Cannabis is an incredibly versatile plant. You can use the plant in the form of hemp for fiber, the seeds for different omega oils, the buds for THC recreational/medicinal use, and CBD to help you sleep.
But what are autoflower cannabis seeds? How does an autoflower marijuana seed help me? We will answer these questions and more in this post, as well as where to find the best autoflowering seeds in South Africa.
What are Autoflower Seeds?
Cannabis plants normally need a change of season, or hours exposed to direct UV light in order to change from vegetative growth to flowering stage.
A cannabis strain that is not an auto flower does not have the gene that allows the plant to flower depending on its age, the plant usually relies on the change of season to flower.
However, with cannabis autoflowering seeds, the change from growth to flower happens when the cannabis strain reaches a certain age. This can be anything between 10 weeks and 100 days depending on the genetics of your autoflowering marijuana seeds. This gives you a greater opportunity to have multiple harvests throughout the year.
The reason why this change in flowering behavior happens with autoflower cannabis is due to the cross-breeding of the traditional cannabis plant with the sub cannabis strain Ruderalis. Origin Russia but that can be debated. Ruderalis evolved to endure harsh environmental conditions and still be able to flower.
Super Autoflower and Autoflower: What is the Difference?
We have discussed the origin of auto flower cannabis, now let’s see what super auto cannabis seeds are all about.
Basically, the breeders have started to breed the original cannabis strain back into the autoflower cross. This makes the Rudirallis gene less predominant in the plant. Meaning the plant will have a higher THC value than the normal autoflower. Helping provide higher yields from the strain and keeping the autoflower properties from the Ruderallis gene.
Our 5 Best Auto Flower Strains & Where To Find Them In South Africa
In South Africa we have some really great cannabis seed banks, allowing us to get the best genetics in the southern hemisphere. You could opt for regular photoperiod seeds, but in this list we are focusing on the best autoflowering strains available.
Tip: Before planting your valuable seeds, make sure to check out how to grow cannabis first.
1. Amnesia Haze Autoflower
- Indoor flowering period: 7 – 8 weeks
- Indoor yield: 400 g/m2
- Outdoor yield: 60-200 g/plant
- THC: 18%
- CBD: 0.1%
Amnesia haze is a lovely Sativa strain that was placed first in the Cannabis cup 2004 and 2012. This strain can grow up to heights of 80cm – 150cm. With a typical flowering period after 80 days you will be left with generous yields. Reports of up to 150g and above in ideal growing conditions, of high-quality haze buds, that will leave you in a haze if you get what I mean.Check Price
2. Pineapple Express Seeds Autoflower
- Yield: Indoors: 400-600 g/m2 & Outdoors: 50-300 g/plant
- Indoor flowering period: 9 weeks
- THC: Very High
- CBD: 0.9%
Now, this strain is a common name passed around the smoking circle. Tropical hard-hitting fruit punch. With growth between 90cm – 140cm. Reaching maturity in just 9 weeks after germination. Indoor growers will harvest around +/- 400 – 600 gr/m2. Pineapple express is a hybrid strain giving you the best qualities from the Sativa and Indica genes.Check Price
3. Durban Poison Autoflower
- Yield: of 450 g/m²
- flowering period: 8-9 weeks
- CBD: 0.1% – 1.0%
Originating here in sunny South Africa on the East coast, Durban poison is a world-renowned Cannabis strain. Now cross-breeding these genetics with Ruderalis we have Durban poison Auto flower.
This strain is Sativa dominant and will flower between 8 – 9 weeks. You can expect to yield 450g/m2 of cannabis. Durban poison is a tall plant, and easy to grow. This Cannabis strain will give you an uplifting, energetic, and happy high. With a very distinct sweet, fruity pine terpene profile.Check Price
4. White Widow Autoflower
White Widow Autoflower is a big hitter when it comes to cannabis. This strain has been a winner of the cannabis cup since 1995. Being an Indica dominant hybrid, White Widow will leave you with a euphoric high, a light cerebral effect verging on psychedelic.
- Flowering period: 11 – 12 weeks
- Yield: 350 – 450 g/m2
- THC: 14% – 18%
- CBD: 0.1% – 1.0%
5. Blue Cheese Autoflower
- Flowering period: 9 – 10 Weeks
- Yield: 200 – 300 g/m2
- THC: 14% – 18%
- CBD: 0.1% – 1.0%
Blue Cheese auto flower is predominantly an Indica strain. This strain is a crossbreed with Cheese and Blueberry with high levels of THC. This girl might catch you by surprise, she is a top dog when it comes to Indica strain. Blue cheese auto has great medicinal value helping users tackle pain, cramps and help them to relax especially if you want to calm everything down before you go to bed.
Blue Cheese Auto has a relatively easy growth difficulty rating. You will taste a mixture of rich cheese mixed with a sweet blueberry fruitiness. Apart from the medicinal value of this strain, you will also get a happy, relaxed, and euphoric feeling.Check Price
Our Final Thoughts on Autoflower In South Africa
Now you know where to get the best auto flower seeds in SA, and the beauty of how the autoflower cannabis seeds work.
We think it is great that you can have a cannabis plant growing and know that in the next 8-10 weeks you will be ready to harvest. This is the advantage of growing with autoflower cannabis strains.
We wish you all the luck with your autoflower cannabis crop and hope that your autoflower seeds produce the harvest we all dream of.