Swazi Gold

Swazi Gold is a Sativa landrace strain from Africa known for its sweet, sweet flavor and fast-acting effects. Designed to withstand the harsh conditions of its mountainous homeland, Swazi Gold grows with ease and resilience, although growers will have to wait anywhere from 55 to 85 days for plants to finish flowering


The good thing about Swazi Gold is that it also delivers pronounced physical effect even if it is pure Sativa. If one needs something to get them through the day and help them end it with intense relaxation, then this hybrid is the perfect strain to use. As expected, the effects are mostly cerebral, especially in the beginning.

The high begins with a pressure in the forehead and behind the eyes, causing a cerebral buzz. Users would find themselves feel lighter and happier. Thus, it promotes giggles as well as make people feel alive and upbeat. Indeed, it is a good party strain.

For productivity, it boosts focus and mental clarity which results in having things done efficiently. Perhaps this could be a choice during study sessions and running errands.

Physical effects come as the high from Swazi Gold slowly stabilizes. At this time, users tend to feel more relaxed but not to the point of feeling drowsy. At the same time, it may induce hunger pangs.


Swazi Gold has a combination of scents that would truly entice the users. It starts with the usual earthy aroma with hints of lemony citrus, just like Pine-Sol. The goodness becomes better as the buds are broken. It emits a sweet fruity scent that excites the senses.


The taste of Swazi Gold is carried over to its fragrance. More so, it is more pronounced which makes the taste easier to define. During the inhale, the same woody citrus taste goes through the tongue. Then an apple-like fruity flavor can be distinguished upon the exhale.

Adverse Reaction

Swazi Gold delivers its effects strongly. But even with that case, the adverse reactions from this strain tend to be mild compared to other potent strains. Of course, one cannot assume that everyone gets the same side effects. Those with a low tolerance level may experience these reactions with a little more intensity.

People could expect feeling paranoid, dizzy, and anxious when too much is used. Aside from that, it also induces dry mouth and eyes just like other strains.


Swazi Gold has an interesting story to tell when it comes to its benefits in the medical marijuana scene. If one looks at its history, it was originally used by African tribes. They would usually infuse it to make tea which helps relieve different kinds of mild pain such as stomach aches and the like. Of course, as it is now developed and its traits are clearer, its medical benefits are presently known to cater to other ailments as well.

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For starters, the happiness it induces helps people take a break from heavy feelings and negative thoughts. Furthermore, it aids patients who are suffering from chronic stress and depression by uplifting their mood.

As mentioned earlier, Swazi Gold is beneficial for those undergoing chronic pain. Even more so, it has anti-inflammatory properties that help patients with cramps and muscle spasms feel better.


Taking care of this plant may be a bittersweet feeling for novice and seasoned growers alike. Swazi Gold is known to take a long time before it is ready for harvest. Aside from that, it grows quite big. Hence, requiring a lot of time. It is highly adaptable to Low-Stress Training (LST) and topping. It also needs regular trimming in order for light and air to reach the otherwise blocked parts of the plant. But with all that aside, this hybrid makes up for all the need for attention as it produces a large number of buds.

Pure breeding: never outcrossed
Sativa/Indica: pure sativa
Appearence: very large resin covered bracts, seeded or not; long slender buds, very low leaf-to-flower ratio
Smell/taste: exotic taste, nice smell
Type high/strength: strong, fairly clear
Height: 2-3m
Yield: very high
Harvest date (Netherlands natural photoperiod): end Nov
12hr day exposure harvest (# of weeks): 9-14 Indoor / greenhouse / outdoor
Seems more mold resistant than other varieties. – Positronics seedbank catalog

Flowering Time


When planted indoors, flowering takes about 12 to 14 weeks. Once it is ready for harvest, growers may expect a yield of up to 26 ounces per square meter.


Just like other strains, a warm and sunny climate is needed in order for a marijuana plant to thrive well. Harvest is ready by late October to early November with a yield of 26 ounces or more per plant.

ORIGINAfrican Sativa
EFFECTSHungry – 10
Relaxed – 10
Creative – 9
Focused – 9
Giggly – 9
Dry eyes – 9
Paranoid – 5
Dizzy – 5
Anxious – 5
FRAGRANCECitrus, earthy, fruity, lemon, sweet
FLAVORSCitrus, fruity, sweet, woody, apple
MEDICALPain – 10
Stress – 10
Inflammation – 9
Lack of appetite – 2
Depression – 2
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate October to early November
THC CONTENT %14% to 18%
INDICA / SATIVA %0%/100%
INDOOR YIELD22 to 26 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD26 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEWarm climate

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