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    African Strains

    Hola IC!!!

    Ok, I think it´s time to gather all the info of African strains that we got / have info. Africa is special continent with interesting area´s & climates and there is long tradition of cannabis cultivation & smoking. Mainreason for this thread is that I would want to know more about strains that originates in Congo to Ivory Coast because I think that area is hiding the famed Black Magic African that I had honor to sample in mid 90´s. Many of the discussions I have got with my African friends from that area have revealed me that those countries / areas have very psychedelic strains. When I been smoking Power Plant with my friends and asked how the effects remind them of the weed they got in their homecountry, they have said that it has similar qualities like you stay active aso. but that the weed they got there is much more psychedelic and the high does last much longer.



    There are so many interesting tribes who got different uses for our belowed herb and think about all the immigration that Africa has got. Different strains from different area´s of world combine with native African strains & African soil & sun = very special herb. I believe that there are lot´s of African strain to reveal that are cultivated by some tribe / little nation for spiritual purposes only, those are strains I am mostly after. So people, post all the myths & stories also you have heard and all the experiences you have got with African cannabis, so we may really succeed to get some useful information.

    One important point in this discussion are the traditional curing techniques that are practised in Africa. I think that the special curing techniques are one of the reasons why African weed is so special & famed. So all the people who has info about these techniques, please share them with us!

    Here are lot´s of folks in IC that know their African sativas and much more that would like to learn more about this mysterous continent, so please feel free to post.

    Here is a nice pic from Bonecarver_OG presenting different Afican strains, the buds were growed by LaManoNegra:

    Last edited by Herbalistic; 06-12-2007, 10:06.
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    #2
    hello

    I would be able you to speak of Mali, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Congo (Zaire), Congo, Angola, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ethiopia and Moroccan. Those they are the Africans that have planted, but they lack a lot. Mostly the high is very psychedelic and electric, above all Congo, Angola and Mozambique.

    I do not speak English.

    Some Africans:

    http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=32052

    http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=24192


    adios
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      #3
      Hello, I am Spanish, i am of Gran Canaria, take cultivating 3 years. Not long ago I knew an association called cannarias, in her is people with good heart and they taught to me that the best seeds are gifts, have given me some African varieties, sincerely, these seeds that have given to me are much better than any seed of bank. Mozambique, Banghi, Angola... and those that to you the teacher mentioned "La Mano Negra". We are in http://www.cannarias.com

      Excuse my english but i´m using traductors and thuy aren´t exactly
      Creating da Wu Tang Plant !!!!!!!

      Searching Old Dirty Skunk

      Lmn, ya nos veremos viejo
      RIP

      be carefull clik clak

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        #4
        Hola!!!

        Thank you guys for droppin by! I wash wishing that Lamano will show up and share some wisdom with us. I am aware of the Cannarias.com and ive been lurking there sometimes. It is a shame I cannot understand spanish, because there would be so much good info about African strains in spanish.

        Ok, it doesnt matter do you post about your experiences with African herb in this thread or do you "just" post a link to threads that deal with African cannabis. Only goal is to gather as much information as possible about African strains in one thread, so it would be easy to find information about African cannabis strains & curing methods in a single thread.

        I know that spanish people have cultivated African strains for years and that there are huge variation of strains in Spain. It would be awesome, if somebody who does understand spanish & english would translate the info in english!

        After / (if) this thread has taken fire and information starts to gather, I am going to post the most important/usefull: information, links aso. in my first post in this thread.
        Last edited by Herbalistic; 05-26-2007, 13:14.
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        African Strains
        Testing my cross: Neville´s Haze x Purps
        Some Blockhead pix & macros

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          #5
          La Mano -can you tell more about the Senegal strains?

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            #6
            la mano negra, hola !!!! very nice links to your sweet looking ganja !!! monkey5
            All around great post..here: https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=211640 ..Thank you Hash Zepplin! ~~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0LxI...layer_embedded ..Veterans for Ron Paul!~~ http://www.cchi2016.org/fulltext.html ~~ Yes we can!!!

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              #7
              buenos dias mi gente, mano si lo poderia ayudar con a traduccion, digame

              nice idea for a thread, herbalistic. i have some swazi and a malawi hybrid going right now. i will be happy to add them once they're in flower.
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                #8
                Nice one, Herbalistic! A good african thread in 'Strains & Hybrids' is most needed!
                As w/ Muddy, I'll post up some pics when things get interesting. Please come and share @ my thread in my signature as well!

                Bravo la mano negra, always a treat to view your exotics!
                Last edited by Highlighter; 05-26-2007, 20:41.
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                  #9
                  I am really interested in African Strains. I have some Malawi Gold, Swazi Red, Durban Poison, Malawi Gold x Columbian Gold, Ghana, Jahwi's Joy (Ghana), Senegal, Angola x Banghi, Lesotho x Uzbeki and a few others waiting for my new garden. At the moment I have this Nirvana Swazi almost finished. She was grown under 12/12 from seed as an experiment.





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                    #10
                    Hi, i have some strains from La Mano Negra like to : Mozambique*Uzbekistan, South Africa*Mozambique, (Bangui*Nepal)*Uzbequistan, Black Maconde ( Mozambique´s landrace)...

                    and African Bangui






                    Creating da Wu Tang Plant !!!!!!!

                    Searching Old Dirty Skunk

                    Lmn, ya nos veremos viejo
                    RIP

                    be carefull clik clak

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                      #11
                      Here's some pics of some ghanaian herb. It is very bitter and mouth numbing and needs a very long cure. Also with African strains they either need to be thoroughly flushed indoors or outdoors I like to girdle the stem removing 50% of the circumference on a 3-5" segment of stem at the bottom of the plant about a month before harvest. I know 50% sounds like a lot of stem to remove but the plants survive and carry on their life processes just fine without wilting. The plants act just as if they've been thoroughly flushed. It not only evens ripening but also improves the flavor substantially. The plants will also require external support. I discovered this accidentally after a rodent had girdled a large number of african sativas and hybrids about 6 wks before harvest. I thought the plants not going to survive but I kept them going. The ones that were girdled not only had a drastically improved flavor but also had increased resin and finished earlier.

                      Ghanaian Sativa







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                        #12
                        Thats very interesting info about girdling zam, indoors what would you consider a sufficient flush for an African like Malawi Gold or Swazi Redbeard as I am going to do those soon, I am expecting them to take 12-14 weeks so would you say a 4 week flush? Also, would you say African sativas like these should not be given any nitrogen at all in flowering?

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                          #13
                          hey herbalistic ...
                          we grew a bunch of african sativas a few years back ... durban poison , swazi , and transeki ..
                          id agree that with most there was something lacking .. but the odd plant did stand out above the others ..
                          we particularly had success with some of the swazi , and i really enjoyed the high .. quite shocked me actually how euphoric and tingly the high was ...
                          most of the plants didnt have solid fat buds , but again some swazi was really chunky ...
                          we thought the smell was like fresh carrots ... ive grown some seeds from columbian weed that was quite similar in smell and high ...

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                            #14
                            African strains are a must for my collection. I'm trying to have strains from all over the world. I got a Ethiopian Highland Sativa crossed with a Indian Sativa. I also got some Afghoo crossed with Durban. The one African strain I want most is probally Malawi Gold and of course the infamous Black Magic.
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                              #15
                              Bh, you def have more experience than I flowering under 250w lamps but in flowering I wouldn't use anything stronger than worm castings for nitrogen and no N after flowering growth is fully kicked in. I flush 3-4 weeks weeks before finish for smoking material. If I'm growing for seed I don't flush.

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