This almost pure Indica strain comes from the mountains of Northern Afghanistan. The original strain grows in the wild valleys of the Armu Darya River. This feminised version of the original plant tries to maintain the qualities that has made this strain famous.
A natural landrace strain from the Kush mountains near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Afghan Kush is an almost complete Indica. Thought to be brought to the USA during the 70s and the UK shortly after. The plant yields massive, dense and resin covered buds which have historically been used to make the hash the area is famous for. The smell is earthy and the taste is akin to a sweet hash.
The high from Afghan Kush is mainly felt in the body due to its high Indica genetics. After smoked users report feeling heavily sedated and lazy. Munchies is also a common outcome after smoking this strain as well as strong euphoria and strong lethargy which make this a perfect strain for insomnia and eating disorders like anorexia due to its effect on a person’s appetite.
In the Kush mountains, Afghan Kush has been traditionally grown for centuries to produce the very potent hash that is commonly smoked in the area. The plants grow quite small and tend to grow out into a bush and not up tall. Due to the fact this is a wild strain it has a strong resistance to mould and disease, making it a perfect strain for amateur growers. The flowering time is 7-8 weeks and the yield is anywhere from 400 to 600g/m2.