The year is 2021, and the list of cannabis strains being bred has become almost incalculable. However, there are a handful of strains that appear to weather the true test of time. Some of these strains have even directly parented some of the more-known strains of cannabis today. Here are 7 old-school yet forever-young strains of cannabis.
White Widow is an old-school strain that is still loved today. Researchers believe that White Widow is a fusion between a Brazillian-based Sativa landrace and a resin-laden Indica. The strain made its first appearance in the early 1990s. Thanks to White Widow, other popular strains such as White Rhino and White Russian have emerged on the scene. The aroma associated with White Widow is similar to that of citrus, herbs, and soft peppers.
This strain dates all the way back to the mid-1970s. Skunk #1 is a hybrid strain with an ambiguous background. Many researchers believe Skunk #1 to be a combination of Acapulco Gold, Columbian Gold, and Afghani. Upon inhalation, Skunk #1 gives off a dense earthy and pungent fragrance. Due to its age, cannabis enthusiasts recognize Skunk No.1 as a cornerstone of a multitude of hybrids we enjoy today.
Northern Lights is an Indica-dominant strain that will surely put you in a relaxing mood. Northern Lights is the offspring of Afghani and Thai. The sweet, pine-like flavor is reminiscent of Autumn and mellow times. This strain is known for its calming green buds littered with vibrant shades of amber and even purple.
One of the most common, as well as old-school strains of cannabis, has to be OG Kush. Hailing from the Sunshine State, OG Kush was cultivated in the early 1990s. The now-legendary strain was first created when a local Sativa strain was combined with a dutch cannabis plant. Upon inhalation, the aroma of OG Kush can be quite complex, but unique nonetheless. Notes of earth and the pungency of gas. Moreover, OG Kush has helped create strains such as Tahoe OG, SFV OG, Girl Scout Cookies, and virtually any strain of cannabis with ‘OG’ in its name.
Sour Diesel is a strain that does not need an introduction but truly deserves it. The origins of Sour Diesel are a bit cloudy. Nevertheless, most cannabis historians believe Sour Diesel to be the offspring of Super Skunk and Chemdawg 91 around the early 1990s. This legendary strain brings to the table a hefty 20% THC per gram. Sour Diesel produces an aroma extremely reminiscent of diesel fuel and earthy undertones. In fact, this is how the strain gained its heroic and now vintage name.
Next on the list of throwback and impactful strains is Neville’s Haze. This strain originates from Holland. In fact, the strain gets its name from the founder of a Holland cannabis seed bank, Neville Shoemakers. Neville’s Haze is a Sativa with pure haze genetics. Thanks to this feat, Neville’s Haze has helped create some of the most popular haze strains today. Some of these strains include Lemon Haze, Amnesia Haze, and the legendary Purple Haze.
Bookending the list is one of the legendary and notorious strains known across the globe: Granddaddy Purple. This strain is an Indica with pure Indica genetics, hailing from the strains Purple Urkle and Big Bud. As the name suggests, Granddaddy Purple (GDP) buds can be deep green with an overwhelming amount of violet hues. GDP also is great on the taste buds; the sweet taste is featured by smooth berry and grape tones. indica-dominant strains such as Granddaddy Purple host a vast amount of myrcene. When you think of old-school strains of cannabis, Grandaddy Purple is virtually always mentioned.