Its name is based on a weapon, but the AK-47 autoflower strain is pleasantly mellow. Despite the misnomer, the Ak-47 autoflower strain of marijuana is both extremely well known and popular around the world. It has a wide variety of awards that reflect its popularity and quality.
It’s important to know what autoflowering means to fully appreciate the full advantage of growing this strain. In the wild, marijuana plants are photosensitive. That means that the plant’s transition from their vegetative phase into their flowering phase (when those delicious buds begin to develop) only when the amount of darkness at night (or the amount of sunlight during the day) changes with the fall season. The hours of uninterrupted darkness help the marijuana plant “know” that the weather will soon get cold, so it needs to start finishing up its harvest.
Autoflowering marijuana plants do not need the sun to begin the flowering phase. They will naturally transition after a certain amount of time, making them particularly useful for having a fast turnaround from germination to harvest, and they can be grown and harvested any time of year.