The history of kush
The Hindu Kush mountains are a range that spans 500 miles from central Afghanistan to northern Pakistan. When you hear the word “kush”, you can be sure that it originated from this area.
Over time, strains native to specific areas can adapt and evolve to survive in a variety of rough conditions, from diseases and insects to a lack of water. These strains are never bred with others, making them an original plant. They’re referred to landrace strains. Hindu Kush is a landrace strain and a purebred Indica. It’s known for its sweet scent and sedative effects and is now used to make a number of different hybrid strains. Since plants sourced from original environments have strong genetics, they are hardy and resilient, making for a strong parent strain that can adapt to many conditions. Cultivators like to use Hindu Kush because it can help stabilize plants that otherwise wouldn’t survive.
On its own, Hindu Kush can be hard to find. You’re more likely to find hybrids with a Hindu Kush parent if you’re shopping around. Some strains tied to Hindu Kush include: