Northern Lights is one of the premiere almost pure indica cannabis strains of the modern age and its reputation was legendary even before the new millenium. This exceptional Afghani x Thai cross plant now enjoys mythic status amongst growers, medicinal and recreational users alike.
The dense, thick, resinous buds are easy to grow, are a first class medicine and is probably the main indica amongst indicas. The indica by which all indicas are still judged to this day.
Like all legends, Northern Lights' history is steeped in mystery. How it developed and where it originally came from are tales. What is known for sure, is that the Northern Lights we know and love today, made it's way from the outskirts of Seattle some time around 1985 to Amsterdam, where Neville Schoenmaker and his Seed Bank - later to become Sensi Seeds - developed it further.
There are three phenotypes of the strain, numbered as they were originally numbered from the seeds used in '85:
Northern Lights #5 is the powerhouse of the family and the queen of indicas. Northern Lights #1 and #2 are often used to make crossings with, because they add great flavour and that special Northern Lights high to the new creation.
The #1 and #2 are outstanding in themselves, but when bred with another strain they spawn a flavour and smoke recognized immediately world wide with the body loading and psychoactive sensations of a true cannabis superstar.
If you wish to enter the world of northern forests, with Northern Lights’ earthy and pine aromas, you will get there. The taste is pungent with sweet undertones, which shall delight your taste buds. Northern Lights’ aroma and taste are unique and refreshing, it’s like waking up early in the morning in the middle of a coniferous forest.
Northern Lights induces classic indica down-tempo sensations, which are perfect for deep conversations with your friends; tai-chi, yoga and various meditative exercises; chillin’ on your couch, while enjoying your favorite series. Many users consume Northern Lights for medical conditions, such as pain, depression, and stress. Have a toke of this magnificence and Zen-out.
Northern Lights is a pretty easy plant to grow. After a relatively short flowering time of around 7-8 weeks you will get a great harvest for sure. Even the novice grower will be blown away by the amount of buds they will harvest on their first try.
It is an incredibly stable fundamental favourite of breeders noted for its predictability and will always pass on the characteristics of the parent to the F1 strain. Northern Lights is fast, compact and very dense. If it were a human it would definitely be a powerlifter.
Northern Lights is renowned for its easy clonability and general toughness. It is a hardy disease and pest resistant plant that is not prone to bud rot, is resilient to spider mites and very easy to grow with minimal fuss or worry. This makes this strain great for outdoor growing in somewhat colder climates.
Seeing a Northern Lights for the first time it might make you think you are looking at a sativa, but it simply tricks you with its uncharacteristically long and thin leaves inherited from the Thai buried deep in its breeding history.
Outdoors it is a hardy plant that likes very dry feet and little nutrients added to the soil. It responds well to all pot sizes and will stretch monstrously if given supplemental light at the beginning of the season.
Low odour and easy cultivation combined with big yields and exceptional resin production make Northern Lights the first choice of the Indica gene pool - for both the high quality demanded by the connoisseur and very satisfying yields insisted upon by the commercial grower.
After the introduction of Northern Lights to the public, it starting winning cannabis cups straight away and dominated cannabis cups for a number of years, if not directly then via one of its potent hybrids.
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