Ice® is derived from crossing Skunk Special with White Widow. Out of 500 female plants one plants was selected for its ability to express both sides equally. It has the ginormous buds of Skunk Special together with the resin production and sheer power of White Widow.
Ice® recorded the highest levels of THC at the 1998 High Times Cannabis Cup (published in Weed World magazine). Multiple back-crossing (squaring and cubing) has resulted in specific desired traits being stabilised and at one point even some Blueberry genetics were added and subsequently stabilised. This plant withstands high temperatures well and is primarily intended to be an indoor strain although it is worth pointing out that it will flourish in a Mediterranean-type climate outdoors.
With a two week vegetative period before being put into flowering plants will grow to about 60 - 80 cm. tall. The flowering period will endure for approximately 60 days giving a total growing time of about 75 days with outdoor harvests being ready in mid-October for northern Europe. Yields are very high and the buds have a very strong diesel-fuel smell and taste which comes across as being rather medicinal in nature. The effect hits hard and fast with a true indica body-stone that will get growers very relaxed indeed.
|Genetics||Skunk Special x White Widow|
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Yield||Outdoors: 750 gr/plant plus|
|Plant Height||60 - 80 cm.|
|Flowering Time||8 Weeks|
|Harvest Month||2nd half of October|
|Taste / Flavour||Diesel, Fuel|
|Effect||Body, Long-lasting, Physical, Strong|
About Female Seeds
Ferry, the creator and head cultivator at Female Seeds started making regular seeds during his studies in the early 90’s, purely as a source of extra income. However, the high demand for new strains from Amsterdam combined with the excellence of the products that Ferry was producing, his business truly exploded and became a major player in the regular cannabis seed business by the end of the 1990’s.
Speaking of this unexpected expansion, Ferry said, “I never thought an extra student income would lead to such a serious business. Ultimately my dream was to save money for a small self-sufficient eco farm.”
At the end of the 21st century, the first feminised seeds were introduced to the market. They were very popular, but also very unreliable. Ferry’s experience in massive regular seed production combined with his engineering background motivated him to investigate how to produce 100% reliable female seeds.
Because of this, Ferry switched his focus from regular to feminised seeds, and by 2003, he introduced Female Seeds to the market. It became a huge success immediately because of his decision to price his seeds below market average while still maintaining the quality of his products. In fact, Female Seeds became so popular in such a short space of time, the company had difficulties to meet the demand.
Around this time, many new feminised seedbanks started to enter the market. However, a good reputation, reliable and unique products, value for money and friendly customer service helped Female Seeds to differentiate ourselves from the mass.
Ferry spoke about the current success of his company saying, “Female Seeds has now entered a state of transition, from a company to a movement to invest in sustainable independent growing systems, like aquaponics and LED systems. Furthermore all profits will be invested into cooperative systems, ecological projects and agriculture. Helping people to have a happy sustainable lifestyle is our overriding goal."