BLACK JACK AUTO® & CREAM CARAMEL AUTO®
Greater than half a decade has handed because the autoflowering growth within the cannabis seed market occurred and time proved that Candy Seeds is one step forward in the case of the event of top quality autoflowering hybrids.
Some time in the past I had the chance to develop two of essentially the most properly famed autoflowering strains from Candy Seeds: Cream Caramel Auto® (Candy Seeds selection SWS22) and Black Jack Auto® (SWS21). These are two strains that may simply change one’s opinion about autoflowering strains even for the growers which might be nonetheless skeptical about this sort of plant. On this article I’ll clarify the the explanation why nearly everybody finally ends up altering their thoughts about it after giving these beauties a attempt.
I first began by sprouting 5 Cream Caramel Auto® seeds and four Black Jack Auto® seeds. A complete of 9 crops as a result of I selected to develop them in 7 litre pots and within the develop space I take advantage of there’s sufficient area for 9 of those pots. For the primary 10 days I left them below 2 tubular CFL lights with 18w every after which below 400w HPS from the 10th day till harvest. At all times with a 18/6 mild schedule from germination to reap. Effectively, nearly till harvest, however in a while I’ll clarify what occurred. The soil used was Canna Bio Plus, with 15% of perlite blended in it and liquid fertilizers additionally from the Canna natural vary, alternated with the usage of Guanokalong liquid bat guano. A 100% natural develop.
The crops developed very quick and with nice hybrid vigor from the primary levels of development after which, between the 22nd and the 28th day of life, they began to provide the primary flowers. Flowering was extremely quick, which at the moment shocked me as a consequence of my quick expertise with autoflowering strains. I used to be not anticipating such a quick flowering that obtained me absolutely mature crops simply 65 days after germination. Effectively, 2 or three of the Cream Caramel Auto® crops may have been harvested even a bit earlier, as a result of at day 60 from germination they had been already displaying a grade of maturation that might be thought-about sufficient for lots of growers preferring to reap with only a minimal of maturity as a way to get hold of a extra energetic and psychoactive impact. As we are able to see within the macro footage that had been made near the harvest day, there are many trichomes (greater than 50% of them) with amber to pink coloration. Because of this even by harvesting them at day 65, I obtained very mature crops and with the bodily enjoyable impact that I search after I develop cannabis.
With a really quick flowering stage of round 35 days, the flowers grew as huge and fats because the photoperiod-dependent strains that I’m used to rising on this similar develop space with precisely the identical parameters. Considering the dimensions of the pots (7 liter) the flowers are wonderful in the case of dimension and amount. Cream Caramel Auto® crops had been all the time forward of Black Jack Auto®, with larger flowers. However within the closing stage of flowering, Black Jack Auto’s flowers fattened up huge time and there was a second when it was not really easy anymore to distinguish each strains from one another. Effectively, it was not straightforward with few lights, as a result of as soon as correctly illuminated the Cream Caramel Auto® crops present their majestic magnificence with some wonderful pink and purple flowers. The 5 crops of this pressure ended up with very lovely tones, turning them into ultra-photogenic crops. As a result of an enormous, compact and colourful flower, all the time permits for essentially the most lovely and profitable footage.
Then again, the great thing about Black Jack Auto® is within the enormous quantity of trichomes produced, which isn’t a shock as that is the autoflowering model of the well-known ‘Queen of Resin’. Moreover that, within the growth of those autoflowering strains, Candy Seeds breeders labored very laborious to provide crops which might be similar to their photoperiod-dependent variations. From the Ruderalis ancestors we are able to discover solely the 2 fascinating traits: fastflowering and the capability to flower whatever the photoperiod they’re submitted to. The standard of the aromas, impact and manufacturing are similar to what we are able to get from their authentic photoperiod-dependent variations. Though, I managed to get larger flowers than those I’m used to get with quite a lot of photoperiod-dependent crops that often want round 100 days to be prepared when grown from seed, with the electrical energy prices for an additional 30 days that it implies.
The 9 crops produced a complete of 237.7 grams of dried and properly trimmed flowers. A median of barely greater than 26 grams per plant. In one other develop room with a bit more room, even with the identical pots and the identical mild efficiency, I’m certain that the manufacturing can be even higher, in addition to in an outside develop with ample circumstances. Moreover being very compact, the flowers are really thick. All the things was going good, however about eight days earlier than the anticipated harvest date the climate forecasts indicated that my crops must face one final week of rain and really excessive humidity ranges. With fats, rock laborious buds, the concern of mildew turned a actuality however provided that the humidity % by no means went additional than 55% with the HPS lights on, I had an concept: experimenting with the lights all the time on (24/0) for the final week. This, in idea, would hold the humidity ranges continually low. Autoflowering strains are usually not delicate to photoperiods and may flower equally properly with 18/6 or with 24/0, or some other photoperiod between these two. As I used to be just one week away from harvest, it appeared to me that nothing else may occur moreover the conventional maturation of the crops. And it actually went that means, with eveything as anticipated till the harvest day arrived, with none sort of stress indicators and no traces of mildew, whereas the ultimate ripening allowed for even larger flowers.
The humidity was favorable for the drying procedures, creating the perfect circumstances for a drying course of as sluggish as each grower ought to want for, in order that the flowers have time to do away with the undesired remaining traces of chlorophyll. It took them 15 days to get correctly dry, which is the perfect timing. As soon as they already had been within the glass jars, one or one other Black Jack Auto® plant that was nonetheless displaying seen traces of humidity had been taken out of the jars for two or three hours in a couple of afternoons with sunshine and clear sky. For the opposite crops the standard 20 minutes per day of jars open over 2 weeks was sufficient for a perfect curing. However all the time with further consideration to keep away from opening the jars on excessive humidity or wet days, when it’s higher to go away the jars closed in order that the flowers don’t soak up the humidity current within the air, which might very possible carry away a very good quantity of aroma. Some time after, like with 2 months of remedy, it reached its full organoleptic potential. There aren’t any notable traces of chlorophyll anymore, making it a really nice smoke because the tastes and aromas are pure in all their splendor.