Originally Posted by dubi
I also believe there's a huge genetic diversity in Yunnan to be explored, you can find indica dominant lines like yunnan strain we have working with, which is probably a tamed hash plant population that escaped to wild and was slighty pollinated by other sativa populations.
Im sure you can find many different ind/sat variants there. As you said Yunnan province is huge and its people have had old connections with Burma and Thai tribes, exchanging all kind of goods, cannabis seeds for sure too.
China is not a very friendly country to explore for pot like could be Nepal or India, communist regime really controls foreigners, if they find you with ganja or hash it could be very problematic.
Im glad to hear you had good contacts there and that you found interesting zones to explore. Please, feel free to share all info you want, it's very apreciated.
dubi - ACE Seeds -
i also think you can find uniqe strains there, the landscape is dramaticly
changing in yunnan, just take dali for example, in 10 km the altitude goes f
from 1900-4000m and wild ganja growing alll over..so i guess you could find
highland and lowland yunnan strains.
Dali has a wild history, in the 9th the Bai tribe people
(sold me purple crazy shit claimed to be burmese)
ruled over the burmese highlands and dali then it was the end node of the "burmese road". In the 13th mongolese hordes of
kublai khantook over the power in dali.
One thing that worries me is that last time i was there a chinese friend told me they got geneics from amsterdam growing up in the mountains, i guess this is good the local stoners and western backpackers but not for us that wanna save landraces.
About the laws in china agains ganja is weird, 3 years ago i smoked open all the time..on public trains and buses..Almost no chinese people smoke, they dont have a tradition smoking it..my chinese (only real chinese stoner i met) friend got busted on a train but just payed them a small amount of money for it and he said tat they don´t care about ganja especially if you are a tourist.. but over 100 people vere executed in 2005 around dali for doing opium bisnuiss. The police have a lot ofrespect for forengners, a german guy l met in kun ming was busted for speeding intraffic, driving twice the speed limit, when they saw that he was´nt chinese, they just let him go....