Grow or smoke Hindu Kush and you’re participating in a piece of cannabis heritage since this weed is based on the strains smoked since pre-history. A western spur of the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush is the range of mountains that runs through central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. This Indica strain forms part of the genetic package of many modern award-winning skunk-style weeds.
Hindu Kush has an almost hashlike smell and taste when you smoke it, hardly surprising since Afghani hash is extracted from this plant. The flavor also has earthy, sweet tones with a hint of spice. The high is mentally relaxing with a fairly heavy body stone. It’s a great evening smoke if you want to chill out, listen to music or watch a movie. In medical use, it can help with stress, muscular pain and insomnia.
Hindu Kush seeds produce bushy plants of shortish height, about 100 to 120 centimetres, with dark green, palmate leaves on thick stems. The buds are on the large side and become sticky with resin as they develop. THC content ranges from 15 to a powerful 20 percent.
Indoors, Hindu Kush weed grows well with the SOG method and you can expect yields of up to 400 grams per square metre. Flowering time is seven to nine weeks.
With its mountain origin, the plants are quite robust so you can grow it outdoors. As with all marijuana plants, the more sunshine it gets, the better it will do. Harvest time after a late spring planting is around the end of September.
Hindu Kush is a good all-rounder that you can grow indoors or outdoors. Its typically Indica hit is ideal for relaxing and if you like smoking hash, you’ll enjoy the taste of this weed.
Indoors or outdoors
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15 - 20%
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Late September, Early October
Landrace Hindu Kush
Up to 400 gm2
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