Black Widow Strain Review

The Black Widow strain that comes from Mr. Nice Seeds is a chameleon.

It has the same parent strains as the famous White Widow.

Originating from Greenhouse seeds under the breeder know as Shantibaba

As noted on the Mr. Nice Seed bank page when describing the lineage:

It is the original parents of White Widow changing its colors like its company.”

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The controversy surrounding both the Black and White Widow strains remain to this day.

This strain is under two different names from two different seed houses.

Both claim the original.

I will not get into the in-depth history of the “white widow” . This is a Black Widow strain review on the plant from the breeder known as Shantibaba.

Please see the post for more information on White Widow.

Black Widow Strain Review

So the story went when Shantibaba was traveling in India was approached by a farmer in the southern area of India known as the Kerala region.

After sharing a joint with the farmer went back to his land where he showed Shantibaba the Indica plant that impressed him so much.


Shantibaba then returned to the Netherlands with some new seeds provided by the farmer.

The seeds would later be part of the strain that was bred with a Brazilian Manga Rosa And introduced as the White Widow.

It was at the same time he co-owned Greenhouse Seeds with Arjan. The White Widow strain then went on to win the High Times cannabis cup in 1995.

In 1998, Shantibaba then sold his part of Greenhouse seeds to Arjan.

Then went on to established Mr.Nice Seeds Bank with the late Howard Marks and Neville Schoenmaker.

And added the Black Widow as a top strain at the seed house.

It would be interesting to get both the White Widow and Black Widow marijuana strain and grow side by side.

To see the different qualities each possesses or how similar they are.

Where to buy Black Widow Strain

If you live in the United States and in a state that is legal to purchase please check out Weed Maps for Black Widow  prices, stock levels and locations nearest you !

Where to Buy Black Widow Seeds

If you are interested in growing black widow here is a list of the reputable online seed shops that I recommend.

SeedsMan has the original from Mr.Nice seed bank and also has a CBD version as well.​

Sensible Seeds also is a great place to get those amazing strain!

Lineage of Black Widow

The Black Widow weed genetics originated from an Indica plant in the Southern India Kerala region.

It was cross bred with a pure Brazilian Sativa presumably the land race Manga Rosa .


The map of the black widow hybrids ranging from Black Cat, Nefertiti, shark shock, Medicine man as noted from SeedFinder Eu

Profile Count

Indica: 70  %

Sativa: 30 %

The Black Widow weed THC percentage starts at 16 % and goes up to 28% .

 Terpene Profile


The terpene profile of the Black Widow consists of the following markers:

  • A-Pinene 0.51% – Pine
  • Linalool 0.01% – Lavender
  • Myrcene 0.15% – Mango
  • Caryophyllene 0.83% – Pepper
  • Humulene 1.32% – Hops
  • Limonene 0.01% – Lemon

Medical Uses


Black Widow marijuana strain is used for medical issues that include:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Appetite
  • Muscle spasm

Effects / Experience :

The effect of consuming Black Widow are a Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted with being Relaxed, Creative.

Evening use recommended or Daytime for some individuals.

How to Grow Black Widow Strain


The Black Widow marijuana plant is perfect for beginners and is very easy to grow.

The plants can grow in any growing medium from hydro to soil. And also, work well with the SCROG method.

Black Widow can also be grown indoors or outdoors with great success.

The yield varies from 300- 400 grams per plant on average. Grow to a height of three to six feet or 1-2 meters tall.

When the Black Widow buds into flowering the process takes around eight to nine weeks.

When growing Black Widow outdoors, the plants are usually ready around the end of September or early October for the Northern hemisphere.

In the Southern Hemisphere, late spring.

The temperatures for the plant are suitable for mild temperature areas.

Grow Points​​​​​

  • Yield: Up to 350-400gr indoor / 300-350 gr outdoor
  • Height: 3 feet tall indoors, reaching 6 feet tall outside.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Flowering time: 8-10 Weeks
  • Outdoor Harvest North hemisphere: End of September early October
  • Outdoor Harvest South Hemisphere: End of March or April
  • Climate: Good for mild, temperate areas.
  • Growing Medium: Soil or Hydroponic with Scrog
  • Environment: Indoors or Outdoors

Top Awards

Top Cannabis Awards

Black Widow cannabis strain has won the prestigious High Times Cannabis Cup1995: 1st Place – High Times Cannabis Cup

I hope the Black Widow strain review will give you better understanding of this type of marijuana strain and hopefully it could help you in the future!

Have you tried the Black Widow , or grown it?

Let me know in the comments.​

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2 thoughts on “Black Widow Strain Review”

  1. Bought some ” Black Widow” from my local shop and it’s labeled as sativa dominant. What’s up? Very stoney though!!!!


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