Black Widow is better known by its other name - White Widow. Upon its release in 1994 it won numerous admirers and the very next year was awarded the 1st. Prize in the High Times Cannabis Cup. Black Widow is the product of a cross between a Brazilian sativa with a hybrid from South India.
Black Widow is a small to medium-sized vigorous plant that can be grown indoors and outdoors. Indoor growers will be able to harvest between 350 - 450 gr/m2 in 10 weeks of flowering for the best resin production. Buds will be dense and white with resin crystals. The smell is fairy strong so it might be a good idea to use some air-filtering depending on neighbour issues. When cultivated outdoors and sown during June as much as 300 - 400 gr/plant will be produced with harvest in the northern hemisphere being around the end of September or early October. This harvest date has implications for those living in regions that experience a lot of rain at that time as harvest could be compromised. In such cases greenhouse cultivation could well provide the answer.
This is a good strain for amateur breeders to experiment with and Mr. Nice recommends using selected males for this purpose. The aroma and flavour are quite smooth and floral. The production of THC is in the high category and often reaches 20%. The effect is initially very physically hard-hitting and dramatic in its attack but this evolves into a more relaxed and cerebral feeling. Black Widow has therapeutic applications for pain relief and muscle spasms.
|Breeder/Brand||Mr Nice Seedbank|
|Genetics||Brazilian sativa x South Indian Indica|
|Pack Size||18 Seeds|
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|THC Content||Unknown - High|
|Yield||Indoor: 350/450 g/m2 ; Greenhouse or Outdoor: 300/400 g/plant.|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||8-10 Weeks|
|Harvest Month||Late September - Early October|
|Medical Conditions||Muscle Spasm, Pain|
|Taste / Flavour||Flowery|
|Effect||Body, Cerebral, Happy, Long-lasting, Powerful, Relaxing|
|Awards||1st Prize, HTCC, 1995;|
About Mr Nice Seedbank
Howard Marks and Shantibaba, the men who created Mr Nice Seedbank, met during the late 1990's while living and working in Holland. In 1995, Shantibaba had set up the Greenhouse Seed Company. Coincidentally, at the same time, Howard was released from a lengthy imprisonment in the USA.
During the next few years, the two became very good friends and discussed the possibility of working together. They decided to start a seed company to help growers throughout the world.
In 1998, Shantibaba sold his interest in the Greenhouse Seed Company and, as a sole trader, set up Mr Nice Seedbank, which has always been and remains a Dutch company. He established Mr Nice Seedbank, with its forty parent plants, to make strains and seeds available to all levels of growers in order to help them spread the genetic diversity of cannabis.
Rather than joining any seed companies' bandwagon by merely chasing money, Mr Nice Seedbanks dedicated their efforts to make old and new world seeds available for growers. They did not care how many seeds they sold or whether they had a profile in the limelight.
In 1999, Dutch law changed and no longer permitted the production of seeds. However, selling seeds imported from another country remained legal. Mr Nice wanted to fulfil their project without breaking any country's laws. Accordingly, they moved growing operations to Switzerland, where the law permits growing cannabis for seed production. Many Dutch seed companies lost plants, mother rooms, and seed crops, but in Switzerland, Mr Nice seed production blossomed.
Mr Nice Seedbank has consistently maintained a visible presence on various helpdesks, directly interacting, testing, and researching with the growers of its products. Their aim is to help people, wherever they are, who have worked or intend to work with any of their product.
You can buy all of the strains created by Mr Nice Seedbank at Seedsman now.