- This Dutch Passion classic from the 1990s formed the basis of many new hybrids. It is a strong robust Indica that is easy to grow, suitable for any type of grower and growing medium.
- Mazar is a powerful Indica dominant hybrid of Afghan origin. This is a classic Kush variety with thick, heavy buds of the highest quality with a pungent, earthy hash aroma.
- Afghanica (Indica’s from Afghanistan) are known for a compact structure, thick fat leaves and rock hard buds with a thick white layer of trichomes. Mazar is no exception.
- If you are looking for a robust Afghan with very high yields then Mazar is the perfect choice. Adding a small portion of Skunk genetics makes this one of the most potent Indica dominant hybrids you will encounter.
Mazar, our old-school Afghan and multiple cannabis cup winner
Mazar is a multiple cannabis cup winner and has managed to secure a number of cups quite quickly following her introduction in the 1990s. She won 2nd prize at the HTCC (the prestigious High Times Cannabis Cup) in 1999. Shortly afterwards she won 2nd prize at the High Life Cup of 2002 in the Netherlands.
In Bologna (Italy) she won 1st prize at the Tipo Forte in 2008. Finally, she received the Plant Of The Year Award from Soft Secrets Magazine in 2014 for the impact Mazar has left on the cannabis world over all those years. A worthy recognition for this classic that comes with our highest recommendations!
- 2nd prize HTCC 1999, Netherlands
- 2nd prize High Life Cup 2002, Netherlands
- 1st prize Tipo Forte 2008, Bologna, Italy
- Plant Of The Year 2014 Soft Secrets Magazine, International
Mazar has an earthy hash aroma with notes of pine, frankincense and citrus, in short a pungent and highly aromatic terpene profile
Mazar has incredibly sticky buds, a favourite feature of Indica dominant Kush varieties from the Mazar-i-Sharif region. They are also known for a very aromatic terpene profile – the buds smell super strong and pungent. In general, the scent of Afghan hash dominates, with earthy and piney scents predominating.
In addition, the aroma has hints of herbs, incense, citrus and sometimes sweeter floral notes. Squeezing the buds brings out the more fruity, citrus-dominant notes. When you smoke this strain you mainly taste the piney, earthy flavors with a hint of fruit, which is exactly what gives this strain that authentic old-school weed experience.
Growers who have been around for several years know how to recognise and appreciate this strain like no other. If you’ve never tasted a real Mazar before, it’s definitely time to start growing these resin-infused buds!
Mazar is a robust cannabis plant with a high yield
Mazar is an original Afghan Indica crossed with a special phenotype from our legendary Skunk #1. Pure Indica’s from Afghanistan are known for their robustness and ease of cultivation. These plants grow and flower quickly. They can usually withstand colder temperatures and develop very strong branches with thick buds and a good layer of sticky trichomes.
Crossing this Afghanica with our Skunk # 1 significantly increased yields, giving the plants a slightly less short/stocky structure, making them more suitable for all types of growing conditions and growers. Mazar is ideal for beginners and can tolerate a fair amount of nutrition during both growth and flowering. With an average flowering time of 8-9 weeks, she is still a fast flowering Indica.
What kind of genetics are there exactly in Mazar?
Mazar is one of the most potent and best varieties Dutch Passion has ever created. Our original Mazar is an 1980s classic, developed from a special Skunk # 1 crossed with a high-quality Afghan. In 1997 the genetic mix was improved, and today Mazar is still one of our best-selling and most appreciated varieties ever.
Mazar is a medium sized plant with compact, all-white buds with high potency
Mazar is a medium sized Indica dominant cannabis strain with a compact plant and bud structure. Her Indica characteristics are most evident during the growth phase. As soon as she starts flowering her Skunk characteristics come to the fore a bit more.
She has significantly more stretch than completely pure Afghan Indicas. This means more buds and bigger buds, which ultimately benefits the yield. When grown naturally, it usually has a Christmas tree-like appearance with heavy side branches. The thick buds can use some support during the end of flowering to stay upright.
The robustness and vigour make Mazar an excellent choice for novice growers. It is a true Afghan hash plant with high potency and extreme resin production.
During the growth phase, it can have a short, compact structure with very fat dark green Indica leaves. Some phenotypes have a slightly more open hybrid structure, the fan leaves of these plants can become very large.
The most compact Indica dominant phenos are perfect plants for a SOG. The thick branches, fast flowering phase and a large compact dominant main bloom ensure that you can achieve very high yields. The plants that lean more towards a hybrid structure (with a little more Skunk genetics) can also be grown perfectly in a SCROG. You can use these different growing techniques to increase the yield.
The stretch is average for an Indica dominant cannabis plant. She continues to grow in the flowering phase for approximately 2 to maximum 3 weeks. Plants are known for the thick branches that can bear large sturdy flowers. The internode distance is short to medium, which ensures that large long blooms will develop.
The genetics used for Mazar guarantees the following properties:
- A medium sized Indica dominant Afghan hash plant with a high yield.
- A compact plant/bloom structure and buds with a thick sticky layer of trichomes.
- A high THC content and a very pungent terpene profile, a must for true old-school Kush aficionados.
Mazar is a strong Indica with a THC percentage of around 20%, provided it is grown in good conditions. In the hands of an expert, even higher THC percentages and very high yields are possible.