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Afghan Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 9  Viewed: 376,457 times  Rated by 9 users: 7.77/10
'Afghan' from Nirvana
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
Indoor Maturation50 to 55 days
Outdoor MaturationOct 15 to Oct 31
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureSomewhat short and squat
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionStrong, acrid

  Breeder's Description - 'Afghan'
Originally this strain was imported from Afghanistan and selectively bred in Holland for indoor cultivation. Afghan has a strong acrid aroma. Greasy resin glands extend to the fat shade leaves. The smoke is heavy with a strong almost numbing buzz if raised and cured properly. This plant has a high flower to leaf ratio and good yield. Afghan is one of the original genetic lines used in many popular modern day hybrids.

  Grower Report - Bud63 on July 19, 2003, 11:39 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This strain produces quite nicely, especially in a SCROG application... I would recommend it to anyone wanting an easy to grow, nice yielding plant.

  Grower Report - chicksdigit6 on August 4, 2003, 10:53 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency8  StatureNot Listed

Very good strain. Pretty much easy to grow. I didn't use much fert throughout the grow and the plant seemed to cope. After drying and harvesting for one week then curing for another week the buds were strong and sweet. After a few months they were very, very strong! The longer the better in my case! ...continued

  Grower Report - hydrogrunt on August 22, 2003, 4:53 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency8  StatureSomewhat short and squat

This was excellent weed, short, squatty, easy to grow plants. Smell was strong and pungent, taste was amazing. The plant do not appear to be very remarkable at first, look like bagseed, but they behave very well indoors and usually show sex at approx 4-5 internodes. I have never had a herm and I ...continued

  Grower Report - BuddyJesus on November 28, 2003, 11:16 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency9  StatureVery short and squat

Very easy plant to grow in soil. didn't like hydro nearly as much as other varieties(sensitive to overfert).

Hashy taste without the cough. Too much couchlock for me but my wife just loved it! Mould resistant and not as tough as other indicas to clone. Very vigourous growth.

I have grown

  Grower Report - Squiddy on December 1, 2003, 4:41 pm  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat heady
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

Of 12 seeds, I had one that was female. I grew it outside in FULL sun, in Central Ontario, Canada.
Big dark fan leaves were classic of this original Indica strain.

Beautiful full buds, (mine had purple flowers from the lower temperature outside)
I grew with organic ferts, not much at that, an

  Grower Report - ukdavester on June 17, 2004, 6:09 pm  
Afghan from Nirvana rated 8.00  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency10  StatureVery short and squat
Yield6  PhenotypeIndica
Ease8  Indoor50 to 55 days
Appearance8  OutdoorNot Listed
Odor Level7  Odor: Sweet Citrus Orange smell with hashy undertones
Taste Level7  Taste: Sweet almost lemony smell
Grower's Tilt10  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: Not Listed

Seedlings were germinated using the damp paper towel and ziplock bag method. I placed the bag on top of my computer monitor and 9 seedlings had cracked within 3 days. 1 seed failed to germinate. 1 seedling died before reaching a few days old.

Vegative Growth
It was very slow at first, very little growth between days 7 and 14 before I repotted (they weren't actually rootbound) and they hit their growth spurt. Vegged with half doses of Canna Terra Nutes each week. After 34 days most plants had only just hit 8 inches. I decided the flip into flower early, only 1 of the plants was alternating at each node.

I immediately started weekly half strength doses of canna terra nutes. My bushiest plant turned hermie during the 2nd week of flowering, leaving 3 females.Plants continued stretching for around 34 days of the 51 day flowering period. The plants tripled in height to reach heights of around 22-24 inches. Around this time the plants developed a serious nitrogen deficiency due to underferting. I watered with epsom salts and full strength canna flores nutes and the yellowing stopped. I continued a full strength weekly does of canna flores until the last week before harvest. I then gave another does of canna flores as more leaves were yellowing. I allowed the roots to take up nutes for 5 hours before a full flush.

3 days later I turned the lights out for a 28 hour dark period before cutting and hanging upside down overnight in the growbox. Trichs were 30-40% cloudy for a less couchlocky high. The next day I manicured the buds and laid them on newspaper to dry for 5 days at around 75F and 45% Humidity with a small oscilating fan circulating air in the room. I then placed 35.7g of dry buds in a 0.75 litre mason jar and began curing, airing out twice a day for between 30-60 minutes.

The Smoke
I took one small lower bud and ground it up before rolling a very small joint (half roach, half bud). The bud had wonderful lemony orange aromas with the musky undertone of hash. I proceeded to take 6 or 7 light puffs (smooth provided you aren't taking huge hits) and the smoke tasted fairly sweet, almost like sweet oranges, before dying away as the smoke glides down your into your lungs.
I then felt something creamy on my lips. I looked at the roach of my joint and it was covered in oily brown resin and so were my lips. I then decided to wait and see how the high was before I smoked any more.

The High
A great body high with a fairly clear head. Sensations are stronger, I feel more creative, more relaxed, warm all over. Memories are stronger and there are regular bouts of the munchies. The high peaked around 1 hour and trailed off during the next couple of hours.

A great strain to learn growing on, very forgiving (I underferted hugely and still got an acceptable (for a first attempt) yield of 35.7g. A pleasant smoke an a great high all round.
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage Used20w to 250w
Average Plant Height24
Plants per Sq. Foot1.00
Average Yield per Plant0.42
Pruning or Plant StyleTree
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

My first grow was conducted in a 28x20x244" wardrobe under 250W HPS lighting with a 125cfm inline centrifugal fan and home made carbon scrubber.

I used 3,6 and 8 inch pots of john innes compost mixed with 30% perlite. I watered every 3-4 days, with water straight from the tap,using the pot weight method until water drained from the pots.

I ferted conservatively with Canna Terra Nutes. Temperatures ranged from 70-87F and humidity varied due to me sleeping in the same room as the growbox. I used 18/6 and 12/12 light cylces with 28 hours darkness before harvest.

Report added by: ukdavester

  Grower Report - jkrustie on October 4, 2004, 11:07 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectAll in the head
Potency5  StatureSomewhat short and squat

I finally dug up my old pics of my first grow. It was Afghan from Nirvana. I of course was a noob, and this is what I did. Started 2 seeds in paper towel and got 100% germ. Went on to using a lava lamp light bulb for the first week of veg. Needless to say I didn't get much growth. Then moved on to m ...continued

  Grower Report - Esskie on March 3, 2005, 7:53 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency9  StatureVery short and squat

Having always enjoyed a nice heavy indica, Afghan being in my top-5 fav indicas, it was Afghan I chose as my change of strain after just over a year growing G13 as my main strain, AK47, W/Russian, Mango x Heaven & 1 or 2 various other strains.

So I opted for a pack of regular Afghan, a nice hassl

  Grower Report - hybrid976 on March 6, 2005, 10:41 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
Potency7  StatureSomewhat short and squat

started with 3 seeds. 2 were ladies and 1 male.

Vegged them from seed for 25 days where i had zero problems.

After the 25 days i send they into flower(where i had no really probs) and started the second week(of flower) with fertilizer(canna flores=i gave them every week 5 ml on 1l water for 4

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Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Afghan'