GMO Strain

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Written By Rocky Horton

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The GMO strain is also known as Garlic Cookies and GMO Cookies and has become increasingly popular in recent years. There are a variety of cannabis strains available on the market, but few are as powerful, flavorsome, and deliver psychoactive highs like GMO.

If you’re looking to grow your own GMO, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. GMO is a relatively easy strain to grow; with some care, you can produce high-quality cannabis buds. If you’re ready to experience GMO’s unique flavor and high THC content, start growing your own today!

Where Does GMO Come From?

We all agree that the GMO strain is a rare hybrid, but its origins are not shrouded in any mystery. Credible sources say that this strain originated at Mamiko Seeds in Spain, and everyone agrees.

The popular GMO strain is a cross-breed of Chemdawg D and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). The Mamiko Seeds’ main objective was to create an ultra-pungent and potent marijuana variety. 

These parent strains are known for their mind-blowing highs and delectable earthy flavors. Right away, it’s clear that the GMO strain was destined to be a heavy hitter based solely on the parents’ genetics.

What Does GMO Look Like?

The GMO strain has a pleasing visual appearance. Its appearance is unexpected for an Indica-dominant hybrid strain, as it resembles a Sativa strain. It has long, slender buds that are shaped like peppers.

The colors are a lovely mix of olive green and purple, with a swath of orange strands of curly pistils winding across the buds and a snowy coat of white trichomes. The dangling, dark green, and purple colas emit odorous visions of nature, chemical pine, and other gasses.

What Does GMO Taste Like?

Again, GMO gives a one-of-a-kind flavor experience. The varieties will surprise you once you light your favorite strain, GMO. The strain’s Girl Scout Cookies lineage imparts a sweet and earthy taste on the first inhale, which is not only pleasant but also unforgettable.

The enjoyable smoking experience comes out on its own on the exhale. It’s all garlic, just like the most flavorful garlic breed. A sweet, spicy, curry-like aftertaste joins the mouth, creating a distinct and delectable flavor.

GMO fans love the taste because it is so different from the usual fruity tastes you that most modern cannabis strains have. GMO provides fans with a new and distinct flavor profile; the breeders should be applauded for this.

What Does GMO Smell Like?

The aroma of the GMO marijuana strain is distinct. The description we are about to give may appear unsettling initially, but believe me, it isn’t. GMO gets its name from its aroma, which is described as a rich earthy blend of raw garlic, mushrooms, and onions.

The distinct aroma has also earned GMO the moniker “Garlic Cookies.” The scent begins with a layer of rubber, gas, and chemical goodness, which evolves into earthy fragrances reminiscent of grassy, spicy pine. These strange aromas blend perfectly to produce the “garlic, mushrooms, and onions” that we all associate with GMO. 

One of GMO’s most notable features is its overall aroma experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another breed with a stench like this. It’s one-of-a-kind, a bit of a freak, and we adore it!

Is GMO an Indica or Sativa?

The GMO strain is a hybrid cannabis strain, a cross between Sativa and Indica genetics. The Indica to Sativa ratio in most GMO samples tested in labs is usually 90:10, making GMO strain an Indica dominant hybrid.

This is logically correct because GMO cannabis is intended to be more potent than traditional marijuana strains. As a result, the characteristics of both Sativa and Indica were necessary to achieve this goal.

What are the Different Variations of GMO?

When a high-quality weed strain is discovered, there is an instant urge to cross-breed it with other powerful strains to produce better-quality marijuana varieties with the characteristics of both parents. GMO is among the strains that have been cross-bred to yield thrilling cannabis strains.

GMO Zkittlez is one of those well-known outcomes. This hybrid was created by crossing GMO Cookies and Zkittlez with OG Kush. It is notorious for producing an intense high, making it ideal for late-night smoking sessions. Ensure you have a comfortable couch nearby because you won’t be able to move for as long as the high lasts. The combination of GMO Zkittlez tasty candy terpenes and diesel gives it a wonderful flavor.

GMO Kush was another intriguing hybrid that resulted from GMO cross-breeding. This strain is less well-known than GMO Zkittlez, but it produces gassy-like terpenes as well as a smooth, creamy flavor. Another advantage of GMO Kush is its capacity to yield vast quantities of resin for growers to harvest and use.

Other GMO variations include GMO Cherry Strain, GMO Gelato Strain, Pineapple GMO Strain, GMO Cake Strain, GMO Sherbet Strain, and GMO Mints Strain. They all have unique flavors and features that suit different preferences.

How Strong is GMO?

GMO is off-limits to new cannabis users. This hybrid strain is highly potent, so if you’re new to cannabis, we recommend starting gradually with minimal doses. Even the most seasoned cannabis smokers may have to be cautious with GMO because the couch-lock effects are overwhelming.

If you rush into high-THC strains, you will most likely become disoriented. Anyone fresh in using high THC-level flowers should begin with low-THC nugs while gaining cannabis tolerance. Fortunately, there are many low-THC hemp hybrids available for beginners.

How Much THC in GMO?

GMO strain is well known for producing a high unmatched by any other skunk on the market. So, what THC levels should we expect? Its THC concentration is considerably higher than most other cannabis strains, which typically peak at around 20%.

Laboratory tests consistently show that the GMO contains 25% THC. GMO is at the upper band of the THC scale at these levels. Any strain with 25% and above is among the most potent in a standard cannabis dispensary.

However, there is a chance of receiving an even stronger level. It is not unusual for GMO to test even higher than 25%. THC levels in some plants have reached a whopping 33%. This ridiculously high THC concentration will impress even the most seasoned smokers.

How Much CBD in GMO?

GMO CBD content is so low that it is nearly non-existent. Only low amounts of CBD are detected in laboratory tests if any. CBD levels in GMO range between 0-1%.

With such levels of CBD, GMO is not the breed for you if you are after a CBD-heavy breed. If your sole purpose for using marijuana is CBD-related benefits and effects, you should do more research to find a better strain with high CBD composition.

What is the Terpene Profile of GMO?

The terpene profile of GMO is dominated by myrcene, with primary supporting terpenes such as limonene and pinene. GMO is a high myrcene strain that is known for its couch-locking effects. 

This strain is also rich in limonene, known for its citrusy aroma and flavor. Pinene is another key terpene in this strain known for its piney aroma and flavor. GMO is a well-rounded strain that offers a unique and enjoyable experience.

What Effects Does GMO Have?

After consuming GMO strain, you will most surely feel happy and relaxed. The high THC levels interact with the endocannabinoid system to generate feelings of happiness in users. THC also induces the release of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.

 This strain is also famous for producing euphoric effects. THC stimulates the reward center in the brain by binding to CB receptors. This causes the release of dopamine, which causes a euphoric effect.

Best of all, the GMO Cookies weed strain does not cause you to lose focus when you are high. You should sit back, relax, and enjoy the moment. Users only feel sleepy near the end, and you’ll remember every detail of the plans you made while high. Sleep is due to THC’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system, which promotes sleep.

What Conditions is GMO Good For?

GMO is gaining popularity as a mood-altering strain. Because of their happy, uplifting, and euphoric effects, GMO can help with anxiety and depression, and other mental illnesses.

Many people use GMO to reduce inflammation. It is also very effective at relieving pain and soothing the body. This is because Indica-dominant strains have a high THC content and are particularly effective for relieving such conditions.

GMO is most commonly used to stimulate appetite and relieve chronic pain. The THC in marijuana stimulates your appetite and causes you to eat more. It can also help you get a good night’s sleep.

What is the GMO Flowering Time?

GMO strain will flower in about 10-13 weeks. This is slightly longer than the typical flowering period of most marijuana strains, which is approximately days. This gives them the appearance of a Sativa strain despite their indica ancestry.

The extra wait, however, is well worth it since you will harvest some of the most potent marijuana buds on the planet, and you can never regret the wait. Good things take time!

How Tall Does GMO Grow?

When grown indoors, the GMO strain stretches to an average height and should not take up much space. This strain is sufficiently strong to support numerous branches but is susceptible to cold, so ensure the temperature is reasonable. Growing your plants indoors allows you to manage temperatures easily.

Use the Screen of green (ScrOG) cultivation method for an even canopy. ScrOG also ensures that your plant grows sufficiently high and is balanced.

When to Harvest GMO?

When the trichomes on the cannabis plant are 50% milky white and 50% amber, the plant is ready to be harvested. You can check the trichomes with a magnifying glass. The effects of cannabis will depend on when you harvest it. 

If you harvest earlier, the effects will be more energetic. If you harvest later, the effects will be more narcotic, sedative, or anti-anxiety. Remember to wait until after the stated flowering time before harvesting.

To harvest, growers cut down the plant at the base and hang it upside down to dry in a dark, well-ventilated room. Once the plant is dry, growers trim the leaves and buds from the stem and jar or bag the product for storage.

How Much Does GMO Yield?

 When GMO is grown indoors, you can expect it to yield approximately 1.5 ounces per square foot of plant. Outdoor will produce slightly more, about 2 ounces per square foot of plant. 

This heavy-Indica strain responds well to topping and regular pruning of large fan leaves, which can reduce airflow and block light exposure to some parts of the plant. These conditions can result in low yields. 

To grow GMO strain indoors, you must invest in equipment like grow lights and fans. You must also grow your plants in a controlled setting to increase the quantity and quality of your yields.


The GMO strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid with a 90:10 indica/Sativa ratio. Mamiko Seeds created it in Spain by crossing Chemdawg D and Girl Scout Cookies. 

This pungent strain gets its name from its distinct aroma, a blend of garlic, mushrooms, and onions. The flavor is also a unique mix of these three ingredients with a hint of sweetness. 

GMO is a potent strain, with THC levels of around 25%. This makes it a good choice for experienced cannabis users who want a strong high. However, because of its powerful effects, it is not recommended for first-time marijuana smokers.

This strain is best suited for enjoying during a late-night smoking session. It has a relaxing effect that can help relieve pain and anxiety. GMO also has a stimulant effect that can help improve mood.

If you’re looking for a new and exciting strain to add to your grow operation, GMO is the real deal. This unique and flavorful strain is sure to please even the most discerning palates. GMO is a high-yielding strain that is relatively easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for novice and experienced growers.

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.