Auto Critical Orange Punch has a citrus dominant terpene profile with earthy notes of orange and hash
Auto Critical Orange Punch is just like her photoperiod parent, a very tasty cannabis variety! Her genetic background provides a citrus-dominant aroma and flavor profile. Most phenotypes smell very fruity and sweet. Citrus, orange, and sweet tangerines are the most recognisable aromas and flavors of this THC-rich autoflower. Some plants may also have earthy and piney tones, but these are usually less dominant. During inhalation she tastes mainly of citrus fruit, orange and lemon. In addition, many people experience a more earthy hash taste, which makes the overall smoking experience quite unique.
Auto Critical Orange Punch is suitable for beginners and provides high yields
Auto Critical Orange Punch is an autoflower with a solid XXL yield. Even for the novice grower it is possible to achieve very high yields with this autoflower. She does not require any special growing techniques or feeding schedules. In the right conditions, she can grow into a hefty autoflower with a nice thick main bloom and many heavy side blooms. She is known for her full blooms which can grow as thick as an arm, with few leaves. Very easy to trim and the thick resin layer ensures excellent scissor hash.
What exactly are the genetics in Auto Critical Orange Punch?
Auto Critical Orange Punch is a feminized autoflowering seed variety, the first Dutch Passion auto to use Critical genetics. The genetic base was Grandaddy Purple (Purps) x Orange Bud. This was called Orange Punch, and gave great potency and flavor. But yields were below average until she was crossed with an elite XXL Auto Kritical Bilbo. Auto Critical Orange Punch is one of our strongest strains with abundant yields and white buds that are completely covered with a thick layer of resin and beautiful orange flower hairs.
Auto Critical Orange Punch has thick compact buds that will provide a good yield in a relatively short period of time
Auto Critical Orange Punch is the autoflower seed version of our photoperiod Critical Orange Punch. This stable hybrid cannabis plant has roughly the same Indica and Sativa genetic content and can be regarded as a 50/50 variety. In this autoflower version, ruderalis genes (autoflower genetics) have of course also been crossed to make this strain flower automatically. This results in slightly more phenotype differences between the different plants than in the photoperiod version.
This strain can grow quite fast during the first 5-7 weeks of its life cycle. She grows strong branches that can bear long flowers. Blooms of 30-50 cm are no exception. She is classified as an XXL autoflower for all the right reasons! Her leaf structure is also that of a hybrid, she can grow very large fan leaves that convert a lot of light into energy. By the end of the flowering phase, the thickest branches with the heaviest flowers will need some support. By the 9th – 10th week, the buds will become so heavy that the branches can collapse under the weight.
Her internode distance is short to medium, which makes for dense buds that look truly beautiful. The blooms become real “colas” (buds as thick as coke cans and in the best cases as thick as cola bottles) and have a favourable flower-to-leaf ratio. Her plant structure is medium to large. She usually remains slightly larger than the average autoflower, even in slightly less optimised conditions.
In the hands of a good experienced grower (and in the right conditions) this autoflower can grow very tall. Only a few plants per m2 are usually required for a good harvest. Aside from her high yield, the buds are very resinous and sticky towards the end of the flowering phase. Some phenotypes may take a little longer to fully ripen at the end, these are usually the highest yielding plants.
The genetics used for Auto Critical Orange Punch guarantee the following properties:
- A medium to very large plant with sturdy stems and large dense buds
- A high potency combined with a high yield, a good all-rounder and suitable for novice growers
- Highly aromatic buds with a complex terpene profile with notes of citrus, orange, pine and hash
Auto Critical Orange Punch has a beautiful hybrid plant and bloom structure, which makes for strong plants that can take a beating.
Effects of Auto Critical Orange Punch
This hybrid autoflower has a powerful euphoric high that is extremely pleasant. The high usually has a long-lasting effect, usually several hours! Its initial euphoric effect provides energy and stimulates creativity. It is therefore also a strain considered suitable for completing creative work.
This is not a couch potato strain. The high also has a relaxing side effect, which is slightly more pronounced in some plants. This strain can also stimulate fun and laughter, especially for less experienced users. As well as the giggles, a strong appetite (the munchies) can be one of the side effects. All in all, a very pleasant and relaxed high!
The flowering time of Auto Critical Orange Punch
These autoflowering seeds grow from seed to harvest in approximately 75 days and are easy to grow. She thrives on 20 hours of light per day and produces real XXL yields. Some phenotypes may take an extra week or two at the end and produce even more abundant yields than usual. Typically, the plant reaches heights of 70-100cm indoors, with a skunky citrus flavor and a rich Afghan hash aroma.
Outdoors, Auto Critical Orange Punch can take around 85-90 days from seed to harvest. The longest-flowering and highest-yielding phenotypes can take up to 100 days to fully ripen. She also does well in an outdoor grow, but keep in mind that at the end of the flowering phase the plants prefer to be as dry as possible. So a shelter is not an extravagant luxury. Also does well in a greenhouse, provided it is sufficiently ventilated.
The yield of Auto Critical Orange Punch
Auto Critical Orange Punch produces large autoflower plants with a heavy yield. These XXL yields are within reach of every type of grower. The highest yields are possible in the hands of an expert with a perfect climate and strong (LED) lamps. She is easy to grow and literally anyone can achieve a good end result with this plant.
On average, yields of around 450-600g / m2 are possible, but in the right conditions even yields of over 700g / m2 are achievable. For this you need to be experienced and use the very best cultivation products and growing techniques. This strain can be manipulated in a SCROG culture, but due to the complexity with autoflowers we usually do not recommend this. Very good yields are also possible in a SOG as well as when grown naturally.
In the best conditions, this is an autoflower that can often grow well above 100 cm. Several specimens have been found that can grow to between 100-125 cm. Outside in the ground, she can also grow large if she receives enough sunlight every day. She prefers a dry and sunny Mediterranean climate.
Advice from our experts
Although Auto Critical Orange Punch does not require special growing methods, it is possible to use them to increase yield. For best results, we recommend using large pots of at least 30 L (up to 50 L) and germinating the seeds directly in them (or transferring to them) immediately after germination.
Just like her photoperiod parent, Critical Orange Punch, the highest yields can be achieved with various growing methods/techniques such as SCROG, LST, topping, fimming, bending, snapping and supercropping. Combine this with a hydro system such as an RDWC or DWC with CO2 and powerful lamps and you will be truly amazed at the potential of this strain!