Auto Flowering Cannabis Seeds
Dutch Passion Autoflowering feminised cannabis seeds, often called ‘Autofem seeds’ are a relatively new development in the world of cannabis seed technology. What makes these seeds different is the way they crash through their growth cycle going from seed to finished bud in about 10 weeks whether they are growing indoors, in a greenhouse or outdoors.
As a result of the short lifespan autoflowering seeds often produce small, short plants ideal for a discreet but sunny corner of the garden, greenhouse or patio. The resulting autoflowering plants tend not to give the same massiveyields as larger plants that grow over a full 6 month summer, however a Dutch Passion customer did report a 205 gram yield from a single AutoMazar in Southern Europe one summer. Normally around 50-100 grams is achieved per plant.
The term ‘automatic’ refers to the fact that autoflowering seeds do not rely on shortened artificial/natural daylight hours to stimulate the flowering cycle that produces the cannabis buds. Instead the autoflowering varieties use deliberately inserted genetics from the Ruderalis cannabis family. Ruderalis cannabis is normally not psychoactive but has the unique ability to grow from seed to mature adult in just 10 weeks allowing it to survive inhospitable climates and short growing seasons in Northern Russia and Northern Canada. Dutch Passion have bred Ruderalis genetics into some of their best selling strains to create autoflowering varieties. Furthermore, these varieties have been feminised meaning that the autoflowering seeds give rise only to female plants.