Shaman (Dutch Passion)
A commercial strain for colder climates. Shaman can be harvested at the end of September or the beginning of October, although there are phenos that finish both earlier and later. The height varies from 3 to 8 feet and depends on the time the plants are put in the ground. This variety is quite low-maintenance and high-yielding. The buds are not very dense, nor very resinous but resistant to mold. When grown indoors it hermies easily. 50% of the plants have purple buds. Shaman doesn't smell much.
Euphoric, social, mood-lifting, sometimes psychedelic, it is a good strain for creativity, against depression and chronic pain. A daytime type of smoke.
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A proven variety dating back to the1980's, Shaman is a reliable, robust and highly potent F1 hybrid of an exceptional male Purple#1 and a top female Skunk. Bred for the outdoor/greenhouse grower, Shaman is resistant to spidermites as well as mould and bud rot. Shaman is a distinctive, elegant plant growing with clear Sativa characteristics such as long intermodal distance between the large buds.
Around half the plants turn a beautiful shade of purple during flowering which is complete by the end of September or early October outdoors. In a greenhouse, flowering takes 7-8 weeks. Shaman shows great hybrid vigour and delivers a smooth, woody sweet purple smoke that is a sensual high-quality sativa 'up' high.
Shaman is the perfect choice for the outdoor/greenhouse grower looking for robust, quality genetics that have stood the test of time and will deliver bumper harvests.
I have just started the first of a few jars of Shaman that has been curing since the autumn 2014... An WOW! sign me up to a repeat prescription, this girl has it all..Candy-clove smell/taste with a incredibly relaxed Up high that's similar to Durban, except it has just enough Indica effect to keep your feet warmed by the fire while your hair is being blown back by the jet stream lol Honestly this girl is vastly under priced for the overall grower/smoker experience. Bravo Dp
By far my favorite outdoor variety! I harvested September 18th 2013 in Holland with trichs starting to turn amber. 30l pots and an average of 275gr a plant. How's that for hybrid vigor? During growth and flowering she has a wonderful smell reminding me of a candy store. Absolutely not your typical weedy smell so my neighbors were none the wiser. The plant is also easy to harvest as it has a sativa growth pattern. In other words an excellent bud to leaf ratio. The nuggets benefit tremendously if cured properly. The candy store smell evolves into a very sweet smoke with hints of sandalwood and licorice. The high is uplifting and exhilarating whilst not leaving me debilitated. It has also proven to be a wonderful antidepressant for a friend of mine. He actually tried to grow one under 400W hps because he ran out during the Christmas holidays but this attempt was futile. The results inside were disappointing to say the least. Outside is the only way to g(r)o. Shaman is also very resistant to spidermites, molds etc! After 25 years of in and out growing this plant has become my all time favorite and that of many of my growing buddies. All in all an easy grow. Roll on summer of 2014! PS bat guano really augments the already superb taste.
Grow Location: Outdoor
Stature: Normally branched out sativa look
Flowering Time: 10 weeks
Appearance: Bushy w/ lots of air flow between branches
Odor: Moderate-intensity odor (sage, lavender, thyme, cloves)
Average Height: 70 cm
Yield Per Plant: Approx. 100 g
Taste: Very similar to smell; sweet & spicy
Buzz: Uplifting, thought-provoking, energetic
Shaman from Dutch Passion was my second grow (ever). I felt a little more confident than last year (GSH Kalashnikova) and decided to try a sativa dominant hybrid. I had heard good things about Shaman on a local cannabis forum, and purple flower color had seemed attractive.
I germinated 3 regular seeds on 04-27-2012. Germination rate was 100%. Germinated seedlings were planted directly into 30 liter (7.9 gallon) flower pots and placed outdoors on a balcony where plants received 7-8 hours of direct sunlight daily throughout the entire grow. Approximate geographic location was 46° N, 14° E. Climate there is temperate continental with occasional interaction of alpine climate. All three seedlings grew vigorously and without any problems. During the first half of vegetative stage plant #2 began exhibiting clear sativa characteristics, while plants #1 and #3 leaned slighting more to the indica outlook (short, bushy). Later all three plants evened out.
All plants began flowering around 07-24-2012. It turned out that #3 was a male, which I separated from the girls and kept him alive long enough to develop some pollen. I pollinated both female plants — one flower from a lower branch on each plant. Plant #1 began showing purple color quite early in flowering stage, while #2 remained green. Until the last two weeks of flowering plants didn't have any distinctive odor. I had to (literally) stick my nose into the flower to detect odor. Even during the last 2 weeks of flowering the odor management wasn't a problem, which was a big bonus due to the nature of my grow operation. Plant #2 decided it would look cool after all if she donned some purple, but she didn't get as half as purple as #1.
Plant #1 had some problems with aphids, but ladybugs took care of it; #2 however remained resistant.
Overall, Shaman is a good strain, well-suited for outdoor growing in the northern hemisphere. I suspect it would do even better in larger pots, or planted directly into garden soil where it could develop bigger root system and increase its yield. In my opinion, Shaman isn't a commercial strain because the plant is not a top yielder, but for a sativa the yield is not bad at all — I see it more like a connoisseur strain with beautiful flower colors, fresh, sweet, and spicy aroma, and a classic sativa head high. I will definitely grow Shaman again.
Dr. Buddington (icmag.com):
5 seeds, 2 males, no purple in finished product, lol. Makes for decent smoke.
I have been growing Shaman for years, its one of the easyest outdoor strains, it finishes very quickly, its very mold resistent, it has a sativa high and some phenos have a wonderful sweet smeel (which is not the case with many other purple strains), great daytime smoke I also can recomend it to anyone.
gift from jah007 (icmag.com):
The pack of 10 feminised seeds I bought gave me 5 healthy green Shamans and 5 healthy purple Shamans, so it's 50% purple and 50% green.
The purple ones grow out big and christmas tree shaped (check the plant on the left on the 4th picture), the green ones stay more compact and can be made very branchy if topped.
No real problems observed during veg period, except for the usual spider mite attack in the dry period of July, and the usual caterpillar attack starting in early August. But this wasn't a biggie, because I could see them everyday and it is outdoors after all.
Bud period: they produce and finish buds very fast. I had a purple Shaman last year which I could harvest on the 1st of September. The green one seems more resinous than the purple one and makes ball-like compact buds all over the plant with a couple of big balls at the end of the branches. The purple one seems to put all its energy in producing long, spear-like budsticks with a bit of popcorn buds left on the lower part of the plant.
Smoke report: it's the Sativa that is highest in THC from Dutch passion, so it's a very braincharging smoke. One half of a thin joint and you are able to concentrate in a deeper way on drawing, talking to people or watching movies. A whole joint and you find out you have mild visions with eyes closed, you can have loops in your thinking and you are able to understand more things out of the Bhagavad-Gita.
Any more than this is trippy.
In the vaporizer the most I have smoked from this stuff is a very thin joint worth and I had very vivid hallucinations. Sometimes it is like watching the channel on the tv where you see all the channels at once, because I had all kind of images, movies in my mind at the same time, so it got a bit racey for me.
But mostly I smoke a raisin like bud in the vaporizer which gets me very uplifted.
The purple one is more uplifting then the green one.
Well, nothing too great to say about this strain, wish I had better news. Yield was excellent, one main cola with very little branching, perfect for a closet. But low crystal production.
Nice looking cured. High leaf to calyx ratio makes the cured nugs look nice. Wish there was more crystals on the bud. Plants cured smell like hay, taste is spicy.
Very easy to grow; I over watered, under watered, overfed and the plant kept on going. It is perfect for beginners. I also tried the plant outside, harvested in early September in Northern VT. Plant was OK outside. Only positive was that it matured early and had a good yield.
The high: OK is the best I can put it -A nice body high, not too much in the head. Heavy heart beat for the first 45 minutes but no paranoia. Then you come down nicely and have the best sleep of your life. Some Indicas put me to bed right away but this strain will keep you up for a little while. You don't get baked, just high.
I would not grow this again. I want a plant that is going to fuck me up, this didn't do it. It has an OK high if that is what you?re looking for. Good for the day time which most Indica's lack. Outside I would do it again.
- 10/10 seeds germineted
- good homogenity
- fem. seeds: 9 female, 1 hermaphrodite
- there were no problems with fertilization
I am very satisfied with the whole grow. Easy to grow, very attractive plant, big yield, nice taste, quite strong and pleasing effect.Compliments to Dutch Passion.
This was my first experience with feminized seeds, and my last. I found 2 pheno types, 1 was low potentcy and had little amounts of purple in the buds, the 2nd and only worth while pheno is fast flowering, with big airy sativa buds, no purple.
I do not recommend these seeds for any grower because they hermied on me, and some were wose than others. I found one keeper out the batch of female seeds.
It clones good and grows strong, but the potentcy is low compared to NL.
I have been growing Shaman from DP for some years now. Im always using regular seeds (I think they are better than the feminised because you can control males better than hermaphrodites). This is a mostly sativa dominant strain, very branchy in growth,very easy to grow it into a bush.
A complete dud. It was stressed during the transplant and remained a dwarf under a 600W HPS. Turned out smaller than autos. The effect is very weak.
54 lat. Planted on June 1st, harvested at the end of October. On the plus side, it doesn't get moldy at all, although it was wet and rainy from August through October, I had to all but swim to the patch with my plants:) On the downside, the yield from regular seeds is much better than from feminized ones. Mine were just over 3 feet tall. By the end of flowering the plants turned dark-purple. I was terrified when I came to harvest them, thought they had all rotted, but in fact there was no mold whatsoever. The smell reminds one of beriies. This strain is kinda weak in terms of effect but you can plant it and forget about it till harvest. To those who will buy these seeds I recommend to choose the regular version - they grow into monster 10-foot trees.
at lat. 56 it finishes by the middle of September but the effect is too weak for me
I think it's a good strain for colder northern regions. Ready by the end of September. Purple buds, the effect's not bad at all. You can medicate yourself with it in the morning...
This strain is bullshit, absolutely no effect... even after a good cure:(
Genetic background and history
The 80ies were the heyday of Skunk crossings, and also Dutch Passion's product classic Purple #1 was hybridised in this decade with an especially early flowering Skunk selection in order to increase potency, yield and aroma. The F1 result (87,5% sativa/12,5% indica) was named "Purple Skunk", ripened in the first week of October and quickly gained great popularity amongst product growers. According to Dutch Passion, only about 50% of the plants turn purple. In fact, however, I have never seen a green specimen of Shaman, and even the plants with the darkest purple colour that I have ever experienced with cannabis were Shaman plants, grown somewhere in Switzerland in 2001. This panorama garden yielded a lot of attractive fat buds which proved to be mold resistant also in the Swiss mountain altitudes where there is a higher air humidity. In 1997, Dutch Passion decided to rename the variety as "Shaman" . But does this strain really have shamanic power?
I tried to get into contact with the Shaman in 2001 via another grower who had obtained three female plants from five regular Shaman seeds. Two of them he grew in a safe product location, but one day the third lady which was cultivated in a 25 litre pot on the balcony had to disappear due to certain circumstances. So he asked me whether I would be interested in taking over this Shaman plant. I had no safe balcony or product plot, too, but decided to make an experiment, letting the Shaman finish products under a 400 W HPS lamp. This plant had been into flowering for approx. four weeks and was just about producing the first resin glands. It was 1,30 meters high and cut back several times what had resulted in a very bushy growth pattern with lots of flowering shoots. I was well aware that exposing flowering product plants to artifical light all of a sudden is fraught with risk, potentially resulting in hermaphrodism. But luckily this Shaman plant obviously didn't feel irritated, producing pure female buds. In the end, after eight weeks of flowering, they were not as dense and full as their product colleagues (of course especially in the middle and lower region of the plant, where considerably less light arrives than under natural sunlight), but still gave a nice harvest amount of 58 grams due to their large number. The buds had developed a slight purple hue also under the HPS light and were covered with solid amounts of resin, exhibiting a quite high calyx-to-leaf ratio. The smell was amazingly sweet, but could not fully transfer this sweetness to the aroma of the smoke which was rather smooth and flavoursome, also revealing a slight hint of that typical purple taste. Dutch Passion's Shaman plants have been measured at 13.7% THC, and also the high of this partly product grown Shaman plant proved to be quite strong, delivering a clear and pleasantly vitalising sativa up-high.
Source - Dutch Passion