The scent of AK-47 is intensive yet pleasant: she blends earthy notes with zesty hints of pine wood, together with subtle citrus aromas. The result is a dank, somewhat skunky and spicy aroma that thanks to citrus notes is also enticingly refreshing.
The other thing that growers should be aware of with AK-47 is that she is a bit more sensitive to high humidity levels and mould, due to her large, dense buds and high resin content. To keep the risk for mould low, you should make sure that your growing area is well ventilated. Since humidity levels can’t really be kept under control when you’re growing outdoors, this can make AK-47 a bit challenging in an outdoor environment, in particular in humid or rainy climate. She’s a good outdoor strain to grow in climate such as the Mediterranean, but would be less ideal to grow outside in northern climates, where the weather normally turns bad at the end of summer.
One is her very pungent scent. So if you grow her in a location where smell could be an issue, make sure that you have good air filtration in place.
If you grow our classic feminized AK-47 variety, Royal AK, the plant will grow to a height of 80–140cm, which means that she will fit into most of tent sizes and grow rooms. Outdoors, the plant can get as tall as 170cm. With 19% of THC, she is potent enough so that you can enjoy its great effects.
AK-47 has always been a top choice, in particular for indoor growers, but that’s not to say that you wouldn’t be able to grow her outdoors. Among qualities that make her an ideal strain for growers is her quick flowering time. The average of about 60 days is rather short for a sativa-dominant plant. If you plant your seeds outdoors, she will need about the same time to go through bloom, and she will be ready to harvest in mid-October.
Most cannabis aficionados have likely heard about AK-74, the award-winning cannabis classic that is still very popular today. Considered a true masterpiece of cannabis strains, she provides marijuana connoisseurs with the best of both indica and sativa, in one rewarding hybrid. Some of the best qualities of the strain are her superb high, complex flavour profile and good yields. She has won countless awards, at times crowned as best sativa or best indica.
The AK-47 strain adapts well to all kinds of growing environments, which means you can grow her in soil, in coco or in hydro, and you can pretty much always expect good results. She is also an excellent plant that responds very well to pruning, and is very good for those who can grow her in a SOG to maximise yields. There is not too much to growing this lady, but there are two things that you need to be aware of.
The breeders used Colombian (sativa), Mexican (sativa), Thai (sativa) and Afghani to make AK-47. The result was a sativa-dominant hybrid, with 65% sativa and 35% indica heritage. Back then, the THC content of AK-47 was considered quite high with 13–20%, although compared to more recent strains this is now considered average. Her CBD and CBN percentage sits at a decent 1.5%.
Unlike some other, newer strains, AK-47 doesn’t really form a thick layer of trichomes. She makes up for this with her very large buds that, due to their shape and size, some compare to small bananas. She sports nice colours as she grows, her lime-green buds contrast with her orange pistil hairs, giving the plant a classy (and classic) look. Some phenotypes of the plant can also turn shades of purple.
AK-47 is a classic cannabis strain that is widely enjoyed by many. Find out everything you want to know about this formidable strain!