White Widow strain

This 1990’s hybrid cannabis strain is touted as a staple in the Amsterdam coffee-shop scene. Known as an indica-dominant strain, White Widow strain is known and loved for its steady, strong head high.

Often referred to as a more cerebral smoke, White Widow strain allows for a light feeling of relaxation, with a vivid, enjoyable mental buzz.

Indica / SativaIndoor yield Outdoor yield Flowering period
60% / 40% 18 oz / m² 21 oz+ / plant8 to 9 weeks indoors, end of October outdoors.

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.

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    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.

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    Information about White Widow cannabis strain

    ORIGIN South American Sativa x South Indian Indica
    EFFECTS Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Relaxed, Creative
    FRAGRANCE Pungent, earthy, spicy, herbal
    FLAVORS Earthy, woody, pungent, sweet, sugary
    ADVERSE REACTIONS Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Paranoid, Dizzy
    USESStress, depression, pain, fatigue
    THC CONTENT % 18-25%
    CBD % 0.20%
    INDICA / SATIVA % 60% / 40%
    INDOOR YIELD 18 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD 21 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATE Sunny but also suitable for colder climates

    White Widow effects

    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 Strain Effects
    White Widow, The crystallized mood-lifter

    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.

    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 well-referred to as a strain that deserves the hype it comes with. If that’s what you’re looking for, make sure to check out White Widow Seeds in our marijuana seed shop.

    White Widow fragrance

    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.

    White Widow is a happy-go-lucky companion, inducing a gentle feeling of euphoria and joy.

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    White Widow gets its name from the crystals it is covered inthis consequently means it looks a little like it is dipped in sugar, something that you smell traces of when smoked correctly. It is incredibly pungent and strong in fragrance, with earthy and spicy undertones.

    White Widow Strain Fragrance
    White Widow Buds

    White Widow flavor

    Much like its fragrance, White Widows’ flavors are also reminiscent of its famed earthiness. The smoke is known to be sweet and leaves 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.

    Adverse reactions

    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.

    There are many popular strains that are direct descendants of the White Widow. Read our full review on White Siberia Strain, White Queen Strain and White knight Strain


    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. Because of this its 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.

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      Growing White Widow

      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.

      White Widow’s powerful energizing effects along with its relaxing properties guarantee a great time by relaxing and uplifting simultaneously while offering an expansive, social high with a light-bodied presence.

      If that’s right up your alley, then make sure to check our White Widow seeds in the ILGM seed shop, where we’ve got both feminized and auto-flowering seeds!

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      White Widow flowering time

      Indoor yield

      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.

      Outdoor yield

      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.

      White Widow origins

      1. South American
      2. South Indian Indica

      FAQ about White Widow strain

      What is the White Widow yield?

      White Widow yields 18oz/ m2 indoors and 21oz/ plant outdoors.

      How much THC does White Widow have?

      From 18% to 25%

      What are the origins of the White Widow strain?

      White Widow was created in the Netherlands, by crossing a South Indian Indica with a South American Sativa.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own White Widow? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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