Pure indica strains have evolved a whole lot as time has gone by; many banks have done a lot of crossings and phenotype selections in order to find the perfect strain. Nowadays there are thousands of hybrids made from indicas and sativas with a wide range of different properties that can easily meet the needs of any consumer. Today we’re going to talk about pure indica strains that can grow wild in various places across the world and have also been created by breeders, offering strains that are 100% indica.
Crosses are done to give these plants some amazing characteristics like more resin, reducing flowering times and increasing relaxing effects. Strains with indica genes generally tend to share some characteristics; they tend to have a small, strong and compact structure, as well as having a high resin production rate; their branches are strong, resistant and have a short distance between nodes; their yield tends to be high, fast, and theit buds are much more compact than their sativa sisters.
Pakistan Chitral Kush: This strain is 100% indica and it grows in the wild in a Pakistani province called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It stands out due to its spectacular resin production, making this plant one of the most used in as far as hash extractions. It was imported to Spain in the 90’s, and since then it has been used to make hundreds of hybrids, so a whole lot of strains have PCK’s genes in them. Its resistance to extreme rain and cold climates is a lot higher than many strains, allowing it to finish the flowering period even without the necessary amount of light.
Deep Chunk: This is a strain that also comes from Pakistan, and was exported to California in the 90’s, where a few specimens were selected to keep this amazing strain’s heritage alive. It’s characterized by its dense smoke that has a very pleasing taste, extremely characteristic in every strain that’s a descendant of this amazing plant. It also produces a rather large quantity of resin, although this strain is used mostly for gas extractions.
Mazar: This strain was born in the 80s from a cross between a potent Afghan and a Skunk strain, conserving its 100% indica lineage. It was modified again in 1997 to feminize this strain’s seeds, which in turn made this strain its seed bank’s most sold seed. It grows compact, resinous buds that make it a favorite in certain areas due to its taste. This champion seed has won various prizes, like first place in the Forte Bologna cup in 2008, second place in High Times 1999 and second place in Highlife 2002.
Hindu Kush: These plants wild in the Hindu Kush valley, a mountain range in the Himalaya’s that covers half of Afghanistan, extending all the way to the Pakistani borders, and from India to China, hence the name. This strain has been used for thousands of years due to its spectacular effects and taste, and it’s not even a hybrid or a crossed strain. Its high CBD-THC levels make for an intense and vivacious effect, combined with a mental state of mind full of peace and clarity.
Mr. Nice G13 x Hash Plant: These precious plants have an incredible taste, born from the cross of two of the most resinous plants ever, G13 and Hash Plant. It’s unsure where the G13 comes from, although it’s known that it was illegally taken from an American government site. This hybrid has a spectacular amount of resin as well as some unbelievably high THC levels. It has a quite peculiar taste, similar to cedar wood, making the resin stand out even more.
Night Queen: Another strain originating from Afghanistan, this beauty was exported to Amsterdam by the Dutch Passion team in the 80s to later evolve it through natural selection. Like all good Afghan strains, it has a high resin production and extremely fat, dense buds that are covered in a colorful layer of resin trichomes. Some consumers say that its effects are deeply strong, relaxing the body so much that you’ll wake up without remembering having fallen asleep.
Double Glock: This precious, young strain was developed in Spain after sorting through a selection of Afghan seeds that were similar in some ways but extremely different in others. The resulting strain is more stable, uniform and productive than most hybrids on the market right now. Its buds are quite sticky and rock-hard, with a thick layer of resin covering them from top to bottom.
If you do some searching you’ll find hundreds of 100% indica strains on the market, both original and hybrids, offering up a world of endless possibilities.
Translation: Ciara Murphy