Next Level Autoflower Potency
Auto Wappa is the autoflowering version of one of Paradise Seeds’ most popular strains, the ‘near perfect’ hybrid, Wappa (50% sativa / 50% indica). This strain is renowned for its sweet and fruity aroma, big yields and potent but Zen-like effect.
The auto version of the plant, Auto Wappa, is described as an easy grow variety which retains many of the attributes from the original plant, including a ‘surprisingly strong’ effect. It’s described as taking 60-65 days (indoors) from seed to harvest and 70 days (outdoors), with an estimated yield of 400g per m² /110g per plant (indoor/outdoor). German grow expert, Growolff, put the seeds to the test….
Germination and Vegetative Stage
Growolff sowed three feminised Auto Wappa seeds into Jiffy pots and they quickly sprouted, enjoying a good start placed in a Secret Jardin 1 m2 grow box under two 75 Watts high-efficiency CFL lamps at 18 hours of light per day. He planted the young seedlings into 6.5 litre pots filled with Plagron Standard Mix soil and after two weeks moved them into his big grow room equipped with 6x 600 Watts lamps (3x HPS, 3x MH / 6x HPS in the flowering stage).
At that point of time, the three plants were 15-18 cm tall and growing fairly compact, having produced 4-5 internodes and side branch formations as well as quite narrow shade leaves that reminded more of sativa than of indica. A few days later, the first female preflowers became visible, so the autoflowering effect was setting in according to plan, and Growolff was also very satisfied with the remarkably homogeneous growth performance of the plants.
In the course of flowering, they exhibited a strong stretching effect, increasing in height by about 10-12 cm every week. At the same time, they were branching out vividly, adopting a diamond-shaped growth pattern. When they were 35 days old and about 2.5 weeks into flowering, Growolff noted that resin production was going on dynamically, lots of crystals started to emerge on the young calyxes and flower leaves.
Bud formation was proceeding extremely well in the following weeks of flowering, with the plants developing dense indica-style flower clusters with quite a high calyx-to-leaf ratio, shaping lots of fat tops all over the plants. And the three Auto Wappa plants were pumping out surprisingly rich amounts of resin giving them a silvery white appearance, in fact, they turned out to become the most resinous auto variety ever encountered by Growolff, pretty damn sticky! No wonder that their odour was accordingly strong, being super sweet and fruity, indeed, with no traces of ruderalis at all, a sheer pleasure to sniff.
At the age of 61, 64 and 66 days, the three plants were fully ripe, within the life cycle span stated by Paradise Seeds. Final heights were 68, 71 and 78 cm.
When the bud harvest had been dried carefully, Growolff read a total yield of 127 grams from the scales, i.e. an average yield of more than 40 grams of super resinous buds per plant – undoubtedly an excellent achievement for an autoflowering strain.
Smell and Smoke Report
He loved the most intense sweet and fruity smell of his dried Auto Wappa buds and naturally was full of expectations when he smoked the first fattie. Already a few tokes – deliciously sweet and mild, totally free of any ruderalis aspects – made him realise the quality of this strain would even go beyond his expectations: A mighty indica hammer quickly slapped his head, sending him on a relaxant journey into the valley of deep, but also cheerful stonedness where he happily spent almost two hours.
“Simply amazing, these Auto Wappa apples really do fall extremely close to the Wappa mother tree!”, Growolff praised, “this is autoflowering potency pushed to another level, absolutely outstanding and certainly the best experienced so far in the field of auto strains.”
|Genetics||Auto Wappa (50% indica / 50% sativa)|
|Vegetative stage||20 days|
|Flowering stage||45 days|
|Medium||Plagron Standard Mix soil|
|pH||6.3 – 6.6|
|EC||Vegetative stage: 1.3–1.7 mS|
|Light||6x 600 Watts lamps / 18/6 (light/dark)|
|Temperature||23-26°C (day) 18-20°C (night)|
|Air humidity||Vegetative stage: 40–60%|
|Additives/stimulants||HeSi SuperVit and Wurzelkomplex|
|Height||68, 71 and 78 cm.|
|Yield||127 grams (total)|
|Price||€23 for 3 seeds, €35 for 5, €65 for 10|