AK-47 may sound aggressive but it is a really mellow, chilled out strain. AK-47 seeds grow a feminized, sativa-dominant plant that comes with a long-lasting, steady buzz. Its cerebral high will keep you feeling pleasantly alert and able to engage socially and creatively with any situation.
We also offer AK-47 autoflower seeds for a more compact grow.
|Plant type||35% Indica 65% Sativa|
|THC||Up to 20%|
|Difficulty||Easy to moderate|
|Climate||Indoors and sunny climate|
|Plant size||Can grow quite tall but stays compact when pruned|
|Yields||14 oz per 3x3ft|
|Taste & Smell||Earth | Pungent | Sour | Sweet|
|Effects||Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted|
The AK-47 strain of cannabis is a mixture of varieties from around the world. These parent strains come together to create an excellent blend of flavors with a THC level as high as 20%. It’s a compact sativa and is really simple to grow indoors, even for beginner cannabis growers. It can also be grown outdoors, with harvesting taking place around the end of October.
This review is based on the feminized strain, attributes can slightly differ for autoflowers.
AK-47 Strain Origins
AK-47 was created by Netherland’s Serious Seeds in 1992. Since then, it’s won numerous prizes, including the Cannabis Cup awards, the High Times Cannabis Cup, Spain’s Highlife competition, a Toronto Expo award and more. As a recipient of 16 marijuana merits, this strain is world-famous for its high THC content.
Although named after a Soviet Union assault rifle, this mellow cannabis strain is actually a blend of multiple strains from various cultures. It’s a mixture of sativa from the following parent strains:
- Sam – South American (Colombian) Sativa
- Mex – Mexican Sativa
- Tha – Thai Sativa
- Afg – Afghani Indica
Growing Feminized AK-47 Seeds
These are feminized AK 47 seeds, which means they will produce weed as opposed to male plants that are used for breeding. They start flowering when they receive less light per day, i.e. in October or when you change the light cycle indoors.
We advise also reading our germination instructions for guaranteed results.
Best Climate For AK-47 Plants
Interested in cultivating the AK-47 strain of cannabis on your own? Well, this skunky, resinous, sativa-dominant hybrid grows best indoors with either a hydroponic or soil cultivation setup. This is the simplest way to grow AK-47, giving it a flowering time of about 53 to 63 days. Outdoor cultivation works well for more advanced growers, with harvesting finishing up around the end of October.
AK-47 is a strong strain. However, it does have a sensitivity to rotting and mold. Therefore, you must have good ventilation when growing AK-47 indoors to avoid high humidity, which could damage the plants. Temperatures should be cool but sunny, with a lot of fresh air. You should also choose a setting with plenty of vertical space to allow the plant to flourish and grow to its full potential.
Flowering & Yield
When growing AK-47 indoors (the best choice), the flowering time is between 7-9 weeks. Each plant generally produces about 14 ounces per square meter. It’s a compact, feminized plant, which grows to be 19 to 32 inches in height.
Cultivating AK-47 outside means harvesting during the end of the month of October, it’s peak harvest time. Each one of these plants can produce about 14 ounces of usable cannabis.
Experiencing The AK-47 Strain
Experts call AK-47 a “notoriously happy strain” of cannabis. Users experience the feeling of clear-headed relaxation and positive moods filled with good vibrations. It’s a mood-elevator, making it an effective strain for those suffering from stress or depression. It is also famed for being a strain that gets the creative juices flowing.
AK-47 contains about 35% indica and about 65% sativa. As a sativa-dominant cannabis strain, you’ll find yourself feeling mellow and relaxed, yet uplifted and creative. Users experience longer periods of euphoria than with many other strains, and giggles are the norm.
Here are some of the common positive effects of using AK-47 cannabis strain:
Generally, the euphoric high is noticeable immediately after consumption. When smoked or vaped, you’ll quickly find yourself drifting slowly into a powerful, cerebral high. AK-47 helps to put you in a giggly mood, keeping you smiling from ear to ear for no apparent reason whatsoever.
Very minor side effects have been noted when taking AK-47 in moderate doses. This is how it gained a reputation is an easy smoke. Some have complained of lightheadedness and dizziness, as well as headaches and a little bit of paranoia when using AK-47. But, these minor side effects are rare cases.
Side effects of the AK-47 marijuana strain that some users may not enjoy include:
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
AK-47 Taste & Smell
The aroma of AK-47 comes with a little sour note, along with an earthy smell that’s very noticeable. With this naturally strong-smelling cannabis strain, you get a pleasing combination of various types of whiffs. After each toke, you may notice a little hint of a sugary, sweet aroma lingering in the air.
You’ll also enjoy the pungent earthiness mixed with sweet, floral flavors. Users boast of the herbal spiciness, making it one of the most popular “skunky” strains of marijuana on the market. Here are some of the words used to describe the taste and smell of the AK-47 strain of cannabis:
- Sweet floral
Uses for AK-47 Marijuana
Medical marijuana experts love the very potent medicinal properties of AK-47. As a stress-reliever, this strain of cannabis can improve moods due to its temporary euphoric effects.
The AK-47 cannabis strain lets you completely relax, without putting you to sleep. It’s also a favorite strain for pain management. And, since the high isn’t so heavy, medical marijuana patients can take a toke here and there during the day and remain fully functional.
AK-47 is known to cause a serious case of munchies. So, it’s a great strain for treating severe nausea and a lack of appetite.