Taiga #2 (Dutch Passion)
This auto can be grown both indoors and out. It has a large main cola and shorter side branches. It is not finicky, very trouble-free and high-yielding. The smell is very strong. The plants love lots of sunshine and 20/4 light cycle when grown indoors.
A powerful, though not a knock-out effect, it is long-lasting, creative, social. It can be as strong as that of many photoperiod strains. The comedown is sleepy.
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Taiga #2 builds on the success and reputation of our original Taiga AutoFem. Taiga#2 still uses Dutch Passion Power Plant genetics in an AutoFem form. She grows with very solid compact buds and creates a lot of resin, some growers claim that Taiga is Dutch Passion’s most potent AutoFem and she delivers a very powerful and long-lasting stone that is great for creativity and growers looking for a high quality experience with reliably good yields.
Taiga#2 grows a dominant main bloom surrounded by a ring of shorter, but equally solid colas. She develops quickly and is an easy plant to care for; robust and satisfying to grow. She normally stays below 100cm and numerous growers report crops of 100g+ per plant. A very easy-growing and reliable AutoFem with a particularly good reputation for the strength of cannabis it produces.
Earlier this year I decided to have a go at a new project of growing my own. Having no idea about what was required,I popped his seed and instantly regreted it. Not because of any fault of the seed but because it was mid march and the weather was pants. Having no room inside I was left with no option other than out into my tiny greenhouse. I left it out there and at some points the temps dropped as low as 2degrees. YES 2 DEGREES! Expecting it to die or at best go hermie, as the weather improved it went from strength to strength. When it decided to flower (mid June) I waited with baited breath. A word of caution on this, this strain does smell quite strong so if its stealth your after beware. (My neighbour commented that some lowlife was growing weed!) After what seemed an eternity, it was finally ready. When smoked it was a good daytime smoke. Quite social and beautiful aroma. Although not the biggest yield I would surely grow it again it's well worth it!
wow, what a surprise this was. I grew Taiga over autumn 2012, It coped very well with high loft temperatures at the end of summer and it also coped well with cooler temperatures later. One word of caution, this really does stink. It is up there with White Widow in terms of penetrating aroma. In the same grow I also had Think Different and by comparison Think Different has a really mild smell until the last stages. Taiga yielded well. It was ready to chop down at 9 weeks but I let it go to 10 weeks for extra couchlock. It is a really smooth high, no initial paranoia at all. Maybe it has high CBD? But it was a strong smoke that lasts all night, very pleasant yet not at all weak. Smoke too much and you will want to lay down and sleep! The aroma and taste are complicated. Quite unlike other stuff I have smoked, it is a pleasant taste yet seems to have its own unique earthy flavours without the usual spicy, pine flavours I often get. it is really resinous and sticky. Very easy to grow and I would say easy for a beginner too. For me this is just as good as any traditional variety I have grown, just as strong. Yes, I am impressed with this one.
Taiga is classic mid 90's style weed. High spirited sociable and full of giggles. The taste is spicy, fizzy and classically skunky. An absolute pleasure to smoke with solid buds and lovely purple blushes to the buds. High is strong and very much a fun party high. I find it makes my mouth numb too! The FX wear off into a deep sleepy feeling after about 3 hours.
... 2 seeds, germinated the usual way. both sprouted but one stopped developing on day 2 and died in another week. the other one is now outdoors, height - 10 cm, the main cola is 2 cm long. I am also growing in the same soil mix and in the same conditions 3 other seeds that I received as a bonus... these plants grow wonderfully and one of them is flowering now outdoors.
Grow Report #1
The words come from Hazy:
This grow was my first attempt with LED, (HydroGrowLed Sol-9 450w with 50w chipsets). Plants were germinated in ‘root riots’ and grown in15L pots with Plagron Light compost with BioBizz Nutrients Fish-Mix & Bloom. Light was on 20/4 (20 hours light, followed by 4 hours darkness). The strains were Dutch Passion AutoWhite Widow, AutoXtreme & Taiga#2.
After the success of the first grow (Blue AutoMazar) using the ‘garden cane technique’, I was eager to try it again. I attach three garden canes to a square 15L pot with cable ties. There are 2 plants in each container, and they are trained along the canes horizontally in opposite directions. The main stem of each plant is tied down to the middle cane and the side branches are tied down by use of the two outside canes.
The principal is to maximise the growth of blooms on lower branches, by aggressively tying down the stem horizontally. This will force on the side branching on the lower 3 nodes of the plant. When the side branches grow they are tied to the outside canes, but it's very important to tie them after the first node on each side branch.
The tops of the side branches are then held down to allow the two branches at the first node of the side branch to develop, these are allowed to grow upwards at the same rate as the top of the branch, in effect giving you three colas on each side branch.
This allows for many more blooms to develop than normal, and these are true full size colas. A couple of the largest blooms were from the very first nodes on the first side branch. The even canopy that is created allows much better use of the available light.
I do a fair amount of defoliating this helps with light penetration. And if any branches stretch too far these can easily be super-cropped, to help maintain the overall canopy height.
The plants all responded well to the training, The pot with the 2xTaiga#2 really produced an abundance of heavy resinous blooms, this is in my opinion is one of Dutch Passion's finest AutoFems for flavour and stone, a very pleasant high followed by a very nice body stone, but for me it's all about the flavour with Taiga#2, dankly sweet with a great after taste. This is one every grower should try at least once, and it's a very easy plant to care for, needing no special attention.
The total yield for the grow was 487g from just five plants, each one averaging out at just under 100g, or roughly 200g per 15L pot. I was also very impressed with the LED, the difference in growth in the early stages of the grow is something else, everything seems to happen at once, side branches come quick and fast and the colour and general health of the plants was a thing to behold.
All strains in my opinion are easy to grow, so would suit novices and pro’s alike. And the cane technique just helps to enhance the yield of already high yielding plants. Training like this is a bit of work in the early stages, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
Grow Report #2
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.
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.
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. The Taiga buds really smelled similar to Dutch Passion’s Power Plant, carrying a certain frankincense note, combined with more sweetness than Power Plant though. Smoking Taiga proved to be a real pleasure to Hi-Five, it delivered a high with a good deal of stonedness, providing a pleasant cozy body feeling and emotional warmth, combined with enough sativa energy to remain active, brought in by Power Plant. The high was surprisingly strong and long-lasting, the taste just like the buds smelled – sweet, mild and with a hint of frankincense.
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.