Genetics: Kashmiri short flowering
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 max (indoors). Late September – Early October outdoors
Aromas: Funky engine exhausts and burnt sugar in early flower, fading to pink lemonades, chocolate oranges and bubblegums. Sweet,fruity,citrus,hashy,turpentine.
Effects: Clear-headed. Good for high-productivity situations. hiking. working. sports. Uplifting, euphoric
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 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 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.
*** KASHMIR GROW AND SMOKE REPORT ***
the growth is vigorous, the plants are branching spontaneously from the beginning of growth. It has relatively large intermodal spaces. The leaves have long leaflets distinctly serrated. Out of ten plants grown out, there were two plants with a hint of variegation on the leaves. The weedy smell is quite intense during veg, especially in the morning hours.
After the onset of flowering, the plants develop massive buds and rapidly forming calyxes.
The volume of the buds increases rapidly, especially during the last two weeks of flowering, which lasts about 11 weeks. At this time, large, distinctive trichomes are formed. The structure of the buds makes it easy to be trimmed and the leaves are almost absent in the area of the buds making it even easier.
The pheno, which turned beige to red, had sweet ,fruity and citrus aromas with hints of hash in the later flowering cycle. The green pheno smelled more “chemical” like bubblegum with a slight hint of turpentine with a fruity and floral undertones.
Buds form on many side branches too. This line seems to be very resistant to borytris. Despite the extremely wet summer, most buds remained unaffected by borytris. Buds tend to form foxtails and keep growing.
New calyxes were still forming. Buds grew significantly in the last weeks before ripening, when a sufficient percentage of amber trichomes had already appeared. If grown for sinsemilla they could be ready for harvest even a week earlier: 9 – 10 weeks
KASHMIR – Smoke report
The smoke is soft, sweet. The lanky pheno leaves you with a bit of sour on the tongue. The smoke smells of frankincense, minty and earthy. The taste is soft, melts on the tongue and is pretty tasty.
Effects: The kashmir is Uplifting, mood enhancer, euphoric, encourages activity. It is a strong high but not paralyzing or incapacitating.