Blueberry was originally created by DJ Short in the 1970s using Afghan and Thai genetics. It is an 80% indica and 20% sativa cannabis strain that is still much in demand today - even in the coffee shops of Amsterdam despite the access to the very latest strains it remains a favourite of many people.
Blueberry's qualities include a mouthwatering fruity flavour and a euphoric yet relaxing effect. It grows into a strong plant and often develops lovely red, purple and blue colourations towards the end of its flowering period especially when night-time temperatures drop by 10°C or so. Blueberry is primarily an indoor cannabis strain unless grown outdoors in a very warm climate although a greenhouse could be a solution for those in more marginal zones. Outdoors in the northern hemisphere it will be ready for harvest during the month of October.
It can be a bit tricky for a newbie to grow and and its nutrient regime needs careful calibration but for those with a little experience under their belt it is a most rewarding plant in terms of its aesthetic appearance, flavour and effect. Quite often leaf deformities can occur but it is quite normal with this plant and absolutely nothing to worry about as this will not affect either quality or yield. In very good conditions yields can be good but otherwise they are average but then Blueberry is usually grown for its unique character more than its yielding potential.
With 19.5% THC production its high is very pleasantly euphoric while at the same time being very relaxing and unlikely to cause any feelings of discomfort and paranoia even amongst initiates. It has a soft fruity flavour that reminds one of ripe berries especially blueberries. Therapeutically it is very good for relieving occular pressure, e.g. as a result of glaucoma, and relaxing tired eyes.
|Genetics||Afghan x Thai|
|Pack Size||10 Seeds|
|Flowering Time||63 days|
|Medical Conditions||Eye Pressure, Glaucoma|
|Taste / Flavour||Berry, Blueberry, Fruity|
|Awards||3rd Prize Indica Cup (HTCC) 2001; 1st Prize Indica Cup (HTCC) 2000;|
About Dutch Passion
"You don't buy that many seeds a year, it's one area of your life where compromise isn't necessary so choose a seed bank with a long tradition and proven record" - Dutch Passion
In the 1970’s, Dutch Passion’s founder, Henk van Dalen, began collecting and breeding with cannabis seeds which he found in the early Dutch cannabis imports arriving from all over the world. He realised that it was possible to grow your own cannabis and often it was far superior to the often poor-quality, heavily seeded, imported product.
Some of his best varieties were selectively crossed and bred and he soom realised that many people would prefer to grow their own cannabis from seed rather than buy it on the streets.
In 1987, the Dutch Passion Seed Company was formally established. 10 years later, they became the first seed bank to learn how to make feminized seeds, something that many people at the time said was impossible with cannabis. Ever since then, Dutch Passion have been busy trying to create the best cannabis seeds and trying to keep up with customer interest in other varieties of seeds such as autoflowering and CBD-rich etc.
Dutch Passion grow from their own gene bank of original genetics collected decades ago, These days, many newer seed banks simply regurgitate existing varieties/genetics and put a new name on them. Dutch Passion are both proud and fortunate to have their own legendary varieties from the 1980’s and plenty of old original seeds to use for future projects.
Crowned Best Seed bank at Spannabis 2014, Dutch Passion are well known for their sophistication and quality. The Dutch Passion breeders concern themselves with creating and preserving quality, and their varieties have won many prizes in cannabis cup competitions.
To find out more, read our 10 Quick Questions with Dutch Passion