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Genetics: Siberian landrace, probably Kazakh
Sourcing: Collected at source in Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk, southern Russia
Purpose: ‘Drug’, probably resin production
Latitude: 54° N
Harvest: August to September
Height: 1.5 to 3 metres
Aroma: Intense pine, sweet floral, citrus
Characteristics: Resinous, vigorous, hardy, autoflowering, small leaves, purple coloration, CBD
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors

This Siberian landrace is a resinous, day-neutral (autoflowering) drug strain direct from Chelyabinsk, close to Kazakhstan. This genepool neighbours some of the most ancient Asian centres of cannabis culture, namely the Central Asian steppe, once home to history’s original dope fiends, the Scythians.

This Siberian strain is something of a mystery. The theory among local people is that it may originate in Kazakhstan. Several characteristics suggest it is a hashish landrace: domesticate seed structure, intense resin, powerful aromas, and definite psychoactivity. Conceivably it orginates as a hybrid between an introduced Kazakh landrace and local Siberian ruderal populations.

Seeds are quite small, silver, and mottled, with somewhat elongated horseshoe bases on some specimens, all of which indicates the presence of ruderal (‘wild’) genetics. Cold-treating is advisable for best results.

CBD chemotypes are likely. Very fast flowering and hardy, this strain is well-suited for northern latitudes.

Update: Please note that the possibility can’t be excluded that this strain is a result of introduced modern hybrids crossing with local landraces. Recent photos from the collection site show plants with large broad leaflets, as well as pink stigmas, suggesting the influence of Hindu Kush genetics. However, most probably it is an authentic Kazakh landrace that’s been introduced to Siberia.

seeds of this Siberian strain: the mottled silver surface suggests wild genetics, as does the slight elongation and horseshoe shape of some bases

Siberian strain, August 2019

Siberian strain, August 2019

Siberian strain, August 2019

Siberian strain, August 2019



Additional information

Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds