BLACK JACK AUTO® & CREAM CARAMEL AUTO®
Greater than half a decade has handed for the reason that autoflowering increase within the cannabis seed market happened and time proved that Candy Seeds is one step forward with regards to the event of top of the range autoflowering hybrids.
Some time in the past I had the chance to develop two of essentially the most properly famed autoflowering strains from Candy Seeds: Cream Caramel Auto® (Candy Seeds selection SWS22) and Black Jack Auto® (SWS21). These are two strains that may simply change one’s opinion about autoflowering strains even for the growers which are nonetheless skeptical about any such plant. On this article I’ll clarify the the explanation why virtually everybody finally ends up altering their thoughts about it after giving these beauties a attempt.
I first began by sprouting 5 Cream Caramel Auto® seeds and four Black Jack Auto® seeds. A complete of 9 vegetation as a result of I selected to develop them in 7 litre pots and within the develop space I take advantage of there may be sufficient area for 9 of those pots. For the primary 10 days I left them underneath 2 tubular CFL lights with 18w every after which underneath 400w HPS from the 10th day till harvest. All the time with a 18/6 mild schedule from germination to reap. Nicely, virtually till harvest, however afterward I’ll clarify what occurred. The soil used was Canna Bio Plus, with 15% of perlite blended in it and liquid fertilizers additionally from the Canna natural vary, alternated with the usage of Guanokalong liquid bat guano. A 100% natural develop.
The vegetation developed very quick and with nice hybrid vigor from the primary levels of progress after which, between the 22nd and the 28th day of life, they began to provide the primary flowers. Flowering was extremely quick, which at the moment shocked me as a consequence of my quick expertise with autoflowering strains. I used to be not anticipating such a quick flowering that received me absolutely mature vegetation simply 65 days after germination. Nicely, 2 or three of the Cream Caramel Auto® vegetation might have been harvested even a bit earlier, as a result of at day 60 from germination they have been already exhibiting a grade of maturation that might be thought-about sufficient for lots of growers preferring to reap with only a minimal of maturity so as to get hold of a extra energetic and psychoactive impact. As we are able to see within the macro footage that have been made near the harvest day, there are many trichomes (greater than 50% of them) with amber to purple coloration. Which means that even by harvesting them at day 65, I received very mature vegetation and with the bodily stress-free impact that I search once I develop cannabis.
With a really quick flowering stage of round 35 days, the flowers grew as massive and fats because the photoperiod-dependent strains that I’m used to rising on this similar develop space with precisely the identical parameters. Taking into account the scale of the pots (7 liter) the flowers are glorious with regards to dimension and amount. Cream Caramel Auto® vegetation have been at all times forward of Black Jack Auto®, with greater flowers. However within the last stage of flowering, Black Jack Auto’s flowers fattened up massive time and there was a second when it was not really easy anymore to distinguish each strains from one another. Nicely, it was not straightforward with few lights, as a result of as soon as correctly illuminated the Cream Caramel Auto® vegetation present their majestic magnificence with some superb purple and purple flowers. The 5 vegetation of this pressure ended up with very stunning tones, turning them into ultra-photogenic vegetation. As a result of an enormous, compact and colourful flower, at all times permits for essentially the most stunning and profitable footage.
Alternatively, the great thing about Black Jack Auto® is within the big quantity of trichomes produced, which isn’t a shock as that is the autoflowering model of the well-known ‘Queen of Resin’. Moreover that, within the improvement of those autoflowering strains, Candy Seeds breeders labored very exhausting to provide vegetation which are similar to their photoperiod-dependent variations. From the Ruderalis ancestors we are able to discover solely the 2 fascinating traits: fastflowering and the capability to flower whatever the photoperiod they’re submitted to. The standard of the aromas, impact and manufacturing are similar to what we are able to get from their authentic photoperiod-dependent variations. Regardless that, I managed to get greater flowers than those I’m used to get with a number of photoperiod-dependent vegetation that often want round 100 days to be prepared when grown from seed, with the electrical energy prices for an additional 30 days that it implies.
The 9 vegetation produced a complete of 237.7 grams of dried and properly trimmed flowers. A median of barely greater than 26 grams per plant. In one other develop room with a bit more room, even with the identical pots and the identical mild efficiency, I’m positive that the manufacturing can be even higher, in addition to in an outside develop with satisfactory situations. Moreover being very compact, the flowers are really thick. The whole lot was going excellent, however about eight days earlier than the anticipated harvest date the climate forecasts indicated that my vegetation must face one final week of rain and really excessive humidity ranges. With fats, rock exhausting buds, the worry of mould turned a actuality however provided that the humidity % by no means went additional than 55% with the HPS lights on, I had an concept: experimenting with the lights at all times on (24/0) for the final week. This, in idea, would maintain the humidity ranges always low. Autoflowering strains usually are not delicate to photoperiods and might flower equally properly with 18/6 or with 24/0, or another photoperiod between these two. As I used to be only one week away from harvest, it appeared to me that nothing else might occur moreover the conventional maturation of the vegetation. And it actually went that approach, with eveything as anticipated till the harvest day arrived, with none type of stress indicators and no traces of mould, whereas the ultimate ripening allowed for even greater flowers.
The humidity was favorable for the drying procedures, creating the best situations for a drying course of as gradual as each grower ought to want for, in order that the flowers have time to do away with the undesired remaining traces of chlorophyll. It took them 15 days to get correctly dry, which is the best timing. As soon as they already have been within the glass jars, one or one other Black Jack Auto® plant that was nonetheless exhibiting seen traces of humidity have been taken out of the jars for two or three hours in a number of afternoons with sunshine and clear sky. For the opposite vegetation the standard 20 minutes per day of jars open over 2 weeks was sufficient for a great curing. However at all times with further consideration to keep away from opening the jars on excessive humidity or wet days, when it’s higher to go away the jars closed in order that the flowers don’t soak up the humidity current within the air, which might very seemingly carry away a superb quantity of aroma. Some time after, like with 2 months of remedy, it reached its full organoleptic potential. There are not any notable traces of chlorophyll anymore, making it a really nice smoke because the tastes and aromas are pure in all their splendor.