How long does a photoperiod take to flower?
The fastest photoperiod strains can be ready to harvest after as little as 7 weeks of bloom. Some of the fastest Dutch Passion strains include Bubba Island Kush and the legendary Orange Bud. In good conditions these are ready in 7-7.5 weeks of flowering.
Many growers aiming for a fast cannabis harvest enjoy growing autoflower seeds. Without a doubt, auto seeds are a fast and easy route to a straightforward harvest. But many growers still prefer the old-school challenges and rewards found when growing photoperiod feminised cannabis.
Some slow blooming photoperiod sativa strains, such as certain Haze varieties can take 14 weeks (or even more) to complete bloom. Yet the fastest photoperiod strains can finish flowering in half that time. Read on for more info about the key factors which influence the flowering time and understand why some cannabis genetics take longer than others.
Photoperiod cannabis plants average flowering time
Most growers find that most photoperiod cannabis strains tend to take around 8-9 weeks of flowering. Flowering time is mostly determined by plant genetics, but environmental factors can also play a large role. Indoor growers with sub-optimised grow room conditions (e.g. cold temperatures) may find that bloom is slower than it could/should be.
Most cannabis seed companies state the earliest flowering period for their strains, assuming optimised conditions. Some growers have a personal preference for early-harvested weed, conversely others prefer late-harvested weed which they may feel produces heavier effects. Your own personal leanings could determine whether the crop comes down earlier or later than average.
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What is the fastest photoperiod cannabis strain?
If you’re looking for the fastest cannabis strain then it’s difficult to get much quicker than a 7-week bloom time. The two fastest in the Dutch Passion cannabis seed collection are the indica Bubba Island Kush and the sativa classic Orange Bud. Both can be ready in as little as 7 weeks of bloom. Remember, in order to get the fastest growth ensure that the grow room and environmental conditions are as good as you can get them!
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Bubba Island Kush - compact indica plants with rock hard buds
Bubba Island Kush is part of the eternally popular USA cannabis seed family. These stand for the loudest flavours and banging potency levels. THC levels are right up there with the best in the Dutch Passion seed collection. As part of the Very High THC seed collection you can be assured that potency doesn't get much higher than it does with Bubba Island Kush seeds! With a pungent fruity Kush aroma and super-dense buds you are assured of a fast harvest and top-drawer flowers.
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Orange Bud - sweet citrus taste and searing THC levels
Orange Bud is a genuine classic, an orange Skunk selection with sweet citrus flavours like no other and a blissfully pleasurable high. Part of the cannabis cup winning Orange cannabis seed family known for their connoisseur terpene profile and unbeatable bag appeal. Orange Bud is a sativa strain, proof that good quality sativa cannabis seeds can also come with fast flowering times.
What is the slowest photoperiod cannabis strain?
The cannabis genetics control the growth cycle and the length of bloom. Certain strain types such as specific types of Haze, Amnesia or sativa varieties can have long bloom times. The longest flowering strains, which includes some Haze varieties, can take 14+ weeks in bloom.
Such strains have often evolved to bloom at a leisurely rate in warm, tropical climates where the threat of a fast approaching winter simply doesn't exist. In general such long blooming strains achieve only limited main-stream popularity. They often remain popular with niche growers that enjoy the specific effects from certain cultivars. The following strains represent some of Dutch Passion's longest flowering photoperiod cannabis strains.
Desfrán, pure jungle sativa with lots of stretch and a soaring high
If you love sativa genetics as pure as then come, and don't mind waiting a little longer than average for flowering, then Desfrán is the perfect choice. Typical bloom time is 9-10 weeks. Indoor growers should beware that the stretch on this strain is significant. That may be a challenge for some growers but those that grow cannabis with the SCROG method should love her. The high is powerful, soaring and long lasting. One for the true sativa connoisseurs!
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CBD Charlotte’s Angel, high CBD low THC cannabis seeds
CBD Charlotte’s Angel has THC levels below 1%, meaning you can't get high from the buds. This strain is popular with medical growers and those that want to enjoy cannabis and experience the medical benefits without the effects of THC. These cannabis cup winning sativa genetics can take up to 11-12 weeks to finish bloom. But for any grower seeking high-CBD, low-THC harvests this wait is worth the special result. Part of the Special Cannabinoids cannabis seed collection, where you can also find cannabis seeds for THCV, CBG and CBDV genetics.
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Amsterdam Amnesia, classic Amnesia seeds with 9-10 week flower time
Amsterdam Amnesia is a sativa strain with XXL yielding Amnesia genetics which take 9-10 weeks in bloom. The epic THC levels suit only the more experienced cannabis user, and even they will feel knocked for six by these legendary Amnesia genetics. With a 10 week flowering period there are plenty of faster cannabis strains to choose from. But to the experienced grower there is so much more to cannabis than simply getting the fastest strain. If you want the finest Amnesia buds then waiting an extra week or two longer than usual is surely worth it.
C-Vibez, extreme THC levels with a 10-12 week bloom time
C-Vibez is a star member of the Extremely High THC cannabis seed collection, reserved only for the hardest hitting strains which can reach 25% THC and above. C-Vibez is a hybrid strain which can take 10-12 weeks to complete bloom, dependent on the phenotype. Growers that love to shoot for the highest THC levels and don't mind waiting a week or two longer than average will find C-Vibez is just what they need!
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All Dutch Passion’s photoperiods flowering time
The following table shows the flowering time for the full collection of photoperiod feminised cannabis seeds.
|Seed variety||Collection||Yield||Flowering time|
|CBD Charlotte’s Angel®||XL||11 weeks|
|CBD Compassion®||M||10 weeks|
|Amsterdam Amnesia®||XXL||9-10 weeks|
|Californian Orange||XL||9 weeks|
|CBD Kush®||M||9 weeks|
|CBD Skunk Haze®||XL||9 weeks|
|Forest Dream®||XL||9 weeks|
|Skunk #11®||XL||9 weeks|
|Skywalker Haze®||XXL||9 weeks|
|Strawberry Cough®||L||9 weeks|
|Sugar Bomb Punch®||XXL||9 weeks|
|The Ultimate®||XXL||9 weeks|
|Banana Blaze®||XL||8 weeks|
|CBD Mazar||L||8 weeks|
|Critical Orange Punch®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Durban Poison®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Frisian Dew®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Frisian Duck®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Glueberry O.G.®||XL||8 weeks|
|HiFi 4G®||XL||8 weeks|
|Hollands Hope®||L||8 weeks|
|Jorge’s Diamonds #1®||L||8 weeks|
|Kerosene Krash®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Master Kush||L||8 weeks|
|Mokum’s Tulip®||XL||8 weeks|
|Night Queen®||L||8 weeks|
|Passion Fruit®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Power Plant®||XXL||8 weeks|
|Purple #1®||L||8 weeks|
|Snow Bud®||M||8 weeks|
|Think Fast®||XL||8 weeks|
|White Widow||XL||8 weeks|
|Orange Hill Special®||XXL||7-8 weeks|
|Bubba Island Kush®||L||7 weeks|
|Orange Bud®||XL||7 weeks|
|Pamir Gold®||L||7 weeks|
|Passion #1®||XL||6 weeks|
If the long list of photoperiod feminised seeds seems like a confusing choice, then you may want to check out the Dutch Passion online seed finder. This asks a few basic questions about your grow room and harvest targets before recommending the most suitable strains from the Dutch Passion cannabis seed collection.
Get the best photoperiod cannabis seeds in the market
Most growers only buy a few cannabis seed packs per year, so it makes sense to research the options carefully and select the best genetics for your personal needs. You may prefer to get a fast flowering variety for speed, but there are other selection criteria that are also important to some growers. Whichever cannabis seeds you choose to buy, enjoy the grow!
Top-5 best yielding cannabis seeds
Fast flowering times are important to many growers. But even licensed legal growers, whose main focus is often fast crop turnaround, are heavily influenced by other factors. High yielding cannabis strains are often highly prized, especially when they come with excellent potency and taste.
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Cannabis cup winning cannabis seeds
So long as the final result is assured to be of truly memorable quality then many growers are quite happy to grow any cannabis seeds, whether that be autoflowering seeds or photoperiod feminised seeds. The list of 70+ Dutch Passion cannabis cups is professional industry recognition of some of Dutch Passion’s proudest breeding achievements.
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Easiest cannabis strains for less experienced growers
Certain cannabis strains are noted for having a particularly wide growing latitude across a broad range of conditions. Such strains are especially suitable for less experienced growers and will surprise the novice grower with harvests that look like they came from a connoisseurs grow room!
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Best autoflower seeds for quality focussed growers
If fast harvests, a simple grow experience, and high quality results sound like an appealing combo then you may want to check out Dutch Passion’s top 5 autoflower seeds. They grow from seed to harvest under 20 hours of daily indoor light in around 70-75 days. They also grow well outdoors and are regarded by many as the easiest way to grow cannabis.
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