Genetics:  Drakensberg
Latitude:  29°S
Elevation: 2500 m.a.s.l
Height: 1.50 – 2 metres
Vegetative:  13-14 weeks
Flowering:  13-15 weeks
Yield: High
Aromas: fruity,sweet,tangerine,acidic,incense,spicy
Taste: fruity
Effects: Highly psychoactive, euphoric, powerful, active
Phenos: 2
Characteristics: very resistant plants. Big yielder. Breding tool. Low leaf to bud ratio.


It is a pride for everyone at The Landrace Team offering this line to collectors and sativa lovers.
Many connoisseurs, breeders and collectors love these plants due to their great production of flowers and resin. Drakensberg cannabis is an excellent  breeding tool for the creation of other  resistant and resinous genetics of special and unique aromas. These plants have everything. Potency, resistant big yielders, beautiful, producer of resinous flowers. In other words they are perfect.

The vegetative stage of the Drakensberg goes from  13 to 14 weeks when it develops a vigorous structure of stems and thick branches with sweet aromas, internodal spaces ranging from  5 to 15 centimetres  in low branches, the central apical bud creates a very close structure, thus forming a nice tower to receive an abundant and almost compact flowering.

The leaves are jagged and very thin of 5 and 7 leaflets. Maximum 9 but very few with 9. The plants take a conic form with a central apical cola, very imposing, elongated  and lush. The internodal spaces between the branches are spacious next to the stem, but after the third and fourth nodes of these branches the spaces are reduced as she  grows and is prepares for flowering.In the meantime its main apical buds lose their symmetrical shape and take a broken form, supporting a compact and loose structure of this sativa.

When flowering begins, the accelerated growth stops in all the apical buds, beginning to cover their entire structure with beautiful, abundant and somewhat compact flowers without losing what characterizes airy sativa buds, great abundance of resin, large calyxes, sticky, some with purple hues at the tips of the leaves and buds.

The flowers are fleshy with great body and a hard resin, it’s the kind of sativa with hard and loose flowers at the same time, an excellent quality, you will not get tired of planting and selecting your best plants for the breeding of medicine or recreational genetics, for whatever  purpose you  have.

The flowering of this sativa takes from  13 to 15 weeks maximum.  It forms beautiful long flowers of 70 cm and  more, big yielders  and with little amount of leaves Inside and around the buds, which makes it very special. It will, perhaps, pass on these qualities  to their progeny  either in crossings of two or more sativas or hybrids.

They give off aromas of sweetness,  fruits, acidic, incense and a subtle touch of spices. The effect of the high is great. Strongly psychoactive and powerful.  You’ll be feeling highly euphoric and your spirits raised to the highest level making you feel a more active person. The taste after one puff pretty much matches the aromas:  fruity.

Perfect for collectors seeking interesting unique genes of very high potency, resistance and resin production  with a high diversity to explore at the medicinal level.
Recommended as all the sativas  of The Landrace Team.


The Drakensberg is very fruity on the nose and tongue, with an emphasis on sweet tangerine.  It offers an immediate head rush which settles into a broad smile and a list of tasks I want to accomplish.  It has a very nice mentally stimulating quality that always puts me in a joyously productive state of mind. Just a quick note: of the two phenotypes that emerged, the tangerine variety of the Drakensberg is much stronger, as well as more fragrant and  flavorful than than the other.


My Drakensberg seeds germinated in early May and were hardened off and outside in full Western New York sun all summer until the threat of cold, wet weather in mid-Sept brought them into my greenhouse, along with my other sativas. They finished under strong supplemental, as well as natural greenhouse light. The plants were very temperature tolerant throughout life, experiencing nights down to 47F (8°C) and up to 95F (35° C) on sunny fall days in the greenhouse. Supplemental heating was utilized, but proved to be inconsistent. However, the plants did not seem to mind.

Vegetative growth occurred for sixteen weeks,  during which time the Drakensberg sativas grew to 3 meters (10 ft) in height.  Throughout the vegetative cycle, the plants emitted a sweet, fruity fragrance.  They were lime green in color and possessed very narrow, long, jagged leaflets. They grew in ten gallon (38 litre) fabric bags in a mix of home-made compost, worm castings, perlite and high phosphorus bat guano. They were watered approximately every third day, in a rotation of pure water, followed by epsom salts, and and then organic liquid fertilizers, which differed between veg and flowering cycles. Prior to flowering, I topped the plants, taking off the top meter, so they would fit in my greenhouse.  They remained 2 meter bushes until harvest.

The Drakensberg sativa began rapid flower development by early September. The fragrance shifted in some plants to an intense tangerine. These individuals ultimately possessed the greatest aroma, flavour, resin production and ultimately the best soaring, euphoric high.  All plants were grown until senescence, which became visible at 13 weeks.  A high percentage of resin glands began to turn amber at 15 weeks, at which time the plants were harvested and hung.  They dried over the course of three weeks, and were jarred with 62% humidity packets for a month.

During the cure, the vegetative aroma dissipated and the tangerine fragrance mellowed as well, but remained strong. The potency increased significantly during the cure in the tangerine pheno, producing an extended, rising onset of effect over a span of 15-20 minutes, which ultimately lasted 2-3 hours. The elevating high started in my temples and spread downward through my face and energized my body. The effect was powerful, yet clear, without any hybrid/cross fuzziness, or bottoming out.  Vaso-dilation was moderate to severe.

You could tell I was wonderfully high just by looking at my face. Once this beautiful sativa releases you, she lets you right off at the ground floor where you started, with no loss of energy or motivation. This was surprising considering how long the plants ripened and with the high degree of visible amber color in the glands. I fully expected to be dropped on my head in the basement when it was all over, but was pleasantly surprised that this did not occur. 

While I would rate the generic, fruity pheno to be “average”, I consider Drakensberg tangerine to be an exceptional sativa, which I intend to select for in the future. I thank you for the opportunity!