Genetics: Mazar-i-Sharif Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, via Afghan charas and seed merchant, Peshawar, 2007
Purpose: Charas (sieved resin)
Latitude: 36° N
Harvest: October through November
Height: 2 – 4 meters outdoors
Characteristics: High-yielding, tall, intensely resinous, biodiverse, red stems and stigmas, Indica and Sativa phenotypes, CBD
Grow Type: Outdoor, greenhouse, or indoor

This is the authentic Mazar-i-Sharif landrace known to Afghan farmers as ‘Mazari’, ‘Balkhi’, or ‘Mazar-i-Sharif’. The true Mazar-i-Sharif landrace is large and high-yielding, exhibiting plants that can be broad- to narrow-leafleted and range from 2 to 4 metres in height. Characteristic traits are red stems and red stigmas.

The Mazar-i-Sharif landrace originates in the Balkh region of northern Afghanistan, the historic heartland of Afghan cannabis culture. Balkh lies beyond the Hindu Kush in a region once known as Afghan Turkestan, which is part of the ancient Turkestani homeland of the world’s original hashish culture. Northern Afghanistan continues to carry the legacy of historic centres of fine Turkestani resin such as Bukhara in neigbouring Uzbekistan.

Afghan farmers harvest the Mazar-i-Sharif landrace strain in October to November to produce the legendary ‘Shirak-i-Mazar’ (‘Milk of Mazar’) charas, arguably the finest oldschool hashish. Note that Afghans refer to hashish as ‘charas‘ or ‘garda’.

As with all hashish landraces, this strain shows chemotypes ranging from high-THC to high-CBD.

Highly recommended to breeders. Essential for collectors.

NOTE: These seeds are the third generation of the original accession to have been produced outside Afghanistan through open pollination.

Additional information

Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds