Genetics: Kashmiri short flowering
Location: Azad Kashmir
Elevation: 5,000 ft – 1600 meters
Sourcing: Private donor, sourced on location.
Height: 6-9 ft / 2 – 3m max
Traditional use: Ganja buds, hash and chars
Vegetative: 6 – 8 weeks
Flowering: 9 -11 weeks indoors. Late September – Early October outdoors
Aromas: Funky engine exhausts and burnt sugar in early flower, fading to pink lemonades, chocolate oranges and bubblegums.
Effects: Clear-headed. Good for high-productivity situations. Hiking. Working. Sports.
Characteristics: Large trichomes. High flower to leaf ratio. Drought and cold tolerant, with high mold resistance. Colors tend to fade to golds, coppers, and red wine maroons.
At the northernmost tip of India and along the border with Pakistan. In the shadows of the valleys of the Himalayas, you’ll find the hashplants of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmiri farmers are famous for their hashish. On par with the best of Malana, Lebanese, and Moroccan.
The selection towards hash production, year after year, created plants with large, densely-packed trichomes. And unlike most hashplant lines that are not fit for ganja bud production, the sugar leaves of the Azad Kashmir are so thin they nearly disappear when dry.
The structure suggests sativa ancestry from the south, as opposed to the squat, leafy indicas to the north and west. Heavy rains and the risk of early winters create hardy, fast-flowering plants and a long history of cultivation in high humidity lead to long petioles and a high flower to leaf ratio that allows trapped moisture to evaporate.
More often the plants will be multi-topped bushes, rather than Christmas trees, with sturdy branches full of heavily serrated leaves that cut the sharp mountain wind. Flowering starts in early August and runs about ten weeks, finishing in early October at the latest. If left untopped, plants tend to max out around 7ft / 2meters.