties so sought-after and dive into some options worth trying that are available at Herbies.

What Makes Pure Indica Cannabis Strains Stand Out From the Rest?

Indica strains are like the chill buddies of the cannabis world! Imagine a cozy blanket of relaxation wrapping around you – that's what Indicas are known for. With their body-high effects, they're awesome for kicking back, especially if you're dealing with aches and pains, insomnia, queasiness, or lack of appetite. Pure Indica and Indica-dominant strains are great for nighttime use – your go-to for a calm, sleepy vibe.

Here's the lowdown on what pure Indica strains can do:

  • They're like a relaxation superhero, helping your muscles mellow out and your mind take a breather.
  • Got pain? Indicas to the rescue! They're known to soothe both chronic and sharp pains.
  • Feeling sleepy? Indicas are like a lullaby in plant form, perfect for those restless nights.
  • If your tummy's playing the hunger games, Indicas can bring on the munchies, which is pretty handy if you're not feeling peckish due to health issues.
  • Nausea's no match for Indicas, helping keep food down and settling your stomach.

Indica plants are compact, strong, and totally resilient. They've got short, sturdy branches and are champs at producing resin. Plus, they're generous with their yields, giving you dense, chunky buds way faster than your typical Sativa strain.

Best Pure Indica Strains at Herbies

Hunting down pure Indica strains can be a bit of a treasure hunt, but guess what? You don't have to play detective because we've done the sleuthing for you! We've put together an awesome list of top-notch Indica strains with 100% pure genetics. Just take a peek below and dive into the world of pure Indicas.

Shiskaberry (Barney's Farm)

A magnificent combination of Blueberry and Afghan, this strain is a classic yet simple blend that's truly a sight to see. Shiskaberry is a powerhouse when it comes to yields, delivering a whopping 500-600 g/m² (1.64-1.97 oz/ft²) or an incredible 1,500-2,000 g (52.9-70.5 oz) per plant! And talk about speedy – it only takes 7-8 weeks for this potent strain to burst into life, bringing along buds boasting a potent 26% THC.

Shiskaberry (Barney's Farm) Shiskaberry (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 26 %
  • Complete harmony
  • 500 - 600 g/m² indoors
    1500 - 2000 g/plant outdoors
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If you're all about Indica effects, this strain is your dream come true. It's got that signature powerful vibe that wraps you in a long-lasting, blissful body buzz, keeping you super relaxed for hours. Whether you're new to the Indica scene and eager to experience its true essence or a seasoned smoker looking for that perfect wind-down buddy after a busy day, Shiskaberry is your go-to chill companion.

Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds)

It's not every day you come across a pure Indica strain as potent as Eleven Roses, but those crafty breeders at Delicious Seeds always deliver the goods. With THC levels usually hovering around the mid-20s, this feminized cannabis variety packs a serious punch. Unless you're a seasoned pro, prepare for a knock-out effect. Eleven Roses brings on deep relaxation and can even offer relief for those dealing with insomnia and other sleep issues.

Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds) Eleven Roses (Delicious Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 600 g/m² indoors
    2000 g/plant outdoors
  • 11 steps to bliss
  • 24.8 %
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Thanks to its impressive lineage of Sugar Black Rose and Appalachian Kush, Eleven Roses offers high yields with minimal effort. With looks, aroma, and taste to match, this strain is a real winner.

Critical Kush (Barney's Farm)

The family tree of Critical Kush isn't all that different from the top strains out there. Her parents are Critical Mass and OG Kush, and their grandparents include Skunk #1, Afghani, Hindu Kush, and a mystery strain from Northern California. However, the mix of genes that resulted is anything but ordinary!

Critical Kush (Barney's Farm) Critical Kush (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • Enormous relaxation
  • 25 %
  • 650 g/m² indoors
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This potent Indica packs a punch with a whopping 25% THC, delivering a long-lasting high – and even though it wasn't specifically bred for CBD, it still contains a solid 1.8% of the therapeutic cannabinoid. You'll love the earthy flavor of this weed and the smooth high that will have you grinning from ear to ear, feeling like your couch is the happiest place on earth.

Afghan Kush (World of Seeds)

Afghan Kush has garnered a loyal following among growers and users worldwide, and for good reason. With its hefty 20% THC content and a genetic lineage that's as classic as it gets, this lady is not to be underestimated. Prepare yourself for a blissful state of relaxation and euphoria – Afghan Kush delivers a potent punch with its delightful mix of Afghan flavor with a hint of hashish. It's not only an enjoyable buzz, either – this strain also brings some serious medicinal benefits to the table.

Afghan Kush (World of Seeds) Afghan Kush (World of Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 20 %
  • 500 g/m² indoors
    800+ g/plant outdoors
  • Relax and sleep well
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Your mind will remain clear and alert, while your body will be enveloped in a tranquil haze of calm. As for the taste and aroma, think earthy and woody with a distinct hashish kick. Just ask the judges at the Canarias Secret Cup – this strain is a real winner. So, if you're in the mood to kick back and unwind, Afghan Kush is the perfect couch companion.

Northern Light (RQS)

Northern Light, renowned in the world of cannabis strains, has taken home numerous awards. It originated from a genius crossing of Afghani and Thai landraces thanks to the mastermind Nevil Schoenmakers back in the ‘80s. This classic cannabis choice is perfect for those seeking a solid stoned sensation.

Northern Light (RQS) Northern Light (RQS)
  • Photoperiod
  • Instant knockout
  • 18 %
  • 500 - 550 g/m² indoors
    575 - 625 g/plant outdoors
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The sweet and fruity essence of Northern Light, complemented by hints of spices and herbs, delivers a delightful symphony of fresh, earthy, and piney scents with a touch of fuel-like undertones. Its potent smoke promises a harmonious cerebral effect, leading to tranquil and relaxing couchlock moments that will leave you feeling sleepy, hungry, and blissful.

Ayahuasca Purple (Barney's Farm)

Barney's Farm's Ayahuasca Purple is a delightful blend of Red River Delta and Master Kush, packing a punch with over 20% THC. This pure Indica is the life of the party, bringing sociable and euphoric vibes to the table. Get ready to sink into a state of bliss, as this strain will have you feeling happy, relaxed, and ready for a solid nap – possibly even glued to the couch. The scent is strong and sweet with a hint of earthy papaya goodness. When you light up, expect tropical flavors with a nutty twist, reminiscent of lavender and mango.

Ayahuasca Purple (Barney's Farm) Ayahuasca Purple (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 21 %
  • "Extra" class high
  • 650 g/m² indoors
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Diseases and pests? No match for this resilient little plant! Whether you're growing in a secret spot or have a full-blown operation, Ayahuasca Purple is your go-to strain. Indoors, it wraps up in 8-10 weeks, while outdoor growers can expect to see it fully mature by September, with yields of up to 650g/m2 (1.96 oz/ft²) or around 500g (17.6 oz) per plant. As she grows, her buds will transform into a mesmerizing display of red and deep purple shades, all covered in glistening trichomes.

How to Grow Pure Indica Strains

Indicas and Sativas have different growth patterns. Thanks to the quick growing cycle of Indicas and Indica-dominant hybrids, as well as their generally smaller size, they’re perfect for home growers who don't have a lot of time, space, or resources. A compact plant that matures quickly is much easier to take care of (especially indoors) than a tall but impressive tree. Even outdoors, Indicas are tough and can handle changing temperatures – just remember where they originated! Plus, the rapid flowering period of Indicas means outdoor growers can easily harvest before the first frost.

  1. Grow small and fast. If you're aiming for top-notch buds from Indica weed, you'll want to aim for speedy and compact growth. That means squeezing in as many plants as you can and keeping their vegging time to a minimum. Luckily, there are two simple methods to pull this off: SOG and SCROG.
  2. Train for higher yields. Indica strains are like the short, stocky cousins of taller Sativa plants. They don't reach for the stars but rather spread out and stay low to the ground with their thick, lush leaves. However, don't underestimate them – they may be easy to train and manipulate to your liking, but if you really want to make them do your bidding, try out LST or super cropping.
  3. Consider the natural habitat of Indica strains. Even during the summer, the nights get chilly in the mountains of the Hindu Kush. While Sativa strains prefer a constant tropical climate, Indica strains thrive in fluctuating temperatures. To get the most out of your harvest, be sure to let the temperature in your grow room drop 10-15 °F each night, especially during the flowering stage.
  4. Protect the plants from mold. Indica strains are well-known for their dense, sticky buds. They originate from an arid, chilly environment with limited water supply, which makes them prone to mold and bud rot. Be sure to have top-notch airflow, maintain the right level of moisture, and water them wisely.
  5. Dry and cure: Don't think you're off the hook after the harvest. To get those top-notch Indica buds, you've got to cure them just right. We've got a whole piece on how to harvest, dry, and cure your marijuana. Indicas might be a breeze to grow most of the time, but once it's drying time, watch out! Those dense buds are a magnet for mold and need some extra TLC.
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Final Thoughts

If you're all about that Indica life, get ready to bask in the glory of these amazing 100% Indica cannabis strains! Just remember, it's all about those top-tier pure Indica seeds, so don't settle for anything less than the best!

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