The autoflowering characteristic of this strain means that it will automatically switch from the vegetation stage to the flowering stage. It is not required that the grower takes the initiative to change the light/dark phases. The plant will do it all on its own! This means that most plants are ready to harvest within 9 weeks from the seed, making it ideal for those who are looking to get a good yield in a very short amount of time. Autoflowering is also a very good option for those who are growing in a limited space, as these plants are short and bushy, not usually growing taller than a meter. It is also great if you're trying to hide your plants from nosy neighbours. None of the characteristics of the strain is compromised by choosing an autoflowering strain!
This strain originated in the 1980s, developed in the USA before finally making its way to the Netherlands. It was breeders there who preserved the strain to be available to this day, through some very clever genetics work. The main objective of genetic work on this strain was to make it suitable for the extreme conditions of the Northern European summer. Its genetic makeup comes mainly from Skunk and Afghan varieties, and also contains the genetics of Northern Lights.
Big Bud gives the user a strong body high due to its very high indica content. The buzz is happy and light and generally quite a gentle experience. The high indica content means it can also make the user quite sleepy. The flavour of this smoke is earthy and woody, whereas the aroma is quite spicy, sometimes resembling a citrus smell. Big Bud is a smooth bud that is perfect for relaxing after a long day.
Autoflowering varieties are generally recommended for outdoor growth, as there is really no control required over the light/dark periods. However, because they are quite short, they are still appropriate for indoor growth. A regular, warm climate is all that is required for the outdoor growth of Big Bud Autoflowering, and it doesn't even require a lot of extra feeding. During cultivation, the smell of cannabis is quite subtle, but a gentle squeeze of the ripening tops will release a mouthwatering scent of sweet citrus, as well as leaving you with sticky fingers from their thick coating of resin glands!