By Luke Sumpter

You’re well aware of the things Italians love the most, including pasta, family, and coffee! But do you know anything about their taste for weed? Below, you’re going to discover which cannabis varieties Italians love the most, and why you should grow them too!

1. Purple Queen Automatic

Long dinners with a splash of red wine and frequent family time—Italians sure know how to relax! This laidback attitude also trickles into the strain choices of many Italian cultivators. Purple Queen Automatic has won favour in the country thanks to her deeply relaxing high and rapid growing time. Our breeders created this variety by crossing Purple Queen with Critical Auto. This pairing created an autoflowering version of the legendary Purple Queen; she’s easy to grow and fast to produce the goods! A modest THC content converges with citrusy and earthy terpenes to produce a blissful high perfect for relaxing evenings.

In the grow-op, Purple Queen Automatic boasts a compact structure, a great yield, and a seriously speedy growing cycle. Apply training, and indoor plants will stay at 90cm while producing up to 400g/m². She’ll emerge from shoot to harvest in as little as eight weeks. Outdoor plants grow to 140cm in height and reward growers with up to 150g/plant.

Purple Queen Auto

Purple Queen Auto
23_genetic background_1 Purple Queen x Critical Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 350 - 400 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 90 - 130 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 7 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 16%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 15% Indica 80% Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 100 - 150 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 90 - 140 cm
27_harvest period_1 8 - 9 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Calming, Euphoric

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2. Quick One

Most growers in Italy have the luxury of a long growing season, which allows them to grow large and bountiful photoperiod genetics. However, just because they can doesn’t mean they do! Many Italian cultivators prefer to secure a yield as soon as possible, making Quick One perfect for the task at hand. This speedy little strain descends from Lowryder 1 and Old School Indica, and dashes through the growing cycle in a matter of weeks. A THC content of 13% may seem low compared to that of some modern hybrids, but it hits that psychoactive sweet spot perfectly; enjoy a mellow experience while remaining functional. On top of her manageable high, Quick One offers flavours of citrus, earth, and fruit.

In the grow room and garden, Quick One puts on a stellar display of speed and stealth. Indoor plants grow to only 50–60cm yet churn out up to 325g/m² after a growing cycle of 9–10 weeks. Outdoors, plants peak at 100cm and offer growers a return of 100–150g/plant. Quick One’s speedy nature means that Italian growers can harvest multiple crops within the same growing season.

Quick One

Quick One
23_genetic background_1 Lowryder 1 x Old School Indica
33_Yield indoors_1 275 - 325 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 50 - 60 cm
25_flowering time_1 5 - 6 Weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 13%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 10% Indica 60% Ruderalis 30%
34_yield outdoor_1 100 - 150 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 60 - 100 cm
27_harvest period_1 9 - 10 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Physically Relaxing

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3. Mimosa Automatic

From day one, Italy has welcomed Mimosa Automatic with open arms. This sativa-dominant hybrid produces stunning purple-green flowers that boast a thick coating of glimmering trichomes. This specimen looks incredible as a standalone plant or when interplanted with colourful vegetables commonly featured in Italian gardens—especially tomatoes and aubergines. Looks aside, Mimosa Auto produces a respectable THC content of 21%, which, alongside her citrusy terpenes, drives an energising and cerebral effect.

This speedy strain surges from shoot to harvest in as little as nine weeks. Thanks to warm summers, Italian growers can stagger planting seeds by 1–2 weeks to receive perpetual harvests throughout the growing season. Outdoors, Mimosa Auto peaks at a height of 160cm and provides a return of 80–130g/plant. If you prefer growing indoors, treat your plants to strong lights and watch them surge to 100–150cm and produce 350–400g/m².

Mimosa Automatic

Mimosa Auto
23_genetic background_1 Mimosa Auto x Orangeade Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 350 - 400 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 100 - 150 cm
25_flowering time_1 7 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 21%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 65% Indica 30% Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 80 - 130 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 120 – 160 cm
27_harvest period_1 9 - 10 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Clear, Uplifting

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4. Royal Gorilla Automatic

Royal Gorilla Automatic combines superb THC levels with rapid growth. This vigorous auto ranks as one of the most popular out there; what else would you expect from the offspring of Gorilla and Cookies? With a THC content of 20%, indica-dominant genetics, and fruity terpenes, this strain offers a surefire way to get royally stoned at the end of a long day. Kick off your shoes, grab your favourite snack, call over some good company, and get elevated!

This auto takes slightly longer to reach harvest than her counterparts, but that rarely causes an issue in Italian climates. Outdoor plants grow to 140cm and produce up to 170g/plant 10–12 weeks after sprouting. If you grow her indoors, watch her top out at 100cm and deliver 325–400g/m².

Royal Gorilla Automatic

Royal Gorilla Auto
23_genetic background_1 Gorilla x Cookies x Ruderalis
33_Yield indoors_1 325 - 400 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 70 - 100 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 8 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 20%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 30% Indica 50% Ruderalis 20%
34_yield outdoor_1 120 - 170 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 80 - 140 cm
27_harvest period_1 10 - 12 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Heavy, Physically Relaxing, Stoned

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5. HulkBerry Auto

This titan of an autoflowering strain has become a superstar in Italy. Why? Well, it has a lot to do with her potency, productivity, and flavour profile. RQS breeders created this beast by crossing the original HulkBerry with Diesel Auto. HulkBerry Automatic emerged as a sativa-dominant hybrid bearing many of the desirable traits found in the original photoperiod strain. Her THC content of 21% places her among the most potent autos, and Italian growers love this trait! Moreish tastes of citrus and diesel have also helped to fuel her popularity.

Whether they live in the warmer south or cooler mountainous north, Italian growers can rest easy knowing HulkBerry Automatic will charge through the growing cycle well before the first frost arrives. Outdoors, she grows to 80–120cm and produces up to 150g/plant in as little as eight weeks after sprouting. Indoor plants grow to the same height and offer 450–500g/m².

HulkBerry Auto

HulkBerry Auto
23_genetic background_1 Hulkberry x Diesel Auto
33_Yield indoors_1 450 - 500 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 120 cm
25_flowering time_1 6 - 7 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 21%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 65% Indica 30% Ruderalis 5%
34_yield outdoor_1 100 - 150 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 80 - 120 cm
27_harvest period_1 8 - 9 weeks after sprouting
22_Effect_1 Clear, Uplifting

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Italian Growers Love Speed and Potency

Did you catch the theme? Italian growers value a lot of different traits in their weed plants, but speed and potency certainly rank the highest! Sure, not all of the strains they like to grow and smoke will send you to the moon, but several of them will leave you feeling blasted! This population of weed lovers also have a penchant for fast autos. Not only are these plants more stealthy, but they offer a quality stash in a fraction of the time. So, why not try several of these varieties to see why they’ve become so popular in Italy?

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