How do I see if the plants are male or female?
Male and female plants look differently during bloom. Female plants produce the familiar buds. Male plants produce pollen sacs which look like small bananas.
What are the differences between Indica and Sativa varieties?
Indica plants tend to be shorter and bushier than sativa plants. Sativa plants are often more slender and not quite as broad as indica leaves. Indica varieties are often noted for more sedating and relaxing effects. Sativa varieties are often more uplifting and stimulating.
What are autoflower seeds?
Autoflowering cannabis seeds grow from seed to harvest in around 11 weeks. It is not necessary to shorten the light cycle to 12/12 in order to force an autoflower plant into bloom. Autoflowers usually start to bloom automatically after around 3-4 weeks. Indoors, autos are usually grown under 20 hours of daily light from seed to harvest.
What are regular seeds?
Regular seeds give rise to roughly 50% males and 50% female plants
What are feminized seeds?
Feminized seeds produce >95% female cannabis plants. Many growers only use feminized seeds due to the convenience and simplicity.
What is the difference between photoperiod and autoflowering?
Autoflowering cannabis seeds grow from seed to harvest, usually taking around 11 weeks. It isn't necessary to change the lighting hours to force autos to bloom. They do so automatically. Usually this occurs around 3-4 weeks after germination. Photoperiod feminized cannabis seeds grow vegatively until light hours are reduced to 12/12. At this point they begin to bloom and usually take around 8-10 weeks to complete flowering. Read the Dutch Passion grow guides to learn more about growing autos and feminized photoperiod seeds.
How should I store my seeds?
Store them in the original packaging in a cool dry place such as the fridge. They should retain germination viability for several years in these conditions.
How long can I store my seeds?
Cannabis seeds should retain germination viability for several years in cool and dry conditions, such as those found in a fridge.
What is THC?
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid produced by many cannabis varieties. You can read more about it here
What is CBG?
CBG is cannabigerol. It is a cannabinoid compound usually found in low concentrations in most cannabis varieties. However, some CBG rich varieties are becoming available.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids is the collective name given to a family of chemicals found in the cannabis plant which act on the endocannabinoid system.
What are terpenes?
Which variety has most THC?
Much depends on the environmental conditions used and the experience of the grower. Most home grown cannabis varieties produce from around 12% to 25% THC. Growers with the latest LED grow lights and premium quality cannabis genetics may even be able to exceed 25% THC. Some examples of our highest THC varieties are: Auto Cinderella Jack, Auto Orange Bud, Meringue and Passion Fruit.
Which variety has the highest yield?
Many of the Dutch Passion varieties have XL yields which are well above average. Varieties such as The Ultimate, Auto Ultimate, Power Plant and Mazar have a particularly good reputation for heavy yields.