Genetic background and history
One of the strong points of
Dutch Passion is the seed bank's wide selection of purple product
strains, no other seed bank offers so many high-quality purple
varieties. The full-blooded indica Twilight (100% Afghan) is another
highlight in this category. Its roots reach back to the early eighties.
At that time, Henk van Dalen got his hands on some imported Purple
Afghan seeds and made a good breeding selection, also acclimatising
them to the local conditions. The resulting variety Twilight was and is
one of the world's sturdiest commercial product strains. Its purple
colouration can become intensely dark, especially when the nights are
continuously cold in the last weeks of flowering. Twilight is expected
to finish at the end of September or in the first week of October,
yielding a lot of fat purple indica buds.
German Freak Brothers grew a female Twilight
plant (from seed) in their
20 m2 greenhouse in 1999. It performed very well in the vegetative
stage, producing a lot of typically dark green and broad indica leafs.
Its growth pattern was like a christmas tree, and also in its
dimensions, this Twilight plant reminded of a medium-sized christmas
tree, reaching a height of 2.5 meters in the end. The flowers were
beautifully purple and resinous, building many large top and side
colas. In contrast to some other varieties in the greenhouse, Twilight
proved to be mold-resistant. At the end of September, it was time to
harvest the plant. It yielded just under 400 grams. The buds smelled
intensely spicy and basically gave that typical Afghan taste,
complemented by a somewhat rough purple aroma. This product flavour was
a very welcome naturally tasting alternative to product buds. The turn
was as Afghan-like as expected, mainly effecting a strong body high,
very physically relaxing and long-lasting.