Perhaps my pictures were not clear enough. Here's a couple more:
Here is a comparison with a true Afghan Indica planted simultaneously and grown in the same medium for comparision. Notice the difference in size, stretch, node length, leaf size.
[IMG]`day JT I think the broad leaf is a more modern adaption for hash making . Old school Afghani was more thin leaf . Broad leaf yields more hash so was adopted for exports . Here is a pic of a Thin leaf Afghani in the early 70s .[/IMG]
I understand there are Thin Leaf sativa Afghanis. That is not what Seedsman advertises this plant to be on their site. They led to me to believe I was purchasing seeds to grow an Indica. To quote directly:
Original Afghani #1 is another cannabis strain brought to the world courtesy of Sacred Seeds in the 1970s. It is a traditional land-race cannabis and an early example in the west of a stable, true-breeding indica that has since been used in many breeding programmes. This indica is a hardy plant that is well-known for producing dense, resinous buds that are excellent for the production of traditional hashish. In the last 4 decades or more it has become acclimatised to growing outdoors in the USA and in Europe by highly selective breeding which successfully fixed more favourable traits such as resin production and early flowering.
The Sensi Seed Bank is just one of many that has used this strain extensively to create some wonderful indica-dominant cannabis strains. Vigorous in vegetative growth it remains a squat plant with a very strong stem that protects it against the wind. It has a very strong, rich aroma which is quite unmistakable. As a true-breeding, classic indica it provides very reliable breeding stock.""
If you purposely sold me this plant and it's not an accident I'm disappointed. You advertised it as a Indica. A squat plant with a strong stem that protects it from wind. I know from experience a strong wind will blow that scraggy lanky sativa looking thing all over the place, maybe break it.
I didn't just plant two, I planted several seeds. All were tall, lanky, thin stemmed, with leaves ranging from thin to the one pictured above which has the sort of thin leaves and growth pattern I'd expect from an equatorial strain.
The site also claims it will finish in Mid-September. And produce dense buds. We will see but I'm not holding my breath.
If this strain once was a stable, true breeding squat wide stemmed Indica it should not have morphed over time into this. Over the last few decades someone has made poor selections.
It's unfortunate because your company has treated me well in the past. Someone needs to be held accountable. You're answer is 'like it or not it's our afghani #1'. Then you should say that in your advertising instead of lying.