What are Fast Version Seeds?
Fast Version Seeds are the result of the full integration of autoflowering seeds in the cannabis market, These strains have been created by crossing a photoperiod strain with an autoflowering strain. The result is a seasonal feminized seed with a shorter flowering period. By using the autoflowering strain to reduce time, the obtained plant shows its parental characteristics with a shorter cultivation period. In general, these seeds have the best of both worlds.
These seeds are perfect for guerrilla grows or areas where weather can be a challenge. Once the plant enters the flowering stage, times shorten, therefore avoiding the first rains of September or October.
Differences between seasonal seeds, autoflowering and fast versions
Photo-dependent or seasonal seeds are those sensitive to photoperiod ( the amount of hours of light they receive). This type of seed grows non-stop until they receive 12 hours of light and 12 of darkness. At that moment, the plant starts its flowering period, which lasts between 8 and 15 weeks.
The length of the flowering period depends on the type of seed, whether it is mainly indica or sativa and the characteristics of the grow area. These seeds provide a more abundant yield in comparison to autos and fast versions. They are also used to grow mothers and produce clones.
On the other hand, autoflowering seeds aren’t affected by photoperiod. They originate from Cannabis Ruderalis plants, which grow in areas where daylight is scarce (Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia). Because of this, they have developed the ability to flower without having to experience a difference in the amount of light they receive. Their full cycle doesn’t usually last more than 2-3 months, including growth and flowering.
These strains are perfect for indoor cultivation as they can be grown at any moment, providing between 3 and 6 crops per year. Perfect for rookie growers. All they need is a proper watering regime and a good quality 20/4 h lighting. Results will be visible between 6 and 9 weeks since the seed is sown.
Lastly, as they have been mentioned previously, we have Fast Version or Early Version seeds, which are the ones that gather the benefits of a seasonal plant with the advantages of a shorter flowering period. The strong structure and yield of photoperiod strains combined with the short flowering periods of autoflowering cultivars.
Fast Flowering late strains feature a flowering period that lasts between 6-8 weeks. This means they’ll be ready for harvest before the arrival of fall’s low temperatures and offering an abundant yield.
Fast Version Advantages
This is the most obvious characteristic of these seeds and the reason why plenty of growers start growing Fast Versions. Generally, in Spain, photoperiod strains are ready for harvest by September-October. Early Version genetics reduce the flowering period by 2-4 weeks, depending on the strain.
Easy to grow in unstable climates
A shorter flowering period allows for the crop to be harvested before the start of autumn, towards mid September. Therefore, Fast Versions are perfect for cold and rainy areas in the North of Spain, United Kingdom or Central Europe. By avoiding rains and low temperatures, the possibility of suffering a fungi attack is greatly reduced.
A considerable size
Fast Flowering seeds grow identical to seasonal strains and their flowering period also starts when they are switched to a 12/12h photoperiod. If they germinate between March and April, they’ll grow for at least a month or a month and a half (or more, depending on the area), surpassing the size of autoflowering strains. Their structure is just like photoperiod strains, with a good and abundant yield.
Nowadays, marijuana cultivation has diversified and it is now possible to carry it out in different places, following various methods and obtaining good results. These strains hold a unique characteristic; similar yield to seasonal strains with short flowering periods similar to autoflowering cultivars.
Fast Version Strains Available in GB The Green Brand
GB The Green Brand is the biggest grow shop in Spain with more presence abroad. As it can’t be any other way, we have a wide selection of Fast Version Seeds from the most popular seed banks. GB always provides its clients with the best products and it wasn’t going to be any different with these Fast Flowering seeds.
Gorilla 4 Fast 100% Feminized by GB Seeds
Gorilla 4 Fast is a Made in USA strain with amazing parentals such as GG#4 and Auto Critical GB XXL. 80% indica dominant with THC levels that range around 19% to produce intense, strong and long-lasting effects. Thanks to its Fast aspect, this strain will be ready for harvest 60-65 days after the start of flowering.
Original Amnesia Fast 100% Feminized by GB Seeds
Original Amnesia Fast is the fastest Early Version seed, but it still has the effects and flavor of its original and mythical strain. It comes from crossing Amnesia (Hy-Pro) x Auto Amnesia by GB Seeds. This clearly sativa dominant strain features deep Haze and incensed flavors. It produces a potent classic sativa cerebral high.