Some cannabis strains have gained legendary status. These are the ones that everybody, even those new to the cannabis world, has heard of: the strains equally enjoyed by both the novice and the veteran. Their high status and world renowned reputation derive from their unique properties and successful genetics. This may be because of their unforgettable aroma and taste, the high they produce and/or their generous yields. In the bewildering array of seed choice that has proliferated over time, the distinctive qualities of these strains, means they should not be missed out on. There are very good reasons that these plants hold their own in the cannabis scene.
If you are keen to sample these old school favourites, then you cannot go wrong with our Classic Collection. Try the sweet and fruity flavour of Blueberry, the out-there euphoria of Jack Herer and the potency of White Widow, and savour the timeless appeal of these great classics. For those of you who want autos, we have Northern Lights, Jack Herer and White Widow.
Feminised Photoperiod Classic Collection
Blueberry was originally created by Canadian DJ Short and dates back to the 1970s. It is a 3-way indica-dominant hybrid cross of an Afghani strain together with Thai and a Purple Thai. When grown in good conditions it can grow into a fairly large plant displaying a range of red, purple and blue colours and producing very good yields.
Unsurprisingly when fully-cured Blueberry has an incredibly fruity perfume along with the unmistakable sweet flavour of blueberry. The effect is a pot smokers dream – a very potent yet happy high which is very euphoric yet relaxing and enduring. Another quality of Blueberry is that, although taking a while to cure out, when correctly prepared and packaged it has a very long shelf-life compared with many strains available today.
The Jack Herer strain was named in honour of the late cannabis activist, polemicist and author of the all-time classic “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. It has become established as something of a classic marijuana strain itself combining as it does the out-there euphoric, cerebral effect of a pure sativa strain with the resin-producing qualities of a pure indica. It was originally created by Sensi Seeds by crossing a Haze with a Northern Lights #5 x Shiva Skunk cross. Due to the existence of several pheno-types flowering may take anywhere between 50 and 70 days.
THC production is high at a minimum of 18% right up to 23%, and the high is clear and creative with outbreaks of euphoria likely.
White Widow is one of the best-known, and still one of the most potent, cannabis strains in the world. Originally created in the early 1990s its release to the coffee-shops of Amsterdam was met with universal rave reviews as canna-tourists flocked in their thousands to find out whether all the advance publicity for this white strain was true. Bred by crossing a Brazilian sativa strain with a highly resinous South Indian indica it is named after the plant’s frosty appearance which makes it white with resin.
White Widow is designed for the utmost potency rather than any complex flavour profile although the smoke is very smooth and satisfying. The initial hit comes on fast and strong, which can leave anyone but the most experienced cannasseur needing to sit down, but this then slowly evolves into a very relaxing high ideal for enjoying music. It is an easy strain to grow almost anywhere; its eight week flowering period ensuring that it will be ready to harvest outdoors in October in northern latitudes before the weather gets too cold. THC levels are high, around 20%.
Get your classic kicks without worrying about reducing photo-periods in order to stimulate the onset of the flowering cycle.
Northern Lights Auto
Northern Lights Auto is a robust and resistant indica-dominant hybrid that produces generous yields. The scent and taste are fruity and sweet with earthy pine and sweet ‘n’ sour plum jam coming to the fore. THC levels are very high at 23% with a mere 0.5% CBD. The effect is one of mental relaxation coupled with a strong body high.
As with the vast majority of auto strains it grows well in all growing environments. It is very straightforward to cultivate preferring moderate levels of slow-release fertiliser. It has good resistance to mould, plant diseases and pests. Towards the end of its life a range of green, blue and purple shades will both surprise and delight growers.
Jack Herer Auto
Jack Herer Auto is a sativa-dominant strain. It is resistant to a range of plant diseases, produces good yields and has a pleasant and euphoric psychoactive effect. Jack Herer Auto has a sweet, peppery taste. Its THC production is 16% with 0.5% CBD giving a potent effect.
White Widow Auto
White Widow Auto takes the legendary White Widow strain a stage further so that growers no longer need to worry about reducing photo-periods in order to stimulate the onset of the flowering cycle. The White Widow marijuana strain has long been one of the most popular of the Seedsman strains and with good reason. It is famous for its fast and hard-hitting high which evolves into a very pleasant, relaxing effect.
The introduction of ruderalis genetics allows harvesting of trichome-covered frosty buds in only 11 weeks from germination from vigorous, quite short-statured plants that enable discreet outdoor crops to be grown almost anywhere. Yields are pretty impressive; up to 125 gms per plant! The smoke is very smooth with a little spiciness to the taste and the THC level comes in at a very generous 18%.