HANIS STRAIN INFORMATION
Genetics: Kunduz Afghani x (Pre-’98 Bubba Kush x 1994 Positronics Haze)
Geographic Origin: Bred outdoors in Texas in 2008, debuted in the Colorado medical scene in 2010
Seed Company/Clone: Clone only
Description: A fusion of some serious Indica genetics in the Bubba and the Kunduz Afghani, the Haze element adds some hybrid vigor and variation in structure. Overall though, the plants are very Bubba-dominant in structure, finishing at times with nearly black foliage and purple buds with large calyxes that form the signature “crowns” seen in the Bubba. The dark green leaves look heavily Indica but the Haze really kicks in during flowering, when the plants stretch to twice their height and begin taking on the signature superglue-like smell of the 1994 Positronics Haze.
Story: The Kunduz Afghani used in this cross was found and brought back from Afghanistan — the Kunduz region is known as Afghanistan’s premier hash-producing area, making this plant an especially frosty specimen that adds its trichome coverage to anything it touches. The name “Hanis” came from its Afg”hanis”tan roots. This strain was created in Texas by a grower named “Tierra Rojo” who bred almost exclusively outdoors for a time, later moving into the Colorado medical marijuana scene, including an entry into the 2011 Denver High Times Medical Cup.
Flowering Time: 65 – 75 days
Preferred Growing Medium: Grows well with a long vegetative period, topped and trained to form a multi-cola bush. Hanis responds well to “super-cropping” and heavy training, but still normally stretches at least twice its height in flower thanks to the Haze influence. Letting it go later (especially in sub-75 degree temperatures) will encourage the development of the deep colors and a more narcotic effect.
Scent: Interesting sharp smell that brings to mind superglue or acetone, it has a background of Bubba-like coffee/chocolate sweetness. Its vaguely skunky and sharp scent pre-grind really explodes into a complex and acrid aroma once it’s broken apart, lingering on the hands and in the air.
Flavor: Very much like the scent, it has the same almost chemical glue attack, with a musky, hashy Bubba-like finish with notes of hash and earthy qualities from the Afghan.
Effects: The Haze part of the hybrid is apparent early on, as this strain has moments of raciness and an definite mood/energy uptick as its early effect. Lots of eye pressure and a buzzing body move the experience on towards its more relaxing second half. Quality muscle and mental relaxation blend with a sense of equilibrium mentally (both in mood and function), making this feel like a true hybrid for most of the experience.
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