malawi gold seeds

Malawi Gold


Genetics: Nkhotakota Landrace, ‘Malawi Gold’ Heirloom
Sourcing: Afropips, via collector community
Purpose: Ganja (bud)
Latitude: 13°S
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Aroma: Floral, tangy, spicy, herbal
Characteristics: Vibrant, euphoric, and long-lasting high
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors

This is the original Afropips Malawi Gold heirloom, collected in Malawi several decades ago and reproduced from seeds kindly donated by a landrace collector.

The best Malawi landraces are equatorial Sativa-type plants renowned for their vibrant, euphoric high and unique flavours. Historically, they’re most closely associated with the Nkhotakota region. Traditionally, flowering tops are made into ‘Malawi cobs’ by wrapping them in corn husks for storage and curing.

According to the original Afropips description, “Malawi Gold is internationally renowned as one of the most potent psychoactive pure African sativas. Afropips Superior first grade Malawi Gold was selected from 10 years experience with top Malawi growers for the spiciest taste & the most psychoactive clean vibrant high. The high is long lasting & has an enjoyable alert mental clarity coupled with a warm pleasant feeling that radiates throughout the body. The unique tropical & luxuriant spicy sativa up high can be attributed to the presence of THCV in this early cultivated strain.”

Pure unhybridized Malawi Gold cannabis seeds from the original Afropips heirloom Nkhotakota ganja strain by The Real Seed Company

Malawi Gold

Now available at, Malawi Gold from Seeds of Africa, 100% Sativa landrace genetics that are extremely resistant and highly productive, both in indoor grows and outdoors under the sun. Now on sale in our online feminised cannabis seed store.

This pure Sativa variety grows wild in the northern and central areas of Malawi on plateaus at more than 1200m altitude, in the midst of dense vegetation.

This region has a subtropical climate contrasting between 6 months of drought and 6 months of intense rain.

This duality between warm and humid climates gives Malawi Gold a very high resistance to fungal attack, it adapts easily to any type of environment, is very vigorous, robust and easy to grow.

Its colas are fleshy and large, completely covered with resin, taking a golden and amber colour at the end of flowering.

It forms many strong and sturdy branches, growing a large volume thanks to its strong vegetative vigour, which makes it perfect for cultivation in SCROG grows.

Its aroma is exotic, combining notes of pineapple and lemon on a spicy background, and its effect is very psychoactive and cerebral, being used traditionally to reach a state of trance and in healing ceremonies.

Malawi Gold is considered one of the top 3 African Sativas, and one of the varieties most exported from Malawi.

The Chewa lineage (Phiri and Banda) ensures that the current seeds of Malawi Gold come from plants grown in this area for longer than they can remember, ensuring exuberant and potent harvests.

Buy Malawi Gold (Seeds of Africa) at Alchimia Grow Shop