Blueberry is one of the best-known and best-loved classic cannabis strains. Its creation dates all the way back to the 1970s when it was bred by DJ Short from Afghan and Thai genetics. It is 80% indica and 20% sativa.
Blueberry is revered as much for its deliciously fruity flavour as much as for its wonderfully euphoric yet relaxing effect. It grows into a stout plant and can develop eye-catching red, purple and blue shades during its flowering period when night-time temperatures drop by 10°C or so. Blueberry is primarily an indoor cannabis strain unless grown outdoors in a hot climate.
While it is not the easiest strain for a newbie to grow, and its nutrient regime needs careful calibration, it is a most rewarding plant in terms of its aesthetics, taste and high. Leaf deformities can occur but it is quite normal and nothing to worry about as it doesn't affect quality or yield. In perfect conditions yields can be good but otherwise they are average but then Blueberry is usually grown for its unique character.
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 you of ripe berries especially blueberries. Therapeutically it is very good for relieving occular pressure and relaxing tired eyes.
|Genetics||Afghan x Thai|
|Flowering Time||9 Weeks|
|Medical Conditions||Eye Pressure|
|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