£23.49 – £46.99
Genetics: African Cannabis Landrace / Heirloom
Sourcing: Genebank, via collector
Purpose: Ganja (bud)
Latitude: 4° S
Height: +2 meters outdoors
Flowering: 90 to 120 days
Characteristics: Classic Sativa-type tropical ganja domesticate
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Outdoor, greenhouse, or indoor
An African cannabis landrace that has undergone several generations of selective breeding in Spain, making it well-suited to indoors. Expect classic ganja aromas of chocolate, coffee, incense, and leather, with some variants more fruity and sweet. The tropical high is long-lasting and euphoric, a social and creative buzz that has calming and anti-anxiety effects towards its close.
Lime-green foliage is typical in this ‘Congolese’ strain, with architecture quite similar to classic Thai Sativa types. Some specimens exhibit Christmas-tree forms. Limited intersex traits (less than 5%) are usual and nutrient tolerance is good, though limited feeding is necessary. Six to eight times stretch in flower can be expected. Tolerance for heat and humidity is good. Internodes are long but with quite dense buds.
This selected Congolese domesticate is recommended to fans of old-school Sativas. For breeders, it also has excellent potential. Most importantly, this is believed to be a pristine line that has not been crossed with Northern Lights or other modern hybrids, as most other seedbank offerings of Congolese accessions have.
Note: The photo is a staged colonial-era shot of Congolese men smoking ganja (‘liamba’). Even the better and more sympathetic Western accounts of subsp. indica from the colonial era are afflicted to some degree by the racialized paternalism this photo demonstrates.
Update: It seems the name ‘Congo’ was applied to most African imports in 90s Spain, so there’s strong uncertainty as to this strain’s exact origin within Africa.
12 seeds, 5 seeds