About Pakistani Chitral Kush
Pakistani Chitral Kush wears its heritage proudly in the name. There’s no mistaking its origins as a landrace strain from Pakistan (in other words, it grows indigenously and has been inbred for added purity). It was bred and distributed by Cannabiogen and is now renowned among growers for its resilience, making it an ideal international crop. While some variants of this strain balance Indica and Sativa 50/50, true Pakistani Chitral Kush is 100% Indica, which may moderate its effects. While not the strongest high in the world, this strain has a pleasant aroma and a soothing effect. For both growers and users, the strain’s hardiness makes it a great choice for beginners.
For growers, Pakistani Chitral Kush possesses well-known resilience to the elements that make it an impressive crop indoors, outdoors, or even in greenhouses. Expect an 8- to 9-week growth cycle and a harvest time around the start of October or even late September if you’re cultivating it outside. No matter where you grow it, expect a medium yield and short plants that don’t require a lot of vertical or lateral space to grow. The most impressive aspect of the plant is its scrappy resistance to major crop-destroying elements for outside growers, including its ability to grow well in most temperature and its resistance to humidity. The structure of the plant may influence its adaptation to multiple climates, featuring uniquely broad leaves. Resilient buds make for a convenient growing cycle, especially if you’ve had trouble with crop-corroding elements in the past such as mildew, whiteflies, spider mites, and fungus.
When you’ve bought some Pakistani Chitral Kush or gotten your own crop to flower, you’ll notice how deeply purple and red it is, with broad leaves and thick stems. The scent recalls a mix of fruit that some people describe as a hint of cherry or chewing gum. After your nose is done savoring the berry aroma, the high effectively relaxes you. With THC sitting comfortably at 21% and lingering CBD levels of almost 1%, you can imagine that Pakistani Chitral Kush will gently calm your stress and anxiety.
The pleasing aromas of earthy and almost sweet candy flavors may stem from the strain’s overactive resin production. This makes Pakistani Chitral Kush a prime candidate for making CBD concentrates. No matter how you take it, this strain offers a ticket to lasting calm, giving you a giggly afternoon of happy relaxation before letting you come down into a more stabilized mood.
Since Pakistani Chitral Kush won’t knock you out or lift you so high you can’t be pulled down, you can use it most times of the day to balance an edgy mood or relieve depression, stress, and in some cases even chronic pain. For some users, not being the most hard-hitting strain is a selling point! Enjoying the nostalgic, fruity taste and pleasant sensation makes Pakistani Chitral Kush less medicine than recreation. But it’s one you’ll reach for again and again.
This review is for an offering from Starbuds called "Pakistani Kush". I do not know the degree of connection of this product to the "Chitral Kush" showcased here on Wikileaf. These buds are uniformly small and medium green, with no real presence of calyxes (nothing against the variety, just pointing this out.) Trichomes are uniform and thick but the buds don't show much "glisten". There is a pleasantly strong grassy odor but it is not pungent. The quality of the smoke is good once the nugs are allowed to dry out. The delivery is a bit harsh and grassy, but the flavor profile on exhale is really interesting. I detected a hint of... dill pickle perhaps? And other hints of flavor that I just could not quite name. The effects of this weed seem to be on the physical side. There is a quick onset of a warm sensation. I also did not notice this strain having strong cognitive or racy effects (not likely to put you on-edge.) Overall, I think the growers of this Starbuds-sourced variety deserve credit for what looks like a high-quality grow of a tricky strain not far removed from its landrace origins. Please do more projects like this! I don't think this will be a popular strain with novices, but if you are interested in trying an indica with very different genetics than what are typically offered, I would recommend Pakistani Kush.