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Afghanica was created in Holland by crossing Skunk #1 and Afghani #1 to produce an Indica dominant strain. The two parent plants have provided the building blocks for many of the modern marijuana strains now on the market.

The Afghanica strain has a pervading skunky odour, verging on acrid, while the taste has sweet, skunky undertones with notes of citrus and pine. The high creeps up on you and is predominantly physical and sedative. This is a good weed for a relaxed evening in. In medical use, it can help with sleeplessness and poor appetite.

The plants have a Christmas tree shape and can grow to two metres outdoors, whereas Indoor plants will be shorter, growing to around one metre. The leaves are dark green and broad, the buds are roundish with orange to brown hairs and the branches are robust. THC content has been measured as high as 18.3 percent in the lab.

Indoors, the Afghanica strain favours the SOG method with 12 to 16 plants per square metre. It’s a good idea to trim the lower leaves of the plants as they mature to allow a good airflow and to allow light penetration. Flowering time is eight to nine weeks and yields range from 300 to 400 grams per square metre.

No Afghanica review would be complete without pointing out that growers in countries like the Netherlands and the UK can take advantage of this strain’s hardiness to grow it outdoors. Pick a sheltered, sunny spot and the plants will thrive in a normally warm summer with harvest time in mid-October.

If you like the taste, smell and potency of traditional skunk type weed, then Afghanica will be a good choice for you, especially if you plan outdoor growing in northern Europe.

Strain Characteristics:

Indoor and Outdoor
THC Level:
Flowering Time:
8-9 weeks
Plant Type:
Indica/Sativa (65/35)
Mid October
Skunk #1 x Afghan #1
300-400 g/m2
Grow Difficulty:
Moderate - Easy


Afghanica, 2.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
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