Snow Bud has a unique smell and taste. In general it is a more spicy, skunky, earthy scent with a spicy, piney, sometimes sweet taste. The aroma is best described as pungent and skunky, with earthy and spicy notes. It is a well-known and classic aroma, simple but very seductive!
When it comes to the taste, this one is mainly spicy. Sometimes with both sweet and bitter notes. Many smokers have a smooth smoking experience that is not at all heavy on the throat. True connoisseurs can even taste notes of cinnamon, honey and other spices!
Snow Bud is a very tough and robust outdoor plant. Her Sativa dominant genetics ensure that she can cope well with a humid climate, while on the other hand her Indica genes ensure good resistance to the cold.
Together this makes for a potent robust cannabis plant that is perfectly suited for growing in mountainous areas. There are very few varieties on the market that can really handle the changeable conditions in the mountains.
Despite these very challenging conditions, this strain still manages to provide every grower with a generous outdoor harvest.
Snow Bud is Dutch Passions' second High Altitude strain for mountainous regions. This robust and durable cannabis strain was developed in the mountains over several generations. Snow Bud is a hybrid created by crossing an Afghan Indica with a South African Sativa.
Using these old-school landrace genetics, a new hybrid has emerged that is highly resistant to a wide variety of climatic conditions. As with their Pamir Gold, Snow Bud's selection work was done in the Swiss Alps. This has ensured that this strain has learned to adapt perfectly to the usually colder conditions that apply in the mountains.
It is a Sativa dominant hybrid with about 60-75% Sativa genetics and only 25-40% Indica genetics. The name Snow Bud refers to the large amount of white stamen pistils in the buds as well as the thick layer of trichomes that can be found on the buds.
Snow Bud is easy to grow and suitable even for beginners who have never grown a plant before. She is particularly forgiving and has a high tolerance for beginner mistakes with e.g. the correct nutrient dosage, watering and climate. Her robustness allows anyone to successfully finish Snow Bud, even in the most challenging conditions!
Snow Bud is very robust and has good resistance to mold, mildew and bud rot. It is also a perfect outdoor plant for the guerrilla grower, both in high altitude areas and at sea level. The yield of this strain is above average and she produces plants averaging around 2 meters tall.
Snow Bud is a hybrid cannabis plant and only available as feminised cannabis seeds. It has been specially developed for outdoor cultivation, but can also be grown indoors under artificial light.
Although she feels most comfortable outside where she comes into her own, she can also be grown indoors in a hydro system or in a semi-hydro system such as Autopot. Indoors, she also does well under LED lighting and organic food. She can also be grown in greenhouses, making this strain a real 'all-rounder'.
It is a beautiful plant to look at, the appearance and structure tends most towards a Sativa. However, the fast flowering time and resistance to cold comes from her Afghan Indica genetics. She is a strong grower with long branches and a leaf structure that is quite Sativa dominant.
Expect large slender leaves with an average of 11 thin fingers, sometimes 13. The buds also grow long and are full of white flower hairs. These flowers can 'foxtail' and have a very favourable flower-to-leaf ratio. The tops seem to be snow covered with beautiful white crystals.
Snow Bud usually grows with a dominant and large main bud surrounded by many small side buds. When grown naturally without the use of any growing techniques, she can exhibit a Christmas tree structure with long and full side branches.
You can top or 'fim' her to limit her height. She does very well as an open ground variety but can also be grown in pots. The internode distance of Snow Bud is average, there are small spaces between most of the buds that prevent them from growing together as a solid mass. This ensures that she is less susceptible to mold and bud rot.
Snow Bud is ideal for use during the day or early evening. It is a subtle high that is potent enough to put you in a relaxed yet energetic state of mind. There really isn't a time when the high might feel too intense or overwhelming.
However, that does not mean that this cannot happen. If you have a low tolerance or consume large doses, other effects can of course occur. All in all, a lovely Sativa high that will put you in a relaxed state.
Snow Bud has a flowering time of approximately 8 weeks. Outdoors, the flowering period lasts until the end of September/early October. In greenhouses, she needs an average of 8 weeks to be ready for harvest.
There are sometimes slightly faster flowering phenotypes that take around 7 weeks. But there are also plants that will take around 9 weeks, especially when it is very cold.
Snow Bud has an average flowering time for a hybrid. Fortunately, most phenotypes are ready a lot faster than typical Sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis seeds. This makes her especially suitable for outdoor cultivation in mountainous areas.
An open bud structure combined with a fast flowering time and good resistance to cold has made these genetics particularly popular with growers living in the mountains.
Snow Bud grows to an average height of around 1.5-2 meters, usually with large and slender Sativa leaves. During the growth phase she has a more hybrid character but during the flowering phase you will see that her structure as well as the buds show mainly Sativa characteristics.
Indoor yields of Snow Bud are a bit lower than most strains, averaging around 350-400g/m2. In ideal conditions, she can yield up to around 450g/m2.
She is most at ease outdoors, allowing good yields of several hundred grams per plant, even in the most severe climatic conditions in remote, mountainous areas. This is also an ideal strain for guerrilla growers.
Snow Bud is very robust and will reward you with a generous harvest at all times. If you provide veg growth via an early indoor start, she can grow up to around 2.5-3 meters outdoors.
Snow Bud is a strain that grows practically on her own, especially when grown outdoors. She can be grown in almost any type of climate. Preferably give her a sunny spot to get the highest possible yield. If you have chosen her as a guerrilla plant, we recommend preparing the soil well, preferably adding organic nutrients to the soil.
This ensures that the plant has everything it needs to grow well and make itself even more resistant to the elements. You can also scrog her for indoor cultivation if you work with few plants per m2. Then give her a slightly longer pre-growth period because she can sometimes be rather slow to get out of the starting blocks.
She can also be grown in a SOG for a high yield, cut out the bottom 2-4 branches in time so that she mainly focuses on a big sturdy main bud. Look at the trichomes with a microscope to choose the right time for harvest.