Waichin Valley is situated in the larger North-Western Himalayas which encompasses multiple other traditional Cannabis hot spots, but all with an identically poised subtropical monsoon influenced climate. Valley receives nearly 100 mm of rain in the September month alone in a normal year, which is basically in the middle of the flowering term of local cannabis populations.
The Waichin Valley cannabis populations are quite resistant towards the diseases and pests typically arising from a wet cold weather. The exceptional dry-cold weather does bring about some of the most fascination hues of purples, reds and blacks. They hold their own during the rainfall and sub-zero nights quite nicely, with a decent resin production. The plants exude a strong aromatic experience as soon as one gets near the plants, can easily experience the fragrant aura lingering in the air.
Similar to other valleys in the malana, it too falls in the B.2 Zone (subtropical highlands) and the flowering typically takes place for 11-13 weeks from August to Octobers end. Many deep and fascinating scents are found on the plants in the waichin valley, the most commonly occurring being: pine, cherry, mango, floral incense type.
Classification – Long flowering/ subtropical highland variety
Region & Country – Himachal Pradesh, India
Flowering Term – 11-14 weeks
Flavors – pink bubblegum, mint, pine
Pest Resistance – Yes, moderate against soft body pests
Mold Resistance – Yes, excellent mold resistance
Phenology – The plant starts with medium broad leaflets and normal internodal spacing during the vegetative state. The plant stretches around 2-3x from the point it goes into the flowering and ends up as a Christmas tree-like shape with multiple branches starting off of the mid-stalk, with a significant amount of bare stalk, similar to fiber varieties.