Selection #8 Daman Village, Kandahar (Primary crop)
Daman Village populations, without a doubt, were one of the most diverse looking crop we’ve ever ran into in Afghanistan. Even a small patch shows great phenotypic variation among the individuals, wherein plants could be seen expressing features from both end of the spectrum, be it the overall structure, leaf broadness, bud structure, smells etc. To start off, we were looking for plants with good vigor but with a short/stubby frame as much of the population in Kandahar, no matter where you go in this province, seems to be taller, like longer flowering hash plant varieties.
Selection #8 was our final selection from Daman Village, Kandahar. Just when we thought we have seen it all, we found this one. This is both tall and bushy, starting right from the bottom of the stalk, giving it a round look, yet having a clear apical dominance like a mosque dome.
This is one of the most impressive structures one could find here, and with extremely narrow leaflets, in a flush purple color, too. The bud growth on this female is above average, which is covered in a thick layer of trichomes. This plant kept all of its leaves, branches, and buds intact all the way to harvest (Early November). This beast features a strong yet complex smell, that includes aromas of fresh Earth, nuts, diesel, and spices. An absolute prize of a profile with the aromas moving in all different tangents, but mostly influenced by the strong notes of diesel.