AK-47 Fast Strain History
This AK-47 Fast Flowering strain was created by crossing our best AK-47 plants with an AK-47 auto-flowering hybrid. The exact cross is a blend of Columbian, Thai, and Mexican sativa with Afghani indica and Ruderalis genetics. Ak-47 has been enjoyed for almost thirty years and has now become available in this faster flowering version of the original highly potent Dutch hybrid.
The flowers still resemble the original Ak-47 with blue-green leaves, and neon green and yellow flowers. Delicate dark rusty red pistils and a sheen of fine silvery crystals decorate the popcorn-shaped buds. Minimal leaf coverage makes Ak-47 an easy strain to manicure that produces very little plant waste when trimming.
The terpenes are piney and sweet with musky ammonia and traces of cherry. Caryophyllene, pinene, myrcene, linalool, and humulene are the primary terpenes responsible for AK’s unique aroma. The combination of these terpenes has high medical potential and can be used to alleviate both physical and mental stress as well as boosting the appetite and correcting a depressed or cynical mood.
Fast AK-47 Flavors
AK-47 has a sweet pine forest and skunky smell that captures your attention and sticks in your memory for years to come. The smoke has a tingly sweet and sour cherry flavor with an earthy finish. When grown in organic soil and properly flushed, the taste will keep you longing for another toke. The aroma is very strong so, be careful if smoking in a public place or if you have neighbors nearby. Low-temperature vaping releases delightful citrus and floral flavors with a spiced black pepper and clove taste. Some phenotypes exhibit a strong cherry flavor which has become a popular cornerstone for several elite breeding projects.
Fast Flowering Ak-47 has an average THC content of 19.5%. The CBD content measures at 0.15%. Sometimes when adding ruderalis to a genetic pool, you end up with less potent cannabis compared to the original mother however, this isn’t the case with this variety. Still very much a one-hit-wonder, Fast AK-47 is often used to treat the symptoms of glaucoma, migraines, and arthritic inflammation.
Some smokers contend that AK produces an up and down rollercoaster effect that can last for several hours. The high sets in fast and oscillates between a powerful cerebral buzz and a relaxing spaced-out feeling that can hinder your short-term memory and leave you a feeling a little confused at some points. Although this confusion usually ends with a hysterical laughing fit. Fast Flowering AK-47 is a great choice for gardeners looking to shorten their flowering time without compromising potency.
Growing AK-47 Fast Flowering Seeds
Ak-47 Fast Flowering is best grown indoors in a dry and well-ventilated environment. This variety grows shorter than the original Ak-47, often looking like a miniature or bonsai Christmas tree. Hydroponic systems will generally produce more consistent-sized plants but soil-grown AK always tastes much better. From start to finish this strain takes 8-10 weeks with about 2-3 weeks of vegging as soon as the seeds pop and another 6-7 weeks of full flowering. Outdoor plants will finish in mid-October and can yield about 21oz/plant. Indoor Fast AK yields roughly 17oz/m2. Even though the flowering time is short, due to the high density of the buds, this strain can become affected by molds if the canopy is too dense and not opened up to enough air circulation. Removing the scrappy bottom branches helps to provide energy to the upper buds as well as ensure light and air penetration into the canopy.