Super Skunk (Sensi Seeds) feminized
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Super Skunk: Cannabis Strain Review & Information

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Super Skunk builds upon the foundation of the original classic indica, Skunk #1. With exceptional reliability and consistency, Super Skunk has become a shining example for today's indica-dominant hybrids. Find out everything you need to know about this groundbreaking cultivar.

Super Skunk—the upgraded “super version” of the famous Skunk #1—is beloved by cannabis smokers and cultivators alike. This heavy hitting indica hybrid delivers a knockout effect, yet is remarkably easy to grow.

Characteristics of Super Skunk

Following two decades of advances in cannabis hybridisation, Super Skunk was released by Sensi Seeds in 1990, marking their first breeding project that incorporated the Afghani lineage.

Genetics 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
Parents Skunk #1, Afghani Hash Plant
THC 19%+
Flavours Earthy, Fruity, Sweet, Citrus
Effects Relaxing, Happy, Euphoric

Super Skunk is the result of one of the most successful crosses ever. By backcrossing Skunk #1 with original Afghani genetics, Sensi Seeds created an indica-dominant hybrid (80% indica) that’s a true force to be reckoned with. Despite pleasing with enormous potency and full flavour, Super Skunk displays superior reliability and vigour in the grow room. It is these qualities that inspire some to say that Super Skunk requires less experience to grow than to smoke.

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Although Super Skunk’s potency can vary from plant to plant, THC levels from 16% to the lower 20s are common. CBD levels can vary too, but they’re usually below 1%. Given her strong indica-leaning genetics, Super Skunk is known to deliver a deep body stone that bathes the muscles in relaxation, but leaves the head mostly clear. True to her name, Super Skunk has kept her eternally desired skunky flavour notes, although she also emphasises sweet and fruity flavours.

How to grow Super Skunk


Super Skunk has no specific growing requirements, and performs well in all kinds of setups, substrates, and climate zones. This makes the strain suitable for growers of all experience levels, although experienced cultivators will be able to really push her yield potential.

Grow Difficulty Beginner
Best suitable to grow Indoor / Outdoor
Climate Cold, Warm, Dry
Variety Feminized
Height Indoor 120–150cm
Height Outdoor Medium
Flowering Time 7–8 Weeks
Harvest period (outdoor) September
Yield Indoor 500g/m²
Yield Outdoor 550g/plant

Thanks to her robust Skunk and Afghani genetics, Super Skunk displays legendary reliability and consistency in the grow-op, regardless of the environment. Indoor cultivators can take advantage of the plant’s compact, bushy structure to save on space while still churning out decent yields. She’ll rarely exceed a height of 120cm under grow lights, which makes her manageable even in smaller growing spaces. Even when grown outdoors, the plant reaches a medium height of 150–200cm.

Another bonus when growing Super Skunk is the strain’s excellent resistance to common cannabis diseases, mould, and insect infestations. In addition, she can handle colder temperatures better than some other strains. Her flowering time is a short 7–8 weeks, making for a late September/early October harvest. Growers can expect good yields of up to 500g/m² in optimal indoor conditions, and up to 550g/plant outdoors.

Super skunk: flavour & effects


Super Skunk owes her name to her pungent “skunky” fragrance that many liken to the distinct scent of the animal. For others, the fragrant whiff of the strain is more of a cheesy or “popcorn”-like smell.

Interestingly enough, when you can finally set a light to well-cured Super Skunk buds, the savoury scents of the strain take a few steps back as fruity and sweet flavours come to the fore. Earthy and citrusy tones round out the experience with a refreshing zing. But no worries, she still retains the famous skunkiness that made her so famous. Overall, Super Skunk offers a superb blend of flavours in a dank and immensely rich yet smooth smoke.

Super Skunk (Sensi Seeds) feminized

Parents: Skunk 1 x Afghani Hashplant
Genetics: 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
THC: Medium
CBD: Unknown
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Super Skunk delivers a deeply relaxing body stone, courtesy of her strong indica dominance. She is among many cannabis enthusiasts’ favourite night-time smokes; just perfect for relaxing in the evening while listening to music or watching a movie. The tension-releasing effect of the strain makes her a good choice to smoke before bedtime, too.

Yet, Super Skunk never hides her sativa side entirely. Alongside her deep body load is a euphoric and gently cerebral buzz that encourages a happy and contemplative state. She’s a great smoke to share with others too, as she always inspires lots of giggles.

Super Skunk: final verdict

From the coffeeshops of Amsterdam to the cannabis clubs of Barcelona and the dispensaries of California, Super Skunk has earned legendary status among cannabis enthusiasts. We too are smitten with the strain, and rate it among the top indica hybrids on the planet.

Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
With an AB Mass Media and Communications degree, Miguel Ordoñez is a veteran writer of 13 years and counting and has been covering cannabis-related content since 2017. Continuous, meticulous research along with personal experience has helped him build a deep well of knowledge on the subject.
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