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    #16
    Had two Nepalese girls. Both are topped once. The one on the left had slim slightly darker leaflets, a purple stem and more fluffy buds. Light-medium resin coverage, went about 16 weeks (was not completely finished at "harvest", would have needed another week). The one on the right obviously looks like a runt compared to her big sister, but it actually still grew taller than many modern hybrids would. It was completely green, no colour to be seen anywhere, slightly wider leaflets and the stems seemed to have a higher fibre content. I would say a little better resin coverage. Went about 15 weeks.
    I'm saying "about" and "harvest" as I had to leave for holidays at the end of week 14 of flower. So I watered them one last time, set the lights to 9 off 15 on (hoping to get them to mature more quickly) on and let them dry out in their pots. Not the best way of doing things, but still better than throwing them away. Guess they might have survived a week, as they were not using much water at this stage anymore.

    Both had similar smells "malty, fruity, floral hashy, earth" as it says on the website was the case in terms of smells. The malty side being dominant I would say. Sampled both by now. The taller one had a very clear high, slightly introspective, but not too much. Low-medium potency. The shorter one is most likely a CBD dominant plant, as I have a low tolerance and could feel absolutely 0 psychoactive effects. I use CBD a fair bit as medicine and I could feel there was a bit in there.

    This should be about week 12 of flower. The half dead looking lower branches are pollinated.

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    Tall one close up

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    Only two ladies, so cannot really judge them too much. Compared to the other Himalayan's I had in the same grow, these produced a lot more bud. Only one Rasoli did produce about the same. Still not that much, as they are yielding little compared to their size. Yield is not really an issue when growing these anyways. Indoors it wasn't easy to keep them happy, as you're walking a thin line between too much nutrients and too little in small pots to keep the size at bay. If grown straight in decent soil untrained, I'm sure most of these would grow 4m+. I have some cuttings outside and they grew from 40cm to 2m in poorish soil in just 4 weeks lol. Definitely harder to control than most pure equatorial NLD's so be warned. Very fun grow though, with a lot of variety!
    If you're in a suitable climate with enough space, all of these Himalayan's would be super fun to grow outdoors!


    Side notes including Nanda Devi, Rasoli & Kumaoni:
    - Don't expect high potency from Himalayans
    - Expect extreme vigour and a lot of variation between plants
    - Rasoli threw a lot of nanners indoors
    - One Rasoli which also produced balls late in flower and subsequently harvested a little early, had the best high imo. Clear, clean, happy, goofing around fun type high.
    - Kumaoni are more stable indoors. The high of the 5 females I tried is not super clear though. Some people like it clear, others don't. Still very enjoyable "sativa"-like effects, particularly one pheno which had a nice sweet lemon smell & taste and decent potency. This is with just a short cure, clarity of the high might still improve.

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      #17
      Regarding potency with Kumaoni, it's true, good luck getting devastated from smoking the flowers, it's almost a waste of time. However, if you do a rosin squeeze, this stuff has no ceiling and can get you completely devastated! I suspect Rolpa will do the same, will report back later on this year if I get a female. I grew Rolpa last year, but a freakin rabbit ate my only female.

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        #18
        I did a seed run this winter, behind a window without artificial lights, harvested in spring.
        It was easy to manage maybe because I kept the roots constricted. During flowering the leaves are quite fine, typical sativa atmosphere displayed. It keeps a low profile as a houseplant and blends in with the domestics.
        This does not apply to the outdoor at all where it quickly grows tall and proudly makes huge elegant leaves of deep green hues.
        Flower structure typically airy. Very discreet smells, only emited when touched. The live flowers have a tropical fruit smell that I never smell elsewhere than In cannabis flowers. Upon drying however, a somewhat unpleasant herbal smell appears. It will attenuate with curing to acceptable level, giving a dried wild plant touch on a malty background. When manipulating the smell becomes strong: artificial red grape and earth.
        I need to put a lot of buds in the vaporiser, the material is not strong, it is indeed a plant for producing haschich.

        This specimen has a typical and wonderful Himalayan high. It is like entering in a warm bath, a serene feeling washes over the body but not in a narcotic way, a calm euphoria dominates. Not one trace of anxiety nor paranoia. It doesn't seems possible to not feel happy. This is not debilitating at all, you can perform human tasks, use your brain, and go outside. Very clear mind and spiritual disposition. It does remind me of a Parvati hash I smoked in India in 1998, a warm, balanced, clear and mystical high. This nepalese is the Himalayan I was looking for ! It is quite weak and short lived however, I hope this is because of the growing conditions and poor lighting, I'll compare with the next harvest.
        I think that this nepalese from Rolpa has a great medicinal potential.

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          #19
          Originally posted by achille View Post

          This specimen has a typical and wonderful Himalayan high. It is like entering in a warm bath, a serene feeling washes over the body but not in a narcotic way, a calm euphoria dominates. Not one trace of anxiety nor paranoia. It doesn't seems possible to not feel happy. This is not debilitating at all, you can perform human tasks, use your brain, and go outside. Very clear mind and spiritual disposition. It does remind me of a Parvati hash I smoked in India in 1998, a warm, balanced, clear and mystical high. This nepalese is the Himalayan I was looking for ! It is quite weak and short lived however, I hope this is because of the growing conditions and poor lighting, I'll compare with the next harvest.
          I think that this nepalese from Rolpa has a great medicinal potential.
          That's fantastaic Achille. Just so you know, your description of the Nepalese high closely matches what I experienced with the Nanda Devi.

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            #20
            Originally posted by herblux View Post
            Had two Nepalese girls. Both are topped once..
            Awesome grow herblux ! can you tell us about the size of your pots and of the plants ?

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              #21
              Lebanizer 6L final pot size, started with 0.25L --> 1L (gradual change to 11/13 from a 15/9 lighting schedule) --> 3.5L --> 6L. Any bigger would not be possible in my small space without heavy training for the larger individuals. Some had to be topped twice with a good amount of bending. Larger ones like the taller Nepalese reached about 120cm (topped only once, bent often) measuring from soil level.

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                #22
                Originally posted by herblux View Post
                Lebanizer 6L final pot size, started with 0.25L --> 1L (gradual change to 11/13 from a 15/9 lighting schedule) --> 3.5L --> 6L. Any bigger would not be possible in my small space without heavy training for the larger individuals. Some had to be topped twice with a good amount of bending. Larger ones like the taller Nepalese reached about 120cm (topped only once, bent often) measuring from soil level.
                Thanks a lot. Much appreciated !

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                  #23
                  Nepalese from Rolpa is very resistant to rain: this particular bud was drenched yesterday, it is situated right where the water fall from the roof. No resin loss !
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                    #24
                    Very nice achille !
                    Which latitude are you at roughly, please?
                    Looks like it still needs quite a few weeks to finish. Going by indoor I guesstimate 4-5 weeks?

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                      #25
                      It started flowering as soon as we hit 12h, I rarely have frost at my location so I could be lucky. I noticed however that the resin is already cloudy, I speculate that since it is a strain selected to be harvested by rubbing with the hands (not just one harvest) the resin should be ok to harvest anytime, a good cure being important. I noticed that the vegetative phase leaves are quite active and good quality to smoke. I am not stressing too much with this one

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