Afghan Kush is an Indica strain with origins going back to the wild cannabis that grows in the northern Afghani region of Mazari Sharif, around the Amu Darya River. Local farmers have domesticated the wild cannabis strains over the generations to improve their potency and the result is a potent and easy to grow weed strain.
Afghan Kush has a heavy, sweetish aroma that will remind you of quality black hashish. The taste is similar but with notes of exotic spices and incense. Inexperienced smokers should proceed with caution when trying out this weed – it has an extremely potent hit which is at the same time narcotic and sedating. Medically, this weed can help people who have trouble sleeping although it is not recommended for stress or anxiety because of its potency.
Afghan Kush seeds produce plants of medium height with broad, dark green leaves. The heavy buds are sticky with resin and covered in hairs that vary from orange to brown. THC content has been measured as high as 21.6 percent.
This plant is a vigorous grower and will thrive indoors in both soil and hydro mediums. It displays good resistance to pests and diseases and the flowering time is seven to eight weeks. You can expect to harvest upwards of 400 grams per square metre.
Because of its Afghani mountain heritage, this is a hardy strain and so a good choice for outdoor growth even in cooler regions. Harvest time will be in late September or early October and yields are in the 500 to 600 grams per plant range.
To conclude this Afghan Kush review, it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite with experienced growers looking for a dependably high yield combined with an exceptionally potent hit. Afghan Kush’s ease of growth also makes it eminently suitable for novice horticulturists.
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Late September, Early October
Hindu Kush, Afghanistan
450 gm2 indoors, 500 to 600 g per plant outdoors
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