Afghani #1 Automatic cannabis seeds have been created from the top indica parents in our collection of special Afghan cultivars. Sensi Seeds’ best hash plants have been distilled into an autoflowering feminized seed variety that gives growers textbook examples of the ‘Afghanica’ genotype, every time.
Expect sturdy, medium sized plants with thick lateral branches and profuse, dark green foliage. Height gain during flowering is in the normal indica range, meaning that plants will approximately double their vegetated height during the blooming period.
The autoflowering qualities bred into Afghani #1 Automatic will cause plants to begin flowering after only 5 to 7 weeks of vegetative growth. Once the flowering phase is triggered, this high-yielding indica heavyweight finishes quickly, filling its frame with tight knots of bud. Those buds will reach full sized maturity with another 7 to 9 weeks of flowering, which makes it possible to cultivate this strain from seedling to harvest in as little as 12 weeks!
Plants grown from Afghani #1 Automatic seeds usually give their best yield with a single main stem and unpruned branches. Due to the nature of autoflowering cannabis seeds, Afghani #1 Automatic plants should not be ‘topped’, as this will usually not increase their branching and budding sites. Even indoors, with controlled photoperiods, autoflowering cannabis can’t be given extra time in vegetative growth in order to recover after pruning. Afghani #1’s blooming phase begins according to its predetermined cycle, regardless of the number of light-hours plants are given.
When Afghani #1 Automatic begins its autoflowering phase, hard oval calyxes begin to cluster at every node, filling the top of stem and branches with long white pistils. Those calyxes multiply and swell to medium size, staying dense as they build into solid buds. These buds build into bigger flower clusters and, by the time most of a plant’s pistils have turned from white to orange, the top section of its main stem should be a single cola, glistening with resin glands.
Although Cannabis indica takes its name from India, cannabis seeds from Afghanistan give us the most perfect examples of the compact, powerful indica family. The vast Indian subcontinent is in fact home to all types of cannabis. The short, fast growth pattern of the indica genotype is a result of cannabis adapting to the varied and extreme conditions of a high altitude environment.
Similar conditions are found in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountains, which share India’s ancient tradition of skillful cannabis cultivation and hashish farming. For countless generations, Afghan indica strains have been selectively bred for potency, weight and resin production. The result is a rich and vibrant Afghan indica genepool with a distinct overall appearance and dozens, if not hundreds of local variations.
Afghani #1 Automatic buds are heavy in weight and big on flavour, with a relaxing, highly potent indica effect. Thanks to this strain’s density and weight, even the smaller, unconnected flower clusters in the lower sections of each plant will add up to a pleasing yield when collected. This is because Afghani #1 Automatic buds stay heavy after harvest, keeping a good proportion of their weight when dry. Large colas should retain most of their size, with little visible shrinkage during the drying and curing process.
When examining the dried buds of Afghani #1 Automatic, it’s obvious why the Afghan ancestors of this strain are known as hash plants! A thick coating of cannabinoid-rich trichomes completely covers the mature flower clusters as well as the single bladed ‘spear leaves’ that grow from them. These sticky resin glands are the raw material from which all forms of hashish are made.
During manicuring, scissors and fingers routinely become gummed up with dark deposits of sticky trichomes, reminiscent of the way fresh Indian ‘charas’ hashish is collected. When properly dried and cured, lightly tapping a bud of Afghani #1 Automatic releases a tiny shower of yellow-brown powder. These are resin glands in their dry form, which are collected for the sieved hashish of Afghanistan and Morocco.
The rich, spicy flavour of raw cannabis resin is a strong element in the bouquet of Afghani #1 Automatic, along with the sweet, earthy and spicy-incense aromas that are characteristic of Afghan indicas.
Naturally, the buds produced by Afghani #1 Automatic have an extremely potent indica effect - body-centred, sensual and long lasting. This strain makes a wonderful appetite stimulant and can be a great help for relaxation and sleep. While inexperienced recreational smokers might find the indica power of Afghani #1 Automatic to be soporific in large doses, indica connoisseurs should enjoy the ride from beginning to end without becoming drowsy.
If you have experience of a true Afghan indica, you’ll know why this species is fundamental to modern cannabis breeding. Indoor strains which are known for compact growth, dense flower formation and outstanding resin production will almost invariably have Afghan hash plant ancestry. Whatever your experience level, if you’re an indoor grower looking for a dark, fragrant indica that flowers automatically, producing a heavy and potent yield, order Afghani #1 Automatic seeds now!