Flowering

These icons show the flowering time a strain needs in order to produce mature flowers (buds). With these icons you can easily distinguish between strains that have a very short flowering time and strains that need a little longer to reach their full potential.

Flowering time is a measurement of how long an indoor cannabis plant must be kept in the 12/12 flowering cycle in order to produce mature buds.

A cannabis plant’s flowering time is measured from the first day it is given a continuous cycle of 12 hours of light, followed by 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness.

Within 10-15 days of being placed in this cycle, most cannabis plants will show the first signs of flowers. Plants should be kept in 12/12 for the whole period indicated by their flowering time.

A cannabis strain’s indoor flowering time gives some indication of how long that variety would take to mature if grown outdoors in a suitable climate, but this should not be taken as an exact measurement. Due to changeable conditions, outdoor flowering usually takes longer than indoor.

Please note that unfavourable or irregular conditions in a grow room can slow budding in indoor plants and increase total flowering time.

If time is an important factor, these icons allow you to easily compare strains and select the variety that suits your needs.

Short flowering period

Strains marked with this icon all have a comparatively short flowering time, making them perfect for growers who can’t wait to try their own home-grown and for indoor growers who want to maximize the number of harvests in a year.

Average flowering period

This icon indicates strains that need an average flowering time to reach their full potential. All strains displaying this icon all have an average flowering time.

Long flowering period

Strains marked with this icon all have a relatively long flowering time, usually as a result of Sativa genes in their makeup. These strains are ideal for growers who are prepared to spend an extra couple of weeks on a harvest in order to obtain a special or exotic end product.

Extra long flowering period

Strains marked with this icon all have a very long flowering time, usually as a result of a large proportion of Sativa genes in their makeup . Growers need more patience to cultivate these strains, but the buds they can produce are more than worth the wait!

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