What are Super Autoflowers?

Super autoflowers are almost exactly the same as your everyday autoflowering strain, with one main difference – their size (and, along with it, their yield potential).

Super autoflower seeds transition from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage automatically, without the need for changes in light cycles. What sets them apart from your every day autos is not only their ability to grow into true beasts, but also how long the vegetative cycle lasts. Most autos will transition from veg to flower at around the 4-week mark after germination, while super autos usually veg for a little longer, which allows for larger plants and bigger yields…

How Much Do Super Autoflowers Yield?

Super autos are known to offer huge yields in a shortened time frame compared to traditional photoperiodic strains. On average, super autoflowers can produce between 200 and 300 grams per plant when grown outdoors (with certain strains pushing the one-pound mark), or up to 450 to 600 grams per square meter when grown under lights in perfect conditions.

How Potent are Super Autoflowers?

Super autoflowering strains can pack quite the punch, with more than a few strains now capable of producing up to plus 30% THC. Strains like Sucker Punch and Gorilla Glue Autoflower are known for their high THC levels, making them a popular choice among experienced cannabis users. However, just like yield potential, potency also depends on a range of factors such as genetics, growing conditions, and the grower’s level of experience.

What is the Highest Yielding Super Autoflower?

Among the current super autoflowering catalogue, Auto Pounder and Juicy Lucy stand out for their ridiculous yield potential. In perfect conditions, they can both tip the 600g/m2 mark, sometimes even hitting more than 300g per plant. This monstrous yield potential, combined with how easy both are to grow, makes these two heavyweight autoflowers a must-try for all growers, no matter how long they’ve been in the game.

Growing Tips for Super Autoflowering Strains

When growing super autoflowering strains, there are a few tips and tricks that can make a massive difference to the final result.

  • Super autos work well with both SCROG (Screen of Green) and SOG (Sea of Green) methods due to their specific characteristics. Thanks to their vigorous growth and abundant branching, these cultivars thrive when exposed to these training techniques, resulting in higher yields and maximizing the use of available space. Whether you choose the SCROG or SOG method, these strains are the perfect choice for optimizing your cultivation setup and achieving impressive harvests.
  • A light schedule of 18/6, 20/4, or even 24/0 (hours of light/hours of darkness) is typically recommended, and that goes for the entire growth cycle. With super autoflowering strains, you can benefit from running a 24/0 light schedule during the vegetative stage, as it may help with faster and stronger growth. However, this may also increase electricity costs and put more strain on your pants, so it’s important to find a balance that works for you. For the most part, we recommend sticking to a 20/4 for super autos.
  • Super autos are sensitive to elevated levels of nutrients, so it’s a good idea to start with a lower concentration and gradually increase as the plant develops. Overfeeding can lead to nutrient burn and stunted growth, which will ultimately impact your yield potential. It’s also crucial to flush your plants with plain water before harvest to ensure a clean and smooth smoking experience.
  • It’s important to note that some strains, like Ultra Lemon Haze, grow taller than other autos and may require additional training to manage their height effectively. With these tips in mind, cultivators can achieve optimal growth and yield from their super autoflowers.

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