Original Orange Bud
Auto Orange Bud®
Orange Bud X Auto Daiquiri Lime
Orange Bud X Auto Daiquiri Lime
Auto Orange Bud is a powerful autoflower with a unique and very fruity terpene profile. Careful crossing over several generations has preserved the original character of our photoperiod Orange Bud variety. You can expect an unmistakable and pungent citrus dominant aroma from this strain. Orange, tangerine and lemon are the most common and recognisable scents when growing Auto Orange Bud.
Many customers indicate that this variety can be very fruity, fresh and sweet at the same time. Slightly tart, pungent and very sticky at all times. In short, a delicious combination for the real cannabis connoisseur. After drying and curing the plant smells exactly the same as during the flowering phase. It also tastes exactly like citrus fruit, a beautiful Sativa-dominant auto to enjoy!
Auto Orange Bud is easy to grow. Its vigour and stable character ensure that she is loved both by beginners and experts. She does best in an indoor garden or in a sunny and dry climate. But we also have plenty of feedback from growers in temperate climates who have achieved fantastic quality harvests during the hottest summer months.
Why is this strain so loved? Repeat growers seems to agree, it's the unique and very tasty terpene profile. Who wouldn't want to grow an autoflower that smells and tastes exactly like oranges? Her buds are also very sturdy and compact. She has a hybrid top structure that may lean slightly more towards the Sativa side, with the possible development of ‘foxtails’. But even these buds are certainly not fluffy, instead they become quite hard and compact. The beautiful layer of trichomes and the bright orange pistils complete the picture.
The Dutch Passion master breeder responsible for our best autoflowers such as Auto Mazar®, Auto Ultimate® and Auto Daiquiri Lime®, went the extra mile to create Auto Orange Bud®. First, a selected male autoflower specimen of Auto Daiquiri Lime® was crossed with our photoperiod Orange Bud®. Then our master breeder waited until he had enough capacity to grow as many plants as possible, so that he could continue crossing with the best and most productive specimens over 12 generations. This project took over 3 years to complete and is our largest, most complex autoflower breeding program to date.
The master breeder consistently selected the individuals / specimens with the highest percentage of THC and the greatest yields. In addition, the smell, taste and effect of the original Orange Bud® had to be preserved. The result was an autoflower that is just as good in potency, quality and aroma / taste as our photoperiod Orange Bud®. Even our experienced test panel did not notice a difference in a blind test.
Auto Orange Bud is a stable Sativa dominant autoflower that stays fairly compact and grows up with a nice central main cola surrounded by many large side blooms. It is a plant with vigorous growth. During the first 4-5 weeks this plant mainly grows in width, from week 5-6 the vertical growth starts and the Sativa character of this auto is more evident.
She mainly grows in width during the first month. Once the visible bloom and stretching starts she usually becomes a broader, more compact autoflower plant than you might expect from a Sativa dominant strain. During this stretching phase, the internode distance increases and you will see that the leaves become slightly thinner and slimmer. Because of this plant structure, it is a perfect autoflower to grow naturally without using any growing techniques. The plants stretch the most in week 5 to week 7. Most plants come to a complete standstill in vertical stretch around week 7 or week 8. The open growth/leaf structure provides sufficient light to even the lower buds.
Auto Orange Bud can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Most indoor growers use a 20/4 light schedule. Outdoors in the more temperate climates, she delivers the best results when grown during the best 3 summer months. In a Mediterranean (dry and warm) climate, it is possible to achieve 2-3 successful harvests in one season. Indoors it takes an average of 11-12 weeks to ripen, outdoors it can take 1-3 weeks longer in unfavourable conditions. Because of her compact buds, you should be careful with high humidity at the end of the flowering phase.
The genetics used for Auto Orange Bud guarantees the following properties:
Auto Orange Bud is a potent autoflower with an extremely high THC content which will, on average, be between 15-20%. But some phenotypes are known to have over 20% THC
Auto Orange Bud is a powerful autoflower. She has a strong potent high with a more ‘hybrid’ effect, meaning that it is a combination of both a mental and physical buzz. Her Sativa-dominant influence makes the high more euphoric and uplifting to begin with. As you smoke more and the high progresses, it becomes heavier and more physical. Many users report a powerful, relaxed physical effect in addition to the euphoric feeling. It is a very strong and intoxicating high. The buds of Auto Orange Bud are full of shimmering THC rich trichomes. This strain has an extremely high THC content of around 20%. The thick layer of sticky trichomes gives the high its power and strength. The effect is very strong and it is known that this strain can provide both laughter and eating frenzies. This strain puts you in a happy, euphoric state, making it the ideal selection for a night on the couch with your loved one or chilling out with friends.
Auto Orange Bud takes an average of 11 weeks from seed to harvest indoors. There are some phenotypes that take about a week longer. These Sativa-dominant phenotypes are the slightly larger plants, but they often provide the highest yields. It is best to grow Auto Orange Bud from germination under 20 hours of light per day. On average, she takes between 77-90 days to ripen completely. Giving her an extra week provides more amber trichomes and an even stronger narcotic high.
Outdoors, Auto Orange Bud needs about 12-15 weeks to fully finish flowering. It should be taken into account that ripening will be faster if conditions are right. A lot of sunlight and a dry climate ensure faster ripening. This also ensures the most compact and whitest buds. So preferably put her in a sunny place and without ‘wet feet’ (roots in permanently damp/waterlogged soil - which she doesn't like).
Auto Orange Bud is a medium height plant and will reach between 60-125cm indoors. It is a bushy plant with many strong side branches and a large main bud. This classic Dutch Passion autoflower structure ensures a high yield. Plants can yield between 50-150g, provided they receive enough light and nutrition, of course.
In an indoor grow it is possible to achieve about 400-500 g/m2. When using the SOG breeding technique, the highest yields are possible. Outside, the yield per plant will be about the same as indoors, especially if grown during the hottest summer months. Yields of around 100g per plant are the rule rather than the exception.
Due to its broad, bushy plant structure, Auto Orange Bud is a perfect autoflower to grow naturally, without using various kinds of grow techniques. The only thing that can be done during / at the end of the stretching phase is to remove the lowest branches and possibly remove excess leaves.
Some phenotypes get fairly large fan leaves. These large light-absorbing leaves, which are most likely hanging over a large number of branches with buds, are best removed during the stretching phase. This allows the underlying branches to develop a little better. This ultimately benefits the yield.
Auto Orange Bud is a top autoflower variety with a very popular and well-known citrus aroma. Growers who like orange, mandarin or ‘Tangie’ strains should definitely give our Auto Orange Bud a try. This autoflower, based on the classic Orange Bud, is certainly not inferior to the usually 'stronger' photoperiod plants. Are you ready for the real orange experience?