Most cannabis plants are dependent on sunlight for flowering – a process that usually occurs during the light changes that come with autumn. This usually means that, as a grower, you have to wait for the seasons to change or stimulate the changes artificially so that your plants can enter the flowering stage.
However, autoflower strains will usually flower without these lighting changes. These plants enter the flowering stage naturally on their own and are perfect for any grower looking for a quick harvest. You will also love autoflower strains if you can only grow your crops indoors.
Sherbet Queen Auto is the progeny of Cookies Automatic and Pink Panties. As an Indica—dominant strain.
Growing up to 100cm in height, indoor plants of this strain will give you an impressive yield of 425g/m2. Outdoor growers can harvest 150g per plant from crops of a 120cm height. Generally, Sherbet Queen Auto will grow well both indoors and outdoors.
Indica-dominant White Widow is the result of crossing South Indian Indica and Brazilian Sativa strains. It is a must-have in most Amsterdam coffee shops. As a parent strain, it is responsible for impressive strains like White Rhino, White Russian, and Blue Widow.
Grown optimally, White Widow Auto will flower within 8 to 9 weeks and produce a yield of approximately 4 ounces per 3-square feet indoors.
Gorilla Glue Auto is the progeny of the award-winning GG4 strain. Generally, the strain will thrive in a wide variety of conditions, including wet and rainy regions. It is also highly resistant to mildew and mold, which makes it the perfect companion for a beginner grower.
Grown indoors, you can expect compact plants that don’t take up a lot of space and flower within 6 to 8 weeks. You will most likely harvest 5 ounces of bud per plant.
If you are not new to the world of cannabis, you have probably heard of or come across Amnesia Haze at one point or another. This popular cannabis strain is a staple of Amsterdam and a must-stock in most coffee shops across the country. It draws its genetics from a wide range of strains with Cambodian, Haze, Jamaican, Hawaiian, Afghani, and Thai lineages.
If you are low on space, then the award-winning Amnesia Haze auto is perfect for you. The plants are compact and small (26 inches) and can thrive in tiny spaces, such as planter boxes. This, however, does not affect their yielding abilities. You can harvest about 7 ounces per plant within 9 to 12 weeks.
The Girl Scout Cookies auto strain was originally bred in California and is the progeny of Durban Poison and OG Kush. This impressive genetic history makes it one of the most potent autos in today’s market. Generally, it is highly resistant to frost, pests, and mold and is great for beginner growers. It also thrives in a wide range of temperature areas and doesn’t require a lot of upkeep. Growers can expect to harvest 5 to 7 ounces of dense buds within 8 weeks.
Green Gelato Autoflower is the progeny of Cookies Auto and Green Gelato. Grown inside, you can expect a yield of 375–450g of light-green buds per m² from plants that grow to a 120cm height. Outdoor plants will grow to the same high and produce 100 to 175g/plant within 9 to 10 weeks.
AK-47 cannabis has been around since the 1990s when it was first produced in the Netherlands. It has won many awards and is popular for its impressive terpene profile. Essentially, it is a mix of an Afghanistan Indica and South American, Mexico, and Thailand Sativas, which gives it a highly varied genetic profile. It grows best when exposed to ample light or sunshine and grown in low-humidity areas.
Your AK-47 Auto will also require a lot of ventilation but will not take up a lot of space. You can expect a yield of 4 to 6 ounces per 3-square-feet within 8 weeks.
Blueberry Auto’s origins lie with DJ Short – an Oregon cannabis breeder. It has been a popular and well-sought after strain within the cannabis world for over 50 years now thanks to its hybrid genetics derived from Afghanistan Indica, Purple Thai Sativa, and Thailand Sativa landraces.
Blueberry Auto is perfect for growers with a small growing paces because the plants only grow to 32 inches. Still, if you germinate your seeds properly, you can bring in a yield of 4 to 6 ounces.
Gold Leaf Autoflower is easy to grow. Grown indoors, you can expect a yield of 4 to 6 ounces per 3-square feet providing you expose your plants to sufficient light.
Indoors, you can expect to harvest 375 to 450g/m2 within 9 to 10 weeks from 100cm-tall plants. Outdoor growers can get a yield of 90 to 175g per plant.
Whether you prefer Sativa or Indica dominant cannabis, there is an option for you on this list. These auto strains have impressive genetics, produce high yields, and don’t require any light changes to flower. Even better, they are very compact and can thrive in small indoor steps. You also don’t have to worry about quality buds!
Marcus is a relative newcomer to the cannabis world. Though it may seem that his youth wouldn’t allow for a wealth of knowledge, this is untrue. Marcus Smith has close relationships with many cannabis breeders and grow owners which have allowed him to sample the best cannabis across the US and beyond while also gaining valuable insight into how different strains grow and develop. About this Author