Sultry Sativa… Belladonna is one of our original old school strains. This classic plant is a multi award winner and is as popular now as when we introduced it 15 years ago thanks to a quick harvest time combined with classic sativa energy.
When we released it at the end of the Nineties it quickly became an overnight classic with growers in the USA, Spain and the Netherlands due to its commercial potential and outstanding forum reviews. It is a versatile plant that will adapt effectively well to most environments and repay the grower with a combination of strength and yield
Belladonna – literally translated as ‘beautiful lady’ is a cross between Super Skunk – the famous Dutch strain which set the benchmark in the 1980s/1990s – and a potent male Malawi sativa (F1 hybrid) from the Paradise Seeds library. The result is a plant that is predominantly sativa but also comes with a significant indica influence – producing a unique long lasting and very powerful effect.
The resin coated buds that Belladonna delivers come with a heavy coating of trichomes, producing a plant that is beautiful to look at and fruity to taste, with a distinctive sweetness that comes to the forefront once the buds have been dried.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Indoors: A great plant to grow, Belladonna continues to be a popular choice with indoor growers with a flowering time of approximately 9 weeks. The ease of management and characteristic low maintenance makes it a good plant for beginners seeking an upful harvest and keeps old school growers coming back for more too. The buds are tight and the foliage is reduced, giving this strain a good natural defense against mold and fungi. Belladonna is particularly recommended for growers with SOG set ups (Sea Of Green).
Outdoors: This sultry sativa remains the seed of choice with many outdoor growers in both northern and southern regions. It does very well in warmer climates where the sun fuels healthy growth, and was super popular when the outdoor growing revolution came to Spain in the 1990s. As this plant has been bred to be mold resistant, it is also a great bet (and a popular one) with sativa inspired gardeners in countries in northern and more temperate regions where Autumn brings more unpredictable weather.
The buds of Belladonna are not the biggest but they are numerous, dense and fat, distinguished by orange buds (the high calyx-to-leaf ratio is a welcome aspect when it comes to harvest time).
Indoor Yield: 450 g/M²
Outdoor Yield: 800g per plant
Recreational: The Belladonna cannabis seed produces a nicely balanced plant. The initial sativa effect is one of heady euphoria and uplifting energy, but the indica relaxation also comes into play as time passes, resulting in a long lasting effect. Belladonna is also known for having a more mind expanding effect than many strains. This makes it a popular choice for creativity and seeing a shifted view of the world, however it is not recommended for use by those who are prone to anxiety.
Medical: Belladonna is not the best recommendation for medical users although there will be aspects that users will find therapeutic.
Belladonna cannabis seeds are suitable for growing outside in regions between 55º n.L. and 55º s.L., Belladonna ready to harvest by mid October outdoors (n.L.) and between 8 – 9 weeks indoors. Estimated yield is 450 g per m² indoors / 800g per plant outdoors.