Northern Lights Overview
Legend has it that 11 special little indica seeds were germinated and planted on an island near Seattle, Washington by a mystery grower. These seeds were indica seeds harvested from Afghani landrace strains. However, there was a sativa portion of these genetics that were introduced later on, but it had originally been a pure indica. The plant was back bred to reinforce traits like its strong indica effects and its resin production. In ‘85 we know that the strain was being grown in Holland to perfect these qualities by breeders like Neville Schoenmaker. Neville produced several amazing phenotypes, breeding them together to create some very potent cannabis.
Once we start asking who brought the seeds to Neville? This is where the mystery really gets deeper. Most people will say the mystery grower was that Seattle cultivator, but there’s some claim Skunkman Sam had been the one who brought them over the Atlantic. Perhaps in the same trip as the genetics for other famous strains like Durban Poison. Most folks that get this far in the story will settle to agree that the seeds made their way from California to Seattle or vice versa before taking the trip over the Mr. Schoenmaker.