Strain Review: Northern Light Automatic by Royal Queen Seeds

7 months ago

Greetings everyone!

Welcome to my Strain Review. Northern Light is not just another name for Aurora Borealis. It is a classic and one of the well-known Cannabis strains too. It was bred in the '70s in the USA from Afghani genetics. In the '80s it was brought to the Netherlands and since then became a cornerstone of modern breeding.
I had four seeds and successfully germinated two of them.


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Genetics: Northern Lights (Afghan x Afghan) x Ruderalis (Unknown)
Type: 100% Indica
Yield: 500 - 550gr/m2
Height: 80 - 120cm
Life Time: 9 - 10 weeks
THC: 14 - 16%
CBD: Low

Northern Light by RQS comes from an inbred line of NL #1; Afghan crossed and backcrossed with Afghan in any possible way during forty and something years period of time. It is a 100% Indica and automatic version follows the same path minus some percentage made by Ruderalis genes.


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She is a decent yielder. A single plant can easily deliver more than three ounces if no major error occurs. Can grow up to 120cm with many branches producing many medium-sized buds covered in resin. Great choice for making hash. Lifetime is longer than predicted by the breeder and can stretch up to three months.


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Aromas can be described as sweet with fruity and spicy hints. Medium THC content should not worry you. It delivers a nice relaxing yet social effect with cerebral buzz. Great for casual meetings with friends. Thanks to Ruderalis genes it has slightly higher CBD levels than fem or regular version.

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I can see from the first picture why they call it aurora borealis.

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Resin enlightens the room.

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never the less, those are some nice colors.

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This is not the same as aurora borealis strain just an fyi
https://www.leafly.com/indica/aurora-borealis

How often do you harvest a plant?

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Only once. Why?

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No I mean how often do you have plants finished. Cause it seems like you got a great rotation

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Three times per year with autos. If I really push, I could squeeze 7 grows in two years, but that means no holidays during that time haha.
Feminized could take a bit longer and I aim for 5 grows over two years.

Wow das nenne ich mal gelungen.
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Vielen Dank. Sie war eine der besser aussehenden.

Bloody Belters kiki :D
Super job!
Yeeow!