With commercial cannabis flourishing, some of the rarest weed strains are becoming even harder to find. The strains with the highest yields and potency are favored when growing. So, if a strain isn’t worth a growers time they might not even bother with it. Other landrace strains are rare because they can only grow in certain environments. Additionally, pure indica/sativa strains are becoming harder to find as hybrid strains increase in popularity. The move towards potency is appreciated, but there are some rare strains we won’t forget. Here are the seven rarest strains on earth.
Colombian Gold is a hard to find classic strain that was popular in the 1960s. It’ll be a lot harder to come across this strain today. During the 1960’s most weed being smoked were leaves, stems, and seeds. However, Colombian Gold was known for consisting of fresh full nugs.
The strain is a landrace sativa meaning it hasn’t been crossed with any other strains. If done right, Colombian Gold should be earthy, skunky and sweet. It was once a highly sought after strain.
In fact, the Green House Seed Company sent a strain hunting crew on an expedition in Colombia to find the rare strain. Arjan Roskam, the companies CEO has bred strains like White Widow, Super Silver Haze and more. He’s well plugged into the world of cannabis and had to have a team and mission dedicated to finding Colombian Gold seeds, illustrating the strains rarity.
Named for its rarity, Malawi Gold is one of the rarest strains on earth. The strain is native to Malawi in Africa and one of their greatest exports. Malawi Gold smells like fruits and a strong spice. Some describe it as sweet with a hint of pineapple. Its nugs are long dense, and highly-resinous.
Similar to Colombian Gold, Malawi Gold is a landrace sativa and another quest for the Green House Seed Company. This time they spent 6 to 7 hours following locals on their first day in Malawi and found nothing. The next day, they got quads and managed to find a small field with some Malawi Gold seeds.