History & Genetics
AK-47 is a Sativa-dominate hybrid with bright white coloring. Despite its violent name, the strain imparts a very mellow feeling and can even leave one stuck in a state of "couch lock". Four strains were used to create AK-47: Colombia (sativa), Mexico (sativa), Thai (sativa) and Afghanistan (indica). Genetically speaking, AK-47 is sixty-five percent sativa and thirty-five percent Iidica. Its THC levels stay close to average. Its CBDs and CBNs, however, can be as high as 1.5%.
The strain was originally bred by Simon from a Dutch seed bank, Serious Seeds. AK-47 has won upwards up 27 awards and is one of the most desired strain on the market.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
AK-47 plants are fairly tall and wide with large calyxes. The buds are dark yellowish-green with lots of crystals (trichomes) and fine red hairs.
The dense nugs have a floral, spicy, and skunky aroma. Other notes of woody pine and sandalwood are prominent. When consumed, citrus tones appear on top of the underlying skunkiness.
AK-47 leads to increased creativity. For the most part, however, AK-47 will leave you feeling uplifted, peaceful and euphoric. Many people enjoy using it while listening to music. Outside of dry mouth and eyes, the strain can also cause users to feel paranoid and sometimes dizzy. Some users also experience minor headaches.
Many users take advantage of the strain's relaxing effect to relieve stress and anxiety. Others use it to take the edge off their chronic pains and aches. Insomniacs take 1-3 hits approximately an hour before bedtime to induce relaxation. They report an increase in the number of restful nights following this routine.
Those suffering from bipolar disorder, depression, and other mood disorders use this strain to help relax and regulate their mood. The strain is also used to increase appetite as well as ease nausea and vomiting.
AK-47 is a strain with a strong lineage that may have begun in the post-war 1970s as the Thai and Afghanistan cross. However, AK-47 itself did not come into existence until 1992. The strain underwent a rework in 1999 so that plants could produce uniform seeds.
Many choose to grow AK-47 indoors in either soil or hydro, but it can be grown outside in a mild climate. Ideally, temperatures should be kept below seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit. If grown at seventy-five degrees, the plants will produce the same yield, but the buds will open and become fluffy. The strain flowers for eight to nine weeks. If grown outdoors, plants are ready for harvest in the middle of October. Under reasonable conditions, AK-47 plants can yield between 350 and 500 grams per square meter.
Testing Ariosto strains for sleep. This is not it but a very good strain for after work. Engaged but not focused. Great for relaxing with Netflix or computer. I often itch from some strains but this one did not affect me.
Simon is correct. Most of the AK 47 sold does not reach the normal level of 22% THC. If you get the genuine article, you will notice the difference. It is a beautiful strain for sleeping and relaxing. As clean as you can get.
Grew and tested ILGM's auto of this, and even though I didn't do a great job on the grow, the results seem to generally match with the description here. It's an easy experience and a pleasant (dry herb) vape for sure.
Am a bit surprised to read your general info. AK47 got its name because customers of coffeeshops in Amsterdam used to fell of their stools after smoking AK47 in the early nineties. Because of its popularity almost every other seed co. copied the seeds and used our registered name. I suspect this influences the overall idea of the AK47. For instance; we have never tested it under 22% THC and zero CBD. AK47 still is a strong smoke compared to all going around. But you got to have the real deal, not some watered down copy af a wannabee seed co.
Nice and mellow, prefect for treating my bi-polar. I highly recommend this as it works.