If you’ve ever flown into Amsterdam Schipol Airport, the letters ‘AMS’ might ring a bell – they’re the international code for the city’s main air hub. AMS seeds are a child of the Netherlands, although it’s one of those strains that are popular on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s Indica dominant and was created by crossing two Swiss-grown strains with Italian names, Sativa-dominant Fragolina, which means strawberry, and Gran Flora, translating as large plant.
AMS weed has a fragrant bouquet with notes of berries, soft fruit and citrus and the flavor is much the same. The high blends the typically cerebral effects of Sativa types with the more narcotic and sedative feelings associated with Indicas. In medical use, AMS is recommended for relieving muscular pain.
Indoors, AMS will grow to around 1.5 metres while outdoors it can stretch to 2.5 metres. In both cases, it puts out a profusion of side stems and lots of sticky, dark green buds. THC levels are in the medium range, between eight and 15 percent.
AMS seeds were specifically created with outdoor growing in cooler, temperate regions in mind. It’s a hardy and vigorous grower that can tolerate quite low night time temperatures. It will grow anywhere that sees no frost until the end of October, when harvest comes. Each plant will yield around 800 grams per plant.
If you’re going to grow this strain indoors, you need to have at least intermediate gardening skills. It’s best to grow it in a soil medium and the plant needs careful trimming to keep it in bounds and in shape. Flowering time is eight to nine weeks and indoor yields are about 500 grams per square metre.
This AMS review recommends this weed strain if you live somewhere that isn’t so hot and sunny in the summer, it is a great choice for outdoor growing, and is quite easy to cultivate outside, though more challenging for indoor growing. AMS seeds produce a crop with a subtle flavor and a well-balanced high.
Outdoors is best, Indoors possible
8 - 15%
Mid to Late October
Fragolina x Gran Flora
Up to 500 gm2 Indoors, 800g per plant Outdoors
Easy outdoors, Intermediate skills indoors