Afghan cannabis genetics are the rock solid, green foundation of Cannabis Cup Champions past, present, and future. The rugged, pure-indica landrace strains of Afghanistan are believed to be the first cannabis to be consumed by mankind. Exactly when and by whom are still something of a mystery and the subject of a contentious debate.
Northern Light is considered by stoners everywhere as a top-shelf, heavy indica strain. Her heritage is somewhat mysterious, but one thing is for sure: Afghan stock was crossed with Thai to create the couchlocking smoke of choice for indica connoisseurs. Just a few tokes of this rich, full-bodied smoke and your eyelids will grow heavy. Northern Light is knockout nighttime stash.
SPECIAL KUSH 1
Visually, Special Kush 1 is the poster strain for old-school, heavy indicas. Cultivated indoors, she is squat and productive, staying under 1m tall. Flowering will finish in just 7-8 weeks. Outdoors in a hot Mediterranean climate, she can really fill out to reach her full potential. 3m+ plants that can produce up to 500g each are possible. Her rich, earthy-hash flavour and heavy physical effects will convince you she is special indeed.
Somehow, some way, Kush found a home. For at least the past couple thousand years, it has been the Hindu Kush mountain border region between modern day Afghanistan and Pakistan. These short, fast-flowering, and dark green bushes with oversized, fat-fingered leaves and swollen, resin-dripping buds are still the source of sticky green for the bulk of world’s hashish production – rivalled only by Morocco.
Easy to grow indoors or outdoors in warmer climates, this rapid flowering weed weapon won’t keep you waiting either. In 8-9 weeks of bloom, chunky trophy colas of Royal AK will be ready for harvest. Indoor growers can expect about 500g/m² of primo head stash. Best of all, her buds are easy to trim due to her amazing flower to leaf ratio.
Once again the geographical origins of Afghan Fem strain seeds factor heavily into its growth cycle. The harsh climates within which it originated created the necessity of a fast flowering time. Afghan forms large, heavy buds that are coated with crystals making it appear as if it was dusted in confectioners’ sugar. Higher, mountainous regions see shorter amounts of light and experience sudden and often severe weather changes necessitating the need for a faster reproduction time. Generally speaking, the strain flowers in between seven to ten weeks. Patience is a virtue when growing cannabis seeds at home so novice growers will also do well with the shorter flowering times gaining valuable experience in a lessened period of time.
Afghan marijuana seeds will grow well in both indoor and outdoor. By choosing to grow indoors you have much more control over the environment the plant is growing in. A minimum of one 150 watt high intensity sodium discharge lamp is recommended. Timing your lighting for sixteen to eighteen hours a day will give your plants ample time for photosynthesis through the seedling and vegetative state. Gradually bringing down the light exposure to a twelve on, twelve off split will trigger the flowering stage. In a short seven to ten weeks of flowering you will see large kola sized bright green buds on top and slightly smaller buds on the lateral branches. All will be coated in a beautiful creamy amber resin that sticks to your fingers like glue. Provided you pay appropriate attention to your plants you can expect over a pound of ripe cannabis flowers per plant at harvest time.
When you are one of the originally cultivated cannabis strains you don’t need a nickname. That being said, Afghan is actually the modern moniker the strain goes by. Originally known as Afghani, the “i” has been dropped, most likely because the strain has become so ingrained in cannabis culture it has earned its own slang terminology.
Coming full circle, we arrive back at a fast flowering version of the original. Auto Afghan takes ease of growth to the next level. Afghan, Skunk#1 and a Russian Ruderalis went into creating these weed seeds. A slightly higher sativa component than Afghan delivers a lighter sedative effect while still easing pain, stress and anxiety.
Shhh! What you’re about to read is classified. Okay maybe not top secret but it is confidential. L.A. Confidential x Afghan Kush to be more accurate. An indica dominant strain that offers creative, euphoric, mood boosts and the sedative effect to keep them all balanced. Perfect for pain relief, anxiety, depression and stress.
As one of the best Indica strains on the planet, Afghan makes loyal fans of all who smoke it. One of the reasons this plant promotes calming properties in the body and mind is due to its Myrcene content. This terpene is also what gives Afghan a sweet flavour and taste. The body buzz is reminiscent of still waters, while the heady effects are blissful and euphoric.
Since Afghan is an Indica thoroughbred, users get full-body coverage, creating one intense high. But, it’s not just a strain that puts you on the couch, it goes even deeper by acting as a potent sleep aid. Because of its ability to help with sleep, those with insomnia love and rely on Afghan for these specific effects. Besides insomnia, this strain works to lower stress, pain, and depression. It gets the body into a state of relaxed euphoria while quieting the mind.
Afghan has a sensational appearance. The fat, dense buds are covered in hairs and a mind-blowing number of frosty trichomes. Its heavy resin production is the reason it creates a deep and heavy stone. This strain is divinely aromatic with sweet, earthy notes. It’s impossible not to smile with joy when inhaling this perfect plant specimen.
As the name suggests, the Afghan strain is, in fact, indigenous to the foothills of the Afghanistan mountains. Westerners came across it during the ‘hippie trail’ days of the 1960s and 1970s. The travelers consumed this cannabis strain and then brought the seeds back with them to grow in America and Europe. It’s a 100% pure Indica strain with moderate THC levels around 16 to 17%.
This plant produces excellent yields and has a high resistance to molds and pests. It’s a tough strain because it had to adapt to the harsh conditions of the Afghan mountains. The ease of cultivating this plan is a huge perk for those who don’t have a lot of growing experience. It grows equally well outdoors and indoors. Because of its Indica genetics, the plants don’t get very tall and they tend to stay busy and compact. The average flowering time is somewhere between 8 and 10 weeks. Harvest usually occurs around late September, and yields come in at 450 to 600 grams per M2.
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The earthy and sweet tasting notes of Afghan are dominant in this strain. Yet, as you continue to smoke your joint or take hits from the pipe, you’ll notice spicy hints that manifest as cinnamon and incense. Also, it has a hash-like smoke, that’s strong and lingering.