The carefully calculated cross of Afghan, Northern Lights #5, and Skunk #1 resulted in the Ice strain. It’s a 50:50 Sativa/Indica hybrid, with up to 20% THC. But the average THC levels land somewhere in the 16 to 19% range.
The effects of smoking Ice are felt as an intense body buzz that comes from the high levels of THC and CBD. But, it won’t make you sleepy unless you smoke a lot at once or are already tired, to begin with. So, if you want to enjoy more of the cerebral qualities, smoke it during the day or only take a few hits to enjoy the euphoric and uplifting effects. But, when it’s time for bed or you need relief, this strain can be an awesome pain reliever, fight against insomnia, relax muscles, and lower anxiety.
Ice seeds are excellent for hydroponic growing. But it also grows well in soil. This strain produces a generous amount of buds and the yield can range from 400 to 500 grams per M2. The flowering time on this plant is 9 to 10 weeks and when growing outdoors, the harvest is ready around the beginning to middle of October. Overall, this is a fairly easy strain to grow, so it’s fit for all experience levels.
The nugs on Ice are covered with massive amounts of white crystals, which might not surprise you in the least. After all the strain is called Ice. While growing, it has a short and stocky appearance. With careful training, the buds can become ultra-dense. And the aroma of these buds is sweet, earthy, and a bit spicy.
With THC crystals that glisten like pure white snow and its high caliber of smoke and stone, the Ice strain earns a spot on our favourites list. Also, it’s not a hard plant to grow and does well both in an indoor grow space and outdoors.
The smoke of Ice is smooth and the taste is sweet and piney. It also has subtle woody and earthy flavours. With each exhale, the smoke leaves a distinct spicy taste thanks to its Afghan lineage.