White Russian Strain History
White Russian strain is the perfect fusion of an original AK-47 strain with an award-winning clone of White Widow. Created by Serious Seeds in Amsterdam, White Russian is a 50 indica/50 sativa hybrid that began appearing in Dutch coffee shops during the 1990s. In 1996 White Russian won 1st place in the High Times Cannabis Cup Bio category. This strain is an F1 hybrid that reliably produces very consistent and high-quality cannabis.
Buds of White Russian tend to be small to medium in size with a high bud to stem ratio. The leaves are pale green with some purple and grey tones. When dried, the buds are dense and dark green with rust-colored pistils and a sprinkling of purple hues throughout. The flowers live up to their name and exhibit a shiny and slick coating of frosty white resin glands.
White Russian Aroma
White Russian flowers are potent smelling and carry a unique blend of citrus, earthy and floral notes. During growth, the plants smell sweet and fruity. After a good cure, the buds develop a more complex aroma of pinewood, hash, and exotic spices. The smoke is very expansive, floral, and hashy. The exhale leaves a spicy and slightly citral taste on the palate.
The White Russian strain has a high amount of the terpenes alpha-Pinene and myrcene. These are two of the most commonly occurring terpenes found in indica dominant cannabis strains. Pinene has a eucalyptus, woody pine forest aroma, and has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. With an earthy and musky scent, myrcene is useful in reducing stomach irritation, nausea, and chronic pain.
White Russian is a popular medical strain choice and is often used to treat a diverse range of conditions. When created, WR was recognized as one of the most potent strains available. THC levels range from 16-22% and, CBD measures around 1%. White Russian is best suited for daytime or afternoon use because it gives a euphoric boost of energy and calms bodily aches and pains. Headaches, chronic pain, and inflammation are commonly relieved with this strain. Many people who experience ADHD and depression find using White Russian to be helpful as well. The high THC content can produce some side effects of dry and bloodshot eyes.
White Russian gives a powerful cerebral high partnered with an energizing and focused buzz. The bodily effects are not too strong, other than noticing that minor aches and pains seem to disappear. Many people enjoy the giggly and bouncy feeling this strain brings after smoking. The high is quick to begin and lasts for upwards of 3 hours. The powerful head high and as a result, makes it useful for treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Growing White Russian Seeds
White Russian is a resistant strain that can tolerate changing conditions. Therefore she is quite easy even for a novice grower. Seeds produce strong, healthy, fast-growing plants that are first-rate in appearance and effect. White Russian reaches between 3 and 4 feet tall and matures into a uniform plant with not too much leaf and dense, very resinous flowers. The plants produce a strong smell during the growth and flowering period. White Russian is easy to grow indoors, outdoors and, in a greenhouse. Stable genetics make this strain a user-friendly and reliable plant. Grown indoors, plants flower in 8 to 9 weeks, and have an average yield of 13oz/m2. Outdoor plants are ready for harvest in mid to late October and produce 17oz/ plant.