Cali Weed: The 5 best Californian cannabis genetics

Cali Weed: Le 5 migliori genetiche di Cannabis Californiane

Cali Weed: The 5 best Californian cannabis genetics

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Cali Weed: From Cannabis Sativa Seeds to Flower Strains with Unique Flavors Straight from the West Coast

Since California began the full legalization of Cannabis, research regarding our beloved "alien plant" has had an impressive boost, from cultivation to the most sought-after extracts. The Cali Connection's high-quality feminized seeds are among the most sought after on the market.

In particular, American growers are benefiting from new tools and know-how to arrive at the Perfect Plant: the golden mix that includes sophisticated aromatic and terpene profiles with the right combo of THC and CBD levels. This is how the renowned "Cali Weed" was born, a premium cannabis variety with prices reaching up to €30 per gram, but with an appearance and taste that is certainly out of the ordinary!

The Best California Marijuana and Why It's So Special

Those crafty Americans have also worked on marketing, trying to name cannabis genetics with labels that immediately connect to the scents, appearance or effects of the variety to which they belong; Thus the various ones were born: Gorilla Glue , Gelato , Cookies and co., which have become a cult for the most expert smokers.

Directly from the hands of the most visionary hemp growers, here are the best Californian varieties of the year:

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue is often referred to as “The Beast of California”, so we had to include it in our catalog of feminized cannabis seeds. Known throughout the world for its crazy effects and winner of several Cannabis Cups, its flowers are medium and crowned with pistils that make it very orange to the eye and sticky to the touch.

This fantastic product comes from the crossing of three equally famous varieties: Chem's Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. Its birth was completely random, the first harvest had in fact gone badly and it was thought to throw away the entire genetics when a friend of the breeder who created the genetics, Josey Wales, decided to give the seeds another chance. Since then, Gorilla has won the hearts of everyone who has tried it, becoming one of the most searched for strains on the Gorilla Glue strain site of the 21st century.

The strong point of this indica-based genetics is that it offers therapeutic as well as relaxing effects: it is in fact widely used among those who suffer from PTSD, stress, anxiety or insomnia or for those who suffer from cramps and muscle pain.

Its delicious pinety and fruity taste also makes it perfect for those looking for a balance between flavor and high-level effects. If you are a true breeder, you definitely won't be able to miss it this year!


Leafly named it Strain of the Year in 2018: if we talk about the best Californian genetics, we can't fail to mention Gelato . This hybrid, also known as “Larry Bird Kush”, derives from the crossing of the legendary Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint GSC. Its creator is Mario Guzman, the one who later created the very famous Sherbinskins brand. The genetics from which it originates are cookies, the origins of which we will delve into further later in the blog.

The flavor is a strong point: between biscuity and fruity, it is a very sweet pleasure to try it, and the end-of-meal dessert that everyone would like. The buds that grow from the plant are compact and resinous crossed by orange streaks, with resin crystals that shine on the tips of the flowers, the smell is reminiscent of that of the lemon tree and refreshes every place it occupies.

Its birth comes from the Cookie Fam and its explosion is due to its incredible effects that overwhelm anyone who tries it. It is usually recommended for recreational use; in social situations he gives everyone a friendly temperament and above all leaves a beautiful smile on their face. Its power is given by the high content of THC and CBD which mix together to create a wave of energy and euphoria capable of clearing the head but not weighing down the body.

This strain is confirmed every year to be an incredible source of satisfaction for every connoisseur so it certainly cannot be missing from your collection.


The Cookies Fam has produced one of the best genetics of the last twenty years, giving it the name of one of the best sweets that ever existed: we are talking about Cookies , the cookie-flavored strain that has driven all its consumers crazy. It is no coincidence that it will be the winner of the 2014 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup for "Best Coffee Shop Strain".

At the beginning the strain was called "GIRL SCOUT COOKIES", a name given to it to refer to its terpene profile which, when it emerged in its flowering period, was very reminiscent of the sweet and toasted taste of the biscuit. In fact, it is precisely in terms of taste that it stands out from all its rivals: with their vanilla aroma, they manage to make you experience a vague taste of chocolate biscuits in your mouth that can only win you over as soon as you try it.

This strain originating from the west coast of the United States is a predominantly indica hybrid that originates from the mix of an OG Kush and a Durban Poison. Highly recommended for muscle relaxation and for cases of body pain, it manages to keep you energetic and functional while relieving stress and relaxing the limbs.

The flowers are small and super compact, with a forest green colour, just like small scented desserts rich in resin and ready to offer an incredible experience to anyone who decides to try them.


For those who demand terpene-filled satisfaction, you can't help but love Zkitllez, an Indica-dominant hybrid known for its comforting tropical fruit flavor and pleasant stress relief. The history of this strain is not yet very clear: it is said to have derived from the collaboration of two famous Californian growers (Terp Hogz and the 3rd Gen Family Farm) but others believe it may have been developed by a single breeder part of the 3rd Gen Family collective. Whatever its origin, we must thank the day this plant began to grow, because it brought a breath of fresh air to the panorama of Californian weed.

Its fruity aroma terpenes are very intense and the energetic effects are intoxicating, capable of calming and stimulating creativity at the same time. It's a joy to grow outdoors, as this strain is highly resistant to mold, and will really appreciate lots of sunlight.

After flowering, the buds will be medium-large with a very intense green crossed by orange shades and a carpet of similar trichomes that adorns their shapes.

The new crosses of "Cherry Zkittlez," "OranZina" and "Zmoothie" are "super-iced, they're chunky and they smell amazing," said CEO Christina DiPaci. “This is the holy trinity of what a grower can ask for.”

Purple Punch

Emerging as one of the best Indica-dominant hybrids in recent years, Purple Punch lives up to its name by crossing two classic strains: Larry OG and Grand Daddy Purple.

This strain is very young, selected only in 2013 and has reached its peak in cannabis culture thanks to the skilled hands of the breeder The Village who made it the strain that we all know and appreciate today.

The buds of this weed are heavily glazed with trichomes and exude a powerful fruit and candy aroma. Its creamy berry finish only complements its heavy sedative nature, perfect for combating ailments such as nausea and depression, according to patient testimonials. In fact, its Indica profile is particularly strong, making it the first choice of many people with sleeping problems.

Cultivating it, according to many, does not require particular care so it can also be handled by less expert hands, which makes it an excellent herb for those who are new to cultivation or for those who do not have much time to spend in its care. Finally, the resistance of this particular strain to mites, combined with a moderate to heavy yield, also helps make Purple Punch - and new crosses - one of the best of the season.

Stephen Dillon, founder of True Humboldt in Humboldt County, California, said this year's Punch is "just shiny and beautiful. People think it's an indoor."

And you, have you had the opportunity to taste one of these genetics? You can find them all in our catalog of feminized seeds , test yourself and experience the same sensations as a Californian breeder. With sativa and skunk seeds among the available options, you are sure to find the genetics that are right for you.😜

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