Autoflowers are also perfect for beginner growers due to their less demanding harvest cycle. Regular strains need constant monitoring and adjusting of the lighting to ensure the plants get their full 12 hours. If you get this wrong, it can lead a plant going back to a vegetative phase which means a ruined plant. Autoflowers mean no worrying about constant lighting. Plus, they grow faster, for those of us who are impatient!
Due to their genetic composition, Autoflowering plants are usually smaller than other regular seed cannabis plants. When you compare an Autoflower grow to photoperiod feminised cannabis plants, they’re better at surviving pests and mould.
Autoflower cannabis seeds are a Seedsman speciality. In fact, we were the first seed bank in the world to sell Autoflower cannabis seeds.
An Autoflower does not rely on the same amount of light to reach flowering. This means that you can stagger your outdoor grows to harvest multiple times a year.
Additionally, the smaller size of the plants suits a grower who has limited toom. And they’re easier to look after. An Autoflower cannabis plant hardly grows over four foot tall, which makes the harvesters job of caring, trimming and training an easier task throughout each stage of the grow cycle.
Autoflowering cannabis seeds are seeds that automatically shift from vegetative growth to flowering stages with age rather than the systematic ratio of light exposure. Most ‘autos’ will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks from seed.
Here at Seedsman, we have an extensive library of autoflowering seeds for our customers to choose from, including collections from established breeders Sweet Seeds, Dinafem Seeds, Royal Queen Seeds, and Flash exclusively produce autoflowering seeds.
This essential characteristic evolved as a necessity for survival in the harsh, inhospitable areas of central Russia where Cannabis Ruderalis, the original autoflowering strain that bred this almost magical ability, originated. Lacking the longer, warmer summers of the Indian continent or the tropical and equatorial zones where (respectively) Indica and Sativa evolved, their relative did not have the luxury of being able to wait for the change in light cycles that signal the beginning of summer to start flowering – the weather would become cold enough to kill the plants before pollination and seeding could take place. Instead, it had to begin flowering as soon as it was old enough in order to have enough time to complete the reproductive cycle and make new seeds. Breeders immediately saw the advantage of this for other strains, and began breeding seeds with this ability to ‘auto flower’.
Yield factors for autoflowering seed strains
Grown outside, automatic seeds can produce two or more crops in the course of a normal summer. Under lights, ‘autos’ can go from seedling to fully mature plant in as little as 10 weeks. As an added bonus, most are also very hardy and resistant to fungal infections, mould, pests and even frost, due to their extremely robust, northern Eurasian genetic lineage – the Ruderalis – that evolved the ability to flower at will in order to survive. Seeds that automatically flower can be grown indoors, out of doors or in a greenhouse. In addition, all seeds in this category are feminized and from a wide range of genetics, offering different kinds of flavour, aroma and effect.
Ideal for beginners
How is cannabis able to flower automatically?
Autoflowering seeds, on the other hand, are able to complete their life cycle regardless of how long the days are, although at least eighteen hours of light will give the best results. Unlike regular seeds, ‘auto’ seeds grow crops that do not need to undergo the usual cycle of 12 hours of light alternating with 12 hours of darkness in order to bloom successfully, whether they are indica, sativa or hybrid. They seem virtually immune to light pollution, tolerating irregular and unpredictable periods of light and darkness with impunity. Outdoor gardeners with short summers can wait until the warmest weeks to cultivate their automatic cannabis seed crop, safe in the knowledge that most of these hours will fuel the flower production, not the vegetation, period.
Higher THC levels
Premium marijuana products can be derived from just about any kind of seed, but genuine American auto seeds can set you up for a quick and successful grow with minimal reasons to struggle. Regular ‘photoperiod’ strains of cannabis will basically grow in the vegetative phase if there is more than 12 hours of light provided consecutively. Once the light cycle has shortened to 12 hours or less, the plant will begin to flower. As long as you avoid pollination, flowers will get bigger, denser, and stickier with high resin being developed, all in the pursuit of attracting some male pollen to produce seeds – and such is the cycle of life!
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Modern Day Cannabis Breeders
Because there are already more high THC and high CBD auto flowering strains becoming available, there is good reason to believe that fairly soon almost any strain you can find will also be available in an autoflowering seed form. Growers will not always prefer to grow auto seeds, sometimes because of old school mentality and other times because of accessibility issues. Thankfully, our discrete system of shopping and shipping will enable USA growers to buy auto flower seeds online and have them ready to germinate in as little as 2 weeks’ time! Autoflower seed banks haven’t seen service like this before!
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