Northern Lights stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth. Along with Haze and Skunk #1, Northern Lights is among the most influential strains of all time. It is Itself a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Rumor has it that Northern Lights first sprouted near Seattle, Washington, but was propagated out of Holland after 1985 at what is now Sensi Seeds. The strain was first entered into competition in 1989 and quickly dominated the Cannabis Cup, winning in ’89, ’90, and ’92. Several different Northern Lights phenotypes circulate the market, but Sensi Seeds recommends a general indoor flowering time of 45 to 50 days. A stout, disease and mold-resistant plant with dark green, broad leaves, it seems apparent that Northern Lights is Afghani in origin. There are several varieties of Northern Lights that worked their way into breeding stock for Sensi Seeds. Northern Lights #1 is rare these days and was the taller and frostier selection with a fresh scent; Northern Lights #2 is more stout, piney-smelling, and very mite-resistant; Northern Lights #5 is the most popular, potent, and vigorous one; and Northern Lights #9 is a super-rare cut once held by Nevil Schoenmaker that was used to breed and then disappeared.
Thought to be of Afghani lineage, from the “Basic #5? line
See above — originated with the Super Sativa Seed Club, the earliest of the major seed banks. It’s since worked its way into hundreds of hybrids, making it one of the foundations of modern cannabis genetics.
Piney and earthy, at times lightly sweet
Piney, hashy, and earthy
Very relaxing and Indica-dominant effect, at times able to induce sleep. A heavy head, heavy eyelids, and a smile are the main effects of this strain, making it a great nighttime selection.
Grows well in hydro or soil, staying rather short and forming a single strong cola. Great for SOG applications, it’s also a low odor plant that’s easy to grow for beginners thanks to its stature and disease/pest-resistance.