This plant’s vigour is clear to see from the beginning. Its leaves end in a sharp point, like a serrated dagger. This is a highly attractive automatic variety from the first days of growth, with a pine-tree-shaped structure and a good central bud. It’s a plant that brings its full ripening forward several weeks when grown outdoors. Smile’s AK-47 component is noticeable in the flavour and in the for-mation of thick branches, ready to house good bunches of compact, orange-hued flowers.
It adapts well to extreme climates and is recommended for use outdoors. The optimal time for growing in the driest parts of Spain and Portugal is between March and September (watching out for the first rainfall of the autumn in late September, aiming to give autoflowering varieties the fertiliser and hours of quality light they need while growing and flowering.
Under hydroponic systems (with similar results in outdoor greenhouses), Smile Automatic reaches an average height of 1 metre with a yield of around 65 grams per plant. Indoors, the plant grows to about 60 cm high, with a yield of 15-25 grams per plant.
The gap between nodes is very small, and they become covered with small flowers that form thick, compact bunches. The leaves are typical of AK varieties: slender, serrated and dark green in colour. Resin formation is abundant, and using a magnifying glass you can observe the fattening of the trichome heads. The plant produces large amounts of CBD and a delicious hash can be extracted from it. The effect is stimulating at first with a steady, gentle comedown.
From seed, the indoor cycle with a photoperiod of 12/12 or 14/10 is 8-9 weeks for optimal ripen-ing.
Outdoor flowering cycle: 3 months. Planting in early spring recommended.
Harvest: +3 months from seed.