Despite the fact that the global trend to decriminalize and legalize cannabis can be traced very definitely, in many countries this hobby and medical marijuana doctors in oklahoma is still, to put it mildly, not welcomed. Even where cannabis cultivation is not criminally liable, the prospect of dealing with law enforcement or explaining oneself to an “outraged public” seems little appealing.
Marijuana with unusual, atypical cannabis leaves significantly reduces the likelihood of casual curious bystanders interfering with the carefully planned process of outdoorsy cannabis grovelling. Frisian Duck cannabis, at first glance, bears little resemblance to the familiar bushes, and in the growing stage ceases to look like cannabis at all.
The mutation with webbed leaves resembling duck’s or goose’s feet first appeared in Australia. Luckily, the mutant plant caught the eye of the right person (presumably Wally Duck), and he appreciated the prospects for developing such a variety, especially for hidden outdoors grovelling. Originally the marijuana was called Ducksfoot (or Duck’s Foot), but this was only the very beginning on the way to the now famous, and actively gaining popularity, Frisian Duck.
The mutation affected a recessive gene, which means that plants with regular leaves were more likely to grow from seed. The phenotype with duck-foot-shaped leaves (if you can call it that, for example, the lower spoonbills the size of a dinner plate) could only be guaranteed by cloning. It took several years of painstaking work to stabilize the variety, but, in the end, a positive result was achieved. Even now, though, not 100% of the plants show the mutation.
The emergence of the Frisian Duck
All this time Ducksfoot remained an exotic variety from far away Australia, with which few connoisseurs and experimenters were familiar. The phenotypes of plants obtained from the same batch of seeds could be totally different from each other, and growers taking on this variety deliberately took on the risk of not getting the desired Ducksfoot in the end. But then the breeders from Dutch Passion stepped in.
Dutch geneticists have crossed a carefully selected Ducksfoot with the famous Frisian Dew, winner and prize-winner of many cannabis contests and festivals. Cross-breeding over several generations of hybrids, they finally achieved the amazing result that the resulting strain has leaves which are shaped like something between a maple and a plum (only more elongated) but with nothing in common with the familiar seven-fingered cannabis leaves.
Among other things, some plants inherit the purple color of the inflorescences and upper leaves, characteristic of one of the Frisian Dew phenotypes. Dutch Passion themselves say that creating this variety was one of the most challenging and interesting tasks of their career.
The two phenotypes of Frisian Duck
As a result of the geneticists’ efforts to stabilize the variety, the percentage of plants growing with webbed leaves has increased significantly, although occasional bushes with the usual seven-fingered foliage do occur. But this is the exception rather than the rule. Two phenotypes of Duck have also been inherited from Frisian Dew: one with purple inflorescences and upper leaves, the other completely green.
According to growers’ observations, the purple plants (the main phenotype advertised by the producer), are slightly smaller in height and mature faster. The all-green Frisian Duck stretches a half-meter to a meter taller and takes a little longer to mature. By all accounts, there is little difference between the two types of marijuana in consumer properties (except, of course, color).
That’s how the growers define the main purpose of the unusual variety: low-growing in urban environments. During the growing stage Frisian Duck does not give any indication that it belongs to the Cannabis genus. Cannabis can be planted on the loggia, in the front garden or in the backyard. It will camouflage itself among similar looking plants, of which there are many in the Midlands and more southern areas.
Once the atypical plant begins to flower, the connection with marijuana becomes more prominent. The buds are quite ordinary, so you can’t fool the connoisseur! In addition, the characteristic smell of cannabis appears on the flower, along with the beginning of resin production. Don’t count on the fact that when you look closely at the plant, especially at a stage close to maturity, an expert will not determine that this is exactly cannabis.
Nevertheless, if other precautions are taken, the chances of being spotted in your agronomic endeavor with this variety are much lower. When planting, do not forget the high growth of Frisian Duck – in the open ground it is quite realistic to get a bush two or three meters high. For masking, it is better to use the same tall plants.
No special requirements for growing conditions of the variety with unusual leaves: created mainly for outdoors cultivation, it is content with what is available, not capricious and unpretentious. Of course regular feeding and watering will always be good for the harvest, but don’t just leave it to chance.
The effect and taste of Frisian Duck
Despite its exotic appearance, Frisian Duck shows quite a conservative character when consumed. This balanced hybrid successfully combines the qualities of Indica and Sativa, produces a mildly relaxing effect, yet does not deprive mobility and retains the necessary minimum of potency. It feels 50/50 Sativa and Indica, with euphoria, uplifting and meditative relaxation all present.
The taste of Frisian Duck is mixed, consisting of many flavors and nuances. Most noticeable are pine, earthy and berry notes. All together they create a unique forest aroma.