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Dutch Passion Frisian Dew has become a favourite strain for many outdoor growers.  It is a hybrid of a Super Skunk female and a Purple Star male which was selectively bred over several years in the ‘Friesland’ district in the north of The Netherlands to produce a stable variety tough enough for the outdoor Northern European climate. 

In this weeks blog, Belgian growers grew 16 Frisian Dew plants in a greenhouse in Belgium during the summer of 2013.  The Frisian Dew plants thrived in the expert hands of some highly experienced growers who had provided top quality growing conditions in a large greenhouse.  The Frisian Dew plants grew to huge proportions, 4 metres tall and 3.5metres wide, with average yields of 2kg per plant of dried cannabis.  It was a staggering result and one of the best Frisian Dew grows we have seen.  The belgian growers showed how well Frisian Dew can yield, even in relatively northern latitudes.

The following comments and photographs come from the growing team.

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epic frisian dew greenhouse grow, totally epic

Above and below, Dutch Passion Frisian Dew.  Massive individual plants.


staggering plants


“We stand by our principles: 

- Organic grown bud (know what you grow/smoke)

- No public nuisance (abide by the law) 

- No minors, no hard drugs (duh!)

- Educate the people and lobby for regulation”

 

“A glasshouse grow combines indoor quality with huge outdoor yields, for a minimal cost. Some connoisseurs even argue the quality of the smoke is better when grown under the sun. While this is fairly subjective, the objective fact is that a fuller spectrum of terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids can be developed when growing under the sun instead of HPS-lights. 

I’ve seen glasshouse grows that rival even the best indoor quality bud (believe me when I say I’ve seen and smoked plenty of excellent quality indoor grown strains over the last couple of years), so why waste a ton of money and energy? Not a lot of growers are aware of the ecological footprint of one gram of indoor produced bud. I can tell you: you really don’t want to know!”

Above, beautiful resin-coated Frisian Dew buds.  Frisian Dew produces both green and purple phenotypes.


Above, Early season photograph of the young Frisian Dew plants

 

Above, maturing Frisian Dew plants enjoying the summer sunshine

 

“A lot of work was needed to clean it. The soil in the glasshouse was made up of lime, clay and sand, with mostly hard clay. It’s a hard soil, but very nutritious. When improved with good organic soil, it will be heaven for the plants. First, we’ll till the soil, scoop away the salty top layer, and mix in some sand (for drainage purposes). Then, we’ll pour in a single layer of organic soil, added with another 2 layers of organic soil, lime, bat guano, mycorrhizae and perlite. Finally the top layer will be added. In this top layer, clover will be planted as a cover crop. Her nitrogen-fixing properties will provide the plants with nitrogen from the air that is made available for up-take through the roots of the Cannabis plant. Clover roots will form symbiotic relationships with Cannabis roots. When you harvest, you simply till the top layer of the soil and mix it in under a new layer of fresh organic soil. The clover will break down and will serve as nutrient for the next plants (‘green manure’). Another nice touch of this cover crop is that it will prevent soil dust from spreading in the air on a hot day and prevent the soil from drying out.”

“Mycorrhizal fungi are beneficial to Cannabis roots. They too form symbiotic relationships with the roots, promoting health, nutrient up-take, increased biomass production, improved water management and better protection against diseases, insects and other fungi. Don’t underestimate the power of the smallest creatures! They too will be added to the growing medium.”


plants bowing down with their own weight

Above, Frisian Dew plants bow down under their own weight at harvest.  Plants reached 4m high and 3.5m wide with average yields of around 2Kg. 


“The work set out for us to do in the next months:

- Get rid of all the old, dead plants and old soil

- Recycle used soil and compost dead material for next year 

- Take out the trays and rusted iron pipes

- Remove the ground cover and inspect the soil

- Clean out the glasshouse and clean absolutely everything inside

- Disinfect the inside with eco-friendly disinfectant

- Till the soil where the plants will be placed and make bedding

- Make ready for planting, climate check

- Install fans and carbon filters

Plant companion plants like mint, pepper, thyme, rosemary etc.”

 

“There were 16 Frisian Dew plants in the garden. Some of them went 4m in height and 3.5m wide. Average yield was approx 2000gram per plant, with the smallest being 765g and the largest 3000g+”.

heavy blooms

Above.  Plenty of heavy blooms on each Frisian Dew.  


huge stem

Above, the stem of a mature Frisian Dew.  In good conditions Frisian Dew can grow to huge proportions


“The reason we had a smaller one (765g harvest) is she was planted all the way at the end of the corridor, and couldn't take in as much fresh air as the first in line... so I can tell you guys: airflow and fresh air isn't to be underestimated and is very important to grow good big and healthy plants. It's a difference of more than 1500g over 30m length of the greenhouse.

I'll add a smoke report, because the Frisian Dew has some really good and pungent taste! 

“Looks:

Very nice strain with a lot of purple in. Phenotypes ranging from all green to all purple to 50-50. It's that 50-50 phenotype we where looking for. We found her in plant #12 and #11. 

Nice compact buds, small but abundant trichomes. Purple resin on some. A real gem for the eye."

harvest

Above, Frisian Dew drying

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"Smell:

Smells like candy forest fruit, cassis, blackberry, earth, ammonia, spices. Sweet, pungent and dark with a hint of oranges and coffee beans!

 Taste: 

Just the way it smells. Powerful taste and aroma. Lingers on your tongue and in  your mouth after you blow out the smoke. Very good expansion in the lungs, smooth and soft. Like tasty silk."


 

sunshine thru the leaves

huge blooms

 

"Effect:

Powerful hybrid effect. A great quality high and a nice body stoned. This strain has floored several of my friends who are used to smoke quite potent stuff. All in all very nice, more like one of those very good old-skool highs.


 Growing:

 Strain was easy to grow, no mold (botrytis/mildew) what so ever. But prone to spider mites... so be careful there. 

Very big stretch, started flowering around 15 august. 

Frisian Dew is great for LST, super cropping and pruning. She is very strong so she can handle it.

All the Frisians have been grown without extra nutrients or biological supplements. I just prepared the soil, added some worm-castings and bat guano. I top dressed the soil with 90 litres of the same soil when they made the stretch in to flowering.

All watering and maintenance was done by hand.”

 

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It was a slightly longer blog than usual this week, but Frisian Dew fans will be pleased to see the photo’s and comments from such a well organised and professional grow.  Frisian Dew remains one of the best, most robust and bullet-proof outdoor varieties in our collection.  It could be a year to treat yourself to an outdoor/greenhouse crop of Frisian Dew. 

February 27th 2014
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Recent comments (24)

On 28 -02-2014 at 11:14 u Maffro wrote:
Amazing grow with amazing genetics, welldone everyone and thank you DP for making self sufficiency possible with very little electricity bills
 

On 17 -01-2015 at 02:26 u Alexander Griatzky Sr. wrote:
Yes sir. This has to be the nicest grow i have seen. Yes sir. best AG.
 

On 17 -01-2015 at 03:01 u Alexander Griatzky Sr. wrote:
Great job on your grow. Its by far the biggest and healthy looking grow i have ever seen my Partners i hope the buzz was nearly as good as the grow. Perfect. growmore. Best AG.
 

On 30 -01-2015 at 02:29 u Michealtwomey wrote:
cud this grow outdoor in ireland thanks
 

On 30 -01-2015 at 14:14 u Eddy - Dutch Passion wrote:
Michael, Frisian should be OK at that latitude, but its at the limit
 

On 13 -02-2015 at 16:37 u Eric wrote:
Finally here we have a grow report in an organic soil! I want to see more of those! I am growing organic DP white widow and orange buds. I'll might submit my grow report one day later.
 

On 20 -05-2015 at 11:27 u LEONARD Alain wrote:
Hi! Just for receive the newsletter. Thank you!
 

On 29 -08-2015 at 06:44 u Valad wrote:
What is your soil mix? Congratulations by the way. Tip of the hat to you laddy.
 

On 21 -10-2015 at 14:22 u Luna wrote:
That was a great looking yield. How good does it work for Flanders region of Belgium, for a balcony grower, with an average of 8-10 hours of sunshine during summer?
 

On 22 -10-2015 at 09:16 u Eddy - Dutch Passion wrote:
Luna, a lot will depend on how the Frisian Dew is planted. The bigger the container, probably the bigger the plant that you can grow. Many balcony growers get in the region of 200g from a well grown 3metre plant.
 

On 24 -10-2015 at 11:07 u Luna wrote:
Thanks a lot!
 

On 29 -12-2015 at 21:34 u Jonathan wrote:
hey guys! when did you plant the seeds? did you plant the seeds in the greenhouse or in a grow tent first? what is your soil mix ? i am from Denmark, when would you recommend to plant the seeds and if i start growing them in a tent when should i plant them outside?? hope you can help.
 

On 10 -09-2016 at 17:09 u Skypilot wrote:
Amazing mission statement!
 

On 28 -04-2017 at 17:26 u Martyna wrote:
Is there any special technique for curing Frisian dew?
 

On 01 -05-2017 at 10:39 u Eddy wrote:
Martyna, 28th April 2017. No special curing recommendations for Frisian Dew :-) Normally people allow the buds to dry for 5-7 days and put them in jars. Good luck !
 

On 01 -05-2017 at 17:32 u Martyna wrote:
Thanks Eddy
 

On 28 -05-2017 at 18:19 u Jack wrote:
So are their only 3 different phenotypes? I'm growing one from seed right now in Northern California and curious to know which pheno I have... Great grow btw!!
 

On 29 -05-2017 at 12:42 u Eddy wrote:
Jack, 28th May 2017. Thanks for the comment! in your climate Frisian should do really well. The purple pheno has a wonderful appearance, great colors and aroma. The green pheno may lack some of the bag appeal of the purple pheno, but it may be slightly stronger to smoke. Enjoy the season and good luck
 

On 29 -06-2017 at 20:47 u Parker worth wrote:
My all time favorite is your superhaze, nee Haze/skunk. Any chance some of those seeds might be around? As per the Frisian dew which I will germinate soon: The endorsement of organic growing is great. It cannot be beat when done properly. I had no idea they grew that big. Great to know but will be a big surprise to the friend I am gifting them to. I see that outlaw amnesia is what you will recommend and I will follow that advice. Thanks for being in business. Parker
 

On 25 -09-2017 at 16:16 u SCOTT RIKER wrote:
After some research, I choose Frisian Dew to grow in my greenhouse.My greenhouse i 8ft.x10ft.x12ft. tall.This monster is grown in Michigan(legally) by myself. This plant is alone in a 20gal. smartpot with alot of air exchange. It has 6 main colas, due to my early topping, that are 2ltr. pop bottle size.Others are amazed at her size. She is a Grand Champion, so pretty. I will grow this strain again.
 

On 06 -02-2018 at 03:27 u DreamerGuerilla wrote:
Can Frisian Dew grow outdoor guerilla in Romania near a mountain of 2000m ? The spots is at altitude of 900-1200 meter. The climate is continental temperate moderate semi-humid , may & june temperature is 18-25° , july & august is 26-32° and semptember/October is 17-22°... but sometimes can be also 10-15°...
 

On 07 -02-2018 at 12:32 u Eddy wrote:
DreamerGuerilla, 6th Feb 2018. The altitude could present a slight issue for Frisian Dew. Another possibility is to select one of our high altitude varieties https://www.dutch-passion.com/en/cannabis-seeds/high-altitude/
 

On 10 -05-2018 at 18:42 u Sarkone wrote:
Hey just about to order my seeds just wondered if they will grow in the middlands of the uk? Started germinating some stardawg then realised I wont get anything as they won't grow here just thought id ask before I buy. The best outdoor grow ive ever seen I more than take my hat off to ya! Well done lads bet you gearing up for this year :) happy planting :)
 

On 11 -05-2018 at 10:08 u Eddy wrote:
sarkone, 10th May 2018. Yes, Frisian Dew does will in the UK and will finish around the first week of October. And thank you for the kind comments!
 




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