Frisian Duck Strain

From the landrace marijuana strains, breeders have created different hybrids. In fact, there are thousands of them already. But even after seeing hundreds, one that stood out is the Frisian Duck. Sure, it comes with its set of traits that users have come to love. But more than that, it is how it looks that makes it unique.

One of the oldest and most reputable breeders in the industry is Dutch Passion. Among their most revered creations is the Frisian Dew. It is a durable marijuana plant that thrives well in cooler climates and comes with purple or green hues. Furthermore, this balanced cannabis delivers an intense cerebral high that induces euphoria.

Using it to cross with another strain called Ducksfoot, the breeder created an oddity. That is because of the strange shape of the leaves that resemble a webbed duck foot. In essence, Frisian Duck inherited its looks from this strain and its colors from Dutch Dew.

In creating a new strain, most breeders focus on the traits. But the elite ones also consider other aspects. In the case of Frisian Duck, Dutch Passion wanted a strain that thrives very well outdoor. After several generations, the finally succeeded.

As a result, we now have an odd-looking cannabis that gives incredible mental effects.

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    Information about Frisian Duck:

    ORIGINFrisian Dew and Duckfoot
    EFFECTSHappy – 10
    Uplifted – 9
    Euphoric – 9
    Relaxed – 7
    Sleepy – 6
    Dry eyes – 1
    FRAGRANCESweet, earthy, pine, citrus
    FLAVORSSweet, woody, pine, citrus
    MEDICALLack of appetite – 10
    Stress – 9
    Eye pressure – 6
    Fatigue – 2
    Headaches – 2
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September to early October
    PLANT HEIGHT5 feet indoor, 8-1/2 feet outdoor
    THC CONTENT %14% to 17%
    INDICA / SATIVA %50%/50%
    INDOOR YIELD12 to 14 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATESunny climate
    GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEResistant to mold and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Like Dutch Dew, Frisian Duck is a perfect balance of both Sativa and Indica. Most regular users of cannabis should find this strain gentle enough. But keep in mind that it is more potent rather than weak. Still, it is one of the strains that beginners can start with.

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    Almost as soon as a couple of tokes, users start to feel clear headed. It is also followed by an uplifting sensation that makes them feel happy. As its effects continue to manifest itself, some may find themselves feeling euphoric. Unlike many others, it does not cause an overwhelming effect that leaves one heavily stoned. In fact, the mild surge of energy further helps in completing tasks.

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    As the Indica side of the strain works itself down to the body, it helps loosen the muscles. At this point, the physical body effects blend with the cerebral head high. Because of that, users feel relaxed.

    Frisian Duck is a very nice strain to use at any time of the day or evening. So as long as people remember to use it within limits, it can enhance the things they need to do. During lazy days, it also allows users to chill. In general, this hybrid is a feel-good strain.


    It has leaves that look like duck foot, but it does not smell like one. Rather, Frisian Duck emits a sweet odor with hints of pine and citrus that is reminiscent of being in an open field.


    Frisian Duck has soothing effects, and its taste is similar in some ways. While its scent carries over, it does have a more distinct woody aftertaste. Overall, users describe its smoke as being smooth and its taste as delicious.

    Adverse Reaction

    Most strains come with a few adverse effects, and Frisian Duck is no different. For instance, it is common for people to experience dry mouth and eyes with the use of marijuana. If they occur, the symptoms are usually mild. It only worsens due to overindulgence.

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    Also, most strains also come with other unwanted effects such as feeling more anxious or paranoid, dizziness and having headaches. So far, that does not seem to be the case for this hybrid.


    We cannot verify it, but some sources are claiming that the Frisian Duck can have as high as 5% CBD. For cannabis, most do not reach 1%, so that is quite high. However, it is likely not enough to be of benefit to patients with seizures or epilepsy.

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    One thing that Frisian Duck is useful at is in making users feel hungry. Having said that, some people have trouble eating and could use a boost in their appetite. This strain can do that. Because of its incredible uplifting trait that makes people not only feel happy but also euphoric, it is also excellent in wiping out stress.


    If there is a reason for the fuss behind choosing a strain that has odd-shaped leaves, one is privacy. Because it does not emit a pungent odor nor does it look like marijuana, most people will not recognize it. Having said that, it is one of the rare strains that growers can cultivate outdoor in areas where it may be a concern.

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    It is also not a hard marijuana plant to tender to because of its tolerance for little mistakes. For beginners, this is an ideal plant to start with and being resistant to molds and mildew makes it so much easier.

    One thing to remember is that outdoor, it grows up to almost 9 feet. As such, it may be visible from the street. While it is unremarkable during the vegetative phase, it can be a cause for concern once it starts to flower.

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      Flowering Time


      Frisian Duck has a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks. Although it is better grown outdoor, it does well enough indoor to produce around 12 to 14 ounces of buds.


      During the last week of September to the first week of October, Frisian Duck should enter its flowering phase. Once it is ready for harvest, each plant can produce 16 or more ounces of buds.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Frisian Duck? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


      Robert Bergman

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        5 comments on “Frisian Duck Strain”

        1. Growing it right now outdoors ….however if it doesn’t enter flower stage till late September or early October I’m screwed….unless that is the finish time….not sure.

        2. Hi Dave, thanks for reaching out!
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        3. 9 feet! More like 3 feet on the Canadian side. I had some issues with dried leaves however the plant did bud with georgeous purple colors. Outside growth. Beautiful plant.

        4. My name is Dee this is my first time grow and it seems I have a ducks foot plant…I started her nside under heat light I am asking for help bec I dont know when to put her putside can she withstand rain weather?

        5. Experimented with a 10 pack of feminised frisian duck last year and improved knowledge for this year. Every day’s a school day!
          I put two outdoors in April with only a handful of slow release nutrients and hoped for the best. Put two in a glass greenhouse and used scrog to keep them low and the the other six went in a huge polytunnel. The outdoor two did fairly well. I had to visit the site a few times and tie them down onto stakes in the ground as otherwise they would have got too tall. Yielded approx 6oz per plant of wispy bud when dry. The two in the glass greenhouse did much better with the opportunity to train them after fimming and produced fatter buds yielding approx 10oz per plant dry weight. The polytunnel was a disaster due to mould, as is wasn’t properly vented. I lost pounds of a whole variety of strains {AK47, Amnesia and Hollands Hope plus some of my own cross bred mongrels). But the hero of the day was the Frisian Ducks as they survived. Even though they were surrounded by rotting, moldy bud leaf and stem from all the other plants, they thrived. They were 5 foot before flowering and with a bit of tying down they were still 8 foot at crop time. Their leaves were actually touching the Hollands Hope leaves that were dying an early death from mould and yet magically no mould transferred to the Duck. Yield was still less per plant than the glass greenhouse two at approx 7oz per plant but the resistance to mould factor was a big plus for a Mancunian stealth farmer.
          So what lessons did I learn about the duck? Well, enough has already been written on it’s camouflage/stealth/scent/high etc. So, what I learned was the best ways to get the most out of this strain in rainy, north west England:-
          1. Outdoors
          a} Never rely on slow release fertiliser {it releases the nutes after rainfall. One heavy prolonged downpour and too many nutes are released and the tips of leaves get burnt. But no rain for too long and you’ve got to visit to water anyway so might as well deliver nutes. This year, as we had a heatwave, I’ve been delivering nutes and water in frozen plastic containers from boxes of wine and its worked a treat. Just drop them off at the site, piss on them for a bit of extra N and walk away.
          b] April is way too early to plant out as they get way too big and the yield isn’t that much more than a June planting.
          c] Dig a bigger hole and add natural nutes. This year, ironically, I’ve added dried duck shit!
          d] The duck likes to be tied down and needs to be, due to the parachute leaves in high winds, plus it helps create more bud sites. I know it’s not always possible outdoors on a stealth job but if you can bang in a few bamboo canes and create a frame to tie down to then the duck will reward you with multiple bud sites.
          2. In the greenhouse {this year – Sea of Green}
          a} Raised three decent frisian duck mothers in Feb/March and started cloning 30 in May and 30 in June. Spread the clones out at 1 square foot per plant in the greenhouse and started forcing in mid/late June with black bin liners. Stopped forcing end of July after six weeks of bagging up at 5.30pm and un-bagging around 10.30pm so they were out for dawn. The ducks continued to flower and did not go back to veg even though it was light for 15 hours at end of July.
          b] So far, Aug 25th, I’ve got 30 at 18 inch cola’s and 30 at 12 to 15 inch. Don’t know if the shorter ones will catch up but I’m already thinking that they should all have been cloned in May.
          c} I learned that big pots and Scrog is hard to force so this year they’re all in 4 x 7 inch rose pots with a 4 inch pipe cut slotted in the top giving them 11 inch of depth. 3 or 4 can easily fit in a bin bag for forcing or transporting.
          c} The mix is 50% decent soil, 10% perlite, 10% vermiculite, 30% Coir. This makes the pots light and easier to handle when forcing and moving.
          d] So far I’ve used a cheap { £7} slow dripper system fed from a plastic bucket high up in an adjacent shed. The nutes were PlantGro for veg and Samurai for bloom with plenty of seaweed extract and Nitrozyme in each weekly feed
          e] Yield is still to be seen but so far I think I’m looking at least 3/4 oz per plant so a much better yield than last year in the same space