This 1990’s hybrid is toted as a staple in the Amsterdam coffee-shop scene. An indica-dominant strain, White Widow is known and loved for its steady, strong head high. Often referred to as a more cerebral smoke, White Widow allows for a light feeling of relaxation, with a vivid, enjoyable mental buzz.
Famous as one of the first imports from Europe, White Widow was bred in the Netherlands first. It was created by crossing a South Indian Indica with a South American Sativa, and is known for its distinct buds covered in sticky crystallized resin, and its potent effects.
Growers love this strain for its uncomplicated characteristics. With the THC levels in the above average, White Widow is guaranteed to maintain its all-round popularity.
Information about White Widow strain:
|ORIGIN||South American Sativa crossed with South Indian Indica|
|EFFECTS||happy – 10|
euphoric – 8
uplifted – 8
relaxed – 8
creative – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||dry mouth – 10|
dry eyes – 5
paranoid – 3
dizzy – 3
headache – 1
|FRAGRANCE||pungent, earthy, spicy, herbal|
|FLAVORS||earthy, woody, pungent, sweet, sugary|
|MEDICAL||stress – 10|
depression – 7
pain – 7
fatigue – 4
insomnia – 3
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||end of October|
|THC CONTENT %||18-25%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||60% / 40%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18oz/ m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21oz/ plant|
|CLIMATE||sunny but also suitable for colder climates|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||high|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
White Widow delivers a typically pleasant, smooth high. It guarantees a good time by relaxing and uplifting at the same time. Creatives who may be looking to get inspired, can count on this strain to push them into an open minded and invigorating state of consciousness.
White Widow provides an expansive, social high with a light-bodied presence. This is what makes it popular among those who want to steer clear from a heavy couch-lock. It’ a happy-go-lucky companion, inducing a gentle feeling of euphoria and joy.
The balanced, well engineered strain, can leave you feeling physically relaxed, without the extreme heaviness that many day-time users try to avoid. This among other reasons, is why it is is well referred to as a strain that deserves the hype it comes with.
White Widow gets its name from the crystals it is covered in. This consequently means that it looks a little like it is dipped in sugar, something that you smell traces of when smoked. It is incredibly pungent and strong in fragrance, with earthy and spicy undertones.
Much like its fragrance, White Widows flavors are also reminiscent of its famed earthiness. The smoke is known to be sweet and leave a slight sugary after-taste in the mouth. Hints of pine and wood can also be detected in its flavors, making it a very special and interesting mix of notes.
White Widow is popular among recreational users, as well as experienced aficionados, for its very gentle presence of side effects. Among the few adverse reactions, dry mouth is the most prevalent one, and dry eyes and a sensation of dehydration has also been observed.
Mild paranoia and nervousness has been observed in very few. In extremely rare cases, headaches and dizziness has also been an effect, but mostly in those who have consumed more than they are used to.
A clear favorite among medical consumers, patients have used White Widow in the battle against many ailments. It has helped ease symptoms and all sorts of mood disorders, ranging from PMS to anxiety and depression. PTSD and ADD/ADHD are also being successfully treated with the use of White Widow.
This strain has been widely recommended for the treatment of those who suffer from the stresses of daily life. It is therefore the perfect come-down smoke after a long day at the office and work. Fatigue has also been successfully eased with White Widow, due to its mentally stimulating properties.
In many cases, it has been reported that White Widow is a powerful way to combat general aches and pains, and induce a restful night of sleep for those who suffer from a strong case of insomnia.
White Widow is a hybrid that can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but it is recommended to be cultivated more in a controlled indoor setting. It is fairly resistant to diseases and suitable in sunny and warm settings, although it easily adapts to slightly colder climates as well.
Growing this medium height strain indoors can yield up to 18 ounces per square meter. White Widow is said to have an estimated average flowering time of around 8-9 weeks.
If you are growing White Widow outdoors, there is a very good chance of a more generous yield, often reaching up to 21 ounces per plant. Typically, White Widow is available for harvest around the end of October.
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