Sandstorm comes from two 100% Indica hash strains. The mother is from the Chitral Kush region and the father comes from Arabene, Morocco. Chitral is a town in Pakistan and is known for producing some of the best hash in the area. The plant is extremely colourful and often gets renamed Purple Pakistani or Purple Chitral. The strain is well known for its amazing resin production and its amazing bouquet of aromas from caramel to a fruity berry scent.
It has a relaxing and giggly effect and medicinally it is ideal for those suffering from stress, depression, insomnia, headaches, and nausea. Combined with the Moroccan father this strain gives an impressive yield, scent and effect as well as large, resin covered buds. The plant gives off a potent, sweet scent and must be well ventilated however it is very easy to grow.
Sandstorm seeds are feminised which means that they will only grow into female plants. This is a trait which is desired by growers everywhere as it makes the growing process far easier. It also produces higher quality crops with a more impressive level of uniformity. One of the primary problems for a grower is dealing with the male plants. They have to be removed at the start of the flowering process so that they do not hurt the female plants. This is not only a waste of time and energy but also a waste of money.
For the same amount that the grower would spend on regular seeds they can purchase twice as many feminised seeds. Feminised seeds are not just for growers however, they can also be used by experienced breeders. It is possible for a breeder to use two female plants in the breeding process rather than a male and a female. This method of breeding is far more complex and yes sounds quite simple. Female plants are capable of producing a pollen very similar to that of the male pollen. This pollen is used in the same way, it is used to fertilise another female and create seeds. 80% of strains which are bred using this method show improvement in their quality.
The strain can be grown indoors or outdoors making it ideal for all types of grower and breeder. Indoors it has a flowering time of 55 - 65 days and outdoors it should be harvested in October.