Critical, The best cannabis strain for commercial growers.
As far as Royal Queen Seeds products go, Royal Critical is quite possibly the most bang for your buck we offer.
As far as Royal Queen Seeds products go, Royal Critical is quite possibly the most bang for your buck we offer. By crossing an Afghani strain and a Skunk variety, we’ve created a potent indica-dominant cash crop that is great for any large-scale grower.
THE CREATION OF CRITICAL CANNABIS STRAINS
Gram for gram, Critical is one of the top-yielding strains of all time―a trait owed to its Skunk #1 and Afghani heritage. Also going by the title of Critical Mass, when you see it in full bloom, it’s not hard to see why growers the world over use Critical as a cash crop. Its genetics are not only the basis for its industry-leading performance, but have been used to create countless hybrids, all hoping to replicate the efficacy of the Critical bloodline.
Critical is an indica-dominant strain (60%), inheriting a short flowering period and an unassuming stature (80–140cm). The strain is famously easy to grow, produces a pleasant, relaxing high, and yields large enough to make your eyes water with anticipation. By selecting the best phenotypes, Critical’s original creators have guaranteed that it will be a mainstay in any grower’s arsenal for years to come.
Now, thanks to the breeding prowess of RQS, the tried and tested Critical genetics have been refined even further with Royal Critical. Retaining all of the attributes Critical strains are revered for, she is so simple to grow that all that stands between you and over 600 grams per plant is the “add to cart” button.
|Afghani x Skunk|
|550 – 600 gr/m2|
|80 – 140 cm|
|7 – 9 weeks|
|Sativa 40% Indica 60%|
|600 – 650 gr/plant|
|180 – 220 cm|
|Stoned, physically and mentally|
ROYAL CRITICAL: TASTE AND AROMA
Such bountiful yields would be worthless without an equally impressive flavour and aroma―thankfully, Royal Critical delivers on both fronts. As Royal Critical takes shape, the first thing that hits you is her aroma. Earthy and pungent, with a hint of citrus, her scent quickly fills an indoor grow room, teasing at the motherload of buds you can expect during the flowering stage.
Once harvested and cured, the earthy flavours remain, but piney undertones and a touch of sweetness linger with every toke. The Afghani heritage shines through in Royal Critical’s taste, delivering a classic but never underwhelming experience. Cannabis connoisseur or complete newbie, the flavour perfectly encapsulates the phrase “dank weed”―you won’t be disappointed.
GROWING ATTRIBUTES OF ROYAL CRITICAL
Our feminized Royal Critical seeds come prepared to flower quicker than most other varieties. With only 7–8 weeks of bloom, these plants have a much faster turnover than other cash crops. This makes them more efficient for growers in climates typically attuned to growth, such as California, Italy, and Spain. It also, however, opens up the possibility for growth in more northern climates, as plants can be harvested earlier in the year—before the cold and rainy seasons set in for many regions.
Thanks to short internodes that become abundantly filled with buds as growth continues, these plants produce generous amounts of product each season. As far as yield goes, you’ll be hard pressed to find a crop that brings in more volume in 7 weeks than this specimen. Grown outdoors, each plant can reach a height of 220cm and produce up to 650g/plant.
The plants also do quite well indoors when grown under the right conditions. With a 600W lamp, plants can easily grow to 140cm and yield upwards of 550–600g/m². Because of the genetic cross we’ve created with our Skunk, these plants are sturdy enough to go through some weathering outside, and resilient enough to adapt to indoor growth, while still producing ample harvests in both settings.
ROYAL CRITICAL AUTOMATIC
After falling in love with Royal Critical genetics, our breeders couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create an autoflowering version of the strain. By crossing her with a prime ruderalis specimen, they took her best traits and made her much easier to grow and faster to flower.
Following several generations of breeding, stabilisation, and perfecting these genetics, Royal Critical Automatic emerged with a genetic profile that’s 50% indica, 15% sativa, and 35% ruderalis. After sampling her flowers, effects, and complex terpene profile, RQS breeders released her to the world.
Royal Critical Automatic produces relatively large and tapered flowers that display brilliant white trichomes and deep red orange against a dark green canvas. This hardy strain grows comfortably in a wide range of environments but will perform best in a mild climate.
Indoor plants grow to a small and easily manageable height of 55-65cm. Such a small stature makes them ideal for cultivating in small boxes, buckets, and cupboards. Cultivators looking to maintain privacy throughout the grow cycle will feel confident with such tamed plants. Use smaller pots and low-stress training to keep her at the lower end of the height spectrum.
Her resinous flowers produce THC levels of 14% and a sweet and spicy terpene profile. Expect a mellow and stoning high that primarily targets the body and melts the muscles. Her relaxing effects are ideal for the evenings, especially when you don’t feel like getting too blasted.
Our feminized Critical seeds come prepared to flower earlier than most other varieties. With only 7-8 weeks until they finished flowering, these plants have a shorter flowering period than other cash crop varieties
Top 10 High Yielders
Go for a great harvest with these ten strains sold at Zativo
Once you start growing cannabis you will soon notice that a big yield will make or break your grow. Sure, quality comes before quantity, but everyone likes a huge pile of sticky buds. Yield doesn’t only depend on the conditions your strain was grown, but for the most part, it depends on the genetics of the strain. If you get your hands on some high-quality genetics and take good care of your plants it is almost guaranteed that you will have a bountiful harvest. For this reason, we prepared a list of strains that have superb genetics, especially in the production department and we hope that they will put a big grin on your face after harvest.
1. Big Bomb (Bomb Seeds)
- Big Bud x Bomb #1
- 8-10 weeks
Big Bomb is a hybrid strain bred by the Dutch seed bank Bomb Seeds. It was created by crossing an excellent Big Bud mother with their own Bomb #1 which made way for a strain with the biggest yield in their catalogue. You’re probably asking how big? Well, indoors you can net a staggering yield of 600-850g/m² or you can opt for outdoors where this strain can produce more than 1.5kg/plant. Big Bomb is easy to grow and the flowering time takes around 8-10 weeks. Add to that THC levels at 10-15% that make for a nice, all around buzz and you got yourself a top-shelf strain.
2. Industrial Plant (Dinafem)
- Afghani x Thai
- 45-50 days
Industrial Plant is a well balanced hybrid strain created by Dinafem. A cross between Afghan and Thai it has a 50:50 ratio of sativa to indica genes. One of Dinafems flagships, Industrial Plant is an excellent strain that is easy to grow and will produce amazing yields of heavy buds. Indoors, we are looking at a yield of 625g/m² and outdoors the weight of the harvested buds can go up to 1300g/plant. Average THC levels are at 10-14%, giving Industrial Plant a powerful, relaxing high. Not to forget, the flowering period lasts for 45-50 days making it a fast flowering strain.
3. Critical+ (Dinafem)
- 50% indica – 50% sativa
- Big Bud x Skunk
- 45-50 days
Another excellent strain from the breeders at Dinafem on our list is the 2.0 version of their ever popular Critical +. Critical + 2.0 is an indica-dominant hybrid strain whose origin comes from the crossing of their Critical + and an extra-resistant Critical + phenotype. A superb, lemon-scented strain it is suited both for indoor and outdoor grows, producing great yields in both conditions. Specifically, indoors will net you 50-700g/m² and outdoors, you will get a gigantic 1300g/plant. With numbers like that, you consider the short flowering period – which is only 45-50 days – as a very small hurdle to overcome!
4. Super Critical (Greenhouse Seeds)
- Big Bud x Skunk x White Widow
- 8 weeks
Super Critical is an indica-dominant hybrid strain bred by the legendary Green House Seed Company. Developed by crossing three world famous strains, namely White Widow, Skunk #1 and Big Bud. Her high-class genetics made sure that Super Critical will display only the best qualities suitable for commercial grows. The flowering period lasts for 8 weeks during which Super Critical will produce massive buds amounting to a yield of 800g/m² indoors or 1200g/plant outdoors. It is a very good strain to use the ScrOG technique and the high is very physical and fast-hitting.
5. Money Maker (Strain Hunters)
- 70% indica – 30% sativa
- Master Kush x Hindu Kush x Skunk
- 8-9 weeks
Money Maker is the big yielder from Strain Hunters. and has made made our list of top yielders. An indica-dominant hybrid strain, it was created by crossing three strains: Master Kush, Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. This crossing led to a 70:30 ratio of indica to sativa genes. Money Maker is a short plant that has a flowering time of 8 weeks. Concerning yields, Money Maker won’t disappoint and will produce up to a mind blowing 1000g/m² indoors or a spectacular average of 1200g/plant outdoors. The buds you harvest will take you down to couch town with a very physically relaxing high that has great medicinal value.
6. The Ultimate (Dutch Passion)
- 50% indica – 50% sativa
- The Ultimate
- 8-10 weeks
Dutch Passion calls The Ultimate one of their most important strains and for good reason. This 50:50 indica-sativa hybrid produces one of the biggest and denser buds that still retain a connoisseur grade quality. One of the reasons why The Ultimate is a great strain is its infamous resistance to mold and pests. Flowering time takes 8-10 weeks with the last 2 weeks showing exponential bud growth. The Ultimate will reach a height of 60-75cm and the growth cycle will require lots of nutrients. Rarely do you come across a strain of such quality with such heavy yields.
7. Critical Skunk (Mr. Nice)
- Skunk x Afghan
- 6-8 weeks
Many growers worldwide fell in love with Critical Mass, a strain from Mr. Nice Seedbank, and now we have the sequel, Critical Skunk. By crossing Critical Mass and Skunk #1, Mr. Nice succeeded in creating a hybrid strain that has marvellous yields. Flowering takes about 6-8 weeks during which Critical Skunk will produce massive, dense buds that will sometimes need help to stay upright. The buds produced will be full of resin and aroma with an average yield of 650-800g/m². Coming from superior genetics, Critical Skunk is suited for almost any setup, be it soil or hydro, indoors or outdoors.
8. Kritikal-K (Kannabia)
- 70% indica – 30% sativa
- Northern Light x Critical
- 55 days
It took Kannabia Seed Company 5 years to develop their own variety of Critical, suited to their taste and high demands. The result of these 5 years is Kritikal K, an indica-dominant hybrid strain that came to life by crossing the world famous Northern Lights and Critical. After 55 days of flowering, you will have a truckload of sticky buds that reek of a lemon-sorbet aroma. Talking numbers, average indoor yields are at 650g/m² and outdoor yields are at 800g/plant. An evidence to the quality of the genetics is the homogeneousness of the plants, making them a pleasure to grow.
9. Cream Caramel F1 Fast Version (Sweet Seeds)
- 90% indica – 10% sativa
- Cream Caramel x Cream Caramel Auto
- 7 weeks
Cream Caramel is de meest bekroonde soort in de catalogus van Sweet Seeds. Cream Caramel F1 is de ultra-snelbloeiende versie van hun grootste prijswinnaar. Deze is gekweekt door een elitekloon van hun originele Cream Caramel te kruisen met een 3de generatie autoflowering Cream Caramel Auto en hierdoor kon Sweet Seeds bij Cream Caramel F1 een bloeiperiode bewerkstelligen van slechts 7 weken. Deze kruising bestaat voor 90% uit indica en 10% sativa genen en de planten zijn homogeen en krachtig met een typische indica structuur. Cream Caramel F1 produceert binnen een opbrengst van 450-600g/m², terwijl buitenkwekers zich mogen verheugen op een opbrengst van 500-800g/plant.
10. Royal Moby (Royal Queen Seeds)
- 65% sativa – 35% indica
- Haze x White Widow
- 9-10 weeks
Royal Moby is Royal Queen Seeds version of one of the best commercial strains around – Moby Dick. It is a cross between a Haze strain and a White Widow, putting its indica to sativa gene ratio at 65:35. However, Royal Moby’s only indica trait is the flowering time that lasts 9-10 weeks, everything else is pure sativa. The sativa lineage expresses itself in the psychedelic high. During the growth fase, indoor plants will reach up to 200cm and outdoor plants up to a monstrous 300cm. Royal Moby is a monster in the yield department too; indoor yields are at 550-600g/m² and outdoor yields at 650-700g/plant.
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