What happens when you cross a pure Afghan with Northern Lights and Skunk? You get Indica Crystal Extreme—aka ICE—a plant that is fully covered in resin glands. The buds produced by this magnificent hybrid were so frosty, so sparkling, there seemed no more fitting a name than simply ICE.
ICE: A Strain Not To Be Missed By Any Hash-maker
By combining the legendary prowess of three powerhouse strains—Afghan, Northern Light, and Skunk—you get none other than Indica Crystal Extreme. Its name hints at this cultivar’s most prized quality: a glittering sheath of trichomes that accumulate en masse by the end of bloom. For all you hash-makers out there, there is no better raw material than ICE.
Dependable indica growth
ICE feminized is notably indica-dominant in growth, reaching a short height of around 100cm indoors. When left to her own devices outdoors, she has been known to reach a max of 200cm. Although compact in stature, pinching and topping can force her to bush out laterally, producing a larger yield in the end. Growers will observe this cannabis plant displaying classic indica features with big, fat fan leaves. Some light defoliation may be useful to allow light to reach the lower bud sites of this plant.
ICE is a respectable producer, yielding about 500–550g/plant outdoors and 400–450g/m² under a 600W light. It prefers a warm climate like Spain or California.
ICE will be ready after 8 weeks of flowering; however, a lot of growers leave her to mature for a bit longer, about 10 weeks total, to maximise the resin content. During the flowering period, we are sure you will find ICE to be one of the most beautiful cannabis plants to grow.
ICE makes up for any harvest date delays with its incredible smoke. The heavy indica genetics of the strain results in a wave of full-body relaxation. Given that this is a classic couch-lock cultivar, it’s best enjoyed in the evening. The flavour profile is defined by balanced notes of spice and earth, with a hint of mint. The overall smoke experience is best described as soothing.
For concentrate and extract aficionados, ICE makes some of the best hash. Period. Ice-o-lator, ear wax, budder, etc. We are certain that even the biggest hash-head will be pleased with the final product. No other marijuana plant from Royal Queen Seeds is as suited for hash production as Indica Crystal Extreme.