Fall is just around the corner, but there’s still a few weeks left before we trade in our potsicles for pumpkin spice. Over the summer, some strains have come and gone, but today we're highlighting the best of the best! We put together our top 5 picks for the best new strains of Summer 2021, based on search and Wikileaf data. What new strains have you tried this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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Blueberry Cookies

It’s blueberry season and what better way to partake than with this beautiful aromatic afternoon Indica-dominant strain? Blueberry Cookies smell a little like pie and fruit, reminding you of lazy Saturday afternoons. But this strain is anything put lazy. With Blueberry Cookies is a cross between Blueberry Tahoe and Thin Mint GSC and its flower typically hovers in the lower 20% THC range. Besides its terrific uplifting effects, this strain’s aromas alone make it one of our favorite summer strains.

Ice Cream Cake

We scream for Ice Cream Cake! Just an all around terrific strain that packs quite a punch to the senses and the mind. A stain that’s full of some fantastic terpenes, such as Limonene, Caryophyllene, and Myrcene, Ice Cream Cake smells like oranges and cinnamon. Those looking for a new summer strain that kicks some serious ass, check this one out!

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Another strain that’s getting everyone’s attention. ZaZa, a cross between Rare Dankness and Blue Dream, gets our pick as one of the best strains to hit the scene this summer due to its powerful sleep properties. Having a hard time sleeping in the summer heat? This strain is terrific for helping to calm mindrace. That being said, ZaZa is a little different from the others in the list because it franky… doesn’t smell amazing. It’s not bad, but when there are strong ammonia and chemical undertones that some consumers just aren’t into.


What do you get when you mix Animal Cookies with Grape Pie? Garanimals. Okay, maybe not the most clever name ever, but this strain is popping off. Over the past few years more and more consumers have been interested in this strain. Especially, according to Google Trends, in some of the newer legal markets like Arizona. Why do we recommend Garanimals? Maybe it's the whopping 30% THC ceiling that the flower can yield, or the intense body high that both recreational and medicinal users can get behind. Either way, we won’t be surprised if this strain becomes a hit in other recreational markets in years to come.

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Divorce Cake

This Indica-dominant strain’s name is the clever result of breeding Wedding Cake and White Widow, two legendary strains that have been favorites on Wikileaf for years. These parent strains might have stayed together for the kids, but their offspring is chock full of all-star terpenes and, as a result, complex flavors and aromas. Divorce Cake is perfect for a night indoors of Netflix and chill or vibey video games.