Traditionally, a pot of gold is what you find at the end of the rainbow and you’ll certainly find that getting hold of some Pot of Gold weed is a highly rewarding experience. This Indica dominant strain was first grown in the Netherlands and is the result of a cross between Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. It confirmed its reputation as a connoisseurs’ choice in 2003 when it took third place in the Indica section of the High Times Cannabis Cup.
When you light up Pot of Gold weed, you get an unmistakeable smell of quality black hash and the flavor is quite similar with the addition of some sweet, fruity tones. A soaring, narcotic high comes on very quickly after the first toke leaving you with a powerfully cerebral high that won’t leave you lurching for the couch. Medically, this weed can be used for muscular pain and stress.
Pots of Gold seeds grow into plants of medium height with mid-green leaves that darken as the plant matures. The dense buds are sticky with silver crystals and THC content varies from a respectable 15 percent to a high 18 percent.
This isn’t the easiest weed to grow as it requires good ventilation and its tendency to develop mould means that temperatures and humidity have to be carefully controlled. It’s a good idea to prune the lower side stems to help with air circulation. Indoor flowering time is eight to nine weeks and yields are around 600 grams per square metre.
Due to its Hindu Kush heritage, the Pot of Gold strain is quite hardy so it can be grown outdoors in temperate northern climates; just make sure it isn’t affected by frost. Harvest in the northern hemisphere is in the first half of October.
If you have intermediate gardening skills, Pot of Gold weed will reward you with a generous crop of top grade weed, but beginners should look elsewhere for their first growing attempt.
Indoors or outdoors
15 - 18%
Mid to Late October
Hindu Kush x Skunk #1