Hybrid - Sativa Dominant
Unnamed mix of ColombianMexicanAfghaniand Thai genetic lines
Strain StoryCreated by Serious Seeds’ main breeder, Simon, AK-47 comes from a mixed bag of genetic heritage and was basically an accidental discovery. Its name comes from its’ “one hit wonder” effects. The plant has been a long-time contest and cup winner, winning 8 competitions spread over 10+ years — a true legend of a strain with incredible staying power.
OriginColombia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Thailand (created in Amsterdam)
DescriptionSlightly Sativa-dominant in terms of effect, Indica-dominant in terms of plant appearance, AK-47 is a true hybrid. The plant tends to have a large central main cola with minimal side-branching — it is a medium height plant that produces buds with a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. It also boasts a fairly short flowering time for a Sativa-dominant plant, making it suitable for commercial or connoisseur purposes. The “Cherry” phenotype is the most prized one.
Awards2nd prize for Best Sativa at the 1999 High Times Cannabis Cup, many others
AromaStrong, sweet, and fruity — the odor can get out of control when the plants are growing, so carbon filters are highly recommended.
FlavorSpice-heavy and a bit sweet, often tasting of sandalwood… the Cherry and Cherry-Lime phenotypes are known for matching the taste of their namesake fruits.
EffectsA balanced experience that changes according to harvest timing (late harvest produces more of an Indica-like, heavy experience), AK-47 is known for being very potent overall. The Sativa attributes keep it from being too heavy and narcotic, but there’s plenty of body effect and relaxation to go around. Appetite stimulation and muscle relaxation are the main medical properties in our experience.
Flowering Time53-63 days
Preferred Grow MediumGrows extremely well in hydroponic systems but also works well in soil and greenhouse conditions. Serious Seeds recommends a 5-10 day veg period from clones for maximum yield and vigor.
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