The Indica dominant Lavender seeds are a real United Nations of a strain with genetics from around the globe; Hawaii, Afghanistan, Korea, the USA, and Holland. It’s the product of breeding three strains together; Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean and Afghani Hawaiian. This polyglot background proved its effectiveness in 2005 when Lavender took first place in the Indica section of that year’s High Times Cannabis Cup.
The flavour and smell of Lavender weed is strongly reminiscent of the heavily sweet notes and slightly acrid, spicy quality of premium Afghani black hash. The high is intensely physical with a rapidly relaxing hit that often leads to couchlock. This is a good smoke for evenings in rather than nights out on the town. Medical dispensaries recommend this weed for insomnia and eating problems.
Lavender grows to a medium to tall height, with a high bud to leaf ratio. As the plants mature, the leaves become increasingly purple with the tips eventually turning very dark, almost black. The buds are very dense and have a strong hash smell. THC content ranges from 12 to 15 percent.
Lavender is an ideal strain for the SOG method, although you will need to spend some time trimming it to get the right shape. Pinching out the growing tips quite early is a good idea to promote bushiness but limit height. Flowering time lasts from eight to nine weeks and yields are 250 to 300 grams per square metre.
The Lavender strain is quite hardy so you can grow it outdoors, even in northern Europe, as long as you take care that it’s not affected by frost. The plant should be ready to harvest by mid-October.
This exotic strain is perfect for smokers who love the heady taste of black hash – you’ll also find that the high is quite hash like. Lavender seeds are a popular choice for beginner growers who are looking for a gentle high.
Indoors or outdoors
12 - 15%
Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean x Afghani Hawaiian
250 to 300 gm2
Moderate - Easy