Autoflowering Cannabis

Autoflowering cannabis is different from most commonly cultivated “photoperiod” type cannabis in that it does not depend on the length of days vs. nights to trigger flowering. Photoperiod strains begin to flower as the days grow shorter and the nights lengthen in the Fall or when an indoor grower switches the light cycle to 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Autoflowering strains are indifferent to light cycles and produce finished and ready-to-harvest flowers around 2-3 months after seed germination, depending on the strain. Autoflowers still require ample light, water, warmth, and nutrients to grow, but they do not base flower timing on light cycles like photoperiod types. This can be highly advantageous to growers for many reasons, including faster turnaround times, no need to alter the light cycle artificially through light deprivation, and harvest planning to avoid inclement Fall weather. Through many generations of breeding, we’ve developed our Autoflower strains to have all the redeeming qualities of our popular photoperiod strains. We hope you enjoy this fairly new development in cannabis breeding. Check out our infographic for tips!