The most powerful member of the Skunk family and therefore one of the most potent Indica-dominant strains ever made available, this very special hybrid is named in honour of the Hindu god Shiva, the Lord of Bhang.
Shiva Skunk seeds were an instant hit when released in 1987 as NL#5 x Sk#1. That simple working-title was of great interest to any growers familiar with the two famous parent-plants. A new cannabis strain combining distinct and stable genotypes is always noteworthy event, and that particular string of letters indicated something extraordinary.
NL#5 x Sk#1 offered growers a taste of ´cannabis cubed´ - a super-hybrid embodying the two most powerful cannabis strains known at the time. Before being formally named, Shiva Skunk was already building a reputation as the next step in marijuana breeding. Now, Sensi Seeds has taken Shiva Skunk one step further, releasing one of their all-time favourite strains as a uniform, reliable, all-female variety!
Both parents influence the prolific bud structure and knock-down potency of feminized Shiva Skunk seeds. Later in flowering, her buds greatly increase their mass and density and become encrusted with a trademark layer of oversized resin glands, courtesy of the one and only Northern Lights #5. Remarkable hybrid vigour allows feminized Shiva Skunk to out-perform even its distinguished parents in terms of yield and resin content.
Bouquet is musky and dank with sweet-citrus undertones; smoke is thick, expansive and resinous, described as ´creamy´ by veterans, sometimes as ´oily´ or ´heavy´ by novices. Shiva Skunk´s extreme body-mind potency can have a range of different effects in smokers, making them red-eyed and giggly, or deeply contemplative, or even filling them with energy and a desire for adventure. This is not a smoke to be taken lightly; remember that Lord Shiva´s primary title is The Destroyer!
About Sensi Seeds
There is no other seed bank in the world that has been coveted with more awards than Sensi Seeds. From the Highlife Cup to the Cannabis Cup, Sensi have achieved unrivalled legendary status in the seed bank world.
In the early 1970’s, the founder of Sensi, Ben, opened a clothes shop in the Dutch city of Rotterdam where he sold homemade clothing. A few years earlier, at the age of seventeen, he smoked his first joint. But it wasn’t until he began making regular trips to Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to purchase textiles that he became aware of the plant’s versatility. He learned about hemp fibre’s suitability as, among other things, a textile and was given cannabis and cannabis seeds by local farmers. Ben discovered that the cannabis plant had so much to offer in spite of it being prohibited and vilified in all corners of the world.
It became one of his passions to collect cannabis seeds from Central and South East Asia and the Asian subcontinent. Back home in the Netherlands, he started to cultivate these seeds in order to learn more about the growth process of this very special plant.
At the start of the 1980’s, the first examples of innovative, stabilised hybrids, such as Haze and Skunk, arrived in Europe from the United States. Ben was one of a mere three Dutch cultivators who were granted access to these hybrids, which are considered an important blueprint for the development of European hybrids.
At the end of the seventies, Ben found out that cannabis seeds did not fall under the cannabis prohibition; it was only the plant that was prohibited and not the seeds. As it was not illegal to sell seeds, Ben reasoned that the production process should not be illegal either. He started his seed company after a lawyer confirmed this insight and in 1985 the Sensi Seed Club, also known as the Sensi Connoisseurs’ Club, came into being. Ben took over a company called the Seed Bank in 1991 and the gene libraries were merged to create the Sensi Seed Bank as we know it today.
Sensi Seeds search for cannabis genetics has never ceased in the last 30 years. Their dedication towards genetic preservation has also never diminished. To this day, Sensi are true to their roots and are now, more than ever, aware that the future of cannabis genetic research lies in its past, in the genetics that started it all.
Sensi genetics offer not only the high yield and range of effects people search for, they actually represent a part of Cannabis’ history.
With a host of award winning strains, it would be unwise to overlook Sensi Seeds, available to buy at Seedsman now.