Autoflowering strains are now starting to get so good that they can compete with some of the best photoperiod strains out there in terms of overall quality and frankly they leave even the most beginner-friendly feminized strains trailing way behind them when it comes to ease of growth. Cash Crop Auto would have been literally unimaginable only a short time ago but is now a reality and winning plaudits wherever it goes.
Cash Crop Auto by Cream of the Crop Seeds is a cross between none other than the supersize Big Bud and the legendary Northern Lights, with Cannabis Ruderalis to make it autoflowering.
For the flavour, the top notes are definitely sweet, with hints of spice and pine freshness and a woody base. For the aroma, the sweetness is still present, but it’s clearly counterbalanced by herbs and spices, in particular a pepperiness as well as menthol pine and the body is very robust combining earthiness, with woodiness and pungency.
Cash Crop Auto has an average 22% THC, which would be considered impressive even for a photoperiod strain, for an autoflowering strain, it’s frankly stunning and even more so when you consider that this strain is actually an Indica dominant. There’s more than enough THC to provide some heavy-duty pain relief and to blast away the blues. After the high, there comes a period of gentle relaxation and tranquility, rather than a true full-body stone at the end of which, you’ll feel rested and refreshed with your head cleared and ready for either what the day might bring or a good night’s sleep. This means that Cash Crop Auto is a very versatile strain. Even though it’s probably most used for daytime pain relief and emotional conditions, it could feasibly be used at night to deal with bouts of insomnia, although people looking specifically for a strain to treat insomnia will find there are better options available.
If you’re familiar with marijuana growing, the word “autoflowering” probably suggests a 6-8 week grow time. Cash Crop Auto, however, needs 10 weeks to develop. This means that even though growers can still ignore light cycles per se, anyone thinking of growing this strain outdoors will need to think about the availability of sunlight throughout the growing period and also consider whether or not they can make their harvest before autumn frosts strike. On the plus side, you’re probably going to enjoy looking at your plants as they grow because the Northern Lights heritage literally shines through in the form of a dense covering of shimmering trichomes, so anyone interested in collecting resin along with their buds is going to love Cash Crop Auto. Speaking of the buds, you can reasonably expect to harvest 550g/m2 indoors or about 70g/pp outdoors. Autoflowering strains are generally good choices for beginner growers and Cash Crop Auto is certainly a reasonable choice for novices. The one particular point to remember about this strain is that the combination of dense buds and high yields means that Cash Crop Auto generally needs some physical support during the later stages of the flowering period.
Indoors or outdoors (depending on climate)
Short - Medium
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Ten to eleven weeks
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Big Bud and Northern Lights (with Cannabis Ruderalis)
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