Ice is a three-way hybrid that was bred from a Pure Afghan with Northern Lights and Skunk. The name Ice is said to stand for Indica Crystal Extreme which gives a good clue as to its resin-producing capabilities. Great strain to use for producing extracts from, even the trim is covered in crystals.
Ice is a 90% indica cannabis plant that only reaches a height of approximately 100 cm. Pinching the top out of the plant will make it grow substantially bushier with a worthwhile increase in yields. It is recommended for indoor cultivation unless growers live in a warm climate region such as that of the Mediterranean or California. It will not thrive in cool, often damp, northern European summers.
Ice looks like a typical indica plant, squat with broad, dark green leaves. It can be harvested in 8 weeks of flowering although it is recommended to leave for up to another two weeks as this will really maximise its resin production. Yields are in the region of 400 - 450 gr/m2 under a 600 watt grow light. Plants grown outdoors can yield as much as 500 - 550 gr/plant as, when planted either in the ground or in very large pots, each plant can grow as tall as 150 - 200 cm. In this environment harvest will be during the month of September in northern latitudes. Buds are very dense and compact and therefore it is a very good idea to keep a watchful eye as harvest-time approaches as mould can sometimes be an issue.
THC production is high at 18% while CBD is said to be low. The effect is very physical and is the very definition of the term couch-lock. It's heavy and hard-hitting and, unless you are a very experienced smoker, not recommended for daytime use at all. This is classic chill-out bud that is also a good solution to those with sleeping problems such as insomnia.
|Breeder/Brand||Royal Queen Seeds|
|Genetics||Afghan x Northern Lights x Skunk|
|Yield||Indoor: 400 - 450 g/m2; Outdoors: 500 - 550 gr/plant|
|Plant Height||100 cm.|
|Flowering Time||8 - 10 weeks|
|Effect||Couch Lock, Long-lasting, Physical, Powerful, Relaxing, Sleepy|
About Royal Queen Seeds
Founded in the Netherlands, Royal Queen Seeds is made up of an experienced team of breeders who have lead the company to the forefront of the cannabis seedbank market in Europe. With popularity growing significantly, the seedbank hopes to become a global market leader in the not too distant future.
Royal Queen Seeds was born out of a passion for all things cannabis. Their founder had been involved with the cannabis growing scene for many years, expanding his knowledge and honing his skills. This, combined with a burning desire to make his envisioning of high-quality strains available across the world made the creation of Royal Queen Seeds an inevitability. The aim of Royal Queen Seeds as a company is to breed their own varieties of cannabis strains, ensuring that the best genetics are available for growers everywhere to cultivate and work with.
Royal Queen Seeds cites its grower’s individual experiences as the reason for their exceptionality as a company. These experiences have helped shape and mould their cannabis strains into what they are; unique and award winning.
There are many strains in the Royal Queen Seeds collection that have gained notoriety. The Skunk XL and Royal AK strains are very popular for their robust vigors, powerful aromas and their general cultivation simplicity. However, Royal Queen Seeds have recently garnered praise for their Euphoria collection. The variety won first place for best medical strain at the Highlife Cup in 2015 thanks to its potency and well balance THC:CBD ratio.
Everyone at Royal Queen Seeds lives and breathes cannabis, and put every ounce of their passion into our seeds, that is why they are making waves across the world as one of the best and most reliable breeders on the market. Their comprehensive library of strains are all available at Seedsman now.