£17.49 – £34.99
Genetics: Traditional Nepali Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Rolpa, Midwest Nepal, 2019
Purpose: Charas (hand-rubbed resin), fibre, seeds
Latitude: 28° N
Harvest: Mid-October through November
Height: 2 – 6 metres outdoors
Aroma: Floral, fruity, malty, earthy, hashy
Characteristics: Resinous, vigorous, hardy, long internodes, CBD
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. himalayensis x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Outdoors or greenhouse
An old-school Nepali domesticate direct from Rolpa, Midwest Nepal, the Himalayan heartland of hand-rubbed high-mountain charas. Rolpa produced the classic Nepali charas of the Hippie Trail-era. This is the plant that fed the heads of ’60s Kathmandu, the strain from which Nepalese Temple Balls and the like were produced.
Traditional Himalayan domesticates are typically multipurpose plants cultivated for their fibre, nutritious seeds, and hand-rubbed charas. This Nepali from Rolpa is a domesticated plant with long leaflets. Its primary purpose is commercial charas production. Expect soft, sticky charas with intense aromas and an uplifting high. Some CBD will be exhibited by a majority of plants.
Nepali plants haven’t yet been affected by introduced modern hybrids, but it’s only a matter of time. This is an authentic Nepali domesticate and a must-have for collectors.
Photos show dry-sieved Nepali charas, and two previously collected accessions from elsewhere in Midwest Nepal, one specialized for resin, one multipurpose. The last two indoor photos show a plant from this more recent accession from Rolpa.
12 seeds, 5 seeds