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AK-47 / AK47

AK-47 / AK47
AK-47 / AK47

Strain Data

Strain BreederSerious Seeds
Lineage/GeneticsColumbian, Mexican, Thai & Afghani
Indica/Sativa %20% / 80%
Yield350-500 g⁄m2
SexFeminized, Regular
Flowering Period7-9 weeks
Height100-150 cm


Winner of eight awards in Cannabis contests, which includes second prize for the Best Sativa during the 1999 High Times Cannabis Cup. It is a favorite to smoke in addition to grow. Winning a 2nd prize from the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup within Indica group. This simple to grow plant is among the most widely used. It's of medium sized height and generates good yields fairly fast. Incredibly strong aroma and smoke. Take special care for odor control if growing adjacent to neighbors. The name was handed not out of any concept of violence, but more in colaboration with the one hit wonder which the smoke is. Quality with no compromise helps make AK ideal for commercial grows or use at home. These plants possess a short flowering timeframe for a sativa, providing compact, not very leafy buds that radiate with a layer of resin crystals.

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There are a couple of classic strains in the global world of extra potent marijuana that have been around for a very long time, fascinating both growers and smokers with their superb qualities, having reached a legendary status. Ak-47 for sure is one of these outstanding evergreens, besides e.g. Skunk#1, Northern Lights, Haze or White Widow. For Simon, master breeder of Serious Seeds, finding the unique AK-47 genetic profile was the rare case of a ?lucky punch? every cannabis seed breeder dreams of. In 1992, after having tested thousands of experimental plants of different breeding lines, he finally achieved his goal of creating a high-quality sativa/indica strain with excellent overall properties and a lot of charisma - the AK-47 was born. Although Simon keeps the exact pedigree of AK-47 as a secret, like the composition of Coca Cola, he reveals that it was bred from Colombian, Mexican, Thai and Afghani seed stock, resulting in a 50:50 indica/sativa hybrid.

After having finished a new strain and releasing it to the market, Simon uses to keep on working on the genetic formula and partly rebuilds the strains after some years by using previously unused material within the same genetic line as new parent, thus refreshing genetics. The trade-mark characteristics of the strain are basically maintained thereby, only the accents are shifted a little bit. This practice is the reason why Simon`s small, but exclusive seed collection never loses its fascination and dynamics. Imagine for example that during your breeding proces you choose from each generation the shortest, fattest, mostly kick-ass plants for next parents all the time. Indeed, the % stays the same whatever plants you choose, but the plants effect and looks will be more what we call indica like. Such is the case more or less.

On the whole, AK-47 has won 8 prizes, covering a time period of one decade! Forever young could really be the motto of AK-47.

With its currently predominating indica characteristics, AK-47 tends to grow to a medium-sized plant with only moderate side-branching, making for a large fat main cola along with several excellent secondary tops. Hence the overall yield can be way above average, Serious Seeds declares 350-500 g per m2 as achievable under good indoor conditions, after 53-63 days of flowering - which is a pretty good time deal, regarding the AK`s outstanding qualities in both high and aroma. AK leafs are dark-green, showing more of the indica spectrum, but not as wide as full indica leafs. What is remarkable is the fact that also after the latest indica approach in the AK breeding process, Simon managed to maintain that sativa-tpyical high calyx-to-leaf ratio which means lots of flowers and only a few leafs. The single AK calyx size tends to be unsually large, resulting in fat clusters grouping together very decoratively and densely, contributing to the trade-mark appearance of AK-47. These fluffy, compact nuggs ooze lots of glistening trichomes and break up nicely, leaving plenty of resinous crystals on your fingers, unleashing an unusually strong, sweet and fruity aroma.

The AK`s name shall by no means be understood as being aggressively intended or following any military tradition, but rather express the special effect that sets in when one smokes the AK, sometimes proving as a real one hit wonder, made possible by a THC content of 20% (measured by an independent laboratory). Apart from that, the high is also very complex, clearly pronouncing elements of both sides of the cannabis spectrum. But as the indica aspect is presently predominating the AK, first of all it quickly provides a heavy, long-lasting stonedness. However, there`s still also enough sativa power to parallely effect a cerebral up-high that prevents the smoker from ?getting totally hypnotized? or even falling asleep. The taste is spicy-sweet, not harsh at all, sometimes with a slight sandalwood undertone ? on the whole, satisfying any connoisseurs' taste.

The AK is famous for extraordinary results on hydroponic mediums, as reported by many international growers, and has also been successfully grown outdoors in Spain in the past. In any case, it will perform very well in a greenhouse, ripening from October 15 till 31. According to Serious Seeds, AK-47 clones should be kept in the vegetative stage for 5-10 days.

Like many other evergreens, AK-47 has been adopted many times by other seed banks, and either been used as component for creating a new strain or just been plainly copied. But one thing is for sure about Serious Seeds`AK-47: You can`t beat the real thing!
A 1995 Cannabis Cup winner. This is a very popular sweet plant.3rd place winner 9th Cannabis Cup. A very potent 50% Indica/50% Sativa cross nicknamed The Killer! Aromatic, sweet tasting producing an incredible debilitating high. Excellent indoor and hydroponic results. This is a truly militant strain! Expect severe cerebral damage. Takes no prisoners! Highly recommended. An absolute must! AK-47 cannabis seeds as the name implies will blow you away. Peaceful people that we are, we wanted to convey in a sentence the power of this plant, "A real one hit wonder". AK-47 cannabis seeds shot us into 2nd place as a seed company in the 1995 cup, and in '94 it blew away the judges and took 2nd place in the hydro competition along with 3rd place in the overall Cannabis Cup. The short flowering time and hard compact buds that ooze glistening trichomes are a delicacy to the proud farmer. An Indica/Sativa bred with powerful effect and sweet smell in mind. ? Serious Seeds catalog
Specifications: Mostly Sativa, Flower: 50-57 days, Yield: 250-350 grams/m2, Height: 100-150 cm.

Nevil went to great expense to o btain seeds, a commitment th at is best illu strated by a secret trip to Mazar- i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. According to the Moslem legend, one of Mohammed's sons died in Mazar-i-Sharif. Consequently, it is a very holy city. It is also known for high quality hashish. Although hash fro m the area had been readily available in the late 70's, the Soviet invasion of that country greatly reduced exports. In 1985, an Afghan refugee told Nevil the (cannabis) fields around Mazar-i-Sharif were being destroyed. "That was what I needed to hear" says Nevil, " I caught the next plane to Pakistan to save the strain
After being smuggled into a refugee camp in Peshawar while lying on the floor of a car, Nevil made contact with a 30-year old Muslim fanatic who had a throbbing vein that ran from between his eyes straight up to his forehead. The man took a lump of black hash out of his pocket and told Nevil that it had been processed by his uncle, a man known as Mister Hashish. Surrounded by four men pointing machine guns at him, Nevil set about negotiatin g with Mr. Hashish, a Mujahedin commander, and finally persuaded him to send a squad of his men 280 miles into Soviet occupied territory and come back with two kilos of healthy Mazari seeds.
Nevil added " He thought I was ridiculous because I didn't want to buy hashish or opium. Nobody had ever come out to buy seeds, and at first he had no idea what I was talking about. I tried there trying to explain genetics to this tribal hash lead er in sign lang uage. When he finally figured out what I wanted, he asked too much money. I took a zero off his price and gave him 10% up front. He called me a bandit, but I had the seeds four days later. - Nevil Schoenbottom, High Times Magazine, March 1987

If you got the real stuff from serious, the trick will be remaining patient while tho se babies mature. My AK-47 cannabis seeds seeds produced two outstanding mothers, each of which are about the best smoke I or any of my friends have ever had (plus a few other very interesting plants).
My seedlings didn't show a lot of vigor, but that may have been from overwatering on my part - I was completely new at the whole thing. They tend to be pretty sativa in appearance, though I did get a couple of slightly indica types. They show preflowers at about six weeks, and do best topped back before flowering.
They grow a lot, and stretch if you're not careful with them. My best smoking mothers weren't great yielders, but they were tall. Just not great branching. Best to grow them SOG with tight spacing. Although I did get one mother that branched like crazy, but the buds were stringy and stemmy and I won't be growing her out again. I never had any problems with infestations or nutrients. You can give them high nutrient doses and they do fine. Flowering time tends to be long, between 56-70 days, depending on the mother, although you can go short, but it hurts the yield. Yields in general were not great, but then neither is my growing technique and experience. Others report pretty good yields from what I hear.
The high is just plain supreme. Very up, cerebral, but smooth and completely non-paranoid. No racing. My musician friends completely love the stuff. Very compatible with activity, especially creative pastimes. Good for parties also. Very social. ? Castanza

AK47 (Blue Bird Coffee shop): ?Nice & complex high. Flavorful taste. Elements of both sides of the cannabis spectrum are clearly pronounced. - Prince Caspian

These dark green buds are very resin-y and have bunches of short, red hairs throughout. Some buds are less green with more hairs. This hydro has a very pungent, sweet, skunky green smell that will make your mouth water and will put a Smile on your face. One or two small, crystally stems to chew on are all the non-smokables you get. The fluffy, compact buds break up nicely and will leave plenty of polleny crystals on your fingers. The smooth, skunky smoke tastes sweet and flowery, though it is expansive in the lungs and a bit of a cougher. Overall, the taste is outstanding. Not overly visual, a strongly mellowing high ensues that is conducive to listening to music, watching a movie or maybe hanging out at a Coffeeshop. This bud could get you to open your bag of Oreo's or order 'patat' on your way home. - Dankmaster

If a sledge hammer to the head is what your looking for then AK is your girl ho w it grows yield and buds depends on which side of sativa/indica spectrum is more dominant indica ones one grow short and yielded large fluffy semi dense buds at 50 days very crystally with a spicy smell and woody like taste its high was strong and lasting but not like the sativa. The sativa is longer but is the better one. It produced hard size pine cone shaped buds at 70 days super crystally (not like G13xNL that?s the q ueen of resin) with very little leaf a very nice spicy smell and woody taste that would take your lungs inside out and gasping for breath really strong more up but still slammin hard lasting high I got a headache from smoking too much of this one:)... that?s all I know..Hope this helps your choice. - Dankmaster

How it grows and yields depends on which side of spectrum is more dominant. I have 2 mothers: one mostly indica and shorter nodes large nuggs with a fat top it built buds much different than the other that went the usual way sorta stacked single blade leaves it didn?t decrease in blade numbers with lots of clusters had great gland production and a killer spicy wood-like smell. It flowered for about 50 days potency was strong and UP. The mostly sativa grew a bit larger and longer nodes but flowered much better than the indica, solid dense large nuggs covered in twice as much glands as the other. It flowered for 75 days. The high on this is the best; the smoke will tear your lungs apart and will smash ya within minutes. I found when I smoke too much of this one I would get a headache. Guess its very strong but not strong enough like G13xNL and plan on breeding my AK indica with G13xNL pollen that was I given its already been given the name Uzi... Well hope that helps ya out its 2nd best in my book and nothing beats the G13- NL. ? Dankmaster

This type of question is always difficult to answer... Northern Lights is a real favorite of mine, that is because it gets me really mellow without blowing my brains out. NL5 x Haze is a similar type of stone but much more potent, and after a few tokes leaves me happily floppy! AK47 is not my type of high... it makes me unable to function without making a super human effort, and I am not super human. ? Mike

NL is a great plant: taste, high, potency, yield, and growth wise. AK is stronger and yields more. But I'd have to repeat you probably wouldn't want to smoke the AK all day if you?re a chronic toker as many of us are. It will give yo u a headache/non-functioning state of bliss. NL is a more functional high (but still very strong) with a trademark taste and growing ease, short stature. NL has sidebranching also. Too many factors involved picking a general winner, but enough to pinpoint a personal winner for you. AK doesn't smell like blue berry where a single bud can fill a room but it still smells [at least serious seeds version does] A small ex tract fan should keep the house sweet! I'm not that impressed with AK a big initial hit then it fades away so you need another. - Oldtimer1

I've grown the AK-47 cannabis seeds and in my opinion its a better high and much easier to grow than WW. I got the seeds from Greenhouse in Amsterdam. I believe it was by Serious Seeds. It grows reasonably fast, flowers in about 7 weeks from 12/12. It tends to flower on its own but not so much as to be a big problem. The ones I grew out were fairly uniform but there was some variation. The smell was good and the high was excellent.- -Greenman.

Seriously, IMHO, skunk X Big Bud or AK-47 cannabis seeds are excellent strains for the experienced grower. Skunk strains are stable, pure strains and very predictable when purchased from reliable sources. AK-47 cannabis seeds is a multi-way hybrid with excellent yield when grown well, with a world class high. - Kohala

This one is hard to say since its a strain that reflects bo th sides of spectrum. Will gro w short to medium and short to leggy nodes will grow sativa like fans or more indica style. This all depends on what you indica style had big fat nuggs, a bit airy though with a different budding structure that packed single blades and clusters, not usual way of decreasing fans blades...Very nice strong spicy smell, very crystally, almost white, strong wood-like taste...and strong heavy high...A Sativa will grow a bit leggier but seems to be the better side of the produces hard fat nuggies, not really big but very dense and much whiter than the indica. It also had much stronger smell of spice and woody taste...and the high was like taking a sledge hammer to your head!! That by far is the best one and you don't need to search for will be very happy with both - sloppy seconds

A Sativa-Indica hybrid that produces a quick stone with a long lasting cerebral high. She is tall with large girth and giant calyxes. The aroma is spicy with a slight sandalwood taste. This girl can satisfy any connoisseurs' taste. So wake and bake with a bud of AK. ? seedbank catalog

These dark green buds are very resin-y and have bunches of short, red hairs throughout. Some buds areless green with more hairs. This hydro has a very p ungent, sweet, sk unk y green smell that will make your mouth water and will put a Smile on your face. One or two small, crystally stems to chew on are all the non-smokables you get. The fluffy, compact buds break up nicely and will leave plenty of polleny crystals on your fingers. The smooth, skunky smoke tastes sweet and flowery, though it is expansive in the lungs and a bit of a cougher. Overall, the taste is outstanding. Not overly visual, a strongly mellowing high ensues that is conducive to listening to music, watching a movie or maybe hanging out at a Coffeeshop. This bud could get you to open your bag of Oreo's or order 'patat' on your way home. **** ? Homepage Amsterdam

May 18, 2012