What’s the genetic origin of CBD Northern Lights Fem?
It couldn’t be any other way: this is the cross of our Northern Lights (IBL) with CBD Critical XXL, a strain with high cannabidiol levels that also provides this plant with vigorous growth and a large size, all of which translate into increased yields that have rarely been seen before.
The exact lineage and history of Northern Lights are obscured by mystery, but it is generally believed that this strain derives from the cross of two building blocks for many modern hybrids: native Thai and Afghan varieties that were subsequently stabilised, generation by generation, by selecting the most indica-leaning specimens, until she became an IBL variety.
The IBL acronym stands for ‘in-bred line’, and refers to stabilised cannabis hybrids whose cross has been made using plants with almost identical genotypes. In other words, these plants are crossed with themselves (inbreeding).
Northern Lights is rumoured to have been first grown on the American West Coast, in the state of Washington (more specifically, in the outskirts of Seattle). She then reached popularity in Europe in the mid-1980s, where she was improved, leading to a real breakthrough in the world of cannabis genetics.
Since her first appearance, this cult classic (and favourite of many top weed fans) has been the starting point for some of the most popular strains available on the market today. These include Super Silver Haze, Jack Herer, or the automatic Low Ryder. Forty years later, Northern Lights is mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother to literally hundreds of cannabis varieties.
On the other hand, we find CBD Critical XXL, the medical sister of our renowned BCN Critical XXL, that is, the hardiest and most productive version of this strain ever created, and a true classic that never disappoints. This is also true of CBD Critical XXL, also known as ‘Critical Light’ thanks to her THC content (never above 0.5%), and also thanks to the fact that she is an exceptionally reliable and stable strain, loved by users looking for high CBD levels. The aroma and flavour that have made the Critical varieties so popular shouldn’t be overlooked either. The deep citrus tones that are so characteristic of this lineage are on this occasion accompanied by a unique halo of sweetness.
The good news is that now users and growers don’t need to choose between these two legendary strains: with CBD Northern Lights Fem by Seedstockers, fans of quality marijuana can have the best of both, all topped off with an added high cannabidiol count. What more could you ask for?