White Widow Strain Review
We’re back with another cannabis strain profile and today we’re going to be talking about another classic; White Widow!
This is probably one of the most known varieties of cannabis strains out there and ever since it made it’s international debut in 1994, it has gone on to become a staple in the cannabis community. It won first place in 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup.
This plant is usually covered with resin and hits like a railgun. I remember the very first time I smoked White Widow I understood just how powerful weed can be. Since the days of its birth, it has become a staple in many cross breeds within the cannabis community, sparking a new spawn of hybrids.
Where does White Widow come from?
Similar to OG Kush, there isn’t a lot of concrete information about its origins. Right now, there are two major opinions in regards to the origins of this strain. Some people believe that a man by the name Ingemar was the first discoverer of this strain, however others believe that another breeder known as Shantibaba was the original breeder. Nonetheless, most of the research points to Shantibaba who was one of the original co-owners of “Green House Seeds” and currently owns “Mr. Nice Seedbank”.
Where the genetics come from is anyone’s guess. There are so many different stories about its origins that it’s quite difficult to determine, however if you ever have a chance, talk to Shantibaba about it and maybe he’ll enlighten you on that.
Nonetheless, we can say for a fact that White Widow is a product of Greenhouse Seeds and was first publically announced in 1995.
The Genetics of White Widow
Essentially White Widow is a hybrid between a Brazilian Sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica. This means it doesn’t give you a couch lock feel, however will make you feel stoned in body and mind. This is probably why this strain is so desired by people because it literally gets you stoned every single time you smoke it.
The buds are white like snow and the resin profile is a heavy dose of THC. You’ll get definite euphoria with a mild body high and energy will accompany you throughout the experience. Many people use this for creativity. Due to the fact that it’s cross bred with an indica, the flowering period is also shorter coming down to about 60 days when growing indoors.
One thing you’ll notice about this strain right off the bat is that it’s incredibly pungent. With an earthy almost woody flavor and smell profile, you’ll want to jam those nugs right up your nose to savor the flavor.
What to expect when smoking White Widow
According to many polls, the general consensus on how White Widow makes you feel is very happy, relaxed, uplifted, euphoric and creative. It’s definitely what we call a “Day-time” strain, however don’t smoke too much of this because it can knock you on your feet, unable to do much but laugh and giggle like a school girl.
I’d strongly suggest, if you’re going to be using this strain throughout your day to smoke moderately. In fact, if you’re going to be productive, simply take a single toke and let the THC course through your veins. You’ll quickly notice how the effects take hold and how your energy levels spike. You’ll also be much more creative making this perfect for artists, writers and all those who depend on creativity to work.
When you’re thinking of growing White Widow, most people opt in for indoor grows. This plant works well both indoor and outdoor and when you’re growing it inside, it can yield between 55g-65 per plant or roughly 450-500 g per square meter under a 600W light.
When you’re growing it outdoors, expect to be pulling between 5560-600 grams per plant. It usually likes a bit warmer climates but is very versatile in growing in colder regions. As mentioned, it takes between 60-70 days for the flowering to be complete and then you can start your harvest. This makes it a great plant for first time growers.
Some growers prefer to SCROG this strain due to its high yield to maximize tops and produce thick lush buds that will make your mouth water when you’re looking at it.
Why you should definitely try White Widow
I think that stoners need to brush up on their history. White Widow will go down as a historic strain that differentiated “normal weed” with the “Primo”. It’s a wonderful strain to smoke and even more amazing to grow.
There are a few strains as renowned as White Widow and it forms part of the legacy of the cannabis community. get your hands on White Widow today!
Have you ever tried White Widow before? Let us know how you liked it in the comment section.