Dark Delight (Dutch Passion)
Dark Delight is a fast plant (8-9 weeks in flower) and very stinky towards the end. This easy-to-grow compact marijuana will yield better if topped or fimmed. In flower it doesn't stretch more than 100% so you can veg it longer.
A knock-out high, very disorienting. It's a creeper and can easily trick you into over-indulging and falling asleep.
Dark Delight has been a winner since she was introduced in 2012. Many regular customers have said this is one of the strongest indica-dominant in the Dutch Passion collection. Dark Delight has been a revelation and has developed a following of repeat growers who love the genuinely narcotic and occasionally psychedelically strong weed.
Dark Delight has great hashy flavours and the aroma will remind older growers of the best 1980’s hash. Yields are good and many growers report she can be cropped after 8 weeks of flower. The high is strong, racy and intense – it won’t suit those looking for a soft daytime smoke or those used to a milder smoking experience. But for those growers looking for something new, Dark Delight offers a combination of great flavours and very strong cannabis which blooms quickly and in good quantities. Highly recommended.
Big Johnny (dutch-passion.nl):
Smoke report for the Dark Delight. The Dark Delights definitely benefit from a cure, they have been cured for 3 weeks and are getting better by the day now. The smell is pine/lemon, think flash floor cleaner but slightly sweeter. I normally smoke either joints or use my OG bubbler and enjoy the smooth, clear and refreshing taste. She's a creeper, after I finish my smoke, my grin gets wider and wider slowly but surely. Me and my mate had a smoke of it last night and we both got the giggles, the first time any weed has done that for ages. Smoked in company, it's a very sociable, but relaxing high. When smoked on your own it seems to enable you open up your mind enough to soak in your ambient surroundings, relax and let you forget about your aches and pains without being too narcotic and rendering you useless from a hard day at work. I just had to wander to the shop for some milk for the essential copious amount of tea I'll be drinking and although I was aware I looked battered I didn't care, I was thinking, "Yeah I'm stoned but look how happy I am, maybe you should try some!". In conclusion, easy and forgiving to grow, short in stature when topped and a good yielder. Highly recommended.
A devastating strain that is sure to be a best seller for Dutch Passion. Supreme quality home grown cannabis is rarely better than this. Get some.
Patrik Spliff (dutch-passion.nl):
I have grown Dutch Passion seeds ever since they came out with feminized seeds. Apart from the outdoor varieties I have grown them all, and I am satisfied with their quality. BUT I must say Dark Delight could be the best of them. The guy at my local headshop said this was his best seller so I got some. BANG ! This is just the most delicious and desirable weed you could want. The yields were above average but it is the weed quality that you just cant beat! The smoke is hashy, quite deep and very rich. At the beginning I didnt realise how strong this stuff is, now I roll my joints with half the amount of weed and it is about right. I agree with the other guy that said it is a smelly variety in flower, but then again all good weed stinks so don't let that put you off. so i give it 100%, full marks. I also recommend to Dutch Passion to use this as a variety to hybridise with in the future.
This is an indica-dominant to rival White Widow, Dutch Passion's other banging indica dominant variety in my opinion. Its that good, and the yields were pretty good too. This stuff is strong to smoke and just like White Widow she has an overpowering aroma. But the strong smell is probably the only down-side to growing this one, the best variety I have grown for a long time. She is in my favourites category along with Blueberry, White Widow and Mazar, Anyone looking to grow something which is really special must try this, defintely one of the best new strains in recent years
Nurse Fondler (dutch-passion.nl):
WOW! I don't know how Dutch Passion kept quiet about this one. Dark Delight is possibly their strongest variety, it's right up there with White Widow and Blueberry. This is extreme strong weed, easy to grow and good yields. But the key point is that this is STRONG and I mean strong, I bought seeds early in 2012 and grew Dark Delight in hydro. She was easy to grow and looked after herself. I cropped her at 9 weeks. One thing you should know is that Dark Delight has a very strong odour, you MUST take care to control the smell or you will have issues. Even a small bud in a bag will make your house smell ! It is that strong. This is one of those ones that you cant finish a full joint of, at least I can't. For me this is the surprise package from Dutch Passion, I will be growing this again and again. Maybe their best variety ever.
Grow Report #1
A grower named countzero404 from Autoflower Network decided to grow Think Different and Dark Delight side by side. He put two Dark Delight seeds into the soil with the intention of keepeing the strongest of the two.
He used a 50/50 mix of soil and perlite with the addition of coffee grinds, egg shells and epsom salts. As the light source he used the dual spectrum 600W SunMaster.
For height control he decided to use the "knuckling" technique which obviously is a form of 'supercropping', i.e. damaging the tissue of the stem in its lower part in order to make it heal and form a 'knuckle'.
One of the Dark Delights grew slowly and developed some chemical burns, so it was easy to choose the one to be culled. The other plant was developing beautifully and had a nice root system when it was transplanted. At the end of the first month the grower saw some yellowing of the lower leaves and so he raised the level of nutrients in the watering solution.
Following the advice of a guy from Dutch Passion he extended the veg period to let the plant grow bigger and it turned out huge.
Unfortunately, the journal wasn't finished and the page on the forum has since been removed.
Grow Report #2
A grower named Arnold Layne decided to grow some Dark Delights in soil. The seeds sprouted on day 4 and were put under a 250W MH lamp two weeks later. The plants were very compact and began to show side shoots. When they were a month old they were transplanted into 6L pots and the grower was stunned with how developed the root structure was.
Another two weeks later the timer automatically switched to 12/12 cycle while the grower was away. Looking back he was sorry the plants didn't veg for extra 1-2 weeks because they didn't stretch much after they were flipped (only about x2 times) so they didn't use the available height of the growroom.
The smell wasn't noticable at week 4 but was there at week 6. The plants developed without any problems and the buds kept on filling out. The grower noticed and pinched out a couple of 'nanners'. He was generally delighted with how the plants looked and smelled.
By the end of the flowering phase the tell-tale smell became exceptionally strong so the grower had to replace his old carbon filter. He thinks the Dark Delight is one of the smelliest strains that he has ever grown.
Once a week the grower sprayed his plants against powdery white mildew which had infested his room prior to this grow and on day 57 - probably due to the high humidity caused by these sprayings - he noticed bud rot in one cola and had to cut it. The test smoke proved that the weed was powerful, trippy and with a racy edge to it and made him loose himself in a book, a movie etc. and afraid to socialize. The grower says it is rather a 'high' than a 'stoned' feeling and says he never smoked more than a half of a regular joint. The effect of this stuff - although it was cut to early and not cured properly - the grower rated 8/10.
The plants were cut down on day 64 althogh the grower would have let them till day 70 if not for the mildew problem. Having smoked the very first joint of this stuff he started to roll another - for the evening - but regained conciousness in the middle of the night and saw the paper and the buds lying around on the floor - he had 'whited out'.
He says the stuff gives one a great sativa like effect when consumed moderately but if you smoke more the effect is devastating. He said he would definetly grow this strain again and keep a mother.
Grow Report #3
This weeks diary features a grow of Mazar, White Widow and Dark Delight...
Shire started his seedlings under 110w Fluorescent lights, and when the plants were strong enough he transferred them to a 1.2m x 1.2m tent. The tent had a 600w dual-spectrum HPS bulb, the plants were grown in coco/pebble mix and hand watered with Canna nutrients.
The plants were grown vegatively for just over 4 weeks with lights on for 18 hours per day. Temperatures in the tent were 28C (lights on) and 20C (lights off). Shire also took some cuttings from his favourite plants. Blooming was initiated by reducing the daily light to 12 hours.
Shire finished blooming the plants without any major issues, the whole grow was uncomplicated and straightforward. There were no significant problems and the three Dutch Passion varieties produced 9 well proportioned plants with plenty of buds and a rich coating of resin.
The following comments come from Shire himself:
“The Dark Delight really is a delight to smoke, puts a grin on my face every time, lovely head and body stone. Taking a bud out the jar and smelling it seems to clear my airways, so nice, pungent and light. A really nice high”
Grow Report #4
This weeks Dark Delight review came from Cannabis Cafe Spanish grower ‘Rubio_owned’.
Dark Delight is a variety that produces a particularly strong cannabis odour, so you will need a good quality carbon filter especially during the last few weeks of bloom. But Rubio commented that Dark Delight was unusual with a strong aroma produced during vegative growth as well. The leaves are all heavy with a frosty resin production and some growers claim that Dark delight is a perfect ‘hash plant’. She produces good amounts of deeply hash-flavoured weed and also produces plenty of frosty fan-leaves which can be used to produce hash of the highest quality. If you grow Dark Delight remember not to waste the leaves, you can make ice-hash from them or even create your own hand-hash just from rubbing them.
Rubio grew Dark Delight in coco fibre using 5 litre pots and coco nutrients from HESI and Delta-9. Throughout the grow Rubio was conscious to use the minimum amount of electricity. The seeds were started in a small cabinet with 210W of fluorescent lights and were flowered under a 400W HPS for the first four weeks. Rubio used a mixed spectrum 400W light at the start of flowering which he feels encourages the development of buds on the side branches. The plants were given over a month in veg and were rotated each day to allow the side blooms the chance to receive maximum light and grow strongly. Rubio also took cuttings from his Dark Delights to allow him to enjoy growing the best specimens again. Throughout the vegative growth and early flowering period Rubio’s goal was to get the best plant development possible from his light. The goal was to allow the Dark Delights to produce the maximum amount of bud.
Later in flowering Rubio swapped the 400W HPS light for a 600W HPS. Rubio’s target was to keep the total electricity cost low by using fluorescent and 400W HPS lights at the start of the grow. But by using the 600W HPS from the 6th week of flowering Rubio was able to get the best yield for the lowest electrical cost.
The first Dark Delights were ready by the recommended 9th week of flowering. But Rubio noticed that some Dark Delights looked like they would benefit from another 1-2 weeks of flowering which he was happy to allow since it resulted in extra bud production and a very strong smoke which had an unusual ‘narcotic’ strength level. Dark Delight is without doubt one of our strongest varieties which allows very good sleep if smoked in the evening and is proving to be a popular choice with medical growers too.
Rubio gives special praise for the sheer potency of Dark Delight and adds that it is one of the best varieties for those that love the rich cannabis scents and aroma’s "Every time I stick my head in the closet the smell is awesome, good thing the carbon filter can handle the smell .... Dark Delight is one of the varieties that smell best in vegetative / early flowering".