Neville's Haze is the legendary Haze strain that was named in honour of the father of modern cannabis seed companies, Neville Schoenmakers, an Aussie who was resident in Holland. It has an old-school scent and taste that will perhaps be familiar to cannabists who were smoking imported sativas such as Thai sticks and the like in the late sixties and early seventies.
Neville's Haze is a cross of NL5 Haze A with a Haze C; as such it is 75% sativa plant that is primarily intended for indoor growers in high latitudes - the only way that northern Europeans can grow a tropical sativa to maturity. Outdoors it will thrive within 10° of the equator and, grown in a greenhouse, maybe a few degrees higher. Indoors the best and most useful pheno-types are those that will finish flowering in less than 16 weeks. Plants that are still not finished by that time may be considered of little use unless the grower finds another trait that is particularly attractive to them in which case it is worth noting that cuttings taken from these plants can be re-vegged and that they will finish 2 or 3 weeks quicker than the mother.
When grown indoors under 600 watt lights yields of 400 gr/m2 are normal - not a huge amount for such a long flowering phase but then Neville's Haze was never about the yield. The flavour and high are what makes this so attractive to sativa connoisseurs. This plant grows tall and thin very much like a vine, and it is advised to put them into flowering indoors as soon as cuttings are rooted or seedlings have a few sets of leaves.
Outdoors growers should be prepared to utilise some training methods as this can become a very tall plant. North of the equator harvest time will not be until December, hence the need for a very warm climate! The aroma and flavour is very spicy and herbal with pine notes. The effect is totally cerebral, psychedelic and, for the uninitiated, like a trip on a rocket. Prepare for blast off!
|Breeder||Mr Nice Seedbank|
|Genetics||Haze x NL5/Haze|
|Pack Size||18 Seeds|
|Yield||Indoor: 400 g/m2|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||16 Weeks|
|Harvest Month||December northern hemisphere|
|Medical Conditions||Depression, Stress|
|Taste / Flavour||Haze, Pine, Spicy / Herbal|
|Effect||Cerebral, Long-lasting, Powerful, Psychedelic|
|Awards||1st Place, HTCC, 1998;|
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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.