£26.49 – £52.99
Genetics: Pure Lao – Thai Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Laos, Southeast Asia, 2020
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 18° N
Regional Harvest: late December to early January
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Characteristics: Mango, tobacco, earthiness, musk; intense, luminous high; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica*
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
A classic Lao – Thai landrace that’s powerfully aromatic and can exhibit intense potency. There are two main variants, 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 landrace 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: This is a new accession of Mango Thai. The current seeds are from a farmer in the main growing region of Vientiane Province.
*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