The most powerful member of the Skunk family and therefore one of the most potent Indica-dominant strains ever made available, this very special hybrid is named in honour of the Hindu god Shiva, the Lord of Bhang.
Shiva Skunk seeds were an instant hit when released in 1987 as NL#5 x Sk#1. That simple working-title was of great interest to any growers familiar with the two famous parent-plants. A new cannabis strain combining distinct and stable genotypes is always noteworthy event, and that particular string of letters Indicated something extraordinary.
NL#5 x Sk#1 offered growers a taste of 'cannabis cubed' - a super-hybrid embodying the two most powerful cannabis strains known at the time. Before being formally named, Shiva Skunk was already building a reputation as the next step in marihuana breeding.
Both parents influence the prolific bud structure and knock-down potency of this strain. Later in flowering Shiva Skunk's buds bulk up sharply and become encrusted with a trademark layer of oversized trichomes, courtesy of the one and only Northern Lights #5. Remarkable hybrid vigour allows Shiva Skunk to out-perform even its distinguished parents for yield and resin content.
Bouquet is musky and dank with sweet-citrus undertones; smoke is thick and resinous, described as 'creamy' by fans, sometimes 'oily' or 'heavy' by novices. Shiva Skunk's extra strong body-mind effects range from red-eyed and giggly to adventurous to deeply contemplative. This is not a smoke to be taken lightly. Remember that Lord Shiva's primary title is The Destroyer!
Flowering: 45-55 days
Height: 125 cm
Yield: up to 125 gr
Flowering: end of October
Height: 150-300 cm
Yield: up to 500 gr