A pure Afghan land-race strain from Sheberghan, a renowned centre of charas (hashish) production in northern Afghanistan. Sheberghan is an ethnically Uzbek region, linking it to the historic centres of cannabis culture to its north in Bukhara. Land-races from Sheberghan were scientifically documented as early as 1924 by the Russian botanist and geneticist, Nikolai Vavilov.
Seeds of this Afghan land-race were obtained directly from skilled charas farmers. As is typical of northern Afghan land-races, this Sheberghan cultigen is large-leaved, resinous, and heavily branched. Expect intense aromas of citrus, fruit, and hash. Leaflet width varies from broad to narrow. Northern Afghan land-races cannot be easily categorised according to Western preconceptions about Indica- or Sativa-type plants.
Harvest in this region is from October to early December. Farmers favour leaving crops late, well into senescence, which is believed to yield the finest resin.
Chemotypes range from THC- to CBD-dominant. Other cannabinoids such as THCV are likely to be exhibited.
Highly recommend to breeders. Essential for land-race collectors.