This pure Indica seed-strain comes directly from the massive mountain
range for which it is named. The Hindu Kush is the western spur of the
Himalayas, covering half of Afghanistan and straddling the borders of
Pakistan and India, reaching almost to China. This desolate and
beautiful region forms an important trade-route between the Middle
East, central Asia and the Far East and the ancient cannabis traditions
of the surrounding cultures have met and merged here over centuries.
Put simply, the Hindu Kush is the absolute centre of the world when
considering true Indica or Afghanica genotypes and the various forms of
black hashish produced from them.
This cultivar has been
selected for quality and stability over countless generations, always
breeding within its own gene pool. Hindu Kush produces very consistent
seedlings and is an excellent variety for uniform indoor crops grown
straight from seed. Plants are dark green, squat and powerful with
classic, broad-bladed Indica leaves. In warmer climates, below about
42°N, Hindu Kush can flourish outdoors.
Flowering is strong and
reliable, producing fast harvests of thick Afghani buds even in the
hands of a novice grower. Hindu Kush has a subtle scent of sandalwood
tinged with the sweet aroma of fresh charas. Potency is remarkably high
for a non-hybrid strain, with the mellow, positive body vibration
possessed by the famous high-altitude Indicas. Hindu Kush also imparts
a calm, contemplative mental state, instead of the brain-numbing stone
of later Indica, Afghanica and Skunk hybrids.