Holland’s Hope is a famous strain grown in Holland since the early eighties. A product of White Label Seed Company (Sensi Seeds’ breeding partner), the name Holland’s Hope was created to emphasize the strain’s power to withstand uncertain weather changes. It is a genetic cross of Afghanistan (Indica) and Skunk (Sativa). It emits an earthy fragrance with hints of lemon.
The big and beautiful buds are colored with shades of light green covered in dark red hair and a coating of thick trichomes. It gained popularity when I bagged 1st place in the Copa del Mar Argentina (Category Hash) in 2013.
Flavor and Effects of Holland’s Hope
Holland’s Hope is a delectable taste of sweet and sour and leaves a peppery aftertaste.
Great for nighttime consumption, Holland’s Hope induces euphoria, happiness, sociability, and giggles. A heaviness sets in and leaves you in mind-body relaxation. You will be in a blissful state without worries. Highly sedative, you will have an urge to sleep. As you wake up, you will also feel hungry.
Medical Benefits of Holland’s Hope
Therapeutically speaking, Holland’s Hope is greatly beneficial to those people who have cancer, chronic pain, cramps, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, loss of appetite, multiple sclerosis, PMS, and stress. It acts as a healing analgesic, anxiolytic, appetite booster, anti-depressant, and relaxant.
Negative Effects of Holland’s Hope.
Two of the common cannabis-induced dehydration side effects are dry, itchy eyes, and dry mouth. To lessen the reactions, downing on a few glasses of water than the usual will be helpful. To soothe those red eyes, use a good eye moisturizer.
You may complain of headaches or dizziness, accompanied by anxiety. This is called greening out. This is due to the irresponsible use of the strain. It is best to go slow with the doses and toke in moderation.
Growing Holland’s Hope
Holland’s Hope is a resilient plant. It can withstand cold climates and is resistant to molds. Thus, novice growers can enjoy the advantages it gives. It thrives indoors and outdoors. It loves a warm environment but can also survive a damp one.
The plant grows tall up to 6 ½ feet. You have to top it early to keep it short. You can try to use soil or hydroponics as a medium. Hydroponics shortens the flowering stage and increases yields. While soil improves the terpene profile of the strain, leading to better flavors and aroma. You can also combine the Screen of Green training for both mediums.
Indoors, flowers are ready for harvest at about 7 to 8 weeks. Most growers opt to delay it for a week to allow further development of the stems. Once it matures, the harvest will yield 18 ounces of fresh buds per square meter. Outdoors, Holland’s Hope starts flowering in September. Excited growers can expect to pick 22 ounces of bountiful buds each plant during harvest.