Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan situated at the southwest territories Bordered by Afghanistan towards North and North West, Iran towards southwest, Sindh in the East, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA regions in the North East.
And south is bounded by the Arabian Sea. The climate is extremely harsh and unhabitable in most places. The climate in the highlands is characterized by very cold winters and warm summers. Winters towards the foothills of the highlands vary from extremely cold in the northern districts close to Afghanistan and somewhat hospitable conditions can be found closer to the Makran in the coastal areas influenced by the Arabian Sea. Dam made on Dasht river supplies most of the drinking water and cater to irrigation needs.
Population is predominantly Baloch and Pashtun, with a small percentages of various other groups like Uzbeks, Turkmens, sindhi and Punjabi people who migrated to Balochistan.
The History of human settings goes back to 7000BC, as the present day Balochistan used to be an important port and Hub for trade and exchanges at the height of the Bronze age, Known as Harrapa-Mohanjodaro civilization. A culture so advance that men and women both worked and enjoyed an equal social status, state of the art Architecture including Duplex style houses, which were built to get naturally ventilated near perfect and an underground sewage system connecting all the town in an autonomous and seamless cleaning system. As of today Balochistan suffers from a natural water crisis coupled with other socio political upheavals in the region.
And in the midst of all this the traditional Balochi Cannabis farmers are still able to not only grow but also produce some of the best traditionally processed Hashish around the world.
Balochistan is situated from 27° N to 29° N around places like Dasht and Mastung district which are also located at an average altitude of 5500 ft. Which still only allows for a medium-long flowering expression since the snow sets in late in December, except for mountains where it snows as early as mid-November. The broadleaf/Short season varieties which can be seen growing in various farms are a by-product of imported varieties from places such as northern Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, etc. And acclimatized to Balochistan’s climate. Balochistan acts as an ultimate proving ground for any plant variety and only the genotypes Well adapted towards surviving in scarcity of water and heat would survive in these unforgiving conditions all that in between a water crisis in Balochistan. The General flowering term is around 8-11 weeks with a mid to late October finish. The seeds were imported and amalgamated to gradually shape into regional Heirloom with conscious selection over many generations. Balochistan unlike other central Asian hashish regions has a number of educated farmers who possess skills and knowledge beyond traditions. Some of the farmers select the seeds and keep them separately as they understand various features like red stem or pink Stigma brings a certain type of Quality into the final product and user experience.
There is a variety of different expressions in numerous farmed populations spread across, in places like Dasht and Mastung which is situated almost at the Pak-Afghan-Iran Border and is known as a hub for the Afghan Imported Hashish into the Pak for stamping of gold and red seal before the export into the other side of the world. Balochistan has an absolutely unforgiving terrain and a heavy scarcity of water however, Sand storms originating from Iran are a common occurrence in northwest Balochistan.
The soil towards the North-West Balochistan is mainly sand and clay deposits underneath it, most of the area in the northwest can be considered a salt desert. The Altitude range from 500 to 5000+ Ft. And the Highlands see harsh winters as well with snowfall so the flowering window is around 8-11 weeks. Wherein the farmers consider early flowering plants inferior in quality whereas more vigorous and late flowering plants (10-11 weeks) are their first choice for making one of the best Hashish in the world. The flavors in Balochistan populations around northwest in places like Mastung are commonly acrid which can be based around lemon/perfume, petrol/diesel, or Acrid sharp floral notes which also resembles Incense.