If this is your first time hearing about White Widow, don't let the name scare you off. White Widow is a legendary hybrid strain thought to be bred from a Brazilian sativa that was pollinated by an Indian indica. According to myth, this particularly resinous indica strain was the product of years of selective breeding by farmers in Kerala Mountains of southern India.
While we can only speculate about White Widow's genetic parentage, we do know its geographic origins: the Netherlands. Created by Green House Seeds in the 1990s, White Widow is a staple strain in Dutch coffee shops and one of the most famous cannabis varieties in the world. The dense coat of frosty white, crystalline trichomes that cover the delicate, fragrant flowers inspired the name.
White Widow is a potent, sativa-dominant strain (with an indica/sativa ratio of 40:60) that produces flowers that are sticky to the touch with resin. The buds emit a pungent aroma of wood, earth, herbs, and spices, and the smoke tastes as sweet as sugar with flavors of fresh citrus, pine, and earth. It prefers lots of sun and warmer growing conditions than its homeland, but White Widow is a low-maintenance strain that's tolerant of climates similar to that of northern Europe. It flowers after about 60 days and one plant grown indoors typically yields between 55-65 grams of cannabis.
The potency of this well-balanced strain is not to be underestimated. White Widow is known for its calming full-body effects and is sought after by patients seeking relief from nausea, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, anxiety, and migraines. Its entrancing cerebral effects include euphoria, uplifted spirits, and a boost in creativity. The energetic, thought-provoking effects are great for engaging in social conversation and can sometimes instill a mild psychedelic experience.
To this day, White Widow is desired by medical marijuana patients, recreational users, and serious cannabis breeders alike the world over. Its strong genetics have produced famous strains in their own right, such as White Russian and Blue Widow, and the combination of physical and mental effects is alluring to many consumers. However, we must remember that White Widow will affect each and every user differently.