Desfrán is a multi-award winning South American cannabis strain. It is a back-crossed Destroyer, itself a 3-way cross of Mexican Oaxaca, Colombian Punto Rojo and Meao Thai. A sativa-lovers dream.
Desfrán arrived in the hands of Dutch Passion courtesy of an Argentinian grower called Alberto who owns Haze magazine. It is a plant for indoor and greenhouse cultivation unless grown in a warm climate. During its vegetstive period it requires little in terms of added nutrients. In soil she can grow very tall if given sufficient root space but other growing media are also suitable for it. Side-branch development is very good with Desfrán and there will be no shortage of budding sites. Once into the flowering phase she can triple in height making this an ideal plant for SCROG although SoG is also possible. Flowering takes 9 - 10 weeks after which very large yields are harvested.
This strain has an aroma of pears and green apples and tastes of caramelised pear with grape and melon notes. The buds are atypical for a sativa being very hard and dense and having the appearance of glazed pine-cones. THC production is around 20%; if harvested slightly early the effect is very cerebral and psychedelic. Leaving the plant another week or two makes it sweeter and heavier, so much so that it is a real destroyer.
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||9-10 weeks|
|Taste / Flavour||Apple, Caramel, Fruity, Grape, Pear|
|Awards||2012 Copa Río de Janeiro - Most Flavor, Alberto, 2012 Copa Cannabiscafé - Most Potency, Mr Cultivo, 2013 Copa Del Plata 2nd indoor, Alberto, 2014 Copa C.A.B.A. 2nd indoor, Lio|
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