Photoperiod strains can have a lot more variation in yields than auto-flowering plants. This is due to the fact that photoperiod growers have a lot more control over the size and shape of the plant, which in turn has a huge effect on yields.
When purchasing auto seeds, good breeders will be able to tell you how long the strain will take until harvest. It’s important to note that most strain breeders will tend to provide the shortest time frame they can, and many autos will produce better yields and higher potency if left for a week or two (sometimes even three) longer than recommended.
The pics show the plant just before harvest on Day 62. (it probably could of went 2 more days but too late now). It was untrained. I wanted to see how she grew naturally in the bucket to see how I would need to adjust for the next grow. I was going to dry the bud in the spacebucket about there was just way too much to fit all the bud in the bucket with good ventilation and space.
When growing photoperiod strains outdoors…
The flower of the so-called automatic flowering cannabis varieties (or Automatics) depends on the age of the plant rather than the photoperiod. Automatic varieties get this properties usually from a certain amount of Ruderalis in the pedigree. In SeedFinders database of all automatic flowering cannabis strains you can find the right one for you, based on breeder- or user opinions! The strains are sorted alphabetically – but you also can filter the results and sort the table by clicking on the headers. For a more detailed search please use our extended search options!
Check out the best autoflowering strains to cultivate in 2021 below.
Autoflowering cannabis strains are renowned for their resilience, speed, and overall ease. These traits make them ideal for beginners, experienced growers seeking an easy stash, and those seeking to optimise turnover.
After establishing your favourite autoflowering cannabis strains, you’ve mastered cultivating them over several growing seasons. Do you feel like it’s time for something new? If so, check out our best autoflowering cultivars of 2021. These new-school genetics offer huge levels of THC, branch-bending yields, and mouth-watering terpene profiles.
ROYAL GORILLA AUTOMATIC
Not long ago, some growers would turn up their noses at those who chose to grow autoflowers. The reason behind this is that early autos simply couldn’t match the yield, potency, and flavour of photoperiodic strains. Today, no one would dare say anything bad about Royal Gorilla Automatic, a dank auto that is more than deserving of the spotlight. This uber-potent lady from the US West Coast is a cross of Royal Gorilla, Royal Cookies, and ruderalis. She has been finely tuned for exceptional performance, beastly potency, and top resin production. Not to mention, she delivers up to 400g/m² of dense bud indoors—all within a short 8–10 weeks from seed.
Autoflowering cultivars are predisposed to flower based on age, as opposed to a change in the light cycle. Most varieties surge from seed to harvest in 8–10 weeks and reach a small to medium height that makes them easy to manage and conceal.
Many growers previously associated autos with low-grade weed, and viewed their speed as a trade-off for potency. However, innovative breeders have created a new wave of strains that boast rapid flowering times alongside THC and CBD levels—not to mention flavours—that rival many photoperiod strains.
Royal Gorilla Automatic boasts an impressive 20% THC, so she can deliver a real knockout punch. She starts you out with a happy, heady euphoria that makes way for an incredibly relaxing couch-lock. Smoke (or vape) the girl, and you will taste Diesel flavours with citrus, pine, and fruity notes.