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(all samples above were grown by Boulder Medical Marijuana Center (BMMC))
DUTCH TREAT HAZE STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: Dutch Treat x Super Silver Haze
Geographic Origin: Colorado, U.S.A.
Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only, bred by the master grower at Boulder Medical Marijuana Center (BMMC)
Description: One of Colorado’s underground favorites before becoming a staple at Boulder MMC in Boulder, CO, Dutch Treat Haze is one of the most wonderful Haze hybrids around, bringing the absolute best parts of Green House Seeds’ famous Super Silver Haze but moderating the Sativa effect with the uplifting yet still Indica-dominant Amsterdam strain Dutch Treat. Both parent strains have a citrus element to them, and that comes out in this hybrid, but it also has interesting funky notes of eucalyptus, sandalwood, and floor cleaner.
Story: Prior to the establishment of HB 1284 which changed the dispensary scene in Colorado significantly in terms of supply chain, this strain was everywhere and in high demand because the creator was able to sell it to any dispensary who wanted it. Once the legislation changed and centers had to grow at least 70% of their own cannabis, the creator ended up with Boulder Medical Marijuana Center and the strain has been an in-house favorite ever since, only occasionally being sold elsewhere.
The Super Silver Haze used in this cross is from old Dutch stock, as is the Dutch Treat. This strain shows what new breeding projects can do to reinvigorate what many consider as staid genetic lines, creating very exciting new hybrids.
Flowering Time: 75-80 days
Preferred Growing Medium: BMMC runs the DTH in both very large DWC setups as well as peat-based soil setups and has great success, so the plant can do well in any medium. It seems to retain its natural flavor better than many strains when grown in hydro, so that may be the best choice for those looking for maximum trichome coverage, “bag appeal”, yield, and flavor. The plant itself grows tall and fairly branchy, making it suitable for SCROG moreso than SOG applications — training and a good veg period will reap major rewards yield-wise.
Appearance: Very light, almost minty green calyxes encase thin pink-red pistils and the nug shape overall is pointed, especially on the non-cola buds, which pop up in perfect little triangles on the stem almost at random. The trichome coverage and structure is what we’d consider almost perfect, with moderate-sized heads of perfect rounded shape capping medium stems that cover the plant surface in a very even fashion. The deep sparkle that the dried nugs possess make this an incredible “bag appeal” variety for a Sativa-lover.
Scent: The complex but undeniably Sativa aroma the Dutch Treat Haze offers blends the punchy, reedy side of the Haze family with the sweet, crisp citrus side (which is given an added boost by the sweet and also-citrusy Dutch Treat). The perfect melding of Haze aromas in the flowers themselves also results in a wonderful floral-fresh-sweet-smelling smoke when it’s combusted — in all, a treat for the nose.
Flavor: Much like the smell, the flavor combines the sweet-citrusy Haze and Dutch Treat with the eucalyptus-funky Haze elements that often come out of good old-stock Super Silver Haze. The flavor is especially noticeable and enjoyable in a joint, where the crisp flavor hangs on the lips all the way through to the crutch and lingers in the mouth and sinuses after smoking.
Effects: A near-immediate influx of pressure to the eyes and face area signal the arrival of this potent and torquey Sativa. The internal buzzing and energetic-feeling waves that rush over the body can trend towards the racy and anxious side of things, but patients who don’t struggle with nerve excitement or heart-based anxiety issues shouldn’t have any issues. Through the beating heart, the internal motivation fills the mind with racing thoughts and makes socializing at times difficult simply because the mind is so busy — however, experienced users and lovers of true Sativas will enjoy this more than see it as a possible detriment. The final hour or so of the experience takes a decidedly Indica turn, partly from the “crash” that so often comes with powerful Sativas, but partly with the onset of the relaxing Dutch Treat presence. This one is a great choice for appetite, mood elevation, and energy.
SUPER SILVER HAZE STRAIN INFORMATION
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Genetics: (Skunk #1 x Haze C) x (Northern Lights #5 x Haze C) , making it 50% Haze, 25% Skunk #1, 25% Northern Lights #5
Geographic Origin: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seed Company/Clone: Green House Seeds and Mr. Nice Seeds (Shantibaba was the original breeder along with Neville Shoenmaker, and left Green House to form Mr. Nice Seeds)
Strain: Super Silver Haze
From: De Rokerij (Amstel) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pickup Date: 11/19/2011
This is an informal review for a strain which we picked up while in Amsterdam, one of the first samples on the trip. This Super Silver Haze grabbed our attention immediately among the choices on display, as we were fresh off a long plane ride and looking for an uplifting, yet not nerve-jangling Sativa. The crisp yet pungent eucalyptus-citrus sweetness given off by the fairly small (by Colorado standards) jar was enough to make us grab some, but it also looked to have a nice, calyx-heavy structure and a moderate amount of trichomes.
One thing we noticed about Amsterdam herb is that it appears to be cured well overall, with a spongy yet snappy texture which breaks up perfectly info a fluffy mix for joints. The different in humidity from Colorado to Amsterdam is probably responsible for a lot of that, but we really appreciated the change and this SSH was no exception. We rolled up a large slim cone and it tasted pretty wonderful down to the paper, with a soft sweetness and the signature SSH citrusy kick.
An immediate mood uplift as well as a roaring body effect set us right early on, and the enduring effect made the rest of the walk to the hotel a dream-like affair. which admittedly can be dangerous among the whirring bicycles, trams, and cars that cover Amsterdam’s streets. This strain gave us exactly what we were looking for in terms of effect, just putting a huge smile on our faces and relaxing the body enough to ease the tension of a 9 hour plane flight.
After taking some of the remaining herb home to photograph, we noticed the prevalence of amber-headed trichomes, which seemed to really take the edge off of this strain and make it more outwardly relaxing and stoney than it would be otherwise. However, we also saw what appearedd to be a couple of spider mites, which is an unfortunate discovery for such an otherwise pleasing sample. Because of Amsterdam’s murky coffeeshop supply chain, it’s difficult to assign blame on anyone in particular for bug issues, as this strain may have been grown in a greenhouse or outdoors. Still, it’s disappointing, but we also have to remember that the mites themselves aren’t anything harmful (we can only hope the strain wasn’t improperly sprayed with pesticides — it burned clean and was very smooth, so there were no indications of that), and Amsterdam cannabis is non-medical, effectively lowering the bar for cleanliness and quality compared to the medical cannabis of Colorado.
Biesel #1 (Original Diesel “D2 Pheno” x [Great White Shark x Super Silver Haze])
Though this strain is a Sativa, it hits like a ton of bricks and definitely takes after its mother, the head-knocking Original Diesel, an East Coast favorite. There are a few different phenotypes of this strain available, but the most popular is the #1, which is the most Diesel-dominant and has reportedly tested at 25%+ THC on several occasions. Its acrid aroma carries strong skunky elements and an enticing blend of fuel and Haze spice battling for attention in the background.
It has quite potent head effects to start, doing the normal Diesel thing and filling the user’s head with pressure and a buzzing sensation, and causing the mind to wander off at the slightest distraction. This excited and cerebral initial effect quickly drops into a much more “blank slate” feeling, where the mind is really just processing information and the user is not doing much interacting — it’s suitable for movies and other passive entertainment, but anything active would probably be a little too much. The body effects are a strong muscle relaxation and the tendency to remain seated due to the general comfort level this med provides. Strong appetite stimulation and ocular effects signal “Sativa”, but the overall tenor of the experience is more along the Indica lines past the initial 30-45 minutes.
Biesel is kicking around at several dispensaries throughout Colorado, and it’s definitely worth a look for patients who like a more stoney and sedative Sativa with a complex Diesel bouquet.
Purple Super Silver Lights Medical Marijuana Strain Review
Type: Indica-dominant hybrid
Lineage: Northern Lights #5 x Super Silver Haze (though it’s called “Purple Super Silver Lights”, there is no Purple lineage involved, it was simply a phenotype which had the coloration
See the full report here: https://secure.fullspectrumlabs.com/report/1105383