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Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat, also known as Dutch Crunch or Dutch Treat Haze, is a hybrid strain created by crossing Northern Lights, a classic indica, with Haze, one of the world’s most popular strains.

Leaning heavily in favor of indica, Dutch Treat is 80% Cannabis indica and 20% Cannabis sativa, with high THC content of between 18% and 25%. This well-balanced strain produces mildly-stimulating euphoric effects, making it a popular strain for gentle socializing and relaxation. Due to its effects, Dutch Treat is often labeled a “sativa,” but this is not the case.

Though its name suggests European origins, the original Dutch Treat is said to have been developed by Jordan of the Islands, a breeder from Vancouver Island in British Columbia who is famous for creating the legendary God Bud strain.

Dutch Treat’s notable energizing, sociable effects have made it a popular choice in Amsterdam coffee houses. It is a sought-after strain in Europe, Canada, and the United States, with its popularity often attributed to it being a particularly well-balanced indica-dominant strain.

Though high levels of indica can be associated with sedation, this variety won’t have you sinking into the couch. Instead, users have reported that this strain actually feels more like an even balance between indica and sativa, making it perfect for fighting fatigue and instilling a euphoric mood. Dutch Treat is generally considered versatile — a good option for nighttime socializing, introspection, and relaxation.

An award-winning hybrid, Dutch Treat dominated the indica category at the 2012 Southern California Cannabis Cup and is frequently used in cross-breeding to develop new strains.

Dense, sticky buds are characteristic of this strain, as are bright orange hairs and a thick fuzz of trichomes. Flavor-wise, it is predominantly sweet and fruity but with additional herbal notes of pine and eucalyptus.

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Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa


  • Sweet
  • Pine
  • Woody


  • Sweet
  • Herbal


Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in cannabis and many other plants. They are responsible for marijuana’s intense and variable flavors. In addition to being responsible for aroma and taste, terpenes play a role in the psychological and physiological effects of cannabis.

  • Limonene

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Terpinolene

  • Ocimene



Dutch Treats has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Euphoria
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Talkative

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Paranoia
  • Dry Mouth

Dutch Treat marijuana has been reported to provide a number of positive and negative effects in the body.

Medical Applications

Due to its uplifting and relaxing properties and high concentrations of THC, Dutch Treat has been effective in treating several physical and mental health conditions.
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THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
  • Brain & Nervous System

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Skeletal
  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular



Although it is an indica-dominant cultivar, the appearance and structure of a Dutch Treat plant are said to better resemble a typical sativa, with wispy leaves that are fairly sparse in arrangement. Dutch Treat thrives best in an indoor hydroponic system, though it is an adaptable strain that can be grown outdoors. If grown outdoors, growers should anticipate lower yields and avoid significant temperature fluctuations. Warmth is crucial to a successful harvest of Dutch Treat, so living in a stable, warm, dry climate is essential in attempting to grow this strain outdoors. Dutch Treat is highly resistant to disease and is a good choice for beginner gardeners.

Growers should ensure the lower half of their Dutch Treat plants are well-trimmed. Dutch Treat plants tend to be quite bushy, and careful pruning will increase growth at the colas (bud sites).

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Dutch Treat plants are short and stout, with an average height of 30 inches.

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Humidity and Temperature

For best results when growing Dutch Treat, temperatures should be between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit (20-26 degrees Celsius)., High airflow and low humidity should be maintained to ensure quality buds.

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The average flowering time for Dutch Treat is six to eight weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dutch Treat good for?

Dutch Treat is considered a strain that can boost the user’s mood and help alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety and assist with managing pain.

Is Dutch Treat Strain an indica or a sativa?

The main difference between sativa and indica strains is that sativa plants produce more energizing effects, whereas indica plants help with relaxation. However, although widely used, the terms “indica” and “sativa” are fairly unhelpful when it comes to determining the chemical composition (i.e., the cannabinoids and terpenes) of a particular varietal. Some indicas have more uplifting effects, and there are sativas with more sedative ones.

Hybrids are cannabis plants that combine indicas and sativas; Dutch Treat is an indica-dominant hybrid with well-balanced effects that combine energy and relaxation.

How does Dutch Treat make you feel?

The effects of Dutch Treat are generally gently stimulating, with early effects often described as uplifting and cerebral, tapering into a more relaxed experience. Some users have described bursts of creativity and sociability when using Dutch Treat. However, these experiences vary based on an individual’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

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