Balkhi

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Description

Genetics: Pure Afghan Landrace Strain
Sourcing: Personally sourced by Landrace Genetics in Balkh, northern Afghanistan (2018)
Purpose: Charas (sieved)
Latitude: 36° N
Harvest: October
Height: 1 3 metres
Characteristics: Intense aromas, heavy branching, medium leaflet width
Grow Type: Outdoor, greenhouse, or indoor

A pure Balkhi landrace strain from the hashish heartland of northern Afghanistan, a crucial centre of cannabis culture and biodiversity.

This is a resinous and heavily branched landrace strain with intense aromas ranging from citrus and lime to pine, sandlewood, and burnt rubber. Semi-dwarf expressions be found in this landrace, with almost spherical architecture. Leaflet-width can also vary from broad through to narrow. Northern Afghan landraces cannot be easily categorized according to Western preconceptions about Indica- or Sativa-type strains.

As with all resin landraces, expect to find chemotypes ranging from THC- to CBD-dominant, as well as other cannabinoids such as THCV. This landrace differs from the very large strain sold by Real Seed Co as Mazar-i-Sharif. Highly recommend to breeders. Essential for collectors.

NOTE: A recent test on three exceptional plants from a small grow of this accession in New England showed THC levels ranging from 14% to 24%. This would be highly unusual for a pure first-generation landrace hashish cultigen. It’s not yet clear what explains these results, but collectors should be aware that one explanation for such high THC levels is that this population may have been affected by introduced hybrids. That said, though unlikely, it’s not impossible that this is an exceptionaly potent Afghan landrace.

Afghan first garda

Afghan first garda, the highest grade of Afghan charas (hashish), made from the Mazari landrace strain in Balkh Province, northern Afghanistan. Photo by Mriko.

Afghan charas (hashish) chillum

Preparing Balkhi charas in an Afghan chillum, northern Afghanistan, Balkh Province, 2018. Photo by Lucas Strazerri

Smoking Balkhi charas in an Afghan chillum, Balkh Province, northern Afghanistan, 2018. Photo by Lucas Strazerri.

Smoking Balkhi charas in an Afghan chillum, Balkh Province, northern Afghanistan, 2018. Photo by Lucas Strazerri.

Balkhi landrace outdoors in Balkh, summer 2019

Balkhi landrace outdoors in Balkh, summer 2019

Afghan landrace indoors 70 days

Balkhi indoors 70 days, grown by The Baked Nurse

Balkhi outdoors early October, East Coast USA

Balkhi outdoors early October, East Coast USA, grown by 555 Genetics

Balkhi outdoors early October, East Coast USA

Balkhi outdoors early October, East Coast USA, grown by 555 Genetics

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Pack Size

12 seeds, 5 seeds