Originally Posted by Thule
Unlike lowryder, finola tends to transfer early flowering properties to the F1 generation. Not autoflower, but extreme light sensitivity. It's different genes in action.
Little update on my quick&dirty indoor Finola grow (day 24 after the seeds cracked):
I had them for one week in the living room but they had not enough light so I put them under a 80 lm LED (warm white) 24/7 which still wasn't enough so I changed to a 600 lm LED (warm white) 24/7. The latter was a bit too much of a change (lumen and temperature wise) and most plants got slightly light burned, turned red, and several even died (mostly dried out). I raised the bulb a few cm and ensured a better air circulation a few days back which visibly was a good idea as they now start growing nicely.
The lil runts are now at internode 4-5 with ~8 cm in hight (most of which is the elongated stem beneath the cotyledons).
The interesting thing is, that the males start showing flowers since two days!
The 2 cm of increased bulb distance can't have been the trigger as it was just a day or two before flower onset; hence, is their flowering stress induced (heat and light shock), caused by the constant but weak lighting in week 2 (which, with regard to seedlings, sounds illogical to me), or against your opinion autoflowering?
I should prolly start a new proper grow... as we have up to 15°C outside (crazy weather, like in April), I put some seeds directly in a small greenhouse today.