Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2023)

24 February 2023
These strains are fast flowering, highly resilient and will give you the upper hand when it comes to harvesting outdoors.
24 February 2023
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Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2023)

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  • 1. Banana purple punch auto
  • 2. Purple lemonade auto
  • 3. Wedding glue auto
  • 4. Gelato auto
  • 5. Strawberry pie auto
  • 6. Gorilla cookies auto
  • 7. Gorilla zkittlez auto
  • 8. Blackberry auto
  • 9. Purple punch auto
  • 10. Kosher cake 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.

1. 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. 

Banana Purple Punch Auto
5 out of 5
It relaxes both the body and mind and lets you do anything - working, driving if you need to. you just feel perfectly calm and focused.
Verified customer
Reviewed 10 September 2022

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.

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 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. 

Purple Lemonade Auto
5 out of 5
Not had this one had BlackBerry and dark devil both mind blowing can't wait till this one ready going to make sure this has all it needs
Verified customer
Reviewed 2 November 2023

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.

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
Easy grow and she wants to live calmag poisoned her and two others I was on to it quick she is super sticky starting week 9 time of photo
Verified customer
Reviewed 18 April 2022

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 extremely well-balanced Sativa 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
4 out of 5
I didn't think I’d harvest much at first but then I was surprised by the yield. It was 87 grams from one plant. Not bad, not bad at all.
Verified customer
Reviewed 22 July 2022

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 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. Strawberry Pie Auto

For all the pie and cookie lovers out there, Strawberry Pie Auto is an Indica-dominant 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 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, pinkish and purple tints. 

Strawberry Pie Auto
5 out of 5
the bag appeal and texture of buds are amazing. theyre heavy like nuggets, very resinous and stinky. its my my biggest and most beautiful harvest yet
Verified customer
Reviewed 26 June 2022

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 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. 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. 

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

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.

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. 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. 

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 2023

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 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.

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 - 10 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
This is an amazing plant. Grew into a monster, extremely colourful and pungent. Feel free to check out the whole grow on over at Grow Diaries.
Verified customer
Reviewed 9 November 2023

Thanks to her Indica dominance, she will grow between 70-120cm and with a bushy appearance making her perfect for Sea of green. Highly resilient to colder weather, this rapid blooming cultivar tests at up to 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. 

Purple Punch Auto
4 out of 5
I rolled 3 joints for testing, tried them all, one each night, never finished more than a half joint because this shit’s strong
Verified customer
Reviewed 13 October 2022

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
It does what it says on the tin ,after slow start this plant just took over ,very nice aroma and perfect smoke just ideal for wake&bake
Sunshinegroww .
Verified customer
Reviewed 10 September 2021

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!