Northern Lights #5 x Skunk #1 was the first High Times Cup winner ever in the mostly indica category. Later on, Sensi Seeds renamed this strain as Shiva Skunk. For me it went along with an almost holy feeling to put this legend steeped in history to a cultivation test, on the occasion of its 30 years Cup victory jubilee.
Author: Green Born Identity – G.B.I.
The year is 1988. In Amsterdam, the very first High Times Cannabis Cup ever takes place, back then with only a small circle of US Americans and Dutchmen.
Among the winners is Northern Lights #5 x Skunk #1 from „The Seed Bank“, brought to market in 1987. The judges chose this combination as best strain in the mostly indica category.
Renamed as Shiva Skunk for good reasons
Which didn’t come as a surprise as both parental plants were already enjoying a great deal of popularity back then and had been winning harvest festivals on the US West Coast for many years. In those early years, the term “Amsterdam genepool“ was coined, which included Northern Lights #5,…