Supposedly named for the resemblance of its calyx to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Khufu is an indica-heavy hybrid with complicated genetics. Amsterdam-based seed bank Devil’s Harvest Seed Company claims responsibility for its creation by crossing an original Afghani landrace strain with hybrids Cheese and San Fernando Valley OG. The result is a potent 20-22% THC sedative with a complex flavor profile.
Khufu’s buds tend to form in smaller, clustered nugs. There is a prominent sharp tang from its Cheese parent strain along with the herbal, piney scent typical of Kush. Users of Khufu describe a clean, smooth inhale with a slight earthy taste.
Khufu imparts the deep indica sedation of Afghani: a body high comes on quickly and induces lazy, couchlocked relaxation. Although there is a detectable cerebral uplift, it feels more stoney and psychedelic than sharp and productive. The near-narcotic properties make Khufu, like Afghani, beneficial for both insomnia and chronic body pain. This strain also has medical (and perhaps recreational) benefits as an appetite stimulant - an increase in hunger is the most common reported effect. Khufu is best used at night, or in relaxing, undemanding daytime settings.
Because of its stable genetic diversity, Khufu is more resistant to adverse conditions than many other strains and can be grown successfully both indoors and outdoors. Plants are characteristically short and bushy with a flowering time of around 60 days. Khufu is prized for a low volume of leaves and a very heavy yield. Calyxes are dense and taper off into tight, distinct pyramidal structures.
Just as true of cannabis as it is of human genetics, variation can ensure health and stability in a population. Khufu’s large accumulation of genotypes from different parent strains makes it an attractive prospect for child strains of its own.