Are you looking for cannabis seeds for cold climates? Here are the best Traditionally, growing cannabis in a cold climate has been a case of identifying early finishing strains that won’t get Knowing which autoflowering cultivars are better suited for colder climates, can give you an advantage when it comes to growing outdoors. In this article, you w 10 Cold-Resistant Cannabis Strains Brrrr it’s getting cold in the grow room. When temperatures drop, cannabis plants can start growing slowly and sometimes even stop growing altogether. You can
Are you looking for cannabis seeds for cold climates? Here are the best
Traditionally, growing cannabis in a cold climate has been a case of identifying early finishing strains that won’t get caught out by the cold and damp in October.
Naturally, this has limited the ability of growers to grow long flowering strains such as haze and other cannabis Sativa varieties, because the time needed to ‘finish’ these plants outside meant at best they have to be cut early, at worst they are permanently damaged by mould or frosts.
Advances in the development of ‘autoflowering’ strains has meant that this limitation has now been completely removed. It is now possible to grow strains such as Power Plant, White Diesel Haze as well as many others outdoors in colder climates by growing versions of them that autoflower.
These new autoflowering plants are different in that they automatically go from their initial vegetative state into flower, without being dependent on changes to lighting hours. This all means you can plant a seed and simply harvest your bud just 70 days later. Very straightforward and this feature also reduces the window of good light needed, meaning you can plant seeds in the UK in May, June or July and reap the rewards 70 or so days later. Bonus!
Traditional cannabis seed options
Autoflowering seeds are not the only answer to growing in cold climates.
Traditional cannabis seeds (photoperiod sensitive) that finish budding in September or early October are also completely viable.
A good example of a photoperiod variety that works well in the cold is Dutch Passion Blueberry. As well as being a renowned cannabis variety with a beautiful Indica stone popular with medical users, this plant is also widely reported to do well outdoors. It may also go blue or purple during the grow, adding to its natural beauty and appeal.
Is also a very easy to grow plants that will grow well outdoors in colder areas. The high is out of this world – fun, trippy and strong-the kind of thing you don’t tend to smoke more than one dooby of. And don’t make plans! The plant itself can take all kinds of abuse and still carries on doing its thing. Definitely worth checking out.
Early Skunk is a plant that has been specifically bred to do well in cold weather. Finishing earlier than other versions of Skunk, this plant will yield really well and won’t give you too much bother in the grow either. Good for beginners and a solid bet for a decent harvest in a cold place.
This plant gets a huge amount of attention because of its 7 week flowering period and stimulating Sativa effects. A very tasty (strawberry/liquorice) plant that has become a firm favourite with UK growers. This is a very special hybrid that wont let you down, whatever the weather. Finishes in September and easy to grow.
In the past it was always the case that photoperiod sensitive plants would yield more than their traditional relatives, but this is definitely no longer the case and it is not unusual for autos growing in the land to yield several ounces per plant. For a more detailed list of strains that grow well in cold climates there is a post on UK420.
Autoflowering strains that will deliver
Purple Bud Automatic has been grown very successfully throughout the UK (including Scotland) and is a beautiful looking plant. It’s an Indica dominant variety with a very pleasant high and pristine purple buds that are a joy to behold for even the most discerning of growers. She’s a great option for beginners, being easy to grow and quick to deliver its harvest. The high is a very relaxing but functional stone.
Sensi Seeds created the original Skunk and this is a magical reworked version that has been responsible for super high yields throughout the UK and other countries with cold climates. A strong high that won’t disappoint you, however long you have been smoking the herb. Very reliable indeed. Tested in harsh climates this auto is extremely resiliant – whatever the weather.
Another high performance auto, Dinafem Cheese XXL delivers massive buds of cheese in around 80 days. This plant is very easy to grow and I can say from personal experience that it is a great smoke. The size of the buds will impress you. If you want cheese fast, this is the plant to grow. Very easy to grow. Literally plant in good soil and stand back!
This is a beauty of a plant. More details about growing it here. Magnum led the way in autoflowering magic when it first came out. Farmers in Spain were astounded when they discovered yields of 250g per plant were possible when growing it directly in the ground (ie, not in a pot). It does great in colder climates too, planted between May and July. The high is a focused energising trip that will make you active, relaxed and driven. Well worth checking out.
This is one amazing plant. A cross of two old school powerhouses – cheese and haze. No long wait for the haze genetics to finish though, as this plant will be totally done in 15 weeks from start to finish. A little longer than a standard autoflower- but well worth the wait. Gets pretty big too. The high is a fantastic experience that will be popular with most. An active and happy cheese buzz that lasts really well. Some of the best weed I have ever grown, I will definitely come back to this plant.
Top 10 Autoflowering Cannabis Strains For Cold Climates (2022)
These strains are fast flowering, highly resilient and will give you the upper hand when it comes to harvesting outdoors.
- 1. Zkittlez auto
- 2. Purple lemonade auto
- 3. Wedding glue auto
- 4. Gelato auto
- 5. Cream cookies auto
- 6. Original northern lights auto
- 7. Stardawg auto
- 8. Blackberry auto
- 9. Purple punch auto
- 10. Kosher cake auto
- 11. In conclusion
Knowing which autoflowering cultivars are better suited for colder climates, can give you an advantage when it comes to growing outdoors. In this article, you will discover the 10 best autoflowering strains for taking on challenging weather, with the highest resistance to the cold, wet, wind, and pathogens.
1. Zkittlez Auto
A unique Cali strain that got everyone’s attention due to the sugary candy sweet lemon flavors, massive yields, and an excellent performer outdoors in all scenarios. This mainly Indica variety will take between 9-10 weeks before harvesting, making her fast flowering time ideal for those who experience short summers and require fast flowering cultivars that will mature in a short time without affecting the yields and quality.
Just an easy to grow, solid packed buds. A heavy feeder and can be a bit prone to light burn at the end but otherwise perfection!
Zkittlez will stop growing at 100cm in height, giving her a stocky and compact appearance, one she begins to fill out with buds. With 23% THC and an incredible terpene profile, this cultivar is a must-have for commercial growers and flavor chasers living in all types of climates.
- She has a strong resistance to cold, wind, pathogens, and insects.
- Due to her excessive weight, supporting the side branches is advised.
- A nutrient-hungry strain that can take high amounts of nutrient solution, just be careful to avoid overfeeding.
2. Purple Lemonade Auto
A purple giant of an autoflower with an extremely citrusy aroma and beautiful purple buds. This is a medium height, fast flowering Indica dominant hybrid with the ultimate bag appeal. Flowering time will take 9-10 weeks where she will produce purple colored plants, glistening in resin. Height wise expect this cultivar to grow between 70-110cm making her ideal for anyone with limited height.
it’s so sweet and a bit zesty and refreshing. I love tasting it and guessing all those subtle notes, especially when I’m already a bit high.
Sweet citrus lemon terpenes, yields of 500 gr/m2, and THC levels of 22% make Purple Lemonade an excellent strain for beginner growers, as well as growers who require a fast flowering strain. She loves to be trained and tied down using L.S.T techniques and will reward first-time growers with dense and chunky nugs.
- We recommend tying down the plants during the first 4 weeks.
- A very versatile strain that can endure long periods without nutrients if needs be.
- A vigorous and sturdy plant with a very short and squat structure, resistant to strong winds.
3. Wedding Glue Auto
An autoflowering version of a cross between two extremely popular varieties with a unique terp blend; Expect an extremely potent effect with 26% THC, pungent vanilla, kushy, and earthy terps with rock-solid performance, making Wedding Glue Auto a wise choice for growers who experience colder climates. This unique variety will grow between 70-120cm low meaning she is perfect for those looking for heavy yielders, while flowering in 70 days.
Easy grow and she wants to live calmag poisoned her and two others I was on to it quick she is super sticky starting week 9 time of photo
Well recommended for beginner growers in search of a quick flowering crop perfect for a Sea of Green setup. Outdoors, Wedding Glue Auto is very resilient meaning she can take cold temperatures and wet weather, with a strong resistance to mold, mildew, and insects.
- Thanks to her extra-tough resistance, this cultivar is ideal for all types of climates.
- When growing outdoors, be careful of how pungent her aroma can become.
- She enjoys a higher than a normal nutrient solution and is a big feeder.
4. Gelato Auto
Gelato Auto ticks all the boxes when it comes to yield, potency, and resistance. This Indica-dominant hybrid is amongst the most popular Cali strains due to the strong high and unique flavors; This is a very fast flowering strain taking 9 weeks, perfectly suited for commercial growers who want multiple outdoor harvests each year.
I don’t even know which one I prefer. I keep alternating between them. I hope next time I grow Gelato I get both phenos again.
Not only will this lady reward you with abundant harvests of sweet, citrus, vanilla cookie flavored terps, but she can also adapt to challenging colder climates easily, meaning those who experience a short Summers and cold Winter will get excellent results. Thanks to the medium height of 70-100cm, Gelato Auto reacts very well to topping and tying down allowing to enhance production further.
- We recommend this cultivar to extract artists and hash makers, thanks to her prolific resin profile. some fan leaves during the early stages of growth will allow sunlight to penetrate further to the lower parts of the plant.
- Topping and tying down can increase yields further and reduce the final plant height.
5. Cream Cookies Auto
For all the cookie lovers out there, Cream Cookies is an Indica-dominant, highly resistant, easy to grow, and a short cultivar that boasts 23% THC. Expect a pleasant smooth smoke that’s not harsh on the throat thanks to the creamy and earthy terps.
An extremely resistant strain, well adapted to colder climates that grows one main cola making her ideal for the Sea of Green where she produces chunky, sugar-coated buds that have an array of green and purple tints.
Sweet and smooth taste, high comes quick and strong. easy to grow, it was my first grow and I made many mistakes, she still yielded well.
A very large producer who will require 10 weeks before harvesting and thanks to her height of 60-90cm, she is well suited for balcony and terraces. Her effects are upbeat yet deeply relaxing and bordering on couch lock, with mouth-watering flavors that are highly sought after.
- Perfect for Sea of Green setups that involve growing many plants close together.
- Can take the cold weather with no issues from mold or powdery mildew.
- A very quick flowering strain that can be successfully harvested multiple times a year.
6. Original Northern Lights Auto
An old-school gem that is well known for her ability to thrive in all conditions. Original Northern Lights Auto is a rapid flowering, Indica-dominant cultivar taking only 9 weeks before harvesting, making it a great choice for growers seeking resilient strains that grow fast and yield a lot. Commercial growers will find this strain to be very rewarding producing up to 600 gr/m2, allowing for a perpetual harvest all year.
just finished this grow a week and a half ago, yielded around 160g off one and about 100 on another. dry. 5 out of 5 from me!
Height-wise, she will finish around 90-120cm in height with a stocky and bushy appearance, reacting superbly to basic training such as L.S.T. Original Northern Lights Auto is the ultimate autoflowering cultivar for cold and wet climates.
- Planting closely together in a Sea of green will allow for uniform plants and huge yields.
- Very resistant to insects, pathogens, and mold.
- Can be harvested up to 4 times per year outdoors with excellent results.
7. Stardawg Auto
Stardawg is a very robust plant that is very resistant to cold climates flowering in 9-10 weeks. Fans of Chemdawg will know that extra loud, pine, diesel, and fuel terps followed by lip-licking flavors. Testing at 22% THC and producing extra-large yields, this cultivars is ideal for beginner growers looking for an easy to grow strain that will grow as tall as 70-120cm while producing good yields fast without affecting the quality and quantity of the harvest.
She grew quite tall and I got a good yield off her. About 1000g in wet bud, so I think once it’s dried it’s gonna be a good harvest.
When flowering, she will produce one main thick central cola, with short side branches, giving this cultivar a very stocky appearance once harvest time comes around.
- Growing Stardawg in a Sea of Green works very well, maximizing yields per grow space.
- Be careful when planting outdoors of how aromatic she will become late into flowering.
- Using L.S.T will increase production further and open the structure of the plants as well.
8. Blackberry Auto
This cup winning cultivar is an Indica-dominant, berry, citrus, kush flavored, easy to grow plant that is ready to harvest in only 9 weeks. Beginner growers can expect extra large harvests of bright purple-colored flowers that smell incredible and has through the roof bag appeal meaning Blackberry Auto is a great candidate for commercial growers.
Grew blackberry in my past 3 runs, love the Fruity berry smell and taste. Everything I grew it always comes out purple buds.
Thanks to her Indica dominance, she will grow between 70-110cm and with a bushy appearance making her perfect for Sea of green. Highly resilient to colder weather, this rapid blooming cultivar tests at 23% THC and has a very impressive trichome production, with a delicious sweet berry flavor with exceptional kushy and citrusy hints, making it highly rewarding for hash makers and extractors.
- A very easy to grow strain ideal for beginner growers, as she requires little maintenance
- Due to her bushy canopy, pruning of fan leaves to expose more direct light may be necessary.
- Blackberry Auto will thrive in cold and wet conditions at the end of Summer.
9. Purple Punch Auto
The perfect ratio of Indica and Sativa makes Purple Punch Auto a very productive, and highly resistant autoflowering hybrid. Her height will range from 90-150cm, however, she can take heavy winds and cold temperatures with ease, allowing a grower to achieve yields of up to 600gr/m2.
nice seeds for a small setup like mine, the smoke makes me mostly lazy and hungry but not without an initial creative rush
The terpene profile can be described as a delicious blend of blueberry muffins and spices with cherry overtones and sweet-tart that every smoker will fall in love with, leaving you feeling like you just ate a delicious dessert with just a couple of tokes. With such a rapid flowering time of 63 days before harvest, it is possible to plant this cultivar outdoors many times per year with no worry about mold, mildew, or pathogens.
- Purple Punch Auto can grow as tall as 150cms, so better for those with plenty of grow space.
- It is advised to tie down your plants if you are concerned about height, to allow plants to stay around 80cm.
- We advise growing this strain in a SCROG setup to maximize yields.
10. Kosher Cake Auto
A delicious variety that has an insane resin profile, super-resistant, and a very easy to grow strain. Kosher Cake Auto can be harvested in just 9 weeks, where she can yield 550gr/m2. She is a medium/tall-sized cultivar that will grow between 80-120cm making her a great yielder.
It does what it says on the tin ,after slow start this plant just took over ,very nice aroma and perfect smoke just ideal for wake&bake
THC levels will test at 25% and the terpene profile and flavor can be described as a blend of herbs, deliciously sweet lemons and a strong cake background. Highly recommended for SCROG set-ups thanks to her uniform and homogenous traits. An exceptional choice for hash makers looking to take their extractions to the next level due to the quantity and quality of the resin.
- Planting Kosher Cake Auto late into the year will also produce great results, even in cold climates.
- Make sure you make hash and extracts with the high amount of sugar leaf this strain produces.
- It is possible to grow this cultivar 3-4 times per year outdoors with no problems.
11. In Conclusion
These cultivars will produce amazing results in types of challenging climates. For growers who experience shorter summers, followed by a cold and wet winter will find the above list to be their way of filling up those curing jars all year long. Just remember that plants are living beings and they won’t doubt to show you signs that they’re not happy; The strains mentioned above can be grown in colder climates but they’re not freeze-proof so keep an eye on your babies and if the leaves are droopy or they’re showing other signs of something not being okay, make sure you take appropriate measures. Covering your plants with a plastic sheet or simply building a basic greenhouse structure to protect your plants can make a difference between a normal harvest and a great one, so always keep an eye on your crop to check for mold just to be safe and keep your plants healthy and well-fed so they can grow super strong and tough even in the most challenging climates outdoors.
If you’ve grown any of the strains mentioned in this article before and have some tips for fellow growers that also grow (or are planning on growing) in colder climates, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!
10 Cold-Resistant Cannabis Strains
Brrrr it’s getting cold in the grow room. When temperatures drop, cannabis plants can start growing slowly and sometimes even stop growing altogether. You can heat the grow room (and here are some cold climate tips) but it can also help to make sure you choose the right genetics because some cannabis strains handle the cold much better than others. It’s always a smart choice to pick a cold-resistant marijuana strain if you know that your grow area will experience chilly temperatures on a regular basis. Learn where you can get seeds.
Recommended cold-resistant photoperiod strains
Frisian Dew is an excellent strain for outdoor growing
Recommended auto-flowering strains for the cold
One advantage of cold temperatures is it tends to bring out colors like purple and pink