Durban Poison derives its name from South Africa’s second largest city, Durban Poison offers a chance to taste one of Africa’s contributions to the panoply of potent global landrace strains. Growers and concentrate enthusiasts will both enjoy the over-sized resin glands which make this strain a quality choice for concentrate extraction. The buds are round and chunky, and leave a deep coating of trichomes on almost all areas of the plant. Durban Poison has THC levels reaching up to 24%, making it one of the world’s most powerful strains. This strain hits with a strong, happy head high that’s great for creativity and daytime errands. It has a sweet, hashy smell and a high resin content that makes it particularly valuable in the production of THC concentrates like shatter and wax. Often likened to espresso, Durban Poison gives users a mobile and active high that’s as enjoyable at a party as it is at alone, accomplishing creative or mundane tasks.
Durban Poison buds are medium to large in size. Even though they have a dense, compact structure typical of indica varieties, their long and tapered shape has characteristics of sativas. Its forest green leaves are offset by bright orange pistils, meant to catch pollen from male fertilizing plants. A coating of milky-white trichomes gives the cured flowers a light sheen and an incredibly sticky texture.
Durban Poison has a unique dank smell punctuated by hints of sweet licorice. The flowers are pungent and skunky when broken open or burnt and give off a thick, lung-expanding smoke. The licorice aroma is evident on the exhale, along with the taste of sweet, almost cloying pine sap.