This Kumaoni accession is a traditional multipurpose Himalayan domesticate. Unique to a district of northern Kumaon bordering Tibet, it’s cultivated for fibre, seed, and hand-rubbed charas. Kumaon was for several years a part of the Kingdom of Nepal and shares its Himalayan traditions, including cannabis culture.
Kumaoni domesticates are charming, rustic strains. Their charas is harder and coarser than the Parvati type but at its best is characterised by a luminous, expansive high and an even, long-lasting buzz. Plants will grow very tall given space and has the long internodes and loose, resinous buds of traditional Himalayan domesticates. Purple and light green colours are typical.
Hardy and accustomed to intense rain, cold, and humidity, this Kumaoni accession is well-suited to adaptation to northern climates. The majority of plants can be expected to exhibit moderate to high levels of CBD. Himalayan domesticates exist as part of crop–weed complexes, so some plants may exhibit wild-type characteristics.