This is an unusual Thai landrace from the highlands of Northern Thailand and the nearby border regions of Burma. It may have resulted through hybridisation of Yunnanese ‘chinensis’ and Thai ganja landraces. This is a process through which some Indochinese strains are believed to have originated.
Genetics: Highland Thai Landrace (Thai – Burmese or Yunnanese x Thai)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, through collectors at source in northern Thailand
Latitude: 19° N
Regional Harvest: December
Height: 3 – 6 metres
Characteristics: Tall, green and purple, unusual aromas, centred high
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica* x C. sativa subsp. sativa var. sativa
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors
Highland Thai landrace outdoors in Hawaii
NOTE: These seeds are second-generation, reproduced through open-pollination outside Thailand.
This landrace is cultivated by various ethnic groups in this highland border region, including the Lahu, a trans-border hilltribe living in northern Thailand, northern Laos, Burma and Yunnan. The appearance and effect of this strain are markedly different from those of the Thai – Lao ganja genepool of the Mekong region of Isan, Northeast Thailand.
Highland Thai can grow exceptionally tall outdoors, given space, potentially reaching over 4 metres. Plants can have notably broader leaflets than typical Sativa-type Thai ganja landraces. Seeds are large and stems are hollow, also suggesting a genetic connection to Yunnanese seed and fibre landraces. Planted close or in restricted areas, plants grow to a single stem.
The high has been described by a grower in Hawaii as ‘potent but unique in providing a clear conscious expansion with a calm quality.’ This is distinct from the fierce intensity of classic Isan – Lao ganja.
Highland Thai outdoors in Hawaii
Highland Thai landrace seeds
Pure Highland Thai landrace strain cannabis seeds sourced from the Burmese border highlands of northern Thailand by The Real Seed Company