Top 16 Best-Yielding Dwarf Strains of Weed: 2021 Comparison

Growing cannabis is the best way to produce high quantities of premium-quantity weed. But, it’s not always as easy as “growing a plant”. Cannabis growers across the U.S. have issues with space. Sometimes that’s simple room to grow. If you don’t have much other than a cabinet, you need short, compact plants and dwarf strain weed is perfect.

No matter what your reason for needing short weed, there are plenty of options. In fact, some of these high yielding dwarf strains top our lists of favorite strains of all time. And, because a dwarf is just a plant that doesn’t really go past 3 feet – you have plenty of great choices.

The table below shows a quick comparison of all the best yielding dwarf strains of cannabis that we’ve researched:

StrainsPlant Size (cm)YieldFlowering Time (weeks)
Auto Caramelicious60-100 cm350-500g8
Amnesia Haze80-140cm550-700g8-10
BubbleGummer80-250cm250-500g7-8
Gorilla Glue100cm500g8
Magnum60-120cm250-400g7
Super Bud60-140cm900-950g8-9
Big Bud Auto Feminized80-130cm400-500g7-9
Mohan Ram100cm350-500g8
Black Jack60-300cm500-600g9
White Widow50-150cm115-150g8-9
Auto Tangerine Dream Feminized60-70cm500g10-11
AK-47100-170cm350-500g6-7
Girl Scout Cookies Feminized76cm600g7-9
Blueberry100-150cm450-550g9
Dwarf Low Flyer60-65cm300g6
OG Kush60-90cm150-300g5

Note: These yield estimates are based on ideal conditions. Your own results may vary. . Additionally, yields always depend on factors like plant health, soil ph, nutes, local climate, and light.  

We’ve listed the results of our yielding dwarf strain growing research and the characteristics profiles of each seed below. You’ll be able to see the benefits of their grow and some general information about the bud as well.

*Strains are ranked in no particular order. 

1.      Auto Caramelicious

This sweet beauty is famed for flavor and sugar. But, Auto Caramelicious is also tiny. While that’s common with autoflowers, Caramelicious often ranges from 60-100cm. That’s more than small enough to fit into your average cupboard or garden.

Plus, this hybrid delivers intensely good flavors. That’s partially because she blends Afghan Kush with Blue Black and Canadian Maple Leaf. It’s also partially because she’s just one of the sweetest strains out there. Either way, this Caramelicious autoflower is true to the photoperiod plant.

Caramelicious also doesn’t skimp on yield. With an indoor grow, you’ll average 400-500g per square meter. That’s more than efficient. On the other hand, you might have to use training to keep her shorter. For best results, you also want to invest in good feed.

  • THC Levels: 17% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 65% Indica/35% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (low)
  • Yield (Grams per square meter) 350-500g
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks
  • Plant Size: 60-100 cm / 23-39 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Indoors
  • Grow Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: Afghan Kush x Blue Black x Canadian Maple Leaf x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Cerebral, Body Buzz, Uplifting, Happy, Relaxing
  • Flavors/Aromas: Caramel, Sugar, Honey, Vanilla

2.      Amnesia Haze

Most people don’t think of this classic as a short plant, but Amnesia Haze is a great choice for small space grows. In fact, Amnesia easily stays between 80 and 140 cm. That’s impressive, considering her average yields of 550-700g per plant. On the other hand, you may have to use training to keep her that small outdoors.

Plus, while Amnesia excels at staying small, she doesn’t skimp on anything else. Growers see an average of 16-21% THC. Plus, you’ll get incredible hardiness across most climates. Amnesia also goes from Veg to chop in just 8 weeks. That makes her fast and high yield.

Otherwise, Amnesia will get bigger outdoors. But, a bit of light pruning and training will keep her to a manageable size. Indoors, make sure you invest in good lights if you want a high yield.

  • THC Levels: 16-21% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 30% Indica/70% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Up to 3% (Medium)
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) 550-700g / 600g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 8-10 weeks
  • Plant Size: 80-140cm / 31-55 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate & sunny
  • Grow difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Haze x Afghani x South Asian landrace x Hawaiian landrace x Thai landrace
  • Effects: Creative, Uplifting, invigorating, euphoria
  • Flavors/Aroma: Lemon, Earth

3.      BubbleGummer

BubbleGummer is a compact, petite, but high-yield strain. She’s also one of the few products of mixed European and American breeding. In fact, this strain comes from a cross of the Indiana Bubblegum with Skunk Special. Despite only being introduced in 2010, Bubblegummer already has a huge following.

Part of that relates to her small stature. Indoors, Bubblegummer rarely tops 80cm. Outdoors, you’ll have to trim and train to keep her low, as she can easily hit 250. Plus, this beauty delivers high-density resin-coated buds. You’ll get an incredible central cola. And, with side branches coated in resin and smaller buds, this plant is great for anything you want.

Bubblegummer also stands out for flavor. Her incredible sweetness is balanced with a hint of vinegar. She’s also a euphoria-driven high that will leave you relaxed, energetic, and uplifted.

  • THC Levels: 17-23% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 50% Indica/50% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: 0-3% (medium)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 350-500g/ 250-500g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 7-8 weeks
  • Plant Size: 80-250cm / 31-98 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean
  • Grow Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: Bubblegum x Skunk Special
  • Effects: Euphoria, Motivation, Uplifting, Energetic
  • Flavors/Aroma: Sweet, Fruity, Spice, Bubblegum

4.      Gorilla Glue

If you want a high THC producer, Gorilla Glue is it. Plus, she’s short enough to fit into even the most cramped of spaces. In fact, this is one of the most popular short height strains out there. While that’s more about her intensely sticky buds than the height, you get the best of both worlds.

How sticky? Gorilla Glue gets her name from her tendency to glue up scissors during chop – so badly you’ll likely want more than one pair hanging around. Gorilla Glue is also a consistent award winner, with multiple cannabis cups to her name.

Indoors, you might want to consider hydro. Gorilla Glue needs the right balance of nutes, and that can be difficult in a bucket. Outdoors, she’ll shoot up a bit further than 100cm, but not so much you’ll have trouble hiding her.

Plus, with just 8 weeks of flowering, this strain will grow fast enough she’s easy to keep quiet. On the other hand, this strain does smell a bit. But, considering yields of up to 700g of intensely white buds, that’s not too much of a problem.

  • THC Levels: 26% (high)
  • Indica/Sativa: 50% Indica/50% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: 1% (Low)
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) 500g / 500-600g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks/ Mid-October
  • Plant Size: 100cm / 39 inches
  • Optimal climate: Warm & humid
  • Grow difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: Gorilla Glue #4 x Cannabis ruderalis
  • Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Uplifted, Energetic
  • Flavors/Aroma: Pine, Diesel, Earth, Herbal, Fruit

5.      Sweet Tooth Express Autoflower

Sweet Tooth Express Autoflower is a 2001 hybrid and cannabis cup award winner. That’s impressive for an autoflower. Plus, this small strain grows to just 120cm – making for a great grow in any space. Sweet Tooth also excels outdoors. Plus, with low odor, she’s the perfect stealth grow for your balcony.

Of course, most growers don’t love Sweet Tooth for her small stature. Instead, she’s appreciated for incredibly delicate floral notes with heavy sugar flavors. You get an extremely sweet bud with flowers, berries, and more sugar.

Most importantly, the high is great too. Smooth, relaxing, and euphoric are some ways to describe her. Plus, with up to 2% CBD, this is a great medical strain as well.

If you’re growing Sweet Tooth Express, leave her alone. This strain flowers in just 7 weeks. You won’t have time for anything but the most basic of pruning. However, you will get up to 200g per plant in that time.

  • THC Levels: 15-18%
  • Indica/Sativa: Indica-dominant
  • CBD Levels: Up to 2% (Medium)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 250-400g/200g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 7 Weeks
  • Plant Size: 60-120cm / 23-46 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate & Humid
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Sweet Tooth x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Euphoria, Relaxed, Cerebral High
  • Flavors/Aroma: Berry, Floral, Sugar

6.      Super Bud

You might not expect a compact plant from something like Super Bud, but this strain can be surprisingly short. In fact, Super Bud stay short, even outdoors. What does that mean? She’ll rarely top 3 feet. Indoors, you can get even shorter. That’s ideal for even the smallest of grow spaces.

Despite her height, Super Bud is famed for high outputs. That’s with easy grows. Indoors, you can expect 900-950g per square meters. Outdoors, that can be per plant. This makes her one of the best yielding dwarf strains.

Additionally, Super Bud is easy to grow. She needs absolutely minimal care. However, you will see more yield with light pruning and feed. She also responds very well to Sea of Green and Screen of Green setups if you want to maximize yield.

  • THC Levels: 17-20% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 80-% Indica/20% Sativa
  • CBD: 1-2% (Medium)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 900-950g / 700g per plant
  • Flowering Time (weeks): 8-9 weeks
  • Plant Size: 60-140cm / 23-55 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Warm & sunny
  • Grow difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Big Bud x Skunk
  • Effects: Body High, Sedative, Euphoria
  • Flavors/Aroma: Sweet, Fruity, Lemon

7.      Big Bud Auto Feminized

You might be surprised to learn that one of the most famous high-yield strains stays as short as 130 cm. But, it’s true. This Big Bud autoflower averages 90-130 cm with yields still averaging 400-500g per square meter. If that’s not impressive enough, that’s with a total grow time of 7-9 weeks of veg and 7-9 weeks of flowering. You’ll bring her from seed to chop in just four months.

Plus, Big Bud Auto is incredibly hardy. This strain excels in most climates. She does deliver more yield with warmer temperatures and more light. However, you’ll get a great crop with any reasonably good care.

And, the weed you get is high quality. Big Bud delivers on her name with big, crystal-coated buds. The high is energetic, relaxing, and buzzing – making for a great weekend smoke. However, this strain has one downside. It smells a lot of skunk. If you’re growing indoors, you’ll definitely want to filter.

  • THC Levels: 15-18% (medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 80% Indica/20% Sativa/Cannabis Ruderalis
  • CBD: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 400-500g/ 150g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
  • Plant Size: 80-130cm / 31-55 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Indoors/Temperate/Warm
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Big Bud x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Body High, Cerebral, Euphoria, Energetic
  • Flavors/Aroma: Skunk, Earth,

8.      Mohan Ram

If you’re looking for a stable, predictable, and short plant, Mohan Ram is always a great choice. This plant rarely tops 100cm, indoors or out. That makes it a perfect stealth grow. Plus, you’ll get up to 500g per square meter of 20% THC weed.

Of course, it’s not all about quantity. This petite beauty delivers rich flavors with sugary, crystal-coated buds. In fact, she’s won 8 different awards, mostly for crystal content. That should make her tempting enough, whether or not you’re into resin extracts.

Plus, with just 8 weeks of flowering and an end-September finish, this strain is easy in most climates. And, Mohan Ram performs just as well outdoors as in. This makes her an incredibly versatile grow that’s sure to deliver – no matter what you’re looking for.

  • THC Levels: 18-21% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 85% Indica/15% Sativa
  • CBD: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Plant Size: 100cm / 39 inches
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 350-500g/300-450g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks / Late September
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate / Sunny
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: White Widow x Sad S1
  • Effects: Physical high, relaxing, euphoric
  • Flavors/Aroma: Sweet, Earth

9.      Black Jack

If you want to grow indoors, this is a great strain to keep short. If you want to grow outdoors, look elsewhere. Black Jack can well-exceed 200cm. However, indoors, this vigorous grower responds very well to pruning and training techniques. That means you can crop the central stem. It also means you can use intense Screen of Green to keep her short and fill your grow space. That’s ideal if you live in a state that limits your plants.

Plus, Black Jack just grows excellent weed. This Jack Herar x Black Domina x Haze hybrid delivers some of the best genes in the industry. You’ll get 500-600g per square meter. And, she loves heat, so you won’t need as much ventilation as you would for some other strains.

Smoking Black Jack is also a joy. This plant delivers 16-21% THC with a floating cerebral high that leaves you energetic enough to get off the couch and do things.

  • THC Levels: 16-21% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 70% Indica/30% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Plant Size: 60-300cm / 23-118 inches
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 500-600g / 450-700g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 9 weeks
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean
  • Grow Difficulty: Moderate
  • Genetics: Jack Herar x Haze x Black Domina
  • Effects: Cerebral, Euphoric, Body Buzz
  • Flavor/Aromas: Sugar

10. White Widow Auto

White Widow is an all-time classic. This strain is also incredibly easy to keep small. However, if you want to grow in compact spaces, the autoflower is the way to go. In fact, White Widow Autoflower ranges from 50-110 cm. You can also easily keep her smaller with pruning and training. However, like most autoflowers, you’re better off with minimal training.

White Widow’s autoflower delivers up to 19% THC. You’ll also get an average of 114-160 grams per square meter. That’s lower than the original plant. However, you’ll get the same rich, crystal-coated buds White Widow is famous for.

Small size, plus fast grows, make this strain perfect, even for heavily restrictive states. That’s doubly true considering this strain is extremely hardy. She’ll easily tolerate most growing conditions. Plus, with great resistance to mold and mildew, she’s an ideal indoor grow. Keep her in a 15l pot for indoor grows.

  • THC Levels: 19%
  • Indica/Sativa: 40% Sativa/60% Indica/ Cannabis Ruderalis
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Yield (Grams per Square Meter): 115-150g
  • Flowering Time (Weeks) – 8-9 weeks
  • Plant Size: 50-150cm / 19-59 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate and sunny
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: White Widow x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Uplifting, Relaxation, Energy, Happy
  • Flavors/Aroma: Fruit, Pine, Pungent, Sweet

11. Auto Tangerine Dream Feminized

With a maximum height of just 70cm, this petite beauty is the perfect tiny plant. Despite her short stature, Tangerine Dream auto doesn’t compromise. You’ll still get up to 500g per square meter. And, with a 10-week flowering period, this Barney’s Farm strain holds nothing back.

Tangerine Dream is famous for her sugar, berries, and tangerine flavors. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a sweeter strain. But, she’s also great for delivering relaxing, cerebral highs that don’t quite make it to couch lock.

The is also one of the better autoflowers if you want to train. Use low stress training for best results. However, she grows slowly enough that even Sea of Green can be okay. Otherwise, make sure she gets enough light and you’ll be rewarded with an incredible minty green bud harvest.

  • THC Content: 12-15% (low)
  • Indica/Sativa: 50% Indica/50% Sativa/Cannabis Ruderalis
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (low)
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) 500g
  • Flowering Time (Weeks): 10-11
  • Plant Size: 60-70cm / 23-27 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate sunny
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Tangerine Dream x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Balanced, Cerebral, Relaxing, Comforting, Euphoria
  • Flavors/Aroma: Tangy, Citrus, Mandarin, Sweet

12. AK-47 Auto

AK-47 is not what many people think of as a short plant, but this beauty is incredibly easy to prune and train small. That’s why she’s one of the most popular guerilla grows. In addition, AK-47 is very suitable for high intensity training like screen of green. That allows you to keep her as short and as wide as you want.

Of course, if you just want a convenient and easy short grow, AK-47 is not a great choice. Otherwise, this fast-grower is ideal for indoor grows. Plus, with good disease and mold resistance, AK-47 tolerates most indoor conditions.

If you do choose to grow her inside with training, use a trellis or a screen. Pair her with 600w lights for the best results.

AK-47 is hugely popular for her easygoing growth. But, you’ll also love the heavy hitting, happy highs.

  • THC Levels: 17-20% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 65% Indica/35% Sativa
  • CBD: 1.5% (Medium)
  • Outdoor Yield: (Grams per square meter) 350-500g / 450g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 6-7 weeks / Early to mid-October
  • Plant size: 100-170cm / 39-67 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Oceanic/Coastal humid
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Genetics: Thai, Colombian, Mexican, Thai, Afghani landraces (secret)
  • Effects: Relaxation, Creativity, Sleepiness, Decreased Anxiety
  • Flavors/Aroma: Citrus, Sugar, Pine Wood, Skunky, Spicy

13. Girl Scout Cookies Feminized

Girl Scout Cookies is famous for her rich flavors. It’s actually incredibly unique to find a cannabis plant combining sugar, spice, and skunk. But, Girl Scout Cookies Does. In addition, she grows to just 76 cm on average, making her a great grow for small spaces.

Girl Scout cookies also excels outdoors. If you have sun, Girl Scout Cookies will flourish. Of course, you will want to invest in at least light pruning. Outdoors, you also want to be careful that she gets enough humidity during the veg stage. Indoors, you want to make sure you bring that humidity down as she enters flowering to prevent mildewing.

This strain is also a great choice for training. Try Screen of Green or Sea of Green. Just make sure you watch for mold and mildew – especially if you’re using spraying. Otherwise, this Indica-dominant strain is not challenging to grow.

  • THC Levels: 21% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 80% Indica/20% Sativa
  • CBD: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Outdoor Yield: (Grams per square meter) 600g / 550-700g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
  • Plant Size: 76cm/30 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean
  • Growing Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: OG Kush x Durban Poison
  • Effects: Creative, Euphoria, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
  • Flavors/Aroma: Diesel, Earth, Sweet, Mint, Spice, Sugar, Skunk, Lemon

14. Blueberry

Blueberry is an adaptable, hardy, and quality strain. But, she also grows incredibly small. In fact, with normal heights averaging between 100-150 cm, you’ll get a small plant without pruning. With a bit of training, this already compact plant gets even more manageable.

Additionally, Blueberry is hardy and adaptable. She excels in most climates in the U.S.

However, you’ll get the most out of this strain with a hot, humid summer. This is also a great choice for indoors, with grow lights. Plus, with very good mold resistance, you won’t have to worry too much about mold or mildew. However, you’ll want to prune to allow good air circulation or mold will be inevitable.

This strain also loves feed. Feel free to invest in more nutes and to experiment. This strain is also a great choice for hydro grows.

After 9 weeks indoors, you’ll harvest up to 400g of bud. Blueberry is famous for her crystal-coated flowers. And, once dried to smoke, she delivers some of the richest berry notes of any strain.

  • THC Levels: 16% (Low)
  • Indica/Sativa: 80% Indica/ 20% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (low)
  • Outdoor Yield (Grams per Square Meter): 450-550g / 400 grams per plant
  • Flowering Time (Weeks): 9 weeks or mid-October without light restriction
  • Plant Size: 100-150cm / 39-59 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Moderate and dry
  • Grow Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: Purple Thai & Thai
  • Effects: Euphoria, happiness, relaxation, sleepiness
  • Flavors/Aroma: Berry, earthy, fruity, pine, sweet

15. Dwarf Low Flyer Auto

The Dwarf Low Flyer Auto might be the shortest strain on this list. In fact, this plant rarely tops 2 feet. That makes her ideal for indoor grows. That’s especially true if you’re dealing with limited space or want to try hydroponics.

This strain is tiny because it’s almost 10% cannabis ruderalis. But, that doesn’t affect harvest too much. You’ll still get 300g per square meter of bright green weed. Plus, with just 10% THC content, this is a good strain to use during the week or when you still have things to do.

Dwarf Low Flyer Auto loves light. Try to get her 12-18 hours per day for maximum yield. However, with a 6-week flowering period, you won’t have much time for training. Prune down the top leaves and otherwise leave her alone.

  • THC Levels: 10-11% (Low)
  • Indica/Sativa: 70% Indica/20% Sativa/10% Ruderalis
  • CBD: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Outdoor Yield: (Grams per square meter) 300g / 75g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 6 weeks
  • Plant Size: 60-65cm / 24-25 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Sunny
  • Grow Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: Early Girl x Low Ryder x Cannabis Ruderalis
  • Effects: Relaxation, Happy, Body Buzz
  • Flavors/Aroma: Sweet, Earth, Pine, Floral

16. White Dwarf

White Dwarf blends unknown indicas directly with Cannabis ruderalis for a short, compact and high yield strain. Some newer varieties also include Lowryder for more flavor and yield. Whatever phenotype you choose, this strain delivers good yields in a tiny package.

In fact, White Dwarf rarely tops 90cm. Instead, you’re more likely to see a 60cm plant indoors with 80-90cm outdoors. That’s perfect for keeping your grow out of sight.

Plus, White Dwarf is a no-fuss grow. The strain is entirely autoflower. You can go from seed to chop in just 2 months. But, give her more sun and more warmth and you’ll get more weed. Of course, the harvest won’t be a lot. You’ll average 20-40g per plant. However, with good feed and 16-20 hours of light per day, you’ll get that per plant, even indoors. That’s impressive for a 2-month grow.

  • THC Levels: 15-16% (Low)
  • Indica/Sativa: 75% Indica/25% Sativa / Cannabis Ruderalis
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Outdoor Yield (Grams per Square Meter): 150-300g /25-40g per plant
  • Flowering Time (Weeks): 5
  • Plant Size: 60-90cm / 24-36 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Sunny and temperate
  • Grow Difficulty: Medium
  • Genetics: ?
  • Effects: Euphoria, Happy, lightly sedative, Relaxing
  • Flavors/Aroma: Sweet, Incense, Woody

What Are Dwarf Strains?

Dwarf cannabis plants are normally plants that grow under 3 feet. In some cases, a dwarf grow comes from normal seeds. Here, you simply prune and train the plants to keep them small. Others prefer to buy dwarf marijuana seeds. That means your plants stay small with minimal effort on your part.

Most of the plants in this list fall into the latter category. A few are especially well-suited to training. However, if you want short cannabis, you should look for seeds showing the right traits. Plus, in almost every case, the autoflower variety of a strain will be shorter. That’s because Cannabis Ruderalis, which is used to breed autoflowers, is extremely small.

Summary

Short cannabis plants can be an ideal choice for growing in small spaces. They’re also great for growing outdoors if you have limited space to hide your grow from the public. Most short strains show specific properties like high sugar, moderate THC, and high crystal. However, that isn’t always the case. You can always research to find a short strain with the properties you like. And, of course, you should always research to see which strains do best in your local climate.