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Old 10-03-2018, 01:35 AM #1
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Are there any downsides to fast strains?

Are there any cons to growing the newer FAST strains that are not autos but flower shorter, like 6-7 weeks? Is the bud just as potent and aromatic?

Would there ever be an advantage to growing say plain Amnesia instead of Amnesia FAST from Seedsman, etc.?
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If they breed for speed, they're not breeding for potency. Having said that, I've yet to smoke anything that wasn't good in a joint. But I'm a lightweight so...

The only time I go for potency is when I grow with the intention to wheel it.
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i have found the fast budding plants are
slow to grow. so do not make a crop faster.
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I have a hard time buying into a 6-7 week strain, at least when seeds are the source. Id bet half of them go 8 weeks or up...eventually i would think youd have to run and take clones from those who are faster. No comment on quality, i cant say.
I figure another week or two or three of waiting isnt really that long, and the doors it opens for different types is vast. (Unless your trying to pound out production, i understand)
Hype and half truths are what i gather from 6-7 week strain, in my probably very biased opinion lol.
If you do run them, keep us posted. Doesnt mean im not interested. and Im ok with being wrong, if i am indeed wrong.
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Fast strains are the f1 version of strain x crossed with an auto flower right? Knocks 1-2 weeks off the total time?
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making your own f1 hybrid with an auto is deffinately helpful in shortening flowering times.
doing this yourself allows you to select plants that meet your own personal needs.

the same can be said in making crosses with mold resistant strains to aid in outdoor growability
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Fast flowering strains tend to be Indica, or heavy Indica leaning. Your options are few if you want heady Sativa effects fast. C99 & C99 hybrids is probably the only "fast" strain that has a heavy Sativa effect.

Good things come to those who wait, be they Indica or Sativa
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I haven't had a fast flowering variety yet that was worth the effort put in to grow it.
Sweet Tooth #3 was the fastest plant I've grown and was finished in about 49-55 days. It was weak sauce compared to everything else I've ever grown, including Diesel Ryder.


Most, if not all, have very short legs and they typically aren't high up in the potency department.


Most fast seeds are basically false advertising as well. While you might get one plant from a pack that finishes fast most will probably go 8-10 weeks or beyond.


Tyco's post is spot on as well.
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Fast strains are the f1 version of strain x crossed with an auto flower right? Knocks 1-2 weeks off the total time?

NO!


Sometimes this might be the case but in general, NO.
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making your own f1 hybrid with an auto is deffinately helpful in shortening flowering times.
doing this yourself allows you to select plants that meet your own personal needs.

the same can be said in making crosses with mold resistant strains to aid in outdoor growability

You didn't shorten flower times, you added a photo-period flowering schedule to your auto making it a photo finisher.
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