Afghan farmers harvest the Mazar-i-Sharif landrace strain in October to early December to produce the legendary ‘Shirak-i-Mazar’ (‘Milk of Mazar’) charas, arguably the finest oldschool hashish. Note that Afghans refer to hashish as ‘charas‘ or ‘garda’.
Mazar-i-Sharif outdoors in Oregon, 2017
The Mazar-i-Sharif landrace originates in the Balkh region of northern Afghanistan, the historic heartland of Afghan cannabis culture. Balkh lies beyond the Hindu Kush in a region once known as Afghan Turkestan, which is part of the ancient Turkestani homeland of the world’s original hashish culture. Northern Afghanistan continues to carry the legacy of historic centres of fine Turkestani resin such as Bukhara in neigbouring Uzbekistan.
Mazari first garda, 2007, photo by Mriko
The Mazar-i-Sharif landrace outdoors in Spain exhibiting pink to red stigmas
As with all hashish landraces, this strain shows chemotypes ranging from high-THC to high-CBD. Highly recommended to breeders. Essential for collectors.
Genetics: Mazar-i-Sharif Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, via Afghan charas and seed merchant, Peshawar, 2007
Purpose: Charas (sieved resin)
Latitude: 36° N
Harvest: October through November
Height: 2 –6 meters outdoors
Characteristics: High-yielding, tall, intensely resinous, red stems and stigmas, Indica- and Sativa types, CBD
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Outdoor, greenhouse, or indoor
NOTE: These seeds are the third generation of the original accession to have been produced outside Afghanistan through open pollination.
The Mazar-i-Sharif landrace outdoors in Spain, exhibiting pink to red stigmas
Pure Mazar-i-Sharif cannabis landrace strain seeds sourced from the heartlands of Afghan cannabis culture by The Real Seed Company