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Genetics: Pure Hindu Kush Landrace Strain
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, collected in Tirah Valley, Hindu Kush, 2018 harvest
Purpose: Charas (sieved resin)
Latitude: 33° N
Harvest: late-September through October
Height: [Unknown]
Aroma: [Unknown]
Characteristics: [Unknown]
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors

A pure Hindu Kush landrace from Tirah Valley, a renowned centre of hashish production in Northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. Tirah landraces are typically Indica-type plants, i.e. short and heavily branched with relatively broad leaflets. In practice, Sativa-type variants can be exhibited, as in the “Khyber Sativa” strain of old seedbank catalogues.

Tirah Valley is in a region once known as the Tribal Agencies, a mountainous and ethnically Pashtun (Afghan) area beyond the direct control of the Pakistan government. The valley cuts through Orakzai, Kurram, and Khyber agencies. It’s a major centre of Cannabis cultivation and best known for Tirah garda, a refined form of hashish with a potent, narcotic effect. Tirah garda is usually blonde or golden, though it darkens and ‘melts’ with age.

Seeds of this Tirah landrace are producing vigorous, healthy seedlings. However, seed viability has tested at only c. 60%.

Usually, our policy is to not list any seeds that exhibit below 80% viability. However, because of the significance of landraces from the Hindu Kush region, we’ve decided to make these seeds available at half of what would otherwise be their price.

A Hindu Kush landrace in Logar Province, Afghanistan, exhibiting similar morphology to Tirah landraces

Tirah Valley, Hindu Kush

Additional information

Pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds