Passion #1 comes to you with our highest recommendations. It is one of the best green outdoor varieties available anywhere, and has been ever since it hit the scene in the 1970’s as a legendary Californian Indica. Passion#1 made its way to Dutch Outdoor growers in the 1980’s thanks to Dutch Passion and has established a reputation as a strong, stable strain that is easy to grow. If started early in the season, Passion#1 can reach 3.5m tall, though 2m is more typical. Yields can range from 250 grams to as much as 750g from large plants that can reach staggering proportions when grown in optimum conditions.
Passion#1 grows long and compact buds that are heavy with resin, this is a variety developed only for outdoor/greenhouse and is not for the indoor grower. When you trim this plant remove only the large fan leavers, the smaller leaves are often dripping with resin. The smoke is soft and gentle with a fresh citrus aroma, then Passion #1 hits you quickly with a strong exhilarating ‘up’ high.
Smoke a little more and you will notice a strong, heavy and pleasurable stone. We have measured Passion #1 with THC levels approaching 20% making this a genuinely satisfying selection for your outdoor garden or greenhouse. This is another strong and stable Dutch Passion outdoor variety which has maintained its presence in our seed collection over several decades. A variety you will want to grow again and again….
Two Passion #1 plants, grown from feminized seed, were part of a German greenhouse project in 1999. The foliage greenhouse measured 20 m2 (4 meters high) and was located in North Germany, for sure not known as a "sun paradise". The seeds were started by the beginning of May, both germinating very well. After two weeks, the young plants were transplanted from 1 litre to large 15 litre containers with a rich soil mixture, and later on directly into the ground. When the plants revealed their gender by the end of July, the grower could verify them as female. What stroke the eye was the fact that Passion #1 has light green leaves, not corresponding to the look of a typically dark green Afghani indica. The end height of the two plants was 2,3 and 2,6 m, very tall for a variety with Afghan genetics. There was massive flower formation with a good calyx-to-leaf ratio and a lot of resin glands. In contrast to some other varieties in the greenhouse, the Passion #1 buds were not susceptible to mold. When the harvest (350 and almost 400 grams) had been dried, I had the chance to test-smoke Passion #1. And, indeed, these fine nuggets had an extremely heavy punch, making for a long lasting, meditative indica stone. We didn’t know wether it really was 18,6% THC or not, but we did know one thing for sure: This was the strongest outdoor quality we had experienced from German outdoor ground so far. And with its distinctive citrus aroma also one of the tastiest.