Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2024)

13 March 2024
These strains are fast flowering, highly resilient and will give you the upper hand when it comes to harvesting outdoors.
13 March 2024
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Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2024)

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  • 1. Purple punch auto
  • 2. Strawberry pie auto
  • 3. Banana purple punch auto
  • 4. Gorilla cookies auto
  • 5. Forbidden runtz auto
  • 6. Purple lemonade auto
  • 7. Gorilla zkittlez auto
  • 8. Lemon cherry cookies auto
  • 9. Apricot auto
  • 10. Strawberry gorilla auto
  • 11. In conclusion

Growing outdoors is the preferred way of growing of many cultivators but unfortunately, not every grower disposes of a sunny, warm climate all year long. Because of this, it’s essential to opt for autoflowering strains that will give you the upper hand in less-than-ideal climates. Knowing which autoflowering cultivars are better suited for colder climates, can give you an advantage when it comes to growing outdoors. 

Starting with the right genetics can and will make a huge difference in the quality and quantity of the final product, which is why we highly recommend going for Indica-dominant hybrids. So if you’d like to take a look at our best autoflowers for cold climates, read along. In this article, you will discover the 10 best autoflowering strains for taking on challenging weather, with the highest resistance to cold, wet, wind, and pathogens.

 

Our selection of autoflowers for cold climates.

Purple Punch Auto

The perfect ratio of Indica and Sativa makes Purple Punch Auto a very productive, and highly resistant autoflowering hybrid. Her height will range from 90-150cm, however, she can take heavy winds and cold temperatures with ease, allowing a grower to achieve yields of up to 600gr/m2. 

 

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· A big plant with even bigger yields.
· Terpene excellency.
· Top-shelf genetics.
· An Indispensable Indica.
· With 24% THC, the only punch you wanna take.
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The terpene profile can be described as a delicious blend of blueberry muffins and spices with cherry overtones and sweet-tart that every smoker will fall in love with, leaving you feeling like you just ate a delicious dessert with just a couple of tokes. With such a rapid flowering time of 63 days before harvest, it is possible to plant this cultivar outdoors many times per year with no worry about mold, mildew, or pathogens.

 

“It's a treat! This Purple Punch Auto girl grew really fast, she smelled amazing from flowering week 3. Aromas are cherries, berries, sweet fruits, pepper and a bit pungent. Lots of stickyness! Effects are like a punch, happy sleep, no hangover. You will smoke one joint, and you will be stoned and happy, you smoke the second because the grinder smells so good, and goodnight. If you're like me. I will grow this one again!! Good job, Fastbuds!!!

Grow Tips

  • Purple Punch Auto can grow as tall as 150cm, so better for those with plenty of grow space.
  • It is advised to tie down your plants if you are concerned about height, to allow plants to stay around 80cm.
  • We advise growing this strain in a SCROG setup to maximize yields.

Strawberry Pie Auto

For all the fruity and sweet terps lovers out there, Strawberry Pie Auto is an extremely powerful Indica autoflowering hybrid, highly resistant, easy-to-grow, and a relatively short cultivar that boasts 26% THC. Expect a pleasant smooth smoke that's not harsh on the throat thanks to the creamy, fruity, and sweet terps.

An extremely resistant strain, well adapted to colder climates that grows one main cola and several side branches that yield as much as the main one, making her ideal for all types of growers and all types of setups where she produces chunky, sugar-coated buds that have an array of green and pinkish tints. 

 

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· Mighty 26% THC!
· Breathtaking trichomes.
· High-yielding.
· Candy buds.
· Perfect for stealth growers.
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A very large producer who will require 8 - 9 weeks before harvesting and thanks to her height of 60-100cm while yielding up to 500g/m2 and being extremely well suited for balconies and terraces. Her effects are very focused yet deeply relaxing and bordering on couch lock, with mouth-watering flavors that are highly sought after.

Grow Tips

  • Perfect for Screen of Green setups thanks to its ideal side branching.
  • Can take the cold weather with no issues from mold or powdery mildew.
  • A very quick flowering strain that can be successfully harvested multiple times a year.

Banana Purple Punch Auto

A unique Cali strain that got everyone's attention due to the purple sugary fruity sweet candy-like flavors, massive yields, and an excellent performer outdoors in all scenarios. This 75% Indica- dominant variety will take as little as 8 weeks from seed to harvesting, making her fast flowering time ideal for those who experience short summers and require fast flowering cultivars that will mature in a short time without affecting the yields and quality. 

 

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· The purple champion.
· The fruitiest of them all.
· Strong and stress-free.
· So many flavors in so little time!
· A Solid Indica.
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Banana Purple Punch Auto will stop growing at around 120cm in height, giving her a stocky and compact appearance, one she begins to fill out with buds. With up to 26% THC and an incredible terpene profile, this cultivar is a must-have for commercial growers and flavor chasers living in all types of climates.

 

“What an amazing strain! Absolute champion! It was very easy to grow. Responded perfectly to LST. Very pleasant scent over flowering period. Sweet berries, ripe fruits and gummies. Not overwhelming. Dense and solid buds structure. Super frosty and super sticky. Will definitely grow this strain again and possibly again.”

Grow Tips

  • She has a strong resistance to cold, wind, pathogens, and insects.
  • Due to her excessive weight, supporting the side branches is advised.
  • A nutrient-hungry strain that can take high amounts of nutrient solution, just be careful to avoid overfeeding.

Gorilla Cookies Auto

An amazing blend of two old-school gems that is well known for her ability to thrive in all conditions. Gorilla Cookies Auto is a rapid flowering, Indica-dominant hybrid cultivar taking only 10 weeks before harvesting, making it a great choice for growers seeking resilient strains that grow fast and yield a lot. Commercial growers will find this strain to be very rewarding producing up to 650 gr/m2, allowing for a perpetual harvest all year. 

 

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· Whopping 28.5% THC!
· Super-reliable and incredibly resistant.
· Massive producer.
· Chunky dense buds.
· Great for beginners.
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Height-wise, she will finish around 100 - 150cm in height with a stocky and bushy appearance, reacting superbly to basic training such as L.S.T. Gorilla Cookies Auto is the ultimate autoflowering cultivar for cold and wet climates.

 

 

Lab test for gorilla Cookies Auto

Lab test courtesy of Encore Labs.
 

 

“What a giant. I´m so excited for her dry weight, but im relatively sure, that she is the #1 yielder of all plants i´ve ever grown. After the first couple of testsmokes i can say i like her. The taste is not fully developed, but its on the smooth sweet side. The high is quite strong but not overwhelming or too fatigue.”

Grow Tips

  • Planting closely together in a Sea of green will allow for uniform plants and huge yields.
  • Very resistant to insects, pathogens, and mold.
  • Can be harvested up to 4 times per year outdoors with excellent results.

Forbidden Runtz Auto

An autoflowering version of a cross between two extremely popular varieties with a unique terp blend; Expect an extremely potent effect with 26% THC, pungent fruity, sweet, and earthy terps with rock-solid performance, making Forbidden Runtz Auto a wise choice for growers who experience colder climates. This unique variety will grow between 90-130cm low meaning she is perfect for those looking for heavy yielders, while flowering in 9 weeks.

 

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· Nugs fit for a king.
· Extraordinary Yields.
· Beginners dream strain.
· Flavorful flowers.
· Among the strongest of all times.
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Well recommended for beginner growers in search of a quick flowering crop perfect for a SCRoG setup. Outdoors, Forbidden Runtz Auto is very resilient meaning she can take cold temperatures and wet weather, with a strong resistance to mold, mildew, and insects.

Grow Tips

  • Thanks to her extra-tough resistance, this cultivar is ideal for all types of climates.
  • When growing outdoors, be careful of how pungent her aroma can become.
  • She enjoys a higher than a normal nutrient solution and is a big feeder.

Purple Lemonade Auto

A purple giant of an autoflower with an extremely citrusy aroma and beautiful purple buds. This is a medium-height, fast-flowering Indica-dominant hybrid with the ultimate bag appeal. Flowering time will take 9-10 weeks and she will produce purple-colored plants, glistening in resin. Height wise expect this cultivar to grow between 80-130cm making her ideal for anyone with limited height. 

 

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· A purple giant.
· Bittersweet citrus terps.
· Delightful for the mind and body.
· Eye-catching bag appeal.
· Californian perfection.
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Sweet citrus lemon terpenes, yields of 550 gr/m2, and THC levels of 25.5% make Purple Lemonade an excellent strain for beginner growers, as well as growers who require a fast flowering strain. She loves to be trained and tied down using L.S.T techniques and will reward first-time growers with dense and chunky nugs.

 

“God damn! If you're looking for a plant that will yield extremely well in the shortest time possible, look no further! Purple Lemonade from Fast Buds is the real deal! 250g of dry goodness? Just grab these beans and you'll be in awe what she has in store for you! Great smelling, great tasting and most definitely great yielding genetics!”

Grow Tips

  • We recommend tying down the plants during the first 4 weeks.
  • A very versatile strain that can endure long periods without nutrients if needs be.
  • A vigorous and sturdy plant with a very short and squat structure, resistant to strong winds.

Gorilla Zkittlez Auto

Gorilla Zkittlez Auto is a very robust plant that is very resistant to cold climates flowering in 9  weeks. Fans of Zkittlez will know that extra loud, pine, citrusy, and sweet terps followed by lip-licking flavors. Testing at 27% THC and producing extra-large yields, this cultivar is ideal for beginner growers looking for an easy-to-grow strain that will grow as tall as 100 - 150cm while producing good yields fast without affecting the quality and quantity of the harvest.

 

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· Whopping 29.845% total cannabinoids.
· Powerfully productive.
· Fiercely fast.
· The best of both worlds.
· Award-winning genetics.
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When flowering, she will produce one main thick central cola, with short side branches, giving this cultivar a very stocky appearance once harvest time comes around.

 

Lab test for Gorilla Zkittlez Auto

Lab test courtesy of Encore Labs.
 

 

“A very potent and productive strain. Massive amount of buds, snow-covered from the middle of flowering. Drinks a lot and smells incredibly strong during flowering.”

Grow Tips

  • Growing Gorilla Zkittlez Auto in a Sea of Green works very well, maximizing yields per grow space.
  • Be careful when planting outdoors of how aromatic she will become late into flowering.
  • Using L.S.T will increase production further and open the structure of the plants as well.


Lemon Cherry Cookies Auto

This is an auto version of the extremely popular award-winning cultivar. An Indica-dominant autoflowering hybrid offering cherry, cookie, and lemon terps while being a very easy-to-grow plant that is ready to harvest in only 9 weeks. Beginner growers can expect extra large harvests of bright purple-colored flowers that smell incredible and has through the roof bag appeal meaning Lemon Cherry Cookies Auto is a great candidate for commercial growers.

 

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· Up to 28.5% THC!
· Ripe cherry on lemon cookies.
· Exceptional quality with top-tier terpenes
· Indulge in blissful relaxation.
· Fast forward harvests.
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Thanks to her Indica dominance, she will grow between 80-120cm and with a compact structure making her perfect for Sea of green setups. Highly resilient to colder weather, this rapid blooming cultivar tests at up to 28.5% THC and has a very impressive trichome production, with a delicious sweet berry flavor with exceptional hints of sour citrus, cherry, and sweet cookie dough, making it highly rewarding for hash makers and extractors.

 

“beautiful color, solid flowers and incredible smell. Curing it and it looks super nice. Easy to grow, was very happy with everything.”

 

Grow Tips

  • A very easy-to-grow strain ideal for beginner growers, as she requires little maintenance
  • Due to her bushy canopy, pruning of fan leaves to expose more direct light may be necessary.
  • Blackberry Auto will thrive in cold and wet conditions at the end of Summer.

Apricot Auto

A delicious variety that has an insane terpene profile and an incredible resin production, super-resistant, and a very easy-to-grow strain. Apricot Auto can be harvested in just 9 to 10 weeks, where she can yield up to 550gr/m2. She is a medium/tall-sized cultivar that tends to grow between 80-120cm making her a great yielder. 

 

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· Current World Champion.
· Up to 26% THC!
· Great taste in every hit.
· Fruitylicious harvests.
· Perfect for extractions.
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THC levels will test up to 26% and the terpene profile and flavor can be described as a blend of apricot, deliciously sweet tropical fruits and a strong woody background. Highly recommended for Sea of Green set-ups thanks to her uniform, homogenous traits and compact structure. An exceptional choice for hash makers looking to take their extractions to the next level due to the quantity and quality of the resin.

 

“On the nose she smells of sweet fruit but when smoked you get sweet fruit like apricot or peach with a hint of gas and skunky undertones. People are going to like this one.”

Grow Tips

  • Planting Apricot Auto late into the year will also produce great results, even in cold climates.
  • Make sure you make hash and extracts with the high amount of sugar leaf this strain produces.
  • It is possible to grow this cultivar 3-4 times per year outdoors with no problems.

Strawberry Gorilla Auto

Strawberry Gorilla Auto ticks all the boxes when it comes to yield, potency, and resistance. This extremely well-balanced Sativa hybrid is amongst the most popular strains due to the strong high and unique flavors; This is a top-shelf autoflowering strain taking 10 weeks, perfectly suited for commercial growers who want multiple outdoor harvests each year.

 

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· 1st Place Champion.
· One of the strongest autos on the planet.
· The real deal strawberry flavor.
· Perfect all day smoke.
· An auto that can beat photoperiods.
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Not only will this lady reward you with abundant harvests of sweet, ripe strawberry terps, but she can also adapt to challenging colder climates easily, meaning those who experience short Summers and cold Winter will get excellent results. Thanks to its height of 90-150cm, Strawberry Gorilla Auto reacts very well to topping and tying down allowing to enhance production further.

 

Lab test of Strawberry Gorilla Auto

Lab test courtesy of Encore Labs.
 

Grow Tips

  • We recommend this cultivar to extract artists and hash makers, thanks to her prolific resin profile.
  • Defoliating some fan leaves during the early stages of growth will allow sunlight to penetrate further to the lower parts of the plant.
  • Topping and tying down can increase yields further and reduce the final plant height.

In Conclusion

These cultivars will produce amazing results in types of challenging climates. For growers who experience shorter summers, followed by a cold and wet winter will find the above list to be their way of filling up those curing jars all year long. Just remember that plants are living beings and they won't doubt to show you signs that they're not happy; The strains mentioned above can be grown in colder climates but they're not freeze-proof so keep an eye on your babies and if the leaves are droopy or they're showing other signs of something not being okay, make sure you take appropriate measures. Covering your plants with a plastic sheet or simply building a basic greenhouse structure to protect your plants can make a difference between a normal harvest and a great one, so always keep an eye on your crop to check for mold just to be safe and keep your plants healthy and well-fed so they can grow super strong and tough even in the most challenging climates outdoors.

 

If you've grown any of the strains mentioned in this article before and have some tips for fellow growers that also grow (or are planning on growing) in colder climates, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!