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Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains of 2020

Those growing cannabis know there are many cannabis strains to choose from. They may grow medical cannabis seeds, feminized cannabis seeds or autoflowering cannabis seeds.

Autoflowering cannabis strains are renowned for their resilience, speed, and overall ease. These traits make them ideal for beginners, experienced growers seeking an easy stash, and those seeking to optimise turnover.

Autoflowering cultivars are predisposed to flower based on age, as opposed to a change in the light cycle. Most varieties surge from seed to harvest in 8–10 weeks and reach a small to medium height that makes them easy to manage and conceal.

Many growers previously associated autos with low-grade weed, and viewed their speed as a trade-off for potency. However, innovative breeders have created a new wave of strains that boast rapid flowering times alongside THC and CBD levels—not to mention flavours—that rival many photoperiod strains.

Check out the best autoflowering strains to cultivate in 2020 below.

ROYAL GORILLA AUTOMATIC

Not long ago, some growers would turn up their noses at those who chose to grow autoflowers. The reason behind this is that early autos simply couldn’t match the yield, potency, and flavour of photoperiodic strains. Today, no one would dare say anything bad about Royal Gorilla Automatic, a dank auto that is more than deserving of the spotlight. This uber-potent lady from the US West Coast is a cross of Royal Gorilla, Royal Cookies, and ruderalis. She has been finely tuned for exceptional performance, beastly potency, and top resin production. Not to mention, she delivers up to 400g/m² of dense bud indoors—all within a short 8–10 weeks from seed.

Royal Gorilla Automatic boasts an impressive 20% THC, so she can deliver a real knockout punch. She starts you out with a happy, heady euphoria that makes way for an incredibly relaxing couch-lock. Smoke (or vape) the girl, and you will taste Diesel flavours with citrus, pine, and fruity notes.

Those growing cannabis know there are many cannabis strains to choose from. They may grow medical cannabis seeds, feminized cannabis seeds or autoflowering cannabis seeds.

Top 5 High-THC Autoflowering Strains (2020 Update)

Autoflowering strains suck when it comes to potency, right? Wrong. At RQS, we’re proud to announce a whole new line of autoflowers that’ll put even some of the most potent photoperiod strains to shame.

For a long time, autoflowering strains have been criticised for producing lower levels of THC than photoperiod varieties. But with our new line of autoflowers, that’s all changed. Below, we shine a light on our fresh roster of super potent autoflowering cannabis strains.

ARE AUTOFLOWERING CANNABIS STRAINS WORTH IT?

We get this question a lot, and the answer is yes; autoflowering strains are definitely worth it. They are super easy to grow and can produce some spectacular bud, especially if you plant them in big pots under strong lights.

Plus, the fact that autoflowers don’t need to be pruned or trained makes them ideal for beginner growers. Their short stature allows them to fit into small indoor grow rooms or stealthy outdoor grows, and their short flowering time means you can typically pump out multiple harvests throughout the year.

TOP 5 HIGH-THC AUTOFLOWERS FOR YOUR 2020 GROW-OP

And now, thanks to our new line of genetics, autoflowering strains can finally stand up to their photoperiod competitors in terms of potency. The strains listed below are capable of producing up to 24% THC!

GREEN GELATO AUTO

In 2018, Gelato was named “Strain of The Year”. Green Gelato Automatic is our very own unique autoflowering version of this beloved hybrid. This is one of our most aromatic strains, and it produces massive levels of THC that’ll give even a top-shelf Haze a good run for its money.

Green Gelato Automatic boasts everything you love about our photoperiod Green Gelato strain in a neat autoflowering package. Like the original strain, Green Gelato Auto boasts balanced effects that combine a relaxing, physical stone with cerebral euphoria.

This strain is first on our list for a reason; Green Gelato Automatic can produce up to 24% THC, making her one of the most potent autoflowers on the market. You’ll only need a few hits to feel her powerful effects.

Many find Green Gelato Auto to be a great strain for creative exploits. Consider giving her a try while painting, writing, or composing music, or while socialising with friends at parties.

Green Gelato Auto is an absolute fiesta when it comes to flavour and aroma. On the nose, she’s fruity and citrusy, while boasting super sweet, slightly earthy flavours. Green Gelato Auto is also super easy to grow. She reaches a maximum height of 120cm and is typically ready to harvest 70 days from germination.

Green Gelato Automatic
Green Gelato x Cookies Auto
400 – 450 g/m 2
70 – 120 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 24% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
55% Sativa, 40% Indica, 05% Ruderalis
100 – 175 g/plant (dried)
100 – 120 cm
9-10 weeks after sprouting
Physical, clear high
Green Gelato Automatic
Green Gelato x Cookies Auto
400 – 450 g/m 2
70 – 120 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 24% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
55% Sativa, 40% Indica, 05% Ruderalis
100 – 175 g/plant (dried)
100 – 120 cm
9-10 weeks after sprouting
Physical, clear high

AMNESIA HAZE AUTOMATIC

Amnesia Haze Automatic brings autoflowering properties to this classical sativa variety. Featuring 50% sativa, 20% indica, and 30% ruderalis genetics, this strain has been finely tuned for your growing and smoking pleasure.

Every smoker loves a packed bowl of sativa when a task needs doing, or when they feel their creative side emerging. The downside of some sativa varieties is the length of time it takes them to mature.

Although some growers might have the patience and resources to see a photoperiod sativa through to harvest, others grow under more restrictions. For these people, they will be pleased to realise that Amnesia Haze Automatic explodes from seed to harvest in as little as 10 weeks!

So, aside from its lightning-fast growing speed, what else can Amnesia Haze Automatic bring to the smoker and grower? Well, when harvest time arrives, you will be greeted by resinous buds that contain 18% THC. That is some pretty strong bud. Amnesia Haze Automatic flowers also contain decent amounts of CBD.

If you grow indoors, you can expect your plants to reach a height of 100cm and produce a yield of around 350–400g/m². If you live in a warm and sunny climate and decide to plant your green babies outdoors, you can expect them to reach a height of 120cm and kick out a yield of approximately 180g/plant when dried.

When smoking your Amnesia Haze Automatic harvest, you will experience a mixture of sweet and spicy taste sensations, accompanied by the classical taste of Amnesia strains. This will be complemented by a cerebral, uplifting, and motivating psychoactive high.

Amnesia Haze Automatic
Amnesia x Ruderalis
350 – 400 g/m 2
50 – 100 cm
8 – 10 weeks
THC: 18% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
50% Sativa, 20% Indica, 30% Ruderalis
130 – 180 g/per plant (dried)
100 – 120 cm
10-12 weeks after planting
Cerebral and uplifting
Amnesia Haze Automatic
Amnesia x Ruderalis
350 – 400 g/m 2
50 – 100 cm
8 – 10 weeks
THC: 18% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
50% Sativa, 20% Indica, 30% Ruderalis
130 – 180 g/per plant (dried)
100 – 120 cm
10 – 12 weeks after germination
Cerebral and uplifting

FAT BANANA AUTOMATIC

Fat Banana is a super aromatic RQS strain that produces big, dense, and resinous buds. Fat Banana Automatic is her autoflowering cousin. Indica-dominant, fast-flowering, and capable of producing up to 22% THC, Fat Banana Automatic has to be one of the most potent autoflowers available today.

Like the original, Fat Banana Automatic produces a hard-hitting body stone. She’s best enjoyed in the evening while watching a movie, listening to your favourite record, or just before bed. Don’t be fooled into using this strain during the day, as it’ll likely affect your ability to focus.

In terms of flavour and aroma, Fat Banana Automatic is very similar to the photoperiod original. She boasts a big, tropical fruit aroma with bold notes of banana and hints of mango. When smoked or vaped, Fat Banana Automatic is very sweet and smooth, making it hard to put her down.

Thanks to her short flowering time and short stature, Fat Banana Automatic is super easy to grow. She takes just 9–10 weeks to go from seed to harvest and reaches a height of just 100–120cm. Despite its size, this strain is still able to produce heavy harvests of up to 450g/m² indoors and 175g/plant outdoors.

Fat Banana Automatic
Fat Banana x Cookies Auto
375 – 450 g/m 2
70 – 100 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 22% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
25% Sativa, 70% Indica, 05% Ruderalis
90 – 175 g/plant (dried)
70 – 100 cm
9-10 weeks after sprouting
Cerebral and relaxing
Fat Banana Automatic
Fat Banana x Cookies Auto
375 – 450 g/m 2
70 – 100 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 22% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
25% Sativa, 70% Indica, 05% Ruderalis
90 – 175 g/plant (dried)
70 – 100 cm
9-10 weeks after sprouting
Cerebral and relaxing

ROYAL GORILLA AUTOMATIC

The word “gorilla” in a strain is a mark of its potency. The pummelling power of a gorilla is certainly the only comparison that comes to mind for our Royal Gorilla Automatic. This autoflowering version of Royal Gorilla incorporates qualities of ruderalis, sativa, and indica.

While skewing mostly toward indica, there will also be a cerebral head high to look forward to. Plus, it will be ready for plucking only 8–10 weeks after germination. This strain is also adaptable to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. The resulting bud won’t disappoint with its THC content of over 20%.

This strain will bring on a wave of happy feelings, with a head high that gives way to couch-lock. This sensational journey also comes with a rich array of flavours. The diesel edge to this plant’s aroma is complemented by traces of pine, citrus, and forest fruits. Royal Gorilla Automatic has to be among the most satisfying of our autoflowering cultivars.

Royal Gorilla Automatic
Gorilla x Cookies x Ruderalis
325 – 400 g/m 2
60 – 120 cm
5 – 7 weeks
THC: 20% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
30% Sativa, 50% Indica, 20% Ruderalis
120 – 170 g/per plant (dried)
60 – 140 cm
8 – 10 weeks after germination
Stoned, physically and mentally
Royal Gorilla Automatic
Gorilla x Cookies x Ruderalis
325 – 400 g/m 2
60 – 120 cm
5 – 7 weeks
THC: 20% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
30% Sativa, 50% Indica, 20% Ruderalis
120 – 170 g/per plant (dried)
60 – 140 cm
8 – 10 weeks after germination
Stoned, physically and mentally

HULKBERRY AUTOMATIC

Hulkberry Automatic is our very own autoflowering version of the award-winning sativa Bruce Banner #3. We started by crossing Ghost OG with Strawberry Diesel to create a strain with the potency and unique terpene profile to match the original. We then crossed the result with Auto Ghost OG to pass on the autoflowering gene without driving down potency. The progeny is Hulkberry Automatic, a super aromatic and potent autoflower (she boasts up to 21% THC) that produces an exceptional creative high.

This strain produces strong, uplifting, and alerting cerebral effects. It’s a great daytime smoke as it won’t hinder your productivity or focus, and it goes particularly well with any kind of creative activity (like painting or writing). Like Green Gelato, this is also a great social smoke to share with friends.

Besides its uplifting high, Hulkberry Automatic also boasts exceptional aromas and flavours. On the nose, this strain smells of fresh, sweet strawberries reminiscent of Strawberry Diesel. When smoked or vaped, however, Hulkberry Automatic is spicy and earthy, with unique woody undertones. This strain is particularly high in the terpenes limonene, linalool, and myrcene.

Finally, like any good autoflower, Hulkberry Automatic is super easy to grow. She reaches a height of about 100cm and is completely harvest-ready in 65–70 days, producing decent harvests of 450g/m² indoors and up to 100g/plant outdoors.

Autoflowering strains have long been criticised for their potency. But things have changed. Here are 5 of the most potent autos on the market.