Amnesia Haze Autoflower seeds will produce plants that are easy to grow and mature quickly. But despite these advantages, some growers are still reluctant to plant this kind of seed. That is because the first generations of autos were of inferior quality and contained very low levels of THC. Nevertheless, persistent breeders have tweaked autos over the years and made huge improvements. These days, they are a viable option for cultivators who want a trouble-free grow, and are especially suitable for novices.
Autoflowering strains are regular strains that were interbred with Cannabis ruderalis, a subspecies of marijuana that flourishes in the wild. Adapted for the harsh conditions of Siberia, it can endure twenty-plus hours of daylight in the summer, and four or less in the winter. Ruderalis plants blossom according to their internal clock, unlike their photoperiod cousins that depend on the sun’s seasonal cycles. By infusing its genes into Amnesia Haze, we created a strain that flowers in 8 weeks, regardless of the amount of light and darkness it receives. It also tends to stay short, making it more convenient to grow in all kinds of settings. It is much hardier and can withstand diseases better, too.
Amnesia Haze Autoflower is best grown indoors. From seedling to maturity, you can keep your grow lights on for 18 hours a day constantly. There is no need to switch to a 12/12 light cycle to trigger flowering. Some people even give the plant 24 hours of light a day to make it grow more vigorously. This strain can reach a height of 36 inches (90 cm), but you can train it during the vegetative stage if you want it to remain only 20 inches (50 cm) tall. As long as you do it gently, it will not affect the yield. In fact, doing so exposes more bud sites to light and increases your return. Using low-stress training (LST), you can expect to harvest 12 to 14 ounces (340 to 397 grams) of usable weed from a 3 x 3-foot space.
In an outdoor garden, each plant can produce up to 6 ounces (170 grams). It will still be relatively short, between 39 and 47 inches (100 to 120 cm), but the pungent odor will travel quite a distance in the open air. It will need a lot of nutrients, even though it is sensitive to overfeeding. Furthermore, you have to be vigilant against aphids and mold. To avoid these potential headaches, we recommend growing indoors instead.
These seeds are feminized so that all your plants will be female. As this 2017 report explains, if you want smokable buds, you have to get rid of male plants because they can damage your crop. By eliminating the male sex chromosomes, we have done the work for you. These feminized seeds ensure that you will harvest the highest possible yield from each plant, containing the highest level of THC.
Amnesia Haze Autoflower buds are like gold nuggets. They are dense and hard, and may require a grinder to break apart. The flowers themselves are greenish, but they will be covered in sticky, milky trichomes. These resinous trichomes actually start as clear crystals around the sixth week from germination. They become cloudier in the next couple of weeks, signaling the peak of THC production. They will tell you when it is time to harvest, along with the color of the hair-like pistils. Read our tips on harvesting to get the most out of your crop.