Afghani indica strains are broad leaf hash production plants from the mountains of Afghanistan. Brought over to the West during the hippie trail era, Afghani was cultivated, inbred and crossbred with other marijuana varieties, including sativas. The first well-known indica/sativa being Skunk, an (Afghani x Colombian Gold)/Acapulco Gold hybrid from the Bay Area, named for it’s strong stinky fragrance. Afghani genetics have since been used in countless breeding programs. Many hybrids today can trace their lineage back to Afghani #1 (a Skunkman Afghani IBL) or the Maple Leaf Wilson collection (unselected Afghani landraces).
🌿 Afghani #1 by Sensi Seeds is an updated version of the classic Sacred Seeds release. It’s a hardy, stout plant that grows vigorously in vegetative growth. The strong single stem develops into a large dominant central cola.
⚖️ Yield can be optimized indoors by crowding the plants together. Afghani #1 will double in height during it’s fast bloom cycle, lasting up to 55 days. Outdoors, harvest is by the end of September.
🍧 Incredibly dense buds with extreme resin content. Hashy smell and earthy, sweet flavors. The narcotic Afghani high is powerfully sedative.
👍 Through 4 decades of inbreeding for quality, yield and early flowering, Sensi Seeds has produced a stable indica that performs well.
Effect of Afghan Cannabis
Afghan is a stocky strain with an earthy-sweet, citrusy flavor that induces a deep body relaxation in the user; this peaceful state can progress to sleepiness, and even lethargy, depending on how much was ingested, and the tolerance of the user. A rule of thumb: start slow and don’t overdo it. Though it mostly results in what is known as a “couch-lock” effect, the strain is also known for creating a happy or euphoric sensation. Because of its intense calming effect, Afghan Auto-Flowering is best reserved for evening or nighttime use.
Medical Benefits of Afghan Auto-Flowering
Medicinally, Afghan’s strong relaxation effect has proven of use to patients suffering from sleeping disorders. In addition, the strain encourages appetite, which appeals to those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, or battling an eating disorder. Afghan is a good choice for the end of a stressful day, as it can melt away the stress and anxiety that could keep you from falling asleep. It can also help with pain that is disrupting your sleep.
Growing Afghan Cannabis Seeds
Though an auto-flowering variety, Afghan does have a relatively long flowering period of 70 to 80 days. Despite the time required for the cannabis seeds to grow into big, beautiful plants, Afghan is easy to grow both indoors and out, and this makes the strain well worth the wait. The plants also develop a large store of indica-rich resin on the sugar leaves and smaller sun leaves. For this reason, Afghan cannabis seeds are a good choice for people interested in harvesting hashish in addition to the marijuana flowers.