More compact than our other choices, Orange Bud grows very well outdoors and will benefit from the Sea of Green (SOG) growing method due to its short stature.
Large, trichome-covered buds are marked by orange hair and a delicious, fruity scent that will make you excited for harvest!
The total grow time listed is not a typo; blazing from germination to harvest in only 49 days, Speed+ Auto grows at a remarkably fast rate.
Keep in mind one drawback is that AK47 is not a predictable yielder; final harvest is heavily dependent upon environmental factors too.
Let’s take a quick look at the top 10 early-finishing outdoor strains:
Like all strains it prefers as much strong sunlight as possible, however this is a strain that is known to grow well in cooler zones.
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As we have seen, it is a perfect cannabis strain for guerrilla growing – also for ecological crops – since it needs much less water than other varieties, which is a true virtue.
Early Maroc and Orange Candy grown under a near streetlight
On the other hand, Early Maroc cuttings root easily and very fast.
Growing Early Maroc outdoors under a streetlight
In order to have a fast and early harvest, Philosopher Seeds recommends germinating the seeds as soon as the outdoor climatic conditions are optimal, right after the last frosts of the season. You can read our post about germinating marijuana seeds for further information on this subject. In Catalonia (North-East of the Peninsula) we usually germinate Early Maroc seeds by early-mid April.
Early Maroc grown indoors
Early Maroc outdoors
Keeping a mother plant of Early Maroc is difficult since, as we already mentioned before, it tends to start flowering even under an 18/6 photoperiod. It is also a difficult plant to feed when grown in small pots, since it does not tolerate well nutrient excesses or deficiencies, so it needs a special and accurate feeding schedule.
Critical, which also made it into our Top 5 Strains For Colder Climates, is a vigorous and rapid-flowering indica that deserves to be featured in every cannabis ranking that exists. However, crossing Critical with the notorious OG Kush took potency to a whole new level.
When selecting a cannabis strain to grow outdoors, speed shouldn’t be the only concern. It’s also important for plants to be productive, to have a good aroma, and to induce a pleasant effect once smoked.
Its remarkably short flowering time of only 6–7 weeks makes it a good strain in regions where the weather can get ugly early in fall. However, grow it in July and August, and this will provide a sufficient window for Honey Cream to receive a lot of sunlight so she can bulk up. This way, you can harvest good amounts of sweet, potent buds in September.
Growing cannabis outdoors is extremely rewarding, if mostly for the large yields and low cost of operation. Many of Royal Queen Seeds’ varieties take very well to the outdoors, thriving under the natural sunlight. That said, when it comes to outdoor growing, the strain you choose can make all the difference between success or failure. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 outdoor strains—cultivars that are ready to harvest by late September.
With the selections on this list, you can avoid unnecessary trouble with rain and frost in October and November. While other growers are busy inspecting their developing buds for mould, you’ll be drying and curing your harvest and filling up your jars. If you missed out on our top 5 strains for colder and warmer climates, feel free to give those a look as well!
Do you plan to grow outdoors this year? Take a look at our top 5 outdoor cannabis strains to grow in 2020. Get ready for fast growth and large yields!
Now that we know what makes a good strain to grow outdoors, it’s time to look at some recommended cultivars. Here are 5 of the best early-finishing outdoor strains to grow in 2020: