- Some of Dinafem Seeds’ cannabis strains have marked a before and an after in the history of this seedbank. Characteristic marijuana varieties that have positioned Dinafem Seeds at the centre of the worldwide cannabis scene.
- Moby Dick, Critical + 2.0, Purple Afghan Kush, or any of the XXL Autoflowerings are Dinafem Seeds’ hallmarks and have become a must for many growers around the globe.
- Let’s have a look at the origins and qualities of these cannabis strains from Dinafem Seeds that have already made history.
If we asked growers about Dinafem Seeds' most well-known cannabis strains, the ones that would come up most often would probably be Moby Dick or Critical + 2.0. That's because several of our varieties stand out especially from the rest: some due to their titanic yields; others because of their unmistakable scent; and others for their unique effect. Let's see why these 5 Dinafem seeds have made history.
Critical + 2.0
This strain is the hardy version of the legendary Critical +. In fact, she's born from the cross of two super resistant Critical + phenotypes. An Indica-dominant, moisture-resistant plant that produces heavy yields and delivers unmistakable aromas and effects due to her high pinene levels. Not only is pinene the terpene responsible for her exceptional scent but also for the muscle relaxation that she produces. This active principle of cannabis also showcases anti-inflammatory and antidepressant properties; hence why the use of Critical + 2.0 is synonymous with mental and physical relaxation.
Critical + 2.0 is really easy to grow, which translates into a higher chance of crop success than with other cannabis varieties. She flowers in 50 days, which makes her a precious strain for those who grow outdoors in relatively cold or rainy climate locations. She loves light: the more light her flowers get exposed to (be it sunlight or lamp light), the larger and more compact these flowers will become, thus producing a greater number of trichomes. However, she can equally develop her full potential in less sunny climates.
For many growers, the name of Dinafem Seeds means Moby Dick. Her almost grotesque yielding capacity, her mind-blowing effect, and her huge dimensions, that are more in keeping with a whale than a cannabis plant, turn this King Kush strain into a cannabis Olympic goddess. Not for nothing is she the most award-winning strain from Dinafem Seeds. Without a shadow of a doubt those who grow her once will definitely try her again.
Moby Dick is not the quickest: like any good old Sativa-leaning plant, she needs around 70 days before flowering. She stretches considerably both sideways and upwards, which requires a specially generous feeding regime so she can reach her full potential. Moby Dick is a large-scale monster: she can reach up to 3 metres in height when grown outdoors, delivering yields of up to 1 kg. Not only does she stand out for her size, her effects are gigantic too. This is one of the reasons why she's the favourite of many users: growing Moby Dick means getting humongous THC levels.
White Widow XXL Auto
White Widow XXL Auto is one of those strains created to break down a cannabis stigma. Like all other XXL autoflowerings, she appeared on the cannabis scene to prove that the yield of autoflowering strains was not as poor as people thought. The autoflowering strains released by Dinafem Seeds back in 2014 already showed that the seeds with Ruderalis genes were not either small or flavourless; and the XXL varieties arrived to prove that they could be great yielders too. One of the biggest stars of that time was White Widow XXL Auto: a strain that kept the quality of many feminised strains and gave an autoflowering twist to the strain that became the queen of all Dutch coffee shops back in the '90s.
Nowadays growers have full trust in the auto strains, but when White Widow XXL Auto appeared on the cannabis market back in 2015, things were very different. Hence the reason why she became famous so quickly and so deservedly. The team at Dinafem Seeds has always believed in the power of the autoflowerings, and that's why we have invested a lot of resources in stabilising and improving the autoflowering varieties until turning them into truly worthy strains. White Widow XXL Auto is the result of the cross between a feminised and an autoflowering White Widow. She's quicker than the feminised version and flowers regardless of the photoperiod that she's exposed to, whilst still producing great yields. This added to the fact that she keeps White Widow's aroma intensity and the potent sedative effect of the original strain, have turned her into a cult autoflowering.
A pure CBD strain with no psychoactive effects seemed a difficult task and an unappealing product when Dinamed CBD was released back in 2017. Dinafem's team of breeders worked hard for several years to produce a high-cannabidiol strain that had hardly any traces of THC, with therapeutic users in mind. The medical properties of cannabidiol were increasingly being recognised, but there were not many strains capable of reproducing them. That's why the arrival of Dinamed CBD, a strain with CBD levels over 12% and THC levels below 0.5%, caused quite a stir.
The great success of this strain came from the fact that she produced really flavoursome cannabis but without getting high. Nowadays we're already used to this, but Dinamed CBD was the first to break the ice. And in addition to her cannabinoid profile, Dinamed CBD is a cannabis plant with extraordinary beauty and outstanding vigour.
Purple Afghan Kush
This strain is famous for being the prettiest lady at Dinafem Seeds. It is true that her beauty is mesmerising. Her morphology is typically Indica: her wide leaves curl up from the buds, as if they were caressing the flowers they're covering; her low leaves stay dark green during the flowering, whereas the top ones acquire purple, almost black hues, that make her look surprisingly mysterious and elegant. Nowadays the enigmatic Purple Afghan Kush is still on the podium not only for her beauty but also for her unique freshly cut pineapple aroma and her relaxing effect.
However, when she was born there was something else about her that made her different from the rest. Most commercialised cannabis seeds in Europe came from the Netherlands, but Purple Afghan Kush was North American. Whilst most European seedbanks were focusing on the Haze strains, Dinafem took a leap of faith and included the American flavours in their catalogue. Nowadays the Californian cultivars are abundant, but back then things were quite different. That's why this Bubba Kush-derived Indica caused such a stir and has remained the favourite strain amongst many growers.