If you’re using commercial cannabis nutrients, give only ½ or ¼ of the recommended dose to your autoflowers. When using commercial potting mixes that are pre-fertilised, you will likely not need to feed until your autoflowers start to bloom, at about week 3 or 4.
In contrast, autoflowering strains flower based on age, independent of light hours, which means they are non-photoperiod strains. Autoflowers have several noteworthy characteristics:
Made from select Kush varieties from Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Purple family of cannabis features plants with a gorgeous appearance. Purple Queen Auto is an automatic variant of Purple Queen, and Purplematic CBD has 17% CBD and only trace amounts of THC for a clean and clear high.
Optimal temperature and humidity for growing autoflowers
The famous Haze family of strains provides a cerebral buzz that makes it top for daytime smoking. RQS has autoflowering variants of the classic Hazes, including Amnesia Haze and an autoflowering Jack Herer called Royal Jack Auto. Royal Haze Auto is a cross between Amnesia Haze, Skunk, and ruderalis.
Renowned for their sweet berry notes is the famous “Blue” family of cannabis. Originally from the US West Coast, Blueberry has been infused into two popular RQS offerings: Haze Berry Auto combines Haze Berry and Blueberry Auto, while Bluematic is the automatic variant of the original Blueberry.
Keep your grow room’s temp at a moderate 21°C (room temperature) for healthy growth. Colder temperatures or excessive heat can lead to growing problems. For best results, grow in an environment where you can maintain full control. Use heating and/or cooling if necessary.
But autoflowers have come a long way since then. Modern autoflowers rival feminized photoperiod strains (and some even surpass them) in terms of potency, yield, and aroma. Yet, they still provide the same great benefits as mentioned above, along with having a reputation for being particularly stable and sturdy.
Thanks to her short flowering time and short stature, Fat Banana Automatic is super easy to grow. She takes just 9–10 weeks to go from seed to harvest and reaches a height of just 100–120cm. Despite its size, this strain is still able to produce heavy harvests of up to 450g/m² indoors and 175g/plant outdoors.
Although some growers might have the patience and resources to see a photoperiod sativa through to harvest, others grow under more restrictions. For these people, they will be pleased to realise that Amnesia Haze Automatic explodes from seed to harvest in as little as 10 weeks!
Besides its uplifting high, Hulkberry Automatic also boasts exceptional aromas and flavours. On the nose, this strain smells of fresh, sweet strawberries reminiscent of Strawberry Diesel. When smoked or vaped, however, Hulkberry Automatic is spicy and earthy, with unique woody undertones. This strain is particularly high in the terpenes limonene, linalool, and myrcene.
Fat Banana Automatic
If you grow indoors, you can expect your plants to reach a height of 100cm and produce a yield of around 350–400g/m². If you live in a warm and sunny climate and decide to plant your green babies outdoors, you can expect them to reach a height of 120cm and kick out a yield of approximately 180g/plant when dried.
And now, thanks to our new line of genetics, autoflowering strains can finally stand up to their photoperiod competitors in terms of potency. The strains listed below are capable of producing up to 24% THC!
This strain will bring on a wave of happy feelings, with a head high that gives way to couch-lock. This sensational journey also comes with a rich array of flavours. The diesel edge to this plant’s aroma is complemented by traces of pine, citrus, and forest fruits. Royal Gorilla Automatic has to be among the most satisfying of our autoflowering cultivars.
While skewing mostly toward indica, there will also be a cerebral head high to look forward to. Plus, it will be ready for plucking only 8–10 weeks after germination. This strain is also adaptable to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. The resulting bud won’t disappoint with its THC content of over 20%.