The backbone of the Dutch coffee-shop industry, the first of the 'white' strains and an all-round commercial success story, White Widow is one of the most famous cannabis strains in modern growing.
While this is partly due to the mnemonic name, her speed, yield and stunningly thick resin coating have a lot more to do with it. Mostly-Indica, with sweet, thick, acrid smoke that imparts a hammering stone, White Widow is a major part of many visitors' first experience of Amsterdam.
About Flying Dutchmen
It is an impressive transition when you realise that The Flying Dutchmen started with one man, 40 years ago, conducting some cannabis research for personal satisfaction.
Eddie, the founder of The Flying Dutchmen may have had humble beginnings but that all changed by 1984, when he opened a wholesale genetics business, cultivating new hybrids for the market with fellow breeder Skunkman.
Together, Eddie and Skunkman introduced the very first Skunk#1 (available to buy at Seedsman) to the market along with a host of other new strains.
In order to find unique parental stock, tens of thousands of each strain were grown out in greenhouses, the best were selected and preserved. These best plants were inbred until the strain was considered stable or pure breeding. Crosses between two stable varieties are known as F1 hybrids.
You can buy Flying Dutchmen Seeds at Seedman with confidence, and enjoy some of the classic strains that Eddie and Skunkman created over 30 years ago.