This strain in comprised of a combination of the classic and time proven Northern Lights #5 and Skunk, two of the most prolific strains of the last thirty years, giving it an outstanding pedigree that any collector would admire.
It is a High Times Indoor Harvest Festival and is said to produce a robust and potent plant with some excellent resin production. The finished plant has been described as having a flavour akin to that of Skunk #1 with a full, sweet power to it.
Altogether a beautiful mix of some great genetics and well worth adding to the collection.
As with many of Mr Nice's other seeds, NL5 x Skunk is of the regular variety. This means that it produces a roughly 50/50 split of male a female plants.
If a grower were to breed his own crop this would therefore be the obvious choice, as the male plants, while often of little to no use for a grower wishing to only grow the same strain, are essential to the process.
It is the pollen produced by these males that allows fertilisation to happen, meaning that the grower could select those plants with the best genes, allowing only the best male and female plants to reproduce.
This would allow the finest aspect of the strain to be passed on, whilst removing those not wanted by the breeder, leading to a crop tailor made to the specifics of the grower.
For all of these reasons, the regular seed remains a firm favourite, especially among the more old school growers.
Both Skunk and Northern lights 5 are known to be good yielders, so, with this in mind, a grower could expect a yield of 600 grams per square meter as a minimum, after a growing period of approximately 7 to 9 weeks.
In the Northern Hemisphere NL5 x Skunk is harvested mid October and in the Southern Hemisphere it would be between March and April.