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10 Facts About Autoflowers


Ready to learn more about the revolutionary development of the cannabis industry? Autoflowering strains are making a name for themselves at an amazing rate and are becoming the first choice for most marijuana growers.
Today we want to move on to some fun facts about autoflowers which you may not be aware of yet. As they continue to grow in popularity, we hope this helps you discover the desire to grow them yourself.

What are autoflowering cannabis strains?

So what does autoflowering mean and what exactly are these strains? Well, these strains are the product of years of conscious breeding without any genetic modification. Autoflowering means that the strain automatically goes from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage.
The strains are a ruderalis subspecies combined with a mix of sativa or indica. Ruderalis is not such a common strain in the industry due to its low yielding properties.

However, with careful cultivation, the successful production of autoflowering cannabis has proven that these strains have a lot to offer us. There are a plethora of strains high in THC, CBD, and even those with a pleasant balance of both.

10 facts about autoflowers

Thinking of starting your autoflower growing journey? We want to make the decision easier for you. You may already know some of these facts, but together they can help you on your way to harvest. Let’s dive into the funniest facts about autoflowering cannabis strains.

1. Autoflowering Strains Make Growing Easier

If you are new to growing, these strains are recommended for beginners. So many experienced growers claim that autoflowering strains are their first choice due to their simplicity and overall faster production.

Strains like these don’t require a lot of maintenance, making them a great option for those looking to learn or who want heavy harvests. They are also resilient and able to withstand discordant conditions, such as temperature changes and/or pests.

2. Fast results mean more to harvest

With an above average production rate, you can begin to see why autoflowers tend to be more desirable than other strains. In just ten short weeks, these strains can grow from seed to harvest-ready flower. Some say that with the right climates they have been able to harvest up to 5 times a year.

Some of you may be skeptical about the yields of each crop. It is true that these strains may not produce as much as a normal strain. However, When you think about longevity in the overall process, autoflowering strains have the ability to produce significantly higher yields.

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3. Harvest at any time of the year

As just mentioned, most autoflowering growers are capable of harvesting multiple times in a single year! And the reason behind this would be that autoflowering strains are not limited to light cycles.

This means that autoflowers are able to produce all year round, which is why they are perfect for beginners. This gives them plenty of opportunities to learn and hone their skills while venturing into the world of culture.

4. Low maintenance, low effort stumps

A big advantage of autoflowering strains is the fact that these strains require minimal maintenance. Due to their ruderalis origin, their genetic makeup allows them to quickly transition into the flowering stage. And since the plant does this without depending on environmental factors, this makes them low effort strains.

You need to keep them well watered and properly maintain their nutritional needs. Autoflowers, like our white widow xtrm auto are known to be ready to harvest as early as 7-11 weeks!

5. Compact and discreet plants

One of the most significant facts about autoflowering strains is that they usually grow no taller than 1-1.2 meters. Since they are derived from ruderalis, these plants grow smaller and have more compact buds.

With that in mind, you can see how it gives the grower the ability to exercise discretion and gives them a wealth of farming options. Perhaps the best thing about their compact size is that it allows for easier plant management, which simplifies the growing process.

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6. No transplant needed

It is common knowledge that transplanting causes some stress to plants, leading to a decrease in their growth rate. So, it almost goes without saying that transplanting can be a difficult task for anyone, especially beginners.

Another place where autoflowering strains shine is that they don’t require transplanting. Once these strains complete the germination stage, they will spread their taproots and begin to grow from a seedling to a mature plant in the same location.

7. Autoflowering strains are resilient

Another amazing fact about autoflowering strains is that these types are the epitome of strength and resilience. And since they are a product of ruderalis, they share a few similarities, which makes growing them even easier.

Specifically, autoflowers can withstand and survive a multitude of conditions. While most strains require special light regimes, temperatures and are easily susceptible to pests or diseases. These plants are able to survive just about any environment, and that even includes colder temperatures that most varieties cannot handle.

8. They can thrive in almost any lighting

So we’ve covered the resistance of autoflowering strains, but what about lighting? Photoperiod strains require light cycles in order to produce. And since autoflowers aren’t photoperiod strains, they win again.

These plants can produce buds in all types of lighting, making them virtually unstoppable. Whether they only receive a few hours of sunlight a day or even 24 hours a day, they continue to grow and produce at all times.

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9. Autoflowers are difficult to clone

Due to their nature, one of the few difficulties with autoflowers is that they are unable to produce quality clones. Since these strains grow faster than others, the cloning process is not an option most often.

In order to produce a proper clone, you need to cut a small piece of the parent plant, which in turn produces an almost exact copy of the plant. However, with autoflowering growth rates, the clone will not have time to mature and will end up underdeveloped.

10. Profitable

Autoflowering strains are one of the most profitable types of strains possible. We’ve covered their upkeep, lighting needs, resilience, convenient size, and lack of need for transplanting.

Now let’s calculate all the costs of growing with photoperiod strains, versus all the necessities or lack thereof with autoflowering strains. It’s almost a no-brainer when you think about the profitability of these plants.

The resources that autoflowers need are almost the bare minimum. Instead of spending excessive amounts of fertilizer, a good mix of perlite, coir and compost will do just fine for them.

And as a bonus, think of the number of crops produced several times a year. You can easily see that when it comes to autoflowering strains, you get what you pay for and more.

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Final Thoughts

We’ve covered quite a few really fun and educational facts about autoflowering strains. With this guide, you now know why so many people turn to autoflowering seeds. Although they have some downsides, the pros outweigh the cons for many growers.
We hope to have given you some insight into these wonderful strains, and perhaps even encouraged you to embark on your own or next autoflowering journey. Have you ever tried autoflowers before? Which autoflowering strain is your favorite and what makes you love it more than others?

Warning: This content is intended for educational purposes only. It has been compiled with research from external sources. it is not intended to replace medical or legal advice. Please consult your local laws for the legality of cannabis consumption.



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