King of the Swingers… Auto Kong is a real jungle VIP strain. The first autoflower to join our Tommy Chong’s™ collection, this hybrid combines full blooded potency with Empire State sized yields. This is the Paradise Seeds spin on the tremendously potent GG4 (formerly known as Gorilla Glue), a California inspired strain that comes with the stamp of approval from cannabis legend, Tommy Chong, and a healthy pinch of Dutch breeding sophistication.
It began with an original GG4 cutting from the USA, which was backcrossed over 4 generations and combined with Pandora, our original Autoflower which is prized for its genetic stability. We then backcrossed the plant until we achieved the phenotypes we were looking for. Unusually for Paradise, we chose two phenotypes to focus on – one leaning towards sativa dominance, the other towards an indica dominance.
GG4 is of course the strain formerly known as Gorilla Glue which earned a worldwide reputation for its extreme potency and ability to literally glue the user to the couch. Pandora meanwhile is one of Paradise’s original Autos and also renowned around the world for its fast finish and big harvest potential. The result, Auto Kong 4, is a beast in all departments.
Aromas and Flavours
Of the two phenotypes, the indica pheno scent has more of sweetness to it (the Pandora influence), while the sativa pheno is characterized by a lemony/acidic fragrance and taste that is more in keeping with the traditional GG4. When it comes to the taste department, Auto Kong 4 produces layers of sweetness, fuel and a pleasant sourness.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Indoors: In the indoor grow setup, Auto Kong is easy to grow and flexes very impressive muscles in the bud department, especially in the hands of experienced cultivators. It produces huge dense colas that display all the characteristics that made GG4 such an instant hit. Incredibly sticky, the resin count is off the scale, with glue literally dripping off the heavyweight flowers produced by this hybrid beast.
Outdoors: Outside it will also do well, thanks to the in-built auto high performance that comes from the Pandora element. The Sativa dominant pheno will produce plants which stretch a little more (up to 150 cm), while the indica dominant pheno will produce shorter (120 cm), more bushy plants. Both phenotypes deliver the same gigantic nuggets.
Yield and Presentation
The nuggets produced from this plant’s huge sticky colas are covered in orange hairs. Any fingers used to squeeze a bud will have to be prized apart due to the amounts of sticky goo these buds produce.
Indoor Yield: 450 grams per m²
Outdoor Yield: 50+ grams per plant
Recreational: Potency runs through the heart of this strain but it is not a destructive power and the genetic mix ensures that this will never be the couch gum effect that is associated with the original GG4. Instead there is an uplifting, racing euphoria which brings energy followed by a relaxing landing as the Pandora factor comes into effect.
Medical: For medical users accustomed to THC power, this strain has proved to be a hit. It provides targeted relaxation for body pains and a clarity of mind which allows for all day use.
Suitable for growing outside between 50º n.L. and 50º s.L., Auto Kong 4 cannabis seeds produce plants that will finish in 9 – 10 weeks after seed germination outdoors and 8 -9 weeks indoors. Estimated yield is 450 grams per m² indoors / 50+ grams per plant outdoors.