How It Works Start My Diary Login Sign Up
dweemyss started grow question 3 years ago
I am having a hard time getting a sense of the autoflower "timeline". Many breeders have these "seed to harvest" claims, such as 55 - 85 days seed to harvest etc. My grow is entering week 9, and the flowering stage is just getting started. Are these claims even worth noting?
Entry Level LED - Coco/Genhydro Nutes
17 weeks
Entry Level LED - Coco/Genhydro Nutes dweemyss
Tangerine Dream Auto
33 comments · 3 years ago
Week 8
Techniques. Defoliation
Weird_Jimmy answered grow question 3 years ago
As far as the Groowers choice seeds go, I was also confused when my Tangerine didnt finish in 65 days from seeds. That was my mis-reading what Growers choice was saying about its timeline. The time they give 55-65 days flowering is as the time from when it STARTS flowering and doesnt include vegitative growth stage, which has been averaging 4-5 weeks for me. So 95 days is the projected time line. My Tangerine went 101 days from seed. Its probably could have gone another week even. After doing some research Ive concluded that 12 weeks is a good target for auto's, but if it takes longer its probably because you have a good healthy plant.
smurgrow answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi! Autos typically start flowering in week 4-5. I've found the manufacturers estimates on seed to harvest to be pretty accurate (across 5 auto strains).

I have seen instances of late flowering starting week 5/6 as a result of stunted growth due to early mistakes (overwatering/incorrect ph and bad grow conditions eg too little light or too cold). In the case of stunting it's usually good if it starts flowering later because you then get more time to recover and get still get decent yield.(my sour diesel plants from virgin sour widow grow us good example)

Another possibility is that you received photo period plants instead of autos. In this case it might help to switch to 12/12 light cycle to see if that triggers flower. Your plants dont look stunted so may be possible here. Another way to eliminate this scenario is if you start seeing flower whilst under 18hr schedule then it must be auto.

Good luck with your grow!
JohnDee answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello there! I grew tangerine dream and it was done around 85 days from seed. Hope this helps. Happy Growing!