Afghani #1 grows very strong, medium-sized plants that require quite a long vegetative growth period to reach their full yield potential, 8 - 10 weeks is ideal. Once flowering is initiated these plants will approximately double in height. If shorter plants are required then shorter veg. will give plants about 1 metre tall. Foliage is profuse with dark-green broad leaves. Topping can increase yields but growers are warned that this will add considerably to the time allowed for vegetative growth as the plant needs a few weeks recovery time with renewed growth taking place.
Flowering lasts for 7 - 9 weeks and these plants tend to produce a single large stem whose bud sites join up to form one very large, contiguous central cola. Plants grown outdoors should be finished by the end of September in the northern hemisphere. Calyx development is prolific and, as the plant matures, they become incredibly dense and hard with resin. A notable feature of this strain is that there is much less loss of weight and volume when dried than with many other cannabis strains - a sign of heavy resin production. Trichomes cover the outside of the buds forming a sticky layer that betrays this strains origin as a hash-producing plant. Tapping the dried buds gently will create a cascade of resin particles, the raw material for hashish production.
The prevalent flavour of Afghani #1 is of resin with notes of sweet, earthy, incense-like spiciness. The primary effect is of powerful body sensations, relaxing and sensual in the extreme as well as very long-lasting. Less experienced smokers might find it somewhat debilitating and overly soporific those who are more experienced will love the sheer power of the high. It has been shown to be a great appetite stimulant (the munchies) it is also good for general relaxation for those suffering from stress as well as providing a natural solution for sleeping problems.
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