Putting weed strains into families is the newest way that scientists, ganja genealogists, and cannabis enthusiasts have devised to help keep track of the countless strains that make up the modern pot landscape. Strain names can only do so much, but grouping weeds with similar genetics, effects or phenotypes can help people put their favorite strains into a context. From there, they can figure out which other strains they might enjoy based on what families their favorites are a part of. The Afghan family is a group of weeds descended from landraces grown in the foothills and valleys of the Northeastern half of Afghanistan. This area is home to the Hindu Kush mountains and the legendary city of Mazar-i-Sharif in the Northeastern lowlands. Due to the hot and arid landscape of the mountains, cannabis plants in this region have become excellent resin producers in order to protect their moisture from evaporation. This is the birthplace of the famous Hash Plant and some of the most potent indica painkillers ever known to medical users. Along with the Skunks and the Hazes, the Kushes are some of the most important contributors to modern hybrid genetics. While not all Kush genetics come from Afghanistan, and not all Afghan strains are Kushes, the two are closely related. Afghan strains have gone on to produce many of the most popular and important founders of medical weed including Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush, who came together to make modern Purple Kush. Many Afghan Kush strains grow very well outdoors in the temperate regions of the Pacific Northwest and their hybrids are very popular in dispensaries up and down the Pacific Coast. Weed Seeds USA Is delighted to be able to offer two dozen directly linked Afghan strains and another two dozen plus of its potent descendants. They’re perfect for killing pain, getting sleep, or just hanging out and relaxing. Order them all today!
The Afghan family is a huge group that makes up a major backbone of modern cannabis genetics. They are typically highly potent indica-dominant strains that make a lot of resin and are beloved of concentrate producers. The high amount of both myrcene and caryophyllene in these strains give many of them a very distinct dank smell that combines herbal and woody notes with deep fragrant tea and floral scents, making the stereotypical smell of high-quality hash. Afghan is in everything from Alien Technology and AK-47 to Trainwreck, Northern Lights, Amnesia, Purple Kush, Hindu Kush, and even Grandpa’s Stash. One of our favorite outliers in this family is Afghan Jamaican, a blend of two legendary landraces, Afghan and Jamaican, that combines opposites to create a massive plant that grows hash-level dank. While plants that produce this much resin can be difficult to take care of for those whose growing spaces suffer from too much humidity, many of these plants are very easy to grow in Mediterranean climates and arid foothills. Some members thrive indoors where they can produce veritable oceans of buds. Others, like Afghan Jamaican, flourish outdoors where they can soak up the sun. All members of this family provide soothing relief from a host of medical concerns including chronic pain, stress disorders, and insomnia. With THC contents generally in the high teens or low twenties percentage wise, these are potent strains with the ability to provide deep relief from even the most intense suffering. Weed Seeds carries over six hundred and fifty kinds of seeds to suit your needs.
Afghani plants come from the Northeastern portion of Afghanistan, a mountainous region with thousands of years of cannabis history. While cannabis and hemp have been farmed by humans for around ten thousand years all across Asia, it’s this variety that is the best producer of hash and hash oils. Plants from this region produce more resin due to the extreme heat and dryness of the area. Since they are full-sun plants, resin is a protective covering for the sensitive flowers beneath, preventing their ova from desiccating in the sun. It also prevents passing animals from eating them. Cannabis has been used to make hashish in this region for centuries, possibly since the Middle Ages. The legendary strain known as Afghanistan or Afghani or Afghan Indica is a collection of genetics from the areas around Mazar-i-Sharif, and the mountains and foothills of the provinces of Badakhshan, Balkh, and Baghlan. Zamal Hash, Chimtal, Balkh, and Khash are all varieties of Afghan indica. Many of the immediate members of this family have been kept somewhat in isolation for many years and have been hybridized only when their