From Central Asia: Kush and Afghani Strains
For this entry in our series on new strains, we’re going to take a trip east. Past the forests and hills of Europe, past the deserts of the Middle East, and into the huge and awe-inspiring mountains of Central Asia. Here, some specific types of strains evolved on their own for centuries—cut off from the development of other strains in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. In this post, we’re going to look at some high-grade strains with Kush and Afghani genetics.
Afghani and Kush Strains: Where Do They Come From?
Have you ever wondered what the origin of the term “Kush” is when it comes to cannabis? Countless strains all bear this moniker, but what does it mean?
Kush strains take their name from the Hindu Kush mountains in Central Asia. That’s where the intrepid breeders of the so-called Hippie Trail found them before returning them to the West. This treacherous route stretched from Amsterdam to Afghanistan, and is also responsible for bringing Afghani strains to Western audiences, too.
These types of genetics made a huge splash once European and American breeders got their hands on them. They were some of the earliest indica genetics to proliferate into modern cannabis breeding. That’s a big deal, since some enthusiasts report that indica plants have the ability to improve sleep, ease anxiety, and provide other possible benefits.
Sweet Afghan Delicious Strain Info
Everything you need to know about this strain you can infer from its name. A cross between Afghani S1 and Black Domina, Sweet Afghan Delicious (sometimes called “Sweet Afghani Delicious”) features laid-back indica properties along with a powerfully sweet citrus and mango flavor. A faint spiciness rounds out this strain’s flavor, and hangs heavily in its aroma.
You can find Sweet Afghan Delicious genetics in countless seeds, such as Afghan Kush, Afghan OG, Afghan Haze, Afghan Cookies, and Pure Afghan, that you can buy once you understand a little bit about this strain’s special info and effects. Sweet Afghan Delicious shares many traits with these strains, including flowering time.
Kosher Tangie Kush Strain Info
A cross between Tangie and Kosher Kush, this strain is a balanced hybrid with a slightly lower THC concentration than you might expect. But don’t let that fool you. This strain is perfect for patients who are newer to medical cannabis. It may also be a good choice if you want to use medical cannabis to alleviate a problem, but don’t want to feel many psychoactive effects.
Kosher Tangie Kush is another strain that has lent its genetics to countless other plants—such as Kosher Kush, Kosher Tangie, and Tangie Kush—for maximum results, many cultivators grow these strains from seeds. Its terpene profile leans heavily on Myrcene, which gives it a sweet and mango-centered flavor.
707 Headband Cannabis Marijuana Info
Although 707 Headband may not come directly from Central Asia (707 refers to the area code of many Northern California counties), this cannabis strain can still trace its lineage back to the Hindu Kush mountains. A three-way cross between Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Master Kush, 707 Headband is actually surprisingly invigorating for a Kush descendant.
One area where this strain really stands out is its aroma. 707 Headband flower has a distinctively OG aroma, with a rich earthy fragrance. Its Kush lineage definitely makes itself known though, exhibiting its trademark “incense and spice” scent.
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