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About Grand Hindu
Following in the long tradition of South Asian indica landraces, Grand Hindu is a potent cross between Hindu Kush and Grandaddy Purple. Besides colorful buds and a fruity flavor, Grand Hindu offers its smokers pervasive physical relaxation. This after-hours bud has typically high levels of THC, measured at between 24% and 30%.
Grand Hindu’s flowers are visually remarkable. They are medium to large in size and hold together in chunky, irregular shapes. The flowers have an unmistakably indica appearance, with small leaves that coil tightly inward toward their central stems. Although small, the flowers’ leaves are certainly eye-catching, mixing dark green with shades of blue and deep purple. These latter colors come about thanks to high levels of the pigment anthocyanin, likely passed on from parent strain Granddaddy Purple. Finally, Grand Hindu’s buds are capped off by a dense cover of translucent white trichomes.
Grand Hindu also has a complex aroma to complement its visuals. When properly cured, the flowers give off a sweet grape scent. A closer inspection reveals some berry-tinged notes as well. Breaking open or grinding up these nuggets, meanwhile, releases a hoppy, almost fermented scent. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Grand Hindu burns with a smooth and rich smoke that has distinct grape flavors on the exhale. Notably, however, these grape flavors are coincidental to the flowers’ purple hues, as the strain’s color is determined by pigments while its aroma is determined by terpenes.
Unfortunately for home growers, seeds of Grand Hindu are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to cultivate it can take clippings from mature, healthy samples of the strain in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” Grand Hindu can be grown indoors or out, and its hardy landrace roots may make it particularly resistant to adverse growing conditions. The strain’s mostly indica background suggests that its plants grow short and bushy and flower within a short 8 to 9 weeks. Growers looking to bring out the purple potential in these flowers should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 to 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins.
Grand Hindu is a potent indica with some considerable genetics. Its long-lasting body high and rich flavor profile make for a satisfying desert-time treat.