N. KOREA – KANGWON PROVINCE (1986)

Genetics: North Korean traditional cultivar
Origin: Kangwon province
Sourced: The Landrace Team via genebank
Latitude: 38°N
Country of origin: North Korea PRK (Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of)
Aromas: fruity, woody, creamy, lime
Veg: 8-10 weeks
Flowering: 50-65 days
Characteristics: short veg and flowering times for a sativa.
Structure: sativa

This traditional cultivar from North Korea in the Kangwon province and acquired in 1986 through a genebank is a very special genetic line due to its vigour and precocity to grow and mature. The peculiarity of these plants is that they are fast in growing and resistant and can reach great heights in a short period of time in optimal conditions.

It grows in a conical shape and some other plants in a predominantly columnar shape They dispaly leaves with 3, 5, 7 and 9 leaflets with vigorous long petioles, the leaflets are sharp and with a thin shape like a clasical sativa.

The have wide internodal spaces of between 5 and 10 cm and the height can vary between 120 cm to 250 cm where it acquires a beautiful and very symmetrical structure from its branches to the central stem.

The stems are of good quality for hemp cultivar. Some plants when rubbed give off a fruity and citrusy aroma. The very interesting peculiarity about these plants is the really short vegetative stage, really short for this sativa-bearing plant, ranging from 8 weeks to 10 weeks.

During this time it dedicates itself to structuring a beautiful conical shape with abundant foliage. At the beginning of its flowering stage it stops growth notably, the structure already formed by several branches begin to be populated with large aerated calyxes.

The flowering period takes between 50 to 65 days, an accelerated and record time for this plants with sativa stricture. The aromas are fruity, citric and floral. The resin is of medium quantity and some bring few amounts of visible resin, it must be observed with a magnifying glass or a 60x to 100x loupe to be able to know the optimum point for the harvest.

The flavor is woody, very soft on the palate with very subtle fruity touches, delivering a meditative and calming effect, neither too high nor too low. The effect is fast to come on and it leaves no traces of heaviness.