HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA
VARIETY OF MARIJUANA (INDICAS)
The Afghan and the Kush plants grow smaller and thicker then the sativas. The leaves of the Afghans have often a very dark green color, almost blue-green, with wide paddle that sometimes recover themselves on each other. The habitual height is between 1,2 and 2,4 meters. Generally, the buds are compact and tightly packed, the pistils are sometime pink, purple, or of a dark red. The full maturation range at the end of August to October. The Afghani one and the Kush (that comes from the mountains Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan to the borders of the Pakistan) are often exchanged, and the farmers exchange the names.
The Kush is generally slightly taller than the Afghans and the leaves are between the Afghans and the sativa for the color and the paddle width. The power can be mediocre to very strong, and the buzz of the strongest is usually weakening, narcotic, or simply knock you out. The Afghans and the Kush both have a range of tastes and odors, but the term “skunk” come from the common strong odor similar to the skunk and to a lot of those varieties. The odors can also be very spicy or wonderfully soft.
The Pakistanese show Afghans and Indians influence. The Pakistanese often have the Afghans and Kush standard. An unusual variety had the narrowest leaf paddles, as the sativa, that I personally never saw. These plants attain only 2 meters of heigth, but with longer, more beautiful and more abundant branches. The tall but light buds are formed at such a profusion that a continuous line of buds obscure the branches. The branches are bent towards the bottom because of the head weight, and the plants looks like a "fountains" of tight buds. The flowers are of a white pure with unusual long pistils. The power is only considered as “good”, but the taste is exceptionally soft. This variety is mature at the end of September.
I only tested one variety coming from China. The leaves are similar to the Afghan although the clearer green color. The plants reach maturity quickly and often only reach 90 cm to 1.2 meters of height when they ripe at the end of August. The branches are irregular, with different sized branches appearing from the top and bottom of the plant. The power is average but rather good to be, with his precocious maturation, a very good candidate for grafting. This Chinese variety (Chinese 1) had certain unusual characteristic, including huge seeds, mixed red or white colored pistils, round and very filled buds, and the unusual fact that the bud developed themselves along the leaf stems.
The hemp varieties from China are medium to extremely high, and have sativa appearance. The maturation can be very precocious to late, since China is a vast country that covers a lot of latitude degrees.
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