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Northern Lights #5 Seeds from British Columbia Seed Co

  Grower reports: 4  Viewed: 153,769 times  Rated by 4 users: 6.16/10
'Northern Lights #5' from British Columbia Seed Co
LineageNorthern Lights (F-5 IBL)
FamilyNorthern Lights
OriginNorth America
Indoor Maturation45 to 50 days
Outdoor MaturationNot Listed
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureSomewhat short and squat
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionNot Listed

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights #5'
This state of the art Indica is the result of over 25 years of selective breeding. We have bred for vigorous growth, high yield and a superb high. A must for growers who prefer short, bushy plants. The buds have an extremely frosted, resinous appearance. Truly one of the best all-around indoor plants in our collection. Our #1 selling strain with thousands of satisfied customers.

  Grower Report - xdjangox on August 19, 2003, 8:58 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectVaried effects
Potency9  StatureVery short and squat

I grew this as a newbie and it was as hardy, stable, squat and low odour as the classic NL reputation suggests, with all the potency as well.

Odour: Oddly, plants smelled more skunky in veg than flower, when they were sweet 'n' low odour. A very sweet 'n' citrusy grapefruit smell, but stealthy.

  Grower Report - Maliboo on December 2, 2003, 10:28 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I flowered 2 British Columbia Seed Co. NL#5 along with 3 Sensi Seed Bank Northern Lights. The NL#5 out performed the Sensi in every way. The buds swelled up a lot more, earlier, and had even more resin which is saying a lot cos the Sensi is heavily resined.

This strain is very very hardy and hard

  Grower Report - NWGREENY on May 6, 2005, 9:04 pm  
Northern Lights #5 from British Columbia Seed Co rated 3.57  

Overall Rating4  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency4  StatureSomewhat short and squat
Yield4  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease6  Indoor50 to 55 days
Appearance4  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level3  Odor: Low odor strain, resin ranged from skunky to citrus sweet.
Taste Level3  Taste: Light on the smell, skunky/fuely, citrus.
Grower's Tilt1  SexesFull hermaphrodites
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

Being from the NW I used to get NL#5 back in the day all the time, it was the local favorite for many years spanning the 80s and 90s. Then it all seemed to kind of dry up after BC bud became what you would normally see. So ever since I started growing I have allways wanted to see if I could get a good NL#5 plant. I didn't have any good connections to get the clone so the next best thing was seeds. I researched my ass off and after looking at all my options i.e.: Sensi's NL, Sag's NL#9, Nivana's NL, or BCSC's NL#5 I dicided to go with BC's. Their discription sounded exactly like what I wanted, a short high yielding branchy plant with great resin production and high. The tripple threat right?

Well I finally did it, I bought two packs of NL#5 and started all 24 seeds I was really only looking for that one pheno so I figured with 24 seeds I had a damm good shot.

All but 1 seed germed and then one didn't come up so I was down to 22. They all did fine as sprouts and there were no aparent runts in the mix. I transfered them into my veg room under a 1k MH once they had their first set of true leaves. They grew well in veg and I ended up with 5 males that showed in veg.

I transfed them into bloom after a month of veg. They all showed strong indica traits as advertised, some you could tell were more calumner and others more branchy. Four more ended up being males and were killed, so I was down to 13, one over 50% no complaints here.

Once they started to flower two different phenos apeared, the columnar pheno and the more brancy pheno, there were 5 columnar and 8 branchy. The columnar phenos remained shorter and the branchy phenos had more of a streach but none over 125%.

The columnar phenos were good they had average resin on most with two having slightly above average. One had a nice orange citus smell. The columnar pheno was ok, but nothing special.

The branchy pheno was my real hope because I already knew that is what I wanted, as opposed to the more columnar pheno. Unfortunately the brancy pheno of which there was 8 plants were almost all crap. Three had to be killed at 30 days because they were straight up hermi's and not just bannana's either (which all but 1 brachy pheno had) but full on nut sacks growing out of the buds. So I was down to 5 branchy pheno's after that. Those left had below average resin production with a generic, skunky/fuely smell and no pungency/potency at all.

Need less to say I was very disapointed with NL#5 from BCSC and would't recomend it to anyone. It was a total waste of time.

The pics I included with this report are mainly from the columnar pheno's as they were the only ones photo worthy but I also included a couple of pics of a brancy pheno for you guys to see.

  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used2100w to 5000w
Average Plant Height6
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per Plant2.00
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed


Report added by: NWGREENY

  Grower Report - Elephant on November 19, 2005, 10:00 am  

Overall Rating6  EffectNot Listed
PotencyNot Listed StatureSomewhat short and squat

Well, this was officially one of the most depressing experiences of my life. I spent months planning my first grow and building a wardrobe grow cabinet. I spent $1800 on equipment. I spent 3 months growing the plants. I started with 6 seeds. 1 didn't germinate, so I started a 7th. I got 2 females an ...continued

Marijuana Seeds Review: British Columbia Seed Co - 'Northern Lights #5'