Cannabis ruderalis is no longer the ugly sister of the species. Shedding its reputation as “ditch weed”. Revealing many alluring attributes to breeders and growers. 21st-century autoflowering cannabis varieties are hybrid combinations of indica, ruderalis and sativa genetics. The game has changed and next generation autos are the reason.
Contemporary autoflowering cannabis strains are a great choice for the beginner grower and for those without the patience for photoperiod flowering times. The beauty of the modern auto is that not only are they photoperiod independent, and therefore don’t require a reduced light cycle to bloom, they are also highly potent these days.
So let’s take a closer look at our Top 10 of awesome autoflowering cannabis strains you need to grow.
Northern Lights Autoflowering is a knockout next-gen hybrid of every indica connoisseur’s favourite, the original Northern Lights and Ruderalis genetics. Lovers of old school weed and newbie’s will appreciate this strain for its easy cropping low maintenance nature and potent Couchlocking effects.
In just 9-10 weeks post germination the Northern Lights Autoflowering is ready for harvest. Indoors or Outdoors compact branchy plants approximately 1m tall are to be expected. In a warm Mediterranean climate, this strain can really produce copious quantities of dense nuggs. Perhaps up to 200g per plant. While a SOG can yield up to 500g/m². Make room in the cannabis garden for this modern classic.
Blueberry Autoflowering is a fantastically fruity strain, bursting with juicy blueberry aroma and flavour. Balcony growers and cabinet growers take note of this exceptional autoflowering hybrid. In just 9-10 weeks this baby can race from seed to harvest. Staying under 75cm tall and still producing up to 70g per plant.
By implementing a rigorous selection process. Followed by a Blueberry trait specific breeding program. The best cultivars of Blueberry and Ruderalis were combined. The result is the Blueberry Autoflowering. Quite possibly the tastiest auto with a powerful body stoned effect.
For those that still doubt the potency of modern autoflowering cannabis strains, toke the Gorilla Glue Autoflowering and feel the effects yourself. By fusing the hottest and most potent strain on the planet right now the Gorilla Glue with Ruderalis a new legend has been spawned.
In as little as 8-9 weeks total crop time super sticky 24%THC buds can be yours. The Gorilla Glue Autoflowering is a low profile high performance strain. 60-100cm plants dripping with resinous buds can be cropped successfully in a variety of substrates with a little grower TLC.
Expect a fast hitting euphoric cerebral high followed inevitably by a creeping couchlock effect. Pine and citrus scents. Gooey nuggs. A full-bodied diesel and lemon taste. And easy cropping will keep you coming back for more.
Get the most bang for your buck with the lethal Kalashnikova Autoflowering.This rapid flowering weed weapon is ready for harvest in about 9 weeks following germination. A rare crossing of the infamous AK47 and White Widow hybrid Kalashnikova together with the Green-O-Matic ensures Kalashnikova Autoflowering is packing some serious genetic firepower.
Squat under 1m tall plants with a high flower to leaf ratio should produce up to 800g/m² indoors and generally 80g+ per plant outdoors in a sunny spot. The Kalashnikova Autoflowering delivers a sedative body stoned sensation. A complex concoction of fruity, peppery, spicy scents and a rich full bodied smoke more than justifies giving these arms, err seeds a run.
Less is more. That just sounds wrong. Royal Critical Autoflowering Seeds will settle the debate by producing a scale tipping harvest in record time.If you want a fat stash of chunky buds without the wait accept no substitutes.Royal Critical Autoflowering is a high production hybrid of the European commercial growers favourite Critical and Ruderalis. Go from seed to stash in 8-9 weeks total lifecycle.
Expect 14% THC levels and generous harvests of skunky buds. Indoors bushy 60-80cm tall plants can produce in the region of 400g/m². Outdoors in southern Europe, vigorous ganja bushes 1m-1.5m in height can hit 160g+ per plant. In Spain, some growers try to squeeze two crops in during the summer.
Moby Dick XXL Autoflowering is the refined version of Moby Dick Auto. It suffices to say this is the definitive autoflowering incarnation of the leviathan. White Widow XXL Autoflowering crossed with Haze XXL Autoflowering was hardly likely to give rise to a minnow.
Moby Dick XXL Autoflowering is a space hungry autoflowering monster. Plants will typically branch profusely and most will climb well above 1m in height, especially outdoors in a hot dry climate. This sativa-dominant auto will need 11-12 weeks total crop time. Indoors 500g/m² is possible and outdoors 1.5m trees can be laden with up to 200g of bud. Exceptional head stash high in THC and low in CBD makes this connoisseur daytime smoke.
Auto Mazar is created by fusing the vintage original Mazar and a heavy duty indica-dominant autoflowering variety. Short, stocky and uncomplicated to crop this strain is a great choice for beginner growers. Also not devastatingly potent nor overwhelming with a mellow mostly physical effect.
10 weeks after sprouting the Auto Mazar is ready for the chop. 50-100g per plant is typical indoors, usually a little more outdoors. This strain is very uniform and individuals display little variation. 60-80cm tall, well branched plants, that grow like clones are to be expected.
Cream Caramel Autoflowering is a real pocket rocket autoflowering strain. By hybridising the decadently dank Cream Caramel with Ruderalis the breeders at Sweet Seeds successfully created a compact candy auto. Retaining all of the potency and sweet flavour of the original Cream Caramel and at the same time freeing her of the limits of photoperiod dependence.
Plants appear relatively pint-sized at just 50-90cm tall. But in approximately 8 weeks following germination, these autos will rapidly develop dense main colas and decent sized side branch nuggs. Indoor production can be as high as 500g/m².
Outdoors up to 100g per plant can be achieved in a good summer throughout Europe. THC of 18%+ makes this some of the fastest top-shelf heavy indica on the market. Cream Caramel Auto is ideally suited to micro growers and connoisseurs.
What could be a more wonderful introduction to gourmet genetics and growing marijuana than the White Widow Autoflowering? This 14%THC hybrid of Dutch Coffeeshop legend White Widow and Ruderalis is just what the novice cultivator is looking for.
Indoors or outdoors within 10-11 weeks total crop time she is ready for harvest. Yields of up to 450g/m² of frosty buds are to be expected indoors from short 40-80cm plants. Outdoors White Widow Autoflowering is pretty stealthy too. Staying about 1m or less in height. In optimal warm, dry conditions 200g per bushy plant is achievable. The high is a less intense body stoned. Plus the flavour is more citrus fresh than the harsher original White Widow.
Chunky tropical pineapple buds that taste as good as they look are no longer the exclusive private stash of master growers. A sweet fruity gift to the cannabis community is the Pineapple Express Autoflowering. A sweet fruity cannabis cocktail of Pineapple Chunk and a Super Auto specimen. Yields are tasty too. Indoors up to 600g/m². Outdoors 60-100g is the average across sunny southern climates.
Buds are tight and long-running dense colas are to be expected from 1m plants indoors or in full sun in the great outdoors. Zesty pineapple fragrances underscored by earthy notes will perfume the air. Just a few tokes of this pleasant stress relieving strain with the unique pineapple flavour will make you a habitual rider of the Pineapple Express Autoflowering.