Afghani #1 feminised gives growers the opportunity to grow a classic indica hash plant without the fear of unwanted male plants in the grow room. Robust, fast to flower and highly resinous this strain has been bred from the finest Afghan hash plants which were adapted to high-altitude, mountain climates to produce masses of THC-bearing resin in a short season.
Afghani #1 grows very strong, medium-sized plants that require quite a long vegetative growth period to reach their full yield potential, 8 - 10 weeks is ideal. Once flowering is initiated these plants will approximately double in height. If shorter plants are required then a shorter veg. will give plants about 1 metre tall. Foliage is profuse with dark-green broad leaves. Topping can increase yields but growers are warned that this will add considerably to the time allowed for vegetative growth as the plant needs a few weeks recovery time with renewed growth taking place.
Flowering lasts for 7 - 9 weeks and these plants tend to produce a single large stem whose bud sites join up to form one very large, contiguous central cola. Plants grown outdoors should be finished by the end of September in the northern hemisphere. Calyx development is prolific and, as the plant matures, they become incredibly dense and hard with resin. A notable feature of this strain is that there is much less loss of weight and volume when dried than with many other cannabis strains - a sign of heavy resin production. Trichomes cover the outside of the buds forming a sticky layer that betrays this strains origins as a hash-producing plant. Tapping the dried buds gently will create a cascade of resin particles, the raw material for hashish production.
The prevalent flavour of Afghani #1 is of resin with notes of sweet, earthy, incense-like spiciness. The primary effect is of powerful body sensations, relaxing and sensual in the extreme as well as very long-lasting. Less experienced smokers might find it somewhat debilitating and overly soporific those who are more experienced will love the sheer power of the high. It has been shown to be a great appetite stimulant (the munchies) it is also good for general relaxation for those suffering from stress as well as providing a natural solution for sleeping problems.
Most modern indoor strains owe their fast-flowering and short-stature to Afghani plants such as this. Why not go straight to source and find out for yourself what a pure indica strain is like. Get yours from Seedsman today.
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.