Created in 1992 by Serious seeds, AK-47 is a world Cannabis Cup winner – taking home the gold for its high THC content. Being a Sativa dominant hybrid, AK-47 produces generous buds that are covered in a blanket of frost. Don’t let its violent name fool you; the effects of AK-47 prove just the opposite. You will be left with a relaxed and mellow feeling along with being mentally alert, engaged and creative, perfect for chilled social activities. First time users beware! AK-47 packs a punch, smoke too much and you end up in “couch-lock”. For the better part though, you will be left feeling uplifted, peaceful and euphoric so enjoy the ride.
Genetically speaking, AK-47 is 65% Sativa and 35% Indica. Originally bread from a Columbian landrace and then crossed with some Thai and Mexican cannabis strains, AK-47 gets her Indica qualities from the Afghani genetic pool. With earthy and sour aromas, AK-47 has a sweet and floral note that can only be recognised with taste. This hypnotic mixture of skunk, diesel, pepper and citrus leaves you in a cloud of relaxation.
Smell, taste and look
Let’s start with the bud itself, smell that AK-47 nug. All you smell is a zesty, skunky-like musk that’s peppered with hints of sage, sandalwood, pine and ridden with citrus undertones. The AK-47 aroma is capped with a pungent diesel-like finish. Absolutely delicious!
Tasting AK-47, once you’ve crushed it up, rolled, and are ready to smoke… Be prepared for a strong earth-centric flavour profile as you inhale. The exhale is savoury and displays a more petroleum-based profile. Bear in mind that the taste will differ slightly depending on how the bud was grown, indoors vs. outdoors.
Many people take advantage of this strain’s relaxing effects, designed by nature to relieve symptoms of anxiety and stress. However, when too much is consumed – AK-47 will leave you with a feeling of paranoia. Outside of the regular dry mouth and eyes, AK-47 is great for day-time and night-time use. Medically speaking, this strain has a proven track record in relieving symptoms of nausea, vomiting and insomnia. AK-47 acts as a mood stabiliser for people that suffer from Bipolar disorder. Overall this weed strain is great for feeling chilled and productive.
Growth and seed information
AK-47 grows tight buds covered in a crystal coat of resin with very little leaves. It’s an easy to grow plant which makes it one of the most popular strains to grow. Its medium height means that it can produce medium to heavy yields quite quickly. Quality without any compromise means that AK-47 is suitable for both commercial grows and home use.
For those of you that are hoping to fill your garden with this resinous and skunky hybrid, you should know that it’s recommended to set up an indoor environment. Soil or hydroponic setups can work for this style of growing. These are some of the most popular styles of growing weed for both medical and recreational use. Flowering times for indoor grows average 50-65 days and depending on the conditions, AK-47 has a typical yield of 300-500 grams per square meter. AK-47’s odour can get out of control whilst growing so carbon filters are highly recommended.
Strains that are quite similar to AK-47 are Cream 47, White Russian and Automatic AK-47.