Dutch Passion's THC-Victory is a hybrid cannabis strain which has been bred to produce relatively high levels of THC-V, a.k.a. tetrahydrocannabivarin, a cannabinoid which is becoming increasingly researched and explored. THC-Victory produces roughly equal measures of THC and THC-V at 8 - 9% of each. Although trace quantities of THC-V can be found in many strains it is more often found at higher levels in sativa strains from equatorial and sub-equatorial Africa.
While THC-V has little effect in low concentrations, higher levels have a higher psychoactive effect similar to that of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). As a sativa strain THC-Victory grows quite lanky, producing good yields both indoors and outdoors. Indoors its flowering time is between 9 - 11 weeks, not particularly long for a sativa. Its terpene profile is on the fruity side with notes of citrus. It is a strain for any time of day.
THC-V is currently being researched for therapeutic benefits for osteoporosis due to its apparent stimulation of bone growth; for weight loss as it appears to reduce appetite; for post-traumatic stress disorder as it seems to reduce anxiety; for diabetes as it regulates blood sugar levels thereby reducing insulin resistance, and finally in Alzheimer's research as there is some evidence that tremors, motor control and brain lesions all appear to undergo a degree of improvement. We stress, however, that research is ongoing for all of these possibilities and that more evidence is required before any of these can be stated as being categorical proof.
|THC Content||THC: 8 - 9%; THC-V: 8 - 9%|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||63 - 77 days|
|Medicinal Properties||Research ongoing into THC-V's benefits for weight loss, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, PTSD and osteoporosis.|
|Taste / Flavour||Citrus, Fruity|
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