Original Hollands Hope
• Passion #1 is a powerful hybrid cannabis strain with a very high yield and a relatively fast flowering time, most plants will be ready for harvest in September.
• Passion #1 is a resistant and robust outdoor variety. She does very well in temperate climates but in the sunnier climates she grows into a plant of epic proportions.
• Passion #1 is a very potent cannabis variety, THC levels can be as high as 20% giving her a very potent high, which is suitable even for the most experienced cannabis smokers.
• It is an easy plant that does not require any special growing techniques or feeding schedules, sufficient (organic) soil and enough sunlight make for a beautiful plant with long continuous buds.
The aroma of Passion #1 can best be described as fresh, tart and slightly spicy. The scent is strong but certainly not super-penetrating. This can be useful for outdoor growing if you prefer not to let neighbours or bystanders smell the plants right away. It mainly smells like a fruity blend of lemon, lime and woody herbs such as rosemary and thyme. The taste of this outdoor classic also consists of mainly sour citrus notes mixed with a little spice and earth. Passion #1 smokes very smoothly and has a strong potent up-high. The sharp, spicy and sour notes are a pleasure to smoke and can sometimes tingle your throat.
Passion #1 is one of the original, classic outdoor varieties. This particularly stable and robust outdoor strain has a very high yield and a short flowering time. Most plants finish early in September with some phenotypes taking until the beginning of October. The plants grow very fast. During the growth phase you can already see the true potential of this strain. Plants over 3m high are no exception! If pre-growth starts early plants of over 4m can be grown. It does well as a backyard plant, but it also thrives in a greenhouse or as a guerrilla plant.
Passion #1 is one of the best green outdoor varieties to have been developed in California in the 1970s and has been cultivated in The Netherlands since 1980. Passion #1 (formerly known as Amstel Gold) is the result of years of selecting and crossing.
This Californian Indica grows with long compact buds, which are full of resin and very potent. This variety has been exclusively developed for outdoor or greenhouse cultivation. It is a very strong and stable outdoor variety that has been in our seed collection for decades. This is one of the best green outdoor varieties available on the market. This strain guarantees a very high yield combined with a high potency. A variety that you will want to grow again and again!
Passion # 1 is one of the oldest outdoor varieties in our collection. This resistant outdoor cannabis strain was discovered in the 1970s in America and then further developed in the Netherlands. This strain has been selectively bred for many years mainly for speed, size, yield and potency. This has made our Passion # 1 one of the fastest, and at the same time the largest outdoor varieties available on the market.
Passion #1 grows with elongated buds that are full of resin. It is a hybrid cannabis plant with the growth pattern of a Sativa and the flowering time of an Indica. She may show a little more of her Indica background during the growing phase compared to the flowering phase. As soon as the plant starts to flower, you will see the more Sativa characteristics emerge more clearly. She eventually becomes a very tall, slender plant with thin leaves. The branches become quite thick, as do the flowers of this strain. With enough soil and sunlight, this becomes a plant of epic proportions.
Passion #1 has been developed purely for both outdoor and greenhouse cultivation. This is not a strain to grow indoors under strong lights. By the end of the flowering phase the plant is full of trichomes. Even the smallest leaves even have a good layer of resin. Passion #1 starts flowering in the last week of July/early August at Dutch latitudes. It is a very tough and resistant strain.
Because of the thin leaves and the open structure, fungus and bud rot have less of a hold on this cannabis strain. The buds become firm but not very compact, they remain slightly softer and more open in structure. Her long buds can easily reach 40-50 cm. These long, continuous blooms should be supported during the end of the flowering phase as they can sometimes sag completely due to the weight of the buds.
The genetics used to breed Passion #1 guarantee the following traits:
Passion #1 is a very stable and durable outdoor variety, she can withstand bad weather reasonably well, which makes her extremely suitable for growing in a moderate climate.
Passion #1 surprises you with a strong stimulating ‘up’ high. When you smoke more, you will get pleasantly stoned. We measured THC levels of nearly 20% on Passion #1. This makes Passion #1 one of the strongest outdoor varieties available. She has a hybrid high that has both a physical and mental effect. The high is strong and long-lasting. She mainly has an energetic, social up high. The physical effects are very subtle, they let you relax without really getting tired or sleepy. This combination of a ‘head high’ and a ‘body stone’ make this a well loved strain by a large group of repeat customers. Besides the strong high, this strain also has an excellent taste!
This variety has an average flowering time of about 6-8 weeks. The fastest phenotypes are ready from early September (in the Northern Hemisphere). The slightly longer flowering plants usually need until the end of September/early October to fully ripen. The plants reach an average height of 2-3.5 m outdoors when grown in good soil. In order to get the largest possible plants we recommend to start early with indoor germination and vegetative growth of the plants.
Passion #1 has been specially developed as an outdoor/greenhouse variety, this variety is therefore not suitable for indoor cultivation under powerful lights. She is known for her strong vigour. During both the growth and flowering phase this strain can grow quickly. She does very well as an open ground variety but can also be grown in pots. We recommend that you go for very large pots, of at least 50-100 L. If you want the very best result, we recommend using a smart pot of a few hundred litres in size.
Passion #1 starts flowering early in the season. The average dry yield varies from 250g up to about 750g per plant. Under optimal conditions the plants can grow to gigantic proportions (up to 3.5 - 4 m) and yields can exceed 1.5 kg of dry bud per plant. It thrives best in a greenhouse or in a sunny climate.
When the plant is grown in small pots, the yield will also be somewhat lower. But even in small pots, yields of several hundred grams per plant are possible. She is more resistant to bad weather than most traditional cannabis strains. Rain and cold have less of an impact on this strain. So if you live in an area with a rainy and cold climate, Passion # 1 can amaze you with a very good harvest! Preferably give her a sunny spot in your garden for the best results.
Passion #1 is a cannabis plant with a strong urge to grow vertically. If you want her to grow wider, we strongly recommend topping and/or fimming the plants several times. Without these growth techniques, this plant feels the need to grow further and further up. This can lead to very tall plants over 4 m high in the most favourable conditions. Thanks to this vigor and size, she naturally delivers a very high yield. You can also use the SCROG method outside, for example, to limit her height somewhat.
In order to be able to grow the largest plants, we recommend that the plants are started early indoors. In the case of the Netherlands, it is best to start around March/April. Germinating indoors and pre-growing the plants for at least 4-6 weeks ensures a strong plant that can take a beating before it is placed outside.
If you have even longer e.g. 8-10 weeks, we recommend repotting the plants several times to a larger pot, this is better for the root system. Do not forget to harden (acclimatise) the plants to outdoor conditions before they are permanently placed outside. You can do this by leaving the plants outside in a pot for a few hours every day for around 1-2 weeks. Start doing this in the morning and gradually leave the plant outside for increasingly longer periods.
Passion #1 is one of the strongest outdoor cannabis strains. With THC levels up to 20%, this is by no means a weak outdoor strain. Many growers love the potent buds where even the small leaves get completely covered with trichomes and sticky resin. She is very tough/resistant and provides high yields in all types of climates.