$400.00 – $2,250.00
Don’t let its intense name fool you: AK-47 will leave you relaxed and mellow. This Sativa-dominant strain mixes Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties, bringing together a complex blend of flavors and effects. AK-47 may deliver a steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz that will keep you mentally alert and engaged in creative or social activities. While its scent is sour and earthy, its sweet, floral notes can only be fully realized in the taste.
Slightly Sativa-dominant in terms of effect, Indica-dominant in terms of plant appearance, AK-47 is a true hybrid. The plant tends to have a large central main cola with minimal side-branching — it is a medium height plant that produces buds with a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. It also boasts a fairly short flowering time for a Sativa-dominant plant, making it suitable for commercial or connoisseur purposes. The “Cherry” phenotype is the most prized one.
AK-47 is an F1 hybrid from Dutch seed bank Serious Seeds. Created in 1992, its exact lineage remains secret, but seed bank owner and breeder Simon says it’s roughly a 65:35 Sativa/Indica hybrid of Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani descent.
Serious Seeds carries both regular and feminized AK-47 seeds and reports a strong, fruity scent from the strain, coupled with a powerful, long-lasting “Indica” high.
AK-47 has won 16 awards, including 1st Hash at the Barcelona High Life Cup in 2005, 1st Sativa at the Toronto Treating Yourself Expo in 2011 and 3rd Hybrid at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup.
Serious Seeds reports AK-47 grows to medium height with few leaves and produces fat, dense clusters of large, resin-frosty colas in a 56-63 day flowering period. Its THC content has been tested as high as 21.5%, and the strain reportedly emits a strong odor during growth.
The breeder reports the strain is easy to grow — both indoors and out — responds well to hydroponic systems and reaches maturity around Oct. 15 under natural light. Feminized plants may require an extra week of flowering, and may grow shorter than non-feminized plants.