Authentic mountain landrace from the small Rasol Village. Rasol farmers have been growing this pure Himalayan cultivar for hundreds of years for making the Rasol cream, famous throughout India for producing a legendary and high-quality charas cream. The Rasol landrace is cold-resistant and relatively early maturing.
This is a pure sativa which is surprisingly fast flowering as it has adapted to the harsh mountain climate.
It isn’t hard to see why, with its powerful minty/fruity aromas along with its joyful high, Rasol produces one of the very best charas of the whole Himalayas. The Rasol landrace encompasses many different genotypes. Since it is a hash plant, some specimens produce high levels of THC whereas others are CBD dominant. Likewise, the plants express a wide array of terpene profiles. Therefore, it is a great strain for pheno-hunters.
It is one of the fastest-flowering Indian sativa landraces. In Rasol, the villagers harvest the plants from the end of September up until the beginning of November. Thanks to its cold-resistance and fluffy buds, the Rasol cultivar can perform well outdoors in northern climates. It is not very susceptible to botrytis and other fungal diseases. Many specimens have red stems even when the temperatures aren’t cold, a common trait throughout the Himalayas.
Our friend at Coco Genes collected the seeds from the 2018 harvest directly at source. The Khalifa team then performed a controlled open pollination (indoors) in order to increase the sexual stability. Thanks to the remoteness of the area, the Rasoli landrace is still purer than many other cultivars from the Parvati Valley. By the same token, Rasol is also much less touristy than neighboring Malana where the local landrace already shows obvious signs of hybrid contamination. That being said, it is paramount to preserve the genetics before the same thing happens in Rasol.
A percentage of each sale of Rasol seed pack is used to help the people of India preserve their Landraces.