Genetics: Galyat Himalayan Landrace
Sourcing: Collected at source in Murree, Pir Panjal, Pakistan
Purpose: Charas (hand-rubbed)
Latitude: 33.5° N
Height: Over 3 metres
Aroma: Sweet citrus and floral to gas and burnt rubber
Characteristics: Resinous, hardy, medium leaflet-width
Grow type: Outdoors, greenhouse
An unusual charas landrace from nearby Kashmir. Known as the Galyat Himalaya, these highlands appear to be the westernmost region in which the Himalayan hand-rubbing technique is typically used to harvest resin.
Murree is an alpine area that receives intense monsoon rains, like Kashmir to its immediate east. Grown at around 2500 metres, these intensely resinous plants are adapted to high rainfall and humidity. The red-stem trait can be found. Leaflets are broad- to medium-width. Aromas range from sweet citrus and floral to gas and burnt rubber.