The Euforia strain – you’ll see it spelled Euphoria sometimes – is another Dutch creation, this time from renowned growers Dutch Passion, and came on to the market in 1996. Its exact genetic lineage as somewhat murky but we know that there’s some classic Skunk in there as well as a large dose of Sativa, the latter giving it most of its characteristics. It was recognised as a premium strain in 2000 when it came second in the Sativa section of the High Times Cannabis Cup.
Euforia weed has a powerfully skunky smell and when you smoke it you’ll notice a sweet, floral taste. Living up to its name, this plant comes on quickly with a rush of euphoria. Unless you really overdo it, you’ll remain alert and active but one toke too many, and you may need to retire to the sofa. Medically, this weed can help with muscular pain and poor appetite.
This plant grows to a medium height, up to one metre, with well-spaced branches and leaves that are quite long with a medium-green colour. When grown outdoors the leaves can take on a purple tint. Buds are large and covered in crystals and hairs which range from blond to brown. THC content is 18 percent.
Indoors, this versatile plant can be grown with the SOG method or as a multi-branch specimen. It needs only light pruning to keep it in shape and displays good resistance to pests and disease. Flowering time is eight to nine weeks and yields are between 400 and 500 grams per square metre.
Outdoor growing can only really be recommended if you live somewhere at least as warm as a Mediterranean climate. In those conditions, Euforia seeds grow vigorously and will be ready for harvest in late October or early November in the northern hemisphere.
Commercial growers have favored Euforia and the qualities they like – ease of growth, dependable harvest and high potency – make it a good choice for amateur gardeners as well.
Indoors or outdoors in a Mediterranean Climate
Late October to Early November
Skunk x Sativa
400 to 500 gm2