Himachal Pradesh, Subtropical Highlands of Northwest Himalayas, located inside 24°N to 33°N
Wailing Valley is situated 7 Kms East of the Malana Village, located in Malana Valley (Himachal Pradesh, India). The 7 Kms upward hike is steep and causes a sudden change in altitude from roughly 2400 meters to 3000+ meters. This valley being only used for cultivation of hash plants remains shut for visitors and only a handful of families in the village actually own land in Wailing Valley, with most families having fields in Magic and Watching Valleys, which have been open to tourism due to the easy access and camping sites.
Plants in Wailing Valley show a considerable difference in smell, size and form. The plants tend to ripe a bit faster compared to other valleys and can have extremely vivid flavors, like ripe mango, cherries, wine, body odor , floral, nepathelene and incense, among others. The flowering buds are usually bigger and have better resin coverage in contrast to the village and lower altitude valleys. Flowering in 12 weeks.
(Collected Nov 2017 through a charas farmer in wailing Valley, Malana)
Classification – Long flowering/ subtropical highland variety
Region & Country – Uttarakhand, India
Flowering Term – 11-14 weeks
Flavors – Floral, raw mango, tropical fruit smells
Yields – Low to medium yields of fluffy/airy flowers
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 flowering and ends up as a christmas tree shape with multiple branches starting off of the mid stalk, with a significant amount of bare stalk, similar to fiber varieties.
Effects – Mild uplifting and mood elevating effects.