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Top 5 High-THC Autoflowering Strains (2020 Update)

Autoflowering strains suck when it comes to potency, right? Wrong. At RQS, we’re proud to announce a whole new line of autoflowers that’ll put even some of the most potent photoperiod strains to shame.

For a long time, autoflowering strains have been criticised for producing lower levels of THC than photoperiod varieties. But with our new line of autoflowers, that’s all changed. Below, we shine a light on our fresh roster of super potent autoflowering cannabis strains.

ARE AUTOFLOWERING CANNABIS STRAINS WORTH IT?

We get this question a lot, and the answer is yes; autoflowering strains are definitely worth it. They are super easy to grow and can produce some spectacular bud, especially if you plant them in big pots under strong lights.

Plus, the fact that autoflowers don’t need to be pruned or trained makes them ideal for beginner growers. Their short stature allows them to fit into small indoor grow rooms or stealthy outdoor grows, and their short flowering time means you can typically pump out multiple harvests throughout the year.

TOP 5 HIGH-THC AUTOFLOWERS FOR YOUR 2020 GROW-OP

And now, thanks to our new line of genetics, autoflowering strains can finally stand up to their photoperiod competitors in terms of potency. The strains listed below are capable of producing up to 24% THC!

GREEN GELATO AUTO

In 2018, Gelato was named “Strain of The Year”. Green Gelato Automatic is our very own unique autoflowering version of this beloved hybrid. This is one of our most aromatic strains, and it produces massive levels of THC that’ll give even a top-shelf Haze a good run for its money.

Green Gelato Automatic boasts everything you love about our photoperiod Green Gelato strain in a neat autoflowering package. Like the original strain, Green Gelato Auto boasts balanced effects that combine a relaxing, physical stone with cerebral euphoria.

This strain is first on our list for a reason; Green Gelato Automatic can produce up to 24% THC, making her one of the most potent autoflowers on the market. You’ll only need a few hits to feel her powerful effects.

Many find Green Gelato Auto to be a great strain for creative exploits. Consider giving her a try while painting, writing, or composing music, or while socialising with friends at parties.

Green Gelato Auto is an absolute fiesta when it comes to flavour and aroma. On the nose, she’s fruity and citrusy, while boasting super sweet, slightly earthy flavours. Green Gelato Auto is also super easy to grow. She reaches a maximum height of 120cm and is typically ready to harvest 70 days from germination.

Green Gelato Automatic
Green Gelato Automatic
Green Gelato x Cookies Auto
375 – 450 gr/m2
70 – 120 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 24%
Sativa 55% Indica 40% Ruderalis 5%
100 – 175 gr/plant
100 – 120 cm
9 – 10 weeks after sprouting
Physical, clear high

AMNESIA HAZE AUTOMATIC

Amnesia Haze Automatic brings autoflowering properties to this classical sativa variety. Featuring 50% sativa, 20% indica, and 30% ruderalis genetics, this strain has been finely tuned for your growing and smoking pleasure.

Every smoker loves a packed bowl of sativa when a task needs doing, or when they feel their creative side emerging. The downside of some sativa varieties is the length of time it takes them to mature.

Although some growers might have the patience and resources to see a photoperiod sativa through to harvest, others grow under more restrictions. For these people, they will be pleased to realise that Amnesia Haze Automatic explodes from seed to harvest in as little as 10 weeks!

So, aside from its lightning-fast growing speed, what else can Amnesia Haze Automatic bring to the smoker and grower? Well, when harvest time arrives, you will be greeted by resinous buds that contain 18% THC. That is some pretty strong bud. Amnesia Haze Automatic flowers also contain decent amounts of CBD.

If you grow indoors, you can expect your plants to reach a height of 100cm and produce a yield of around 350–400g/m². If you live in a warm and sunny climate and decide to plant your green babies outdoors, you can expect them to reach a height of 120cm and kick out a yield of approximately 180g/plant when dried.

When smoking your Amnesia Haze Automatic harvest, you will experience a mixture of sweet and spicy taste sensations, accompanied by the classical taste of Amnesia strains. This will be complemented by a cerebral, uplifting, and motivating psychoactive high.

Amnesia Haze Automatic
Amnesia Haze Automatic
Amnesia x Ruderalis
350 – 400 gr/m2
50 – 100 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 50% Indica 20% Ruderalis 30%
130 – 180 gr/plant
100 – 120 cm
11 – 12 weeks after sprouting
Cerebral and uplifting

FAT BANANA AUTOMATIC

Fat Banana is a super aromatic RQS strain that produces big, dense, and resinous buds. Fat Banana Automatic is her autoflowering cousin. Indica-dominant, fast-flowering, and capable of producing up to 22% THC, Fat Banana Automatic has to be one of the most potent autoflowers available today.

Like the original, Fat Banana Automatic produces a hard-hitting body stone. She’s best enjoyed in the evening while watching a movie, listening to your favourite record, or just before bed. Don’t be fooled into using this strain during the day, as it’ll likely affect your ability to focus.

In terms of flavour and aroma, Fat Banana Automatic is very similar to the photoperiod original. She boasts a big, tropical fruit aroma with bold notes of banana and hints of mango. When smoked or vaped, Fat Banana Automatic is very sweet and smooth, making it hard to put her down.

Thanks to her short flowering time and short stature, Fat Banana Automatic is super easy to grow. She takes just 9–10 weeks to go from seed to harvest and reaches a height of just 100–120cm. Despite its size, this strain is still able to produce heavy harvests of up to 450g/m² indoors and 175g/plant outdoors.

Fat Banana Automatic
Fat Banana Automatic
Fat Banana x Cookies Auto
375 – 450 gr/m2
70 – 100 cm
7 – 8 weeks
THC: 22%
Sativa 20% Indica 70% Ruderalis 10%
90 – 175 gr/plant
80 – 120 cm
9 – 10 weeks after sprouting
Cerebral and relaxing

ROYAL GORILLA AUTOMATIC

The word “gorilla” in a strain is a mark of its potency. The pummelling power of a gorilla is certainly the only comparison that comes to mind for our Royal Gorilla Automatic. This autoflowering version of Royal Gorilla incorporates qualities of ruderalis, sativa, and indica.

While skewing mostly toward indica, there will also be a cerebral head high to look forward to. Plus, it will be ready for plucking only 8–10 weeks after germination. This strain is also adaptable to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. The resulting bud won’t disappoint with its THC content of over 20%.

This strain will bring on a wave of happy feelings, with a head high that gives way to couch-lock. This sensational journey also comes with a rich array of flavours. The diesel edge to this plant’s aroma is complemented by traces of pine, citrus, and forest fruits. Royal Gorilla Automatic has to be among the most satisfying of our autoflowering cultivars.

Royal Gorilla Automatic
Royal Gorilla Automatic
Gorilla x Cookies x Ruderalis
325 – 400 gr/m2
70 – 100 cm
6 – 8 weeks
THC: 20%
Sativa 30% Indica 50% Ruderalis 20%
120 – 170 gr/plant
80 – 140 cm
10 – 12 weeks after sprouting
Stoned, physically and mentally

HULKBERRY AUTOMATIC

Hulkberry Automatic is our very own autoflowering version of the award-winning sativa Bruce Banner #3. We started by crossing Ghost OG with Strawberry Diesel to create a strain with the potency and unique terpene profile to match the original. We then crossed the result with Auto Ghost OG to pass on the autoflowering gene without driving down potency. The progeny is Hulkberry Automatic, a super aromatic and potent autoflower (she boasts up to 21% THC) that produces an exceptional creative high.

This strain produces strong, uplifting, and alerting cerebral effects. It’s a great daytime smoke as it won’t hinder your productivity or focus, and it goes particularly well with any kind of creative activity (like painting or writing). Like Green Gelato, this is also a great social smoke to share with friends.

Besides its uplifting high, Hulkberry Automatic also boasts exceptional aromas and flavours. On the nose, this strain smells of fresh, sweet strawberries reminiscent of Strawberry Diesel. When smoked or vaped, however, Hulkberry Automatic is spicy and earthy, with unique woody undertones. This strain is particularly high in the terpenes limonene, linalool, and myrcene.

Finally, like any good autoflower, Hulkberry Automatic is super easy to grow. She reaches a height of about 100cm and is completely harvest-ready in 65–70 days, producing decent harvests of 450g/m² indoors and up to 100g/plant outdoors.

Autoflowering strains have long been criticised for their potency. But things have changed. Here are 5 of the most potent autos on the market.

Most Potent Strain?

DirtyN0rth
Auto Warrior

Hey. I’ve really grown to love the seeds that Dutch Passion produces. Not just the taste, potency, and quality. but the consistency more than all. I don’t grow a lot of plants at once so it really sucks ass (to put it simply) when a plant doesn’t turn out quite like you’d hoped it would. Well. this has yet to happen to me with Dutch Passion strains. I usually end up being impressed. or very impressed. Anyways. I’ve been growing AutoUltimate and Blue AutoMazar and I love both. The AutoUltimate truly is the most well-rounded strain in terms of potency, taste, and yield. The Blue AutoMazar is so dense, strong, and tasty. I’m just starting a Blackberry Kush that I’m sure will light me up as well. I’m looking for a fourth strain that is all out potency.

So. is there a general consensus on what Dutch Passion Auto strain is the strongest? I’ve heard that the White Widow is a beast, and I haven’t tried it yet. I realize this kinda varies with Indica and Sativa. and in general I would say I prefer Hybrids / Indicas just because I really love big dense nuggets. Regardless, I’m looking for something that I can advertise as a real ass kicker. So any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again dudes/dudettes!

EDIT: I will also take non-DP recommendations. but I really am partial to the consistency of Dutch Passion’s genetics.

Necrowpharaoh
Auto Warrior

The highest potency strain that I have ever heard of is called Borderliners from AMS getting 28% THC. That said I’m starting some WW Auto XTRMs from AMS that has had reports of 22-24% thc- I didn’t know about the borderliner’s at the time otherwise I would have got that instead of the super skunk lol (I want to do a borderliners, white widow cross eventually but some White Skunk is more closer in the future).

White Widow has always been one of my favorite plants to grow. The potency, look, high and smell always deliver with White Widow even for beginner growers. Also, when’s the last time you’ve seen some legit WW? everytime somebody tries to show me theirs I immediately turn them away because it’s never legit.

Ken357
Auto Warrior
yodabuds
On Parole from the Naughty Step
ThatKracker
Po White Trash
DirtyN0rth
Auto Warrior

Hmm Dinafem’s Critical+ 2.0 definitely looks interesting. Maybe I’ll pick up a three pack of that with a three pack of the DP White Widow. The AMS seeds are interesting. but ordering ten at a time is a bit overkill. That, and I don’t really trust the seed banks quotes on yields and THC% . Up to 25% . Up to 400grams (I know it doesn’t say that on AMS’s site but many sites do have fairly outrageous claims for what a strain will produce). yeah sure but I’d like to see proof of either. I’ve obviously seen yields that get way up there. Like TaNg’s grows producing over 10ozs. but it’s rare.

EDIT: Yodabuds. it’s funny that you mentioned Mephisto because I’d like to order off of Seedsman (I have loyalty points and they do a monthly discount) and they are currently offering Fantasmo Express by Mephisto for their Free Autoflower you get for ordering. Looks like its meant to be. although I know it’s not a chem it would still work out pretty well to end up with all three and save some loot.

TRIPDOG
Auto Warrior
ThatKracker
Po White Trash
DutchPassionTony
Autoflower Master

Think Different remains one of my favourites from our entire collection, BUT different people have different individual preferences. Some folk have strong preferences to indica-leaning varieties. One colleague of mine only has sativa varieties. And plenty of customers have converted to CBD-rich varieties. One thing I would say is that I have not been able to to discern any difference between the best autos and photoperiod strains for a few years now. The other thing I would say is that each person tends to get a slightly different effect from a given variety. Maybe our own bodies react differently (I guess we each have our own unique endo cannabinoid system).

Its not the ideal answer, but I think it takes a few different grows of different varieties in order to find the variety that ticks all the right boxes. And different people have different favourites. Hows that for a confusing answer

DABaracuss
DAB ON UM

Think Different remains one of my favourites from our entire collection, BUT different people have different individual preferences. Some folk have strong preferences to indica-leaning varieties. One colleague of mine only has sativa varieties. And plenty of customers have converted to CBD-rich varieties. One thing I would say is that I have not been able to to discern any difference between the best autos and photoperiod strains for a few years now. The other thing I would say is that each person tends to get a slightly different effect from a given variety. Maybe our own bodies react differently (I guess we each have our own unique endo cannabinoid system).

Its not the ideal answer, but I think it takes a few different grows of different varieties in order to find the variety that ticks all the right boxes. And different people have different favorites. Hows that for a confusing answer

Great Dam Answer Tony..Seems like He already knows what type he likes ..that affect hie well. the hybrid indica doms so start with that and find a high potency one..but sativa s tend to have the higher TCH and lower CBD. Like a weed finger print LOL..I haven had a chance to grow any DP yet but I would stick to a tried an true company strain for you like a new dp indy cross you may like and then adventure out to others.get 3 think different and a few dragons and a few Mephisto and dont forget my BOY LBH with his Sour D haze autos..So many choices so little space lol the potency is steady going up with autos..I have seen some bold claims but no proper testing,,but you cant really go by THC alone there are so many other factors that we dont know about yet.

10 seeds is not too many depending on if its a f1 or a BX ect..many phenos in a f1 so 10 beans will gove you a few different plants .Wonder why most breeders dont tell you that info all the time..should be standard.

Hey… I've really grown to love the seeds that Dutch Passion produces. Not just the taste, potency, and quality…but the consistency more than all. I…