£21.49 – £42.99
Genetics: Highland Thai Ganja Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, through collectors at source in northern Thailand
Latitude: 19° N
Regional Harvest: December
Height: 3 – 6 metres
Characteristics: Tall, green and purple, unusual aromas, centred high
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica x C. sativa subsp. sativa var. sativa
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
An unusual Thai strain from the highlands of Northern Thailand and the nearby border regions of Burma. The line may have resulted through hybridisation of Yunnanese hemp and Thai ganja domesticates, a process through which some Indochinese strains are believed to have originated.
This accession was being cultivated by various ethnic groups in the highland border regions of the north, including the Lahu, a trans-border hilltribe living in northern Thailand, northern Laos, Burma and Yunnan. The appearance and effect of the strain are markedly different from those of the Thai–Lao ganja genepool of the Mekong region of Isan, Northeast Thailand.
‘Highland Thai’ can grow exceptionally tall outdoors, given space, potentially reaching over 4 metres. Plants can have notably broader leaflets than typical Sativa-type Thai ganja domesticates. Seeds are large and stems are hollow, also suggesting a genetic connection to Yunnanese seed and fibre plants. Planted close or in restricted areas, plants grow to a single stem.
Bracts are large and resinous, with denser bud formation than is usual for ganja strains. There are two phenotypes, namely green and purple. Green types often have a musky, citrus aroma, and purple-blue phenotypes can exhibit mango–carrot scents.
The high was described by a grower in Hawaii as “potent but unique in providing a clear conscious expansion with a calm quality.” More centered effects, in other words, than the Isan and Lao strains which produced ‘Thai stick’.
NOTE: These seeds are second-generation, reproduced through open-pollination outside Thailand.
12 seeds, 5 seeds