Afghan is a very popular Indica heritage strain that delivers a heavy-bodied high. Afghan seeds grow large, fragrant buds known for their happy, relaxed effect. Its high resin content makes it a go-to choice for the stressed-out person looking to unwind. Users report feeling strong body highs, as well as feeling sedated yet euphoric, while growers boast that it’s a very easy strain to grow, even for beginners.
|Plant type||100% Indica|
|THC||Up to 20%|
|Difficulty||Easy to grow|
|Climate||Indoors or sunny climate|
|Yields||16 to 21 oz per 3x3ft|
|Taste & Smell||Earthy | Herbal | Pungent | Spicy | Sweet | Woody|
|Effects||Euphoric | Happy | Hungry | Relaxed | Sleepy|
Afghan Strain Origins
The Afghan Indica strain can be traced to the area near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border known as the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Derived from the landrace parent strain known as Afghani, it’s native to both Pakistan and the mountains of Afghanistan. It’s traditionally cultivated to produce a potent hash.
Over the centuries, this strain has been developed, redeveloped and perfected to create one of the most relaxing strains on the market. It’s the ultimate source for sticky black Afghani hash, charas, and other hashish. Afghan Kush buds develop into huge flowers, with really nice buds filled with powerful resin.
Growing Afghan Seeds
This strain is typically easy to grow, even for beginners. That’s because the seeds of Afghan strains are descended from plants that grow in mountainous areas, making them highly resilient. The Afghan strain is known for its ability to adapt to changing environments.
We guarantee that your seeds will sprout and advise reading our germination instructions for guaranteed results.
These are feminized seeds. Female plants are the ones that produce weed, not male plants. They start flowering when they receive less light per day, i.e. in the Fall, or when you manipulate the light cycle indoors.
These pure Indica seeds produce short bushy plants that when grow indoors can reach 60 centimeters, and also grow into short, fast flowering plants dripping with resin when grown outdoors.
Afghan Kush produces a bushy, leafy type of cannabis plant. So, it’s recommended that growers prune and trim each plant regularly. You need to remove any unwanted, yellowing leaves and dead foliage. This will help the plant to grow to be a healthy source of buds for relaxing consumption.
Afghan seeds are perfect for growing both indoors and outdoors.
Because these plants grow well both indoors and outdoors, they can flourish in just about any climate.
Flowering periods for Afghan when grown inside is about 8-10 weeks. Harvesting of outside plants takes place in October at the latest.
Feeding Afghan Plants
Be sure to get the correct NPK nutrients so you maximize the results fo your yield. Bergman’s Marijuana Fertilizers will help your Afghan flourish each step of your grow.
This sturdy, bushy cannabis plant is very resistant to the diseases, molds, and pests that commonly affect growing marijuana.
If you want to be sure your plants are well protected from molds and bugs, our marijuana protector sets go well with even the most resilient of strains.
Flowering & Yield
Each plant is known to produce a high amount of yielding buds.
Expect your Afghan plants to flower 8 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
When growing Afghan Kush, expect to yield big, fat, sticky buds. The potency is so high, you’ll be able to see the heavy load of THC crystals infused in each one.
Afghan can yield almost 14 ounces per 3x3ft under the right circumstances. Even more so when growing outside with sunny weather.
Experiencing The Afghan Strain
The Afghan Kush cannabis strain is ideal for busy marijuana lovers. Although the body high is strong, you’ll still be able to function mentally so you can continue your daily life as normal. These are some of the positive effects of the Afghan strain of marijuana:
- Increased Appetite
For those not used to consuming Indica, this could be a very potent strain, so use it sparingly. It is well-known for inducing the munchies but, like a lot of strains, it can lead to dry eyes and cottonmouth. Be sure to have some water or soda at the ready to keep yourself hydrated.
As always, keep headaches and dizziness at bay simply by pacing yourself if you’re not a frequent user.
If you struggle to relax and need to chill out, Afghan is a great strain. it induces a full-body high as well as feelings of euphoria which can lead to the giggles.
The relaxing effects of Afghan Kush can take a while to kick in, so take it easy. Expect to feel body tingles and happy thoughts as well as a truly relaxing sleep at the end of the evening.
Afghan Taste and Smell
If you’re looking for a landrace cannabis strain with a fragrantly rich, earthy taste, Afghan Kush is it. Its potent aroma has a sweet, floral tinge, which can contain a hint of spice.
Afghan’s taste is really smooth, and easy on your lungs. So, the coughing is limited. The inhale is creamy, with a back note of woody pine. It’s infused with herbal notes, which you can taste instantly. This Indica comes with a pungent, earthy flavor, with a spicy aftermath upon exhaling.
Some of the taste and aromas associated with this strain are:
Afghan THC and CBD levels
The Afghan marijuana plant has a fairly high CBD level, and its THC level is significantly high as well.
Uses for Afghan Marijuana
As Afghan is an Indica cannabis strain, it has a sedative effect. This makes it useful for pain relief and for stress reduction, as well as being one of the best marijuana strains for sleep. As Afghan can induce the munchies, it is useful for people struggling with their appetite.