Hi Grover,Cheers Ben, LRV and 59er!
I am in a position to give an initial smoke report for the 4 girls which I completed...
In conclusion - generally a horribly strong and gruesome indica style plant with a mind-fuck sativa edge. Very long lasting and blasting. A bit dead-headed at the end, though.
About once per pack, though, a real gem of a sativa pops out,a huge plant with a superb fragrance and flavour, a MASSIVE yield and great resin.
There is no getting away from that horrible NL edge, though.
I used to adore this strain - but that was back in the day, when I smoked indicas not sativas.
For those who like this sort of thing, this is a great strain. It is probably worth the price (though it is rather expensive) when compared to the other strains but I can't help feeling that it is, perhaps, a little dated now. Certainly the flavours are of the old days and the over-strength dead-headed dullness of most of the phenotypes definitely belongs in the 90s, when Northern Lights was the big thing.
A great plant I don't regret growing this time around.
Would I grow it over a Kali-Mist? Or a well bred landrace F1 or backcross? Or even a Mango Haze or Skunk Haze?
No, probably not. But only because it is no longer my thing. In fact, I almost definitely won't grow SSH again. But if you like old-style, strong-headed weed you probably should.
I think it was just last year but they'll be just the same as you will get from you're beans - this strain hasn't changed at all over the years.Hi Grover,
Do you remember when you bought these SSH beans?
I have some I got direct in the straws from Shanti here in 2011.