The Best Autoflowering Strains for Beginners

13 February 2023
Fast Buds Details the Best Strains to Help You Break Into the World of Cannabis Growing
13 February 2023
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The Best Autoflowering Strains for Beginners

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  • 1. G14
  • 2. Tangie'matic
  • 3. Blackberry
  • 4. Fastberry
  • 5. Girl scout cookies
  • 6. Honorable mentions
  • 6. a. Gorilla cookies auto
  • 6. b. Tropicana cookies auto
  • 6. c. Gorilla zkittlez auto


Everybody starts somewhere, but it's hard to know where to start when growing cannabis. There are so many options: what light? What medium? What nutrients? What humidity? We'll be answering all of these questions shortly, but today, we'll focus on strain, specifically, "What's the best strain for new growers?"

Autoflowering cannabis is the perfect variety for new growers, but Fast Buds has over 20 strains to choose from. While you no doubt have a strain preference for flowers, extracts, edibles, and topicals, selecting a strain for cultivation is an entirely different issue. Some require a green thumb, while others seem to take care of themselves. Below you'll find the five easiest autoflower strains for beginners.

1. G14

Fast Buds' Autoflowering G13, AKA G14


Fast Buds' Autoflower G13, G14, is one our oldest strains. It's also one of the most stable in our catalog, making it perfect to grow in a variety of conditions. This squat and fast-flowering strain is ideal for small gardens and apartment balconies. New growers are bound to make a few mistakes here and there, and G14 nobly suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous newbie grow mistakes while still producing beautiful hybrid flowers with THC content starting at 18%.

2. Tangie'Matic

Fast Buds' Autoflower Tangie, Tangie'Matic


Fast Buds' Tangie variant is an autoflowering giant. Easily our largest strain, Tangie's bulk makes it ideal for outdoor growing. If you grow indoors, make sure you have a large enough tent to accommodate this hybrid's 1.3-meter reach. The large frame produces large yields, and it's this combination that makes Tangie'Matic ideal for beginners. Even if you make a few mistakes and stress out this citrusy wonder, the resulting slower-growth will still produce a sizeable yield of buds.

3. Blackberry

Fast Buds Autoflower Blackberry Kush


Who doesn't love purple weed? Blackberry's amazing coloring and tendency to grow fast make it the perfect centerpiece for anyone's first time. Finishing in as little as eight weeks, this autoflowering Blackberry Kush handles a wide variety of environments while still producing large numbers of bud sites and flowers. This strain also has a green phenotype that appears from time to time, and produces equally potent green buds that compliment the more common purple variety.

4. Fastberry

Fast Buds Fastberry


After planting, Fastberry explodes out of the ground and doesn't stop. Fast doesn't do this genetic wunderkind justice. Typically finishing in eight weeks, experienced growers have been able to harvest within seven weeks. Fastberry's fast finishing allows new growers to learn from their mistakes quickly. It's the perfect strain for learners who want to find, correct, and learn from their errors as a quickly as possible. If cannabis growing is a competition (and it is for many), Fastberry is the ultimate training drill; fail fast, learn fast, grow fast.

5. Girl Scout Cookies

Fast Buds' Autoflower Girl Scout Cookies


Girl Scout Cookies is just a bit more sensitive to its environment than the other strains on this list. So why does it take the number one spot on our "easiest strains to grow" list? Well, even if you make a few errors, and all beginner growers do, Girl Scout Cookies flowers are always potent and enjoyable. Even if you have no idea what you're doing, Girl Scout Cookies buds always seem to have that magical cannabinoid mix that's made this strain a run-away hit in California. It's a high-THC strain (22%) with a hint of THCV, making it a giggly, energetic, and clear-headed strain that almost anyone can enjoy. It's the pizza of autoflowering strains, even when it's not at its best, it's still really good.

6. Honorable Mentions

Here at Fast Buds we are constantly working to release the best autoflowers in the market, which means that the 5 strains mentioned above are just a small part of all the great autoflowering genetics that make it possible for beginners to maximize yields and quality with minimum maintenance. Here’s a quick list of our latest releases that are highly recommended for beginner growers:

Gorilla Cookies Auto

Our bestselling variety arising from a cross between the outstanding Gorilla Glue and Girl Scout Cookies, it’s a marvelous strain that yields up to 650 g/m2 of 28.5% THC bud in 10 weeks.

Gorilla Cookies Auto
5 out of 5
I got 134g off this gal growing in 3 gal pot with 24 hours of light. i'm stoked with the result! Smells like diesel. Was a great grow overall.
Verified customer
Reviewed 9 December 2022

Tropicana Cookies Auto

Up to 500g/m2 of delicious citrusy purple buds with up to 27% THC in 8 - 9 weeks from seed!

Tropicana Cookies Auto
5 out of 5
So dank sticky and fruity smell full of tricoms and smooth smoke I love the terps...I recommend this strain it was really easy to grow.
Verified customer
Reviewed 5 October

Gorilla Zkittlez Auto

One of our most recent award winners, winner of 1st place at Dabadoo 2022 in Brazil. A must for those who prefer quality above quantity.

Gorilla Zkittlez Auto
5 out of 5
I went on a holiday for almost two weeks and trusted them to someone else and they survived. Not in the best condition haha but alive
Verified customer
Reviewed 9 January