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Northern Lights x Big Bud Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 9  Viewed: 374,657 times  Rated by 9 users: 3.98/10
'Northern Lights x Big Bud' from Nirvana
LineageNL, Big Bud
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation55 to 60 days
Outdoor MaturationOct 15 to Oct 31
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureAverage size
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionSlightly skunky

  Breeder's Description - 'Northern Lights x Big Bud'
Northern Lights x Big Bud was developed with the grower and smoker in mind. Big Bud has outragouse yield but tends to be a bit weak for the heavy smoker. Crossing Big Bud with a very potent Northern lights has made a more potent bud with losing only a small percent of the yield. The smoke from Northern Lights x Big Bud is rich and deep and the taste is lightly skunky.

  Grower Report - chaos_thick_pipe on July 23, 2003, 5:37 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Very easy to grow. Handled transplanting and high nutes very well. Low odor, would be good for stealth cabs. Had a little trouble cloning but was moslty user error. My plants had very tight internode spacing, and bushy. I vegged them for 4 weeks and switched to 12/12, plants were about 2 1/2 ft at h ...continued

  Grower Report - R00tH4x0r on July 23, 2003, 7:17 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency7  StatureAverage size

This is my first 100% Indica I've grown and I love it! The second you toke on this you get the hit - no creeping at all, I knew exactly where I was - deep in the body stone.

At a party, where everyone had been smoking C99, as soon as this got passed around people went quiet and smiles came onto t

  Grower Report - bact on September 1, 2003, 2:49 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureSomewhat tall and lanky

NLxBB Very nice, clean daytime high, couchlock. Very big yield, didn't smell as much as the AK47 when dried or in flower. I grew a 6 foot monster, very big cola, very easy nice strain to grow and easy to clone.

Taste: I believe came from the nice Northern Light side, was a bit smooth, didn't have

  Grower Report - FrostyFlake on September 20, 2003, 8:42 pm  
Northern Lights x Big Bud from Nirvana rated 8.14  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat
Yield8  PhenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Ease9  Indoor45 to 50 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level9  Odor: During grow, not too stinky. After cure, very pungent. After smoking, when the room is full of smoke is the best part, smells wonderful.
Taste Level7  Taste: Has a taste that is typical of high-end Indica, very nice indeed.
Grower's Tilt8  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

I grew these two Northern Lights x Big Bud indoors from seed. One matured much faster than the other and yielded about a half ounce less than the longer flowering plant.

First plant came down after 49 days of flowering (counting from onset of flowering, not from light switch). Second plant came down after 60 days of flowering.

This was my first grow and I'm really pleased with this strain. I have no scale but I estimate the yeilds at 2 1/2oz and 3oz for each plant. I'm pretty sure they would have yeilded better if I didn't make a few mistakes along the way.

Overall I give the strain a thumbs-up and will likely grow it again someday.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage UsedNot Listed
Average Plant Height36
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per Plant3.00
Pruning or Plant StyleTree
Fertilization MethodOrganically fed

Grow was done organically in soil. Flowering nutes included Foxfarm Bigbloom and Alaska Mor-Bloom.

Initially flowering was started with two 150w HPS lamps but a week or so into flowering I switched to a 1000w Hortilux HPS. The plants really responded well to the switch to a larger light.

Report added by: FrostyFlake

  Grower Report - dk420420dk on October 14, 2003, 1:41 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Grew out two NLxBB seeds left over from last year under a 100 watt MH. Took two clones of each plant, and sexed the seeded plants. Kept the two female clones. One died due to grasshoppers. They were transplanted outdoors mid June into 5 gallons of organic soil. Grew into one main cola with some side ...continued

  Grower Report - CannaLogic on November 24, 2003, 4:53 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This is an amazing strain! Many people put down the BigBud for it's lack of potency... but I have found now that it is mixed with the Northern Lights it is a much better plant. The internodes are very tight together and the buds were super-dense. It is a very tough strain... I was growing it with Sn ...continued

  Grower Report - godshavethequeen on December 24, 2003, 10:52 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureVery short and squat

The Northern Lights Big Bud is a great strain for stealth cabs, new growers or anyone looking for an easy-to-grow potent plant. It handled transplants, abuse and high ferts well. I grew it FIM and scrog style. My yield was approx. 5 ounces (dried) under fluoros. I feel the total yield could have bee ...continued

  Grower Report - wasteland420 on January 3, 2004, 2:27 am  

Overall Rating7  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I planted 9 seeds, 8 sprouted, 3 females survived through flowering. The plants were vegged for 35 days and flowered for first 2 weeks under 300 watts of shoplight provided flouro. Plants were then flowered under 400 watt hps for an additional 60 days.
I didn't run into too many problems dur

  Grower Report - stickman10 on July 12, 2004, 6:53 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size

NL#5 x BigBud is a GREAT beginner strain! This was my very first grow and these plants took some heavy abuse during the early stages due to my lack of experience, especially with watering. To my surprise, they bounced back beautifully every time. A very forgiving strain!

I was lucky to have a 10

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Northern Lights x Big Bud'