If you are living in a colder climate like the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, or Germany, you might assume your options for growing cannabis are pretty limited. Think again! There are plenty of autoflowering cannabis strains that will truly thrive in a cooler environment.

Autoflowers are low-maintenance, resilient, fast to grow, and do not need a change in light cycle to flower. This makes them an accessible option for all types of growers, especially those who don’t always have Mother Nature on their side.

In this article, we take a look at five autoflowering strains that will flourish in colder climates.

SWEET SKUNK AUTOMATIC

We start our list with Sweet Skunk Automatic. This indica-dominant hybrid was created by combining two popular strains: Critical Domina and Big Devil #2. Taking the best properties from both parents, this quick-growing plant races from seed to harvest in around 8 weeks. Rarely growing taller than 60–100cm, it is the perfect choice for those with limited space. But don't be fooled into thinking this small plant won’t provide worthwhile yields. On average, you can expect up to 110g/plant.

With a THC content of 15%, Sweet Skunk Automatic induces a pleasant, mildly euphoric high that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Add to this her fruity and spicy aroma and flavour, and you have a real sweet treat on your hands.

Sweet Skunk Auto

Sweet Skunk Automatic

Sweet Skunk Automatic Royal Queen Seeds

Genetic background Early Skunk x Critical x Ruderalis
Yield indoor 400 - 450 g/m2
Height indoor 40 - 80 cm
Flowering time 6 - 7 weeks
THC strength THC: 15% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
Blend 30% Sativa, 50% Indica, 15% Ruderalis
Yield outdoor 60 - 110 g/per plant (dried)
Height outdoor 60 - 100 cm
Harvest time 8 - 9 weeks after germination
Effect Cerebral and uplifting
 

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ROYAL COOKIES AUTOMATIC

Royal Cookies Automatic is next up on our list. This indica-dominant plant is derived from Girl Scout Cookies and ruderalis, and contains a moderate THC content of 18%. Royal Cookies Automatic is one easy-to-grow specimen. She is robust and resilient, and delivers her goods a mere 10 weeks after germination. Standing as tall as 140cm, a single plant can produce up to 150g of Cookies bud.

You can look forward to sizable buds with an earthy yet sweet flavour. Backed by an impenetrable Cookies foundation, this strain delivers a Kush-fuelled high that relaxes the mind and body in equal measure.

Royal Cookies Automatic

Royal Cookies Automatic

Royal Cookies Automatic Royal Queen Seeds

Genetic background Girl Scout Cookies x Ruderalis (auto thunderfuck bx2)
Yield indoor 325 - 450 g/m2
Height indoor 60 - 120 cm
Flowering time 5 - 7 weeks
THC strength THC: 18% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
Blend 20% Sativa, 60% Indica, 20% Ruderalis
Yield outdoor 130 - 180 g/per plant (dried)
Height outdoor 60 - 140 cm
Harvest time 8 - 10 weeks after germination
Effect Relaxed and Euphoric

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ROYAL CRITICAL AUTOMATIC

This list wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Royal Critical Automatic. This multi-award-winning strain is one of the most popular at Royal Queen Seeds. While only modest in terms of THC (14%), this is not a strain to be taken lightly. Good things come in small packages, and Royal Critical Automatic is no exception. It only takes 9 weeks for this plant to move from seed to harvest. Hitting a height of 65cm, it’s all too easy to assume comparatively small yields; but rest assured, Royal Critical Automatic will surprise you with 165g/plant on average. Not bad for a plant so small in stature.

The chunky buds of Royal Critical Automatic are fragrant with pleasing notes of spice, wood, and sweetness. Lovers of well-rounded highs rejoice; this strain packs a relaxing, but not couch-locking, high that is equally matched by a surge of euphoria.

Royal Critical Automatic

RoyalCriticalAutomatic

Royal Critical Automatic Royal Queen Seeds

Genetic background Critical x Ruderalis
Yield indoor 350 - 400 g/m2
Height indoor 55 - 65 cm
Flowering time 6 - 7 weeks
THC strength THC: 14% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
Blend 1Sativa 15%, Indica 50%, Ruderalis 35%
Yield outdoor 115 - 165 g/per plant (dried)
Height outdoor 90 - 140 cm
Harvest time 8-9 weeks after sprouting
Effect Relaxing and full of flavour
 

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PURPLE QUEEN AUTOMATIC

Next up is Purple Queen Automatic. From its stunning looks to its incredible aroma, this plant will tantalise all of your senses. A hybrid combination of Purple Queen and Critical Auto, you can expect full maturity in around 9 weeks, resulting in a yield of up to 165g/plant. Although not a huge plant, reaching a height of 140cm on average, Purple Queen Automatic clocks in with a respectable 16% THC content.

This strain is packed with a full-bodied citrus-Skunk flavour with earthy hints to appease the cannabis aficionados out there. Its relaxing high only deepens the sensuality of the strain, making for an indulgent indica experience.

Purple Queen Automatic

Purple Queen Automatic

Purple Queen Automatic Royal Queen Seeds

Genetic background Purple Queen x Critical Auto
Yield indoor 350 - 400 g/m2
Height indoor 90 - 130 cm
Flowering time 6 - 7 weeks
THC strength THC: 16% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
Blend Sativa 15%, Indica 80%, Ruderalis 5%
Yield outdoor 100 - 150 g/per plant (dried)
Height outdoor 90 - 140 cm
Harvest time 8-9 weeks after sprouting
Effect Relaxing and full of flavour
 

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NORTHERN LIGHT AUTOMATIC

Last on the list, but by no means least, we have Northern Light Automatic. There aren’t many stoners who haven’t heard of the legendary Northern Light strain. Beginning its life in America in the 70s and eventually finding its way to the Netherlands in the 1980s, it is certainly a strain that will put a smile on your face. Derived from its namesake mixed with some ruderalis genetics, this automatic hybrid is an easy plant to grow and especially perfect for beginners.

Taking up to 10 weeks to reach its full potential, Northern Light Automatic reaches as high as 160cm and provides yields as large as 220g/plant. With a sweet and earthy flavour and an undeniably soothing effect, what’s not to like about Northern Light Automatic?

Northern Lights Auto

Northern Light Automatic

Northern Light Automatic Royal Queen Seeds

Genetic background Northern Light x Ruderalis
Yield indoor 500 - 550 g/m2
Height indoor 80 - 120 cm
Flowering time 5 - 7 weeks
THC strength THC: 14% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
Blend 0% Sativa, 80% Indica, 20% Ruderalis
Yield outdoor 170 - 220 g/per plant (dried)
Height outdoor 130 - 160 cm
Harvest time 9 - 10 weeks after planting
Effect Cerebral and uplifting
 

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GROWERS IN COLDER CLIMATES CAN GROW CANNABIS TOO!

As you can see, there are many different strains of cannabis available to growers in colder climates. We picked our top 5 autoflowering strains that come highly recommended, and we certainly can’t get enough of them! Choose your favourite—or try them all!

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