February 15, 2021 0 By Anonymus

Durban Poison – a landrace sativa variety from South Africa – is known for its spicy/sweet anise-like smell and taste and its clear-headed cerebral effect. With a menacing name that hints its powerful psychoactivity, this sativa-dominant strain is a bold and sticky variety that can easily adapt to a variety of growing conditions, and boast its high level THC content that is between 15% and 25%.

Though it’s normally identified as a pure sativa origin– as it has been cultivated in South Africa since the 14th century – a lot has been cultivating it in several places such as the Europe (Dutch Country) and others. The try-to-form South African Durbans are known for being extremely racy and borderline psychedelic, but the toned-down Dutch versions that circulate the United States and Europe lose some of that edge, perhaps for the benefit of the average consumer.


In the late 1970s, the strain’s historic phenotypes were first noticed by one of America’s first International strain hunters and certified breeder, Ed Rosenthal. Legends say that Rosenthal was in South Africa in search of new genetics and ran across a fast flowering strain in the port city of Durban. After arriving home in the U.S., he selectively bred several plants from a bag of South African seeds, then begin sharing. He first passed on some prime specimens to his fellow breeder Mel Frank, who fine-tuned the genetics to optimize resin content and flowering time. Frank was able to result an “A” and “B” lines of the original seed stock; the B line was given to Amsterdam breeder Sam the Skunkman, who further reduced the strain’s flowering time, and the rest was indeed a history.


Durban Poison has a focused high, that hits users right away. It is a  fabulous daytime strain, with a clear, functional effects package that stimulates creativity, sociability, and overall mood. No wonder a lot of cultivators bought some seed from Afropips and African Seed merchants and made copies – as well as hybrids.

When cultivated indoors or in a greenhouse, Durban Poison needs ample room for the production of side branches in order for it to reach its greatest potential. Whether cultivated indoors or outdoors, Durban Poison requires thorough trellising to support its ample flower production. There are crossings made along with Durban Poison Genetics. For years there are already selections that are from direct descendants of Durban Poison itself, crossed into a different strain variety. Hybrids such as Cherry Pie » Durban Poison x GDP and CBD Pure  » Durban Poison x Unknown CBD- rich Strain are quite known crossings.


Regular and feminized Durban Poison seeds are available at Mary Jane Garden – a licensed distributor of several Cannabis Strains and Seeds. They offer high quality of Durban Poison Seeds that will let you flexibly cultivate your own satisfying strain.

There is no much change in the gene pool of Durban Poison now as any seeds are produced from selected clones long ago. Expect a strong licorice/anise smell and taste, as well as early maturation of the plant. . The strength was med-strong, vigor strong, yield quite good, very consistent. To be honest I considered it a daytime smoke.

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