Tennessee might not be famous for creating world-class cannabis strains, but that’s just where the Hawgs Breath strain (sometimes spelled Hogs Breath) originates from. This weed was created by crossing Hindu Kush and Afghani strains, making it strongly dominated by Indica genetics. Although the name may not be the most attractive, this strain proved its quality by taking the best Indica prize in the 2002 High Times cannabis Cup.
True to its name, the Hawgs Breath strain has a musty, slightly rank smell with notes of ripe cheese. The taste is more fragrant, with notes of fruit and exotic spices. With its overwhelming preponderance of Indica genetics, it gives a powerful body stone which can leave you couchlocked. It’s a good evening or weekend smoke when you’ve nothing too demanding to achieve. Medically, it can help with sleeplessness and poor appetite.
Hawgs Breath seeds produce plants of medium height with dark green leaves. The buds are lighter green in colour and covered with orange hairs and sticky resin crystals. THC content is around 13 percent.
Both the Hindu Kush and Afghani strains are hardy and that means Hawgs Breath is too, so you can grow it in cooler countries. In a temperate climate, plant out the seedlings in spring after the last frosts. Indoors, Hawgs Breath does well in soil or hydro. Flowering time is seven to nine weeks and outdoor harvest is in late September. Yields are in the medium range.
Despite its unappetising name, Hawgs Breath is a good choice for gardeners of all skill levels because it’s quite easy to grow and produces a crop of dependable quality. Indeed, some connoisseurs positively relish its unusual aroma and taste.
Indoors or outdoors
Hindu Kush x Afghani