A surprisingly strong ‘sativa’ from the region of Imphal Valley, Manipur. A rare strain that is little known in the West.
The Meitei people of Manipur have a long tradition of growing strong plants, and are related to the Shan and Thai; like them the Meitei originally migrated south to their present home from Yunnan, China. Manipur is in Northeast India, on the border with Burma. The genetics of this strain may reflect this.
Manipuri plants can grow up to 4 metres tall. Most are green with a light earthy citrus aroma, curing to a smooth minty aroma. A minority of plants are purple; this is the prized ‘chahao’ type (‘chahao’ being the Meitei name for black ‘sticky rice’). Fields are usually sown around June to July and harvested in December to January. Females are usually allowed to be lightly seeded. As strong as good Thai or Lao variety but smooth. Little seen genetics with promising breeding potential.