Shaman is an F1 hybrid cannabis strain created in the 1980s by crossing a Purple #1 with an Early Skunk. It is an 87.5% sativa plant half of which will turn purple during the flowering phase.
Shaman was developed for outdoor and greenhouse cultivation. It is a fast-flowering strain with above average yields. She is a robust, hardy plant with great resistance to mould and rot, a quality that is of the utmost importance when growing outdoors in northern Europe. It has the elegant, slender profile of a sativa plant with quite long inter-nodal spacing. Flowering is a short 7 - 8 weeks in a greenhouse and where left exposed to the elements full maturity will be reached by the end of September or early October at the very latest in northern latitudes.
Over a period of more than three decades Shaman has performed again and again and growers looking for a reliable outdoor sativa plant for cooler climates can rely on it. The aroma and taste are smooth, sweet and somewhat woody and the effect is rather sensual and uplifting.
|Genetics||Purple No. 1 x Early Skunk|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||7 - 8 Weeks|
|Harvest Month||September - early October|
|Taste / Flavour||Sweet, Woody|
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