White Durban Strain

There is an ever-increasing number of wonderful hybrid strains being produced today. Though this is an exciting, innovative time to be involved in the cannabis industry and culture, it can be tricky to figure out which strain is right for you.

Specifically, it can often be tricky to find a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that will leave you feeling awake, energized, and uplifted.

Whether you’re looking to battle symptoms of depression, or simply want to be able to enjoy a smoke without becoming unable to carry out your day-to-day tasks, you’re likely on the seemingly lengthy hunt for a punchy Sativa-dominant strain.

white durban strain

If this is the case, you’re in luck! Thanks to a genius combination of two renowned Sativa-dominant strains, White Durban had become an increasingly popular option amongst consumers.

Best for well-seasoned smokers, White Durban has an incredibly uplifting effect, making the consumer feel energized, creative, and ready to face the day.

If this sounds up your street, be sure to check out the information below! We’ve covered everything from the strain’s history to its medical benefits and side effects. There’s also some handy information on growing White Durban if you fancy a challenge!

Strain History

White Durban is quite a beautiful strain. It is a Sativa-dominant hybrid and has an unmatched ability to energize the consumer and induce creativity. Thanks to its intense, fast-acting, long-lasting effects, in addition to its globally popular parent strains, White Durban has quite the reputation amongst the cannabis community.


White Durban is a cross between White Fire OG and an African landrace called Durban Poison. Both are particularly racy strains, which give rise to White Durban’s uniquely uplifting effects.

Durban Poison is a pure Sativa strain that has gained incredible global popularity due to its energetic effects and sweet aroma. In fact, Durban Poison is one of the purest, most potent strains available today, and lends itself wonderfully to hybrids.

Likewise, White Fire OG, also known as WiFi and White Fire, is also known for its uplifting effects. Though, White Fire OG is a hybrid strain, made by combining Fire OG and The White.


White Durban was created by Fireline Cannabis, a premier cannabis company based in the USA.

Strain Appearance

White Durban has dark green, dense buds that have a somewhat sugary, crystal-like cover. This is because they come coated in a dense layer of shimmering trichomes.

Trichomes are sticky glands that cover the flowers and small leaves of the cannabis plant. These serve various purposes. Glandular trichomes produce cannabinoids and non-glandular trichomes aid in making the plant more resilient to the environment.

Strain Flavor

One of the reasons that the White Durban strain is so popular is actually its great taste. It exhibits notes of diesel and sweetness, with a piney, earthy aftertaste. Though, its flavor is also often described to be lighter than your general strain, making it ideal to consume in the mornings.

Strain Aroma

Thankfully, White Durban’s aroma is actually incredibly similar to its flavor. Once broken down, it has a wonderfully rich and pungent aroma with earthy, sweet, and diesel notes.

Strain Cannabinoids

Due to its hybrid nature, it can be tricky to pinpoint the potency of White Durban. On average, the THC content of White Durban is considered to be around 13% to 18%. However, some versions have been tested to have a THC content as high as 35%.

Generally, due to its potency and fast-acting nature, White Durban is considered to be a strain for fairly well-seasoned smokers, rather than first-timers. Further, If you’re looking for a strain with a decent CBD content, you will need to look elsewhere. White Durban tends to have a maximum CBD content of around 1%.

Strain Terpenes

Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds. They are found in nearly all plants and even some animals. They are associated with species or strain-specific aromas, flavors, and even some colors.

In terms of cannabis, terpenes are what give strains their unique smell and taste. Although, more recent research suggests that terpenes can also play a part in determining the effects of a specific strain.

For example, sometimes, two strains with the same THC content produce quite different effects and experiences. Now, it is thought that the strain-specific terpenes may give rise to this variation in effect.

The dominant terpene in White Durban is Terpinolene. This is more normal for a Sativa-dominant strain, however, there are actually relatively few strains that are dominant in Terpinolene. Terpinolene works well with other terpenes and phytocannabinoids to emphasize a strain’s calming and/or uplifting effect.

Strain Side Effects

Unfortunately, no strain is perfect, and White Durban is no exception. Despite its great, uplifting benefits, there are some side effects that need mentioning.

Generally, like a lot of other strains, White Durban can induce a dry mouth and dry eyes. Though, there are some strain-specific side effects that you should be aware of too.

This strain tends to quickly overstimulate, hits hard and fast, and is also long-lasting. Now, for some of you, this might sound like a dream. However, for those who already experience anxiety or paranoia, this strain definitely is not suitable.

In fact, at higher doses, this strain can over-stimulate even the most well-seasoned smokers, so proceed with caution!

Medical Benefits

Thanks to its incredibly uplifting effects, White Durban is considered especially good for people experiencing some kind of chronic fatigue. Additionally, this energetic strain is also often used for alleviating the effects of depression, stress, and insomnia.

However, it’s important to note that this strain can induce anxiety and paranoia more than others. As such, if you are experiencing anxiety or paranoia alongside any of the conditions listed above, this strain is probably not for you.

Strain Review

Crossbreeding White Fire OG and Durban Poison was a genius idea. White Durban has everything a smoker could want. Its smell is divinely pungent and its flavor is gloriously citrusy, earthy, and light.

The effects of White Durban are also second-to-none. Its generally high potency combined with its extremely quick-hitting nature and its long-lasting effects make it a unique strain, perfect for those of you who love an uplifting, energized high.

The high itself is quite a body-high, with some consumers even claiming that it makes you feel as if you are floating. The head-high is quite similar in nature, as a buzz radiates around the mind and thoughts come around quickly.

Most consumers claim that White Durban helps them gain focus, especially in the mornings. It also doesn’t make you feel too hungry, which is great news for those of you who are tired of being constantly plagued by the munchies!

Strain Grow Info

Growing information for White Durban is quite tricky to come by. Although, there does exist some general information that might be of use.

Though it is commonly said that White Durban can be grown indoors or outdoors, its tall and wide nature can be tricky to care for well if it’s kept indoors. As such, unless you have ample space, we recommend that you grow White Durban outdoors.

Strain Seeds

This is the tricky part. Unfortunately, White Durban seeds are particularly difficult to get your hands on. However, if you can, you’re in luck, as there are feminized and auto-flowering versions.

Feminized seeds are seeds that are bred to eliminate male chromosomes. In turn, they only produce female plants. This is ideal because it is only the female cannabis plant that produces buds that will make you feel high. As such, feminized seeds allow for fast and simple cultivation.

Auto-flowering seeds are also a great option that makes growing cannabis all the more stress-free. In fact, new growers often prefer auto-flowering seeds, as they provide an easy but very rewarding yield.

Auto-flowering seeds do not require much light or temperature maintenance and yield low-height plants, making them easier to grow indoors. They are also resistant to mold, pests, and frost.

If you would rather purchase a plant than seeds, it is generally possible to purchase cloned or teenage White Durban plants. These can be a great introduction to growing for those of you who are new to the activity.

Strain Flowering Time

Again, there isn’t a huge amount of information on White Durban’s flowering time. However, if its THC content is anything to go by, it will likely take roughly 8 to 10 weeks to flower.

Strain Yield

With White Durban, growers can expect an average to large yield. Although, if you manage to get your hands on auto-flowering seeds, you can expect a great yield considering the little maintenance and time required to grow them.

Summing Up

White Durban is one of the most exciting hybrids on the market today. Very rarely do you find a strain that is so fast-acting, uplifting, and energizing, whilst also having a delightful aroma and flavor! We hope that the information above has given you everything you were looking for.

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