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So you’re still here and you’re considering growing cannabis, good for you! Growing your own marijuana is a great hobby, lots of fun, and when you’re done, you have weed! But first you need seeds and you might be wondering what kind of cannabis seeds to buy. Well if you’re new to growing marijuana, you might want to consider an autoflowering cannabis strain. What is autoflowering cannabis? Glad you asked! I’ll give you the info you need and recommend a few of my favorite autoflowering cannabis seed strains. Read on!
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Quick Look at the Best AutoFlowering Cannabis Seed Strains
Mi5 Autoflowering regular seeds (Shortstuff Seeds)
This one is great for indoor and outdoor growing. Mi5 grows larger than many other autoflowering cannabis strains and delivers high yields.
Russian Rocket Fuel Autoflowering Regular Seeds (Shortstuff Seeds)
This cannabis strain touts an exotic buzz that starts heady and settles into the body. This one also produces wonderfully resined compact buds with yields right up there with some regular seed strains.
Sugar Mango Ryder Autoflowering feminized (World of Seeds)
You may notice that this one is and autoflowering feminized strain (more on that below). This one is perfect if you’re lacking patience as it’s ready for harvest in as few as fifty days. Plus it tastes like Mangos!
Note: My picks for the best seeds are based on customer reviews, talks with growers, and personal preference.
What’s are Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds?
If you already know the difference between autoflower and photoperiod cannabis seeds, you can skip this and check out my recommendations below. If you’re interested in regular seeds, check out some additional recommendations here. However, if autoflowering cannabis is a new term for you, fear not, it’s not that complicated.
Regular – meaning non-autoflowering – cannabis seeds will produce buds in response to a change in the light cycle. Typically, this means that when a grower is ready for their marijuana plants to flower, they switch their twenty-four hour light cycle from eighteen hours of light and six hours of dark (18-6) to twelve hours of light and twelve hours of darkness (12-12). This change in light duration signals the cannabis plant to start making buds since the waning light makes it “thinks” winter is coming.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds do not produce buds in response to a change in the photo-period they’re exposed to, they just do it when they’re ready so there’s no need to mess with your grow lights. Autoflowering seeds are sourced by crossing a strain with a subspecies of Cannabis called ruderalis. This wild form of cannabis is a natural autoflowering variety, and while not great for smoking, the crossbreeding results in a plant that produces quality flowers automatically. A major advantage to autoflowering seeds is that they will enter flowering quicker than cannabis grown from “regular seeds.” The drawback to these is that you’ll get a slightly smaller harvest since these plants tend to be smaller than marijuana grown from regular seeds. These seeds also tend to be a bit more expensive than regular seeds but that’s the price you pay for convenience.
So, are you ready to check out the details of some of the best autoflowering cannabis seeds available? Awesome, let’s go!
Influenced by and reworked with White Widow and AK-47 genetics, Jet 47 has even more crystal resin glands than before. Add in a little Lowryder #2 and you have the autoflowering Jet 47. This strain is ready for harvest in less than 80 days and is a great choice for the home grower who wants a quick turnaround.
<br> The result of a cross between automatic NYC Diesel and a heavy Indica, Russian Rocket has hints of fruit and offers an exotic psychotropic effect. The compact buds continue to build in mass though flowering and produce a lot of resin. This strain starts its effects with a head high before transitioning into a potent body buzz. Russian Rocket Fuel automatic will bud in just over two months and it's tall for an autoflowering strain and touts potency and yields on par with traditional photo-period strains.
I saved this one for last because while it’s autoflowering, there’s a key difference here. This strain is autoflowering but also feminized. What does that mean? It means that you're virtually guaranteed to sprout only female cannabis plants, which is good since if you know growing, you know that males are no good for producing quality buds and need to be removed and destroyed as soon as they're identified. So as you can see, there's a great advantage to these cannabis seeds.
This autoflowering feminized Sugar Mango Ryder is one such strain. This mostly Indica strain is the result of a cross between Brazilian Santa Maria and C. ruderalis. Flowering in as few as fifty days, this strain has a fruity flavor and smell with hints of mango. This one also scores points for higher yields than your traditional autoflowering cannabis.
So there you have it! Some of the best autoflowering cannabis seed strains for your grow. If you think automatic seeds are for you, let us know how your plants turn out. Better yet, join our network and post your pics for everyone to enjoy. See you there!
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About the Author
Chris DeWildt is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Western Kentucky University. He worked in education and publishing for ten years before joining the team at Growers Network. In addition to editing the GN blog, Chris also works on the Canna Cribs series.