Malawi Gold ⚤
- Type: Sativa
- Flowering Time: Up To 16 Weeks
- Taste: Pineapple, Lemon
- Smell: Exotic, Pineapple, Lemon, Spicy
- Effect: Heavy, Psychoactive
- Grows: Indoors/Outdoors
Malawi Gold is harvested exclusively in the Northern region of Malawi, on a plateau at the altitude of around 4000ft.
This generally subtropical region sees little to no rain for 6 months of the year with the rainy season from November through to April.
These hot and humid conditions means that Malawi Gold has developed superior resistance to mould and can adapt to almost any environment, making her a very hardy and easily cultivated plant.
The plants grow strong and tall with lots of branching and the smell is distinctly of exotic pineapple/lemon mingled with spicy incense.
The buds are king sized, super-resinous, and are a deep gold, almost Amber colour.
The plant is considered internationally as one of Africa’s best Sativas and is one of Malawi’s 3 biggest exports.
The area in which it grows is inhabited by the Chewa people who specialise in fishing, farming and cattle and the locals traditionally wrap the bud in a banana leaf to cure. This process enhances and sweet pineapple/lemon flavour, and is known as the famous “Malawi cob”.
The Chewa say that the seeds we acquire from this particular lineage are from plants that have grown in the area for as long as they can remember and that they always produce heavy results harbouring an intense psychoactive high.