The Sentient Naturewalker
These seeds were from a purchase at the Real Seed CCompany. @Skunky Dunk Farms also has a thread, and will be running this cultivar in the future. This will be a great chance to compare.
Keif Lint has also accepted the challenge, and will be running this as a preservation for our members in his area. The perseverance paid off!
Genetics: ‘Deep Chunk’ (Californian – Afghan Hindu Kush)
Type: Pure Indica-type
Indoors: c. 56 days
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica
This is a Spanish continuation of the original Tom Hill Deep Chunk, a renowned true-breeding Indica-type strain with roots in the Afghan Hindu Kush. Work has been done to remove weak plants and ‘mutants’. The original landrace from which Deep Chunk was inbred is said to have been introduced to Northern California in the late 1970s. Crucially, it’s believed to have never been outcrossed.
Deep Chunk is known for its fast flowering time, thick stems, short internodes, and excellent resin production. It’s a classic Indica that produces copious leaves and broad leaflets. Buds are dense and yield earthy, herbal aromas, including hashy pine, citrus, coffee, and chocolate. A weakness is its susceptibility to botrytis. A strength is its knock-down potency.
True-breeding for many traits, this is an archetypal Indica that’s earned a reputation as an excellent breeding plant. In an era when Cannabis genepools are becoming ever-increasingly homogenized through hybridization, pristine inbred lines such as this should be in the collection of every serious grower and breeder.
Keeping heirlooms in their pure form over the coming decades is a wise choice that is sure to benefit both people and plant.
NOTE: Initial testing of this batch of seeds has shown +90% viability. Incidentally, plants from which this batch was produced showed strong uniformity across the population.