Autoflowering cannabis seeds are becoming the biggest craze in this rapidly growing marijuana industry we have today. After all, we can credit this to how easy and quick autoflowering strains grow. That makes it easy for growers to meet the demands of their consumers. Due to this, many popular strains now have autoflowering variants. And yes, we now have Dutch Treat seeds that are autoflowering.
What is Dutch Treat?
Dutch Treat is a very popular strain of cannabis that, as its name suggests, is widely celebrated in the Netherlands as a treat found in most coffee shops in Amsterdam. This indica-dominant strain is a staple amongst regular coffee shop customers and tourists in Holland although it is widely believed that it originated in Canada instead of in Europe.
The reason why Dutch Treat seeds is so popular is that it gives you that classic indica relaxing high that gives you that calm and peaceful stoney feeling while also providing the mentally euphoric high that sativas are known for. As such, you will be feeling yourself sinking in your place in a state of euphoria and complete relaxation as your muscles feel like butter melting under the hot sun.
On top of that, Dutch Treat has a potency that lies somewhere between 15% to 30%. That means that it can be moderately potent and seriously potent depending on where you got it from. Those attributes make Dutch Treat a good treat for beginners, intermediate users, and veterans in the cannabis community.
Because of those effects, Dutch Treat is great for those wanting to relax and de-stress after a rough day. It is also great for unwinding on a lazy afternoon while you read a good book or watch an interesting movie because of how it calms the mind and clears it of any hazy and troubling thoughts.
Dutch Treat comes at you with a kind of fragrance that is reminiscent of fruity pine and berries. It has a kind of sweet flavor hiding underneath its appealing scent as this strain is popular for filling rooms with a fragrance that is nice to the nose for most people.
This indica-dominant hybrid also has tastes that are quite pleasant. Another reason why it is such a treat in Dutch coffee shops is that it is very delicious. The flavor carries that sweet pine-like taste you can definitely notice in its fragrance. Alongside that, you also get hints of smokiness as the smoke reaches your throat.
Because of how popular Dutch Treat is, it needed autoflowering seeds so that breeders can take advantage of the rising demand in a more efficient way.
Why Choose Dutch Treat Autoflowering Seeds?
When cannabis became legal in Canada, there was actually a shortage of marijuana. That said, breeders and growers are finding it difficult to provide the public with supply. And for a strain as popular as Dutch Treat, it needed to be grown faster and easier so that stores all over the world and not just in Canada can meet the demand. If you plan on growing these seeds, here are some of the reasons that would convince you to do so:
- Easier to grow
It is generally believed that autoflowering strains are easier to grow compared to regular seeds because they can grow in almost any kind of condition. In this case, you should highly consider choosing Dutch Treat Automatic strains to reduce the hassle of growing normal seeds.
- They grow faster
Thanks to how cannabis ruderalis, their ancestral plant, was able to grow faster to avoid the cold winters, Dutch Treat Auto is generally quicker to grow compared to other ordinary cannabis seeds. What that means for you is that you can harvest the plant more in a single year while also making it easier for you to meet the public’s high demand. After all, more harvests will always equal higher profits.
- Highly resistant
What sabotages what could have been a good harvest? A lot. Bad weather, pests, molds, and diseases are some of the reasons why there are cannabis plants that do not quite meet your expectations as far as yields are concerned. However, Dutch Treat Auto tends to be very resistant to all of those negative externalities. That means that you can rest assured knowing that your Dutch Treat Auto plants will be able to survive any pest or disease better than most other cannabis plants.
- They are generally still Dutch Treat
No matter how you look at it, Dutch Treat Auto is still Dutch Treat. It generally is still the same as the regular version except for minor differences. First, it is autoflowering. Second, they are somewhat smaller. Three, the yields tend to be fewer as well. And fourth, they have lower levels of THC.
However, because of modern breeding techniques, the fine line that is dividing Dutch Treat and Dutch Treat Auto is now getting thinner and thinner. In fact, most autoflowering strains are now resembling their original versions more and more these days.
That said, you can really tell that Dutch Treat Auto is a great strain to grow especially because it still carries the genetics of Dutch Treat and the properties of an autoflowering plant. But what really composes the genetic of Dutch Treat? Where does this strain come from and how it did come about?
Origins of Dutch Treat
One of the more mysterious things in the world of cannabis is the genetic lineage of Dutch Treat. Experts are still wondering and debating on this topic as nobody really knows for certain who the parent strains of this popular treat are. Even its country of origin, despite being called “Dutch”, is still a question mark.
Many would point out that it actually came about not in the Netherlands or in Europe but somewhere in North America. Some would say that it originated in British Columbia in Canada or somewhere in the American Northwest. After that, it spread across the entire American continent until it reached Europe. In that sense, it really is not Dutch but is just a really popular strain in the Netherlands.
Regardless of where Dutch Treat originated, what is even bigger of a mystery is how it came about. Who are the parent strains of this popular worldwide treat? Though there are no certainties, here are what most experts and breeders believe are the closest to being the parents of this strain:
- Northern Lights
Northern Lights is a legendary all-time great and is one of the true classic favorites this world has ever seen. This strain is considered an indica although it actually is composed of 10% sativa. That means that it still retains the normal properties of an indica but has a few traits that co SDme from its sativa side.
The effects of Northern Lights are more or less what classic indicas give you. You will get that relaxed and sedated feeling that provides you peace and comfort. On top of that, is small sativa side acts to give you a good euphoric mindset that tends to improve your overall state and makes you a lot less stressed.
Such effects resemble the ones you can get from the popular Dutch Treat. On top of that, Northern Lights has a kind of earthy touch in its taste. That is why some would believe that Northern Lights is actually one of its parent strains.
Haze is another one of those classic all-time greats that seemingly has become the parent to a lot of great strains as well. Unlike Northern Lights, Haze is sativa-dominant and has very little indica genetics.
Since Haze is a sativa, what you get from this strain is a heady kind of high that clears your mind and makes you feel euphoric. This same effect also improves your focus and makes you think better as your mind has no stressful and cloudy thoughts that are preventing you from being a productive thinker. On top of that, its small indica side acts to make you feel a slight relaxation so that you can use your improved mental focus better.
Because Dutch Treat comes with the clear-headed high that resembles the sativa effects that Haze has, it is suspected that this classic strain is also one of its parents. However, because Dutch Treat is not sativa-dominant, we will never be too sure. Other than a resemblance in their effects, it is quite difficult to be sure whether or not Haze truly is a parent strain to Dutch Treat.
This is an obvious pick. Dutch Treat Auto is, of course, an autoflowering plant. That means that this strain has the autoflowering genetics that comes from the cannabis ruderalis plant. While there is no certainty as to which autoflowering strain Dutch Treat Auto came from, it can be presumed that it got its genetics from Lowryder.
Lowryder is the very first autoflowering cannabis strain and was b red from Northern Lights and a mysterious ruderalis plant called Mexican Rudy. It has since become a parent to several other autoflowering strains. Perhaps Dutch Treat Auto is one of its children.