The Flying Dutchmen store opened their doors in 1998, and have been retailing top quality cannabis genetics ever since.
Before opening a retail outlet, Eddie (the founder of TFD) had been working behind the scenes with this beautiful plant for many years. What started 35 years ago as research for personal knowledge blossomed into a professional, genetics wholesale business by 1984. Eddie worked directly with the Skunkman who had come over from the States, bringing with him many landrace and pure breeding strains, including the very first Skunk#1. Together they introduced many new hybrids during the early 80’s. In order to find exceptional parental stock, tens of thousands of each strain were grown out in greenhouses, the best were selected and maintained. These best plants were inbred until the strain was considered stable or pure breeding.
Crosses between two stable varieties are known as F1 hybrids. Most of their stock consisted of F1 hybrids with some notable exceptions. The Original Skunk#1 (a.k.a The Pure) and the Original Haze are stable true breeding hybrids, Pineapple Punch (The Real McCoy x Skunk#1) is a F1 hybrid backcrossed with its father. All their strains are organically grown under exacting conditions to ensure genetic uniformity.
Germination tests are carried out every three months to ensure a germination rate of 90%-100%. Yields are subject to the conditions under which their products are grown. The Flying Dutchmen genetic library gained the high level of protection and maintenance ensuring its preservation and propagation in the future.