Hindu Kush

  • 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. However, the Indica stereotype of Western preconceptions is based on extreme variants. In reality, 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. Likewise, the stereotypical Indica effect is just one among many that Hindu Kush landraces can produce, with Afghans themselves traditionally prizing luxurious, dreamy highs over heavy, incapacitating sedation.

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