HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA
VARIETIES OF MARIJUANA (OTHERS)
The Nepalese is often similar to the classic Mexican even if there is short varieties, from 1,2 to 1,5 meters of heigth, with leaves like the Afghanes or saliva type. The Nepalese with the South-African often contain THCV in the THC. You feel the effect of the THCV almost instantaly, so in one puff, you could be stoned. The THCV doesn’t last as long as the THC, but the effect is cerebral and enriching. The Nepalese can have a very soft taste, and she can form good buds but not the most squeezed ones. Most of the plants are ripe in October.
The South African (named Durban Poison by some)
The South African is the most contradictory or, more precisely, have the most stunning different varieties native from one country. South Africa is an intersection of the major roads of commerces and ways of transportations. In South Africa, there is a good number of traditional herbs cultures, therefore this is not a surprise that the varieties of marijuana from this country is so various in power, growth habit, appearance, taste, odor, and period of floraison.
A lot of cultivators immediately associate the name of Durban Poison or South African with a precocious maturation and a powerful herb. In practice, none of these assumptions is true. There is south African that are practically without any value for the marijuana, and others that are among the best ones in the world. The varieties of South Africans can mature very fast and can also hold indefinitely before ripening, imitating the late maturation equatorial varieties. Most of the south African ones that you will meet will be probably descendants of the Durban Poison developed in the years 1970 in California.
This herb is perfect for the interior farmer without worrying about the growth conditions. This Durban Poison have wide paddle leaves almost like the Afghans but with a big distances between the branches like the sativas one. The pistils can be pure white, red, pink, or of a delicate crimson. The branches push with different length like the Thai one, and the profile can be of an egg-shaped form of 2.4 meters or a bulky shrub of 1.2 meters. This Durban grow quickly, is sturdy, mature very early, is very powerful, have a soft or spicy taste, and is fragrant. What a cultivator can ask for more? One last warning: on the six original South African varieties that a grafter grown, only one variety, and only two plants on the 16 female plants of this variety, were valid for grafting. You could also come across some Afghans hybrid mixed with the Durban coming from this stock and they are among the best herb and have the best precocious maturation.
On the 5 other seeds of south African, only one was unusual in his look, resembling like a miniature Thai variety, although she was not hermaphroditic. The leaves had round teeth common to the Thai varieties, but they were a lot smaller; final stature was short, about 1.8 m to 2.1 meters of heigth, with a fir form. The power was only considered as “good”. On the four other varieties grown, any of them were unusual or had rather important characteristic for grafting. The other variety, coming from Transkei, with foliage and maturation characteristic between the Mexican and the Durban Poison, although the power was mediocre.
There are two important lesson here: first, although the seeds come from a certain country with a special reputation, the real performance of every seed is unique; secondly, you can examine plants coming from a specific seed closely, and you could find that certain individuals are exceptional for the characteristics you might be looking for. You could find a female plant which is mature several weeks before others, or a plant that is a lot more powerful than all other. This is the reason why grafting is there. There are individuals that have rare and desirable characteristics; all you need to do is to find them and propagate them for these characteristics in an advanced program of grafting.
The North African and Middle East (Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq)
Most of these marijuana varieties were cultivated for the hachisch rather than for the marijuana. The plants tend to be very resinous, but a good part of the resin consists in non-psychoactives cannabinoïdes like the CBD.
There are innumerable varieties coming from central Asia and north Africa, and they go from very small (underneath 1.2 meters) to high enough ones (more than 4.2 meters). The varieties generally have leaves of the sativa type. Certain unusual varieties have the wide leaves of the indica type and have an heigth of 3 meters. If you have original seeds, they should go well under lamps. They can produce also an abundance of CBD, a cannabinoïde that was suspected to impair or to influence the quality of the total buzz, although this assumption was refuted by recent research. Apparently, the CBD have a small effect, if there is one, on the overall buzz. I never found an north African or a Middle East herb that was exceptional, but other farmers told me some Lebanese and Moroccans are good.
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- HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA