Genetics: Pure Afghan Resin Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, via Afghan charas and seed merchant, Peshawar, 2007
Purpose: Charas (sieved)
Latitude: 36° N
Harvest: October through November
Height: 2 – 4 meters outdoors
Characteristics: High-yielding; tall; intensely resinous; biodiverse; 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 cultigen is large and high-yielding, exhibiting plants that can be broad- to narrow-leafleted and range from 2 to 4 metres in height.

The Mazar-i-Sharif landrace originates in the Balkh region of northern Afghanistan, the heartland of Afghan cannabis culture. Balkh lies beyond the Hindu Kush in a region once known as Afghan Turkestan, which is part of the historic 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 this 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 resin as ‘charas’ or ‘garda’.

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

Highly recommended to breeders. Essential for collectors.

Please 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