In the Drakensberg mountains, Ciskei is a mountain sativa strain indigenous to the former "Bantustan" or semi-autonomous territory at an altitude between 1500 - 2000 metres.
Even during flowering, these plants remain quite small and compact.
In the 1990s, a Swiss company originally produced the seeds for this strain, which was unfortunately forced to cease operations because of the prohibitionist climate at the time.
Of these, 40 were gifted to Tropical Seeds, from which 12 plants were grown and the seeds for sale are now descended from these original plants.
The structure of Ciskei plants is extremely homogeneous, compact and bushy, with males resembling females.
For a sativa, the flowering phase is short at 55 - 65 days, undoubtedly due to the altitude at which they originate when night-time temperatures drop significantly, particularly in early autumn.
Regardless of whether it is grown indoors or outdoors, yields are high.
Flavors and aromas vary from pine, green apple (think Granny Smiths) to fruitier, with a spicy/herbal undertone of more citrus quality.
Humour and laughter are social, stimulating and encouraging.