Best Durban Poison Strain

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If you haven’t heard of it yet, Durban Poison is one of the most popular Sativa strains to come out of Africa and one of the most popular Sativas overall. This strain has been around for a very long time, and there are now dozens of strains that feature Durban Poison as a parent.

Today, we want to take a look at some of the most popular cannabis strains made by crossing Durban Poison with other popular strains. Durban Poison itself is known for being potent with high THC levels, having very strong flavors, and producing an intense cerebral high. So, any mix of Durban Poison is going to be quite interesting, no doubt.

Key Takeaways

  • Durban Poison is a highly popular Sativa strain originating from Africa, specifically from the South African port city of Durban.
  • It is known for its potency, high THC levels, and intense cerebral high.
  • The strain is characterized by a unique flavor profile that includes notes of sweet licorice, pine, vanilla, and cream, along with general sweetness and spiciness. 

Durban Strain Lineage

Durban, or Durban Poison, is its own parent and has been for a very long time. In other words, this is an African landrace strain, which means that it is a strain that has grown naturally in Africa for hundreds or even thousands of years without being changed in any way.

It is assumed that it originates from a single-parent strain somewhere on the South Coast of Africa and that it has been around for many centuries.

Is Durban the Same as Durban Poison

Yes, Durban and Durban Poison both appear to be the same thing, a Sativa strain that originates in the South African port city of Durban. If you were to ask, what strain is Durban poison? The answer is that it is its own strain, a pure African landrace Sativa.

As for the Durban Poison strain taste, it generally has a very dank-like aroma combined with notes of sweet licorice, pine, vanilla, cream, and general sweetness and spiciness. On a side note, if you like pine, check out the super piney Delta-8 Godfather OG Pre-Rolls right here on Botany Farms.

Best Durban Poison Strain

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular strains created by crossing Durban Poison with another strain.

1. White Durban Strain

White Durban is a mix of White Fire OG and Durban Poison, a Sativa-dominant strain known for producing a very strong cerebral head high characterized by massive amounts of energy, creativity, and an overall feeling of bliss and happiness.

It regularly has over 23% THC, so it’s quite the heavy hitter and not ideal for the faint of heart, but it does make for a good midday smoke for seasoned consumers. With terpinolene and a few other dominant terpenes, White Durban features notes of fuel, sweet earth, and grapefruit.

2. Durban Thai Strain

Here we have another Sativa dominant strain known as a good daytime smoke, as it produces sensations of energy, creativity, and elation. It’s a good daytime weed that will put you in a bright state of mind instead of putting you to sleep. Many people also say that it helps with focus.

It regularly tests at over 20% THC, so it’s strong enough to really make you feel it after just a couple of puffs. You might enjoy the terpenes here, mainly pinene, nerolidol, and myrcene, which produce quite a minty, earthy, and fruity flavor.

3. Durban Dream Strain

Durban Dream is a mix of Blue Dream and Durban Poison, another Sativa dominant strain with uplifting effects. This is a strain that works well for daytime consumption, as it won’t make you tired. Instead, it produces feelings of focus, creativity, and energy, combined with a good dose of mental elation and euphoria.

This is another heavy hitter that can contain up to 25% THC, therefore making it quite potent. With terpenes such as myrcene, ocimene, caryophyllene, and terpinolene, it has a berry, citrusy, spicy, and herbaceous flavor.

4. Durban Zkittlez Strain

Here we have a popular cross between Durban Poison and Zkittlez. This strain can easily contain up to 27% THC, so it's not for the faint of heart. Yes, this is a Sativa dominant strain, which means that it should help produce feelings of energy, creativity, and focus, along with some mental euphoria and elation.

However, with up to 27% THC, it's so strong that you still might not want to smoke it during the day. Thanks to its massive THC content, it's not ideal for beginners. With terpenes such as myrcene, limonene, and ocimene, it features flavors of sour citrus and sweet fruits.

5. Grapefruit Durban Strain

Grapefruit Durban is a cross between Grapefruit and Durban Poison. This is a heavily sativa-dominant strain. It's going to make you feel giggly, uplifted, talkative, social, energetic, and focused. The high here is extremely cerebral in nature. Some people even take this strain to help reduce their tiredness and fatigue.

One of the dominant terpenes here is myrcene, among others, which lends this strain its classic grapefruit flavor. Grapefruit Durban can contain up to 25% THC, so it is quite a strong strain. Beginners should go light with it.

6. Blue Durban Strain

Blue Durban is also known as Blue Mountain Durban. This is a very unique cross between Afghani 76, Lavender, and Durban Poison. This is a great strain if you like to wake and bake, as it produces senses of euphoria, creativity, and energy. Many people also report feeling more focused and sociable after consuming Blue Durban.

Blue Durban contains a lot of myrcene and linalool, which produce notes of citrus, herbs, and sweet lavender. This floral strain can contain up to 27% THC, so you're going to feel the high.

7. Durban Kush Strain

Durban Kush is a three-way cross between OG Kush, Chem D, and Durban Poison. This is one of the few strains on the list that is more Indica dominant than Sativa, as both of the other strains besides the Durban Poison are relatively Indica dominant.

Although this strain might produce a slight sense of focus and energy at the beginning, it's also going to make you feel fairly sedated, heavy, and tired after the first few minutes.

This is a strain known for producing a high cerebral high and a heavy body high. Two dominant terpenes here include caryophyllene and pine, which give it its classic sweet candy, earthy, gassy, and piney flavor.

8. Durban Margy Strain

Durban Margy is a cross between Durban Poison and Frozen Margy, a somewhat balanced Sativa hybrid that produces both an uplifting mental high and a relaxing body high, for the best of both worlds.

It features a very spicy and fruity flavor profile that many people enjoy. It often contains over 22% THC, so beginners should go easy with it, although the high is said to be quite enjoyable all around.

9. Durban Cheese Strain

Durban Cheese is a popular hybrid cross between Cheese and Durban poison. Here, you get the best of both worlds: a strong body-centric Indica high characterized by a heavy body, sedation, and tingly limbs, combined with a cerebral Sativa high that is very uplifting and giggly.

This is one of the few strains on the list that comes in at under 20% THC (17% to be exact), thereby making it comparatively mild and more than ideal for beginners.

With terpenes like terpinolene, myrcene, and limonene, it has a very cheesy and citrusy flavor. If you like mild highs, check out our Botany Farms Delta- 9 THC Microdose Blue Raspberry Gummies.

10. Durban Chem Strain

Durban Chem is a hybrid cross between I-95 and Durban Poison. It is about 75% sativa, so you can expect that classic uplifting and energetic high from the Durban side of things, combined with a slight body high, characterized by heaviness and sedation, from the I-95 side of things.

It produces a fairly well-balanced body and head high. It can contain up to 24% THC, so it is quite a heavy hitter, not for greenhorns. It features flavors of sweet fruit, sour citrus, spicy herbs, and a bit of earthiness.

11. Durban Cookies Strain

Durban Cookies is a very popular cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Durban Poison. This is a sativa-dominant strain known for being invigorating and energizing. It produces quite a strong head high, one that is also very uplifting.

However, it does also produce a bit of a body buzz. It contains around 21% THC, so it’s ideal for beginners and pros alike, and for morning and nighttime sessions too. One of the dominant terpenes here is myrcene, and this strain has a decidedly sweet, minty, and cookie-like flavor.

12. Durban Gushers Strain

Durban Gushers is a fascinating mix between F1 Durban and Gushers, resulting in a Sativa-dominant strain known for its uplifting and energizing effects. It regularly contains over 21% THC, thus making it quite a heavy hitter yet still mellow enough for beginners to consume in small quantities.

This strain will make you feel uplifted, energetic, and focused. The top terpenes in Durban Gushers include linalool, limonene, and caryophyllene, thus producing its classic sweet fruit and citrus flavor.

13. Durban Haze Strain

Durban Haze is a cross between Haze and Durban Poison. The result is a 100% Sativa strain that will make you feel happy, elated, euphoric, energetic, focused, talkative, social, and giggly.

It almost always has well over 20% THC, thus making it ideal for most people, although the head high can be quite strong and hit fast, so beginners should be aware. With a complex terpene profile, you’ll notice flavors of earthiness, nuts, lime and citrus, spices, and herbs.

14. Durban Nights Strain

Durban Nights is a strain known for being energetic in nature. It produces quite an uplifting high that makes you feel very high in your head. It’s euphoric, yet also calming.

It's also known for making your body feel quite heavy. This is a cross between Durban Thai and Jack Herer. This is one of the most potent-smelling strains on the list today, plus it can also contain huge amounts of THC when properly grown.

15. Lemon Poison Strain

Lemon Poison is a cross between Durban Poison and Lemon G-13. This is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that can contain up to 25% THC, so it can be quite potent. Beginners should exercise caution.

It does contain some elements of Indica, so it works well at relieving pain and helping you feel calm and relaxed, but the Sativa side of things does also make you feel energetic and giggly.

Myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, and terpinolene are the dominant terpenes here, thus producing a distinctly earthy, sour, spicy, and diesel-like taste. If you like lemon, you should check out our Botany Farms Delta- 8 Lemon Diesel CBG strain!

16. Durban Dawg Strain

Durban Dawg is a cross between Stardawg and Durban Poison, resulting in a sativa-heavy strain known for being uplifting yet relaxing. It produces both a body buzz and a cerebral high, for the best of both worlds.

It does make for a good wake-and-bake strain. With THC levels exceeding 23%, it's certainly a high that you will feel. It features notes of diesel, flowers, and citrus.

17. F1 Durban Strain

F1 Durban is a mysterious strain, as the makers of it, Jigga, really don’t sell this strain or use it for breeding. It’s super exclusive. However, we do know that it is a mix between Durban and F1, with the result being a hybrid that produces both a body buzz and a head high, along with high THC levels.

18. Cherry Durban Poison Strain

Cherry Durban Poison is a sativa-heavy strain that will help make you feel energetic and uplifted. It features a strong head-high that you will feel from the first puff, and it will make you feel giggly.

Many people like this strain due to its low 12% THC level. It’s more than ideal for a wake-and-bake, and it shouldn’t be too strong for beginners either. It has a very strong minty flavor.

19. Double Durban Kush Strain

Double Durban Kush is made by crossing Durban Poison with OG Kush and then crossing that with another Durban Poison. It features a very uplifting and energetic high that should allow for great focus and creativity, although it may also produce a slight body buzz. It features notes of sweetness, fuel, and pine. It can easily contain well over 20% THC, so it can be fairly potent. 

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