The genetics of Northern Lights is one of the most confused of all existing cannabis seeds strains because there is no one who can take entire credit for its creation.
Northern Lights was developed as an indoor cannabis seed strain in the late 1970s near Seattle in Washington, although the genetics involved in the cross were known to have come from California the original home of a great many of the most famous cannabis seeds strains.
It was initially a stabilized cannabis sativa strain crossed with an Afghani indica hybrid. Northern Lights traveled to Holland as a clone where it was introduced to the commercial cannabis seed market in 1985 by The Seed Bank.
Because it arrived as a clone it could not be inbred for stability and cannabis seed production, therefore Skunk No 1 and Original Haze were used to produce seeds off it so it could be used as a parent plant.
Northern Lights distinctly shows its Afghani indica genetic background; it is a small plant that produces, big highly resinous flowers. Although it was initially developed for indoor growers excellent results have been produced outside.
Northern Lights has a sweet resinous taste and produces a physically comfortable but lazy feeling, known to some as ‘couch lock’.
|Strain Genetics||Afghani/Skunk No. 1/Haze|
|Flowering Time||49 days|
|Where to Grow||Indoor, Greenhouse, Outdoor|
|Harvest Month||Mid-Late September|
|Effect||Couch lock, Physical|
Got this strain for the quick flowering time, heavy yield, and to re-introduce a true old school throw back to the area.
She does take a little longer then the 49 days, seemed ready at closer to 63.
Close to 8oz per plant yield. Short bushy plant, fat top buds.
Really get the Afghan smell, but this batch didn’t pull that full taste. High is as advertised, heavy indica, “couch content” for sure.
Planted 2 germinated seeds with the most beautiful little roots - last one didn't germinate. Strong / absolutely loving their new pots - had great root system and huge fan leaves. They are about 4 inches tall - just now starting to stretch a little. I have the lights about 14" above the light. Going to try to use the net with my tent to train them. Wish I could share photos! All indoors... one has shown herself quite proudly it seems - hoping for the same from her sister.... The genetics all round for my first trials are I might not have a lot but what I have is strong and beautiful.