As well as being the enormous white whale in Herman Melville’s seminal 1851 novel, Moby Dick weed is a Sativa dominant cannabis strain. It’s the product of a cross between the Haze and White Widow strains, both highly respected in the cannabis world. White Widow proved its worth in 1995 when it took first place overall in the High Times Cannabis Cup and also clinched first in the Bio section.
The bouquet and flavor of Moby Dick weed are quite complex with notes of pine, incense, sweet vanilla and blossoms. After a couple of tokes, you’ll be straight into a soaring, cerebral high with psychoactive effects. After that initial rush, the stone mellows a little, leaving you relaxed but still active. Inexperienced smokers should approach this potent weed with caution. Its main medical use is as an appetite stimulant.
The plants grow tall, up to two metres indoors and as high as three metres outdoors. The palmate leaves are light green with long, pointed fingers, and the cone-shaped buds are quite elongated and rather fluffy. THC levels are as high as 21 percent.
For indoor growing, the SCROG method works well for Moby Dick cannabis, which thrives in either soil or hydro mediums and has good resistance to mould. Flowering time is nine to 10 weeks and you can expect to harvest around 800 grams per square metre.
Outdoors, the Moby Dick strain requires a warm, sunny climate at least as hot as the Mediterranean. Harvest in the northern hemisphere will come in late October or early November and well-tended plants can yield as much as 1.5 kilograms each.
If you’re one of those people that enjoys the powerfully psychoactive high typical of Sativa strains, Moby Dick weed will not disappoint. It’s also an exceptionally high yielder and comes with a sophisticated and fragrant flavor.
Indoors or outdoors in a Mediterranean Climate
|THC Level: |
|Flowering Time: |
|Plant Type: |
Late October to Early November
Haze x White Widow
800 gm2 indoors, up to 1.5Kg per plant outdoors
|Grow Difficulty: |
Moderate - Easy