About 10 years off and on, with a lot of experimentation, and talking to other experienced growers.
Its just apples and oranges...mostly have done seed outdoor, but white widdow clones would probably be my goto for outdoor just about anywhere. Next would be kush's, but ive lived in the cold North..
Going by tricomes outdoor isn't the same, you get so many other oils and terpenes because of environment conditions and the sun than you do from a controlled environment with artificial lights...so maybe a good amount of the THC has turned to CBN with dark red amber trichomes outdoor, but you've increased total active cannibinoids and oils,terpenes and total weight by 70%..as long as you pick it before die off or plague.
I've had og kush gone the full season in California from a friend that was let go until deep red trichomes...the effects were devastating and not like a typical milky indica...I mean devastating
Back before all this internet Mumbo-Jumbo , it was common knowledge growers for personal would let it go as long as possible to get the most potent effects...
But it comes down to preference, if I wanted a indica picked early to give me an up buzz like Sativa's,,, I'd rather just grow sativa,,,its just not the same.lots of Sativa's won't even go amber.