Flavors may vary according to phenotype, nutrient use, and grow conditions (indoor/outdoor, organic/hydro/soil), and the smoker's tastebuds, of course. But we have tried to provide a general idea of what each strain tastes like: pungent or sweet, fruity or fuelly, etc.
The ultimate height your plants will attain depends on many factors, such as the length of the vegging period, the height at which your lamps are suspended, whether you grow indoors or outside, etc etc.
This is why we've decided to give only a general indication of plant height in our shop. Roughly speaking, plants categorized as short will not go over 1.5 metres, or 5 feet. Often, they stay well short of that, especially in the case of autoflowering varieties.
Tall plants start at 2 metres / 6'5'' or so, although they can be pruned or trained to stay short. They can grow very tall (under excellent conditions) when left free to grow guerilla-style and will then yield immense amounts.
Medium-sized plants fall in between and will generally grow no taller than 2 metres / 6'5''.
The technical classification of the different (sub)species of the Cannabis genus has been a matter of controversy for centuries. We won't go into that whole debate here, as there are plenty of websites that already have.
For recreational/cultivating purposes, it is useful to distinguish three subtypes of cannabis: sativa, indica and ruderalis.
The term sativa is used to indicate cannabis that grows in tall, lanky plants with wide branches, either bamboo- or Christmas tree-shaped. Sativa strains are usually higher in THC and lower in CDB, meaning their effect is cerebral, i.e. it works on the mind rather than the body. The high can be energising or uplifting, making you feel giddy, happy, social or trippy.
The term indica designates cannabis that grows on short, dense, bushy plants. Indica strains are popular for indoor grows, especially when space is limited. Indicas usually show higher levels of CDB than sativas, making for a heavier, stonier effect, also known as a body stone, body buzz or couchlock stone. Indicas may make you feel drowsy, sedated and even numb, and their effect can be pain-killing, sleep-inducing and calming.
The term ruderalis is used to refer to the short, stocky cannabis plants that grow wild in Europe and Central Asia. Ruderalis plants are not dependent on light cycles to start flowering, which is why autoflowering strains contain ruderalis genes.
Of course, most modern cannabis strains are carefully bred to produce hybrids. These combine the best of their ancestor's traits, and often even more strongly so!