Northern Lights is one of the most famous and sought-after “Indica” strains of all time. Considered a descendant of Afghani and Thai landrace strains, the exact origin of Northern Lights remains a bit of a mystery. It may have originated in Washington in the 1970s, prior to reaching the Netherlands, where breeder Neville Schoenmaker pioneered several Northern Lights phenotypes in the ’80s for The Seed Bank, an early iteration of Sensi Seeds.
Since 1985, when Sensi Seeds first commercialized this strain, Northern Lights has been a landmark Indica strain in cannabis culture. Northern Lights #5 — arguably the most popular Northern Lights phenotype — won the Cannabis Cup in 1989, 1990, and 1992. Sensi Seeds currently offers feminized, non-feminized, and autoflowering Northern Lights seeds.
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Northern Lights is relatively easy to grow both indoors and outdoors. It grows to a relatively average height with dense, resinous flowers and dark green leaves, with a flowering time of 45-50 days. When growing outdoors, a sunny, pleasantly warm climate will produce the highest yields from this strain. Northern Lights is frequently reported to exhibit effects such as full-body relaxation and sedative euphoria. Northern Lights is also known for its sweet-and-spicy scent and its skunky, earthy flavor.