23 April 2018 17:27:20grainesdebeuh
The name "Afghan" (indica) was assigned to the original P1 Afghan stock that came to me one generation
removed from its region of origin via the northwest growing community (and to the plants grown from this
stock). The name "Hindu Kush" was assigned to the "Kush" looking varieties that developed from the f2 (and
beyond) crosses of the P1 Highland Thai (sativa)/P1 Afghan (indica), and, P1 Chocolate Thai-Oaxacaan
(sativa)/ P1 Afghan (indica) crosses. The resulting F1's of the P1 cross were uniform hybrids. The f2's, f3's and
beyond were universally diverse. Among the variance developed what came to be known as "Hindu Kush",
"Sweet Kush", "Berry Kush", "Blueberry Kush" (among others).
To help clarify, allow me to describe the subtle differences that I observed between the two. Both grew short
and stout with wide leaves and both matured early. The leaves of the Afghan had slightly shorter stems and
were therefore closer to the main stem giving the Afghan a leafier look. The shorter stemmed Afghan leaves
also tended to point more upward as they developed. The Afghan had more side branching, especially from
the bottom of the plant. The Afghan also had a very distinct "skunky-musky-earthen" odor and a lighter green
color compared to the Kush.
(2) Nutrients and (3) Structure.