Northern Lights


Northern Lights is one of the 3 most influential strains in history. It is a compact Afghan Indica, very easy to grow and very productive. The flowering period is record-breaking, only needing 45-50 days to produce fat and very resinous buds. The aroma of the flowers is very subtle and discreet, which makes it perfect for indoors. On the other hand, the flavor is intense and you will never forget it. After the first puffs you will feel warm and relaxing sensations that will induce sleep.

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Northern Lights is one of the most famous, spectacular, and cultivated Indica marijuana strains. It is also one of the most influential in history and a fundamental piece in the development of legendary strains like Jack Herer, Super Silver Haze, NL5 x Haze or the Diesel family, among many others.

Northern Lights is an Afghan Indica bred in the United States and brought to Europe by Nevil Schoenmakers in the 80s. First at The Seed Bank and later at Sensi Seeds, it would become one of the most coveted plants.

On prestigious pages like Seedfinder or Leafly, it is possibly the Indica strain with the best ratings. The reason is that no one can resist its charms and fall at its feet.

How to Grow Northern Lights

It’s a very, very simple plant and any grower will love having it in their closet or garden. It grows fast, is elegant like few others, and always offers top-tier flowers.

Outdoors, it usually stays under two meters, so it’s very discreet. Its structure is typical of a Christmas tree, with short internodes, thick branches, and large leaves.

Without belonging to the so-called Fast Versions, which contain Ruderalis genes but are not autoflowering, Northern Lights is one of the fastest flowering varieties in existence, as it is harvested in mid-September.

Indoors, it never complicates the grower’s life. It stretches little and is also famous for its discreet smell. Many growers even don’t install a carbon filter.

From the time the photoperiod is switched from growth to flowering, it is harvested in a record time of only 45-50 days. It’s one of the few strains with which you can get up to 8 annual harvests with a cabinet dedicated exclusively to the continuous flowering of cuttings.

Features of Northern Lights

The yields are very high considering its discreet size. Outdoor plants that reach larger sizes will produce up to 800 grams of heavy flowers. And indoors, anyone will get a yield of up to 550 grams per m² with a 300-350 W LED light.

The buds are large, extremely hard, and completely white due to the amount of resin they accumulate. It produces a typical Afghan hashish that will delight lovers of this type of extractions.

The aroma and taste are very subtle, a smooth smoke will leave very sweet, honey-like notes on the palate, with herbal and earthy touches and a spicy point.

The effects are so relaxing that a few puffs will be enough to stick you to the couch for hours. It is perfect as marijuana for the night.

What we like the most

  • Very easy to grow.
  • High production.
  • Beautiful purple buds.
  • Forest fruit flavor.
  • Very relaxing effects.
  • Its price.

What we like least

  • In flowering it smells quite a bit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions by growers interested in this strain:

When does outdoor Northern Lights start to flower?

Depending on the latitude of the crop, flowering begins between late July and early August.

When to cut an outdoor Northern Lights?

It is a super-fast flowering cannabis variety that is harvested in mid-September.

How to grow a feminized Northern Lights?

It’s a very simple, discreet, and productive plant. Use an organic fertilizer line to achieve the best flavor and potency.

What are the effects of bulk Northern Lights?

The effects are very relaxing and induce sleep.

Additional information






Northern Lights



Recommended crop

Interior and exterior

Flowering time


Indoor flowering

45-50 days

Outdoor harvest




Indoor production

450-550 g/m2

Outdoor production

600-800 g/plant

Outdoor height

2 m

Aromas and flavours

Earth, Herbal, Spices, Spicy, Sweet


Dream, Hunger, Relaxation


15% – 20%


Low: < 1%.


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