Article: 20020801114

Title: passionate pot

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passionate pot
Dutch Passion is one of Holland's premier seed companies, winning numerous Cannabis Cups over the past decade. Henk, OP's charismatic owner, has been breeding marijuana seeds for nearly 25 years.
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Without quality seed banks of the world's useful and needed seeds, we as a species would cease to exist. Every culture on Earth has saved seeds of their important plants since the beginning of time. In the near future, cannabis seed banks will be one of the very important healing tools of humankind.
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Dutch Passion is one of Holland's premier seed companies, winning numerous Cannabis Cups over the past decade. Henk, OP's charismatic owner, has been biReding madjuana seeds tDr neadij 25 gears.

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Without quality seed banks of the world's useful and needed seeds, we as a species would cease to exist. Every culture on Earth has saved seeds of their important plants since the beginning of time. In the near future, cannabis seed banks will be one of the very important healing tools of humankind. There are many fine seed banks here in Amsterdam where I live, but today I'd like to focus on one, Dutch Passion.

Henk van Dalen, a 51-year-old Dutchman, is the head man at Dutch Passion. He first got involved with the cannabis plant in 1968. "I started smoking hash, some times Moroccan Ketama, but most of the time Chitral, which was the best black hash in town at the time," he recalls. "After that, I got my smoke through the Milky Way La night club in Amsterdam], through a house dealer there. The grass I smoked later was mainly Thai and Nigerian, which were the first I started to grow." In 1978, he tried crossbreeding these two imported varieties. That was the beginning of the Dutch Passion seed bank.

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Seedmeister Henk.
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blueberry

1st place 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup. Indica 3rd place 2001 High Times Cannabis Cup, Indica Our original Blueberry is a mostly indica (80% indica, 20% sativa) strain that dates to the late 1970s. It's a large producer under optimum conditions. a dense and stout plant with red, purple and finally blue hues, that usually cure to a lavender blue. The finished product has a very fruity aroma, not unlike blueberries. It produces a notable and pleas antly euphoric high which is very long-lasting.

THC = 19.5%, CBD < 0.1% Flowering period: 8-10 weeks Harvest time outdoors: 2nd-3rd week of October

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power plant

Power Plant (mostly sativa) was developed by us in 1997 from new South African genetics. This strain has been inbred only, never hybridized, It's very rich in THC. It has enormous grow potential. Whether indoors or in a greenhouse, the plants have an enormous yield. Indoors, flowering starts as early as one week after turning back the light.cycle to 12 hours. Outdoors, flowering starts late, but the plants ripen very fast. This variety is very uniform.

THC = 13.1%, CBD <0.1% Flowering period: 8 weeks Harvest time outdoors: 2nd week of October

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euforia

2nd place 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup, Sativa Developed by our breeders in 1996. A very fine Skunk selection, very commercial, with big yields. It has the famous Skunk high, and though the taste is not as sweet as our other Skunk selections, it is still one of our favorites. Works well in greenhouses.

THC 11.6%, CBD 0.1% Flowering period: 7 weeks Harvest time outdoors: end of October, beginning of November

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mazar

2nd place 1999 High Times Cannabis Cup, Indica

This is an upgraded strain of our valued former Afghan/Skunk. We improved the variety in 1997. The taste is softer than before, and we managed to improve on yield. The Afghani (Mazar-iSharif) part is a very short Christmas tree-like plant, 100% indica and very resinous. The FIcross with Skunk #1 gives the variety a bigger yield and better taste. As both parents are very consistent, the offspring are very consistent too.

THC = 19.5%, CBD < 0.1%

Flowering period: 8-9 weeks

Harvest time outdoors: 1st week of November

Henk realized that breeding seeds was important for the future of this outlawed plant. He also figured if the cannabis trade could be kept local, the people involved could avoid all the hassles that come with smuggling. At first, Henk grew out his varieties on small balconies and rooftops, expanding a little each year. In 1982 he had his first good-sized harvest, about 100 plants. The year after that, his crop was stolen, but still he persisted. In 1987 he officially started Dutch Passion Seed Company. Today, it carries 35 different varieties, of which 19 are feminized.

In 1994 Henk opened a hemp store called Greenlands, filled with every kind of hemp product that could be found. He understood that “this miracle plant could be a great source for building material, biodegradable plastics, clothes, hempseed oil and medicine, as well as recreational marijuana and lots of other products.” In 2001, the store morphed into Seeds of Passion, which carries genetics from 16 different seed banks. Except for a few glass pipes, the shop sells nothing but high-grade cannabis seeds. It has 175 different kinds of seeds available, all stored in big stainless-steel refrigerators and kept at a cool 6°C (43°F). Mother material is stored for long-term use at a cool -20°C (-4°F).

At the 2000 Cannabis Cup Henk won first prize in the Seed Company Indica category for his Blueberry strain. ^

Seeds of Passion is located in Amsterdam on Utrechtsestraat number 26, open from 11 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday. Dutch Passion Website, dutch-passion.nl; Seeds of Passion, seedsofpassion.nl

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super haze

1st place High Times Cannabis Cup 1992

Formerly this strain was called Haze/Skunk. It’s still one of the best for the Dutch Passion team. Haze is a pure sativa strain crossed with Skunk #1 to get a bigger yield, softer taste and shorter flowering period. The high is incredibly clear and energetic. This is a very favorite strain from our collection. Considering the amount of sativa in this variety, it has a very high yield.

THC = 11.9%, CBD < 0.1%

Flowering period: 9-10 weeks

Harvest time outdoors: 1st week of November

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original flo

Original Flo is a cross, 60% sativa/40% indica. It has very saf/Va-phenotypic characteristics, but matures very early. The large, tight, spear-shaped buds are made up of small, densely packed purple calyxes. The plants are taller and like to branch out. Indoors the buds are fully mature by the end of their sixth week. Flo is ideal for greenhouse production. The motivational high it produces is quite distinctive; the flavor is like Nepalese Temple Hash. A most pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Flowering period: 8-9 weeks

Harvest time outdoors: 3rd-4th week of October