Durban is well-known throughout the cannabis smoking world as the most famous strain to have come out of Africa. It is perhaps better known as Durban Poison and has reached all four corners of the globe from what is Africa's biggest port. Durban is a robust outdoor sativa strain known for its fast-flowering and good yields.
Durban is a short plant that hails from a sub-tropical area but which nonetheless flowers with only a small variation in equatorial 12/12 hours of light and darkness. It has been successfully upgraded by Sensi to not only retain all of its African qualities but also to prosper in the often very cool, damp summers experienced in northern Europe. In order to give plants the very best start it is recommended to start them off indoors in March (northern hemisphere) before transplanting outdoors during May. Plants growing directly in the ground can attain heights of 250 cm. although if sown outdoors without an early start height is more likely to be restricted to 150 cm.
Unlike tropical sativas the buds from Durban plants are denser and harder and the top half of its branches turn into solid colas as the flowering clusters "run" together filling in the gaps between inter-nodes. Resin production is very good especially so from an outdoor strain that flourishes in cooler climates. The scent and flavour is of sweet citrus with notes of aniseed. Its effect combines a sativa high with a strong body stone but one that does not become sedative and sporific unlike many indica strains. Durban is both uplifting as well as soothing.
|Plant Height||150 - 250 cm outdoors|
|Flowering Time||50 - 70 days|
|Taste / Flavour||Chocolate, Citrus, Coffee, Earthy, Fruity, Sweet, Woody|
|Effect||Body, Soothing, Strong, Uplifting|
About Sensi Seeds
There is no other seed bank in the world that has been coveted with more awards than Sensi Seeds. From the Highlife Cup to the Cannabis Cup, Sensi have achieved unrivalled legendary status in the seed bank world.
In the early 1970’s, the founder of Sensi, Ben, opened a clothes shop in the Dutch city of Rotterdam where he sold homemade clothing. A few years earlier, at the age of seventeen, he smoked his first joint. But it wasn’t until he began making regular trips to Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to purchase textiles that he became aware of the plant’s versatility. He learned about hemp fibre’s suitability as, among other things, a textile and was given cannabis and cannabis seeds by local farmers. Ben discovered that the cannabis plant had so much to offer in spite of it being prohibited and vilified in all corners of the world.
It became one of his passions to collect cannabis seeds from Central and South East Asia and the Asian subcontinent. Back home in the Netherlands, he started to cultivate these seeds in order to learn more about the growth process of this very special plant.
At the start of the 1980’s, the first examples of innovative, stabilised hybrids, such as Haze and Skunk, arrived in Europe from the United States. Ben was one of a mere three Dutch cultivators who were granted access to these hybrids, which are considered an important blueprint for the development of European hybrids.
At the end of the seventies, Ben found out that cannabis seeds did not fall under the cannabis prohibition; it was only the plant that was prohibited and not the seeds. As it was not illegal to sell seeds, Ben reasoned that the production process should not be illegal either. He started his seed company after a lawyer confirmed this insight and in 1985 the Sensi Seed Club, also known as the Sensi Connoisseurs’ Club, came into being. Ben took over a company called the Seed Bank in 1991 and the gene libraries were merged to create the Sensi Seed Bank as we know it today.
Sensi Seeds search for cannabis genetics has never ceased in the last 30 years. Their dedication towards genetic preservation has also never diminished. To this day, Sensi are true to their roots and are now, more than ever, aware that the future of cannabis genetic research lies in its past, in the genetics that started it all.
Sensi genetics offer not only the high yield and range of effects people search for, they actually represent a part of Cannabis’ history.
With a host of award winning strains, it would be unwise to overlook Sensi Seeds, available to buy at Seedsman now.