£14.49 – £28.99
Genetics: Himalayan Resin Cultigen
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Malana, Indian Himalaya, Winter 2017
Purpose: Charas (hand-rubbed), fibre, seeds
Latitude: 32° N
Harvest: Late-September through October
Height: 2–6 metres outdoors
Aroma: Floral, fruity, malty
Characteristics: Resinous, vigorous, hardy, long internodes, intermediate domestication, CBD
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. himalayensis x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse
Direct from Malana village, this Himalayan cultigen produces the famed hand-rubbed high-mountain charas, Malana Cream. This resin is prized for its intense aromas, sticky consistency, and heady, mellow high.
Malana cultigens are tall and lanky, with long internodes and loose, resinous buds. Aromas are floral and fruity, with deeper, more pungent and ‘hashy’ notes.
Modern hybrids were introduced to this region at least as early as the 1980s. Recently, introduced hybrids have resulted in increasing numbers of plants exhibiting ‘skunky’ terpenes and hybrid-like leaflets. But note that broad leaflets during early vegetative stage are characteristic of traditional Himalayan landraces.
Landraces in the Malana region are increasingly affected by introduced modern hybrids. Collectors are advised that purity cannot be guaranteed. Equally, acquiring these accessions before introgression worsens is advisable.
12 seeds, 5 seeds