Original Afghani #1 is another cannabis strain brought to the world courtesy of Sacred Seeds in the 1970s. It is a traditional land-race cannabis and an early example in the west of a stable, true-breeding indica that has since been used in many breeding programmes. This indica is a hardy plant that is well-known for producing dense, resinous buds that are excellent for the production of traditional hashish. In the last 4 decades or more it has become acclimatised to growing outdoors in the USA and in Europe by highly selective breeding which successfully fixed more favourable traits such as resin production and early flowering.
The Sensi Seed Bank is just one of many that has used this strain extensively to create some wonderful indica-dominant cannabis strains. Vigorous in vegetative growth it remains a squat plant with a very strong stem that protects it against the wind. It has a very strong, rich aroma which is quite unmistakable. As a true-breeding, classic indica it provides very reliable breeding stock.
Named for its geographic origin, Afghani marijuana seeds are believed to be among the earliest varieties of cannabis that were grown, and worldwide, breeders continue to propagate the strain for its heavy production of sticky resin, which can be passed along through its genetics (it has been paired off more than a few times).
Because their genetics are so highly sought after, few landrace strains remain on the marijuana market, but Afghani is one such indica variety that will never lose its desirability.
Sweet and earthy, and Afghani marijuana high provides a deep, sedative relaxation coupled with a happy euphoria – courtesy of its 19% THC content, and it’s often considered for patients looking to find a potent ally in the battle against insomnia.
A highly sought after landrace strain with sativa genetics and a bounty of THC, Afghani feminized marijuana seeds are just the ticket for deep relaxation and happiness. With a little TLC, more experienced growers can coax a decent sized yield of medical marijuana out of an Afghani harvest.
Perhaps best suited to growers with experience, Afghani marijuana seeds will provide an impressive yield after 9 weeks of flowering, if planted indoors.
Flowering lasts for 7 – 9 weeks and these plants tend to produce a single large stem whose bud sites join up to form one very large, contiguous central cola. Plants grown outdoors should be finished by the end of September in the northern hemisphere. Calyx development is prolific and, as the plant matures, they become incredibly dense and hard with resin. A notable feature of this strain is that there is much less loss of weight and volume when dried than with many other cannabis strains – a sign of heavy resin production. Trichomes cover the outside of the buds forming a sticky layer that betrays this strains origins as a hash-producing plant. Tapping the dried buds gently will create a cascade of resin particles, the raw material for hashish production.
Afghani #1 grows very strong, medium-sized plants that require quite a long vegetative growth period to reach their full yield potential, 8 – 10 weeks is ideal. Once flowering is initiated these plants will approximately double in height. If shorter plants are required then a shorter veg. will give plants about 1 metre tall. Foliage is profuse with dark-green broad leaves. Topping can increase yields but growers are warned that this will add considerably to the time allowed for vegetative growth as the plant needs a few weeks recovery time with renewed growth taking place.
The prevalent flavour of Afghani #1 is of resin with notes of sweet, earthy, incense-like spiciness. The primary effect is of powerful body sensations, relaxing and sensual in the extreme as well as very long-lasting. Less experienced smokers might find it somewhat debilitating and overly soporific those who are more experienced will love the sheer power of the high. It has been shown to be a great appetite stimulant (the munchies) it is also good for general relaxation for those suffering from stress as well as providing a natural solution for sleeping problems.
Afghani #1 feminised gives growers the opportunity to grow a classic indica hash plant without the fear of unwanted male plants in the grow room. Robust, fast to flower and highly resinous this strain has been bred from the finest Afghan hash plants which were adapted to high-altitude, mountain climates to produce masses of THC-bearing resin in a short season.
Most modern indoor strains owe their fast-flowering and short-stature to Afghani plants such as this. Why not go straight to source and find out for yourself what a pure indica strain is like. Get yours from Seedsman today.