The Sentient Naturewalker
Purchased from the Real Seed Company
DescriptionGenetics: Hindu Kush Landrace
Sourcing: Kushman, Spīn Ghar Range, Hindu Kush, Afghanistan–Pakistan Border
Purpose: Charas (sieved resin)
Latitude: 34° N
Harvest: late September to October
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors
A pure Hindu Kush landrace collected nearby the Tora Bora (‘Black Cave‘) cavern complex, a stronghold in the Spīn Ghar mountains on the border of Khyber and Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan made notorious by Al-Qaeda, the Mujahideen, and CIA.
These seeds were personally collected from local small farmers. The majority of the charas sold in this area comes from Afghanistan, but there are small groups of local farmers who instead of producing opium and heroin prefer to cultivate Cannabis.
Photo shows a farmer roguing out males in Oruzgan, Afghanistan, 1990 (AMRC).
NOTE: The current seeds are from open-pollinating a large population from the original accession collected in the Hindu Kush.