In the pantheon of high-potency sativas, one name reigns supreme: Super Silver Haze. First introduced in the 1990s, this citrusy hybrid quickly gained an enthusiastic international following. With many prestigious accolades to its name, Super Silver Haze will undoubtedly remain one of the marijuana industry’s most beloved sativas.
So, what makes Super Silver Haze so, well, super? For starters, this strain delivers an intense euphoric sensation sure to start your day on a “high” note. As a bonus, the effects of Super Silver Haze last super-long without the jitters you sometimes get from purebred sativas. You’ll likely enjoy the energizing effects of this slightly spicy strain for hours after your smoke session.
If you want to learn more about why Super Silver Haze has such a sterling reputation, please keep reading. In addition to essential strain details, we’re going to share how you could grow Super Silver Haze strain seeds like a pro.
What’s The Origin Story Behind Super Silver Haze?
There’s nothing “hazy” about Super Silver Haze’s history. Indeed, we know exactly who’s responsible for this sativa-dominant hybrid: Green House Seed Company in Amsterdam. We also know the three superb strains that make up Super Silver Haze’s genotype: Northern Lights, Haze, and Skunk #1.
As we mentioned in the intro, Super Silver Haze strain seeds were first released in the mid-1990s. It didn’t take long for critics at the esteemed High Times to take notice of this sticky sativa. In fact, between 1997 and 1999, Super Silver Haze brought home an astonishing three High Times Cannabis Cups.
According to most cannabis cultivators, the Super Silver Haze weed strain has a 90:10 sativa-to-indica ratio. Most of Super Silver Haze’s indica genetics come from subtle traces of Northern Lights.
In terms of THC content, Super Silver Haze regularly has levels in the 20 percent range, so it’s not the best choice for beginner smokers. CBD in this strain is less than one percent.
How To Grow Super Silver Haze Strain Seeds
If you’re new to growing ganja, we don’t recommend starting with Super Silver Haze strain seeds. Although this strain is resistant to mold, it can be fairly demanding in terms of nutrients and climate. Also, cultivators with limited growing space might struggle to contain this four-foot-tall strain.
Before attempting to grow Super Silver Haze strain seeds, we suggest working with beginner-friendly sativas like Jack Herer or Green Crack, both of which are available on I Love Growing Marijuana. You should also read through the growing tips below before planting Super Silver Haze seeds.
What Climate Is Best-Suited For Super Silver Haze?
If you’re going to grow your Super Silver Haze strain seeds outdoors, you’d better live in an area with reliable sunshine and moderate humidity. Super Silver Haze loves loads of sun and humid, tropical climates.
For those who aren’t blessed to live near the equator, it’s best to grow Super Silver Haze in an indoor grow tent. Although many experienced home-growers recommend using a hydroponics system, that doesn’t mean you can’t use soil. Just be sure to add plenty of nutrient-dense manure to your soil-based grow because Super Silver Haze is a heavy feeder.
Do Super Silver Haze Strain Seeds Need Special Nutrients?
For the best results with Super Silver Haze seeds, you will need to stock up on high-quality plant nutrients. In addition to standard NPK blends, you’ll need to supply Super Silver Haze with a ton of micronutrients for optimal bud production.
Many growers report Super Silver Haze requires a bit more magnesium and zinc than other strains. You also want to ensure your Super Silver Haze seeds are getting plenty of iron in the vegetative stage to grow big and strong.
How Long Does It Take To Grow Super Silver Haze?
Like most other sativas, Super Silver Haze has a relatively long growing schedule. You might have to wait as long as 11 weeks before you could begin harvesting your sticky Super Silver Haze buds. However, if you’re using a hydroponics system, you might be able to harvest within as little as nine weeks.
On the positive side, Super Silver Haze seeds usually produce moderate to heavy yields. With a successful indoor grow, you could harvest as much as 2 ounces per ft2.
What Does Smoking Super Silver Haze Feel Like?
Who needs Starbucks when you’ve got Super Silver Haze? As one of the quintessential “wake & bake” strains, Super Silver Haze has profoundly uplifting effects perfect for use before going to work.
Interestingly, the secret to Super Silver Haze’s success is the inclusion of the sleepy Northern Lights. As you might already know, Northern Lights is a purebred indica that’s often prescribed to insomnia patients. This indica addition helps reduce uncomfortable jitters often associated with purebred sativas.
For more detailed info on how Super Silver Haze feels, please read through the following sections.
Typical Effects Associated With Super Silver Haze
True to its sativa lineage, Super Silver Haze has a potent euphoric effect on users. Shortly after taking your first toke, you will experience an intense head-rush high accompanied by feelings of exhilaration and energy. However, thanks to the presence of Northern Lights, these standard sativa effects are slightly tempered. Indeed, after the head-rush wanes, you might notice subtle body relaxation.
But this doesn’t mean that Super Silver Haze will put you to sleep on your morning commute. Instead, the relaxation you get from this strain is more likely to boost concentration. Many people suffering from issues like chronic fatigue, ADD, and depression have reported phenomenal effects using Super Silver Haze early in the day.
As a word of warning, Super Silver Haze could be psychedelic when taken in higher doses. True, it’s not as intense as strains like Green Crack or LSD, but Super Silver Haze can induce panic attacks. Anyone who’s new to cannabis, or who has a history of anxiety, should approach Super Silver Haze with caution.
Super Silver Haze’s Aroma & Taste
As you’d expect with heavy traces of Skunk #1 and Haze, Super Silver Haze has a dank flavor profile with plenty of skunky and spicy notes. Indeed, some of the key terpenes in this strain are spicy beta-caryophyllene and musky myrcene. But those aren’t the only flavors you’ll pick up when smoking this nuanced strain.
In addition to the pungent notes of skunk, Super Silver Haze delights users with bright, citrusy aromatics. Some Super Silver Haze users also report hints of sour diesel as they exhale.
Behind these pronounced sour and spicy terpenes, Super Silver Haze also has a refreshing earthy backdrop. People familiar with Northern Lights should notice the indica’s distinctive woodsy flavors as they smoke Super Silver Haze.
Where Should You Buy Super Silver Haze Strain Seeds?
No matter how experienced you are at cannabis cultivation, you can’t grow bountiful buds if you start with inferior Super Silver Haze strain seeds. Do yourself a favor and start with high-quality feminized seeds from I Love Growing Marijuana. For decades, ILGM has been sending phenomenal weed seeds to customers all over Australia. As a bonus, ILGM promises to send out a fresh batch of seeds if your product arrives damaged.
Whether you’re interested in Super Silver Haze or another award-winning hybrid, chances are ILGM carries it. No matter what strain you go with, you can rest assured ILGM’s seeds have the “highest” germination rates in the business.