What Are Autoflowering Seeds?
Autoflowering Cannabis seeds are the latest development in Cannabis genetics, and, unlike both Regular and Feminized Cannabis seeds, flower and grow simultaneously, regardless of the number of hours of darkness they receive.
Once germinated, both Regular and Feminized Cannabis seeds have two distinctive phases; Vegetative, where the plant grows, and Flowering, when then buds form. To induce the flowering stage, both regular and feminized Cannabis seeds have to have 12 uninterrupted hours of total darkness. Most Cannabis seeds will require between 8 – 10 weeks of flowering to completely bud and mature.
In comparison, Autoflowering seeds do not need 12 hours of darkness to induce flowering. Once germinated and into the seedling stage, approximately the third set of leaves, which are usually the first set of true leaves, Autoflowering Cannabis plants will grow and flower at the same time.
Although the seedling will only be a few centimeters tall at this stage, it will already show signs of pre-flowering. Over the next 8 – 10 weeks on average, these plants will become fully grown, displaying a harvest of quality Cannabis and Marijuana very similar in aroma, flavour and potency to their regular and feminized counter-parts.
There are several advantages with Autoflowering seeds, the primary being the ease with which they grow. With only an average of 8 weeks between seedling and harvest, there is very little time for too many mistakes. Novice growers are almost guaranteed a good harvest simply by planting them into a good potting medium and ensuring they have adequate nutrients and plenty of light for their needs.
Autoflowering Cannabis plants are usually smaller than feminized varieties, as the lack of true vegetative time prevents them from becoming too tall and bushy. This makes them an ideal choice for baloney’s and secluded areas where they can be easily disguised and hidden.
Outdoor growers can enjoy several crops a year from a small area without the worry of light penetration, or number of hours of darkness. Where once it was impossible to flower Cannabis plants outdoors, when the days are at there longest, Autoflowering seeds make it now possible, as the more daylight hours they receive, the bigger and larger the mature plant and buds will be.
Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds – Brief History
Ruderalis is a wild form of Cannabis with low THC levels, but does contain an autoflowering gene that allows it to flower, even with minimal hours of darkness. It was the selection of one of these Ruderalis plants that began the Autoflowering Cannabis seed collections we see today.
The selected strain was called William’s Wonder and although much smaller, lower yielding and less potent than the Autoflowering seeds now available, William’s Wonder genetics are responsible for many of the strains now available. One of the first commercial strains to incorporate autoflowering genetics was the Joint Doctors’ Lowryder, and these Autoflowering seeds are still available today.
Over the last 20 years, demand for Autoflowering seeds has increased substantially, better varieties, juicy tastes and spicy aromas, bigger yields and greater potency have all helped establish Autoflowering seeds within the Cannabis growing community.
Buying Autoflowering Seeds
Autoflowering seeds have now become so popular that you can now buy almost any feminized Cannabis seed in autoflowering form. All the most popular strains, such as AK 47, Amnesia Haze, Blueberry and many more are available and each Autoflowering seed supplied through our link with I Love Growing Marijuana is guaranteed to be delivered to you, germinate, and grow, into a fully-blooming female Cannabis plant.
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