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Called “white” due to its heavy resin gland content as well as its tendency to not fully color up when ready to harvest, White Widow is known for being extremely potent. A solid producer of connoisseur-quality nugs, it has been popular in Amsterdam coffee shops for many years and has been used in many breeding projects to increase the potency and vigor of other strains. While not an outstanding yielder, it stays relatively short and compact, making it a good choice for home grows. The males are said to be best for breeding because the females are not known for their smell and taste… the male will often lend the potency and trichomes of the strain while retaining the flavor terpenes of the chosen mother plant.
Brazilian sativa combined with a South Indian hybrid
Developed in 1994 by Green House Seeds/Coffeeshop in Amsterdam, White Widow has gone on to win prizes and become one of the most popular and notorious strains in the world. After the split of Shantibaba (and later, Neville Schoenmaker and Howard Marks) from Green House Seeds, they formed Mr. Nice Seedbank and re-created the strain from the original parent genetics, re-naming it “Black Widow,” as they lost the rights to the original name. Many people prefer the Black Widow to the current Green House version.
A blend of fruit and musky, putrid qualities — it hints at its potency with the smell, which has more of a bite to it than many fruity-smelling strains. At times, it’s all lemons and hashiness, depends a bit on the phenotype.
Often times neutral or even hashy due to the high trichome count, the strain sometimes has a citrusy, flowery finish, but is not known for being all that flavorful in general.
Cerebral and uplifting, this strain is powerful and consistent. Though White Widow keeps you mentally active and positive, it often comes with a strong couchlock tendency, especially later in the duration. If harvested late, this strain can be especially narcotic for a sativa and can make a mid-day nap a necessity.
Indoor is best for this strain and it flowers more quickly than when grown outdoors — Shantibaba recommends to keep the moisture level low to prevent mildew and to keep the fertilization schedule fairly light as well to let the flavors come out.
Called "white" due to its heavy resin gland content as well as its tendency to not fully color up when ready to harvest, White Widow is known for being extremely potent. A solid producer of connoisseur-quality nugs
White Widow – When to harvest
Any ideas as to how long before these are harvestable?
I am also growing WW. How many weeks are you at?
I am on day 45/week 7
Just into Week 8. These plants are the furtherest along.
Ww is a 9 week flowering min – flush week 8 like the guys said!
The longer u flower – the better bud u will get – no more than 11 weeks tho
they look nice – small but they look pretty dense
I have my ww in 7 week veg +
10 week flower – all my ww are around 20” – 30” and thats just in veg
i have a thread of all my ladies – lots of pics – check it out
I would have thought someone would have asked whose White Widow is being grown and asked about. With at least 25 different White Widow strains to pick from, including the original Black Widow but not counting Doggies Nuts White Widow #1, and with flowering period lengths ranging from 55 days to 75 days, according to breeder information, there is bit of a difference in flowering period lengths.
Depending on which breeders White Widow someone grows it can be very predominantly sativa to very predominantly indica. That is at least in part why one person will advise that White Widow needs no less than ‘X’ number of weeks to flower and someone else will say White Widow needs ‘T’ number of weeks or ‘Z’ number of weeks. It is partially because people are familiar with different White Widow strains that have different needs and requirements.
That and many people willingly trade THC for increased levels of CBN when they allow their plants to grow long enough for amber trichomes to appear. But that is personal preference so if they enjoy increased levels of CBN, which causes people to feel confused and messed up rather than high or stoned that is their business. I just wish they would not tell others to harvest according to their personal taste rather than by the growers own personal taste and try to convince them that what they like the best is the point of perfection for harvest.
Thanks to all who responded. These are grown from Nirvana seeds and are currently in day 2 of flush. The pics are of the smallest plant
in the room (currently have 16) which seemed to be the most advanced.
Brick Top – Any idea?
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In the mid-1990s, a cannabis legend was born. Almost overnight, White Widow appeared on the menu of just about every coffeeshop in the Netherlands. This marijuana masterpiece went on to become a yardstick against which all other “white” marijuana strains are held up. Marijuana seeds of the White Widow strain grow into tall plants with delicate arms. Her buds are moderately compact in order to contain the copious amounts of THC resin she produces. Tending toward the Cannabis Sativa side, White Widow produces a buzz that is powerful yet energizing and very social.
Seedbank Nirvana Type Indoor Indica / Sativa Hybrid Feminized No Yield 300 – 400 Effect Stoney and high Grow height Medium Flowering weeks 9 / 11 weeks
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Description In the mid-1990s, a cannabis legend was born. Almost overnight, White Widow appeared on the menu of just about every coffeeshop in the Netherlands. This marijuana masterpiece went on to become a yardstick against which all other “white” marijuana strains are held up. Marijuana seeds of the White Widow strain grow into tall plants with delicate arms. Her buds are moderately compact in order to contain the copious amounts of THC resin she produces. Tending toward the Cannabis Sativa side, White Widow produces a buzz that is powerful yet energizing >Flowering weeks 9 / 11 weeks
strait from nirvanna!
@newgrowop: I dont mean to discourage some f the previous posters but if that is Nirvana White Widow (NWW) and you are at week 8 you still have between 2 weeks and a month to go.
I chopped 4 of 5 colas from a NWW because they were all sugary and 100% cloudy.
About 2 weeks ago I cut 2 of those 4 and during the hanging process these developed the nicer brown color but trics still cloudy. (Group A)
About 1 week ago (8 days precise) I cut the latter 2 colas and hung to dry half and other half I had to stab holes in 2 cardboard boxes and situate them 50 branches to a box. These started with 100% cloudy trics, but some had turned to amber, maybe a 0-5% weight.
I have since manicured the 4 colas and I have a total of 195.1g/6.8oz on its 2nd day curing in sealed glass jars.
The remaining cola is expected to yield a total dried weight of 50-75g. Finally, after like 11 weeks of flowering (have not been going by date/time AT ALL) it is showing signs of end of lifecycle. Of that cola, there are 7 large branches; 3 are the size of a large man’s fist and forearm up to 3/4 from the elbow. (upside down.. hell im high and you can figure the visual out. Ill post a pic once everything is wrapped up.) Anyway, two of those three big ones are finally turning a brown color, with the trics a really bright cloudy/marble look under 100x magnification. They have definitely made a lot of change in the 2+ weeks since I have cut the rest of it. However, the rest is still lagging behind. I am actually thinking about juicing a 50mL/50mL shot of DMG A+B and Revive just to get a little extra food boost. It has consumed the remaining fan leaves and most of the fat leaves.
I guess what I am saying is that based on those pictures, that plant is amazing and will continue giving forth more. I mean, in the last two weeks, three popcorn buds have presented themselves at the very base of the trunk, at the level of hydroton. Quarter sized little buds. The only reason I cut the 4 colas when I did is because I had 2 major (personal perspective — 8″) floods because due to the apocalyptic rains and where the buds were softball sized at the top they started developing a mold. I noticed the spores with unaided eye but I also have hawk eyes. I then proceeded to inspect them at 60x and 100x and found them to be what appeared to be microscopic mold “corals” not unlike the actual [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Goniopora djiboutiensis [/FONT]coral. The difference was that the stalk was a crystallized fibre, and the tentacled part had the air-catching properties of a down feather. They were nearly impossible to wrangle with weed-impaired, heavy handed, primitive jabbing with tweezers. While investigating my huge bud knots, I spread them to notice to my horror some more sites cropping up.
The floods also came with about 10 power outages. The outages were not so bad in the fact they were each only a couple minutes, up to 30. However, it seems it was the maximum capacity my surge protectors could do, and I have 2x 6900 Joule Surge Protectors, and 4 1175J. My ballasts and lights and all the critical stuff remained intact but one surge protector was toast and it included my 900CFM Squirrel Cage fan.
On top of that, the humidity levels and temperature in the basement was around 80RH/86F so I got chickenshit and started test drying little branches at a time. I was really satisfied with what I was blessed with.
So ive gotten nearly 7oz so far, with I think 7g sacrificed to mold/fungus/coral and I can reliably expect to have 8.5-9oz?
Please, let it go as far as it desires. 2 weeks to a month is my advice, growing same stuff as you.
Nirvana White Widow – Deep Water Culture 20gal H2O, 120gal Airstone movement
2x 430w Phillips SonAgro + Digitek Electronic Ballasts
Dutch Masters Gold A+B Grow and Bloom set
Penetrator, Liquid Light, SuperThrive, Advanced Nutrients Revive, and the occasional hotbox for CO2 and good vibes
195.1g/6.88oz (est. 250g/8.81oz) Rootball = bigger than your momma’s nappy head. Trunk = 5.25″ circumference 4″ from base.
Any ideas as to how long before these are harvestable? 🙄