Afghani Kush

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Afghani Kush Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Stress
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Arthritis, Migraines, Nausea, Pain relief, Sleep disorder
Landrace indica cultivar
Type of High
Euphoric, Appetite-stimulating, Relaxing, Sleepy
Earthy, Mango, Orange, Wood
Earthy, Mango, Orange, Wood
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Headache, Paranoia

Afghan Kush is a centuries old, cultivated landrace strain hailing from the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan. Traditionally, this strain was grown to produce a potent hashish; however, its medicinal value lies in its pure indica characteristics. This powerful strain provides relief for chronic and severe pain while offering users a euphoric feeling alleviating stress and anxiety with minimal psychoactivity. In larger doses it can have a narcotic and sedative effect. Recommended for evening and night time use.  

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  • Indoor flowering time: 47-55 days - Sensi Seeds
  • Indoor yield: Over 400 g/m2
  • Outdoor yield: 500-600 g/plant
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) October

Afghan Kush cannabis grows vigorously. Successful growers are pleased to no end as they watch heavy, dense and compact colas and nuggets forming more and more each day. Count on a serious stretch in the plant's height when you enter it into its flowering photoperiod. Add in the proper environmental conditions, nutrients, lighting, CO2 and other necessary considerations and you will be rewarded with extra large, crystal-covered and super-strong medicinal cannabis nuggets that scream your name constantly, begging to be consumed. Expect greatness from the Afghan Kush marijuana strain. Breeder: Sensi Seeds. Growing Climate: outdoor/indoor. Flowering Time: between 47 and 55 days. Type: indica. Yield: Over 400 g/m2 indoor/ 500-600 g/plant outdoor.

Traditionally, the strain was harvested to produce a very potent hashish – the quality the strain retained. Due to the sturdy nature of this wild strain, it is recommended for amateur growers. Afghan Kush's unusually high THC content can make up for the lower yields beginners might harvest. It is fairly resistant to disease and molds (another big plus for beginners). Because of its natural hardiness, Afghan Kush can be grown both indoors and out. The strain flowers for seven to eight weeks and is ready for harvest in October when grown outside. Being an Indica, short Afghan Kush plants grow wide, filling out rather than up. A well-grown plant can yield 400 grams per square meter inside or between 500 to 600 grams outside.

Way of cropping: mainly indoor/very good yield outdoor. Race: pure race obtained from the Afgani Kush zone. Genotype: almost 100% indica. Height: less than 1.5 m indoor/ up to 2 meters outdoor. Harvest time: 45-55 days indoor/average October outdoor. Resistance to fungus: average. Resistance to disease: Depends on the disease. Irrigation tolerance: high tolerance to frequent irrigation and fertilization. Yield: over 400 g/m2 indoor/ 500-600 g/plant outdoor.

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The original ‘AK’, brought from the heart of the Hindu Kush mountain range where its genotype has been selected and perfected over centuries to be the ultimate source of cannabis resin. Fragrant north Indian charas and sticky black Afghani hashish are both largely produced from Kush plants.

The Afghan Kush cannabis strain is about as old school as cannabis genetics can get. This strain really is from the motherlode, having her roots in the mountainous areas of Northern Afghanistan, close to the borders of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. If you were to trace the family tree of all cannabis strains, this girl would be the matriarch, right up at top. As a pure Himalayan indica, Afghan Kush is the source material for some of the best sticky black hash and charas, you can smell and taste this heritage when you smoke Afghan Kush weed and she may seem harsh to those who are only familiar with modern, flavored strains. This plant has proven to be excellent for pain relief and has been used as such for many centuries.

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Afghan Kush is a hardy, bushy plant that has traditionally been used to create hashish. It is extremely resinous and produces excellent hash, but its potent flowers are quite smokable in their own right, with many valued medicinal properties. High in THC and CBD, it has a heavy narcotic effect that relieves pain, relaxes the body, and calms the mind, with minimal psychoactivity. It is a powerful sedative but is not debilitating. Its soothing therapeutic qualities, desirable growth traits, and genetic stability make Afghan Kush valuable for patients, growers, and breeders. Having developed in close proximity to a variety of wild Kush strains, Afghan Kush is hearty and consistent. It's a compact plant that flowers relatively quickly and reliably produces heavy yields of fragrant, sticky, potent buds. The pungent bouquet is hashy, earthy, and sweetly floral, and the flavor is similarly sweet and hashy, though somewhat harsh.

An Afghani cultivar straight from the Hindu Kush mountain range region that divides Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan Kush medicinal marijuana is a strain with centuries of impressive lineage. It's a powerfully-potent Indica strain that will melt your mind and expand your boundaries. It's super-fragrant bouquet stems from the fact that it is laden with resinous glands of goodness. It's deep dark green leaves are broad; the type that just exemplify the picture that we all have in our minds of a perfect Indica strain.

Afghan Kush, an almost 100% Indica strain is naturally grown in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The strain has a very earthy, almost "hash-like", scent with a hint of Pinesol-like aroma. When smoked, it has a sweet hash taste similar to its smell. Buds of this strain are very condensed and covered in a fair amount of trichomes (the THC making glands or “crystals”). The plant has the familiar broad leaves of other Indicas.