White Widow History
The cannabis strain White Widow is a cross of two landrace strains, a Brazilian sativa female and a South Indian male plant. It was created by the acclaimed breeders of Green House Seeds in the 1990s. This classic hybrid is a popular choice within the Amsterdam coffee-shop scene. White Widow won first place Bio at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 and, it has gone on to produce other well-known family hybrids like White Russian, Wipeout Express, White Rhino, and Blue Widow. Bred specifically for a high trichome count, White Widow is a valued strain for medical use and hash production.
White Widow buds look like small Christmas trees with a substantial coating of frosty-white crystals. Beneath the extensive covering of trichomes are sage green colored buds with long bright orange pistils and dark green leaves.
White Widow Flavors
White Widow is known for having a hashy and floral, incense-like scent with gentle hints of pine. The smoke has a sweet and earthy flavor with a sugary and spiced aftertaste. White Widow smoke starts off light but expands slowly while remaining smooth. The scent is not especially strong, making White Widow one of the more discrete strains to grow and smoke.
White Widow terpenes have mood-enhancing and sedative properties. The primary terpenes in White Widow are humulene, caryophyllene, myrcene, pinene, and terpinolene. The terpene profile is floral with a woody pine forest aroma.
White Widow plants have a high level of THC (25%) and .28% CBD. WW provides a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It is also effective for treating insomnia, Chron’s Disease, chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and many other medical conditions. Patients will opt for White Widow if they’re seeking a strain that lets them unwind and relax while still keeping a reasonable measure of mental clarity.
White Widow’s effects have a quick onset. Although the high is mostly a relaxing indica feeling, there is a bit of a trippy and cerebral sensation from the sativa genetics. White Widow is potent but, the high is smooth sailing and lasts for several hours. White Widow gives a huge dose of full-body relaxation, which is effective for treating insomnia and restlessness. The balanced, well-developed strain, leaves you feeling physically relaxed, without the extreme heaviness that many day-time users try to avoid. Possible side effects include cottonmouth and dry eyes.
Growing White Widow Seeds
White Widow is an indica dominant hybrid that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. These plants grow and adapt easily, but they generally prefer warm conditions. White Widow looks much more like an indica during the vegetative stage: plants are bushy and wide, with lots of branching. Indoor flowering takes 60-70 days and outdoor plants will finish by the end of September. The average indoor harvest is 450-500g/plant. Outdoor plants can grow 5-10 feet tall and yield 650- 700g/plant. This plant grows extremely fast after germination and can grow over an inch per day (for the first 3 days following germination). Feminized seeds are a great option for beginners seeking to try their hand at growing White Widow indoor.