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When the general public speaks about cannabis, they refer to Indica or Sativa strains. Hybrid weed seeds are yet another type of marijuana strain, and they should never be overlooked. As the name hints, hybrids are cannabis strains that combine the genetics of Indica and Sativa, and there are some things to learn about this type of marijuana.

Understanding Hybrid Weed Seeds

As mentioned above, hybrid strain seeds are a combination of Indica and Sativa strain seed genetics. They are usually classified as Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or balanced. Indica-dominant and Sativa-dominant have a larger amount of Indica and Sativa genetics, respectively. Truly balanced Hybrid cannabis strains have an approximately 50:50 ratio of Sativa and Indica genetics.

Hybrids may also have some genetics from the Ruderalis plant, a type of cannabis strain that is bred with Sativa and Indica strains to produce auto-flower-cannabis seeds.

Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis quick refresher


Since hybrid cannabis seeds combine the features of Indica and Sativa seeds, potentially with some Ruderalis, it is wise to give your brain a refresh on the differences between those classifications.


Sativa strains typically grow in hot, dry climates where the days are sunny and longer. These include large parts of Central America, Asia, and Africa. Sativa plants are mostly tall and thin, featuring thin leaves. They mature later than Indica Strains and grow much taller.

Although definitely not a rule, Sativa strains usually have higher levels of THC and almost no CBD. Sativa is associated with day smoking and being energized, although this depends more on the cannabis strain than the category.


Indica strains tend to grow in areas with harsher climates. A great example is the Hindu Kush Mountains. Also Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and India. Pure Indica strains are short and stocky with their leaves also being chunky, wide, and broad. Strains with Indica genetics usually grow more quickly than Sativa seeds, but it also produces lots more buds.

Indica strains can feature high levels of CBD and lower levels of THC for medical marijuana. Indica is associated with getting a relaxing buzz, but once again, this changes based on the marijuana strain.



Ruderalis does well in most environments due to its ability for rapid growth. It will grow in low light or colder climates, such as in the Himalayan mountains of Serbia, Russia, and India, and parts of Eastern Europe. Ruderalis doesn’t often get above 30 cm, but it can be harvested a month after being planted.

Because of its low potency, you will rarely see Ruderalis cannabis being smoked. Breeders often use it to create cannabis hybrids that have some good Ruderalis traits, such as the quick growth cycle or hardiness.

Traits of Hybrids

Because hybrids combine Sativa and Indica seed strains, and maybe some Ruderalis genetics, as well, their characteristics tend to be somewhere in the middle of Sativa and Indica Strain traits. For instance, a Sativa-dominant hybrid will mimic Sativa’s in terms of growth and THC/CBD ratio. An Indica-dominant cannabis hybrid will be closer to an Indica cannabis plant.

Overall, hybrid strains can have any ratio of THC/CBD, any color, and grow in a range of environments. It is most common for hybrids to be specifically bred by humans, so you are more likely to find them in people’s back yards or commercial grows. However, some have cannabis hybrids naturally occurred.

Popular Hybrid Weed Seeds


UK Cheese Strain

Don’t let the aroma fool you – there’s no Stilton involved, just our pungent Auto UK Cheese!

Crafted with care by combining our selected UK Cheese Pheno and crossing it with a Low Ryder to bring out the autoflowering characteristics of this aromatic hybrid.

Finishing in around 8 weeks, we suggest (where possible) dropping the temperatures of the Auto UK Cheese slightly to allow for some dense, voluminous buds with a tinge of purple.

With a near-perfect combination of Indica/Sativa genetics, you can expect the Auto UK Cheese to provide you with a very well-balanced psychoactive and physical effect.

Zkittlez Strain

The parenting genetics of Zkittlez provide a very appealing flavor profile described as candy, tropical fruit, berry, grape, citrus, and fuel.

The Indica-dominant effects of the Zkittlez provide a surprisingly uplifting effect according to most user accounts. Zkittlez is known to have a fast onset and provide full-body relaxation and focus.

Producing medium-sized, solid buds with colors ranging from light to dark green with burning bright pistils, Zkittlez usually is accompanied by a variable rainbow of different hues of color.

Flowering in just 53 to 63 days Zkittlez has a high yield of bud with massive bag appeal, testing around 19 – 28% THC.



Bruce Banner #3 Strain

Bruce Banner #3 comes from the parenting genetics of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel; making it a powerhouse in terms of overall potency, as well as delivering a pungent diesel aroma with berry undertones.

Being a 60/40 Sativa dominant hybrid many users report that Bruce Banner is a fantastic strain to help treat depression, ADHD, Stress, and Loss of Appetite.

Coming in Heavy, this green monster can test up to 29% THC with yields of up to 500g/m² in only 9 – 10 weeks of flowering.

Bruce Banner certainly lives up to its name; helping to curb one’s frustrations, and daily stress, all the while keeping you alert, mindful, and motivated. After all, no one likes you when you’re angry.

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