"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 1970s, Dutch Passion's founder, Henk van Dalen, began collecting and breeding with cannabis seeds he found in the early Dutch cannabis imports arriving from all over the world. He understood 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 soon realized that many people would prefer to grow their cannabis from seed rather than buy it on the streets.
In 1987, the Dutch Passion Seed Company was formally established. Ten years later, they became the first seed bank to learn how to make feminized seeds, something that many people said was impossible with cannabis. Since then, Dutch Passion has been busy creating the best cannabis seeds and keeping up with customer interest in other varieties of seeds such as autoflowering and CBD-rich.
Dutch Passion grows 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 is proud and fortunate to have its legendary varieties from the 1980s and plenty of old original seeds 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 history of Dutch Passion here.