Kalamata Red


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Genetics: Greek Cannabis Heirloom
Sourcing: Delicorganic, near Messinia, Kalamata, Greece (2004)
Purpose: Hashish or bud
Latitude: 37° N
Harvest: Late October
Height: 3 – 6 metres
Characteristics: Hashy, herbal, and citrus aromas; euphoric and stimulating effect; red colouration
Classification: [Unknown]
Grow Type: Outdoor, greenhouse, or indoor

A classic Greek cannabis heirloom collected from a farming family in Kalamata region 15 years ago. This strain was cultivated in their village for more than 30 years, though cultivation there ceased due to enforcement pressure, and the village is now abandoned.

‘Kalamata Red’ was a famous underground brand during the ’70s and ’80s. Red colouration is a trait of some plants in this line, particularly due to cold conditions. Other phenotypes are light green. Euphoric, creative, and ‘psychedelic’ effects are what this strain is renowned for.

There are various theories as to the origin of this strain, none of which can yet be verified. But, interestingly, on the Phylos Galaxy chart, no immediate ancestor for Kalamata Red can yet be determined. Likely origins include the wider Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean region. Influence from tropical landraces introduced to Greece during the 70s is also not unlikely.

Seeds were produced from several selected mothers and a choice ‘alpha male’ from the 2019 generation. The most recent generation was focused on the selection of less stretchy individuals with a shorter flowering period and classic ‘hashplant’ characteristics.

Plants have relatively low requirements for feeding. Resistance to pests, mold, and heat is excellent.

Due to their rarity and the risks involved in sourcing and maintaining these plants in Greece, the price tag is high.

Additional information

pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds