Highland Lao #2

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Description

Genetics: Pure Lao – Thai Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Laos, Southeast Asia, February 2020
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 18° N
Regional Harvest: December to January
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Characteristics: Rich, peppery, musky aromas; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica*
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors

NOTE: Seeds tested at 100% germination in Laos. Approx. 90% of plants were healthy seedlings, but 10% were runts that didn’t get past their cotyledons. However, two subsequent tests outside Laos have had poor results of 50% to 20% success.

An old-school Lao landrace direct from the main ganja-growing highlands of central Laos, namely the mountains of Bolikhamsai Province.

Large-scale commercial cultivation of “Thai” ganja has migrated to this region due to historic crackdowns on production along the Mekong in lowland Laos and neighboring Isan, Northeast Thailand. These seeds are from the best of this season’s commercial Thai crop. Expect intense uplifting highs and rich flavours. Outstanding plants will have excellent potency.

Lao and Thai ganja landraces take 6 months from seed to harvest, though earlier variants are closer to 5 months. Farmers in mainland Southeast Asia employ two main cycles, namely sowing in June to July and harvesting in Dec to January, or sowing in August to September and harvesting in February to March.

This accession was obtained from a Lao farmer in Bolikhamsai who cultivates for the Thai market. Note that this is not from the same farmer as the other Highland Lao accession.

*NOTE: McPartland and Small have speculated that var. afghanica may have been introduced to Yunnan from Central Asia during the 13th century. Given the likelihood that Tai ganja landraces are partly derived from Yunnanese populations, it’s conceivable that a more accurate classification is C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica.

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Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds