By / May 31, 2023

Exotic Cannabis Varieties: Why the Sudden Craze?

In recent years, the cannabis industry has seen a remarkable rise in the popularity of so-called “exotic” cannabis varieties. The world of breeding has captivated the imagination of consumers and redefined the boundaries of cannabis cultivation, exploring a range of options beyond traditional cannabis varieties.

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Breeding Breakthroughs: Pioneers of the Exotic

One of the most significant trends behind the appeal of exotic cannabis varieties is the relentless pursuit of innovative breeding techniques. Cannabis breeders are pushing the limits and experimenting with unique genetic combinations to create captivating varieties with varied effects and flavors. Through careful crossbreeding, patient phenotype hunting, and perhaps a bit of luck, breeders have introduced new terpene profiles, distinct cannabinoid ratios, and distinctive growth characteristics.

By combining strains from different geographical regions, breeders have created hybrids that offer a delightful fusion of diverse flavors and aromas. From fruity and floral notes to earthy and spicy undertones and even sweet and sour flavors, these complex aroma profiles contribute to the allure of exotic varieties.

Enticing Taste Profiles: An Exoctic Journey for the Palate

Exotic cannabis varieties are captivating not only for their effects but also for their captivating taste profiles. Connoisseurs seek strains that offer a multisensory experience, with flavors that tantalize the palate and enhance overall enjoyment. The search for unique and exceptional tastes has become a driving force in the industry, prompting breeders to focus on improving the aromatic and gustatory qualities of cannabis.

Some exotic varieties have fruity flavors reminiscent of tropical delights, while others have spicy and musky notes. The interaction of terpenes, the aromatic compounds responsible for distinct flavors and scents, significantly contributes to the rich tapestry of tastes found in these varieties.

New varieties often possess attention-grabbing characteristics, such as vibrant colors, unusual growth patterns, or exceptionally high cannabinoid concentrations. These varieties not only captivate the senses but also generate interest and excitement among consumers.

For example, strains with purple, blue, or even pink hues have gained popularity due to their aesthetic appeal. Additionally, breeders are focused on developing varieties with above-average terpene concentrations to meet the needs of consumers seeking powerful and specific effects.

Silent Seeds Exploring Uncharted Horizons

Silent Seeds, the renowned seed bank, is not one to lag behind in this segment. In fact, it has inherited partnerships from the past that the bank had developed with certain California breeders, such as Sherbinski, who himself initiated the wave of exotic varieties with his Gelato, which has spawned numerous offspring.

It is, therefore, not surprising to see these varieties currently available in Silent Seeds’ collection seed catalog.

Zkittlez 2.0

Zkittlez 2.0 is a variety that Terphogz and Greenfields could be proud of. A cross between White Runtz and the original Zkittlez, its aromatic profile is intense, fruity, and sweet, accompanied by a fabulous tropical flavor with a strong candy-like intensity. It’s like having candy in your mouth. On our side of the Atlantic, its seeds will spread a delightful scent in our collectors’ stash.

Watermelon Runtz

Watermelon Runtz seeds know how to bring beautiful colors to your body and mind. A hybrid with pure California accents, it is a blend of Watermelon Zkittlez and Runtz (Gelato #33 x Zkittlez). With parents like these, the result can only be remarkable!

Legal growers describe it as an easy-to-grow, fast, and productive plant that offers an exceptional harvest, both in terms of flowers and concentrates.


Its name already hints at its composition. And indeed, it is a cross between Gelato #41 and Do-Si-Dos (a descendant of GSC). Cookielato is an exotic Indica whose aromas are as visually appealing as the plant itself. Some have even reached 3 meters outdoors, with colorations ranging from purple to blue. Its creamy cookie notes then reveal the intensity of sweet and fruity flavors, with an exotic floral tendency that completes the sensory experience.

Lemon Sorbet

Let’s continue with the mix of sweetness and acidity and move on to Lemon Sorbet. This lemon candy is a cross between Lemon Tree (Sour Diesel x Lemon Skunk) and Larry OG. Its aromatic profile will clearly revolve around lemon, with some sweet notes that make it a remarkable treat.

The Future of Exotic Cannabis Varieties

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, the fascination with exotic varieties shows no signs of fading, driven by the search for a unique experience. Will we soon return to more conventional varieties?

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