White Widow is a balanced hybrid strain of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa that was created and developed by Shantibaba when he was working at the Greenhouse Seed Company in the Netherlands.
A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica.
White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990s.
At the time, the underground cannabis market consisted mostly of early hybrids like Northern Lights and Haze.
but White Widow has since joined the ranks of these legendary strains, winning an early High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 and several awards from then.
Still, many growers prefer cultivation of the original White Widow, which flowers in about 60 days indoors.
White Widow is known for having a stinging, ammonia-like scent with some hints of earthy pine.
Breaking buds open gives off a more hashy, incense-like odor.
The smooth smoke tastes like earth, users accustomed to fruity or tasty crossbreeds may be disappointed by White Widow’s relative lack of flavor.
That said, White Widow is especially pungent when combusted, so smokers worried about discretion should plan accordingly
THC percentage-wise, White Widow tops out at a stunning 20-25% level.
The White Widow strain leaves you feeling energize and relax
in a state of complete euphoria functioning will be regular just with a slightly more positive energy.
Expect your mind to become stimulated by these refreshing buds, which often enhance creative energy.
It also cause conversation and communication to flow naturally and with much more ease.
White Widow weed is an ideal choice for those seeking pot that will not cause them
tiredness, lethargy, or lack of energy (like indicas so often can), but rather a feeling happy, balanced medium that exists somewhere between relaxed and hyper-aware.
HOW TO GROW WHITE WIDOW
White Widow is a hearty ‘survivor strain,’ which makes it a suitable option for any individual who has at least some experience with growing cannabis.
White Widow weed is fairly resistant to molds, bugs, and even colder climates,
which is why when cultivated properly it can grow successfully without too much fuss
(as long as the basic conditions and needs of the strain are being met).
White widow was originally created to be cultivated indoors,
but sometimes especially in sunny environments, its grown outdoor.
This weed strain has a flowering period of around 8 weeks,
but it can usually be grown for two more weeks in order to obtain
the snow-capped frosty look that is so often attached to this strain.
If you are choosing to extend the flowering process to 10 weeks instead of 8, however,
it is vital to induce a bit of stress into your girls by shortening your light cycle from 12 hours daily down to 8 hours.
This will keep anything drastic from happening to your plants during the two extra weeks
It will generate plenty of accumulated frost so you can get the appearance you desire from your crops.
You can look forward to your White Widow growing to about two feet tall indoors,
with much greater (yet varying) heights for outside production.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that when grown indoors,
it is possible to successfully use the Sea of Green method alongside your usual cultivation process.
And note that White Widow typically flourishes in a hydroponics system, soil growth, or any other indoor technique.
QUANTITY OF WEED PRODUCED FROM GROWING
A typical indoor yield is around 20-24 ounces per meter square,
which is pretty average in relation to other marijuana strains.
If you are brave enough to take on the challenge of cultivating your White Widow outdoors,
make sure to attempt to provide your strain with as warm of weather as possible,
typically in the 65-80 degree Fahrenheit range, with more than enough direct sunlight.
Although White Widow weed is somewhat resistant to colder climates,
you don’t want to keep the plants in the cold too long, as you may risk your hard work going to waste.
An outdoor-grown White Widow weed plant typically yields around 21-25 ounces of flower per plant,
with the crop itself growing up to 6 feet in height – occasionally even taller.
Harvest is usually in the end of October for White Widow, unless you are choosing the extended method of flowering.
Overall, growing White Widow marijuana is fairly easy, and even suitable for complete beginners
if they are experimenting with the cultivation of just one plant in a closet or backyard.
As long as you treat your White Widow well and give it the proper care,
you should have some decent-tasting cannabis in the end.