Aside from this strain’s tendency to branch out and lean in all directions, especially as the flowers start to develop and get heavier, growers have reported that A-Train prefers lower humidity environments. While it grows well in all mediums, the yields tend to be higher in hydroponic systems, and the taste comes out more when grown in soil.
When smoked, it has a slightly lemony flavor with unmistakable undertones of Trainwreck, although a bit subdued by the hashy indica taste of the Afghani genetics. This strain smokes smooth like a sativa, but has a kick of an indica – a perfect hybrid!
One of the most pronounced effects of smoking A-Train is the munchies, which makes it a good choice for medical cannabis users that need help stimulating their appetite. Being a well balanced hybrid, A-Train is a perfect choice for users seeking the medicating effects of indica softened by the sativa side.
It’s a common misconception that the strongest of the most famous strains are harder to grow, and AK-47 banishes this myth by being particularly simple to cultivate. It can grow in any environment but prefers indoor setups, where it will grow out in 10 days from clone. These seedlings will only ever get to a medium height, making a lack of space not a problem. Their growth is vigorous, however, and if you plan on topping, you’re going to need to give the plants some support as they mature.
A flowering time of 60 days is usual, and from this you can harvest up to 500 grams per square yard of grow room. The compact nugs are a sight to behold, with a thick coat of crystals and hardly any leaves, and it’ll be tough to keep your hands off them until they’ve properly cured!
One thing to consider when growing AK-47 is that the closer your buds get to harvest, the more they will stink. And I’m not talking a bit of a stench in the hallway, I’m talking the neighbors in the next street getting high off the smell. Don’t worry though, some carbon filters should sort that right out, but when you start your grow, be aware that odor might be an issue and choose a grow space accordingly.
Like its namesake, AK-47 has very powerful effects, but rather than knocking you down brain dead, it will leave you with a nice, balanced high, affecting both head and body, although if you carry on toking, you’ll find yourself with a serious head high. It’s definitely a one hit wonder, though, and even if you are a daily smoker, you’ll be left a little blown away by its potency.
A breeder’s tip is to keep the plants fairly cool, and be very careful when applying nutrients. Flowering time is 12 weeks indoors, and bring sure to bring some friends around harvest time, as these buds are a hell of a job to trim!
All your hard work will pay off as a few puffs on a pipe of Amnesia will have you soaring, exuberant and alive. A few more puffs, though, and you might not even remember where you put the stash. Did I leave it in the fridge? What’s your name again?
At maturity, the plants to begin to use less water, the deep green leaves start to yellow, and the buds develop red-brown pistils. Trichomes form a thick carpet on the leaves and buds. They do not at all need to be milky to be harvest ready. Though predominantly indica, the open plant structure and the low leaf ration makes Anesthesia easy to trim. The Herijuana-dominant phenotypes finish first and are also the most compact and most resinous. A separate mixed phenotype finishes a little slower and has the best combination of dark musky taste and potency. Don’t let the modest size of the colas mislead you – their dense chunkiness means they weigh in heavy and explode in the grinder. Since these plants have a tight bud structure, it is best to avoid high humidity during the last weeks of flowering.
Anesthesia is named for the narcotic, body stone that its smoke induces. By definition, “anesthesia” is a state in which awareness of pain or discomfort in the body is reduced, and relaxing or sedative effect is created. The Anesthesia variety causes a deep physical mellowing that slowly works through one’s limbs like a warm blanket, while allowing the mind to stay engaged. As a medicinal strength strain, it may be too potent to be enjoyable for beginners or casual recreational smokers. However, patients who rely on indica body effects but want to stay mentally alert will enjoy the balance of these qualities. The old school taste is earthy and dark, with a hint of coffee tones that will appeal to fans of deep hashy flavors.