Black Widow is a Sativa dominant hybrid that has won several awards including Number One at the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. The strain is known to produce the highest of highs giving users trippy feelings of euphoric bliss. The strain retains its Indica heritage imparting a mild body high that can leave one stuck to the couch. Along with dry eyes and mouth, some users experience dizziness, paranoia, and minor headaches.
The strain is primarily used to increase appetite. Some people, however, use it for anxiety, stress, and/or insomnia relief. Due to its Indica properties, it also helps people with chronic pain. Because Black Widow induces feelings of laziness and sleepiness, it is recommended for evening use.
Black Widow is a dark deviation of its older sibling White Widow. Both are a mix of a Brazilian Sativa and a South-Indian Indica. Mr. Nice Seeds used selective breeding on White Widow to create a strain that is easy to grow and that produces high yields with a THC content of over twenty percent. The super-dense bright green buds are speckled with fine purple and orange-red hairs and frosted with trichomes.
The strain is best grown indoors or outside in a greenhouse since rainfall can greatly lower yields. It is naturally resistant to moulds, mildew, and pests, which make it an ideal choice for amateur growers. When grown indoors, it requires eight to ten weeks to flower. Outdoors, in the northern hemisphere, Black Widow is ready to harvest at the end of September/early October, even when planted as late as June. Experienced growers can harvest 350 to 450 grams per square meter indoors or 300 to 400 grams outside. While less experienced growers may yield less volume, those who wait until the end of the cycle will have frosted buds, which make it more than worth the effort. Males of this strain are great for cross-breeding with other strains.