The dictionary definition of the term endo means internal or within. Of course, the cannabis community has assigned a nearly endless catalog of slang to reference various weed-related terminologies.
In the cannabis world, the term endo either refers to premium grade marijuana that has been cured by hanging it upside down, or to high-quality flower that has been grown indoors using hydroponics equipment.
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Why Is It Called “Endo” Marijuana?
Although optimal growing conditions vary by strain, cannabis generally grows best in temperatures between 68- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. If/when the temperature falls outside this range, a crop can become damaged – thereby affecting its potency and yield. And herein lies the need for endo marijuana plants; plants that are simply grown indoors for maximum yield.
What Are the Best Marijuana Strains for Endo Growing?
Whether for legal or climate reasons, if you live in a region where it is impossible to grow marijuana outdoors, your only option may be to grow endo weed. Fortunately, some strains are better than others for “going endo.” Here are five excellent options if you’re looking to produce maximum yields from a small indoor grow operation:
1 – Critical Mass
Critical Mass is an excellent all-around strain and is ideal if you want high yields with a short flowering period. It can produce a substantial indoor yield of up to 27 ounces per square meter planted. Another plus is that it seldom grows taller than 140cm when grown indoors.
2 – Royal Cookies
Royal Cookies is a rare indica-dominant hybrid with a THC content of up to 23%. Indoors, this strain flowers in 8-9 weeks.
It is based on the Girl Scout Cookies “forum cut.” Supposedly, this forum cut was a rare clone that people could only find on a specific online forum. These days, you can get a stabilized seed from breeders.
Royal Cookies offers up to 18 ounces of bud per square meter planted, and usually grows no taller than 110cm indoors.
3 – Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a diverse lineage. To produce this strain, cannabis breeders crossed South Asian and Jamaican landraces with Hawaiian, Thai, Haze, Afghani, and Haze strains!
The result is a potent strain with up to 25% THC. While it has a lengthy flowering time of around 10-11 weeks, it is well worth the wait!
Amnesia Haze can produce up to 21 ounces per square meter planted indoors. It typically doesn’t grow any taller than 140cm indoors.
4 – Moby Dick
The Moby Dick strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s a cross between White Widow and Haze. This strain is an excellent option if your indoor space is limited. These plants are capable of producing high yields when you use Low-Stress Training (LST) techniques.
Moby Dick’s indoor flowering time is 9-10 weeks, and it yields up to 22 ounces per square meter planted. It can handle large amounts of fertilizer without suffering from nutrient burn. It generally reaches a height of 140cm indoors, and can contain up to 27% THC.
5 – AK-47
AK-47 is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is a cross of Afghani, Thai, Columbian, and Mexican landraces. It has been a popular indoor marijuana plant since the 1990s and has a THC level of around 20%.
This multiple Cannabis Cup winner provides a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. Indoors, it produces a yield of around 14 ounces per square meter planted. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it seldom exceeds 140cm in height indoors.
Final Thoughts on Endo Marijuana
So, there you have it – “endo” weed is basically just weed that’s grown indoors. It can technically refer to any strain that’s been cultivated and harvested in an indoor environment, but it most often refers to premium, high-quality crops that have been maximized using a hydroponics setup.
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