Grown around the desert towns of Balkh, Mazar-i-Sharif and Sheberghan in the far north of Afghanistan, close to the modern borders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. This Mazar-i-Sharif strain produces the legendary hashish known as "Shirak-i-Mazar" and "Milk of Mazar". The people of these regions are a patchwork of Turkic, Tajik, Afghan and Pashtun tribes, and the history of Mazar-i-Sharif strains is likely to be equally complex. In fertile and well-irrigated soils these vigorous giants are capable of reaching 4 metres in height or more, and will produce a similarly immense yield of intensely resinous flowers. Traditionally harvested in the first half of December with the onset of the brutal Central Asian winter, Mazar-i-Sharif plants will enjoy cold conditions, including snow, and will turn a deep blood red in low temperatures. Growers favour leaving harvest as late as possible, sometimes into early January. Sieved "Milk of Mazar" garda is very resinous and so can be hand-pressed to make charas; it has a distinctively pungent, sweet aroma and a dreamily mellow high. Over-indulgence produces a mind-warping, immobilising and narcotic effect.
About The Real Seed Company
"We have the best selection of genuine straight-from-the-source traditional cannabis strains on the web. That means they are open pollinated, so you are going to get a lot of diversity in each strain, as well as vigour”. - The Real Seed Company
The Real Seed Company is a group of collectors dedicated to releasing traditional connoisseur cannabis cultivars in their pure, un-hybridised form. Global ecology has reached crisis point, and cannabis is no exception: the biodiversity of one of the world's most ancient crop plants is now under serious threat.
Founded in 2007 in response to the damage being inflicted on top-end cannabis cultivars by prohibition, The Real Seed Company has taken an unprecedented step in the history of cannabis seed banks by offering an extensive and open catalogue of rare and authentic heirloom cannabis varieties that can be owned by everyone. They have been documenting their journey in trying to find rare strains direct from their source.
All of their lines are fully authentic ganja, charas and hashish cultivars from the ancient heartlands of cannabis culture. With a wide range of varieties from high CBD potential genepools for medical users and breeders, and fine representatives of renowned high THC ganja and charas lines from legendary regions like Kerala, Thailand and Mazar-i-Sharif, The Real Seed Company catalogue is already unparalleled - and it's growing all the time.
As the germination and cultivation of Cannabis sativa L without a license is illegal in most countries all of their seeds come in collectible protective packaging which is well suited to long term storage through refrigeration, the best method to preserve this invaluable plant seed and maintain these ancient lines for a saner post-prohibition future. Buy The Real Seed Company seeds from Seedsman with confidence.
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