Colombian Gold is known for its pungent, woody, citrusy, skunky, and piney aromas and flavors.
Another one of the best landrace strains, Colombian Gold originated in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, an isolated mountain range in the Andes with a unique tropical mountain climate. There, it can rain 160 inches per year and temperatures range between freezing and 80°F.
Master growers from the region masterfully developed this iconic and historic landrace over centuries to have high levels of resin so they could produce handmade hash, called charas, that villagers smoke in their hookahs.
Whether you’ll be in the former or latter camp will be largely determined by your unique physiology, i.e. how your body reacts. If you’re partial to Sativas, this strain may not be for you. But if you’re a fan of Indicas and you have the opportunity to try it, go for it!
Expect earthy, piney, and sweet aromas and flavors.
While Durban Poison has only trace amounts of CBD (>0.2%), it does have a robust cannabinoid and terpene profile. CBG (0.6 – 1.4%), THCV (0.2% – 1.8%), Myrcene (up to 0.5%), and D-Limonene (up to 1.2%)
One of the most ancient cannabis strains in the world, Afghan Kush has survived invasions, wars, droughts, and tribal conflicts. This central Asian landrace originated in the Hindu Kush mountain region close to Pakistan and northern Afghanistan near the borders of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. For centuries, it’s been growing wild throughout the region.
With its signature citrus and skunk flavors and aroma and an incredibly uplifting high free of paranoia, Colombia Gold is this nation’s most popular landrace strain, loved and sought after throughout the cannabis-loving world. Colombian Gold is also known for producing its famous offspring, Skunk #1, arguably the most prominent strain in hybrid breeding.
Afghan Kush features earthy, woody, sweet, and hashy flavors and aromas.
Many cannabis connoisseurs are nostalgic for when landrace strains dominated. Here's 4 of the best landrace strains to try before you die!
Purple Caper Seeds – Indica dominant - Body stone, relaxed, couch lock - Cherry, gasoline.
Chemdawg is a versatile indoor/outdoor strain with thick, upright branching, making it suitable to Sea of Green. Plants form a dense pine tree of serious, chunky, classically Indica buds. This strain is amenable to different gardening styles, and can work as well trained into multiple branches as it does in SOG gardens.
Indoor cultivation is best for Cherry Cookies’ Indica growth characteristics. This plant forms a symmetrical bush that averages 3 feet tall and 2 feet white. She prefers hydro and performs well with a multi-branch grow style, producing lots of branches with purple golf ball-size flowers. Expect dark, dense buds edging to purple with orange hairs. Purple Caper recommends keeping the environment at 80 °F (26.5 °C) during the light cycle and 60 °F (15.5 °C) when dark.
The Big Buddha Cheese x Cheese is a remix of a classic strain. First available in 2004, it was reworked to Version 2 in 2014. The BBCxC mother is a coveted original UK Big Buddha cheese clone. The father is an original Big Buddha cheese reversed clone with a true reversed backcross of the U.K. The slender, elegant cheese leaves look a bit like a Sativa, but the Indica heritage is immediately evident in this strain’s vigor, super-fast growth, and solid branching that spreads to soak up the light. Its electric lime-green color complements the compact foxtail buds that chunk up and get rich with calyxes near harvest.
Odor: Pungent, sticky or fruity
Strain Hunters Seed Bank – 70 I/30 S - Sedative, giggly - Fresh, fruity, sweet.
Indica buds are dense and tight. They form different shapes depending on variety. All of them are chunky or blocky. Sometimes they form continuous clusters along the stem, but their intense smells ranging from acrid, skunky, or musky to deep pungent aromas reminiscent of chocolate, coffee, earth, or hash. Indica smoke is dense, lung expanding, and cough inducing. The high is heavy, body-oriented, and lethargic.
Color: Dark green to purple
Feminised Seeds – 75 I / 25 S – Calm, stoney, long lasting - Smooth, fruity.
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