£26.49 – £52.99
Genetics: Lao – Thai Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Laos, Southeast Asia, February 2020
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 16.5° N
Regional Harvest: late December to early January
Height: 2 – 5 metres
Characteristics: Rich, musky spice; intense high; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica*
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
A classic first-class Lao landrace from arguably the most highly regarded cultivation centre of southern Laos. This is where some of the finest of each season’s “Thai” comes from, namely the golden seedless ganja known to long-term expats in Thailand.
From seed to harvest, this a 6-month strain. The best of each year’s crop is sown around August to September and harvested from February to March. This ensures that flowers receive only minimal rain and ripen during the dry sunny weather at the beginning of the hot season.
Cannabis cultivation in Laos and neighbouring Isan is not exclusive to any particular ethnic group. But among the communities best known for producing first-class ganja in areas such as Sakon Nakhon (Northeast Thailand) and Savannakhet (Laos) are the Phu Thai. Unlike in northern Isan, prohibition has had only minimal effect on traditional ganja culture in Laos. Until very recently, Cannabis plants were a conspicuous feature of most gardens in Phu Thai villages.
Highly recommend, along with the Mango Thai, for those seeking to recreate the legendary Thai Stick of old.
*NOTE: McPartland and Small speculate 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. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica.
12 seeds, 5 seeds