Idukki landrace. The grower writes, “right after manicure, this stuff is really sticky… medium sized bracts, abundant glandular trichomes.”
This 2015 accession has exhibited exceptionally early maturing variants that can be ready by early November. The morphology of the plants does not suggest hybrid contamination and neither does the aroma. The fast finish appears more likely to be the result of decades of pressure from eradication programs, which have caused farmers to keep seeds from early plants.
Kerala landrace, Idukki, 1983
NOTE: This batch of seeds is the second generation from the original accession and has been reproduced ex-situ through open pollination.
Kerala landrace outdoors in Hawaii
Second-generation of the Kerala landrace collected by The Real Seed Company outdoors in Oregon
Second-generation Kerala landrace collected by The Real Seed Company outdoors in Hawaii
This Idukki landrace is a true tropical Sativa-type cultigen, ranging between 2 and 5 metres tall, with characteristic bamboo-like leaflets. ‘Creeper’ and ‘Christmas-tree’ architecture can be exhibited. Buds are loose and resinous with minty, peppery, and fruity aromas, yielding a smooth, sweet smoke. Above all, it produces ganja characterized by the energising positivity of its high.
Keralan landraces are renowned for their intensely positive and stimulating ‘Sativa’ high. They’ve played a crucial role in the creation of modern hybrids such as Haze and White Widow. The equatorial highland district of Idukki, where this landrace was collected, is Kerala’s most renowned historic centre of ganja cultivation.
Pure Kerala cannabis landrace strain seeds sourced direct from the equatorial ganja highlands of Idukki, South India by The Real Seed Company