White Widows Strain – White Widow Weed [ White Widow Marijuana ]
White Widow strain is a balanced hybrid strain of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa that was created and developed by Shantibaba whilst he worked at the Greenhouse Seed Company. White Widow strain has been described as “among the most popular [strains] in the world” by Popular Science magazine.
Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, White Widow weed has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990s. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity. White Widow strain genetics have given rise to many other legends like White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow. Still, many growers prefer cultivation of the original White Widow weed, which flowers in about 60 days indoors.
About White Widow Strain
Legendary for its off-the-charts resin production, White Widow is a staple sativa-dominant hybrid with powerful energizing effects. It was produced by Dutch veterans Green House Seeds in the 1990s as a cross between Brazilian indica and South Indian sativa landraces. At the time, the underground cannabis market consisted mostly of early hybrids like Northern Lights and Haze, but White Widow has since joined the ranks of these legendary strains, winning an early High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 and several awards since. Bred specifically for a high trichome count, White Widow is especially valued in the production of hash. This strain has an average THC composition of 20%, with some phenotypes exceeding that amount.
Buds of White Widow are chunky and somewhat conical and tapered. The bud structure of the flowers are more sativa than indica, with a loose and fluffy texture that can be broken up somewhat easily despite its stickiness. The leaves are spring green with few visible pistils.
When grown successfully, buds are entirely covered in long-stalked trichomes, lending the whitish-gray appearance that gives the strain its memorable name. White Widow strain is known for having a stinging, ammonia-like scent with some hints of earthy pine. Breaking buds open gives off a more hashy, incense-like odor. The smooth smoke tastes similarly earthy — cannabis consumers accustomed to fruity or tasty crossbreeds may be disappointed by White Widow’s relative lack of flavor. That said, White Widow is especially pungent when combusted, so smokers worried about discretion should plan accordingly.
White Widow can be grown from seed or from clone (achieved by planting clippings of mature and healthy plants). It is a mold-resistant strain, making outdoor cultivation an option — although an almost Mediterranean climate with constant temperatures between 70 and 80℉ works best. Despite a mostly sativa high, White Widow strain look much more indica during the vegetative stage: plants are bushy and wide, and rarely exceed 6 feet in height. The plants flower within 9 weeks when grown indoors and are ready for harvest in early October when grown outdoors. Growers can expect about 37 to 55 grams (or about 1.3 to 2 ounces) per square foot of plant.
As if the Dutch reputation for quality cannabis breeding hadn’t already been established with highly successful strains like Big Bud, White Widow strain shows off the excellent results of studied and deliberate cultivation in the Netherlands. The super-sticky strain provides a cerebral high that, while sometimes daunting in large doses, mostly allows users to remain functional and aware of their surroundings. An excellent choice for chatty social use, this strain is an all-purpose perennial favorite. Its strong genetic foundation — it is crossed from Brazilian and South Asian landraces — has made White Widow strain a valuable plant for experimentation in crossbreeding; among others, it has yielded increasingly popular hybrids like White Russian and The White.
What this strain lacks in flavor profile, it makes up for in quick-acting cerebral effects. Users can become more acutely perceptive of their surroundings, tuned into sounds and patterns that may have gone unnoticed before. Enthusiasts also describe an almost immediate uplift in mood and an energy and focus that can applied to either mundane tasks like cleaning or more complex problem-solving processes. White Widow strain can also be creatively valuable, inducing a kind of rapid-fire thought association that can open up some previously unexplored territory.
Psychedelic effects like visual distortion and increased perception can amplify the impact of music or art, while a very mild body buzz mellows users out. Because of its deeply cerebral effects, this strain is typically more psychologically than physically helpful. It can aid those with attention deficit disorders in sustaining focus on a single topic. It can also boost energy in cases of fatigue or depression. Some users have even described White Widow strain as efficient in relieving migraines. Because of its potency, the introspective mind-race associated with White Widow strain can sometimes veer into paranoia, and smokers may want to plan dosage accordingly.
White Widow Strain: A Globally-Known Legend
At Royal Queen Seeds, our skilled breeders created our own version of this classic using White Widow marijuana S1 genetics. Our variety features a perfect genetic balance of 50% indica and 50% sativa. She sits right in the middle of the spectrum and offers the best of both worlds.
Although the exact origin of the strain is shrouded in mystery, we can guarantee the original White Widow marijuana is a Dutch classic, grown for the first time in the Netherlands.
The original White Widow marijuana was created when a sativa landrace from Brazil was pollinated by an indica hybrid from southern India. According to legend, WW was the result of years of selecting and breeding in the mountains of Kerala to produce resin-rich marijuana plants.
Since the original release back in the ‘90s, White Widow seeds have been dispersed around the globe, which has led to numerous variants on the original strain. Now, most reputable seedbanks will feature a version of WW, with RQS being no exception.
White Widow Marijuana Provides Good Yields And Manageable Growth
Our White Widow marijuana feminized grows to about 1m tall indoors, reaching up to 2m outside. It needs lots of light, but can be grown in colder climates such as France, the UK, and the Netherlands. Grown inside, it can yield 450–500g/m² under a 600W light. Outdoors, growers can harvest between 550–600g/plant. Although this cultivar will perform better in warm climates, it still provides excellent results in northern European climates.
White Widow marijuana finishes flowering after 8-10 weeks, requiring little maintenance. This is the perfect plant for first-time growers. Such characteristics also make this plant a great option for SOG and ScrOG operations.
She’ll produce a large central cola when left untrained. Although pretty and impressive, you’ll get better results with a bit of training. Top each plant during the early vegetative phase and use LST and defoliation to produce an abundance of bud sites and an open and aerated canopy.
White Widow Weed: One Of The Most Uplifting Strains In The Rqs Archive
The effects from smoking White Widow strain are consistent with that of the best sativa-dominant plants, offering users a steller, almost psychedelic high. Smokers will feel this in their head, with a cerebral wave washing over them. The flavour is clean and pine-fresh, with a hint of citrus on the exhale, making for an invigorating and tasty smoke experience. White Widow weed feminized by RQS isn’t just another WW variety; it offers old-school genetics in a next-gen experience that you won’t soon forget.
These effects make White Widow weed an ideal smoke during busy days and creative projects. Her stimulating high sparks enough enthusiasm and motivation to keep you engaged in the creative process for much longer than usual.
Her dense buds produce high levels of the terpenes myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. These aromatic molecules converge to create a flavour profile defined by notes of spice, earthiness, and pepper. White Widow weed goes down particularly well in savoury edibles, where her pungency comes to the fore.
Green House has tested White Widow weed at 18.76% THC, 0.10% CBD, and 0.28% CBN. The seed bank has also developed autoflowering and high-CBD autoflowering versions of the strain by hybridizing White Widow weed with Ruderalis and high-CBD strains, respectively. Green House Seed Co. carries all three versions of White Widow strain in feminized seed form.