Characteristics: Hops, mint, earthiness, tangerine; intense, energising high; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
A Manipuri ganja domesticate from the historic ganja-growing region of Imphal Valley, Northeast India. This is a potent Sativa-type strain with a euphoric often intense high like classic Thai and Lao.
The skilled farmers of Imphal Valley are ethnically Meitei and are related to the Thai, Shan, and Lao peoples. Meitei farmers know to keep seeds from the best, most potent plants for use next season. Generations of such selection explain the quality and intense potency of exceptional Manipuri plants.
Manipuri plants range in colour from green to purple. Purple variants are especially prized by cultivators as the ‘chahao’ type (chahao is the Meitei name for black rice).
Fields are usually sown around June to July and harvested in December to January. Buds are allowed to be lightly seeded. The traditional Manipuri technique involves semi-drying buds, then binding them tightly with cloth and leaving them for one day. Once bound together like this buds are then unpackaged and dried, after which they are cured for a couple of months. Earlier-maturing variants can be ready as early as the end of November.
Ganja culture in Manipur is at the frontier of the historic Bengali ganja heartlands to its west and Burma and Thailand to its east. Manipuri domesticates reflects this pedigree. Grown out in the West, this strain has readily exhibited exceptional quality.
Highly recommended to breeders, essential for collectors.