Autoflowering cannabis switch from a vegetative stage to a flowering stage based on age rather than the ratio of light-dark hours they get. Autoflowering seeds are hybrids of cannabis Sativa or Indica with cannabis Ruderalis, which is a type of cannabis plant native to Central, Eastern Europe and Russia. Cannabis Ruderalis is lower in THC than cannabis Sativa or Indica. However, they are high in CBD which makes them a good variety for CBD users.
The first autoflowering cannabis had low THC levels, and therefore, they weren’t very popular. The flowers of the Cannabis Ruderalis autoflower regardless of the hours of light it gets (approximately within 2-3 weeks).
In order to get higher THC levels, cannabis Ruderalis is crossed with cannabis sativa. From this cross, we get a plant that autoflowers and that at the same time has higher THC levels than a standard cannabis Ruderalis plant.
New autoflowering strains have as much THC content as THC-rich cannabis Sativa and Indica strains. Autoflowering cannabis seeds have become very popular because of their ability to flower without depending on darkness. For instance, New autoflowering strains can reach up to 27% of THC.
Let’s see below 10 of the most popular autoflowering cannabis strains.
10. Green Gelato Automatic
This strain was developed by Royal Queen Seeds. Green Gelato Automatic is very rich in THC with levels going up to 24%. This strain is a cross between Green Gelato and Cookies Auto. Green Gelato Automatic is an autoflowering cannabis strain with 55% Sativa, 40% Indica and 5% Ruderalis.
9. Hulklberry Automatic
Hulkberry is high in THC (21%). It is 65% Sativa, 30% Indica and 5% Ruderalis. This strain is high in the terpenes limonene, linalool, and myrcene.
8. Cream Caramel Autoflowering
This strain is relatively high in THC with 18% levels of this psychoactive cannabinoid. In addition, Cream Caramel autoflowering has 1.6% of CBD. This strain is a cross between Cream Caramel with cannabis Ruderalis. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene.
7. Pineapple Express Autoflowering
An Indica dominant strain (70%), Pineapple Express Autoflowering has moderate THC levels, and it has a zesty pineapple smell. It is obtained by crossing cannabis Ruderalis with Pineapple Chunk. Pineapple Chunk is, in turn, a cross between Skunk #1 and Pineapple. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene.
6. White Widow Automatic
This strain has moderate THC levels (14%) and it is obtained by crossing the legendary White Widow with cannabis Ruderalis.
5. Royal Haze Automatic
This hybrid strain has a 15% THC content and after germination, you will need just 10 to 12 weeks to harvest the buds. This strain is 50% Sativa, 20% Indica and 30% Ruderalis. This strain is ideal for cannabis users who prefer a strain that don’t offer a strong euphoric high.
4. Haze Berry Automatic
This cannabis strain is originally from Afghanistan. Its THC content is not very high (approximately 13%) and therefore it is ideal if you are looking for a moderate high experience. The autoflower strain will need just 10-11 weeks and then it will be ready to harvest. This strain is 5% Ruderalis.
3. Auto Mazar
This is an Indica dominant strain and a cross between the original Mazar and an autoflowering-dominant Indica strain. This strain is ideal for beginner growers. You can expect a distinct aroma and its main terpenes are caryophyllene, myrcene and linalool.
2. Fat Banana Automatic
Fat Banana is a cannabis strain with very high THC concentrations (25% THC). Some Fat Banana strains reach up to 27% of THC. This cannabis strain is 65% Sativa and 35% Indica. Fat Banana is a hybrid of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel.
Fat Banana Automatic is obtained by crossing Fat Banana with Cookies Auto. This strain will be ready for harvesting in 7-8 weeks.
1. Quick One
This strain is not very high in THC (13% THC). It is usually ready for harvest in 8 weeks. It is a cross between Lowryder 1 and Old School Indica. It has a earthy citrus and fruity flavor.