BLACK JACK AUTO® & CREAM CARAMEL AUTO®
Greater than half a decade has handed because the autoflowering increase within the cannabis seed market passed off and time proved that Candy Seeds is one step forward in the case of the event of top quality autoflowering hybrids.
Some time in the past I had the chance to develop two of essentially the most effectively 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 can be nonetheless skeptical about any such plant. On this article I’ll clarify the the explanation why nearly 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 crops as a result of I selected to develop them in 7 litre pots and within the develop space I exploit there’s sufficient house for 9 of those pots. For the primary 10 days I left them beneath 2 tubular CFL lights with 18w every after which beneath 400w HPS from the 10th day till harvest. All the time with a 18/6 gentle schedule from germination to reap. Properly, nearly till harvest, however afterward I’ll clarify what occurred. The soil used was Canna Bio Plus, with 15% of perlite combined in it and liquid fertilizers additionally from the Canna natural vary, alternated with using Guanokalong liquid bat guano. A 100% natural develop.
The crops developed very quick and with nice hybrid vigor from the primary phases of progress after which, between the 22nd and the 28th day of life, they began to supply the primary flowers. Flowering was extremely quick, which at the moment stunned me as a consequence of my brief expertise with autoflowering strains. I used to be not anticipating such a quick flowering that acquired me absolutely mature crops simply 65 days after germination. Properly, 2 or three of the Cream Caramel Auto® crops may have been harvested even a bit earlier, as a result of at day 60 from germination they had been already displaying a grade of maturation that may very well be thought of sufficient for lots of growers preferring to reap with only a minimal of maturity to be able to receive a extra energetic and psychoactive impact. As we are able to see within the macro footage that had been made near the harvest day, there are many trichomes (greater than 50% of them) with amber to crimson coloration. Which means that even by harvesting them at day 65, I acquired very mature crops and with the bodily enjoyable impact that I search after I develop cannabis.
With a really brief flowering stage of round 35 days, the flowers grew as huge and fats because the photoperiod-dependent strains that I’m used to rising on this similar develop space with precisely the identical parameters. Making an allowance for the scale of the pots (7 liter) the flowers are wonderful in the case of measurement and amount. Cream Caramel Auto® crops had been at all times forward of Black Jack Auto®, with greater flowers. However within the ultimate stage of flowering, Black Jack Auto’s flowers fattened up huge time and there was a second when it was not really easy anymore to distinguish each strains from one another. Properly, it was not simple with few lights, as a result of as soon as correctly illuminated the Cream Caramel Auto® crops present their majestic magnificence with some wonderful crimson and purple flowers. The 5 crops of this pressure ended up with very lovely tones, turning them into ultra-photogenic crops. As a result of an enormous, compact and colourful flower, at all times permits for essentially the most lovely and profitable footage.
However, the great thing about Black Jack Auto® is within the enormous 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 growth of those autoflowering strains, Candy Seeds breeders labored very exhausting to supply crops which can be 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 plenty of photoperiod-dependent crops 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 crops produced a complete of 237.7 grams of dried and effectively trimmed flowers. A mean 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 gentle efficiency, I’m certain that the manufacturing could be even higher, in addition to in an out of doors develop with sufficient circumstances. Moreover being very compact, the flowers are actually thick. The whole lot was going excellent, however about eight days earlier than the anticipated harvest date the climate forecasts indicated that my crops must face one final week of rain and really excessive humidity ranges. With fats, rock exhausting buds, the concern of mildew grew to become a actuality however on condition that the humidity % by no means went additional than 55% with the HPS lights on, I had an thought: experimenting with the lights at all times on (24/0) for the final week. This, in idea, would maintain the humidity ranges consistently low. Autoflowering strains are usually not delicate to photoperiods and may flower equally effectively 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 may occur apart from the traditional maturation of the crops. And it actually went that method, with eveything as anticipated till the harvest day arrived, with none sort of stress indicators and no traces of mildew, whereas the ultimate ripening allowed for even greater flowers.
The humidity was favorable for the drying procedures, creating the perfect circumstances for a drying course of as sluggish 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 perfect timing. As soon as they already had been within the glass jars, one or one other Black Jack Auto® plant that was nonetheless displaying seen traces of humidity had been taken out of the jars for two or three hours in a couple of afternoons with sunshine and clear sky. For the opposite crops the standard 20 minutes per day of jars open over 2 weeks was sufficient for a really perfect curing. However at all times with additional 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 take up the humidity current within the air, which might very seemingly carry away a very good quantity of aroma. Some time after, like with 2 months of treatment, it reached its full organoleptic potential. There aren’t any notable traces of chlorophyll anymore, making it a really nice smoke because the tastes and aromas are pure in all their splendor.