The cultivation of CBD-rich autoflowering genetics is making a splash on the U.S. west coast, not so much among small growers but among the big ones who grow weed to make vaping cannabis oil with. U.S. cannabis growers are still a bit wary of autoflowering plants, but large companies aren’t. In fact, they’ve already started using autoflowering buds for increasing and speeding up yields within the same space.
Rumor has it that autoflowering varieties are really catching on in the USA. Some people claim that regular and feminized genetics are no longer the indisputable favs of American cannabis growers. The strains that relied on photoperiods and could turn into huge cannabis trees seem to be losing steam. But, is there any truth in all this talking? Are autoflowering varieties gonna stay for good? Let's see…
Who grows auto seeds in the States?
The easiest way to know whether autoflowering genetics are really in vogue in those states where cannabis is already legal is to have a look at Instagram. Weed porn is found everywhere in the most visually appealing social network of all. If you follow any American growers or farms, you may not have noticed a change in the type of cannabis plants on display, or have you?
What you most certainly have noticed is the growing number of cultivations full of hundreds or thousands of mid-sized marijuana plants. If you ever happen to physically or virtually visit a weed farm specialized in growing CBD-rich genetics for the production of cannabidiol oil, you'll see a rather similar scenario. A small business dedicated to a very specific activity within a huge field grows autoflowering genetics, so what? Does this mean that all Americans are currently opting for this kind of varieties? Not at all.
The best bet for oil-producing large-scale growers
An oil-producing company generally needs massive amounts of flowers to create small oil bottles, meaning obtaining as many buds as possible as quickly as possible is their main goal. It is the only way to make the production of buds profitable. What do autoflowering strains offer? Two main things: they're fast and they're rather small. This explains why growing autoflowering marijuana genetics is the best way to produce large amounts of flowers within the same space for we can grow more often thanks to their incredibly fast growth.
With more and more CBD-rich products flooding the market, the popularity of high-CBD autoflowering varieties has kept pace in those states where CBD oils, for example, are marketed and especially in those where they're produced. And, needless to say, cannabis-friendly states are at the top of that list, hence the statement 'Americans now grow autoflowering seeds'.