Northern Lights #5, also known as “CI #5 F1,” first appeared in the early 1990s as a strain of mysterious origins. It’s thought to be a descendent of an Afghani landrace indica, while other online sources believe it also has Thai sativa genetics in its family tree. The top reported aromas associated with Northern Lights #5 are sweet, pungent earth and a slight fruity citrus. Its flavors are more sweetly tropical with a subtle herbal musk. Northern Lights #5 is a multi-cup winner with too numerous awards to list here.