Indica Origins: NL5 x NL2 Flowering: 45-50 days Harvest: mid October
The Northern Lights (NL) is one of the most potent and famous Indica varieties. Even though there are a lot of copies circulating around with variations on the name, there are only 3 pure types from the original development of Northern Lights, which Sensi was lucky to acquire.
Historically, the NL 1, a longer, more-stretchy type with a fresh scent and good bud formulation, was the basis of the NL cross that was sold as Sensi’s Northern Lights. Currently, the NL 5 has taken over the most important role in the cross. Because NL 5 adds potency and reduces flowering time, but is not dominant in taste and smell, it also plays a starring role in the overall breeding plan at the Cannabis Castle. It has functioned as a test case for many crosses. The f1 generation is very predictable, giving uniform results and passing uniformly onto its hybrids it parents. The NL 2 contributes to the overall vigor of the plant and strength of the high, also lending its spider mite resistance to the cross.
Highly adapted to indoor growing, Northern Lights is a satisfying yielder that can finish in just over 6 weeks. The best results are obtained from hydro culture gardens. Small sea of green plants or bigger indoor plants will both do well, but remember that yield is directly related to the amount of light and space.
A petite plant averaging between 4 and 5 feet, NL has dense, resin-rich flowers and wide-fingered Indica leaves. The aroma is pungently sweet and the taste is a flavorful mixture of sweet and spicy. The high is a potent physical experience that feels comfortably lazy and relaxing.
Northern Lights’ fame extends to the harvest festivals where it claimed the overall High Times Cannabis Cup win in 1990, and the Cup’s award for the pure Indica category in 1988-89. Source: Kind Green Buds
Flavor- Not sure I love it. A little raspy. I am thinking that this pipe has got to go. Smoking this with a bong or one of those milk jug, water, tin foil contraptions would show off the flavor a bit better.
Aroma- Soft sweet flower notes, mildly skunky, slightly sticky texture with dense flowers.
Test Environment- Glass pipe, home alone, 9:30pm Sunday, about to watch ‘The Voice’.
Away we go: I decided at 9:30, let’s do this…9:39 mellow first few minutes. ‘The Voice’ is riveting tonight!!! Even these commercials are just amazing. I have not moved in 15 minutes, that says a lot for me. Awesome! That is exactly what Itchy One said it would do. He actually had just grown it for the first time. I find it amazing the name implies the same things no matter where it is grown. It must be the source and quality of the seeds. I think I shall interview a few experts in the field to get more info. 9:59 I feel amazing!! Just happy and mellow. I have to say this is relaxing and chill and I am not worried about a thing. YAY!! 10:05pm I started petting the cat, thought of him leaving to live with my ex-roommate. I started crying. A sweet cry, but this has the signs of emotional cry pot. Not for me. Not always bad, but rarely good. :(. Lol Look at that smiley face!!! I just put the nose under the mouth ha ha ha. I am clearly baked.
10:09 and now I am drawing. I can see why some call this the mellow pot. I think it can go either way. Some will love it some will say no thank you.
Overall experience: On a scale of 1-5 I give it a 3.5
Relationship status- Strong feeling for, but not committed to. Sounds like my last relationship. Fun for a while but not sure we will be together forever. We will always be friends.