Northern Lights has an earthy aroma that is reminiscent of prime black hash and the flavor has notes of sweet spices and ripe fruit.
This strains powerfully sedating high makes it an ideal choice for zoning out in front of a movie or listening to your favorite music. Medically, Northern Lights is recommended for poor appetite, muscular pain and insomnia.
Northern Lights seeds produce plants that grow between 100 to 120 centimetres tall with broad, jungle green leaves and a large amount of dense, roundish buds that are covered in sticky resin. Depending on the growing circumstances, THC content can vary modestly from 15 to 20 percent.
Northern Lights was one of the first strains specially designed for indoor growing and you’ll find that it thrives whether you cultivate it in hydro or soil. It’s a good choice for the SOG growing method and flowering time is from six to eight weeks.
Outdoors, Northern Lights weed likes plenty of warm sunshine, so only grow it in the open if you live somewhere at least as warm and sunny as the Mediterranean.
Beginners choose Northern Lights marijuana because it’s easy to cultivate and the results are dependable.
Experienced gardeners and smokers choose it because of its heritage appeal, potency and high yields, which also makes it popular with commercial growers.
Indoors or outdoors in a warm climate
Height: Up to 120 cm
THC Level: 20% average CBD: low
Flowering Time: 9 weeks
Plant Type: Indica/Sativa (90/10)
Yield: 500 – 600 g/m2
Grow Difficulty: Easy
Feminized by: AWO Jet Propulsion Lab, LLC
Strain History: Northern Lights
Northern Lights without a doubt is a very famous cannabis variety, few cannabis strains have achieved a legendary status like Northern Lights. Since being introduced in the market in the 1980s, Northern Lights has won countless cannabis cups all over the world and earned a reputation as one of the most iconic strains of all time.
The History of Northern LightsCannabis folklore has it that the original Northern Lights was bred from Afghani landrace seeds grown on an island near Seattle, Washington.
Northern lights was apparently grown by a man known as “The Indian”, he grew a total of 11 plants he named Northern Lights #1-11, it was rumored he was working with true Afghani landrace Indicas and kept diaries comparing size, yield, and effect of each individual plant. When harvesting time came he was left with 2 plants that were clearly better than the others, these two good ones were big and bushy, with heavy buds covered in resin.
Then, way back in the early 1980s we heard stories of Saint Nevil Schoenmaker discovering The Indian’s work. He took a couple of clones to The Netherlands where he was already experimenting with genetics from all across the world. In 1985 he released a unique variety of Nothern Lights that was quickly appraised as the best pure Afghani Indica. Almost immediately this strain began winning cannabis cups and gave birth to a variety of famous strains like Super Silver Haze, Shiva Skunk, Hash Plant, and Jack Herer.
Original Northern Lights Auto: Remake of a True Classic
This unbelievably resilient autoflower is a great choice for colder climates, can fight off plant disease with no issues, and has a high resistance to bugs, making this strain easy to grow and perfect for beginners.
When growing our Northern Lights Auto, you can expect almost pure Indica genetics.
With a flowering time of around 9 weeks and reaching up to 120cm, she grows quite large and will reward you with an abundance of frosty top-quality buds (yielding up to 600 gr/m2).
Developing very small internodal spacing, she is easy to grow and maintain (which is why she is ideal for beginners). Her leaf structure will be that of a classic Indica, with a thick main stem and chunky side branches.
This is an extremely aromatic strain, its dense buds give off a powerful smell that’s characterized by a spicy, fruity, and earthy aroma.
This autoflower delivers a very strong and long-lasting high, making your eyes feel like they are melting and a full couch lock effect on your entire body.
It’s a potent medical strain and is often used to help relieve a variety of symptoms like stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as physical symptoms like pain, insomnia, and nausea.
• Is Northern Lights a Sativa or Indica?
Northern lights is a descendant of the original Afghani Indica landraces and is one of the purest Indica strains around.
• Is Northern Lights a strong strain?
Northern Lights is a strong pain-reliever and can make you go to sleep easily but doesn’t give a strong psychoactive effect and only has around 16-20% THC.
• Do Northern Lights contain CBD?
Northern Lights does not contain a significant amount of CBD but being an almost pure Indica it will deliver a strong and relaxing body high.
• Can Northern Lights be used as medicine?
Although this strain can relax your muscles, relieve pain, treat sleeplessness, and in some cases diminish depression, you should always get your doctor’s advice before experimenting with alternative medicine.
• What strains are similar to Northern Lights?
Blueberry Kush, Purple Lemon Kush and Blackberry Kush are strains with similar effects.
Northern Lights Terpene Profile
Northern Lights’ reeks of a pungent aroma that is a mix of herbs, pepper, and citrus, this smell is composed of around 10 terpenes, some in a higher concentration than others.
The main terpenes in this strain are (approximately): 0.31% Caryophyllene, 0.33% Humulene and 0.29% Myrcene, the secondary terpenes found in a concentration less than 0.01% are Linalool, Pinene, Limonene, and Terpinolene.
Northern Lights is usually a resilient plant that doesn’t require much maintenance, she can fight off plant disease with no issues and also has a high resistance to pests and bugs. For optimal growth and harvest we recommend feeding heavily and don’t forget flushing 2 weeks prior to harvest, this will significantly improve the already pungent smell and flavor.
Northern Lights autoflower produces a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes best enjoyed after a long day of work, especially for growers who suffer from physical pain.