- Hindu Kush landraces. The Hindu Kush range of Afghanistan and Pakistan is the origin of the charismatic Cannabis plants known in the vernacular taxonomy as ‘Indicas’. The stereotypical Indica is short, early maturing, and has broad leaflets. Most Hindu Kush landraces exhibit a spectrum of traits: leaflet width varies from broad to narrow, height from short to tall, and maturation from early September to as late as November. Similarly, the stereotypical Indica effect is just one among many that these landraces can produce, with Afghans themselves traditionally prizing luxurious, dreamy highs over heavy, incapacitating sedation. Strains that consistently conform to the Indica stereotype are a true rarity, both in the West and Asia.
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