Afghani Strain

Afghani strain is a sweet smelling landrace plant that originated in the Afghan mountains. This pure-breed strain is a heavily resonated flower that is popular for its strong and pure sedative effects that have served many consumers in the medical and recreational cannabis scene.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
0% / 100% 16oz/ m221oz/ plant7 – 8 weeks indoors, late September to early October outdoors.

Afghani is a heavy-bodied pure indica that is from the deep Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. This supreme landrace strain is the root strain for many legendary modern strains, and it continues to dominate the scene as one of the most sought after landrace strains available today.

This flower is heavily crystallized, making it not only an attractive variant in effects but also in its physical beauty. Afghani is a pungent yet sweet strain that is also responsible for the breeding of top-notch strains such as LA Confidential, Amnesia Haze and Northern Lights.

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    Information about Afghani:

    EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
    sleepy – 9
    euphoric – 6
    hungry – 6
    happy – 5
    dizzy – 4
    dry eyes – 3
    headache – 2
    paranoid – 1
    FRAGRANCEearthy, floral, pungent, sweet
    FLAVORSearthy, pungent, pine, sweet, spicy, herbal
    MEDICALstress – 10
    insomnia – 9
    lack of appetite – 6
    pain – 6
    depression – 5
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September to early October
    PLANT HEIGHTShort/Medium
    THC CONTENT %17%
    CBD %0.20%
    INDOOR YIELD16oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD21oz/ plant
    CLIMATEwarm and sunny Mediterranean outdoor climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Afghani is a pure indica strain, making it a strong smoke that offers up an intense physical high. This plant is highly sedative, making you feel relaxed and in the mood to kick up your feet and find a quiet moment when you can unwind and free yourself from heavy thoughts.

    You can be sure your eyelids will start to feel heavy, especially when you smoke a lot of this plant. Afghani is an ideal nighttime strain, due to its strong body high, and is best for when you have nothing important to do, and have no heavy machinery that needs to be operated.

    Afghani Effects
    Afghani Effects

    Afghani will most definitely induce a case of the munchies, making you crave for all sorts of snacks, with an appetite that will be difficult to suppress. This Indica will make you feel happy and euphoric, making you burst out into a fit of giggles, and it will have you laughing the night away in no time.


    Afghani has very fragrant and uniquely sweet smelling presence that will make you think of a field of flowers in the mountains. This flower will tantalize you with its floral notes and its earthy yet pungent and aromatic personality, and create an aromatic cloud around you as you smoke.

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    Afghani tastes just as sweet as its fragrance suggests. This landrace Indica will leave a strong sweet pine taste on your tongue upon the inhale, its spicy and sweet notes sticking to your tongue. This strain has hints of herbal in its presence, mixed in with an undeniable pungent taste.

    There are many popular strains that are direct descendants of the Afghani strain. Read our full review on one of my personal favorites Yumboldt strain

    Adverse Reaction

    This landrace strain is potent, and can cause some side effects, especially when consumed in a higher dose. Afghani will make you feel dehydrated, with a case of cotton-mouth, accompanied by dry and itchy eyes, making you feel parched.

    Afghani may cause other adverse effects such as a slight dizziness, especially if you are a novice smoker. You may also end up with a mild headache from smoking this pure strain, with a chance of a slight case of paranoia, that doesn’t usually persist. If you are a novice user, you should be prepared for this flower’s hidden strength.


    afghani strain medical

    Afghani is well-loved by many patients due to its ability to allow them to manage many of their conditions more efficiently. This strain can improve the quality of life of those who suffer from chronic stress, allowing patients to feel more relaxed and less badgered by a persistent feeling of anxiety.

    Afghan Seeds: 100% Indica landrace descendant, Easy growing inside and outdoors, and A great strain for relaxation and unwinding

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    This strain can also help chronic insomniacs find sleep, as it is very difficult to keep your eyelids open after smoking it, making even the most stubborn insomniac sleepy.

    Afghani can also help those who struggle with depression and other mental health issues by making their moods feel lighter and more positive.

    Afghani can help cancer patients regain their lost appetite after rigorous chemical treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. Patients who suffer from chronic pain may find relief in this strain too, as it can help manage chronic migraines, back pain and muscle spasms.

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      Flowering Time


      Afghani cultivated indoors can be expected to yield an average of about 16 ounces per square meter. This plant usually takes around 7 to 8 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest.

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      When growing this plant outdoors, you can expect it to be ready for a harvest around late September to early October, yielding an average of about 21 ounces of fresh bud per plant.



      FAQ About Afghani Strain

      What is the Afghani strain yield?

      Afghani yields 16oz/ m2 indoors and 21oz/ plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Afghani have?

      Around 17% THC.

      What are the origins of the Afghani strain?

      Afghani is a landrace strain that came from the mountains of Afghanistan.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Afghani? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below. If you haven’t, you should really try some, order them directly below!


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        8 comments on “Afghani Strain”

        1. Have 2 Afghani 1 blueberry in week 3-4 of flowering. Started indoors from seed in February in ground before june, plants are close to 10′ tall and huge. Excited to see full maturity, they smell great and buds are everywhere. Backyard homegrown Baby!

        2. When I was a teen in the early 70s black afghani hash was the best. After finishing college and taking on a job I stepped away from weed, but finally, after all these years, we have legal recreational in my state. My first choice to grow was Afghan. The last week of June I planted a tiny, germinated seed in a 10-gallon plastic pot with a drip tray underneath. I pinched the main shoot at the third node and did no other training. It’s now mid Sept and this plant is 4’ tall and over 3’ wide with dozens of sticky resiny buds and 4 colas as big around as my fist. I live in high altitude desert with a wickedly hot sun and used a partial shade cloth during veg which I removed once I got to full flowering. This plant started to flower the 3rd week of August and I’m guessing harvest will be early October. Due to my hot and dry climate, this plant sucks up 3 gallons of RO water+nutrients every day. It’s a beautiful, super green and healthy plant, no problems at all with the grow.

        3. I planted my afghan in late March outside after germinating it indoors. My plant is now 6′ 2″. But it has not started to bud. I live in CA. Will this plant still flower? It is very healthy plant.

        4. Very much looking forward to trying this strain. In the early 1970’s I was given some Afghi seeds by some friends who were were Hash importers, along with some seed from Pakistan. For years I grew three strains: Afghi, Paki and a most delightful Afghi-Paki cross.Alas, I had to stop growing when I took a government job. Wish I still had some of those seeds, but am eager to find out how your strain measures up

        5. Indoor grower. Plant has reached 10 weeks in age. She will be a mother. I have already taken clones from her which are now 1 wk old. She is a shorter, compact plant, great for indoor growth. Can’t wait to get a taste.

        6. I had Afghani 2-4 weeks ago and my first time ever trying this strain… Its very hashy and spicy very potent…