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Robert Bergman

May 2, 2019

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.

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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.


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
FRAGRANCE Pungent, earthy, spicy, herbal
FLAVORS Earthy, woody, pungent, sweet, sugary
ADVERSE REACTIONS Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 5
Paranoid – 3
Dizzy – 3
Headache – 1
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Depression – 7
Pain – 7
Fatigue – 4
Insomnia – 3
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR 8-9 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR End of October
PLANT HEIGHT Medium
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
GROWTH LEVEL Easy
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE High

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

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. 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.

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 Strain Fragrance
Plant Buds

Flavors

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.

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.

Medical

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.

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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.

Growing

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 Strain Growing
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Flowering Time

Indoors
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.

Outdoors
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.

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.

Robert

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  1. By carrie222

    ,13 Oct 2013
    Takes my breath away! (yes, i'm a newbie {grin}).
  2. By blair

    ,05 Nov 2013
    I am an old guy with acute insomnia chronic pain mostly use for sleeping white widow does not sound like the right thing have a good 1
    1. By SparqiVa

      ,17 Nov 2014
      Have you tried any Haze variety or Super Skunk? Great for insomnia- and WW is supposed to have the body-buzz , deep relaxation after the cerebral effects wear off. I will repost after my girls mature & let you know […]Read More
  3. By [email protected]

    ,03 Dec 2013
    3/4 of the time 'white widow' has more trichomes than 'himalayan gold,' the supposed dankest strain on earth.
  4. By [email protected]

    ,03 Jan 2014
    I want to order seeds but sight wont allow me to enter WWW White Widow coupon. Make sure I get free offer. Why are their no cust. comments or feedback. How do I know your company can be trusted to […]Read More
    1. By William D

      ,30 Jun 2017
      I have gotten everything i ever ordered i odered 3 different times and never had any problems iam on my last grow of the year and that's something I thought would never happen Mr Robert word is gold in my […]Read More
    2. By Ricky B

      ,16 Dec 2017
      My seeds 99.9% of the time germinate. In fact since I started germinating them in warm water, I've never had a fail.
  5. By Nick

    ,23 Jan 2014
    I got mine, except I didn't get the free WWW seeds either, and I entered the code. it was descrete and fast. I highly recommend it. just don't expect the freebees.
  6. By JUDIEWHIT

    ,27 Jan 2014
    Ist time grower of white widow strain, am in flowering phase at 6 weeks. Have 9 beautiful plants, indoor grow in tent with fluorescent lights. buds are great but lots of space between them...reddish hairs abound, looks like harvest may […]Read More
    1. By Robert

      ,23 May 2016
      What nutrients do you use besides fox farm soil
      1. By Kelly

        ,05 Oct 2016
        I used fox farm soil with flora nova grow and superthrive and kellogs fish and molasses for vegging. then for flower I used flora nova bloom and the fox farm trio open seas,beastie blmz,and cha ching, and a earth juice […]Read More
        1. By Roy ILGM

          ,05 Oct 2016
          Thanks for sharing Kelly! Keep up the good grows!
    2. By Joe J.

      ,27 Jan 2018
      Enjoy the world your way and what you perceive it to be while enjoying life and living. May I recommend in the future LED lighting. I stared like you and did all kinds of money burning growth. Just cut through […]Read More
      1. By Skeeterskunked

        ,18 Mar 2018
        Good advice. I have been using 600w hps for starting seedlings early for outdoor grows. They really work good for my app. Due to the heat produced in my outdoor grow room. I think for the cheap costs vs led […]Read More
  7. By Robert

    ,29 Jan 2014
    Hi All, thanks for commenting! @Nick: everybody always gets the free seeds when they are promised! Your order however is from jan 17. The White widow Weeks ended on Dec 31st, over 2 weeks earlier. This was communicated in the […]Read More
    1. By jason

      ,21 Nov 2015
      I also ordered 5 plus 5 free got a total of 13 when shipped.only 7 germinated and r growing,the other 5 never even sprouted
      1. By Jennifer ILGM

        ,23 Nov 2015
        Hi Jason so sorry not all your seeds germinated, did you contact our customer service?
  8. By Doc

    ,30 Mar 2014
    the guys at I LOVE TO GROW MARIJUANA are true to their word. I ordered my seeds on a Monday and got them the following Tuesday and I live in the U.S. with no problem . Not the case with […]Read More
  9. By White Widow Seeds

    ,09 Apr 2014
    No other marijuana strains is as popular as the white widow strain, most sold in coffeeshops too!
  10. By 420talk

    ,19 Apr 2014
    I have lung cancer and I love White widow. I have never been able to buy it in BC Canada. It makes delicious butter and does not have a heavy next day dragged down feeling to it. I LOVE growing […]Read More
  11. By [email protected]

    ,22 Apr 2014
    I have been attempting to grow white widow but so far out of 8 seeds I have only had one sprout and is growing nicely so far. The seeds just don't seem to want to germinate. ILGM has sent replacement […]Read More
    1. By lisa

      ,24 Apr 2014
      garcher at fairpoint- Ever think that maybe, possibly it wasn't the seeds?????I ordered my widow seeds from ILGM received them before I expected to.6 from 20 seeds that I germinated ( as our law only allows 3 flowering,3 vegetating per […]Read More
  12. By workinn

    ,23 Apr 2014
    Shipped on friday,got them on tuesday!! In the U.S.!!!! ILGM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. By Laura

    ,24 Apr 2014
    I too have had germination problems with white widow. First 3 seeds in compost failed to germinate, next 3 in water , one ok and is planted on and is an inch tall now , second one started to germinate […]Read More
  14. By James Townley

    ,25 Apr 2014
    Thankyou for being TRUE... got my seeds quick. Looking forward to my first grow....
  15. By Laura

    ,06 May 2014
    Thank you so much , a told you I had trouble germinating all my outdoor white widow seeds, so you replaced them all, brilliant customer service :)
  16. By katg117

    ,09 May 2014
    This is my first time growing. After weeks of studying the Grow Bible, getting every thing set up I finally ordered my seeds! I was excited and scared at the same time! Well I just received my seeds! A day […]Read More
  17. By [email protected]

    ,14 May 2014
    Robert, I have not received the seeds I ordered. It has been over 21 days! PLEASE REPLY, THANK YOU
  18. By R. S. REYES

    ,16 May 2014
    I receieved my order in a timely manner, all seeds intact. But, I have had no luck germinating. 10 seeds of White Widow & Super Skunk, germinated only 2 out of 4 seeds - by week 2 they'd grown approx. […]Read More
  19. By [email protected]

    ,03 Jun 2014
    i got my order quickly and i got my freebies but most of all i really loved how y'all guys shipped them to me. once i went through everything i found all of them hidden. so cool guys.
  20. By Nooman8r

    ,04 Jun 2014
    just received package today as promised. 10+10 special all looks good.. now for the fun part. sometimes the leap of faith works!
  21. By [email protected]

    ,14 Jun 2014
    I was sent extra seeds that should have gone to the USA, when I reported this they was instantly shipped to the USA and I was told to keep them as a gift! You don't get that service anyplace but […]Read More
  22. By TMCannabis

    ,14 Jun 2014
    Robert's Indoor White Widow seeds grow like weeds. Germination at 100%. All 5 plants topped twice at 5 weeks and are thriving off the Love.
  23. By justmebillc

    ,14 Jun 2014
    Just wanted to comment on seeds. I purchased 20 white widow seeds and got 19 plants that are thriving in an outdoor environment. All I did was put them in water and within 48 hours they were sprouting and were […]Read More
  24. By jim

    ,23 Jun 2014
    Hey guys ill be sending out my card tomorrow. Just wondering about how long it really takes to get your. order. I'm ready to get these girls going.
  25. By June Eddings

    ,25 Jul 2014
    send them to me...please...
  26. By Lynn

    ,04 Aug 2014
    grown her for several years in a greenhouse. She's about 10 feet with one topping at youth 10-12 across. Lots of work. I'm up north somewhat so she's doesn't finish until Oct.; step ladders are set in anticipation. This year […]Read More
  27. By randy_c

    ,11 Sep 2014
    Video showing no top, trim or anything being done but buds look so good. Everything I read they should be top, trim etc.. should I or shouldn't I?
  28. By james

    ,10 Oct 2014
    10/1 0/2014 Just sent you my payment for ord.#6833 .I hope all goes well.Happy Birthday Robert
  29. By zepman

    ,15 Nov 2014
    im growing some now, my buds better turn out like that.... go grow booster !!!!!!
  30. By SparqiVa

    ,17 Nov 2014
    I purchased Super Skunk and White Widow- got my beans in 5 days to US!! Awesome stealth & fun to find! The first set had beans that just didn't germinate- I wrote and got very prompt response with suggestions on […]Read More
  31. By asia noob

    ,19 Nov 2014
    oh robert, i see you give free seeds.. can i get it too? im your no 1 fan.. just kidding
  32. By F.N.G. FU_ _ ING NEW GUY

    ,03 Jan 2015
    How tall should my wdows be .to start flowering
  33. By KEVIN

    ,03 Jan 2015
    MY WHITTE WUDOES ARE BUSHEY. 3 IN A POT. WHEN CAN I TURN OFF THE MIDNITE LITE? I HAD SEVERAL START TO BUD WHEN THET WERE BABYS SO I PUT THE LITE OOT. YHEY LOOK GREAT BUT JUST STATTED A […]Read More
  34. By she

    ,10 Jan 2015
    Order came (to u.s) no prob. Order was complete (w freebies) I germinated in wet paper towels and they popped in 2 day. Ha.d a good size plant by end of 2,weeks . using t5,grow light. Germ. 4 and all […]Read More
  35. By F.N.G. FU_ _ ING NEW GUY

    ,12 Jan 2015
    Robert is the mad scientist of marijuana. Thnx brother
  36. By Brandi and Joey

    ,27 Jan 2015
    Our first time experience with ordering seeds online could not have been better. We ordered the White Widow 5 seeds + 5 seeds free offer on Sunday, Jan 11 and weren't really sure what to expect. They arrived to us […]Read More
  37. By mickey spillanr

    ,24 Feb 2015
    As a retired professional gardener for the 5th largest city in US, and a stealth grower since 1970, let me offer some tips on germinating. First, I usually place seeds on a damp paper towel. I have placed them in […]Read More
  38. By Marc Zappelli

    ,07 Jun 2015
    You guys are awesome. Got me some white widoe autoflowering seeds..buy 5 n get 5 free...so far so good...4 have started...and i have germinating...saving 2 for later...definitely gonna get some more...wish i had the grow box 4.0...ill probably get it […]Read More
    1. By Jennifer ILGM

      ,08 Jun 2015
      Hi Marc, We love to hear from our fellow growers, keep us posted on your final results.
  39. By Ric Jones

    ,08 Jun 2015
    I was worried when my seeds didn't show up but my plant nutrients did! I was told they would resend some more, I was leary since I was about to harvest and needed the seeds to start a new batch.. […]Read More
  40. By Derwin

    ,12 Jun 2015
    I ordered my first set of seeds nov 2014 after 2 days of info on the site still a little nervous about the first order i decided to place a second order to my surprise 7 days later i received […]Read More
  41. By Texas boy

    ,22 Jun 2015
    How long would it take to get the seeds to me in texas, very interested
    1. By Jennifer ILGM

      ,23 Jun 2015
      Hi, Shipping to the US can take up to 20 business days.
  42. By John Black

    ,15 Aug 2015
    Had delivery problems with the mail service no fault of ILGM. They reshipped with extra beans for my troubles.. A great company with great communication and excellent stealth. If I can recieve them in Australia you can get them anywhere..
  43. By bill

    ,06 Sep 2015
    I to love growin ,got kush ,white widow and a strain that did not come from u guys , Chem dog #3 get in ready to harvest soon, can't wait to try og,ww first time growin , been growin chemdog […]Read More
  44. By latewood

    ,07 Sep 2015
    Unfortunately; If you do not see a strain you like in the seed shop; We do not have it. Sorry. I have never tried it. Good Luck with your OG, and WW. :)
  45. By Rog

    ,08 Nov 2015
    Hi Robert, this is my second grow with the he white widow it does ok but I get some discoloration like low potassium on a few of the leaves I don't get this with other strains is this common. I […]Read More
  46. By latewood.ILGM

    ,09 Nov 2015
    Rog, WW is a bit tempermental, IMO, All strains/hybrids are not created equal. Some strains take a bit of extra care. I generally make sure all my settings, temps, humidity, PH, and strength of solution is correct, and monitor the […]Read More
  47. By Thomas

    ,14 Nov 2015
    Hey Robert, I just received my very first order from you containing 10 blueberry seeds. I'm a first time grower. I'm very excited and nervous at the same time. Once I've completed germinantion, can I place the seed in soil […]Read More
  48. By latewood.ILGM

    ,16 Nov 2015
    Hi there, Thomas It is not advisable to place a seedling into hot compost. It is more advisable to place it in a good starter medium, like ProMix BX. You never want to over fertilize a small seedling or baby […]Read More
  49. By John W Cox

    ,01 Feb 2016
    I am just checking to see if you all have been sending me emails because I have had hacker got in my pc and I have to use face book at [email protected] don't like it much .I am waiting on […]Read More
  50. By Gary B

    ,11 Apr 2016
    I was skeptical about ordering From an International Co. And having to deal with Customs. Ordered WW and received the order within 8 business days . This was going to be my first grow so thanks to all the comments […]Read More
  51. By Gary B

    ,11 Apr 2016
    Just to add .. plants were watered with distilled water at about 7 ph after the 3 rd week added Fox Farm Grow Big and Seaweed extract at about 1/4 strength, had to add tap water to get the ph […]Read More
  52. By Flint

    ,12 Jun 2016
    Hey ILGM and co. I'd like to thank everyone that helped me to start growing good bud! I will be trying the screen of green method next. Any tips?
  53. By duke beebe

    ,04 Oct 2016
    I ordered fruity pack, had a few problems,ilgm took care of it immediately. I ordered the widow and have excedllent results. couldn't be happier, may God bless all.
  54. By Dennis Doleshall

    ,13 Feb 2017
    Just got my ww seeds. Your the man Robert. Thank you...
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,14 Feb 2017
      Hah great! Happy growing Dennis
  55. By Debra Perdue

    ,25 Mar 2017
    i ordered ww seeds, buy 5 +5 free , they came fast. I put all 10 seeds in a baby food jar w/tap water,soak 24 hr.most split. i put them in a wet paper towel. keep warm and wet. at […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,27 Mar 2017
      It seems you're doing great work Debra! Thanks for sharing :D
  56. By Pura Vida grower

    ,04 May 2017
    Purchase WW autos and regular seeds. Growing outdoors 8 degree N. We always have 12/12 outdoor light. Doing a test with autos vs regular grown in 12 /12light cycle from seed. It's 80 days from seed on the regular strain. […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,05 May 2017
      Nice work! People on our forum would love to see your ladies grow. You might want to keep a grow journal there :D – I❤️GM
  57. By Jim J

    ,18 Jul 2017
    I have 6 Bergman WW in 3rd week of flowering. I have been following all of the directions in Bergman's Lab. I have MONSTERS 7 feet and loaded to the max with huge buds!
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,19 Jul 2017
      Awesome Jim! If you like, I know people on our forum would love to see your plants progress :D
  58. By Kan=Knob-Bus

    ,31 Jul 2017
    This is my first White Widow grow, and I am in my 2nd week of flowering. I grow from seed always, best way to go in my opinion. My girls got to 5.5 feet during my 8 weeks of veg […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,01 Aug 2017
      Hey Kan=Knob-Bus, I know people on our forum would love to see your journal!
  59. By Smokecreek

    ,27 Aug 2017
    My first grow ever is white widow this year. Fairly easy to grow. Did it in my backyard with potting soil and Fox farms nutrients. Grew it in pots so I could move them around. 3 plants, 4 ft wide […]Read More
  60. By Kev

    ,25 Oct 2017
    Day 6 from seeds that I purchased from ILGM........ Seed into water for 24 hrs, then into rapid rooter. Sprouted in 3 days.... Now on day 6 and with its first leaves each about 1"long and about two inches tall, […]Read More
  61. By Cal Farmer

    ,27 Oct 2017
    This was my first year of outdoor grow in Northern California. I sprouted and planted 5 White Widow seeds between May 1 and May 27 in raised bed (bad gopher problem), and just finished harvesting, drying and trimming the five. […]Read More
  62. By Tammy

    ,05 Mar 2019
    I grew this last year awesome grow. still have lots in Jars. Love it
  63. By wayne

    ,05 May 2019
    how can I get seeds from a fem white widow put one plant into shock creating a herma then subject it to a fem plant

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