Yumboldt is a direct descendant of the landraces that came out of Humboldt County, California in the late 1970s. The landraces are believed to have been brought to the United States from Afhganistan. The strain is typical of Indica strains, providing a strong narcotic-like knockout that makes patients feel relaxed and comfortable. It is ideal for patients that are suffering from insomnia, chronic pain and nausea. Producing a pleasant fragrance, Yumboldt is prized for the candy-like sweetness of its taste, hence the yum in the strain's name.
Capable of growing outside, in the right climate, Yumboldt is a wonder inside since it stays short and rather uniform. Plants of this strain rarely ever break above a meter in height. It is often recommended that growers begin flowering when plants have four to seven internodes. Yumboldt needs a good 60 to 67 days to finish that business, after which plants can yield up to 350 grams per square meter. Buds from the harvest of Yumboldt can have a THC count as high as 20 percent. Sagarmatha of Sagarmatha seeds in Amsterdam entered Yumbolt into the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2001, where the strain took first place in the Indica seeds category.