Genetics: Pure Indica
Area: Paktia / District of Aryub Zazai
Clima: warm summer & short and very cold winter
Yield: Medium to Hight 1 m – 2 m
Cultivation /Grow: March – April
Harvest time: October - November
Taste & smell: sweet, nutty, strong,
Effect: calming effect ; Happy, lazy and very hungry - that's the best way to describe the effect.
Grow: This seed can be grown outdoors & Indoor.
Paktia is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the east of the country. Forming part of the larger Loya Paktia region, Paktia Province is divided into 15 districts and has a population of roughly 623,000, which is mostly a tribal society living in rural areas. Pashtuns make up the majority of the population and a small percentage include Tajiks. Gardez is the provincial capital. .
In Paktia, the summers are long, warm, and clear and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, and mostly clear. Throughout the year, the temperature generally fluctuates between -5°C and 32°C, rarely falling below -11°C or above 35°C.
Howe to Grow afghan cannabis seeds?
Afghan farmers have been growing cannabis for centuries. The history of Afghan cannabis dates back to 559 BC.
Afghans have not changed their cultivation methods for centuries. The war of the last decades has completely isolated afghanistan. Thus, neither pesticides nor fertilizers have reached Afghanistan. So everything is 100% organic cultivation.
The cultivation methods of Afghan farmers are the same throughout Afghanistan. There are few exceptions.
How is cannabis grown in Afghanistan?
Winter already, Afghan farmers start preparations. The fields are pre-riced for the spring. Then the seeds are grown.
The seeds are evenly distributed by hand at a distance of 50cm. After one week, cannabis cuttings are already out. During this time it rains occasionally and the fields get a good irrigation.
Summer starts early and the hot days become more and more in Afghanistan. The temperatures rise in many parts of the country up to 50 degrees celsius. Then the dry season begins. In this time the fields are irrigated weekly by wells or rivers. The cultivation areas are mostly close to rivers or lakes.
The plants get three times fertilizer in the form of horse manure. The first time the cannabis plants get horse manure is when the cuttings are big enough. The second time before flowering and the third time at the beginning of flowering.
The weekly watering remains.
Once the plants are mature, the male plants are removed and discarded.
The cannabis is harvested only in late summer. In groups, the farmers go and harvest all the cannabis plants. The plants are dried on house roofs or in so-called drying houses (especially for drying fruits, vegetables, cannabis).
After the cannabis is dry, the plants are beaten on a sieve. This causes the pollen to fall and the so-called Garda (pure hash) is obtained. The first time the plants are lightly tapped so that only the pollen falls.
Then the plants are tapped a second time and the pollen is collected. In Afghanistan, this is usually mixed and then sold.
Some farmers do not separate the plants and want only the seeds.
The cannabis seeds are also roasted and eaten in Afghanistan.
What makes Afghan cannabis so special?
Afghanistan is the country of origin of cannabis. The motherland! The best strains grow in Afghanistan. The name Kush comes from Afghanistan and refers to the HinduKush mountains in northern Afghanistan.