Black Widow Cannabis Strain History
Black Widow is a sativa dominant hybrid and award-winning cannabis strain. Including first place at the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. Black Widow is known to generate a next level high with feelings of total inner peace. Black Widow is a mix of the same South-Indian indica and Brazilian sativa that makeup White Widow. Mr. Nice Seeds selectively bred the Black Widow to create an easy growing and high yielding plant.
The super-dense Black Widow buds are jade green with a lacing of purple leaves and tangerine-colored hairs. The buds look like a jungly matrix of chunky resinous calyxes. Black Widow stems are completely covered with flower making efficient use of its branches.
Black Widow cannabis flowers deliver not only on potency but also on its bold and delicious fragrance. The smell is citrusy and floral with a skunky pine forest background aroma. The taste has a minty and lemony iced tea quality similar to the cannabis strain Trainwreck, but Black Widow holds something extra beyond words. Vaping this strain reveals deeper grape and blackberry flavors that might be harder to distinguish when smoking.
Black Widow contains a variety of terpenes which help to create a unique aroma and also treat certain medical ailments. The terpenes included in abundance are a-pinene, caryophyllene, and humulene. These particular terpenes are known to cause euphoria and help eliminate stressful thoughts.
Black Widow is one of the most potent cannabis strains available. The THC content can easily reach 15-28%. For a high potency strain, Black Widow also has an elevated average CBD content of 0.7-1%. Black Widow has sedative and pain-reducing qualities that can help to treat insomnia and chronic pain.
Black Widow induces an intense cerebral high with a rapid onset. Even experienced smokers will feel the powerful kick that hangs around and makes for a slothful rest of the day. Black Widow cannabis is best suited for evening and night time use due to this sedative effect. After smoking Black Widow, you might find that you’ve been staring into space and smiling at nothing for what feels like days.
Growing Black Widow Seeds
Black Widow seeds are best grown indoors or outside in a greenhouse. It’s naturally resistant to molds, mildew, and pests, which make it an ideal choice for amateur growers. While it usually grows to 3 feet indoors, Black Widow might grow as tall as 6 feet in an open space. The plants have a Christmas-tree shape with broad leaves and long sticky buds. Indoor flowering time is eight to ten weeks. Outdoors, in the northern hemisphere, Black Widow is usually ready for harvest by the end of September/early October. Plants respond well to a SOG/SCROG set up. Indoor growers can expect an average yield of 12-16oz/m2 and, outdoor plants can produce 11-14oz/plant. If you are interested in breeding, Black Widow makes a great starting point due to its incredible potency, uniform growth, and reliably good yield.