Auto Duck grow review. Dutch Passion stealth auto with webbed leaves
Auto Duck ® is a Dutch Passion feminized auto with unusually shaped webbed leaves. Its difficult to identify as cannabis due to the unusual leaf shape. Indoors, Auto Duck® takes around 75 days from seed to harvest under 20 hours of daily light. Outdoors, Auto Duck® takes around 90 days from seed to harvest and produces plants which are often around, or just below 1m in hight. During bloom Auto Duck® has a light aroma, making it ideal for urban growing. Auto Duck® is the autoflowering version of the original photoperiod outdoor best seller Frisian Duck, she uses proven outdoor genetics and also includes genetics from AutoWhite Widow to give extra potency.
This weeks blog comes from Danish George, who grew two successive Auto Duck crops during the summer of 2016. The words and pictures come from Danish George.
In spring 2016 I was very pleased to be able to test a few seeds of the new Dutch Passion Auto Duck. As the name suggests, it’s an auto based on the legendary photoperiod Frisian Duck, a strain with a very unusual leaf structure, which doesn’t look like cannabis leaves at all. This has already made it a hit for stealthy urban growing. The new automatic version should be even more suited for balconies, small backyards and other places without too much privacy.
I decided to make an early summer grow and a late summer grow, and even tried the late grow in both pots outside and in the greenhouse. This should turn out to be a fantastic experience.
I started out the seeds in small 2 litre containers, and had them outside almost from the beginning under the nets for protection. At night I had them in my shed with windows facing south, so they would get all the light they could from early morning and late evening.
They were very healthy looking, though they didn’t grow as big in the beginning as my other autos. After about 3-4 weeks they had grown into proper small plants, with all leaves the special webbed shape of Frisian Duck, and were planted to their final 40 litre pots.
They were still rather short but they had several sets of strong side branches evenly spaced all the way from top to bottom. They didn’t react well to extra nutrients, so all I gave them was a sprinkle of regular tomato fertilizer from the plant centre. Then, as they were about 7 weeks old, and the first flowers had appeared, something really started to happen.
The plant didn’t grow to much more than 65-70 cm, but the central bud, and all the side branches really began to swell, and I could tell, that this was a truly great auto in the making. They got some bloom enhancer like my other autos, but other than that, they didn’t really need any special care. They didn’t get any mould, which I had on a few of the other autos, maybe due to a bit more open structured buds than other strains. Trimming was very easy, and already a few weeks after drying I could try my first Auto Duck smoke, which – to say the least – was a great pleasure. A nice uplifting after dinner smoke, that made me go get my garden speakers out, and sit in the summer night with my missus, and just enjoying ourselves
The outdoor plants yielded about 60-70 grams of bud per plant which really made me look forward to my late summer grow, this time in the greenhouse too.
I had started the 2nd batch in pots already, and as my greenhouse was just finished, I put 3 plants in the ground there.
Just like the first batch, they didn’t seem like much in the beginning, but ended up even better than the first batch, since the side leaves grew even longer in the greenhouse. They actually transformed so incredibly from small plants to final mature plant, that I began to call them ‘The ugly Ducklings’ like in the fairy tale, where the first considered ugly duckling turned out to be a wonderful swan in the end
My conclusion is, that this is a truly great auto, that I’ll be growing for the seasons to come. Very easy, great yielder, and a fast and stealthy too. It gets my strongest recommendation!
Congratulations to Danish George who managed two successive auto crops in the short Scandinavian growing season. Autos offer new ways for outdoors growers to grow fast crops, Auto Duck is a fast way to grow cannabis and thanks to the unusual leaf shape they are easier to grow in urban environments without being recognised. If you are looking for an easy and stealthy way to grow some cannabis this spring/summer, it doesn't get much easier than Auto Duck®