Jorge's Diamonds (Dutch Passion)
One of the most rewarding indoor strains. Very easy-to-grow, high-yielding, it has a fat main cola, is covered with 'frost', likes powerful lamps and is pest-resistant. You may see some hermies at the end of the flowering stage. Those who live in a warm temperate or Mediterranean climate can get huge harvests outdoors.
Uplifting indica (if that makes sense). Strong but mellow, long-lasting soothing high. Helps against pain and insomnia.
We are pleased to work together with Jorge Cervantes in our mutual project: "Jorge’s Diamonds". The many growbooks, DVD’s and articles Jorge Cervantes published in the past 25 years in 9 languages, have helped growers worldwide to cultivate some of the best marijuana in the world. Now growers can grow Jorge’s Diamonds #1 and take full advantage of the fruits of Jorge’s collaboration with his old friends at Dutch Passion Seeds. The genetics of the strain were selected by Jorge from the 25 year old "Research Gene Pool" of Dutch Passion.
Jorge's Diamond is a unique resin-packed indica-dominant strain that is potent, sweet, flavorful and incredibly smooth smoking. The rare indica-dominant genes are mixed with just the right amount of sativa to give the smoke a very strong soaring long-lasting high. The exceptional taste and aroma are fruity and sweet. The insatiable taste is sweet and similar to wild honey smothered in raspberries. The strain is almost maintenance free, also spider mites and other pests know to leave Jorge’s Diamonds #1 alone. Medical note: By Thin Layer Chromatography the THC percentage was calculated at 16 to 18%, while the strain (medical note) is high in THCV, CBD and CBN.
Medium sized & density nuggets of that dark indica/Afghan green, with occasional bits of purpling. Smells sweet/floral & rich in the bag/cure jar. Resin coated crystals just glistening everywhere... a definite snow storm. Grinds nicely. Not the tightest buds ever, but they crumbled well and fired nicely in the vape and bong. Now, it coulda been the cure (perhaps moist?), but sadly wasn't conducive to doobie-age, which I attributed at least partly to the sheer amount of frosty resin. Smoothest smoke ever... it challenges you to inhale deeply! Never had anything like it... curiously tasty, but not from any berry or fruit or floral line that I could put my finger on. Dense white smoke clouds filled with camphor herbal woodsiness, and some [not much] floral sweetness. Almost like fresh linen. You think you want to cough, but it's like the smoke rescues you and you can't... unless you really try. I suspect lots of eucalyptol/cineole in its terpene profile. Decently potent, quite long lasting. One newb found it overwhelming; she stayed quiet for nearly 2 hours after a single long draw off the bong. Started very energizing, settled into a giggly, sociable but low energy, high entropy body buzz that occasionally locked horns with gravity & resulted in needed couch time. Grade A. Easily in my Top 10 smokes, knocking on the door of the Top 5. Only lacks some more bag appeal coloring/purpling, perhaps a bit more distinctive fruity/floral sweetness, maybe a tad more psychedelic (for me, anyway).
She's a stone cold fox! I loved growing Jorge's Diamonds as they were easy to grow and produced a heavy amount. She smelled so heavenly that I found myself hanging around in my indoor garden for sheer pleasure alone. The terpenes were sublimely relaxing and if I had more room, I'd meditate there too. I harvested when the trichs were cloudy with a few amber and she smoked sweet and smooth. All my friends enjoyed a wonderful clear soaring high. Ahh, springtime in the Rockies...it was mile high heaven!
The man with no name (dutch-passion.nl):
Lovely plant to grow and smoke! Trichome production is through the roof with these and the stone will put you firmly in your chair! If you have plans for the day do not wake and bake with Jorges Diamonds #1!! I actually messed up my grow with these but they still gave me grade "A" buds! Great for medicinal users, very good for sleep. Definitely a "keeper".
Hi Got send these seeds by mistake & I'm so glad it found its way to my shores. She was fairly easy to grow with a med to large yield. All things said about her is true, she is extremely smooth with an awesome taste. I grew her in organic soil & nutrients. Very nice calming high, one of the best so far, you'll be at peace with the world, great for insomnia. I would definitely recommend her & will grow her again.
serious hardy plant here with JD fairs well in the cold also its very easy to grow! 5 seeds cracked buds all most all identical was covered in sticky resin 12 days into 12/12 one to grow again for sure!!
Yosser hughes (dutch-passion.nl):
in all my yrs of growing i aint ever seen such a frosty bud at 3 wks into bloom unreal trichrome production
Coffeeshop guru (dutch-passion.nl):
I grew some of the early cervantes varieties so I had heard of this guy and decided that jorge and Dutch Passion would be a good combo. And boy, was I right. It is as strong as anything I have had before and I have grown since the 80's. For me it is a smooth buzzing high with no real paranoid edge, a real classy smoke like you could buy in the coffeeshops (in the good old days) and just as powerful too. It is a relaxing feeling, I can take it either sitting in the beanbag and listening to music, or walking my dog and being one with nature. The mega yield is due to the chunky main cola, I find this variety responds well to powerful lights and in my case she loved the hydro system to grow in. I kept a cutting from this variety but she died when I was away on holiday (my brother said he would water her but he forgot cos his wife left him) so I will grow her again for definite, I just need to get the seeds. My only comment to Dutch Passion is that they should get back together with Jorge and do a follow up variety to this but only if they can keep the quality at the highest level like they did here. Yeah, nice work boys, keep it up yo
I hadn't heard of Jorges Diamonds till I saw it on the website, so I decided to give it a try anyway and was really pleased. I entered the photocontest but didnt win, but I had a well stacked growroom after I bought a packet of these. I smoke mostly for pleasure but also to ease a few aches and pains that come with middle age. This was a great variety in both respects and I am surprised you don't hear about it more cos the quality is great. Very strong grass with a fresh taste and really nice indica-style hit like bluberry. I got a great crop at 65 days flowering. So yeah, no complaints at all I would grow her again no problem.
Grew this lady and didn't get the nutrients intake of this lady. no information to find about this strain so i had to test her out. Took clones also because the seeds plants were an experiment, the clones explode under a 1000 hpit and 1 600hps no stetching one big bud 40 to 50cm high and massive budsclusters! Took clones again the motherplant in hydroponics and the next cycle will be supreme an excellent strain. Good smell nice taste and smooth smoke, the high is pleasant and mellow indica at best!
Grow Report #1
"The Doc" grows his first Jorge's Diamonds #1.
When the strain was released to the seed market in 2008 - exclusively in the form of feminised seeds - it came highly recommended, attracting a lot of curiosity among growers worldwide. One of them was "The Doc", an experienced German grower who earned his nickname from the fact that he always precisely knows what his plants need, quickly solving any kind of cultivation problem with his green fingers and propelling the plants to the best performance possible. The Doc put a whole bag of feminised Jorge's Diamonds #1 seeds (10 pieces) into the ground. A couple of days later, he happily realised that all the seeds had successfully sprouted. The ten seedlings grew in one litre pots (filled with seedling soil) for two weeks on an area of 0.25 m2, placed under two 125 W CFLs (6400 K). They thrived very well, exhibiting lush green, very compact growth, perfectly indica-style.
Plenty of light a perfect climate lead to rapid growth.
It was amazing how homogeneous the ten seedlings were, almost looking like clones. Then The Doc transplanted the young plants to 6.5 litre pots filled with Plagron Standard Mix soil plus 5% hydro correls to further improve the aeration of the soil. Now it was time to give the Jorge's Diamonds #1 plants plenty of light. The Doc replaced the two CFLs with two 600 W and one 400 W Osram Planta Star (HPS) bulbs and moved the plants to a cultivation area of 2.5 m2. They spent another two weeks in the vegetative stage at 18 hours of light per day. The powerful illuminaton and perfect climate in the growing chamber (that technically was perfectly equipped, amongst other things, with an automatic SPC temperature controller) lead to rapid growth that still was very uniform and compact, the Jorge's Diamonds #1 plants had very short internodes, 10-12 per plant, at a height of only 40-50 centimetres! They also heavily branched out so that were lots of strong side branches.
Growing taller and taller.
After four weeks, The Doc induced flowering by switching the photoperiod from 18/6 to 12/12. A week later, all the plants had revealed their gender and proven to be female. The Doc removed some lower fan leaves as they had become so huge that they completey shaded the side branches below. In the course of flowering, considerable differences in the grow pattern became apparent. Most of the plants suddenly started to stretch heavily. Six of them still grew homogenously, rapidly gaining height. After two weeks of flowering, they already had arrived at breast height. Another plant was becoming even taller, strongly reminding of a classic sativa plant. The other two plants remained to be small and stout, clearly exhibiting dominant indica genes, growing into very compact flowering bushes. After the third week of flowering, numerous "flowerets" had emerged at the top of the branches and lots of resin glands were about to develop, flowering was in full effect now.
Impressively dense and thick buds.
The Doc nurtured the plants very well, foliage still was completely healthy green, no yellowing at all. After four weeks of flowering, most of the plants had arrived at shoulder height. The buds got bigger and bigger, becoming impressively dense and thick. Even also on the fan leaves, a lot of resin glands had emerged meanwhile, Jorge's Diamonds #1 proved to be an extremely resinous strain. The huge plants consumed a lot of water, one to two litres a day. On most of the plants, the flowering structure was sativa-dominant, buds were long and lanceolate with a high calyx-to-leaf ratio, but much denser and thicker than classic sativa buds, thanks to the indica influence. Without a doubt, these were true "heavyweight bud champions". Between the 7th and 8th week of flowering, many buds became so heavy that they needed support and were staked by The Doc. The Jorge's Diamonds #1 plants had grown into really big dimensions, bearing big snow-white buds in abundance that were composed of countless small tightly packed calyxes. An extraordinary harvest was to be expected - The Doc was heavily infected by green diamond fever now!
The "Haze phenotype"
Amongst the eight tall Jorge's Diamonds #1 plants, there was one exemplar that The Doc called the "Haze phenotype". It was the by far tallest plant and produced huge long, almost leafless silver buds with particularly small calyxes and also smelled like a Haze plant. This made The Doc believe that Haze is one of the genetic components of Jorge's Diamonds #1. He realised that his Jorge's Diamonds #1 plants had to be harvested in two steps: The main cola and tops of all branches were harvested after about eight weeks of flowering, the remaining buds took another one to two weeks to fully ripen.
110 grams of honey-sweet smell and taste.
After all the buds had been dried, The Doc put them on the scales and was stunned by the result – the yield was 90 grams per plant on the average, the heaviest plant had yielded amazing 110 grams. In addition, he got plenty of resinous leaf material for his Ice-O-Lator.
Most of the buds really provided a honey-sweet smell and taste, and some of them also had a fruity side to the aroma. The high was as strong as expected and also complex, producing an overwhelming long-lasting cerebral sativa effect in combination with a slight degree of stonedness. It didn't come as a surprise though that the Haze phenotype plant caused an accordingly crystal clear vibrant Haze high with no indica influence at all, while the two Indica phenotype plants provided a lot more indica stonedness.
One of the ten plants had produced a very few male flowers after six weeks of flowering at the base of two buds, but The Doc managed to quickly discover and remove them. From then on, this plant produced only female flowers. Two other plants exhibited some single "bananas" in the main cola at the end of flowering, but these were infertile, not able to shed pollen.
Altogether The Doc was very impressed by Jorge's Diamonds #1: His treasure chamber was filled with almost a kilo of finest green diamonds, potency and aroma were a true cannasseur's delight. He felt that this strain is undoubtfully worth of honouring Jorge Cervantes and arrived at the conclusion that these kind of diamonds really are a grower's best friend. Feminised Jorge's Diamonds #1 seeds are available in units with five (50€) or ten seeds (90€).
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Grow Report #2
The featured grower in this week’s blog is Autopoter, a skilled European grower who describes Jorge’s Diamonds #1 as simply ‘grade A weed!’. He grew Jorge’s under 1200W of HPS (2x 600W) using Plant Magic coir (coco fibre), 7.5 litre pots, formulex (seedling feed), and Canna coco nutrients with canna pK13/14 (bud boost). Autopoter harvested around 20 ounces (~570 grams) of dried top quality cannabis from just 5 plants. Here is Autopoter’s opinion of the aroma, flavour and smoke quality: All the photo's are from Autopoters grow showing his hash collection and his buds.
“Jorge’s Diamonds has fruity sweet strawberry smell like confectionery, as well as skunk undertones. The fruity pheno smelled very zesty/lemon when drying! It also had cheese/skunk aroma’s present. Carbon filters are a necessity! It is a very nice indica, a warm and comfortable stone from this bud. Very smooth on the inhale and slight cough inducing on the exhale. It had a really skunky taste as well, and all this is coming from a heavy tobacco smoker! It sure is a lovely smoke, suck it and see!”
Would Autopoter grow Jorge Cervantes variety again? “YES I would definitely grow the Jorge’s Diamonds again; this is one plant that grows with vigour. She took to LST training like a duck to water! Resin production on this plant is INSANE its name is very apt. When inspecting a dried cured bud it shines/glistens like diamonds”
Autopoter’s main advice with this variety is to make sure you have a good carbon filter to deal with the strong odour produced during growth. Here are his final comments on Jorge’s Diamonds “This variety grows itself with no problems at all, just add some water/feed and watch it grow. It would be ideal for a novice/first time grower, even with cold growroom temperatures these girls held their own and showed no signs of stress. It is a heavy yielding/resinous variety that produces ‘Grade A’ pot. All 5 plants physically looked the same, but there were 2 clear phenotypes. One had sweet strawberry aroma with dark purple/blue parts of buds. The other pheno had a very skunky/cheese smell. Each phenotype has their own merits! Achieving ‘1 gram (of bud) per watt of light’ would be easy with Jorge’s Diamonds #1”
Grow Report #3
As you will see in this weeks back-yard grow from Chile, this is a variety which also grows well outdoors in those countries with a reasonable climate. In this weeks grow review ‘Diego’ grew 2 Jorge’s Diamonds outdoors. In South America the main cannabis growing season is typically from October/November until April. Growers in central and Southern Europe have also got good results outdoors with Jorges Diamonds.
Diego has a couple of passions in life. As well as rescuing stray dogs and giving them a loving home, Diego loves cultivating his home grown cannabis. Here is Diego’s story. “This is a very productive plant, which grows fast. I estimate that I've harvested around one kilo from my 2 plants. I got two different phenos, the large plant was planted in November, and harvested in April. But additionally I planted one in January, and harvested in March. The difference between both of them is big. The large plant, the one from the pictures, has a subtle, creamy taste, soft smell and intense effect. It makes me very conscious of what I'm doing.”
Diego continues his description “The small plant that was planted in January has a rough smell, and much more resin. It's the leafy bud in the photos. It has a smell similar to the most smelly skunks, even more smelly I believe. It is impossible for me to take a bud from this one out of the house because of it's penetrating smell. One day I had it in a zip-lock bag. An acquaintance told me that I smelled like fuel! The effect is similar to the other plant, a little bit more indica but it's taste is very much different, kind of sweet-sour and very intense.”
Diego makes some final comments: “Yes, I recommend it completely, it is a incredible variety, with many different nuances. An incredible taste with a generous resin level. This variety is very suitable to be smoked with a pipe because its a bit difficult to get it in the right shape for rolling paper. This variety is especially suitable for recreational use, it does trigger hunger and sleep, but I would not recommend it for medical use because of it's intense cerebral high.”