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Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2022)

These strains are fast flowering, highly resilient and will give you the upper hand when it comes to harvesting outdoors.
22 April 2021
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Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2022)

Contents:
  • 1. Zkittlez auto
  • 2. Purple lemonade auto
  • 3. Wedding glue auto
  • 4. Gelato auto
  • 5. Cream cookies auto
  • 6. Original northern lights auto
  • 7. Stardawg auto
  • 8. Blackberry auto
  • 9. Purple punch auto
  • 10. Kosher cake auto
  • 11. In conclusion

Knowing which autoflowering cultivars are better suited for colder climates, can give you an advantage when it comes to growing outdoors. In this article, you will discover the 10 best autoflowering strains for taking on challenging weather, with the highest resistance to the cold, wet, wind, and pathogens. 

1. Zkittlez Auto

A unique Cali strain that got everyone's attention due to the sugary candy sweet lemon flavors, massive yields, and an excellent performer outdoors in all scenarios. This mainly Indica variety will take between 9-10 weeks before 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. 

Zkittlez Auto
5 out of 5
Just an easy to grow, solid packed buds. A heavy feeder and can be a bit prone to light burn at the end but otherwise perfection!
ChubbyWhiteChick.
Verified customer
Reviewed 21 November 2020
 

Zkittlez will stop growing at 100cm in height, giving her a stocky and compact appearance, one she begins to fill out with buds. With 23% THC and an incredible terpene profile, this cultivar is a must-have for commercial growers and flavor chasers living in all types of climates.

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.

2. 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 where she will produce purple colored plants, glistening in resin. Height wise expect this cultivar to grow between 70-110cm making her ideal for anyone with limited height. 

Purple Lemonade Auto
5 out of 5
Beautiful colour and she did turn purple two and a half weeks before harvest she smells like a fruity stardawg can't wait til curing is done
Follick.
Verified customer
Reviewed 7 July
 

Sweet citrus lemon terpenes, yields of 500 gr/m2, and THC levels of 22% 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.

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.

3. Wedding Glue 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 vanilla, kushy, and earthy terps with rock-solid performance, making Wedding Glue Auto a wise choice for growers who experience colder climates. This unique variety will grow between 70-120cm low meaning she is perfect for those looking for heavy yielders, while flowering in 70 days. 

Wedding Glue Auto
5 out of 5
YESSSSS!!!! Just the cross I have been waiting for!!! This on eand the Mimosa Cake are gonna be strains of the year for me
Sheperd.
Verified customer
Reviewed 13 April
 

Well recommended for beginner growers in search of a quick flowering crop perfect for a Sea of Green setup. Outdoors, Wedding Glue 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.

4. Gelato Auto

Gelato Auto ticks all the boxes when it comes to yield, potency, and resistance. This Indica-dominant hybrid is amongst the most popular Cali strains due to the strong high and unique flavors; This is a very fast flowering strain taking 9 weeks, perfectly suited for commercial growers who want multiple outdoor harvests each year.

Gelato Auto
5 out of 5
I recommend this to everyone! Super powerful with great flavors and yield. I think it was easy to grow. This is awesome strain!
Hursh.
Verified customer
Reviewed 10 June 2020
 

Not only will this lady reward you with abundant harvests of sweet, citrus, vanilla cookie flavored terps, but she can also adapt to challenging colder climates easily, meaning those who experience a short Summers and cold Winter will get excellent results. Thanks to the medium height of 70-100cm, Gelato Auto reacts very well to topping and tying down allowing to enhance production further.

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.

5. Cream Cookies Auto

For all the cookie lovers out there, Cream Cookies is an Indica-dominant, highly resistant, easy to grow, and a short cultivar that boasts 23% THC. Expect a pleasant smooth smoke that's not harsh on the throat thanks to the creamy and earthy terps.

An extremely resistant strain, well adapted to colder climates that grows one main cola making her ideal for the Sea of Green where she produces chunky, sugar-coated buds that have an array of green and purple tints. 

Cream Cookies Auto
5 out of 5
Sweet and smooth taste, high comes quick and strong. easy to grow, it was my first grow and I made many mistakes, she still yielded well.
Autoflower_aficionado.
Verified customer
Reviewed 30 October 2020
 

A very large producer who will require 10 weeks before harvesting and thanks to her height of 60-90cm, she is well suited for balcony and terraces. Her effects are upbeat yet deeply relaxing and bordering on couch lock, with mouth-watering flavors that are highly sought after.

Grow Tips

  • Perfect for Sea of Green setups that involve growing many plants close together.
  • 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.

6. Original Northern Lights Auto

An old-school gem that is well known for her ability to thrive in all conditions. Original Northern Lights Auto is a rapid flowering, Indica-dominant cultivar taking only 9 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 600 gr/m2, allowing for a perpetual harvest all year. 

Northern Lights Auto
5 out of 5
just finished this grow a week and a half ago, yielded around 160g off one and about 100 on another. dry. 5 out of 5 from me!
Kayo.
Verified customer
Reviewed 20 October 2020
 

Height-wise, she will finish around 90-120cm in height with a stocky and bushy appearance, reacting superbly to basic training such as L.S.T. Original Northern Lights Auto is the ultimate autoflowering cultivar for cold and wet climates.

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.

7. Stardawg Auto

Stardawg is a very robust plant that is very resistant to cold climates flowering in 9-10 weeks. Fans of Chemdawg will know that extra loud, pine, diesel, and fuel terps followed by lip-licking flavors. Testing at 22% THC and producing extra-large yields, this cultivars is ideal for beginner growers looking for an easy to grow strain that will grow as tall as 70-120cm while producing good yields fast without affecting the quality and quantity of the harvest. 

Stardawg Auto
5 out of 5
She grew quite tall and I got a good yield off her. About 1000g in wet bud, so I think once it's dried it's gonna be a good harvest.
Neehouse.
Verified customer
Reviewed 22 March 2020
 

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.

Grow Tips

  • Growing Stardawg 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.

8. Blackberry Auto

This cup winning cultivar is an Indica-dominant, berry, citrus, kush flavored, 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 Blackberry Auto is a great candidate for commercial growers

Blackberry Auto
5 out of 5
Grew blackberry in my past 3 runs, love the Fruity berry smell and taste. Everything I grew it always comes out purple buds.
Dwalk202020.
Verified customer
Reviewed 9 July
 

Thanks to her Indica dominance, she will grow between 70-110cm and with a bushy appearance making her perfect for Sea of green. Highly resilient to colder weather, this rapid blooming cultivar tests at 23% THC and has a very impressive trichome production, with a delicious sweet berry flavor with exceptional kushy and citrusy hints, making it highly rewarding for hash makers and extractors.

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.

9. 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. 

 

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.

Grow Tips

  • Purple Punch Auto can grow as tall as 150cms, 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.

10. Kosher Cake Auto

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

Kosher Cake Auto
5 out of 5
maaaaan this stuff is already smelling fire at 6 weeks. got some as a prize in a giveaway. soooo glad i participated, i never win anything haha
Vlad.
Verified customer
Reviewed 13 April
 

THC levels will test at 25% and the terpene profile and flavor can be described as a blend of herbs, deliciously sweet lemons and a strong cake background. Highly recommended for SCROG set-ups thanks to her uniform and homogenous traits. An exceptional choice for hash makers looking to take their extractions to the next level due to the quantity and quality of the resin.

Grow Tips

  • Planting Kosher Cake 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.

11. 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!

 

 

This post was most recently updated on October 13, 2021.

22 April 2021
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