Of all the hybrids in the entire world Northern Lights has consistently remained a favourite amongst the cannabis community. This strain may look like a classic Sativa but the effect is distinctly and delightfully Indica. There aren’t many other strains that can compete with its ability to produce so many high quality and versatile varieties.
Originally from the West Coast of North America Northern Lights comes from eleven varieties of seeds. Each of these varieties has been bred and re-bred a number of times over the years, at this point Northern Lights is a bit of a genetic mystery but certainly one of the best strains available today.
It is said that Northern Lights originated from an Afghani Indica and that other parts of the plant come from Thai genetics. When grown indoors this strain grows to around 3 feet but can grow to almost twice that when planted outdoors. The Afghan genetics really come through during the flowering phase; the flowers develop thick buds dripping with resin with one large primary cola.
The yield hits around 500g per square meter when grown indoors and again it surpasses expectation when grown outdoors. In order to fulfil their potential Northern Lights requires consistent warmth and light and if it is given all the love it needs it will grow into an enormous and high yielding plant.
This particular version by Royal Queen has by far the most impressive genealogy behind it. It is thought to be the product of years and years of mixing and crossing, its exact background is unknown. It is rumoured to come from an Afghan Indica plant and to be an Indica dominant strain despite it’s clearly Sativa leaf structure.