Hindu Kush is one of the most spectacular, influential, and cultivated Indica cannabis strains in history. Everyone should try growing it at least once. It equally satisfies both novice growers and the most experienced ones.
This strain originates from the mountain range of the same name in Afghanistan, located at the western end of the Himalayas. It covers half of Afghanistan, and a wide territory of Pakistan and India, reaching China.
Most Indica strains, also known as hashplants, originate from this area, as local farmers use them to produce the most spectacular hashish in the world. Great reviews or outrageous tracking can be found on websites like Growdiaries or Leafly.
How to Grow Hindu Kush
This is one of the simplest plants and poses no challenge to the grower. Its structure is typical of a fir tree, with a strong apical and strong secondary branches that are very productive, very similar in appearance to other Afghan Indicas like Northern Lights.
Indoors, it is perfect for the most spectacular SOG crops when you select one or two mothers that provide us with enough cuttings.
The flowering period is very short. From the change of photoperiod, it is harvested in just 45-50 days. It is one of the varieties that blooms faster without being called fast version.
Outdoors, if it has enough space and cultivation is started at the beginning of spring, it can reach an average height of 2 meters.
It is harvested very early, in mid-September, which makes it perfect for those living in areas with very short summers.
Characteristics of Hindu Kush
The buds are very large, very compact, and excessively resinous. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best varieties to make a genuine and authentic Afghan hashish.
Its taste and aromas are exceptional, with hints of hashish, earth, and wood, with a herbal and slightly spicy background that will thrill the taste buds.
The effects are powerful, making it an ideal plant for smoking at night. An intense relaxation will take over your body, slowly leading you to the most pleasant dreams.
Outdoors, the larger plants have a high yield of up to 800 grams. Indoors, it won’t be difficult to reach 550 grams per m² with a 300-350 W LED panel and a good range of fertilizers.
What we like the most
- Very easy to grow.
- High production.
- Authentic Afghan hashish flavor.
- Very relaxing effects.
- Its price.
What we like least
- It is not the most recommended variety for daytime smoking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions from growers interested in this Hindu Kush strain:
When does outdoor Hindu Kush start to bloom?
Depending on the latitude of the crop, flowering begins in the first fortnight of August.
When to cut an outdoor Hindu Kush?
It is a very fast flowering variety that is harvested in mid-September.
How to grow a feminized Hindu Kush?
It is a very easy plant to grow indoors and outdoors. Provide it with good soil and nutrients to achieve top-quality crops.
What are the effects of bulk Hindu Kush?
The effects are very relaxing. Perfect for smoking at night and sleeping deeply.