£16.49 – £32.99
Genetics: Pure Hindu Kush Resin Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, personally collected at source in Yarkhun Valley, Chitral, Hindu Kush, 2015
Purpose: Charas (sieved)
Latitude: 35° N
Harvest: late-September to early-November
Height: 1 – 4 metres outdoors
Aroma: ‘Hash’, tangy candy, mandarin, gasoline
Characteristics: Highly biodiverse; warm, centred high; resinous; dense buds; ‘indica’ and ‘sativa’ phenotypes; CBD
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors
A rare, pure Hindu Kush landrace from Upper Chitral, personally sourced in one of the most renowned charas producing valleys of the high Hindu Kush.
Chitrali charas has a distinctively warm, centred, and ‘luminous’ high.
This cultigen exhibits a wide range of phenotypes ranging from small, compact, broad-leaflet ‘indicas’ to tall, narrow- or broad-leaflet ‘sativas’. Outdoors, plants vary in height from 1 metre to over 3 metres. Buds are typically quite dense and resinous. Pink pistils are a common trait.
Aromas vary extensively, from intense fruit such as mandarin, sour ‘kushy’ scents, to gasoline. As with all resin cultigens, a high proportion of plants exhibit CBD.
Upper Chitral was once one of the largest charas producers in the Hindu Kush, including Afghanistan. This ended with a government crackdown that began in the seventies. Due to continued police pressure there has since been only minimal large-scale commercial growing in these valleys, with most cultivation in Upper Chitral now restricted to garden plots and small fields for personal use.
In its pure form, this landrace is currently precariously rare.
Highly recommended to collectors and breeders.
Please note: These seeds were produced by open pollination using numerous female and male parents with minimal selection. This is the first generation of the original accession to be reproduced outside Chitral.
12 seeds, 5 seeds