Afghan Kush is one of the oldest cannabis strains around. Its genetics are a combination of landrace Hindu Kush genetics from the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nearly every strain with Kush genetics can trace back its genetics to Afghan Kush. Since this strain has been around for as long as it has the genetics are near perfect for an indica strain. Humans have been using and growing cannabis for thousands of years and Afghan Kush has been with us much of the way.
Afghan Kush Terpene Profile
The flavors provided by these terpenes are earthy, spicy and a little sweet. Strains that have linalool, especially indicas, are known for their very relaxing effects and are usually associated with sleep.
Afghan Kush Effects
Afghan Kush is a very potent indica strain that can have medium to high levels of THC. As a potent indica with very ancient genetics, this strain is very relaxing and will put you to sleep. The THC, CBD and other properties of Afghan Kush are also great for pain relief. Afghan Kush is also good for anxiety and stress relief. Unlike a lot of other indicas that can have some hybrid effects mixed in, Afghan Kush is one of the few indica strains that are pure relaxation and sleep. This strain can also help to increase appetite, so if you have trouble eating or need to put on some pounds, Afghan Kush may be of use.
Growing Afghan Kush
There’s are reason that so many cannabis strains have Afghan Kush genetics. Its not only due to its effects and potency but Afghan Kush’s stable genetics. Over centuries the genetics have developed to handle some of the harshest climate conditions. Afghan Kush has also had to develop resistance to pests, molds and mildews.
Its also had to develop to do more with less. In this case nutrients. With harsh climate conditions and high elevations Afghan Kush has had to figure out ways to grow with access to little nutrients. Given its ancestry, this strain will do better if grown outdoors in the proper climate.
The appearance of Afghan Kush is the epitome of an indica strain. Its dark colors, large fat fan leaves and large fat flowers are all typical characteristics of indica strains and Afghan Kush defines each one of these.
Because of the large fan leaves, its best to keep Afghan Kush trimmed up to allow proper airflow. Especially if your growing this strain indoors. Afghan Kush is a pretty easy strain to grow. It is a very forgiving strain and can be grown indoors or outdoors. Afghan Kush prefers a dry and warm climate but can also do well in cooler climates. Areas like Colorado or the mountains of California are ideal for this strain when growing in North America. Afghan Kush will produce flowers in about 8 weeks and on average will produce around 500-700 grams per plant.