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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, day-neutral (‘autoflowering’)
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse

This ruderal accession is 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 Cannabis sativa ssp. indica var. kafiristanica (Small & Cronquist). By contrast, the fully domesticated strain cultivated to the north in Chitral belongs to Cannabis sativa ssp. indica var. indica (Small & Cronquist).

Ruderal Cannabis is a crucial resource for crop breeders. These populations are highly biodiverse and are likely to have developed numerous adaptations to disease and extremes of climate. As yet, no significant efforts have been made by public or private gene banks to create adequate long-term stores of subsp. indica germplasm.

PLEASE NOTE: Seeds of ruderal Cannabis exhibit delayed and uneven germination.

Ruderal Cannabis, Mansehra District, Pakistan

Ruderal Cannabis, Mansehra District, Pakistan

Additional information

Pack size

25 seeds, 12 seeds