What is the purpose of trichomes? Trichomes serve as the cannabis’ plant’s defense mechanism. When plants start to flower, they “feel” vulnerable to insects and animals. That is why they produce a sticky and smelly cover. Their bitter taste also scares away insects. Moreover, trichomes also protect cannabis plants from harmful UV light!
Since the highest concentration of vital cannabinoids like THC are found inside trichomes, it’s no wonder that growers continuously seek new strains and cultivation techniques that maximize the amount of trichomes on each bud. While grow environment drastically affects the amount of trichomes produced by any cannabis plant, some strains certainly produce more trichomes than others.
A pure Indica hybrid, Dark Domina will be a good choice for you. It is a cannabis strain made by selectively crossing Afghani Indica x Canadian Ortega with Northern Lights x Hash Plant. The Indica heritage brings out the broad fan leaves, a tight and compact flower structure with short internodes. The flowers are heavy and dense, overlaid with orange hairs and a lush layer of trichomes.
There are only a handful of strains in the world, that have gained the notoriety achieved by White Widow. A potent hybrid, that had incredible flavor and was easy to grow, White Widow quickly became a popular strain among consumers and growers alike. By keeping White Widow indoors, you’ll have a better chance at keeping it healthy and happy so that it can produce the famous trichomes that gave it its name.
Originally from Northern California, this cannabis strain has quickly become known around the world for its distinct aroma and strong effects. OG Kush is a very unique strain that can’t be compared with any other marijuana strains.
OG Kush has medium to large nugget-like buds that have a dense, indica-like structure. The buds are covered in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them very sticky to the touch — when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users may want to use a grinder.
Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Sour Diesel is a pleasure to grow—especially for a sativa. She has a relatively short flowering time, produces compact, spherical buds, and offers substantial harvests.
The flowers are somewhat sticky — the dusting of trichomes is not as immediately obvious as it is on more resinous strains like White Widow. Nevertheless, breaking open buds reveals trichomes coating the insides of the dense flowers.
Hypnotic cannabis seeds belong to a Indica strain that results from the cross between different genetics from Central South America and Afghanistan.
Mid-sized, sturdy and branchy, this cannabis hybrid produces plenty of bulky, resin-packed buds that look amazingly powerful with typical characteristics of an indoor strain, with which you can make top-quality hash.
Once you have optimal genetics in check, you can start focusing on what else you can do to improve trichome production.
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