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Squirrel Tail #1

Synonyms: Thai-Stick, Hang Krarok

Type: Open Pollinated NLD Landrace

Style: Ganja


District: Phu Phan

Province: Sakhon Nakhon

Area: Khorat Plateau

Region: Northeastern Thailand

Appellation: Isan

Country: Thailand


Squirrel Tail #2

Synonyms: Thai-Stick, Hang Krarok

Type: NLD Landrace IBL

Style: Ganja


District: Mae Chaem

Province: Chiang Mai

Area: Thong Chai Range

Region: Northern Thailand

Appellation: Shan Hills

Country: Thailand


Squirrel Tail #3

Synonyms: Thai-Stick, Hang Krarok

Type: Open Pollinated NLD Landrace 

Style: Ganja


District: Hat Yai

Province: Songkhla

Area: Sankalikiri Range

Region: Southern Thailand

Appellation: Southern Tenasserim

Country: Thailand


Squirrel Tail #4

Synonyms: Thai-Stick, Hang Krarok

Type: Open Pollinated NLD Landrace

Style: Ganja


District: Phon Sawan

Province: Sakhon Nakhon

Region: Sakhon Nakhon Basin

Area: Khorat Plateau

Appellation: Thai Mekong Lowlands

Country: Thailand


Regional Planting: July to September

Regional Harvest: February to May

Height: 1.5 – 4 metres

Characteristics:  Sativa-type architecture

Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica

Grow Type: Outdoors, Greenhouse, Indoors


Due to prohibition, a lack of evidence, an abundance of ethnic, regional and national pride - the origins of Squirrel Tail are disputed. 


Squirrel Tail is rendered as “หางกระรอก” in Thai and “ຫາງກະຮອກ” in Laotian and it is perhaps the most well known of all Thai Landraces.

The phrase Squirrel Tail itself is first attested in history as a word for a squirrel tail like pattern in traditional Khit weaving, a Lao-Isan traditional artisanal art form.

Lao speakers in Isan and Laos use the term to describe specific plant morphologies contrasted with those associated with other animals, namely Tiger Tail, Snake Teeth and Erawan.

Squirrel Tail then would refer to plants with big dense bushy colas. Over time plants showing these characteristics will have been selected for with various degrees of intensity from the diverse region specific genepools which bear those names.

In this context Squirrel Tail might be best understood as an archetype/phenotype within the larger Cannabis genepool of Thailand/Laos, specifically Isan/Laos.


Complicating things, autochtonous NLD type landrace cannabis, allochtonous NLD types originally from the Lao/Isan genepool, Government and university bred genetics and a whole host of random IBLs, single plant accessions and even hybrids grown outside of the Lao speaking areas of Thailand have also come to be known as Squirrel Tail. 


Under the name 'Thai-Stick' it was one of the many varieties of Cannabis grown in the Thai-Lao Region of Isan, better understood as the area encompassed by the ancient kingdom of Lan Xang itself better known as "the Kingdom of 1,000,000 White Elephants and Parasols". The kingdom was split into three new kingdoms and later yet  the region we are concerned with was further split between the modern countries of Thailand and Laos.


It is said by nationalists that during the reign of King Rama V (20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910), Squirrel Tail was dispersed throughout South East Asia due to its use as medicine as advocated and taught by the Bangkok Universities and Hospitals of the time.  


Most famously, Squirrel Tail was grown in Nakhon Phanom, more specifically - Phon Sawan during the heydays of the Thai-Stick era when large amounts of Thai and Laotian Ganja from the Mekong Lowlands and Khorat Plateau areas was exported to the USA. 


When prompted as to the origins of the landrace, cultivators in Isan and Laos often point to the Phu Phan Mountains, found just over one hundred kilometres inland from the middle Mekong River on the Khorat Plateau. 


Squirrel Tail #1 - Phu Phan is from pre-legalisation seed stock sourced from an open pollinated landrace population grown in the Phu Phan hills for many generations by a member of our collective and their community. 

Squirrel Tail #2 is from an inbred line grown in Mae Chaem that originated out of a cross between a local landrace described as Squirrel Tail and an unknown foreign polyhybrid. It flowers in around 14 weeks and shows beautiful coloration and dense trichome coverage.


Squirrel Tail #3 - Hat Yai is from pre-legalisation seed stock sourced from an open pollinated, possibly autochthonous landrace population that may be unrelated to that of Isan/Laos. It has been grown in Hat Yai district in southern Thailand for many generations by members of our collective and their community. During prohibition communists and ex-communists in the Sankalakiri hills were held to be the custodians of this particular line.


Our Squirrel Tail #4 - Phon Sawan is from pre-legalisation seed stock sourced from an open pollinated NLD population in Phon Sawan, long known as one of the districts producing the cream of the crop destined for export from the 60's onwards. It is grown by a member of our collective (who claims to have been active in the heydays) and his family.


You can expect an incredible experience should you choose to grow this iconic landrace.

Squirrel Tail

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