AK-47 Autoflowering seeds are now available from Homegrown Cannabis and they're taking the world by storm. Unlike its deadly namesake, this strain delivers a pronounced yet gentle dose of mental stimulation. However, it also possesses a high volume of THC, and when used excessively it can be devastating – much to the delight of hardcore users.
Much of the genetic structure of AK-47 derives from the influence of three Sativa landrace strains. Like its predecessors from Colombia, Mexico, and Thailand, it creates an uplifting and euphoric high when smoked. The addition of Indica genetics from a pure breed in Afghanistan helps to temper this hybrid a little, and the effects are not likely to be overwhelming if used in moderation. In fact, most people who use it are able to remain productive instead of being floored by a mind-bending psychedelic experience.
Since its release more than twenty years ago, AK-47 has proven to be a massive hit among both recreational and medical users. With countless accolades under its belt, it is one of the most successful strains ever to hit the market.
Growing AK-47 from Autoflowering Seeds
Genetically speaking, AK-47 is already a sturdy and resilient plant. When grown from Homegrown Cannabis's autoflowering seeds, it is even better. That's because it is better equipped to tolerate colder climates, and it is also more resistant to pests and disease. For these reasons, this is one of the best strains for beginners who have little experience in cannabis cultivation.
AK-47 varieties thrive in a warm climate. Typically, this plant grows up to 5 feet tall, but its autoflowering variant is not likely to exceed 4 feet.
Indoors, it is best grown using hydroponics. Although it is a mostly Sativa strain, its flowering time indoors is quick at only 7 to 9 weeks. A typical yield ranges from 12.3 to 17.6 ounces.
If planted outdoors, the flowering period usually falls in the third or fourth week of October, and it is just as prolific come harvest time whether grown indoors or out.
AK-47 has a pungent fragrance, and its scent can fill a whole neighborhood. For this reason, most people prefer to cultivate it inside the house. By using a carbon-activated charcoal odor control filter, growers can manage the strong smell it produces.
Fragrance and Flavor
AK-47's aroma may be extremely pungent, but it is nevertheless pleasant, with refreshing notes of fresh earth and sweet, woody hints. Once you light it up, the same fragrance carries over, with an additional fruity quality added to the mix.
AK-47 delivers a pronounced dose of mental stimulation that helps keep users motivated when on the go. This boost of cerebral euphoria helps uplift the mood and triggers a strong sense of wellbeing. Used moderately, it delivers a clear-headed high during which the senses are heightened. Many people have reported increased ability to focus, and better productivity. Like other Sativas, the strain also ushers in a seemingly endless supply of energy.
Despite the intense effects of the three Sativa strains in its lineage, AK-47 does not tend to overwhelm its users. The introduction of the Afghani Indica genetics serves as an anchor that keeps the cerebral buzz from becoming overwhelming. Once the physical effects kick in, a relaxed yet productive state of mind is likely to follow.
The highest THC level ever recorded for AK-47 stands at 29%. With that in mind, users should never underestimate its potency. Overindulging may result in a disorienting mental buzz that leaves users locked to the couch. While dry mouth and eyes are typical adverse reactions to many cannabis strains, this one may leave some people feeling a little dizzy, or slightly paranoid.
Aside from its recreational applications, AK-47 is also a popular choice among medical cannabis users. Many people have used this strain to help relieve stress
. Its mood-enhancing properties may also be beneficial to those suffering from depression
Sufferers of chronic illnesses often have to endure physical discomforts, and AK-47 contains compounds that are said to help with pain relief
. Users often experience a stimulating high that settles into full-body relaxation and drowsiness. As such, it may help insomniacs to get a good night's sleep.
Autoflowering AK-47 Seeds
One of the main advantages of using autoflowering seeds is that it reduces the length of the growth stage, saving time and effort. This, combined with the fact that autoflowering varieties can be grown any time of the year, means it is possible to have multiple harvests annually. While they may be a tad more expensive, autoflowering seeds more than reimburse their owner in terms of quality, speed, and ease of cultivation.