Of all the strains of cannabis surely Skunk #1 must be the most famous, not to say notorious, of all. Winner of multiple awards and scourge of the tabloid press where it is used as a synonym for all high quality sinsemilla, Skunk #1 has been a stable, inbred strain since 1978 although its origins go back even further.
Skunk #1 is 75% sativa and 25% indica; it originated as a cross of 50% Colombian Gold, 25% Mexican and 25% Afghani. It is ideally suited to both indoor and greenhouse cultivation and it also does exceedingly well outdoors in warmer climate regions. It has a very high calyx to leaf ratio and develops long colas of light green and gold. Care should be taken on the last 6 weeks or so of flowering as it can be susceptible to mould which is why it is recommended to have very good air circulation when growing indoors. Yields are excellent following a 9.5 week florescence.
The scent is well-known and can be very powerful during the end of flowering but once dried and cured the smell is softer and quite sweet. The high is potent and uplifting.
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