£26.49 – £52.99
Genetics: Traditional Lao – Thai Ganja Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Laos, Southeast Asia, 2021
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 21° N
Regional Harvest: late December to early January
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Characteristics: Mango, tobacco, earthiness, musk, black pepper, spices; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
A classic Lao – Thai ganja domesticate that’s powerfully aromatic and like all good tropical Sativas can exhibit anything from pleasantly euphoric to intense potency.
Two main variants are expressed, one with strong fruit scents redolent of mango and papaya, the other with ‘darker’ and earthier aromas akin to tobacco, leather, spices, and musk.
The mango plants tend to be lighter and softer green in colour. The richer, more tobacco-scented forms typically have darker-coloured bracts, a trait that’s enhanced on curing. Buds are resinous and will coat a joint in oil during smoking. Smoke is thick, flavourful, and smooth.
This particular ganja strain is most closely associated with Central Laos, particularly Vientiane Province, though it can be found cultivated in Isan, Northeast Thailand. Whether it’s Thai or Lao is open to interpretation. Northern Isan and Central Laos face each other on opposite banks of the Mekong River, which functions to connect the the two regions economically and culturally. The language of northern Isan is Lao, and local people often refer to the regions on both sides of the river collectively as ‘Meuang Lao’.
Highly recommended to breeders, essential for collectors.
NOTE: These seeds are from the same source as the original accession of ‘Mango Thai’ (i.e., not the 2019 Vientiane one) – namely tribal farmers contracted by a Thai broker to cultivate ganja for the Thai market.
12 seeds, 5 seeds