Top 6 Fastest-Growing Cannabis Seeds
Check out these 6 strains if you’re looking for speed. This mixture of autoflowering and feminized photoperiod strains will race through veg and bloom to deliver a yield with immense flavours and potent effects.
Cannabis strains have been selectively bred over the years to produce specific, desirable traits. Some breeders aim for sheer potency and try to promote max THC levels. Others focus on the therapeutic effects of the herb, attempting to increase CBD and terpene concentrations. However, there is one demand that will always exist among all cannabis growers: speed.
Speed is an important aspect to many different kinds of growing operations. Commercial growers value this trait because of the fast turnover. Discreet growers and guerrilla growers develop a taste for speed as it allows them to begin and end their operation as fast as possible. Below are 6 of the fastest-growing cannabis seeds.
FAST AUTOFLOWERING STRAINS
1. VANILLA ICE AUTOFLOWERING
Vanilla Ice Autoflowering was crafted using the original Vanilla Ice along with a ruderalis strain. Ruderalis genetics are primarily included for their autoflowering traits, with speed of growth being a massive bonus in many strains. Here too, ruderalis delivers the goods, whereas Vanilla Ice transferred her fresh, sugary, and vanilla flavours and indica-dominant genetics. Her THC level of 13% provides a soft and gentle high that is easily manageable, even after several joints and bong hits. She’s perfect for complete novices and those who don’t get along too well with sky-high THC levels.
Vanilla Ice Autoflowering produces impressive harvests of tall and narrow buds within a short time frame. Both indoor and outdoor crops will be ready to harvest a mere 55–65 days after germination. Indoor plants grow to around 60–90cm, making them easy to conceal, and produce a harvest of up to 350g/m². Plants grown outside will remain stealthy among the undergrowth at heights of 50–100cm, yielding 100–175g/plant.
2. CANDY CARAMELO
As her name suggests, Candy Caramelo is known for more than just her brief grow cycle. The trichomes of this strain truly work overtime pumping out terpenes that merge to create mouthwatering flavours of mint, caramel, and sugar. Utilising simple extraction methods such as cannabutter allows users to craft sweet edible delights that are irresistible. Smoking this flower brings on a stoning indica high that soothes the body and induces a chill state for a couple of hours.
The flowers of Candy Caramelo are small, compact, and tapered. But don’t judge them by their size. Each toke is infused with unparalleled flavour and a THC level that hovers around 15%. Expect a yield of 300–350g/m² and a height of 75cm when growing this strain indoors. Alternatively, outdoor plants will pump out 220g/plant and max out at a height of 120cm. Growers don’t wait long to taste these flavours; she’ll be ready to trim as little as 50 days after germination.
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS XL AUTOFLOWERING
Northern Lights XL Autoflowering ticks almost all of the boxes that autoflowering growers are looking for. She offers a good yield, fast flowering time, decent potency, and brilliant aesthetics. To make this possible, the legendary Northern Lights XL was bred with a ruderalis strain, a move that saw highly prolific and legendary genetics shift over into the auto realm. This lady offers a chill and mellow indica high fuelled by a 14% THC level and tastes and aromas of sweetness and citrus.
This speedy specimen pumps out gorgeous flowers that are narrow, tall, and feature shades of green, grey, light purple, and white. When grown indoors, she’ll ascend to a height of around 120cm and yield up to 400g/m². Outdoors, she’ll grow to a taller height of 150cm and deliver up to 230g/plant.
FAST-GROWING FEMINIZED PHOTOPERIOD STRAINS
4. WHITE CHEESE
White Cheese was forged in the grow room using the reliable and productive genetics of Afghan and Skunk. This merging created a fast-flowering delicacy with a rich taste of spice and cheese, and a physical indica high that’s ideal for experiencing in the late evening thanks to its sedating qualities at high doses. A THC level of 17% places her on the more mellow end of the spectrum; it’s enough to induce relaxation without catapulting the smoker into a hazy state of paranoia and overwhelm.
White Cheese will be ready to dry and cure within a brief flowering time of 50 days, reaching a manageable height of up to 90cm and yielding 350–450g/m² indoors. Outdoor plants put out satisfying yields of 150–220g/plant and achieve a maximum height of 120cm.
5. POWER PLANT XL
The highly efficient and extremely productive genetics behind this strain are derived from South Africa. Power Plant XL is known for her massive yield that is conveniently paired with fast-paced growth. Growers will watch the plant flower for around 55 days until they can begin drying, curing, and sampling the fruits of their labour. What’s more, this sativa-dominant lady produces a THC level of approximately 20%. The terpene profile within the flowers augments this experience with flavours of sweet, sour, and pine.
Power Plant XL doesn’t mess around; it’s almost like she wants to be smoked as quickly as possible. These flowers appear on indoor plants in quantities of 600–750g/m², with specimens reaching just over a metre in height. Plants grown outdoors in Mother Nature’s embrace will provide a mammoth yield of up to 600g/plant and peak at a height of around 200cm.
6. LEMON KUSH
Lemon Kush offers an incredibly tangy citrus hit delivered alongside a THC level of 18%. This zesty and refreshing profile complements the indica high well by adding an edge of stimulation and alertness. This interesting combination came about as breeders matched parent Strains Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush. These desirable traits are available to growers after a short flowering time of approximately 55 days.
Lemon Kush isn’t fussy, growing with ease in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoor plants grow to a height of between 100–130cm and easily yield up to 500g/m². In comparison, outdoor plants top out at 230cm and yield between 450–550g/plant.
Speed is an important factor in cannabis cultivation, and these 6 seeds fit the bill perfectly whether you're a novice or an experienced hand.
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Sometimes, you may not be sure about which cannabis strains to purchase for your next grow. Your personal taste and circumstances will greatly determine your decision, so while some of you may be looking for high yields or certain effect, others may prefer strains resistant to moulds or with the shortest possible flowering period.
In many occasions, the path followed by breede r s to develop their genetics is similar, looking to fix certain traits in the offspring. Thus, today we’ll present a list of strains known for their early flowering trait. As you’ll see next, all varieties listed here have a bloom period no longer than 8 weeks, something that — on the other hand — doesn’t question their quality at all.
About Fast Flowering Seeds
Short flowering seeds occur by crossing various cannabis strains with fast genetics. The breeding helps reduce the time it takes the plant to flower or bud.
Autoflowering is another method used to produce short flowing THC seeds. The autoflowering strains that flower the fastest are created by making the plant skip the vegetative stage of its life cycle. Instead, the plant automatically goes straight to the flowering stage.
Fast flowering THC seeds come in a wide variety of strains. They produce quickly-feminized strains of cannabis, rich in THC. In some cases, high-grade clones are merged with 3rdgeneration autoflowering marijuana to produce first generation cannabis hybrids.
Growing fast flowering seeds
Generally, it takes a marijuana crop an entire season to completely flower, about 3–5 months. However, with short flowering THC seeds, full-flowering can be accomplished in as little as eight weeks. These strains are genetically coded, so they bloom in expedited time. Your cannabis plants can be ready for harvesting after just 6–7 weeks of flowering.
Planting short flowering THC seeds can be done indoors or outdoors. Cultivating your weed indoors allows you to grow a smaller crop, much faster. Outdoor growing maximizes the yield of your crop, much quicker than with other types of seeds. And, because the plants flower so quickly, you have a good chance of beating the bad weather.
All of this helps to maximize the yield of your cannabis crop. These types of THC seeds require very little maintenance when grown outdoors or indoors.
Fastest Growing Cannabis Seeds
ROYAL CRITICAL AUTOMATIC
Royal Critical Automatic is a well known auto that has gained impressive traction within growing circles after winning numerous awards in Spain. She’s easy to cultivate, grows with immense speed, and provides a mellow high. These traits make her popular among both beginner and veteran growers. Her indica-dominant genetic makeup provides a physical high that is deeply relaxing and meditative. She’s a great smoke for quiet evenings in, and during camping trips when relaxing under the stars. A THC level of 14% makes for a clear-headed and subtle high.
Royal Critical Automatic was created when breeders combined Critical with a robust ruderalis strain. The result is a compact plant that produces tight and resinous flowers 8–9 weeks after germination. Indoor plants maintain small and stealthy heights of 55–65cm and put out impressive yields of 350–400g/m². Outdoor plants grow to a height of 140cm and produce a harvest of around 165/plant.
René by House of the Great Gardener
The guys at House of the Great Gardener crossed a splendid Himalayan Indica with a solid and stable Skunk #1 to create René, a cannabis strain highly appreciated for patients who need to relieve pains and reduce spasms. Her growth pattern is compact and sturdy, typical of Indica genetics, while her bloom period takes only from 7 to 8 weeks. Both the terpene profile and the excellent quality of her trichomes have made possible for René to be awarded in some of the most reputed cannabis events and cups around the world, especially in the resin extraction category. Available in packs of 6 feminised seeds.
Black D.O.G. by Humboldt Seeds
What happens when a skillful breeder like Biovortex develops a hybrid with two of the most sought-after clones of the West Coast of the USA? An astounding strain like Black D.O.G. from Humboldt Seeds, a cross between the popular Blackberry Kush and the also renowned Emeral Headband, a true classic from the Californian Emerald Triangle. Her average yield is compensated by the high quality of her flowers, which provide awesome grape and wild fruits notes on a diesel background. And it is ready in just 7–8 weeks! Available in packs of 3 and 5 feminised seeds.
Industrial Plant by Dinafem
Let’s take a look now at some of the most poular strains in Dinafem‘s catalogue of cannabis seeds, Industrial Plant. Born from a massive selection of the legendary Northern Lights — one of the very first hybrids ever developed — her parents are a pure Afghani line and a Sativa from Thailand. The resulting strain grows compact and bushy, with awesome yields, devastating effect and a flowering period that doesn’t take more than 45–50 days. Available in packs of 1, 3, 5 and 10 feminised seeds.
Early Widow by Elite Seeds
Last but not least, Early Widow was developed after a tough process of selection performed by the guys at Elite Seeds, who were looking for an outstanding specimen with high potency and early flowering. Thus, they crossed Speed Skunk with White Widow and obtained compact and dark plants with very intense effect and a bloom period that only takes around 50 days. Her high resistance to pests and diseases is also outstanding, being suitable for novice growers or for those who just look for an easy to grow strain.
The growing interest in medical use does not stop with plants that deliver a wallop of THC. CBD dominant strains are great for patients looking for fast growing relief without a “heavy” high. This includes both low-THC plants and a few sativas. Beyond smoking, however, because of their interesting flavours, they are also becoming popular with other parts of the market. This includes health-conscious foodies and even endurance athletes.
Some of the fastest CBD strains include:
FAST EDDY AUTOMATIC
Fast Eddy Automatic is a rapid growing cross between Cheese x Juanita la Lagrimosa x Ruderalis and produces a harvest in just 8–9 weeks after germination. Fast Eddy can grow to heights between 60–100cm high when grown indoors. Outside it can grow to up to 120cm. The plant can also produce yields of up to 450g per square meter in optimal grow conditions. The variety has a pungent, citrusy aroma. It can also produce a clear and comfortable buzz when smoked. The light and functional high it produces is great for use during the day — and of course, it is an excellent source of CBD.
This is a hybrid with low THC that produces a sweet, honey-like flavour with its pleasurable smoke. As the name suggests, Medical Mass is a strain rich in CBD. With a short flowering time of between 7 to 8 weeks and a yield of up to 550g. The plant itself only reaches a maximum height of 1 meter. This makes it an ideal indoor variety. It is also super easy to care for. The combination of all of these traits has made it popular with newbies and veteran hobby growers alike.
Solomatic CBD produces one of the highest CBD concentrations of any cannabis strain available. Her flowers offer a CBD level of 21% alongside only 1% THC. This ratio results in a clear-headed and relaxing effect that can be experienced all day long without compromising productivity. Moreover, her rapid flowering time of 7–8 weeks (9–10 weeks from seed to harvest) offers medicinal users a fast turnaround.
The enormous CBD level within this cultivar results from a superb combination of parent strains; namely, Diesel CBD and Asia CBD Auto. When grown indoors, Solomatic CBD will reach varying heights of 90–120cm and yield up to 475g/m². Outdoor plants favour a mild climate, reach 150cm in height, and provide a harvest of up to 150g/plant.
Sometimes, you may not be sure about which cannabis strains to purchase for your next grow. Your personal taste and circumstances will greatly determine your decision, so while some of you may be…