Humboldt Seeds – Strain History
This classic sativa-dominant hybrid pays respect to Northern California’s cannabis heartland. Humboldt County California is known for having fertile land and coastal climates which are especially suitable for rearing amazing cannabis. The Humboldt Seed strain is believed to be a hybrid of Jack #33 and an Afghani indica. Humboldt’s exact lineage remains a mystery, but its exotic hashy fragrance suggests an Afghani indica descent. Whether that’s the case or not, its ambiguous background did not hinder it from stealing the spotlight. Its sophisticated aroma alone is reason enough to seek out this rare bud. The profoundly relaxing and Haze-like uplifting effects have become legendary. It’s an excellent choice for Sativa and Indica lovers alike, and it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Humboldt buds have a chunky shape after being trimmed. The nugs are wide at the base then taper off towards the top. They have a tight, indica-type bud structure, with small leaves that twist inward toward their central core. The leaves are a dark shade of forest green and are threaded with chestnut-colored pistils. A generous coating of frosty trichomes falls like snow from the buds when gently handled.
Humboldt Strain Aroma
The smell immediately captures the exact essence of California Cannabis. After sampling Humboldt, you will never forget the sweet and floral sandalwood aroma combined with a creamy and spiced hash taste. The solid Afghani heritage is why Humboldt tastes both old-school delicious and like a modern elite kush hybrid. The smell and taste are unforgettable and Humboldt will be the first thing you think of when someone mentions California cannabis.
The exact terpene profile of the Humboldt cannabis strain contains caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, humulene, and bisabolol. This combination helps to impart a delicious flavor to the weed as well as act to deter insects.
Humboldt cannabis flower can help to treat depression, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and lack of appetite. The THC levels average around 16-20%. CBD levels are somewhat low, but the entourage effect of CBD combined with other cannabinoids is more than enough for most people to get medical relief just from using this strain.
Right out the gate, Humboldt blasts users with a potent sativa buzz that can help relieve the monotony of doing chores. While the uninitiated may be caught off guard or disturbed by these effects, those who go with the flow will find themselves settling into a carefree mental state.
As time passes or with increased dosage, the Afghani indica side begins to surface and the passive body high discourages general productivity.
Growing Humboldt Seeds
With proper care, Humboldt seeds grow very well indoors and out. One of the best characteristics of the strain is the strong resistance to common pests and diseases. It usually takes between 7 to 9 weeks for Humboldt flowers to mature.
A high yielder, it produces a minimum of 16oz/m2 indoors. Outdoor growing is more successful in regions where the weather is warm, dry, and open to lots of airflow. Properly maintained outdoor plants can produce as much as 22oz of cannabis each by mid-October.