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Northern Lights x Big Bud Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 9  Viewed: 374,659 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  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

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 d

  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  
Northern Lights x Big Bud from Nirvana rated 7.71  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat
Yield9  PhenotypeIndica
Ease7  Indoor60 to 65 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level7  Odor: Tough to describe... sort of citrus like, very funky.
Taste Level7  Taste: Very smooth and flavorfull, again in the citrus flavor.
Grower's Tilt9  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI Rating1.100  Vintage: Not Listed

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 Snow White and all issues I ran into showed up either only on the SW or on the Sw first. The NLxBB was very forgiving to nutrient issues etc. Again the yield is amazing, and the flavor and sent is a nice citrus as well. One thing I love about the flavor is it lasts right down to the last hit!

The high is also very nice.... Wonderful body buzz... (Weightless tingle type).. It harbors a unique body buzz to say the least. On top of that, it has a nice bit of heady high to kick it up a bit. It is a very pleasurable high. It's not 'one hit quit’ but definitely will get you there in a reasonable amount of consumption. This strain is leaps and bounds above the Original BB.

As far as appearance it is very very dense and very very trichome covered... it starts bulking up and getting frosty around 3 weeks flowering. Soon they get really sticky. When you break up a properly handled dry bud there is a pile of kif on the table!

All and all it is a wonderful strain... great yields, easy to grow, and great end product!
Check out the pics, they speak for themselves.

The pics I've included are throughout the growth cycle. They indicate the day in the image name

If you want to see the full growth cycle, check out this thread:
Note: the grow also contained Nirvana Snow White
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used260w to 400w
Average Plant Height36
Plants per Sq. Foot1.00
Average Yield per Plant1.50
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

This grow was under a 400w HPS in a 2x4" area. They were grown DWC in tubblers. Using some variation of the Lucas method.

Report added by: CannaLogic  Last edited by: Burramys Parvus on November 29, 2003, 1:46 am

  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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