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Cannabis strains whose names contain the word “white” are varieties of hybrids with a significant yield of dense buds. These are being covered with a thick layer of resinous crystals towards the end of the flowering period. White strains tend to have a strong genetic base in indicas and produce thick and solid flowers that mature quickly; a fact that only increases their popularity.

Although many white cannabis varieties proudly claim to be direct descendants from the famous White Widow, it´s not always the case. In fact, any strains that are potent enough to become coated in so much resin that they turn white may be called “white” by their proud growers.

White Widow and White Russian

People who enjoy White Widow should not miss White Russian next time they’re deciding what to grow – this strain was originally bred by a Dutch seedbank Serious Seeds. It is an indica-dominant hybrid of two legends of growing and breeding – the genuine White Widow, and the AK-47, which was, in its time (late 1990s), considered the most potent strain in the world, with THC content over 22%. Of course, there are many strains nowadays with THC content of as much as 30%, but anything above 20% was far from average weed fifteen or twenty years ago.

Every new bud, harvest or joint show that white cannabis strains consistently belong among the strongest and most popular ones, providing users with a strong feeling of deep physical relaxation, introspection and calmness.

Cannabis strains whose names contain the word “white” are varieties of hybrids with a significant yield of dense buds. These are being covered with a thick layer of resinous crystals towards the end of the flowering period. White strains tend to have a strong genetic base in indicas and produce thick and solid flowers that mature quickly; a fact that only increases their popularity. Although many white cannabis varieties proudly claim to be direct descendants from the famous White Widow, it´s not always the case. In fact, any strains that are potent enough to become coated in so much resin that they turn white may be called “white” by their proud growers. White Widow and White Russian People who enjoy White Widow should not miss White Russian next time they’re deciding what to grow – this strain was originally bred by a Dutch seedbank Serious Seeds. It is an indica-dominant hybrid of two legends of growing and breeding – the genuine White Widow, and the AK-47, which was, in its time (late 1990s), considered the most potent strain in the world, with THC content over 22%. Of course, there are many strains nowadays with THC content of as much as 30%, but anything above 20% was far from average weed fifteen or twenty years ago. Every new bud, harvest or joint show that white cannabis strains consistently belong among the strongest and most popular ones, providing users with a strong feeling of deep physical relaxation, introspection and calmness.

Top 10 White Widow hybrid strains

White Widow is one of the most famous and most popular cannabis strains on the planet. Besides a great smoke herself, White Widow is also a very popular plant for crossbreeding. Since the nineties many different strains have been crossed with With Widow creating beautiful new varieties. Here are our faves, with an extra special “bonus” strain if you still cannot make up your mind.

1. Blue Widow

This feminized cross between a Blueberry strain and White Widow is appreciated by growers worldwide. It produces a lovely, fast-growing, vigorous plant. The buds are large and compact with lots of trichomes.

The THC content can range between 12-16%. While it is a sativa dominant, this is a real 50-50 sativa-indica hybrid. This is also a good plant to nurture and shape with ScrOG techniques. The bud even develops a beautiful blue colour when grown in outdoors, colder temperatures.

It is also a lovely smoke. The flavour and aroma is one of bittersweet berries. The effect? A powerful, long-lasting bud which produces mellow, long-lasting effects.

2. Moby Dick

This cross between a Haze and a White Widow has created a truly well-rounded hybrid. Moby Dick has fast become an international star because of its great genetics. This is a fast-growing, large yield, potent contender. Indoors, this plant can generate about 180 grams per plant. When grown outdoors, this baby will deliver even more. 230 grams per plant is not uncommon.

Moby Dick’s aroma is flowery and fresh, with hints of lemon and exotic woods. Its powerful high will infiltrate your brain and body with a strong and pleasant stone.

3. White Russian

This cross between AK-47 and White Widow dates back to the 1990’s. This plant grows to a medium height, and produces dense, resinous flowers. The crystals start to begin appearing after only five weeks of flowering. The plants are also quite smelly during growth and flowering.

The high is a pleasantly cerebral one. That said, this baby has won medical prizes too for fast relief. With a 22% THC concentration, that is not surprising. But these stretch from the mid-nineties and Cannabis Cup fame. This is a very popular strain. More recent awards include the El Punto Cup in 2005 and at the Highlife Cup in Amsterdam in 2013.

4. American Pie

This 60% sativa dominant hybrid is a mix of Power Plant and White Widow. With a THC level of 20%, its intense cerebral highs are just one element of American Pie’s popularity. The plant has a large, compact flower that produces resinous crystals. Plants reach full maturity between 65-75 days. Harvests can also be very rewarding. Plants can bring home up to 550 grams a square meter.

Growing is also straightforward. This is a good candidate for ScrOG growing and pruning methods. When grown outdoors, the best time for harvest is in the middle of October.

5. Mohan Ram

Growing this feminized hybrid has been described as creating an environment of being in an Asian garden. Beyond its aesthetics, this plant is easy to grow. It also produces hefty buds quickly. Grown indoors, the plant can reap up to 500 grams per square meter. Outdoors it remains a compact plant.

Due to its heavy indica influences, this is a popular strain with medical users, particularly those suffering from insomnia or nausea. It is 85% indica and as such is an ideal plant to unwind to or relieve pain.

6. Shark Attack

Despite its vicious name, smoking this strain is actually a trip into mellowness. This is a cross between Super Skunk and White Widow. The end result? A feminised, indica-dominant strain that is also very easy to grow. This is also a very vigorous plant. Buds are thick, compact and resinous. This plant also performs well either in or outdoors.

The aroma and scent are reminiscent of lemony flowers.

7. G13 Widow

This strain has a definite cult following. Who can blame them really? The exotic influences that go into its genetics are inspiring enough. G13 Widow combines Afghan, South Indian and Brazilian influences in a single plant. Yields are high – between 400-500 grams per square meter. The aroma is very intense. Medical users value this plant highly.

This plant is well suited for either in or outdoor cultivation. That said, do not be surprised if your plant does not look like you expected it to. Appearance can range from a tightly packed indica to one with a more statuesque sativa look but indica flowering pattern. Taste and aroma can also vary from plant to plant. Breeders who stick with this strain have developed their favourite clones and stick with them.

8. Flash Back 2

This is White Widow crossed with Flo. The end result? A trichome coated bud with a powerful and cerebral high. Aromas elicit the feeling of traveling to an exotic country.

White Widow is one of the most popular strains of all time. Mixed with other cannabis strains, you create new varieties. Check out our Top 10!