10 Strains That Produce Great Kief

Courtesy of the credibility of Leafly, here’s an article about the top 10 strains that produce the best keif!

If there’s one attribute that distinguishes cannabis from its plant-family counterparts, it’s trichomes, the tiny, sticky, white glandular hairs that cover the marijuana flower, giving it a “frosty” appearance. Though many plants and algae have developed trichomes of one type or another to trap insects or protect themselves against herbivores, when it comes to cannabis, trichomes have become one of the most coveted and used parts of the plant.

Why, you might ask? Trichomes are the primary source of terpenes and medicinal cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. Once buds are harvested and dried, these terpenes flake off into a light colored, sand-like substance known as kief.

Since the highest concentration of vital cannabinoids like THC are found inside trichomes, it’s no wonder that growers continuously seek new strains and cultivation techniques that maximize the amount of trichomes on each bud. While grow environment drastically affects the amount of trichomes produced by any cannabis plant, some strains certainly produce more trichomes than others.

To help you find some strains that deliver the best kief, we’ve created this handy little list of 10 trichome-heavy strains.

Hash Plant

Characteristics of Hash Plant:

  • 90% indica
  • Breeder: Sensi Seeds
  • Short flowering time of 6-8 weeks


Characteristics of G13:

  • Indica
  • Indoor flowering time of 8-10 weeks

White Widow

Characteristics of White Widow:

  • 50/50 hybrid
  • Breeder: Green House Seeds
  • Indoor flowering time of 8-10 weeks


Characteristics of Chemdawg:

  • Hybrid with both sativa and indica phenotypes
  • Indoor flowering time of around 8 weeks

OG Kush

Characteristics of OG Kush:

  • Hybrid
  • Indoor flowering time of 8-9 weeks

White Dawg

Characteristics of White Dawg:

  • Indica hybrid
  • Indoor flowering time of 8-10 weeks


Characteristics of Chernobyl:

  • Sativa-dominant hybrid
  • Breeder: TGA Seeds
  • Flowering time between 8-9 weeks

Sour Diesel

Characteristics of Sour Diesel:

  • Sativa
  • Flowering time of 10-11 weeks


Characteristics of Hashberry:

  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Breeder: Mandala Seeds
  • Flowering time of 7-9 weeks


Characteristics of Sharksbreath:

  • Indica-dominant hybrid
  • Breeder: DNA Genetics
  • Flowering time of around 9 weeks