Speed Queen is an Indica dominant strain and although the precise nature of its background is unclear, we know it contains genetics from the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh which borders Kashmir. Himachal Pradesh is known as one of the prime producers of charas hash and the state’s name can be translated as ‘in the lap of Himalayas’.
The weed has an earthy, skunk aroma and the flavor includes notes of sweet fruit and citrus. This weed packs a fast-acting high that combines a physical stone with enhanced mental activity and sharpness, making it a good daytime smoke. Medically this strain can help with stress and poor appetite.
Speed Queen seeds produce short and robust plants with thick stems and the buds are dense and thick. Both buds and leaves display a heavy coating of sticky resin as the plants mature. THC content is 15 percent.
Speed Queen is quite easy to grow indoors and if grown with the SOG method, the plants can produce a forest of large colas. It grows vigorously and can withstand temperature variations well. Flowering time is eight weeks and yields vary from 400 to 450 grams per square metre.
Outdoor growing is possible in climates that are at least as warm and sunny as the Mediterranean. Harvest time comes in late September or early October in the northern hemisphere and each plant can yield from 600 to 800 grams.
No Speed Queen review would be complete without mentioning that it’s a favorite with surfers who want to increase their appreciation of the ocean rollers yet remain alert and physically capable. Growers should choose Speed Queen for a potent weed that leaves the smoker active for the rest of the day.
Indoors or outdoors in a Mediterranean Climate
Late September, Early October
Himachal Pradesh, North India
400 to 450 gm2 indoors, 600 to 800g per plant outdoors