Hindu Kush has long been a favourite smoking strain as well as a great breeding plant. Sensi used it to create its Skunk Kush and its genetics also feature in the award-winning OG Kush marijuana strain.
Hindu Kush is a pure indica plant originating from the mountain region of the same name which borders Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. Here it evolved to be a compact, hardy strain with a very fast flowering time and a good resistance to both mould and plant diseases. In answer to the harsh natural conditions in its home environment it produces high numbers of resin-producing trichomes.
Indoors it remains a small, compact plant with average yields which can be improved by vegging the plant a little longer than usual. Flowering time is between 45 - 50 days. Its main, central stem produces a large, dense cola with smaller lateral branches making it ideal for Sea of Green. Planted directly in the soil outdoors in warm, sunny, Mediterranean-type climates Hindu Kush can grow to quite an impressive size with much higher yields.
The Hindu Kush aroma is typically sweet and earthy with spicy and woody notes. When burnt it produces flavours of aniseed and sandalwood. Its relaxing high is not too heavy and is popular with medical users to combat pain, stress and nausea.
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||45 - 50 days|
|Medical Conditions||Nausea, Pain, Stress|
|Taste / Flavour||Earthy, Spicy / Herbal, Sweet, Woody|
|Effect||Body, Calming, Relaxing|
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.