The Fruit Automatic strain, is an Autoflowering Indica dominant strain with some Sativa and Ruderalis. Its precise background is unknown, but it has genetic material from the Grapefruit strain. It’s the Ruderalis genes that give its autoflowering properties.
The smell is of exotic fruit and the taste is similar and quite sweet, almost honey-like. The high is on the sedatives side, but not too heavy. If you haven’t much experience of smoking the more potent types of modern skunk, this strain is a good place to start. This weed doesn’t have a strong track record on the medical front but it should help with mild stress and poor appetite.
Like all autoflowering strains, the plants grow on the short side. It has an open structure, the leaves are broad and dark green, and the buds have a covering of silvery crystals. THC levels are in the eight to 15 percent range.
Indoors, these plants will grow to between 30 and 80 centimetres when grown in soil but they can stretch up to 100 centimetres in a hydro set up. The plants start flowering in as little as 16 or 17 days from seedling and continue in bloom for six to seven weeks. As this an autoflowering strain, you don’t need to vary the light regime to force flowering, a steady 20 hours per day is fine. Depending on the growing conditions, yields are between 20 and 50 grams per plant.
If you’re planning to do a Fruit Automatic grow outdoors, it has good resistance to lower temperatures so it’s suitable for cultivation in cooler northern European countries. Plant out seedlings in mid-May for a late July or early August harvest in the northern hemisphere.
If you’re looking for a relaxed, mellow smoke, this may well be the weed for you. Plus, if you’re planning to a Fruit Automatic grow outdooors, you can cultivate this strain with confidence that it will do well in colder regions.
Indoors or outdoors
8 - 15%
Roadrunner x Sweet Pink Grapefruit
20 to 50g per plant