Afghani X Mexican Acapulco Gold X Colombian Gold
Skunk#1 X Afghani
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!
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 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.
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 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:
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.
Mazar has a powerful and long-lasting effect. These old-school genetics produce cannabis buds of the highest quality with a wonderfully relaxing effect. The high is incredibly strong and is certainly one of the most powerful Indica's in our collection. The high hits quickly, after just a few puffs you can feel the effect.
It is a combination of a "body high" and a "head high", in which the more physical effects predominate. You will enjoy a sense of happiness, familiarity and numbness with a mental quality that is contemplative and meditative. In short, it is a relaxing effect that leaves you in a relaxed state.
As soon as the high hits, you feel your limbs and eyelids getting heavier and heavier, so you can sink into the couch. A real couch locker. This heavy-duty couch-lock makes Mazar very popular with recreational and medical users alike. It is the perfect variety to smoke during the day or in the evening. It provides a long-lasting effect that can last for several hours.
Mazar flowers on average for around 8 weeks, but there are some phenotypes that need just a little longer, maximum around 9-10 weeks. These are usually the slightly more hybrid plants with just a little more Skunk genetics.
It is a compact cannabis variety with a small to medium stretch during the flowering phase. The strain continues to grow for about 2-3 weeks after the light cycle has changed to 12/12. From week 4, the plants start to smell very strongly.
Keep this in mind when you grow indoors because the pungent Kush scent is best handled by new carbon filters.
Mazar has been given an XL mark, this fast hybrid Indica dominant Afghan hash plant can provide high yields. The buds become very dense and heavy.
Due to the sturdy branches and good internode distance, they also grow large in size. On average, yields of around 400-500 g/m2 are possible. Even higher yields can be achieved in the hands of an expert.
The leaf-to-flower ratio is excellent and the buds are usually covered with beautiful orange hairs and a thick layer of sticky resin. She can also be grown outdoors in sunnier, warmer climates. In the more temperate climates she can be grown under a shelter, such as a greenhouse. The compact, heavy buds do not like high humidity, so please take this into account both indoors and outdoors to prevent mold and bud rot.
Mazar is an uncomplicated cannabis strain that is easy to grow by any type of grower or with any type of grow method. Her genetic background ensures a very stable and uniform end result. It is an Indica dominant variety with only a small proportion of Sativa genetics, which means that this plant is slightly less stocky and has a higher yield than the purest Indica's. The combination of quality, yield, speed, robustness and ease of cultivation has made this strain a true classic and a legendary strain.
The most important tip we can give is to keep both humidity and temperature under control. She doesn't like extremely high temperatures, which can cause the buds to become more "fluffy". Low humidity is important to prevent mold and rot. In addition, good air circulation is also important for our Kush Mazar. This ensures that the branches become stronger and they can support more weight.
Do you want to get the highest possible yield from this strain? Then ensure a stable climate with a low maximum temperature (25-27ºC) in combination with low humidity and sufficient air exchange / displacement.
Mazar is one of our legendary cannabis varieties that has been on the bestseller list for decades. It is a unique Indica hybrid which is characterised by very white compact buds with a strong pungent hash smell. All the phenotypes you can find are easy to grow and typically have large, full blooms with a solid resin layer.
Some phenos have more of a golf-ball structure and others have slightly more "foxtails" in the blooms. Characteristic of all plants is the thick white layer of trichomes and the compactness of the flowers with a good flower-leaf ratio. Mazar is a recognised classic and multiple award-winner. Highly recommended!