White Widow is one of the most famous and most popular cannabis strains on the planet. Besides a great smoke herself, White Widow is also a very popular plant for crossbreeding. Since the nineties many different strains have been crossed with With Widow creating beautiful new varieties. Here are our faves, with an extra special “bonus” strain if you still cannot make up your mind.
This feminized cross between a Blueberry strain and White Widow is appreciated by growers worldwide. It produces a lovely, fast-growing, vigorous plant. The buds are large and compact with lots of trichomes.
The THC content can range between 12-16%. While it is a sativa dominant, this is a real 50-50 sativa-indica hybrid. This is also a good plant to nurture and shape with ScrOG techniques. The bud even develops a beautiful blue colour when grown in outdoors, colder temperatures.
It is also a lovely smoke. The flavour and aroma is one of bittersweet berries. The effect? A powerful, long-lasting bud which produces mellow, long-lasting effects.
This cross between a Haze and a White Widow has created a truly well-rounded hybrid. Moby Dick has fast become an international star because of its great genetics. This is a fast-growing, large yield, potent contender. Indoors, this plant can generate about 180 grams per plant. When grown outdoors, this baby will deliver even more. 230 grams per plant is not uncommon.
Moby Dick’s aroma is flowery and fresh, with hints of lemon and exotic woods. Its powerful high will infiltrate your brain and body with a strong and pleasant stone.
This cross between AK-47 and White Widow dates back to the 1990’s. This plant grows to a medium height, and produces dense, resinous flowers. The crystals start to begin appearing after only five weeks of flowering. The plants are also quite smelly during growth and flowering.
The high is a pleasantly cerebral one. That said, this baby has won medical prizes too for fast relief. With a 22% THC concentration, that is not surprising. But these stretch from the mid-nineties and Cannabis Cup fame. This is a very popular strain. More recent awards include the El Punto Cup in 2005 and at the Highlife Cup in Amsterdam in 2013.
This 60% sativa dominant hybrid is a mix of Power Plant and White Widow. With a THC level of 20%, its intense cerebral highs are just one element of American Pie’s popularity. The plant has a large, compact flower that produces resinous crystals. Plants reach full maturity between 65-75 days. Harvests can also be very rewarding. Plants can bring home up to 550 grams a square meter.
Growing is also straightforward. This is a good candidate for ScrOG growing and pruning methods. When grown outdoors, the best time for harvest is in the middle of October.
Growing this feminized hybrid has been described as creating an environment of being in an Asian garden. Beyond its aesthetics, this plant is easy to grow. It also produces hefty buds quickly. Grown indoors, the plant can reap up to 500 grams per square meter. Outdoors it remains a compact plant.
Due to its heavy indica influences, this is a popular strain with medical users, particularly those suffering from insomnia or nausea. It is 85% indica and as such is an ideal plant to unwind to or relieve pain.
Despite its vicious name, smoking this strain is actually a trip into mellowness. This is a cross between Super Skunk and White Widow. The end result? A feminised, indica-dominant strain that is also very easy to grow. This is also a very vigorous plant. Buds are thick, compact and resinous. This plant also performs well either in or outdoors.
The aroma and scent are reminiscent of lemony flowers.
This strain has a definite cult following. Who can blame them really? The exotic influences that go into its genetics are inspiring enough. G13 Widow combines Afghan, South Indian and Brazilian influences in a single plant. Yields are high – between 400-500 grams per square meter. The aroma is very intense. Medical users value this plant highly.
This plant is well suited for either in or outdoor cultivation. That said, do not be surprised if your plant does not look like you expected it to. Appearance can range from a tightly packed indica to one with a more statuesque sativa look but indica flowering pattern. Taste and aroma can also vary from plant to plant. Breeders who stick with this strain have developed their favourite clones and stick with them.
This is White Widow crossed with Flo. The end result? A trichome coated bud with a powerful and cerebral high. Aromas elicit the feeling of traveling to an exotic country.
This Dutch baby has Super Skunk and White Widow genetics. In addition, Chrystal White has both a high THC and CBD level. Even more interesting? This plant will form a giant bud with sweet smelling, dense resin covering. The smoke has a fruity pineapple taste. And the impact? This is a medical standby for those suffering from cramps, neuropathic pain, muscle cramps and inflammation.
At 80% indica, you can expect a long-lasting body stone that takes away worry and pain.
The genetics on this strain are also very exotic. Combining Afghan, Brazilian and South Indian genetics, White Rhino is prized for its strong medicinal properties. Your mind will fly while your butt is firmly glued to the couch!
This feminized strain is the hybrid of a White Widow and a strong Canadian indica male strain. Plants have a dense bud structure. The plant produces a good yield of between 350-350 grams per square meter. With a sweet, fruity taste and a long-lasting stone, what is not to like?
And in case you have gotten tired of all these variations on the same thing? There is always good old White Widow itself, but then the autoflowering version! White Widow Autoflowering has a life cycle of about 75 days from seed to harvest and can produce between 40-160 grams per plant.
The aroma is fruity, floral and fresh. The flavour is bittersweet citrus with floral hints. The high CBD content is also a major plus for medical users.