Lebanese

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Description

Genetics: Lebanese Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2008 Harvest
Purpose: Hashish (sieved resin)
Latitude: 34° N
Harvest: August through September
Height: 0.5 1.5 metres
Aroma: Cedar, pine, fruit, mango, candy, hashish
Characteristics: Early maturing, compact, resinous, columnar and spherical variants, semi-autoflowering, high CBD
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica*
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors

A Lebanese landrace personally collected at source with the assistance of a local old-timer hashish aficionado from Bekaa Valley. Lebanon has a long tradition of producing fantastic hashish, and the region’s best landraces are renowned for their quality and breeding potential.

Characteristic aromas of this Lebanese are cedar and pine, with sweetness and heavy aromas of fruit such as mango and cherry. Lebanese landraces are very compact and mature early. Deep-red or purple colouration can show during senescence. CBD can be exhibited in exceptionally high double-digit quantities.

Two main architectures can be found: Columnar plants grow to one central stem with minimal branching and are well-suited to breeding advanced industrial crops. Heavily branched phenotypes are often near-spherical (e.g. 90 by 90 cm).

This particular Lebanese landrace has notable pedigree, originating in one of the most renowned mountain regions above Bekaa Valley, which is traditionally where the finest Lebanese hashish has been produced.

*NOTE: Bekaa Valley has been a major centre of commercial hashish production for export since the early 20th century. The landraces employed in that era were probably introduced by the Levantine smuggling networks that controlled Mediterranean smuggling to Egypt, then among the world’s largest markets for hashish. The plants are likely to have been similar to those cultivated in Greece, which was the major regional producer until the 1930s. Afghan landraces are said to have been introduced to Bekaa in 1974. A further factor is hemp (subsp. sativa), which was briefly cultivated in the valley during ’90s in misguided crop substitution programs.

NOTE: These seeds have been produced with first- and third-generation seeds from the original 2008 accession using open pollination, involving numerous males and females with minimal selection. Plants with negative traits have been removed while so far as possible maintaining biodiversity.

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Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds