Genetics: Lebanese Landrace
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2008 Harvest
Purpose: Hashish (sieved resin)
Latitude: 34° N
Harvest: August through September
Height: 0.5 – 1.5 metres
Aroma: Cedar, pine, fruit, mango, candy, hashish
Characteristics: Early maturing, compact, resinous, columnar and spherical variants, semi-autoflowering, high CBD
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. afghanica x C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica*
Grow Type: Outdoors, greenhouse, or indoors
A Lebanese landrace personally collected at source with the assistance of a local old-timer hashish aficionado from Bekaa Valley. Lebanon has a long tradition of producing fantastic hashish, and the region’s best landraces are renowned for their quality and breeding potential.
Characteristic aromas of this Lebanese are cedar and pine, with sweetness and heavy aromas of fruit such as mango and cherry. Lebanese landraces are very compact and mature early. Deep-red or purple colouration can show during senescence. CBD can be exhibited in exceptionally high double-digit quantities.
Two main architectures can be found: Columnar plants grow to one central stem with minimal branching and are well-suited to breeding advanced industrial crops. Heavily branched phenotypes are often near-spherical (e.g. 90 by 90 cm).
This particular Lebanese landrace has notable pedigree, originating in one of the most renowned mountain regions above Bekaa Valley, which is traditionally where the finest Lebanese hashish has been produced.
*NOTE: Bekaa Valley has been a major centre of commercial hashish production for export since the early 20th century. The landraces employed in that era were probably introduced by the Levantine smuggling networks that controlled Mediterranean smuggling to Egypt, then among the world’s largest markets for hashish. The plants are likely to have been similar to those cultivated in Greece, which was the major regional producer until the 1930s. Afghan landraces are said to have been introduced to Bekaa in 1974. A further factor is hemp (subsp. sativa), which was briefly cultivated in the valley during ’90s in misguided crop substitution programs.
NOTE: These seeds have been produced with first- and third-generation seeds from the original 2008 accession using open pollination, involving numerous males and females with minimal selection. Plants with negative traits have been removed while so far as possible maintaining biodiversity.
Pure Lebanese landrace strain cannabis seeds sourced direct from the hashish heartland of Bekaa Valley, Lebanon by The Real Seed Company
After more than a decade of breeding and intense selections, we have the pleasure to offer you this classic lebanese sativa, a traditional hash plant, famous for producing the renowned red and blonde lebanese hash.
A very uniform, vigorous and well-branched pure sativa, especially adapted for outdoor growing in hot and arid climates, showing excellent resistance against drought and high temperatures. Although its flowering is moderate (9-11 weeks), this lebanese sativa matures early (at the end of summer) due to its semi-autoflowering tendencies, which mean it begins to flower after about a month and a half of life.
Its flowers produce delicate and resinous foxtailed buds, which accumulate with successive re-flowerings, forming large sized colas. The aromas in flowering are sweet and floral, acquiring citric and mango tones during curing. ‘Blonde hash’ aroma in the smoke, reminiscent of moroccan hash.
Its effect is clean, cheerful and pleasant, a great quality high that is smooth and not too long lasting, with great medicinal potential due to its remarkable content in CBD. This lebanese strain consistently produces CBD quantities between 6 and 16%.
ACE Seeds offers you this gem of the cannabis world, a essential traditional hash plant, that should be present in any landrace lovers’ seed collection.
|Tipo||LANDRACE STRAIN (P4)|
|Sativa / Indica ratio||100 % sativa|
|CBG||Below 0.2 %|
|Flowering indoors||9-11 weeks|
|Flowering outdoors||End of September / Early October|
|Resistance against spider mites||Average-High|
|Resistance against powder mildew||Average-High|
|Resistance against botrytis||Average|
|Resistance against white fly||Average-High|
|Resistance against cold||Average-High|
|Resistance against heat||Very high|
|Genetics||4th generation lebanese pure sativa.|
|Structure||Initially robust with wider leaves in its first stages of life, later developing into a pure sativa of medium size, with thin leaves and strong branching.|
|Bouquet||Sweet and floral aromas in flowering, acquiring citric and mango tones during curing. ‘Blonde hash’ aroma in the smoke, reminiscent of moroccan hash. Woody, sweet and sour taste.|
|High||Clean, cheerful and pleasant, a great quality high that is smooth and not too long lasting, with great medicinal potential due to its remarkable content in CBD.|
|Terpene profile||Complex and rich terpene profile. It mainly contains the following monoterpenes: high amounts of terpinolene and alpha pinene, followed by beta pinene and limonene in moderate quantities, with variability in the beta myrcene content and variability in the presence of smaller amounts of linalool and trans ocimene. Sesquiterpenes: mainly beta-caryophyllene (75-100 %) with variability in the presence of alpha hulenene (0-25 %).|
|Growing Tips||Especially recommended for outdoor growing in hot and dry climates due to its excellent adaptability to heat and drought in its place of origin. Outdoors and due to its semi-autoflowering tendencies, it is recommended to start them in large pots to maximize their growth before the flowering stage, and to increase the ratio of females.|
Landrace strain that has not yet been fully adapted to the stable photoperiods and artificial lamps of indoor growing, and although it can be easily grown indoors, it is recommended not to use flowering stimulators to avoid the possible risk of hermaphroditic tendencies at the end of flowering.
To keep parental plants indoors in the mother room, we recommend the use of long photoperiods (20/4 or higher), and the use of large pots that do not restrict their root space, since otherwise it may start to flower in the mother room due to its semi-autoflowering tendencies.
Genetic analyses show that this Lebanese sativa has a unique and uncommon genotype, with low genetic variability. Excellent breeding tool to produce vigorous and high yielding outdoor semi-autoflowering hybrids, with fast flowering, high resistance against heat and drought, and high CBD content.
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