Northern Lights is a pure indica strain with knockout effects. It shares its genetics with some of the top modern strains in existence. There is also a little folklore when it comes to the original source of Northern Lights.
The strain is believed to have come out of west coast America, originally from eleven different seeds. Each of these varieties has been hybridized, bred and inbred over the years making the exact genetics hard to pin point. The legend of Northern Lights even credits a grower known as “The Indian” on an Island near Seattle Washington in the United States as the original breeder. Though Northern Lights origination is hazy, one thing that is for certain, Northern Lights is certified Top Dank.
Northern Lights Strain Guide
LINEAGE: Unknown (California Indica x Afghani) x (Skunk #1 x Haze)
THC: Up to 18%
APPEARANCE: Northern Lights buds are generally dense, slightly dark green and generously covered in white trichomes.
SMELL: Rich earthy smell, that is sweet, fresh and a hint of pine-sol.
BEST FOR TREATING: Insomnia, Pain, Appetite, Depression and Migraines
CREATED FEELINGS: Great balance of head high and body high, when coming down creates couch lock
DURATION: Strong high that usually lasts over 2 hours
SIMILAR STRAINS: G-13, Sour Diesel and OG Kush
AWARDS: Cannabis Cup, Highlife Cup and Spannabis Cup
FLOWERING TIME: 55 days
YIELD INDOOR: Around 500 grams per meter sq
YIELD OUTDOOR: Up to 625 grams per plant
GROW DIFFICULTY: Easy to moderate
Northern Lights has won many awards over the years in cannabis competitions and even more if you include strains it has been crossed with. It is a favorite amongst growers for its quality and great taste. Upon flowering Northern Lights Afghan heritage shines through with dense, resin-covered nuggets and a giant main cola. Flowering time is usually peak between 7 and 8 weeks, but always examine trichomes under a microscope for peak harvest.