Durban Poison


Durban Poison is the most widely grown Sativa cannabis strain in the world. It is a strain that comes from near the port city of Durban in South Africa, where for hundreds of years it has been preferred by local growers for its production, potency and flavor. We also recommend it for being the fastest flowering Sativa with a flowering period of only 8-9 weeks.

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Durban Poison is the most widely grown African variety in the world. It is a pure Sativa from the city of Durban, South Africa. For us it is undoubtedly the easiest Sativa to grow indoors, almost unique for its very short flowering period. It also enjoys enormous popularity among outdoor growers in areas with short summers.

Durban Poison or simply Durban is a 100% Sativa strain never hybridized, so it maintains all the charm of the original variety that can still be seen growing in the valleys and plains near the port city of the same name.

There are many banks that offer it, such as Sensi Seeds, Dutch Passion or Nirvana. It is also an excellent breeding material for growers who decide to make their own seeds, especially in crosses with other Sativas, as it shortens the flowering period.

In pages like Seedfinder, it is one of the Sativa genetics with the best opinions. That’s because so many growers can’t be wrong.

How to grow Durban Poison

All growers agree that our Durban is possibly one of the easiest Sativa strains to grow indoors and outdoors. In fact, it was the first Sativa adapted to outdoor cultivation in cold Holland.

Outdoors, if it has enough space, it will grow to a great height of up to 3 meters. Its structure is bushy and dense, with thick branches that can barely support the weight of the buds.

The flowering time surprises even the most experienced grower. No other Sativa is harvested at the end of September. Most pure Sativas are harvested in late October or early November at the earliest. And in areas with short summers, its cultivation is unthinkable.

If you want to get the best yields indoors, our advice is to go for SCROG cultivation. Due to its ease of branching, it will cover large areas in a few weeks. If not, we recommend a growing period of no more than 30 days.

From the change of light to flowering, you will be able to harvest in only 8 to 9 weeks. At this stage the odor is penetrating and the use of a carbon filter is recommended.

Characteristics of Durban Poison

The buds are round, large and covered with a thick, shiny layer of resin. Extract lovers will enjoy making a very psychoactive hash.

The flavor and aroma is delicious and complex. Growers often appreciate spicy, aniseed, licorice, lemon and spice notes that activate the taste buds with every puff.

Its high THC and low CBD level will provide you with a stimulating and invigorating effect, without paranoia or anxiety. In high doses the effects are more sedative. Therapeutically, we find it very appropriate to treat depression, stress and anxiety.

In larger plants germinated in early spring, yields can be exaggerated, up to a kilo of dry buds per plant.

Indoors it is also a wonder and with a good lighting system you can easily get between 550 and 650 grams per m².

What we like the most

  • Very easy to cultivate.
  • Pure Sativa of very short flowering.
  • Very high production.
  • Energizing effects without heaviness.
  • Its low price.

What we like least

  • It is not a variety to be consumed at night.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in growing our Durban Poison feminized seeds, here are some of the most frequent questions you may have.

When does Durban Poison start flowering outdoors?

Flowering usually begins in late September to mid-August, depending on latitude.

When to cut an outdoor Durban Poison?

This cannabis strain can be grown even in areas with shorter summers, as it is harvested at the end of September.

How to grow a feminized Durban Poison?

It is very easy to grow and you will not have any effort to get large plants. It accepts pruning and guidance, making it perfect for high-yielding cultivation techniques.

What are the effects of Durban Poison in bulk?

The effects are powerful, energetic and long lasting. It does not produce heaviness, paranoia or anxiety like other Sativas.

Additional information






Durban Poison (South African sativa)



Recommended crop

Interior and exterior

Flowering time


Indoor flowering

54-63 days

Outdoor harvest

End of September


Very High

Indoor production

550-650 g/m2

Outdoor production

900-1000 g/plant

Outdoor height

3 m

Aromas and flavours

Aniseed, Lemon, Licorice, Spicy


Energy, Euphoria, Stimulant


15% – 20%


Low: < 1%.


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