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Genetics: Traditional Hindu Kush Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: Landrace Genetics, Tirah Valley, Hindu Kush, 2022 Harvest
Purpose: Charas (sieved resin)
Latitude: 33° N
Harvest: late-September to early November
Height: 1 – 4 meters
Aroma: Coffee, hazelnut, hash, citrus, kush, earthy musk
Characteristics: Resinous, narcotic effect, broad- to narrow-leafleted, quite early maturing
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors
An authentic Hindu Kush domesticate from Tirah Valley, a renowned centre of hashish production in Northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. Tirah crops exhibit a spectrum of variation from Indica-type plants, i.e. short and heavily branched with relatively broad leaflets, to Sativa-type variants, as in the “Khyber Sativa” strain of old seedbank catalogues.
Tirah Valley is in a region once known as the Tribal Agencies, a mountainous and ethnically Pashtun (Afghan) area beyond the direct control of the Pakistan government. The valley cuts through Orakzai, Kurram, and Khyber agencies. It’s a major centre of Cannabis cultivation and best known for Tirah garda, a refined form of hashish with a potent, narcotic effect. Tirah garda is often blonde or golden, though blonde batches darken and ‘melt’ with age.
This accession is from the 2022 harvest. Expect intense resin, high yields, and impressive aromas.
Every serious collector should have seeds from the Pakistani Hindu Kush in their collection. Already the Internet is bringing modern hybrid seed to Pakistan in a big way too, as is also happening across India.
Seeds are tested and exhibit high germination rates (well above the acceptable minimum of 80%).
12 seeds, 5 seeds