Eddie, the founder of The Flying Dutchmen, may have had humble beginnings, but everything changed in 1984, when he opened a wholesale genetics business, growing new hybrids for the market with his grow partner, Skunkman.
Together, Eddie and Skunkman introduced the first Skunk # 1 to the market along with a number of new strains.
In order to find a single parental stock, tens of thousands of each strain were grown in greenhouses, the best of which were selected and preserved. These best plants were inbred until the strain was considered stable or pure culture. The crosses between two stable varieties are known as F1 hybrids.