Overall

4.4

Appearance

4.5

Aroma

4.5

Flavor

4.0

Effect

4.5

Description

A stout, disease and mold-resistant plant with dark green, broad leaves, it seems apparent that Northern Lights is Afghani in origin.  There are several varieties of Northern Lights that worked their way into breeding stock for Sensi Seeds.  Northern Lights #1 is rare these days and was the taller and frostier selection with a fresh scent; Northern Lights #2 is more stout, piney-smelling, and very mite-resistant; Northern Lights #5 is the most popular, potent, and vigorous one; and Northern Lights #9 is a super-rare cut once held by Nevil Schoenmaker that was used to breed and then disappeared.

Lineage

Thought to be of Afghani lineage, from the "Basic #5? line

Story

See above — originated with the Super Sativa Seed Club, the earliest of the major seed banks.  It's since worked its way into hundreds of hybrids, making it one of the foundations of modern cannabis genetics.

Aroma

Piney and earthy, at times lightly sweet

Flavor

Piney, hashy, and earthy

Qualities

Very relaxing and Indica-dominant effect, at times able to induce sleep.  A heavy head, heavy eyelids, and a smile are the main effects of this strain, making it a great nighttime selection.

Grow Medium

Grows well in hydro or soil, staying rather short and forming a single strong cola.  Great for SOG applications, it's also a low odor plant that's easy to grow for beginners thanks to its stature and disease/pest-resistance.

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Origin

Pacific Northwest of the USA, later to Amsterdam

Grow

Originally created as "Basic #5? by the Super Sativa Seed Club, the precursor to Sensi Seeds — later was sold by Sensi itself

Strain Type

Indica-dominant hybrid

Flowering Time

45-50 days