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Why Amsterdam Genetics Seeds Are The Right Choice

If you want to know just what makes Amsterdam Genetics seeds so unique in the world of premium weed strains, you need to know just how deep our roots dig into the fertile soils of the Dutch capital’s world-famous cannabis culture.

Amsterdam Genetics Seeds, Growing Strong Since 1985

We are, and always have been, all about developing the best cannabis genetics that any grower or gourmet connoisseur could ask for. Amsterdam Genetics seeds sprouted from the heartfelt desire to cultivate the finest cannabis seeds, to give the whole world a genuine taste of the city that we love.

Back in 1985, the Dutch were taking the lead in a global race to develop ever more potent cannabis strains. At the time, a select group of expert breeders and veterans embedded in the now legendary coffeeshop scene decided to join forces.

This Amsterdam-based allegiance proved to be a unique and highly effective force that has been shaping the Dutch breeding, growing, and consumer scenes for decades.

Breeding takes time; and we have been investing our time in developing premium genetics for decades. That explains why all the most sought-after classic strains grow from Amsterdam Genetics seeds. Just have a look at our legendary Super Silver Haze, Lemon Haze, and Amnesia Haze genetics to see exactly what we consider weed with World Heritage status.

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The secret to our success? Simple. Until this very day, we never accepted anything less than the finest cannabis genetics the world can offer. Our unique collection of exquisite Amsterdam Genetics seeds helps rookie growers and veteran gardeners to raise, harvest, and enjoy the most delicious buds imaginable – with love, from Amsterdam.

Decades Of Dutch Breeding Experience

Together, our team of experts comprises decades, if not centuries, of first-hand experience in growing, breeding, selecting, and tasting cannabis of mind-blowing quality. This treasure trove of knowledge and savoir-faire dovetails nicely with our centuries-old Dutch tradition of methodical plant breeding and greenhouse farming.

Add to this the entirely unique touch we share by our intricate connection to Amsterdam’s cannabis history, and you start to appreciate why we say that Quality is in our Genes.

White Choco best cannabis seeds 2023

If you need proof of the pudding, just get a whiff of our flagship White Choco strain. No Amsterdam visit is complete without a taste of this celebrity chocolate delight. In the years after its release, we launched entire generations of hallmark Choco genetics, blending our pride and joy with new flavours and international innovations.

This resulted in novel delights such as Choco Cheesecake (White Choco x Cheetos), Chocolato (White Choco x Gelato), and autoflower smash hits like Choco Kush Auto (White Choco x AK-OG Kush x ruderalis) – the list just keeps on growing…

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Amsterdam Genetics Seeds: Shaping Modern Cannabis Culture

The world of weed is developing fast. All around the globe, legalisation initiatives are picking up speed, resulting in explosions of wonderful new genetics that promise unprecedented new flavours and highs.

Here in Amsterdam, we celebrate these developments as we watch global cannabis communities embrace the joys of gardening by raising their own crops. Progressive liberalisation and legalisation efforts make our job easier as we continue to sow original Amsterdam Genetics seeds all over the world.

The roots of Amsterdam cannabis culture define the taste and quality contained in every single cannabis seed we cultivate and ship out to ever more destinations around the planet. Our established and acclaimed long-time partners, domestic and abroad, will gladly testify to our lasting impact on the world of weed.

Simultaneously, our breeders select the tastiest, strongest genetics created in emerging new marijuana epicentres to crossbreed them with our own domestic marvels.

These ventures culminate in our Homegrown strains, including Lit Hits like Fatkid’s Cake (GSC x Cherry Pie) and Chunky Cookies (Tropicanna Cookies x Kosher Choco Kush)

Chunky Cookies

So as the world of weed keeps expanding, the roots of Amsterdam cannabis culture spread and extend into new soil, resulting in powerful new strains for the globalising grower community to embrace.

True Passion For The Home Grower Lifestyle

Above all else, however, we create every single one of our Amsterdam Genetics seeds out of true passion for the home grower lifestyle. We have been leading the way for decades, convincing hobby gardeners that there’s no business like grow business as we help them cultivate their own home-grown stash of premium flower.

Why depend on dispensaries or, worse, shady black market operatives, when you can order the world’s finest cannabis genetics straight from Amsterdam and enjoy the process of watching the grass grow at home?

We stay true to our grassroots origins. As our community of fans and green ambassadors keeps on expanding, we continue to direct our efforts at the small-time, dedicated gourmet gardeners who started it all. That explains why we see tiny offshoots of that unmistakable Amsterdam weed culture sprout in ever more gardens worldwide.

Our reputation precedes our Amsterdam Genetics seeds wherever we ship them. If you need evidence, just check our resounding 4.7/5 score based on literally hundreds of Google reviews by growers and connoisseurs from all around the planet.

We know full well that you are playing your part in this green revolution, so it’s two green thumbs up to you – thank you for helping us spread that Cannabis Capital Love with Amsterdam Genetics Seeds!

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A Menu Like A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Our collection of premium Amsterdam Genetics seeds is like a Michelin-starred restaurant’s menu in every regard. Every pack of cannabis seeds you order from our online store embodies the full flavour, resilience, impact, and yield potential of top tier genetics.

This star chef’s menu comprises a select variety of fast, strong, easy autoflower seeds and photoperiod strains, most of them fully feminized, with a few exceptions for those who prefer non-feminized plants.

You will find all the diversity that modern weed can offer in the online catalogue of elite Amsterdam Genetics seeds, whether you prefer the classic indica and sativa dimension or select by specific botanical properties, yield potential, or terpene and cannabinoid profiles.

Just like that Michelin-starred restaurant, the Amsterdam Genetics seeds menu offers a compact selection of a few dozen unique and exquisite strains rather than a random mishmash of average quality seeds. Our strict selection criteria admit only the finest genetics to ensure you order only top-shelf material, no matter what your taste or preferences.

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Quality Is In Our Genes

Of course, regardless of what we tell you about our top-shelf genetics, the real test only comes after you’ve picked your favourite strain and get those genetics popping. We suggest you do exactly that: head over to the online store, order your best match, and find out for yourself why Amsterdam Genetics seeds are such a unique joy to grow.

Meanwhile, we’ll keep directing our passion and knowledge at bringing you more Green Love from Amsterdam. We just can’t help it: it’s part of our nature because Quality Is In Our Genes…

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Cannabis Grow Schedule: Planning For The Year

If you want to crank up your harvest yields and make optimal use of available space and resources, a personal cannabis grow schedule can be very helpful, as you will find out below.

Your Own Annual Cannabis Grow Schedule

When you start to grow your first marijuana seeds, you usually just go with the flow and hope for the best. One harvest a year seems like a fine prospect at that stage. However, once you gain some experience, you will find that working with an annual cannabis grow schedule can dramatically increase your cost-efficiency and harvest turnover. Planning ahead can make your herb gardening life easier, as this blog explains.

The Importance Of Planning Ahead

Cannabis seeds are natural products, and nature has a pretty accurate sense of timing. That makes sense: after all, seeds need the right conditions to germinate, grow, and flower. Out in the wild, these conditions usually occur only once a year as spring passes into summer and the arrival of autumn signals harvest time.

Admittedly, indoor cannabis growing is not a very natural process. We try to simulate natural conditions in grow rooms or tents, using high-tech equipment, knowledge, and timing to mimic optimal growth conditions. Much depends on the space and equipment you have available. Still, having a cannabis grow schedule ready helps you make the best use of whatever means you have at hand.

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If you plan ahead, your stash will never run out!

Planning An Indoor And Outdoor Grow Calendar

Depending on where you live, and on the garden or indoor space you have available, you may want to consider combining indoor and outdoor runs in your cannabis growing schedule. This has the added benefit of potential savings on your electricity bills – sunshine is free after all, which can save you bigtime on light and heat expenses.

You could simply keep running your perpetual harvest indoor schedule while you set up one or two outdoor runs over the spring and summer. That would be a great opportunity to try different genetics in the open air before deciding on a switch indoors.

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Why not squeeze some fast outdoor autoflower seeds into your annual cannabis grow schedule?

Another option is to shut down your power-consuming (and therefore costly) in-house operation once the outdoor season starts. If you start up a new batch of seeds in your perpetual harvest setup by the time your backyard crop starts flowering, you can switch back to your indoor cannabis grow schedule when autumn arrives.

The Best Seeds For All Year Growing

Which seeds you choose for your cannabis grow schedule is entirely up to you. You could choose fast-flowering strains to max out on the number of runs you can squeeze into the year. Then again, maybe a slow-growing strain with bigger crop yields will better suit your needs. Don’t forget to consider flavour aspects, resistance to mould, and the type of high or stone associated with your strains.

The best choice is usually a strain that ticks all the boxes you find important. No matter what your taste and individual needs, always order premium quality seeds from a trusted supplier. Working with a year-round cannabis grow schedule is ultimately pointless if you get multiple mouldy harvests, poor germination rates, or a huge stash that just doesn’t give you the full flavour and effects that you seek!

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Pro Cannabis Growing Tips – AG Interview

Growing weed is an ongoing process of honing your grower skills and knowledge. If you want to keep improving your harvest yields, staying up to date with the latest insights is critical. In this blog, Amsterdam Genetics Team member Jeroen shares his thoughts on cultivating your grow know-how with the latest cannabis growing tips.

Moving Beyond Bread And Butter Techniques

Q: So, Jeroen, what’s your personal take on using grow tips and advanced cannabis insights to improve your results?

A: Well, first of all, it’s useful to admit that none of us know everything, not even celebrity grower gurus with thousands of followers. Techniques go in and out of fashion, advanced technology will keep advancing; and most importantly, we are working with organic, living matter here. And when I say living matter, I mean both the plant and the gardener tending it.

There are no guaranteed solutions in biology: it’s all gloriously messy, dynamic, and erratic. To me, that’s what makes this hobby so thrilling – even though it can be a major source of frustration as well.

At any rate, the ever-changing nature of weed gardening just proves the importance of staying up to date with the latest cannabis growing tips. You learn as you go, promoting personal growth while you grow your ganja. How neat is that?

Q: But did you get any better at growing weed by applying advanced techniques?

A: For sure. In fact, I probably learn most when I make mistakes and screw up a grow by trying new methods. It all depends on how you define ‘getting better’. I’m sure that getting the hang of cannabis growing tips got me bigger harvests and stronger plants.

Personally, I find new grow techniques most rewarding when they challenge my routines and assumptions. Gaining new perspectives and insights into the hobby that I love is just great – although I’ll admit the feeling gets even better if those insights improve my bud yields in the end…

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Low Stress Training (LST) is a personal favourite.

The Best Cannabis Growing Tips For You

Q: Okay, so let’s have it then: what’s your favourite advanced growing technique?

A: That’s a tough one. Like I said, there is no single trick that will work all the time in any circumstances. Having said that, I tend to prefer techniques that cause minimal stress to my plants (and to myself) for optimal results. They’re usually the more subtle techniques like LST or gentle defoliation, for instance.

Companion planting is another personal favourite. These low-impact  growing tips are not as invasive as, say, fimming or supercropping. I prefer working with the plant’s natural behaviour, gently nudging it in the direction I want it to move rather than forcing it to do somersaults, so to speak.

Q: So which advanced growing techniques would you advise anyone to try at least once?

A: All of them, to be honest. The grow tips we discuss in the Amsterdam Genetics blogs are all worth a shot. Besides, trying them for yourself is the only way to figure out whether they suit your personal style. As a grower community, we’re all unique individuals with our own style.

It’s similar to picking your perfect strain. Trying different advanced techniques and experiencing the effects for yourself is the best way to find out what works for you.

I would encourage anyone to stay critical in reviewing cannabis growing tips. There are some real gems of wisdom out there, but there’s also a lot of BS and superstition. I know I said you should try all techniques, tips and tricks, but it helps to keep your expectations low.

Many cannabis growing tips and techniques take a few rounds of trial and error to master. Moreover, not all strains are equally suited for experimenting. Use familiar, tough genetics as your guinea pigs to save yourself from disappointment.

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AK Choco Kush is a highly resilient strain able to cope with serious stress.

The Importance Of An Experimental Mindset

Q: So how can growers keep up with all the latest cannabis growing tips?

A: Well, checking out our Amsterdam Genetics Grow Blogs is of course a fine place to start.  We are constantly improving and expanding the content and scope of our grow tips and blogs on advanced techniques for veteran and rookie indoor and outdoor growers.

We have a considerable grower community base for a source of input, and our own breeders share any tips they may have with our customers and fans.

Beyond that, sharing your experiences with fellow growers helps a lot – especially if you keep us in the loop while your knowledge expands! You can find your peers on community platforms like GrowDiaries, but getting into some private chat groups can work wonders too once you make a few connections.

Q: Any other grow tips you want to share?

A: Dozens, but I’ll spare you the rant. I would say the most important advice I want to share is to be bold and try to feed your experimental mindset. It’s no secret that the best weeds grow at some distance from the beaten track.

Read up on random gardening and botany sources – heck, raid your grandma’s bookshelves for hidden gems of wisdom if you like. Inspiration can come from unexpected angles, you know?

Let me give you a personal example. I recently had the opportunity to join a masterclass on general plant breeding theory, and even though they were not about cannabis, I walked out with some fresh ideas to use in my personal growing approach. The same thing could happen when I visit the local gardening centre, or on a stroll in the woods with my wife and daughter.

In the end, growing weed is not about mastering one killer technique and using it over and over to get perfect harvests on every single run. To me at least, ganja gardening is more about nurturing your personal growth as your cannabis growing techniques evolve. Keep up with the latest trends and discoveries, absorb what you like, and stay away from anything that doesn’t suit you.

Working with nature never gets boring as long as you keep the organic mindset that goes with it. There is real joy to be found in gardening, whether you prefer to cultivate the perfect rose on your front lawn or the finest resin-dripping haze bud in your basement!

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Grow the flowers that you love…

Q: Any parting words for your fellow growers?

A: Use. Good. Genetics. Period.

Seriously though: no matter what advanced techniques or grow hacks you want to try, they won’t work on crappy genetics. If you don’t invest in ordering premium cannabis seeds, you’ll never know the full potential of your experiments.

Beyond that, just stay optimistic and roll with the punches. If you work with Mother Nature she’s going to punch you in the face no matter what you do, and ignoring or resisting her will only make things worse. Have a bit of faith in Her and in yourself, and you’re bound to improve with every new grow you complete!

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How To Increase Cannabis Yield Indoors

Once you’ve finished your first few grows, you may feel the urge to improve your results. If you want to harvest more weed but you have limited space, this blog has some fast and effective tips to drastically increase cannabis yields and growing efficiency.

Increase Cannabis Yield In Small Spaces

As you gain experience in growing marijuana, you will find that every next run improves slightly from the last. This is perfectly normal: even though the basics of the grow hobby are pretty simple, you have infinite options for finetuning your methods, environmental factors, and other parameters for even bigger harvests.

We like to help you keep your grow process simple. That’s why we’re handing you three tried and tested horticultural hacks to show you how to increase cannabis yield even if you are spatially challenged.

Hack 1: High Yield Plant Training Techniques

There are many ways to direct how your plants grow and flower. Most of these plant training techniques are designed to increase bud volume one way or another. While some of these high yield grow hacks are not suitable for small grow tents or other indoor spaces, some are just perfect for small-space growing.

If you want to learn how to increase cannabis yield indoors, be sure to give these three marijuana training hacks a try, starting with the easiest one in case you’re relatively new to this stuff.

All three hacks are applied during the vegetative stage of the run, before buds start to form in the flowering phase. Keep in mind that if you’re working with fast cannabis seeds, including autoflower strains, you need to time your hacks just right, since you’ll have a narrow window of opportunity to intervene.

Low Stress Training – Easy Mode

Low stress training (LST) simply means gently bending the stems of your plant back down to the soil and then tying them down. As the stems naturally attempt to grow back up towards the light, you spread the plant’s structure laterally.

This leaves more room for individual bud formation and optimises light distribution. As a result, you will get bigger, higher quality flowers at the end of the run.

For detailed instructions on the low stress training technique, check out this dedicated LST blog.

Screen of Green – Medium Level

Screen of green (SCROG) is a more advanced technique that also works by distributing stems and foliage evenly across the available space. The difference with LST is that in this case, you use a ‘trellis’ framework, usually consisting of a ‘screen’ wire grid instead of bending the stems.

Well-spread leaves allow optimal airflow and light distribution to make the most of your available space, lighting, and ventilation, which is ideal in small tents.

This blog contains detailed instructions on applying the SCROG method in your own grow room, tent, or semi-outdoor greenhouse.

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Topping/ Fimming – Pro Level

Learning how to increase cannabis yield is a gradual process. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can start experimenting with more advanced high-stress grow techniques.

Topping and fimming are two similar ways to improve bud numbers per individual plant rather than increasing bud size. Both come with a bit of risk, however, so proceed with caution if you want to give them a go. It’s best to pick strains with high stress tolerance for these next-level bud-boosting hacks.

In topping, you wait until your vegging plant is mature enough to handle a bit of stress. When the time is right, you cut off the growth tip nodes at the top end of the stems.

Homicidal as this may sound, topping actually induces a stress response forcing your plant to grow two new nodes where the original tip used to be. That means topping could get you twice the number of buds on the same plant – if it survives the assault, that is.

Check out a detailed guide on topping to increase cannabis yield here.

Fimming is even more brutal than topping. Here, you slice the growth tip terminal nodes in half rather than removing them entirely.

This causes even more stress to the plant, which could trigger it to grow back two, three, or even four new apex nodes instead. It’s not hard to see how this can result in even better harvest results, although the risk of watching your darling succumb to the stress involved is considerably higher, too.

We have a special guide on fimming cannabis plants waiting if you’re ready to give it a shot.

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Hack 2: Plant Planning = Bud Boosting

Another way to achieve high yield growing in limited space is to perfect your plant planning. If you make a habit of planning ahead, you can eliminate inefficient use of time and space from your projects. Here are some quick tips to get you on the right track to big bud results all year long!

If you can get a second grow tent operational somehow, even just a small one, you can try the perpetual harvest approach. While your first batch is switching from growth to flowering in one tent, you let your second run veg out in the next one.

If you make sure you have a propagator where your third batch of seeds germinates into the seedling stage to follow suit, all you need is a place to dry the bud from your first batch while you keep the cycle going. That means you’ll always have a fresh harvest ready while your next one is already underway!

Remember that perpetual harvesting works best if you use the same seeds for each consecutive batch. Using strains with different flowering and veg rates will get your schedule out of sync, which ruins the efficiency of this approach.

Going for rapid growth strains seems an obvious choice to speed things up even further. Still, faster growing doesn’t necessarily mean bigger bud yields, as you will read below.

On top of the perpetual harvest philosophy, planning ahead for year-round growing efficiency offers some distinct advantages too.

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Hack 3: Working With High Yield Seeds

Always remember that no trick or hack will do much good as long as you are working with sub-par genetics. Learning how to increase cannabis yield begins and ends with finding the right genetic material. Only purchase your cannabis seeds from trusted, experienced, high quality suppliers, or your bud volume will never reach its full potential.

Once you’ve found a reliable source of premium seeds, make sure you pick the strains that suit your personal preferences. You don’t want to end up with a truckload of weed with a taste or a high you don’t like.

Once you’ve made a selection, read the product specifications provided by the vendor. You have a few important characteristics to keep in mind if you want high yields in small spaces.

Fast Genetics

Fast-growing strains seem an attractive option as your first thought might be they get you fast harvests too. And yes, growing seeds with short flowering time can enable high yield growing if you play your cards right.  Do keep in mind, however, that fast growth doesn’t necessarily mean fast flowering – or big buds for that matter.

Generally speaking, indica strains grow and flower faster than sativas. Today’s sativa hybrids can be speedy ladies too, however, so try to look past this somewhat obsolete distinction.

On the other hand, sativa flowers tend to have a more open bud structure, so the same number and size of compact indica flowers could increase cannabis yield compared to a huge sativa with more buds.

Indica plants have a tendency to keep a smaller stature than sativas, making them more suited for small-space indoor grows. All things considered, then, indica-leaning hybrids are probably your best bet.

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Fatkid’s Cake is a high-yield, hard-hitting indica hybrid.

Most seed distributors and breeders will state estimated harvest volumes for the seeds they sell. These usually give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of bud turnover, although they are ultimately just estimates of course. Much depends on your grow environment, gardening experience, and the amount of love and devotion you invest in your plants.

Using Autoflower Seeds To Increase Cannabis Yield

Autoflower cannabis seeds, especially indica autos, are another interesting option for getting high yields pronto. These special seeds contain ruderalis genetics that allow the plants to grow and flower rapidly, while also making them independent of (day) light cycles.

Milkshake Kush Autoflower

Modern autoflowers like our Dynamighty or Milkshake Kush are also pretty tough when it comes to handling stress, but we would recommend non-autoflowers if you plan to use stressful techniques to increase cannabis yield. In addition, the speed you gain with autos is usually offset by their slightly lower harvest volumes and cannabinoid content, making them a bit of a double-edged sword depending on your personal preferences.

Dynamighty Autoflower

Figuring Out How To Increase Cannabis Yield Your Way

As you can see, there are many ways to increase cannabis yield if you know your way around basic growing techniques. There are always new hacks and tricks to try once you’ve mastered the above. Raking in a big harvest is the main grow objective of many hobbyists, so new methods keep popping up all the time.

We haven’t even discussed how to increase cannabis yield by upgrading your equipment, for example. Investing in better lighting, ventilation, nutrition, or expanding your grow space can make a big difference, too.

Still, these easy hacks to increase cannabis yield should see you on your way to next-level indoor cannabis growing. At any rate, there’s always room for personal growth when it comes to ganja gardening, with something new to learn for even the most seasoned veterans.

Always remember that learning how to increase cannabis yield begins with finding the finest genetics you can get your hands on – and you’ve definitely come to the right place for that!

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Best Cannabis Seeds 2023 Collection

Even the most experienced indoor growers will find plenty of exciting, challenging, prime quality genetics to cultivate in our Amsterdam Genetics seeds catalogue. We’ve compiled a quick walkthrough of our top 10 strains for veteran connoisseurs. Take your pick and treat yourself to the best cannabis seeds 2023 Amsterdam cannabis culture has to offer!

Lots Of Premium Quality Genetics For You

If you’ve tried our genetics before, you have already experienced the premium quality of Amsterdam’s top marijuana seeds. If you haven’t, or if you’re just keen to grow some more of our best cannabis seeds, 2023 has plenty of supreme genetics in store for you…

Below, you will find a comprehensive selection of lightning-fast autoflower seeds, hard-hitting indica hybrids with renowned parentage and gourmet flavour, and singular sativas with amazingly short flowering times – all fully feminized of course.

We are 100% sure that you will find something to suit your taste and preferences here, so without further ado, please feast your eyes on our selection of top marijuana seeds and order your favourites straight away!

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Enjoy Our Top Cannabis Seeds For 2023

No matter whether you prefer sativa or indica genetics, autoflower convenience, exotic flavours or breath-taking highs, there’s something here for everyone. Every single one of our best cannabis seeds for 2023 is 100% feminized, so all you have to do is click and pick your favourites. We will ship your order within one office day so you can pop those seeds pronto.

1: Lemon Haze

First place of our best cannabis seeds 2023 ranking goes to this refreshing, uplifting, powerful citrus haze whopper with powerful pain relief potential yielding bright green and yellow buds weighing upwards of 550g/m² after 9 to 10 weeks of flowering.lemon haze top strains 2023

2: Banana Slush

Introduced as one of the newest strains within the Amsterdam Genetics assortment: this slushy mix of AK-OG Kush power and Banana Haze makes an amazing cross. A potent powerhouse with around 27% THC, but the terpenes definitely don’t lie!

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3:Exotic Purple Autoflower

Our all-new Exotic Purple Autoflower strain matches effortless, fast growing with the heady aroma of tropical fruit punch and excellent chances of purple, violet, and pinkish buds.

Exotic Purple Autoflower

4: Choco Cheesecake

Sweet, exotic, and phenotypes with amazing colours: Choco Cheesecake will not disappoint you! Check the diary of one of our favourite grower (MadeInGermany) if you haven’t been convinced yet.

Choco Cheescake

5: White Choco

We simply couldn’t skip our fast-flowering flagship strain with perfect 50/50 indica-sativa balance takes just 9 weeks to produce up to 600g/m²of dark green, frosty buds with subtle chocolate flavour and cheerfully relaxed highs.

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6: Fatkid’s Cake

A hard-hitting, nearly 30% THC heavyweight Cherry Pie x Girl Scout Cookies feminized indica hybrid with just 8-9 weeks of flowering, resulting in a 500g/m² payload of huge buds that bring an extensive, deeply relaxing bodybuzz stone.

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7: Dynamighty Autoflower

Kush and diesel aromas meet in this feminized autoflower strain with just 10-11 weeks of flowering: pretty fast and highly resilient for a happily relaxing 60% sativa with 400-450g/m² harvest prospects!Dynamighty Autoflower

8: Super Silver Haze

Still our most in-demand haze strain, Super Silver Haze is a timeless feminized Amsterdam classic with 25% THC, 70% sativa genetics, 9 to 11 weeks of flowering, and copious harvests clocking in at 500-600g/m².

Super Silver Haze seeds

9: Chunky Cookies HG

Tropicanna Cookies meets Choco and Kush genetics to bring you 25% THC in a tough, compact, fast-flowering (9-10 weeks) plant with huge 700g/m² harvest prospects, excitingly spicy taste, and happy, stress-busting effects.

Chunky Cookies

10: Tangerine G13

Uniquely sweet tangerine citrus aromas spread after rapid growth precedes a 10-week flowering stage producing copious amounts of compact, fragrant, bright green buds with great stress relief and smile-boosting potential.

Tangerine G13

The Best Cannabis Seeds 2023 Can Offer Come From Amsterdam

So there you go: these are the best cannabis seeds 2023 has in store for you – barring any new strains we may release over the year of course…

We would never have developed such amazing genetics without the aid of our dedicated team of veteran breeders and the feedback from our community members. Our ongoing series of cannabis breeding blogs gives you an impression of just how much botanical expertise we put into our cannabis breeding programme every year.

Three decades of hands-on experience developing the finest seeds that Amsterdam can offer is a pretty impressive for a track record; especially when you stack that on top of our long and proud Dutch crop cultivation tradition. It’s a winning combination that most breeders and seed suppliers find hard to beat – and we make sure we stay in the lead by creating uniquely innovative strains every year!

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Your Perfect Cannabinoid And Terpene Profile

For decades, cannabis growers and breeders focused on high THC content as the main strain trait. Today, we know that a complex biochemical interplay involving dozens of different cannabinoids and hundreds of aromatic terpenes determines the every single cannabis high. Below, we help you find the best cannabinoid and terpene profile to match your personal taste.

The Rush For More THC

Until quite recently, producing, harvesting, and inhaling as much THC as possible was the sole objective of most marijuana lovers. Getting as high or as stoned as possible was the main goal, which seemed largely dependent on the percentages of tetrahydrocannabinol that buds contained.

Breeders recognised this market demand, and set about crossbreeding new strains with ever-higher THC concentrations. Sadly, their fevered THC goldrush caused considerable homogenization of the cannabis gene pool. Some claim that the global breeding and growing community is still recovering from the damage done over the past decades.

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Your Strain, Your High

Fortunately, scientific discoveries and passionate experimenting by amateur growers broadened our perspective on the nuances of cannabis effects. As more and more new cannabinoids were identified, including CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), and CBN (cannabinol), we started to learn more about our own body’s ability to use these various compounds.

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system, an important regulatory mechanism shared by all humans, other mammals, birds, and even fish, opened up new levels of understanding cannabis effects. Plant-based phytocannabinoids are highly similar to the endocannabinoids produced by our own body.

Our endocannabinoid system recognises both types of cannabinoids: it can use either kind to help regulate our internal physiological balance called homeostasis.

The chemical receptors of the endocannabinoid system extend all throughout our body and our nervous system, including the brain. This explains why cannabis can have such diverse effects on our cerebral, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems.

Your Perfect Cannabinoid & Terpene Profile

The brief information listed below helps you find your perfect strain in terms of cannabinoids. Read on to pair these cannabinoids with a terpene profile that suits your taste, as these aromatic compounds define a strain’s flavour and codetermine its high in subtle ways.


Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychotropic ingredient in cannabis. It is responsible for much the sedative, narcotic, and mildly hallucinogenic aspects of a high. If you are looking for an intensely ‘spaced-out’ experience, pick marijuana seeds with 20% THC or more.

High THC levels can cause unpleasant (temporary) effects like paranoia, nausea, and palpitations in inexperienced or sensitive consumers, so go easy on THC if you’re looking for a nice and mild high.

Fatkids Cake


In many ways, cannabidiol produces the opposite effects of THC. CBD can help curb a high that gets too intense. It can also help you relax and control anxiety, as well as providing pain and inflammation relief. Strains with over 1.5% CBD will produce a more modest high compared to THC-heavy strains, although much will depend on the overall cannabinoid and terpene profiles.

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Cannabigerol has even greater soothing and relaxing potential than CBD. It does not add much to the psychotropic impact of a strain, although it is a useful cannabinoid to consider when you are looking to relax after a workout or sleep better in stressful times.

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Cannabinol has only modestly psychoactive properties by and of itself, but is able to reinforce the sense of euphoria produced by THC. CBN is also being studied for its sedative potential, culminating in a relaxed state of bliss when paired with higher THC levels.

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Cannabinoid Profiles

All cannabis strains have their own unique cannabinoid profiles, reflecting the relative proportions of the various cannabinoids found in their flower buds. Most strains contain traces of dozens of these compounds, although the profile tends to be dominated by a high THC percentage.

The recent surge in demand for CBD flower and extracts has led to widespread availability of CBD cannabis seeds alongside their THC relatives.

Since any type of weed conveys a unique mix of different cannabinoids with different effects, they all cause different effects when consumed. Some strains get you sleepy; others convey a more uplifting, energetic, stress-busting, or creativity-boosting effect.

Finding The Right Terpene Profile

If you’ve grown more than one type of weed, you will know that no two strains taste or smell exactly the same. The flavour and scent of cannabis strains is determined by a group of aromatic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are found all throughout the plant kingdom. They are the main ingredient of etheric oils used in aromatherapy, alongside many modern applications in the food industry and perfumes, for instance.

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Some terpenes, such as refreshing linalool (also found in lavender for instance), are associated with uplifting effects. Others, including spicy caryophyllene also present in peppers, can improve mental focus and help counter inflammation.

Interestingly, these fragrant chemicals each add their own unique twist to our experience of a cannabis high. And as with cannabinoids, every single strain of weed has its own distinct terpene profile, culminating in sophisticated nuances that affect both aromatic and mental or physical effects.

Which Terpenes Should I Pick?

A strain’s terpene profile is even more complex and refined than cannabinoid profiles. It’s not easy to pick strains based on terpene content. Still, the flavour and terpene profile information in our seed descriptions will help you pick the ones you like best. The suggestions below help you make a quick selection to narrow down the search.


Limonene is a terpene found in citrus fruits, pine trees, and many marijuana strains. It has cheerful, uplifting qualities that can help put a smile on any high. This is a common and welcome addition to many a famous terpene profile. In addition, limonene can help contain some of the less desirable side-effects of THC like CBD can – with great refreshing lemon zest fragrance as a nice bonus!

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Strains with high myrcene levels in their terpene profile are known to amplify the sedative quality of THC, partly by making it easier for cannabinoids to cross the blood-brain barrier. Myrcene is also a powerful antioxidant with additional anti-inflammatory and pain relief potential. It extends a pleasantly earthy, herbal scent to your buds that is sure to get any connoisseur’s appetite going.

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If you like your weed spicy, look for caryophyllene in its terpene profile. This compound is common in black pepper, oregano, and cinnamon as well as in many types of weed. It adds a slightly woody and distinctly zippy taste to weed, while adding calming qualities and a distinctively refreshing cheer to your high. This terpene can help counter THC-induced paranoia and anxiety, just like black peppercorns can.

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Finding The Perfect Cannabinoid & Terpene Profile

As you can see, finding a strain with perfect cannabinoid and terpene profile is a complicated affair. There are many aspects to consider, and in the end, picking one remains an educated guess as well as a matter of taste.

Still, the information we provide in our blogs and strain descriptions can help you pick a strain that satisfies your personal taste and preferences. Consider these strain suggestions your first step down a winding path leading to ever better grows with the genetics, flavours and highs that suit you best!

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Fast Flowering Cannabis Seeds Save Time, Energy & Money

Have a quick look at our strongest and best fast flowering cannabis seeds to help you save time while you cut back on your energy bills for super-efficient next-level indoor growing!

High Speed Weed

Experienced indoor cannabis growers are always on the lookout for new ways to improve their growing efficiency. Fast growing is one way to achieve this. The flowering phase of the cannabis cycle is usually the most time-consuming part of the overall growing process.

That is why smart gardeners try to keep flowering times down to the bare minimum to make the most out of every hour they spend on their efforts. Besides, speeding up your cannabis cycles means more potential harvests each year if you want to improve your turnover.

While time is always a precious resource, these days energy costs are a major factor to consider, too. After all, faster flowering means less time bathing in expensive light. Saving money is always nice, and you get the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint while you reduce the waiting time for your next harvest to the bare minimum – how sweet is that?

Our Best Fast Flowering Cannabis Seeds

If you are looking for high-speed marijuana strains, you’re sure to find them here. Don’t forget, however, to pair speed with your other preferences. Speeding your way through the flowering phase will not do much good if you end up with a stash of bud you don’t like that much. Try to combine fast flower properties with your favourite genetics, flavours, fragrances, and cerebral or bodily effects.

Although you have plenty of fast growing options available, we will make a rough distinction between our fastest indica, sativa, and ruderalis autoflowering strains below.

Quick Indica Seeds

Cannabis indica genetics evolved in areas and weather types that favoured rapid growth and flowering times. That makes indica hybrids an obvious choice when ordering fast flowering cannabis seeds.

Don’t assume that anything even remotely indica will automatically race its way through the cycle, though. If speed is what you need, try these high velocity seeds for your indoor grows:


As the name suggests, Skyrocket is our prime indica candidate for fast growing and flowering results. Promising delicious spicy diesel flavour and intense body stone effects at 20% THC and just 7 to 8 weeks of flowering, she offers copious harvest potential at 750 g/m² indoors.


Magic OG Kush

Our breeders managed to turbocharge the legendary OG Kush genetics with Green Magic X Hindu Kush creating a 19% THC fully feminized indica hybrid that takes only 8 or 9 weeks to form rich, resinous flower buds that could land you 500 g/m².

Magic OG Kush

Swift Sativa Strains

Experienced growers generally associate sativa strains with extended flowering times. The year-round warmth and humidity of their native habitat favoured extended flowering times, and even continued growth after the onset of the flowering phase.

Sativa genetics do add unique and highly prized effects to the high. This accounts for today’s modern sativa hybrid marijuana strains, some of which have excellent track records when it comes to quick flowering.

Try your hand at growing these sativa-dominated fast flowering cannabis strains and you’ll find out exactly what we mean!

Lemon Ice

There’s nothing glacial about Lemon Ice, our refreshingly upbeat feminized sativa classic with creativity-sparking brainbuzz highs. She finishes flowering in just 8 weeks, bursting into a forest of highly aromatic yellow-green buds as your reward.

Lemon Ice


Candyfloss cannabis seeds bring intensely sweet flavour and 70% sativa heritage to the mix. If you want to please your brain and taste buds pronto, she will get you up to 600 g/m² of prime quality sativa flower in just 9 weeks.


White Choco Haze

No matter whether you’re a true haze fanatic or a connoisseur with a predilection for chocolate, our  80% sativa, 100% feminized White Choco Haze seeds will not let you down. She takes only 9 weeks to finish flowering, producing fragrant harvests that could net you 550 g/m² of first-class Amsterdam haze happiness.

White Choco Haze

Our Fastest Autoflower Cannabis Seeds

Modern autoflower strains offer a convenient and powerful combination of resilience, impact, and incredible ease of growing. The ruderalis genetics we’ve bred into our full range of feminized autoflowers boost both vegetative and flowering speed by default.

Autoflower strains tend to race through the growth phase in a matter of weeks before automatically switching to flower mode at breakneck speed. Combining these ruderalis perks with fast-paced indica properties in an indica auto hybrid seems the obvious choice for fast growing.

Choco Kush Autoflower

White Choco fragrance, solid kush indica quality, and high-velocity ruderalis genes make Choco Kush Auto a fine choice for fast flowering cannabis seeds with maximum ease of growing. This feminized auto strain yields up to 600 g/m² after only 8 to 9 weeks of fast-paced bud formation preceded by lightning-quick vegging.

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AK-020 Autoflower

AK-020 Autoflowering seeds are the feminized autoflower variant of a robust and potent Amsterdam classic with a delicate indica-sativa balance. That makes for strong growth at a great pace and loads of fat colas glittering with ripe trichomes by the time her 8 or 9 weeks of flowering are over.

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Fast Flowering Cannabis Seeds, Delivered Fast

Obviously, ordering fast marijuana seeds should be a quick delivery priority. Luckily, if you order yours before noon Amsterdam Time, we’ll ship them out on the very same day. That’s just another way to make sure your fast flowering cannabis seeds help you save time and money while still getting the finest quality seeds from the Dutch cannabis capital!

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How Do I Know Which Cannabis Strains To Grow?

These days, there’s just so many different types of weed to grow that it becomes difficult to see the forest for the ganja trees. This blog helps you determine which cannabis strain to grow if you’re looking for rich harvests with easy and fast results that suit your taste.

Deciding Which Cannabis Strain To Grow

Knowing which cannabis seeds to grow is one of the cornerstones of successful weed gardening. All seeds carry different genetics in their DNA that determine the properties of the plant contained within, including the flower buds it will produce. Today’s market offers a bewildering variety of weed strains that leave most growers struggling to pick their best match.

Even experienced cannabis growers often find it hard to decide what new or time-tested genetics to choose for their next run. At any rate, with so many flashy new names hitting the scene every season, there is never enough time to try every strain that sparks your interest. That’s a real problem, as every grow takes several months. You don’t want to wait that long, investing time, money, and TLC in a crop that turns out to be a huge disappointment.

So what should you do to figure out which cannabis seeds to grow before spending your hard-earned budget on new genetics? Well, we’re here to help you grow with maximum joy, convenience, and efficiency, so we’ve compiled a list of seed and bud qualities for you to consider. Read on and find out just what type of weed is the best match for your personal preferences when it comes to fast, easy, or high-output cannabis growing.

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Speed, Yield, Or Convenience?

There are many ways to categorise the bewildering variety of strains available today. Here, we start by focussing on the ultimate aim of the grower. We can distinguish different plants by the speed at which they grow, by the harvest prospects of their flower buds, or by how easy they are to grow into mature, flowering specimens.

Which Weed Strain Is The Fastest?

As a species, Cannabis sativa L. (the official name that includes all indica, sativa, ruderalis, and hybrid variants) is a fast-growing annual plant, able to colonise large swathes of new territory in just a few generations.

Some breeders have been cultivating hybrid strains of cannabis to grow even faster. This can be achieved either by selecting genetics from the fastest plants available and then crossbreeding these with existing high-speed strains, or by introducing DNA from ruderalis variants to the breeding programme.

The Speed Of Indica Weed

Efforts to speed up new generations of hybrids tend to focus on either the flowering stage in which the buds take shape, or on the preceding vegetative stage marked by explosive growth spurts of roots, stems, and fan leaves.

Throughout both stages, strains with predominantly indica genetics tend to develop faster than their sativa-dominant relatives. This tendency can be traced to native indica habitats located on the high plains of Central Asia, where harsh winters make way for brief summers that favour shorter growth and flowering cycles. As a result, evolutionarily successful indica strains evolved into ever faster plants, usually sacrificing a proportion of size and yield capacity in the bargain.

If you’re looking for strong indica effects with superior growing speed and serious harvests, try growing Skyrocket seeds and prepare for a fast takeoff to extraterrestrial altitudes.


Superior Sativas

Sativa variants evolved in warm, humid areas closer to the equator instead. These conditions allowed for slower growth and extended flowering phases that we can still recognise in today’s many sativa-heavy strains. Sativas tend to grow into tall ‘ganja trees’ outdoors: a spectacular sight for sure, often with superior prospects in terms of harvest volume; but not very practical in indoor settings with limited space available.

Deciding which strain to grow may well lead you to the sativa side of the spectrum, and that could still result in an easy, productive, and hugely enjoyable grow if you know what you’re doing.

If you want strong cerebral sativa highs with minimal hassle – especially when growing indoors – you should try our Grapefruit Superstar. She packs lovely citrus flavour, hefty brainbuzz vibes, and a pleasantly brief flowering time of just 8-9 weeks.

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Rapid Ruderalis Autoflowers

Thirdly, ruderalis genetics discovered in inhospitable Russian and Eastern European climes provide an alternative to rapid indica genes. Ruderalis genes are the foundation of all autoflowering cannabis plants.

Ruderalis strains will not wait for spring to fade into summer before flowering; instead, they ‘decide’ for themselves when to produce buds. In addition, they tend to grow even faster than their indica relatives. That makes perfect sense, as the harsh conditions of their original biotope forced them to make the most of every ray of sunlight they can catch.

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As you may expect, combining indica and ruderalis genetics tends to produce the autoflower strains that are fastest to grow. Looking for multiple harvests per outdoor season, or as many indoor runs as you can manage in one year? Indica-leaning autoflowers are the best candidates for you. We would suggest trying our Choco Kush Auto or the new Exotic Purple Autoflower seeds if speed is of the essence!

Exotic Purple Autoflower

Which Cannabis Strain Is The Easiest To Grow?

You could also opt for maximum growing convenience instead of speed. In that case, you should look for resilient, robust cannabis characteristics that should see your plant through the successive stages of its life cycle with the minimum amount of trouble. Resistance to mould, disease, and pests are your main objectives here.

When comparing indica and sativa (dominant) strains, the former kind tend to be the easiest to grow. Indica strains evolved to cope with brief flowering seasons and to resist negative influences of unpredictable weather. That means seeds with high percentages of indica genetics are usually easier to manage even for experienced indoor growers.

Sativa genetics generally require more moisture and warmth to really thrive, calling for careful monitoring of environmental factors. On the other hand, indica buds tend to be more compact than sativa flowers, making them more susceptible to mould problems due to moisture trapped inside the bud structure. Overall, though, sticking with an easy indica sweetie like Choco Cheesecake is your safest route to grow convenience.

Choco Cheescake

Growers often claim that autoflowering weed is easiest to grow due to its non-photoperiod growth properties. This is true to some extent: autoflowers give indoor growers more freedom to time their runs as they see fit. They also make outdoor grows easier, as they pick their own optimal moment to transition from veg to flower mode, making them less vulnerable to late-season weather conditions.

All in all, then, you should go for indica-heavy strains if you are looking for easy non-autoflower plants. Autoflowers are an easier category overall due to their hardy origins and their abitlity to determine when to flower independently of the environment. That makes indica autoflower genetics some of the easiest to grow strains overall. Our prime candidate? Go for Milkshake Kush Autoflower seeds – if their ease of growing can’t convince you, we’re sure the exquisite taste will.

Milkshake Kush Autoflower

Which Cannabis Strain Yields The Biggest Harvest?

Many efficiency-oriented growers tend to look for strains that will produce the largest amounts of harvestable flower buds at the end of the run. That makes sense from a practical point of view: after all, most hobbyists invest their valuable time and money in raising plants that produce a large stash of cannabinoid-containing nugs, whether intended for recreational or medical purposes.

Understandable as this maximum harvest approach may be, however, there are a few factors to consider if stash size is your main criterion.

Firstly, remember that a big harvest is a less efficient result if it takes longer to produce. In other words: huge bud yields tend to take longer to develop, making faster strains with moderate productivity a viable alternative. Squeezing in one or two extra grows each year may leave you with a bigger stash on an annual basis.

Secondly, if the potential for huge harvests is offset by other less favourable cannabis properties, such as high stress sensitivity or vulnerability to mould issues, you may end up with a big harvest that’s wholly unfit for consumption. That’s a very inefficient way to spend four months growing cannabis!

Finally, always remember that harvest volume depends on much more than genetics alone. Your grow climate parameters such as humidity and temperature, plus soil type, watering habits, and nutrient strategy are all significant factors when it comes to bud quantity. That makes deciding which cannabis strain to grow based on harvest prospects alone a tricky affair.

Still, if you want to get the best shot to max out on bud yields, try our amazing 30% THC whopper Fatkid’s Cake: even if it’s just an indication, harvesting up to 800 grams of prime weed per square metre is certainly nothing to sneeze at!

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Summing Up: Knowing Which Cannabis Strain To Grow

As you can see, deciding which cannabis strain to grow depends on your own preferences. Choosing speed or yield over convenience and reliability is just one way to decide which genetics best suit your purposes.

Keep in mind, however, that finding your all-time favourite weed depends on other factors, too. We all have our preferences when it comes to flavour and scent, for instance. Then there’s the specific effect we may be after: some strains come with uplifting, energizing ‘headbuzz’ highs while others trigger a more stoned ‘bodybuzz’  instead.

These cannabis characteristics depend on terpene and cannabinoid profiles, which represent an entire subdiscipline of cannabis science by themselves. Moreover, various cannabis compounds can interact to subtly alter each other’s effects. Such ‘entourage effects’ make every strain unique in its mental and physical effects, both from a recreational and a medical consumer perspective. This is the subject for a separate dedicated blog, however: check it out if you want to dig a little deeper.

Another complicating factor is the speed at which new strains keep entering the market. There’s simply too many of them to try and grow everything you find attractive. You can work your way around this problem, at least in part, by choosing only premium quality seed suppliers.

The Amsterdam Genetics seeds range offers quality over quantity. You won’t find hundreds of near-identical strains here: only the very best genetics are allowed into our catalogue of unique, hand-picked cannabis seeds.

If you still find it hard to decide which cannabis strain to grow, here’s our best, tried and tested Amsterdam champion White Choco seeds that offer a balanced mix of fast, easy, and high-yield genetics for you to try:

White Choco best cannabis seeds 2023

Whatever you decide, we wish you happy growing – may you find the genetics that best suit your personal needs!

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Polish Your Advanced Cannabis Growing Techniques To Challenge Yourself

If you’ve been growing your own weed for some time, you may find that planning your next run just doesn’t feel as thrilling as it used to do. Don’t worry that your precious hobby is losing your charm, though, because we are here to help. Check out these advanced cannabis growing techniques and pick the next challenge to keep things interesting and level up your indoor grower mastery!

Next Level Growing Techniques

As an experienced indoor gardener, you will have grasped the basics of growing cannabis by now. You will know how to handle the essential stages of germination, growth, and flowering after multiple runs. In all likelihood, you will have collected the knowledge and equipment necessary to raise your crops from seed to harvest without major problems.

That’s great news in terms of predictable outcomes, but on the other hand, your growing experience could lead to complacency, boredom, and the rising urge to try something new.

Well, don’t worry about losing your cannabis affection over a lack of horticultural challenges. We have a whole range of advanced cannabis growing techniques just waiting for you to give them a try!

Why Use Enhanced Grower Methods?

Most home grow veterans turn to new methods to improve their harvest results, either in terms of bud quality, total harvest quantity, or both. Some try to speed up the overall growth cycle for more annual harvests. Others just want to squeeze as many plants as possible into a cramped grow tent or broom closet. Alternatively, however, you could use certain advanced techniques for aesthetic purposes, raising beautiful plants with extraordinary shapes, sizes, or colours.

Many of the techniques discussed below focus on optimizing harvest volume in various ways. Some were invented by weed growing gurus, but most have been applied to other crops by generations of regular gardeners. Applying these advanced cannabis growing techniques to your own favourite weed strains can do much more than save you from ‘grower fatigue’, though. They will help you hone your green skills ever further, as the quality and amount of top notch bud you manage to rake in keeps rising to ever-new highs!

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Use the screen to change how your plant grows.


Basic Stuff

The advanced cannabis growing techniques discussed below are relatively straightforward. They all come with risks, however: there’s always a risk of harm involved in tinkering with living organisms. That means you will have to learn by trial and error, but don’t worry too much: the benefits tend to outweigh the risks, especially once you get some practice under your green belt.

Most of these next-level weed growing techniques are applied during the vegetative phase of the plant’s life cycle, before flowering sets in. This is the stage when the potential for growth is at its height, while the stems are still pliable and the plant has maximum capacity to cope with stress and damage. Many interventions either involve bending stems and branches to make more light and fresh air available, or cutting key parts of the plant to trigger regrowth of multiple buds.

Low Stress Training

Low Stress Training, or LST, is  one of the easiest growing techniques out there. This approach aims to spread out the branches of the plant by bending them downward and then tying them in place. Since plants are programmed to grow toward the light, they will recover by ‘bouncing’ back up.

Low Stress Training results in a wider, lower plant structure that can be very handy in confined spaces. The main benefit, though, is allowing more air and light to reach the leaves and flowers, promoting growth of bigger, more potent buds with minimal risks involved.

Learn how to apply LST to your grow in this separate blog.

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Screen Of Green

Screen Of Green, commonly abbreviated as ScrOG, uses the time-honoured technique of trellising to produce an even foliage canopy. This is done using a frame, or screen, consisting of wire mesh or similar materials. The resulting grid spreads out the stems of the plant evenly, ensuring that all branches receive enough light to produce full buds.

ScrOGging your plants is one of the most basic, non-invasive growing techniques out there. We suggest trying this one out as one of your first levelling-up exercises: you’ll discover just how to go about your first ScrOG run in this blog.

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Sea Of Green

Sea of Green, or SOG, is a bit more risky than ScrOGging, but still less stress-provoking than most advanced cannabis growing techniques. Sea Of Green is all about making the most out of the space you have available by making a very early switch from the vegetative to the flowering stage. Obviously, this is an indoor growing technique, since it requires making an early ‘flip’, switching your lighting intervals to a 12/12 schedule before the actual growth stage concludes.

This will arrest plant growth, resulting in smaller specimens that usually produce only one worthwhile main cola to harvest. Counterproductive as this may sound, you have a good chance of ending up with more quality flower to harvest per square metre of floor surface.

If you would like to apply Sea Of Green to your next grow, read this blog for detailed SOG instructions.

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High Risk, High Reward: Advanced Cannabis Growing Techniques

The following selection of advanced cannabis growing techniques is more risky in terms of potential stress and damage caused. However, they rewards involved tend to be bigger as well. If you are really looking to step up your game, and don’t mind a small chance of killing your darlings before you get the hang of them, feel free to try these out for even better results.


Topping is a commonly used advanced cannabis growing technique based on cutting out the top sections of a plant’s main stems. We know that sounds like a bad idea, but hear us out: what if we told you that for every terminal node you prune away, two new ones will appear as if by magic?

That’s right: a cannabis plant will respond to your decapitation efforts by growing producing two new growths instead, hydra-style. It’s easy to see how more growth tips gets you more potential buds on a single plant. Even though these colas are likely to grow less bulky than their non-topped counterparts, their sheer volume still tends to outweigh the yield of an au naturel plant.

We’ll show you just how to top your crop in this comprehensive guide.

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Fimming is a more extreme variation of the topping method discussed above. Whereas topping is applied to specific locations just underneath a plant’s terminal nodes or growth tips, fimming uses what you could call brute force to slash the tip itself in half. That explains the name: FIM is short for “F#ck, I missed!”

Fimming is a prime example of a high stress training technique. Understandably, it causes considerable shock and awe to your plant; and consequently, it will trigger an even more drastic stress response in turn. Whereas topping can double your amount of buds, FIM, if done right, can multiply the number of colas fourfold or even more.

Check out this detailed blog for full instructions on fimming.


Mainlining, also known as the manifold technique, actually combines topping and LST elements into a unified, high stress training approach. Here, the trick boils down to topping your plant to multiply the number of branches developing on each stem, and then using LST to spread out the new growth for optimal light and air availability.

Mainlining can be highly effective in improving the amount of harvestable weed per plant. Its drawbacks are the considerable levels of stress it can cause, as well as the restrictive influence of limited horizontal grow surfaces like modest-sized tents.

Find out all about mainlining in this technical explainer.

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An amazing mainlined AK Choco Kush by @GardenOfHerbs
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The end result!


We will readily admit that there’s not much subtlety to the supercropping method, but it can still work wonders if you get it right. In supercropping, you purposely hurt and even maim your plant to stress it out. The main objective here is equal distribution of light, which is especially useful if your grow multiple plants with some specimens growing taller than others.

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By gently crushing the tallest stems between your fingers, you will bend them back down to the ground and stop them from blocking out the light for the canopy layer below. Next, you support the bruised branches with sheathed wire to allow them to grow back up in a wider pattern. This creates a level playing field for your entire grow, resulting in more fat buds to harvest if you don’t take it too far.

Be sure to read all the details of supercropping here before you give it a go.

Best Strains For Advanced Cannabis Growing Techniques

Obviously, these growing techniques are intended for experienced growers only, so don’t go experimenting with them on your very first run. In addition, the best results are usually obtained by using tough genetics able to recover from any stress you cause them.

We suggest trying your advanced cannabis growing techniques on premium genetics only, such as the great selection of quality strains you’ll find in our online store. Our toughest and most forgiving plants are your best starting point, so we would suggest trying the following strains:

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AK Choco Kush feminized

If you are interested in further inspiration to take your indoor grows to the next level, be sure to check all our suggestions for experienced indoor growers here. Remember that there is always a new way to make your cannabis hobby that much more interesting – until then, good luck improving your game!

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Cannabis Trend 2023 Forecast

As we rush headlong into a new year, the world around us keeps changing at dazzling speed. No matter how you look at it, last year brought plenty of new cannabis trends and challenges for weed lovers and entrepreneurs. We like to look ahead rather than over our shoulder, though. Let’s take a moment to figure out what 2023 may have in store for the planet and its global cannabis capital Amsterdam.

More Research Results Than Ever

Here at Amsterdam Genetics, we love a bit of science every now and then; especially when it’s about cannabis and its many positive effects. Last year saw of new studies being published, and from this perspective, 2023 is looking bright. As more and more US states and countries around the globe warm up to legalisation, academic restrictions are lifted and research teams get new opportunities to study the enigmatic plants that we hold so dear.

Although the majority of studies tend to focus on medical aspects of cannabis use, a major cannabis trend 2023 may bring is the shift towards recreational weed science. Legal sales are skyrocketing and breeding efforts have mushroom in North America. Serious breeders increasingly employ scientists to investigate and improve the quality of their wares. One of the most important cannabis trends for 2023, then, could be a surge of new insights into what makes weed so enjoyable at the molecular and psychological levels.

Innovations in genetics are also likely to make an ever-greater impact on consumer weed in the near future. We don’t necessarily mean GMO crops, though: improved crossbreeding techniques, scores of new talented breeders expanding hybrid possibilities, and other sector developments are bound to direct new cannabis industry trends this year.

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How Do You Spell Weed In German?

This year could also see a new wave of legalisation roll over the European continent. Germany is set to ratify sweeping new cannabis legislation, opening up a huge market potential both for domestic entrepreneurs and for neighbouring countries such as our own. The Germans could be overtaken by the Czechs, however, as the Czech Republic is speeding towards its own cannabis moment right now. Meanwhile, developments on the use of medicinal marijuana are on the horizon both in the UK and France, so 2023 is looking bright for millions of European consumers!

We should add a bit of tragic Dutch news here in all honesty, as our national ‘weed experiment’ just doesn’t seem to kick off. Legal difficulties, political hesitancy and logistics issues keep popping up. If we’re not careful, we could become the laughing stock of the continent very soon – let’s hope this year will see us make some headway there…

International Cannabis Trends For 2023

Zooming out to a planetary perspective, Asia surprised many an unsuspecting afficionado last year as Thailand suddenly opened up its entire underground cannabis sector and legalised weed at staggering speed. Who knows which neighbouring countries might follow suit in 2023? We’ve got our bags packed and ready just in case there’s new tropical paradises allowing more green onto the scene…

In the US, meanwhile, the legalisation boom is causing some unexpected spinoff effects. The recent boom in sales and productivity has caused prices to plummet. That’s a bit of a mixed bag, then, as consumers will rejoice at having to pay fewer bucks for their buds while investors grow hesitant and dispensaries are forced to send newly recruited staff home.

The recent push to make New York cannabis capital of the United States is running into some issues of its own, meanwhile. A surge in characteristic Big Apple entrepreneurship made a jolly mess of early attempts at orderly liberalisation efforts, but new attempts at establishing order are underway. We will be tracking these NY and US cannabis industry trends throughout 2023, just to keep you up to speed.

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Could Cannabis Help Save The Planet?

Here’s some really bright news when it comes to 2023 cannabis trends: hemp has such great potential for CO2 absorption that it may prove very useful in tackling the climate crisis. According to researchers, trapping CO2 in hemp plants and then using their fibres in sustainable consumer goods and building materials could act as a cannabis carbon sink that could make a substantial difference in climate change figures. Even though smoking weed will simply release any trapped CO2 back into the atmosphere, we are happy to see that our favourite plant could be Smell The Latest Cannabis Trend?

It’s a cannabis trend that’s been going on for a while, but this year will see the definitive breakthrough of terpene profiles as the defining feature of new cannabis strains. A growing vanguard of cannabis connoisseurs uses the myriad fragrances of fresh buds to guide their consumption and growing decisions.

Long-standing and increasingly obsolete consumer criteria such as sativa/indica percentages are being abandoned by breeders and gourmet cannabis lovers alike. Terpenes, the natural aromatic compounds that make up every strain’s unique terpene profile and fingerprint scent, are set to become an even more important cannabis industry trend this year than they already were. Time to brush up your terp knowledge and develop a nose for prime weed!

Terpenes do more than just smell good, though: they subtly affect your high, evoking emotional and cognitive effects that add depth and even determine how you enjoy your favourite flower through the entourage effect. To help you sniff out the ultimate cannabis aroma and flavour, we will be releasing some exceptionally fragrant new strains of our own this season!

Using your nose to find your perfect match in cannabis seeds is just one possible approach, though. Looking at the composition of a strain’s cannabinoid profile beyond THC alone is getting more important, too. Always remember, however, that finding your ideal crop depends on your personal preferences and growing conditions, too. We have a quick guide on picking your unique match in weed genetics waiting for you to help you schedule your grows in 2023 for maximum joy and efficiency.

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Hot Genetics For Hotter Weather

There’s no denying that climate change is having an impact on outdoor and indoor cannabis growing around the globe. The climate crisis almost looks like a separate cannabis trend 2023 seems poised to bring.

Energy expenses went through the roof last year, making power saving and insulation tips top priorities for many in-house gardeners. Meanwhile, it seems likely that we have a long summer with record-shattering heatwaves up ahead, especially since the El Niño weather pattern appears set to return and add up to ongoing global warming effects.

Growing marijuana out in the garden or on the balcony may become problematic both in temperate and warm climate zones. We may have some hard decisions up ahead this outdoor season.

Cannabis seeds with good resistance to heat stress and drought are bound to become more prominent. Adjusting watering schedules may be necessary. Don’t sweat it yet, though – if you need some more useful tips on protecting your weed against the heat, we have you and your canopy covered.

Stay Tuned For The Latest Cannabis Trends In 2023

So with the weather forecast in order, we are about to wrap up our review of all the big 2023 cannabis industry trends. We can’t wait to find out what the future has in store for the growing communities around the world.

We will be sharing all the major developments and emerging cannabis trends as the year progresses. Subscribing to our newsletter is a great way to stay in the loop, and to be the first to know about all the latest tips, techniques, seeds, and special offers.

Whatever you do, make sure to use any cannabis trends to your advantage by growing the finest seeds our Amsterdam expert breeders can come up with. We have some great new genetics heading your way, so save some space in that grow tent or greenhouse to produce some great cannabis developments of your own this year!