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Description

Genetics: Pure Kerala Landrace Strain
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, personally collected at source in Idukki District, Kerala, 2015
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 9┬░ N
Regional Harvest: December to early Feb
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Characteristics: Mint, pepper, and mango-carrot aromas; bamboo-like leaflets; intense, energising high; Sativa-type architecture
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors

This is the classic South Indian ganja landrace known as ‘Idukki’. Renowned for their intensely positive and stimulating ‘sativa’ high, Keralan landraces have played a crucial role in the creation of foundational modern hybrids such as Haze and White Widow. The equatorial highland district of Idukki, where this landrace was collected, is Kerala’s most respected centre of ganja cultivation.

This is a true tropical Sativa-type strain, ranging between 2 and 4 metres tall, with characteristic bamboo-like leaflets. ‘Creeper’ and ‘Christmas-tree’ architecture can be exhibited. Buds are loose and resinous with minty, peppery, and fruity aromas, yielding a smooth, sweet smoke. Above all, Keralan landraces are renowned for the energising positivity of their high.

In Kerala, cannabis is typically planted from June to July, and harvests are from December to early February. But faster indivduals from this accession can be ready by late October to early November. Traditionally, farmers favoured a later harvest. Faster flowering times are likely to be the result of decades of pressure from eradication programs. The best plants of this landrace show great potency and will have the characteristic elevating Idukki high.

A recent test of this accession reported 17.63% THC (or 14.86% THC, depending on how the result is interpreted). Mid- to high-teens THC is typical for this landrace strain. The terpenoids of this particular plant were dominated by linalool, alpha-pinene, and humulene, with smaller amounts of myrcene and beta-pinene. Modest quantities of THCV were present. No CBD was exhibited, as expected for a true South Indian landrace.

Note: This batch of seeds is the second generation from the original accession and has been reproduced outside Kerala through open pollination.

Kerala landrace strain, Idukki, 1983

Kerala landrace strain, date unknown

second-generation Kerala landrace collected by The Real Seed Company outdoors in Hawaii

second-generation Kerala landrace collected by The Real Seed Company outdoors in Hawaii

second-generation of the Kerala landrace collected by The Real Seed Company outdoors in Oregon

the Kerala landrace outdoors in Hawaii

Additional information

Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds