White Widow: A Globally Known Legend
Although the exact origin of the strain is shrouded in mists, we can assure that White Widow is a Dutch classic, as the plant was first cultivated in this country.
The original White Widow was created when a sativa landrace from Brazil was pollinated by an indica hybrid from southern India. WW was reportedly the result of years of selection and breeding in the mountains of Kerala. There she was bred to produce resinous weed.
Since its original launch in the 1990s, White Widow seeds have been distributed worldwide. This has led to several variations of the original strain. Today, most reputable seed banks have a version of WW in their offerings. The master breeders variant offers a perfect balance of 50% indica and 50% sativa genes. The ratio is exactly 50/50, offering the best of both worlds.
White Widow Strain Guarantees Good Yields
Our White Widow feminized grows to about 1m tall indoors and reaches about 2m outdoors. She needs a lot of light but can also be grown in cool climates such as France, UK and Holland. When grown indoors, she can yield 16-17.6lbs/3.2”² under a 600W light. Outdoor growers can harvest between 19.4-21lbs/plant. This cultivar does better in warm climates. Nevertheless, she also delivers excellent results in Northern European regions.
White Widow finishes flowering after 8-10 weeks and requires little maintenance. This is the perfect plant if you are growing for the first time. The characteristics also make her great for SOG and ScrOG cultivation.
If you don’t subject her to training techniques she develops a large central cola. Although this looks beautiful and impressive, you will improve the result with training. Top each plant early in the growing period and apply LST and defoliation so she produces buds in more areas and improves air circulation through the canopy.
White Widow: One Of The Most Uplifting Strains
The effects produced by smoking White Widow are in line with those of the best sativa-dominant plants. She produces an outstanding, almost psychedelic high. Smokers feel it in their heads and are surprised by a cerebral surge. When exhaling, you notice a clear and fresh aroma of pine with a hint of citrus. This makes for an invigorating and tasty smoking experience. White Widow feminized from RQS is not just another WW variety. She delivers old school genetics in a next-gen experience that you won’t soon forget.
This effect makes White Widow an ideal smoke on busy days and during creative projects. Her energizing high provides enthusiasm and motivation to keep you focused and creative for a longer period than usual.
Her compact buds produce high concentrations of terpenes, such as myrcene, pineene and caryophyllene. These aromatic compounds combine to create a flavor consisting of notes of spice, grittiness and pepper. In this regard, White Widow lends itself especially well to the creation of savory edibles. In these, its spiciness comes into its own.
White Widow Strain Characteristics
White Widow is a balanced indica-dominant cross. She originated in Holland in the mid 90s. Thanks to her unique, euphoric high, she has become a favorite in Amsterdam’s coffee shops.
- Genes: 60% Indica / 40% Sativa
- Parents: Brazilian Sativa, South-Indian Indica
- THC: 20%
- CBD: Average
- Flavors: Fruity, Sweet, Sugar, Citrus
- Effects: Relaxing, Euphoric
In 1994, White Widow was released by Shantibaba, former co-owner of Green House Seeds. The exact origin of the mother plant used is still debated. Most likely this is Sativa Manga Rosa, an old-school Brazilian landrace.
White Widow contains a moderate amount of THC. Nowadays there are other cannabis strains that surpass her in potency, but still you should not underestimate White Widow. Lovers love this strain for its distinct effects that combine indica relaxation with a cerebral sativa kick.
The appearance of White Widow is one of its most striking features. This is because of its enormously high resin production. In flowering, she gets covered with a thick layer of white trichomes, where White Widow gets her name from.
White Widow Strain Growing Characteristics
White Widow possesses many amazing properties. Yet, she is quite easy to grow and shows extraordinary powers in the grow room. And, we said it, when harvest time comes, you’ll see buds dripping with resin.
- Ease of growing: Beginner
- Environment: Outdoor / Indoor
- Climate: Temperate, Continental
- Variety: Feminized
- Height Indoor: 1”9-3”3
- Height Outdoor: 4”9-6”6
- Flowering time: 8-10 Weeks
- Harvest time (Outdoor): Late September / Early October
- Yield Indoor: 14lbs/3.2”²
- Yield Outdoor: 28.2-31.7lbs/plant
White Widow is suitable for growing indoors as well as outdoors. Growing this strain is relatively easy as she has a high natural resistance to mold and pests. Good results are also possible in colder climates. Indoors, the flowering time is about 8-10 weeks. Outdoors, the harvest time is in late September or early October. Indoors she reaches a maximum height of 3”3, which makes her easy to put up in a small tent. Outside you will see taller plants of about 4”9-6”6.
White Widow feels at home in all kinds of growing environments. She performs particularly well in a ScrOG or hydroponic setup. The average yield when grown indoors is around 14lbs/3.2”². However, experienced growers report higher results. Outdoor yields reach up to 28.2-31.7lbs/plant, under optimal conditions.
White Widow Strain Aroma And Effect
The aroma of White Widow is mainly sweet and fruity, with pronounced scents of kiwi and passion fruit, complemented by Skunk. This blend delivers a fruity, silky smoke experience, while citrus flavors linger on your tongue.
White Widow contains an average of 20% THC, making it moderately potent. Users report that she first induces happy euphoria, followed by a strong, physical relaxation. Many people love the soothing, mentally uplifting effect. The advice is to enjoy White Widow in the evening, but daytime use is not uncommon.
White Widow Strain | Frequently Asked Questions
What is the effect of the White Widow Strain?
It provides a high that increases motivation and enthusiasm.
Would you advise me to grow the White Widow Strain inside or outside?
However you like, as long as you can offer the right conditions.
Is the White Widow Strain suitable for beginners?
Yes, because this strain is very easy to grow.
Is the White Widow Strain indica or sativa?
It’s 60% indica and 40% sativa.
Where does the White Widow Strain come from?
Originally it is believed to come from the Netherlands.