Moby Dick (Barney's Farm)
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Moby Dick: Cannabis Strain Review & Information

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Moby Dick is a sativa-leaning cannabis hybrid that produces whale-sized yields. This popular strain also scores with its insane potency and fabulous flavours.

Whether based on the strain’s legendary potency, her gigantic yields, or both, Barney's Farm had good reasons to name Moby Dick after the mythical beast in Herman Melville’s novel. Among cannabis enthusiasts, this award-winning sativa hybrid has earned its legendary status.

Moby Dick (Barney's Farm) feminized

Parents: G13 Haze x White Widow
Genetics: 25% Indica / 75% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 27%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod


Moby Dick has been bred for high potency and top yields. With some variants of the strain exceeding THC levels of 25% and providing a devastatingly powerful effect, the strain is popular among all manner of cannabis users.

Genetics Sativa-dominant
Parents White Widow, Haze
THC 25%
CBD Medium
Flavours Sweet, citrus, pine, floral, fruity
Effects Relaxing, happy, uplifting

Moby Dick is a sativa-dominant hybrid bred by Barney's Farm from two classic cannabis strains: White Widow and an undisclosed Haze. The 75% sativa doesn’t just stand out with big potency, reflected in THC levels as high as 25%, but is particularly rich in THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a cannabinoid often found in sativa strains. This compound has psychoactive qualities on its own and is thought to potentiate the psychoactive effect of THC. Along with a strong effect that puts Moby Dick in a league of its own, the strain also offers a distinct blend of Haze-forward flavour notes.



Moby Dick isn’t as picky as some other sativas, but this doesn’t make her a beginner strain by any means. Although offering some perks to the cultivator, she still demands care and attention for best results. She is more suited to growers with some experience.

Growing difficulty intermediate
Best suitable to grow indoor / outdoor
Climate warm and sunny
Variety feminized
Height indoor 120140cm
Height outdoor 300cm+
Flowering time 9–10 Weeks
Harvest period (outdoor) late October
Yield indoor up to 700g/m²
Yield outdoor up to 2000g/plant

Moby Dick is neither the easiest nor the most challenging strain to grow. Indeed, she is easier to wrangle than some of the pickier sativas out there. To start, she has a very short flowering time for a sativa of only 9–10 weeks. Likewise, a good natural resistance to mould takes another worry away from the ambitious cultivator.

Grown indoors, Moby Dick normally reaches a reasonable 140cm, making her one of the few sativas that can sensibly be grown indoors. However, she is a very heavy feeder and needs plenty of light to boot. If everything is optimal, cultivators can look forward to indoor yields of up to 700g/m².

Outdoors, growers can push Moby Dick to the limit. However, the strain prefers a hot and sunny climate and isn’t the best for colder regions. In the best outdoor conditions, plants can reach and even exceed heights of 300cm. With such monster plants, cultivators can rake in as much as 1500g/plant, ready to harvest at the end of October.

Although Moby Dick isn’t a good choice for beginners to cannabis cultivation, she can be a good strain for those who want to get their feet wet with sativas. The plant has a learning curve, true, but nothing that can’t be mastered with some experience and care.



Moby Dick has amassed popularity not just for her potency and yield, but also for her distinct blend of flavours. She has a strong effect on the body and mind, offering a physically relaxing note alongside a famously euphoric cerebral buzz. She is great to relax with at the end of a long day, for watching movies, listening to music, or whatever other chill activities.

Her aroma is that of a sweet Haze, with notes of citrus, flowers, vanilla, and tropical fruits. Once enjoyed, the sweet notes take a back seat and the Haze comes forward in a smooth flavour rich in citrus, earth, and a hint of eucalyptus.


For quite a lot of cannabis users, Moby Dick is a top favourite. Seasoned sativa smokers love her potency and flavour, and may not accept anything less than this cannabis legend in their bowl. In terms of growing, the pickiness that the strain exhibits at times is forgiven once the cultivator brings in heaps of this outstanding bud.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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