Original Hollands Hope
Hollands Hope won 1st prize at the Copa Del Mar in Argentina in 2013.
Hollands Hope has a wonderful ‘old school’ touch, the scent of this classic cannabis strain can best be described as fresh and fruity with heavier notes of pine and wood. The scent of her flowers is quite pungent and as soon as you light a joint, the strong aroma dominates. In terms of taste, it is slightly tart and woody with a spicy undertone. This potent Indica dominant hybrid takes you back in time to the 80s and 90s with its delicious classic cannabis taste and high.
Hollands Hope has a good yield. This is mainly due to her large and sturdy flowers, dense blooms of 30-50cm are no exception. In some cases the plant grows up with a classic Christmas tree structure, with the lower branches and flowers just about as thick as the upper ones. This strain does not require any special attention and can also serve perfectly as a ‘guerrilla strain’. You can grow her in a forest or in a (corn) field and even in a mountainous environment. This strain generally does well with low nutritional needs.
Hollands Hope is available in both feminised seeds and regular seeds. It is a very potent indica that is fully adapted to the Dutch climate and has been grown outdoors since the 1980s. It is a strong and reliable variety, very resistant to fungi. This makes the plant extremely suitable for a moderate climate and also for the slightly more northerly countries. Whether you want to grow her in the wet Netherlands or the UK, this strain can tolerate quite a bit of bad weather. She grows best as an open-ground variety but is also excellent in pots. Make sure you have a large pot (at least 50L) because that benefits the root system and ultimately the yield of this lady.
Hollands Hope is a true ‘old school’ classic. This strain was developed in the 1980s when there were hardly any hybridised cannabis varieties for temperate climates. The strain became an instant hit. It amazed many growers with the fast flowering times, allowing it to be harvested before the bad weather started. In the Netherlands, Hollands Hope harvest was long before the maize crops were gathered in, a useful and important feature for guerrilla growers. This gave the strain enormous fame which eventually led to the original Dutch Passion Hollands Hope strain being mentioned in a Dutch TV cannabis series called ‘Hollands Hoop’.
The strain is an Indica dominant hybrid with a fast flowering time of about 8 weeks and a compact bushy (Christmas tree) structure. The plant grows slightly smaller than other outdoor varieties from our ‘Dutch Outdoor’ cannabis seed collection, such as Frisian Dew and Passion # 1. She grows thick, sturdy branches and large fan leaves. In terms of height, she usually reaches around 2m, but in very favourable conditions she can also grow a little taller. If you want to keep her slightly smaller, it is advisable to top her. This can even be done several times, bear in mind that she will then grow strongly in width, so there must be sufficient space for this.
Hollands Hope is a cannabis plant that is perfectly suited for growing in your backyard. Because of its compact growth, it is less visible than other outdoor varieties and you can grow it both in the garden and in pots. In addition, Hollands Hope can also be grown in a greenhouse, but try to provide some ventilation. If it is a greenhouse without ventilation, bud rot (or mold) can be seen in the compact buds of this variety due to too high humidity and too little fresh air (oxygen). Open both a window and the door of the greenhouse for better ventilation. For the best result, use a fan to ensure that more fresh air is blown through the greenhouse and that no stagnant air remains in the greenhouse.
The genetics used to breed Hollands Hope guarantees the following traits:
Hollands Hope is an ideal strain for outdoor growers and guerrilla growers. In fact, this strain does well with a little less attention and nutrition compared to other strains.
Hollands Hope is a reliable outdoor favourite with a heavy knock-out stone that is popular with recreational smokers and medical users. Her effect is mainly physical with only subtle mental aspects. It gives you a somewhat energised feeling and makes your body relax. This physical buzz is ideal for hanging out on the couch in the evening or when you are ready for a day off. Smoke Hollands Hope on a Sunday and you will notice that you will wake up very relaxed on Monday. The smoke experience is spicy and fresh and the excellent high lasts for at least a few hours.
This variety has an average flowering time of 8 weeks. The plants reach an average height of 1.5-2.5m outdoors with long blooms of about 40-50cm and can, of course, yield between 100g and 1000g depending on the growing conditions.
Hollands Hope is a real outdoor winner, but has also occasionally been cultivated indoors by our customers over the years. We usually do not recommend this, strains developed outdoors can react differently to an indoor climate with strong lamps.
To achieve the best results outdoors, we recommend to pre-grow her indoors for at least 3-4 weeks. Once the plant has a reasonable root system and a number of internodes, it is strong enough to be moved outside. It does very well in temperate climates and can be harvested at Dutch latitudes towards the end of September / beginning of October.
Hollands Hope is known for its high resistance to diseases, fast flowering time and good yield. Plants can yield an average of a few hundred grams per plant. In good conditions a yield of between 500-1000g is possible.
This Indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain is a fast outdoor plant that can usually be harvested during early fall (late September, early October). The strain has sturdy buds that can hold quite a bit of weight. It may not be the largest outdoor plant in size, but it is one of the most compact. The combination of the fast flowering time with the large sturdy branches and full buds is the reason that many growers continue to grow this plant every year.
Topping and fimming are both good options for controlling her height a bit and creating more lateral growth. Make sure at all times that you defoliate her well during the flowering phase so that no dead leaves get stuck between the thick full buds. Dead / rotting leaves can cause unwanted fungi.
Over-fertilisation of Hollands Hope can stimulate excessive leaf growth and reduce bud production. Therefore it is strongly discouraged to use high doses of nutrition. It is best to grow her completely organically, she is suitable for ‘no-till farming’. Give this lady a nice sunny spot and she will reward you with a delicious Dutch harvest!
The TV series ‘Hollands Hoop’ was a Dutch TV drama series featuring Dutch Passion Hollands Hope. The series takes place around a Dutch cannabis plantation and was broadcast every Saturday on channel NPO 1 in 2014. This video shows a scene about Dutch Passions outdoor variety cannabis "Hollands Hope”.
Hollands Hope is recommended by a whole generation of successful outdoor growers!