Auto Orange Bud combines ease-of-growth with extreme potency, heavy yields and a deliciously indulgent skunky citrus taste. Here is the time lapse video To see the unseen through technology is one of our favorite things, so we love watching Neil Bromhall's beautifully scored plant growth time-lapse videos. During its life cycle, cannabis passes through four main stages. These stages are germination, seedling, growth and flowering. Anyone who wants to cultivate cannabis needs to recognise these stages. Each stage brings its own challenges and problems.
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Auto Orange Bud is one of the most potent and delicious autoflower strains ever created by Dutch Passion. She is one of a just handful of autoflowers ever to have made it into the exclusive Extremely High THC cannabis seed collection, with THC levels that can range from 20-25%.
If you want to grow autoflower seeds with genuine mind numbing potency, a delicious sweet taste of freshly picked oranges and sky-high yields then Auto Orange Bud needs to be in your cannabis seed collection!
Auto Orange Bud cannabis strain info
Indoor / Outdoor difficulty
Indoors, Auto Orange Bud thrives under 20 hours of daily light, ready for harvest after around 11 weeks. Her skunk heritage assures that Auto Orange Bud seeds are easy and uncomplicated to grow.
Due to her broad and bushy structure, she is a perfect autoflower to grow naturally without grow techniques such as SCROG, SOG etc. The only thing that can be done during / at the end of the stretching phase is to remove the lowest branches and possibly remove excess leaves.
Some phenotypes produce large fan leaves. Often these obscure light over lower branches/buds and are best removed during the stretching phase. This allows the underlying bud sites to develop better, ultimately improving the yield. Outdoors, she can grow in temperate climates and does well in the sunniest and warmest 3-months of summer.
Flowering / harvest
Auto Orange Bud typically takes an average of 11 weeks from seed to harvest indoors, some phenotypes take about a week longer. These Sativa-leaning phenotypes tend to be the larger plants, often with the highest yields. On average, Auto Orange Bud takes from 77-90 days to complete bloom. Alowing her an extra week provides more amber trichomes and an even stronger narcotic high.
Outdoors, Auto Orange Bud needs about 12-15 weeks to fully finish flowering. It should be noted that ripening will be faster when conditions are optimised.
Plenty of sunlight and a dry climate ensure faster ripening. This also helps deliver the densest and whitest buds. So preferably put her in a sunny place and avoid excessively damp ground.
Aroma / flavour
Auto Orange Bud is a seriously strong/potent sativa autoflower strain with a deliciously fruity terpene profile. Careful breeding over several generations has preserved the sweet citrus taste of our photoperiod original Orange Bud variety. You will love the unmistakable, pungent citrus aroma of Orange, Tangerine and Lemon.
Auto Orange Bud can taste fruity, fresh and sweet at the same time. She is somewhat tart, pungent and sticky at all times. All in all, this is a rare treat for any serious autoflower seed grower.
Auto Orange Bud is part of the Dutch Passion Orange family of cannabis seeds. This is a collection of some of the world’s best citrus scented cannabis strains.
THC levels / effects
One of the best features of Auto Orange Bud is the insane potency. She takes THC levels to the max and then nudges them up a little further. Anyone used to enjoying ‘average’ autoflower strains with lesser THC levels needs to re-adjust to the 20-25% extreme THC levels from these top-shelf cannabis genetics. Anxiety and stress don’t survive long in the presence of such a powerful THC content.
If anything, the THC levels in Auto Orange Bud may be slightly higher than the photoperiod feminised seed version. As well as the blissfully pleasurable recreational effects, many medical growers find the extreme THC levels produce a powerful medical effect. Whether grown for medical or recreational effects, growers should note that the ‘Extreme THC’ rating is there for a reason. Use with caution!
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The Life cycle of Cannabis: From seed to harvest
Cannabis passes through a series of stages in its life. The most important of these are the germination, seedling, growth and flowering stages. Each stage brings its own challenges. Novice growers need to be aware of these, to be sure of giving their plants the attention and care that they deserve.
Plants are living beings. They are at the base of the evolutionary tree, they heal our bodies and souls, they delight our senses. I think all our readers know by now which is our favourite plant: Cannabis sativa L. – a fantastic crop and medicinal plant, and one of the oldest plant genera in the world.
No matter why cannabis is being cultivated, to see with your own eyes how a small seed grows into a bulky plant, which then starts flowering, is a moving experience every time.
Cannabis is an annual plant, so its entire lifecycle takes place within a single year, with most varieties reaching the end of their life after between four and ten months. In general terms, the following four stages of life can be distinguished:
- Germination stage
- Seedling stage
- Growth or vegetation stage
- Flowering stage
A quick glance is usually enough to determine the current stage. Over time, it is not just the appearance of the plant that changes, its needs also change. Different stages require different quantities of light, water and nutrients. Furthermore, if you want to determine the sex of the plant or prune it, it is useful to know which stage the plant has currently reached.
1 – Germination stage (1 to 2 weeks)
All forms of life start from a seed of some kind. High-quality seed is the single most important factor for successful cultivation. Cannabis seeds should be hard, dry and brownish in colour. There are a number of different ways of getting the seeds to germinate. The easiest is the paper towel method.
In the germination process, the germ in the seed breaks through its shell and forms a root, which is known as the taproot. Germination takes anything from 24 hours to 7 days. Generally cannabis varieties with a high proportion of Indica germinate faster than pure Sativas.
The germinated seed can now be placed carefully into the growing medium. The plant will start to grow and force its way upwards.
While the first two cotyledons (seed leaves) are being formed, the plant shrugs off the protective seed husk. That signifies the end of the germination stage.
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2 – Seedling stage (2 to 4 weeks)
Particular care is necessary at this stage in the lifecycle. Seedlings are susceptible to illnesses and mould. Many novices get carried away with watering and give the seedlings too much fertiliser. Even if you plan to grow outdoors, it may be useful to give the plants a healthy start indoors, assuming that a location is available with adequate light (e.g. a windowsill). The plants need as much light as possible at this stage.
How long the seedling stage lasts depends on the variety and on the environmental conditions. The main focus of the plant is on developing a root system. This forms the foundation for its later growth.
Meanwhile the plant will grow its first “real” leaves with the characteristic marijuana shape.
The leaflets are long and jagged. Initially a leaf has just one leaflet, although a mature cannabis plant will have five to seven leaflets per leaf.
Once the plant produces the full count of leaflets for each new leaf, the seedling stage is over.
3 – Growth stage or vegetation stage (2 to 8 weeks)
Now the plant starts its main growing phase. Provided it receives enough light, it can grow up to two inches (5 cm) in a single day. It is obvious that the plant needs to be repotted if it is still growing in a small pot.
Leafy plants like a healthy soil that is rich in nutrients. The production of chlorophyll and proteins depends on a supply of nitrogen. It is worth investing in the right kinds of fertiliser or even producing them yourself.
As it grows, the plant also needs more water. Young plants are best watered close to their stem, but later on water should be distributed more widely so that the tips of the roots can absorb water more efficiently.
Have you ever heard of topping, super-cropping or lollipopping? Using these techniques you can train cannabis or manipulate the shape of the plant. Growers use them to develop stronger plants with more buds. Opinions vary, however, on whether these techniques actually deliver results. They are only necessary for special cultivation methods such as the Screen of Green (SCROG).
How long the growth phase lasts is not a simple question to answer. Autoflowering cannabis varieties move automatically on to the flowering stage within 2 or 3 weeks. Regular or feminised varieties only start flowering once the days become shorter (outdoor cultivation) or the grower reduces the lighting period to 12 hours (indoor cultivation).