Autoflowering: brief history, characteristics, which to choose and why
Autoflowering plants are relatively new to the cannabis landscape. The father of all autoflowering plants is Joint Doctor's, a Canadian breeder who a few years ago produced the first plant and put the first regular Low Ryder seeds on the market. Few of us remember the story because at the time there were only a few dozen of us in Italy dealing with this work. From an article reported by soft secret of that year, it was we at Dois who strongly requested the importation from our trusted distributor. We were therefore the first retailer in Italy to have an autoflowering plant in the catalogue. 10 regular seeds were sold for €45. The rest is today's history and the rapid evolution of an announced success.
In short, the autoflowering plants resulting from crossing with the Ruderalis strain are timed plants, they do not follow the photoperiod and after a very short growth phase (from 10 to 20 days depending on the genetics) they begin flowering. They therefore seem to be the answer to everything, but this is not really the case.
Due to its characteristics, an Autoflowering plant requires more careful care and ideal conditions compared to a classic photoperiodic one so as not to irremediably compromise the result.
In fact, the lack of a real growth phase makes it impossible to recover from stress and problems, resulting in the flowering of a plant that is substantially too small and poorly structured to be able to produce a product of adequate quality and quantity.
Although autoflowering plants can be cultivated 12 months a year, it is preferable to ensure that the climate and lighting conditions are within acceptable parameters. Too cold or excessive heat are in any case enemies of these plants.
We always recommend extreme care when using these genetics because they are very sensitive to stress and delicate. To obtain good results it is essential to take all possible care and try to have ideal conditions.
Autoflowering plants have a total lifespan that varies from 45 days up to 80 days, measurements and production are closely related to this. Generally speaking, the growth phase takes 2/3 weeks and is the most important phase for this type of plant.
Among the proposals on the market we have made a selection of the best:
Pandora Auto 65 days Average height Production 90-120g/plant THC 15/19%
Green poison XL Auto 60/70 days Height 80/125cm Production 60-250g/plant THC 15/20%
Northern Light Automatic 45/50 days Height 90/120cm Production 100g/plant THC 16%
Super Skunk Automatic 50/55 days Height 80cm Production 40-80g/plant Medium high THC
All information contained is for informational and educational purposes only. We urge all users not to make any practical use of this information in connection with cannabis seeds. In fact, let us remember that:
In Italy the cultivation of cannabis seeds is prohibited (Art. 28 and 73 of Presidential Decree 309/90) if you do not have a specific authorization (Art. 17 Presidential Decree 309/90)
Therefore, cannabis seeds may be used exclusively for collecting purposes and for genetic preservation and are marketed with the reservation that they are not used by third parties in conflict with the law. Cannabis seeds are excluded from Presidential Decree 309/90, which means that they are not to be considered narcotic substances (L. 412 of 1974, Art. 1, Paragraph 1, Letter B; New York single convention on narcotics of 1961 and table 1 Ministry of Health decree 11 April 2006).April 2006).