Northern Lights Indica Marijuana Strain

Northern Lights

Sensi Seeds

Origins: NL5 x NL2
Flowering: 45-50 days
Harvest: mid October

The Northern Lights (NL) is one of the most potent and famous indica strains. 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.

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16 comments to Northern Lights Marijuana Strain

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  • Greg House

    I have one mother just stuck into bloom, and four clones off it in veg cycle growing roots, I grew it for just over 10 weeks, cut four clones off, let it rest a few days then put it into bloom cycle, I cannot wait to see all the colas that’s gonna develop off this bush I grew lol!

  • Seeds66

    One of the best selling Strains in our Shop

  • Anonymous

    Northern Lights is by far my favorite! I am fifty one years old, and have been a toker since I was thirteen. I have note found another strain in which the high lasts as long or is as intense!!!✌Cheers!

    • caleb

      I was gifted some seeds from a friend,
      I have a male with wide dark green leaves
      nice burn’t rubber odor with a little orange
      scent in it as well, I will be using him,
      for my pollen breeder,
      some say it’s Northern Lights #2 ?

      The leaves smell my room, just like
      old bud i smoked in the 1980’s

  • Milijana

    Do Nortern Lights smell while growing in the open? I plan to plant them in the garden. Оr to look for a new place.. Does anyone have experience with this plant? Thanks 🙂

  • Anonymous

    what is a feminized seed?

  • michael lerch

    Im growing northernlights now I’m at 65 days i messed up my last harvest by picking to early if you have any tips im growing NL fems any advice

    • StoneyRon

      Michael, I use a jewelers loop or a magnifying glass will work. You want to watch the tricomb development. When the tricombs are about 70% cloudy/clear and about 30% starting to turn amber your NL are ready for harvesting. Good luck!

  • r mike

    never tried cantfind seed to get started

  • Todd

    I’am 45 yrs.old I always wanted to grow a marijuana plant to bud and I think I got a hold of a northern lights strand and the characteristics of the plant was amazing, I always had to move it to keep it safe and she had no problems with anything I was doing.The plant is good for the beginning grower and the high is nice also…

  • Vee

    Recently came across some NL#5, which is NL with another plant crossbred. Part indica, part sativa. Grows great outdoors, flowers quickly and has a pretty good yield. I know a few that have grown it. Call it the “Christmas tree” bud, the plant looks like one.. Thumbs up to it, it is a great strain.

  • Kohala

    Northern Lights would be best, easiest, and have the best high. This variety has been around for years; it has great name recognition. It is disease free, and easy to grow. The yield is above average though not perhaps quite as great as some of the Big Bud hybrids. It can be grown using any method including SOG, SCROG. or bushy. An all around great strain.

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