The Weekly Strain Breakdown: AK-47

AK-47 is a sativa-dominant hybrid that was created in 1992 by Serious Seeds. This strain has a strong lineage. It is a mix between South American, Mexican, Thai and Afghani strains. This strain is 65% sativa and 35% indica.

Its beginnings may have started way back since the 1970’s. That was the time of the post-war era. And during that time this strain was a simple cross between Thai and Afghani strains. It was reinvented in 1992 by Serious Seeds. And in 1999, it was super crossed to produce uniform seeds.

In lab tests, THC contents scores are generally high. Its highest THC test contents was at 20%. The CBD contents are generally around 1.5%. Winner of several world-wide cannabis awards for its strong and long-lasting THC effects.

How AK-47 GrowsAK-47

AK-47 seeds can be moderately difficult to grow because of how much TLC this strain requires. Expect this strain to grow huge and develop buds that are just as big. It has great bag appeal. The fluffy buds are dark, yellow and green with red hairs that are covered in heavy amounts of crystals.

This phenotype can grow indoors and outdoors. However, most cultivators prefer to grow this strain indoors in soil or hydro. It likes the sea of green method, and create an even canopy by cutting the tops and trellising them. The large buds are prone to bud rot so they need to be constantly check up on. AK requires lots of feeding at first and then a complete flush right before harvest.

An air filtration system is recommended because the scent this plant gives off is incredibly pungent. It’ll do best in temperatures of 75 degrees. Indoors, expect to be ready to flower in eight to nine weeks. Outdoors, expect to harvest by the middle of October. After some TLC, expect to harvest yields between 350 and 500 grams.

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A relaxing and mellow weed, this strain creates a cerebral buzz with a heavy-couch locking sensation. The head high keeps people feeling creative and mentally engaged. It would be easy to accomplish tasks except that the couch-lock tends to stop people in their tracks.

Many people extremely happy after a few tokes of this strain. They also report feeling relaxed, uplifted, euphoric and energetic. Not only does this strain provide wonderful feelings of joy and relaxation, but it also has some great medical benefits as well.

Medical patients use this strain to help combat stress, depression, pain, fatigue and lack of appetite. It also helps alleviate more serious symptoms. Such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PMS.

A Few NegativesLandrace Strain 1

There are a few negatives associated with this strain. But it’s nothing that can’t be avoided or cured. One complaint that is most common is dry mouth.

Dry mouth is easy to fix. Before starting a smoke session, grab a nice cold glass of water. Basically, any refreshing beverage should do the trick. If a tasty beverage is not available, chewing on a piece of bubble gum keeps a mouth moist.

Other complaints that are not so common are dry eyes, dizziness, headaches and paranoia. When it comes to dry eyes, eye drops will fix that issue. Other symptoms are easily preventable by keeping a careful eye on these dosages. Take a few puffs then put it down and wait a few minutes.

The Pungent Weapon

AK-47 is a pungent strain. Many will agree that it has a strong, earthy sweet scent. Hiding this smell will be almost impossible. Opening a bag or jar that contains this strain will completely fill up a room. A garden will carry this strain smell for miles. And smoking this strain will permeate though walls.

The taste is just as potent as the smell. It’ll have a sweet and sour taste on inhale. Expect a floral taste on exhale.

Have you tried AK-47? What was your experience like? Was it easy to grow this strain? Or does it require too much TLC to deal with? Let us know in the comments down below.

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