Quite often the base of other hybrids, Northern Lights is one of the most famous cannabis strains around. Northern Lights is a strain much like Afghani, but with a bit of Thai sativa added to the mix. Northern lights takes 7-8 weeks to flower, producing top shelf bud. A must have for all lovers of cannabis classics.
|Genetics||90% indica - 10% sativa|
|Parents||Afghan Kush x Thai Sativa|
|Flowering period||7-8 weeks|
|Harvest time (outdoor)||End of September|
|Available as||Feminized seeds|
|Seed bank||Zativo Seeds|
Northern Lights is seen as a classic and highly influential strain by the cannabis community. It has a long and rich heritage that has become shrouded in mystery as time has passed (as seems to be the way with legendary strains). What we can say for certain is that these cannabis seeds produce a plant that is high yielding, fast flowering and produces some of the most famous bud in the world.
It is thought that the original Northern lights was a pure Afghani indica. It was later spliced with a bit of Thai sativa, which can go some way to explain the fruity undertones in its flavor and psychedelic influences in its high. First brought to the Netherlands in 1985, it is still debated as to exactly who first created this strain. Most people seem to agree that a man known only as “The Indian” created this masterpiece on an island near Seattle in the United States. Whilst a lot of people can get quite worked up debating its origins, at the end of the day, it reached the wider market and revolutionized the community at the time – something we should be thankful for.
Northern Lights has an extremely pleasurable taste and aroma. She has a finely balanced mix of zesty, fruity citrus and fresh pine with subtle earthy undertones. It sounds like an odd mix, but boy is it a good one! It is part of the reason it is so famous and has connoisseurs constantly coming back for more.
The high itself is an indica dominant one, but one that still allows the sativa heritage to come through. Its extreme potency will completely relax your body, removing all pain, aches and soreness with its tender touch. All the while the sativa side uplifts and clears your mind – all the benefits of an indica without the grogginess. It is a great combination that allows you to enter a truly relaxed state whilst maintaining an alert mind frame, making sure you are still able to maintain deep and thoughtful conversations or search through the complex regions of your soul. It is the perfect all-rounder that holds a permanent place in the hearts of seasoned smokers the world over.
Medical users will find that this mixed high is great from the treatment and relief from an absolute myriad of ailments. It can relieve the symptoms of chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, migraines, MS, stress, anxiety and loss of appetite.
Northern Lights is quite a spectacle to behold, it grows with both sativa and indica characteristic. You will find it grows quite tall, with large inter-node spacing and long thin green leaves, all typical of a sativa; but as it matures it will become covered in compact, resin coated buds and produce a mammoth of a main kola. When grown indoors, plant heights will reach up to 1.2m and have a flowering period of 7-8 weeks. If you wish to grow this outdoors then you will need to be in a warmer, Mediterranean climate for it to do well. If you are fortunate enough to live in such a place then it will usually be ready for harvest around late September. You can expect a yield in the region of 500g/m2 for your time and effort.
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Cannabis is one of the earliest crops cultivated by humans. Up until recent prohibition, which is a historical anomaly, cannabis was unremarked as a day to day commonality, but remarkable as a multi purpose industrial and medicinal plant.