Belladonna – properly known as Atropa belladonna and often called Deadly Nightshade – has been used over the centuries as a medicine, a cosmetic and a poison. However, what we’re dealing with here may get you hopelessly stoned, but it certainly won’t kill you. The Sativa dominant Belladonna seeds have been on the market since 1999 and were created by crossing Super Skunk with a Sativa that the breeders have kept secret.
Belladonna weed has a pungent, fruity bouquet and the flavour includes those tastes plus notes of sweet spice. The high is soaring and euphoric, verging on the hallucinogenic. A few tokes of this will set you up nicely for a party or a walk in the country with friends. Smoke too much though, and the Indica characteristics are likely to kick in and leave you somewhat sedated. In medical use, this strain is recommended for poor appetite and stress.
The Belladonna strain’s appearance is dominated by its Indica heritage, which means that this plant grows quite small, between 75 and 85 centimetres. However, it is notably less bushy than a typical Indica plant. The medium sized buds are dense and have a slightly orange hue. THC content ranges from 15 to 18 percent depending on growing conditions.
Indoors, the plants can be forced into flowering when they are as short as 15 centimetres and they do well in a SOG set up. The plants grow with few side stems and can be trimmed and staked so that they produce one large cola. Flowering time is eight to nine weeks and your crop should yield from 450 to 500 grams per square metre.
Outdoors, Belladonna seeds should be planted in late spring when frost has passed and you can expect to harvest in mid-October. Each plant will yield up to 600 grams.
Don’t let the sinister name of this weed put you off. Belladonna seeds are vigorous growers, do well in northern Europe, and produce good yields and a potent smoke.
Indoors or outdoors
|THC Level: |
15 - 18%
|Flowering Time: |
|Plant Type: |
Super Skunk x Mostly Sativa
450 to 500 gm2 indoors, 600 g per plant outdoors
|Grow Difficulty: |
Moderate - Easy