AK47 Strain History
AK-47 strain is one of the most well-known cannabis varieties worldwide. The original strain was created by Serious Seeds in 1992 and is a cross of Columbian, Mexican, and Thai sativas with an Afghani indica. AK-47 is 65% sativa with enough indica to induce a relaxing effect that balances the rocket ship high. The boldly named AK-47 has won many awards, including 1st place for Hash at the Barcelona High Life Cup in 2005, 1st place Sativa at the Toronto Treating Yourself Expo in 2011 and, 3rd place Best Hybrid at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup. For years, AK-47 has been a go-to strain among serious cannabis enthusiasts.
Large juicy calyxes and dark green buds with yellow and blue-green leaves give AK-47 a stunning appeal. Buds are popcorn shaped and dense with lots of crystals, fine red hairs, and minimal leaves. AK-47 has surprisingly thick and full buds considering the sativa-dominant heritage.
AK-47 is high in the terpenes Caryophyllene Oxide, pinene, and caryophyllene with additional amounts of myrcene, humulene, B-pinene, limonene, and linalool. The terpenes of AK-47 have a sweet red berry flavor with a bit of pine and damp earth. AK-47 terpenes are ideal for relieving stress, improving your temper, and increasing appetite.
Flavors & Aroma
AK-47 has a strong piney and sweet skunky smell that wafts through the air. With earthy sandalwood and sour cherry aromas that tingle the nose, AK-47 is pungent and not very discreet when smoking in public. Smoking or vaping will produce powerful citrus, spicy and floral flavors. The coveted cherry phenotype of AK-47 has been used by many breeders to create new premium hybrids.
The cannabinoid profile is 19.5% THCa with .51%CBG and .15%CBD. Cannabigerol is believed to have similar effects as Cannabidiol. It has its properties that when paired with CBD and other cannabinoids works to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system helping support overall balance.
Effects from AK47 Weed
Be prepared for a long-lasting rollercoaster effect after smoking AK. The strain is known to be a “one-hit wonder” with an intensely cerebral and engaging buzz. The high has a body relaxing and creative feeling that can also distort your short term memory. A great strain to help alleviate depression as well as being effective at reducing inner eye pressure.
Growing AK-47 Seeds
AK-47 is an easy strain to grow. It has an 8-10 week flowering time for indoors or a greenhouse. Outdoors, AK finishes flowering in mid-October. The plants grow tall with spear-like branches and yield 14oz/m2 indoors and 14oz/plant outdoors. AK-47 has very few leaves and produces fat, dense clusters of substantial, crystal-covered colas during the flowering stage. Indoor and greenhouse growth are favorable where you have more control over humidity and temperature although, the strain emits a strong odor during growth. Outdoor Ak-47 plants are impressive, but can have problems with mold if the climate is too wet and without enough air circulation. AK-47 reacts well in hydroponic systems and often outproduces her soil-grown sisters. Feminized plants may require an extra week of flowering, and may grow shorter than non-feminized plants.