White Widow

Written by KindReviews on May 8th, 2011. Posted in Anxiety, Blog, Body Relaxation, Hybrid, Mood, Muscular, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains


General Information

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid (certain phenos can lean Indica though)

Genetics:  Brazilian Sativa combined with a South Indian hybrid

Geographic Origin:  India, Brazil — developed in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seed Company/Clone: Green House Seeds, released in 1994/95 — there is also an original version from the same parent plants dubbed “Black Widow” that is sold by Shantibaba of Mr. Nice Seeds, who is the original breeder of the strain for Green House.

Description: Called” white” due to its resin gland content as well as its tendency to not fully color up when ready to harvest, White Widow is known for being extremely potent.  A solid producer of connoisseur-quality nugs, it has been popular in Amsterdam coffee shops for many years and has been used in many breeding projects to increase the potency and vigor of other strains.  While not an outstanding yielder, it stays relatively short and compact, making it a good choice for home grows.  The males are said to be best for breeding because the females are not known for their smell and taste… the male will often lend the potency and trichomes of the strain while retaining the flavor terpenes of the chosen mother plant.


Story: Developed in 1994 by Green House Seeds/Coffeeshop in Amsterdam, the White Widow has gone on to win prizes and become one of the most popular and notorious strains in the world.  After the split of Shantibaba (and later, Neville Schoenmaker and Howard Marks) from Green House Seeds, they formed Mr. Nice Seedbank and re-created the strain from the original parent genetics, re-naming it “Black Widow”, as they lost the rights to the original name.  Many people prefer the Black Widow to the current Green House version.

Awards: 1st Place 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup – Bio (organic) category

Growing Information

Flowering Time: Shantibaba recommends a full 10 weeks of flowering for maximum resin production and potency, but some can finish as early as 56 days.

Preferred Growing Medium: Indoor is best for this strain and it flowers more quickly than when grown outdoors — Shantibaba recommends to keep the moisture level low to prevent mildew and to keep the fertilization schedule fairly light as well to let the flavors come out.

Patient Expectations

Scent: A blend of fruit and musky, putrid qualities — it hints at its potency with the smell, which has more of a bite to it than many fruity-smelling strains.  At times, it’s all lemons and hashiness, depends a bit on the phenotype.

Flavor: Often times neutral or even hashy due to the high trichome count, the strain sometimes has a citrusy, flowery bent, but is not known for being all that flavorful in general.

Effects: Cerebral and uplifting, this strain is powerful and consistent.  Though it keeps you mentally active and positive, it often comes with a strong couchlock tendency, especially later in the duration.  If harvested late, this strain can be especially narcotic for a Sativa and can make a mid-day nap a necessity.


White Widow- Biocare – October 2010

White Widow – Southwest Alternative Care – October 2010

White Widow – Mile High Medical – March 2010

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Comments (7)

  • rlp
    May 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

    The White Widow samples pictured above are from The Releaf Center (two different examples), Biocare (two different examples), and Southwest Alternative Care… The filenames have the MMC name in them so you can tell what’s what.

  • Henry
    January 13, 2012 at 1:34 am |

    White widow sounds like it may be a good drug for autism and really tough behaviors

  • Paul
    April 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm |

    I don’t know but this site says its Sativa dominat but on other sites it says 60/40 sat I just don’t know but I like the high off a Sativa Bud Only !!!!! I’d rather be high than Stoned when it comes to marijuana !!!!

  • Francine
    April 26, 2012 at 3:32 am |

    IT’s people who constantly talk about getting “high” and “baked” that are doing a real disservice to the people who truly use cannabis as medicine. Shame on you. If you don’t have a medical need, then don’t smoke or eat cannabis. But wait. According to the experts, almost everybody has some mental or physical problem now (except the experts of course), so what they hey…toke up everybody, we’re all destined for a diagnosis anyway! Weeeeeeeee

  • SmokeyMcTokinBluntd
    October 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm |

    Frankie, your a fag (:

  • SmokeyMcTokinBlunts
    October 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

    Frankie, you suck bawls :3

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