Type: Hybrid (indica dominant)
Genetics: Afghani #1 x Maui Haze
Appearing first in the California medical scene, this strain has some serious old-school credentials… The original Afghani #1 is a cut grown in California since at least the 1980s that was composed of several landrace Afghani hash-making varieties. As a result, this hybrid picks up some sativa vigor from the Maui Haze, but otherwise displays its Afghani roots — it’s a sticky, trichome-laden plant that is known for gumming up a grinder or two. The Afgoo strain definitely takes after its mother, Afghani #1, in structure as well as resin content, while adding some sativa potency and head effects thanks to the Maui Haze father. This blend of two old-school genetics lines produces a sticky, potent plant that stays relatively short and squat throughout its lifespan.
Afgoo marijuana strain is gaining more and more recognition every day, made many 'best of' strain lists, and was nominated as one of the most admired top hybrid strains this year. Afgoo may be one of those Christmas strains because this indica-dominant strain gives off the faint, sweet smell of pine, and the indica structure and abundance of trichromes makes the nugs look like flocked Christmas trees.
Looks and Smell
While the breeder of this Afghani #1 x Maui Haze is unknown, these stinky buds will coat your house or car with a pungent yet fragrant aroma that is intoxicating in its own way. The Afgoo looks are wonderful too. The buds of this incredibly potent strain are medium-sized, light to dark-green, and so sticky and covered in crystals that this bud will clog up nearly any grinder. She takes on her indica parents' traits of having an 8-to-10-week flowering time. Although I would put it closer to 10 weeks, I had Afgoo in the same room as GDP and the GDP finished in 8 weeks (as always) but the Afgoo took at least a couple weeks longer to finish. She also grows of average height (usually no more than 5 feet), has sativa-like leaves, and is recommended for growers with at least a few successful grows under their belt. The Afgoo nugs have a deliciously sweet, fruity smell to them. Breaking up a nug fills the room with smells that remind me of fresh strawberries, simply delicious. Upon a second inhale, there is also a faint but definitely noticeable skunk aroma.
Afgoo tastes great. Sort of minty-sweet, and with a strong aroma; the smell is very pungent, so don't be surprised if you can get that stank from outside the baggie. The smoke is great, too, full and heavy. It can be a bit harsh, especially on the first hit, but this is mostly because of the potency (16%-20% THC); it seems to smoothen out nicely, eventually becoming an easy, but strong, smoke. Because it does have all those nice crystals and hairs and that wonderful stickiness, grinding it to be rolled in a blunt, spliff, or joint might lower the potency; if you are planning to roll with it, I'd suggest using a grinder with a kief-catcher on it.
I was thinking it may be too harsh for a dry piece, but for a more regular smoker it would be nice since the flavor will be more pronounced in a dry pipe. And this is definitely a taste worth savoring. The high is more psychedlic, with both mental and physical effects. Great social pot, mellowing but still invigorating; it's a weed that's got a wide range of uses, whether you're at a party or just chillin' at home.
Overall, the Afgoo strain is an unusually sweet and fruity Afghani hybrid. This sample of Afgoo had quite a lot of medicinal benefits for patients who seek relaxation, such as stress, relief of mild aches and pains, and a somatic experience. At higher dosages, it can be a bit overwhelming if you have things to do during the day… but at average dosages, it has a low “ceiling” and won’t completely knock you out. For a night at home with little responsibility, you can’t go wrong with this strain – very solid representation of an indica experience. Afgoo is favored by comercial growers because of its high yields and dependable potancy. Home gardeners choose it exactly for those qualities as well, although it's best to work with this strain if you at least have some growing experience under your belt. You will know the real Afgoo when you have it, as it can literally be stuck to a wall, window, or best of all inside your bong bowl.
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