Tundra #2 (Dutch Passion)
This short but high-yielding auto has a big main cola and few side branches covered with dense, sticky buds. It can be grown both indoors (20/4 light cycle) and outdoors.
Body relaxation with some effects in the head. It can be enjoyed both alone and with friends.
Citrus, orange juice.
Tundra#2 is an upgraded version of our original Tundra. She is a 10-11 week automatic edition of our famous outdoor champion Passion#1 and has been improved in the important areas of plant consistency, yields and strength. Tundra#2 is a highly resinous variety which grows with very heavy levels of bud production. She smokes with some soft citrus flavours and delivers a solid and highly-rated stone. Growers report the sticky resin smells strongly of orange juice and has an appealing flavour.
Tundra#2 developed a reputation for a reliably consistent producer of very frosty nuggets that taste great and have great potency. With thousands of highly satisfied users already don’t leave it too long before you test these great quality genetics for yourself.
Tundra is great for my small indoor hydro and HPS. She produces a great smoke. I cropped one plant at 9 weeks and the other two at 10 weeks. They were not quite as good as the one on DP website tho. But they were not that far away either. The 10 week plants was worth the wait IMO as it is real greasy and slighly deeper bud growth. Both smoke well, but with the full 70 days you do get a bit extra so it's your choice yo. I surprised it was this good.
After three years of experiments we got from tundra varieties from 70 g (first year) to 150g (this year) of netto yield from one plant ... these are really great plants, maximum of 1 meter high with great citrus smell. We prefer greenhouse for 10 weeks. I can really recommend, nice, mild, but strong indica with great smoke and perfect end.
This is a bad strain. I had several plants and all of them looked totally different. As if the seeds were from different strains. Not one of them had a strong effect. In short, they were duds.
Grow Report #1
It was grower Hi-Five who put Taiga and Tundra to an product cultivation test on his balcony in the past summer season. Two seeds of each strain were germinated at the beginning of July by Hi-Five, with one seed being planted per 1 litre pot filled with seedling soil. Pots were covered with plastic wrap (into which several mini holes were picked for slight aeration) to maintain a high humidity during germination. All of the four seeds germinated super rapidly, coming out of the ground after two and a half days already! So obviously Taiga and Tundra are not only fast flowering, but als fast germinating seed strains. In the first weeks of growth, the product climate was extremely hot, with daily degrees between 30-36°C. But along with heat came plenty of sunshine so that the plants were doing very well, meanwhile transplanted to 7.5 litre pots filled with high-grade potting soil. On their balcony plot exposed to south east, plants received almost seven hours of sunshine on a cloudless day.
Slight differences during flowering fase
During the first three weeks, all of the four plants looked almost the same, suggesting a strong genetical relationship to one another. Slight differences became visible during flowering that started already about three weeks after germination. All of the four plants turned out to be female, indeed. Unfortunately in August, the decisive flowering month for Taiga and Tundra, the weather conditions became significantly worse, with a lot of clouds and rain as well as unusually cold temperatures prevailing almost throughout the month. Nevertheless all of the four plants were flowering well, producing absolutely amazing amounts of resin, giving proof of the fact cannabis plants don’t necessarily require plenty of sunlight for producing huge amounts of resin. Also their smell was extremely intense and pungent, almost disqualifying Taiga and Tundra as balcony strains if a grower wants to cultivate them on a balcony next to a neighbour’s balcony.
Hi-Five used a special biological seaweed/fish emulsion fertiliser for some weeks, but stopped fertilising the plants two weeks before maturity was expected to be reached by the plants. They didn’t develop much side branching, focusing on building a main cola. At the end, just in time after 10 weeks, all of the four plants didn’t have the thickest of buds due to the lack of proper sunshine in the flowering stage, but calyxes were very well swollen and hard, also covered with abundant amounts of resin which were also present on the flowering leaves, proving that Taiga and Tundra are also ideal hashish strains, real resin dripping ladies. They had arrived at a height of 45-60 cm and didn’t have any male flowers, so the AutoFem effect had excellently done his job.
Taiga & Tundra Yield results
The two Taiga plants yielded 13 and 14 days grams of dry buds, the two Tundras 14 and 16 grams, due to the lack of sunshine not having tapped their actual yield potential. But that would have probably been achieved if there had been ideal light conditions in August. Buds were slowly dried and slightly fermented by Hi-Five which resulted in a very organic, mild and sweet scent...
Tundra's buds gave off a sweet, pungent and also somewhat fruity, citrus-like aroma, inherited from Passion #1. Their smoke was softer than expected, really delicious, providing a both sweet ’n spicy and slightly fruity taste. Tundra’s high was more uplifting than Taiga’s, delivering a stronger, more vivid sativa effect, without any psychedelic effect though so that it certainly is an appropriate strain for being smoked during day time, letting the consumer remain clear-minded and allowing him to do perform various tasks, including physical ones. Also because the high doesn’t last for hours.
Hi-Five was well pleased with the balcony performance of Taiga and Tundra, highly appreciating their amazing resin richness, great smell, taste and high. He is very optimistic about being able to achieve a higher Taiga and Tundra yield in the next season with hopefully better flowering conditions. But for him as a very moderate smoker, the total yield was enough to survive the autumn and winter time without being forced to start another grow. He intends to start the next cycle with Taiga and Tundra early next spring, also testing other autoflowering strains then.
Green Born Identity – G.B.I.
Grow Report #2
In January 2012 a new AutoFem grower called ‘Insert Name Here’ (or ‘INH’ for short) got a 3-pack of Tundra and grew her indoors using a 400W HPS lamp in a ‘Wilma’ hydro system. The plants grow in clay pebbles with nutrient solution dripped from the top of the plant pot through the pebbles, it is a simple but effective method.
INH grew with Sensi nutrients and was able to turn 3 Tundra seeds into 3 remarkably heavy yielding and resinous female marijuana plants which yielded 293g of bud between them.
The Dutch Passion Tundra AutoFem seeds were put between damp paper towels in a DVD case for 48hrs. All three beans had sprouted and INH put them in ph balanced rockwool cubes, soaked in some Atami root stimulator.
The plants grew steadily over the next 2 months until they were just under 1 metre tall. Tundra seemed to start slowly and then show rapid growth. INH commented “Probably a phase that really was amazing was during the pre-flower stretch when they really went from these little green blobs of leaves barely coming out of the pebbles to these bushes loaded with bud sites, they would grow sometimes from one to two cm per day. And the last three weeks when the bud started to look mature, it was awesome to have the problem of having to support a few of the bigger buds as they swelled. That was something I was not expecting to see, some really big buds!”
As the grow continued the bud production accelerated. At the end the branches on one of the Tundra collapsed due to the weight of the bud and the heavy resin frosting, it was a nice problem for INH to have to deal with.
INH didn’t expect the result to be this good “ Tundra blew my expectations away, I was expecting a small single cola type plants with some short side branches... that is why I planted three, I was thinking under the best conditions (hydro, good light, etc) I would get 30-45g per plant... Well, as you can see the plants blew away those expectations!”
INH felt he had three different pheno’s. One had lots of leaves to calyxes the other two have almost pure bud. Of these two plants with little leaf in the bud, one was noted for a particularly heavy resin production. The other one may have had less resin but it did have the fatter buds. The leaves and trim was so resinous that INH decided to make some hash from it. In the end INH chopped the plants at 75 days old and noted that Tundra had lots of yellow leaves and orange/brown pistils. Even lower branches had produced some respectable bud.
INH noticed the Tundra was drenched with resin at the end and decided to wear surgical gloves due to the stickiness. “LOADS and LOADS of resin! The buds started to show frost early on, but in the last week it looked almost like there was white fur (trust me it wasn't mold) all over the plants. The smell was very strong citrus, especially when I was working around them, my arms and hands smelled like I had dipped them into some frozen concentrated Orange juice. For the last month the Carbon filter could not keep the smell controlled, the smell in my place was a bit dank, so it was like musty citrus, but I would not call this one the stealth strain!”
INH felt that Tundra was robust enough even for new AutoFem growers. “It is a hardy plant that took my noob-ness and let me play. I missed the Cal/Mg deficiency probably for at least two weeks, they kept on growing, temp and humidity changed a bit, they kept on, and even the trimming process was really easy”.