Previously: Aurora Indica Strain Review pt. 1 »
This Review: Aurora Indica, part 2, from Nirvana Seeds This covers out third & fourth seeds from the original Aurora Indica seed stash (leaving one seed remaining in cold storage).
Nirvana Aurora Indica is an F1 hybrid of Afghan and Northern Light. Its plants stay short, producing heavy colas and dense buds. This marijuana strain produces exceptional amounts of resin, resulting in a deep, near-black hash with a tasty aroma and a heavy buzz. This probably is Nirvana’s most potent Indica seeds strain.
Plants #’s 1 & 2 produced some fine medical quality cannabis, though the quantity wasn’t stellar we more than got a fair return for out effort. With plants 3 & 4, we took a little more time to veg and get larger plants going in to the bloom tent and while we did indeed garner much more at harvest this round, the Aurora Indica strain doesn’t stretch much, nor attain much more than an additional 30% in physical size. That said, strains like Blackberry and Jock Horror (Jack Herer) both doubled and tripled in size, respectively, during bloom.
Plants 3 & 4 definitely stepped it up in terms of yield. The quality and potency was right on par with the previous crop of Aurora Indica, though #4 is the stand out in terms of being “the most potent”… Potent enough to catch even experienced patients off guard, to the point that the batches out in the local Med community have been nicknamed “Warning Label”.
Aurora Indica #4
Aurora Indica #3
AI #3 was a little different from the others in the sense that by week 7 of 12/12, the others all looked ready to harvest. #3 looked wonderful, but even by week 9 she looked as though she could bloom out 11 or 12 weeks! Odd for an Indica dominant strain, so I had planned to let it bloom out, but sadly upon inspection I realized she (or he) was sprouting up little yellow male flowers EVERYWHERE! What’s more, it appeared some of her lower, inner buds has been kicking out pollen for some time. The Blackberry plant which on occasion was in direct contact with AI #3’s transgendered branches had a branch that is seeded with about 10 seeds, I have found 3 other seeds on lower parts of the Blackberry, but only 2 so far (mature, anyway) on #3’s buds.
I’m not sure if the hermaphroditism is genetic, or due to environmental considerations, but her cuttings will tell us soon enough.
Once again, Nirvana’s Aurora Indica seed stock has produced top notch medical cannabis. And as I stated previously, the only issue I have with Aurora Indica, is with exception to a SOG (see of green), you need to veg them large for an adequate return. But I am a forgiving person, I’ll keep some Aurora Indica genetics on hand in spite of any shortcomings. 😉