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Genetics: Wild-type Himalayan Cannabis
Sourcing: Landrace Genetics, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, 2019
Purpose: n/a
Latitude: 34° N
Harvest: Early August to September
Height: 2 – 5 meters
Aroma: [forthcoming]
Characteristics: Early maturing to day-neutral (‘autoflowering’)
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. himalayensis
Grow Type: Outdoors or greenhouse

A wild-type accession from Mansehra District, a mountainous region of northern Pakistan. To its east is Kashmir and to the north is the Hindu Kush.

‘Wild’ or weedy plants such as this are popularly referred to as ‘Ruderalis’. This population from Mansehra is a ruderal ‘drug’ type. It can be classified as C. sativa subsp. indica var. himalayensis

Wild-type Cannabis is a crucial resource for crop breeders. These populations are highly biodiverse and are likely to have developed numerous adaptations to disease, pests, and extremes of climate. They’re also a potential source from which to recreate now-extinct domesticates (“landraces“). As yet, no significant efforts have been made by public or private gene banks to create adequate long-term stores of subsp. indica germplasm.

NOTE: Seeds of ruderal Cannabis exhibit slow and uneven germination.

Additional information

Pack size

25 seeds, 12 seeds