Since the mid 1990′s “AK” strains have been increasingly popular. AK-48 is a strong early finishing version. Its Ice mother has ancestors of Afghani, Skunk, Northern Lights and Shiva stock. An intense selection process drawing from thousands of plants was used to find this special mother. Ice flowers are richly covered in trichomes and have a dense consistency. She has a high flower-to-leaf ratio, with buds forming along her main branches. The father is Jock Horror, a three-way hybrid that combines genetics from Northern Lights, Skunk, and Haze. The Jock Horror is a heavy resin producer and an early finisher with a unique fresh flavor and a potent upbeat buzz.
From these parents, the AK-48 has retained a fast finish, producing hard buds that have an exceptional and penetrating aroma. It has really dense buds that almost look like rocks. AK 48 can also be identified by its bright green color that comes with orange hairs and plenty of crystals.
Although she is a mix if indica and sativa with a slight indica dominance genetically, AK-48 retains key sativa qualities in her high. AK-48 finishes in as early as 6 weeks if conditions are perfect, but otherwise may take as long as 8 weeks to finish.
The plant has a pleasant aroma, but it is barely there. It smells a little like grapefruit, especially when the buds are opened or ground up. The taste is not very significant, since it has very little aroma, this translate into a bland taste that comes with that slight hint of grapefruit.
Once harvested, it is best to cure it properly as a poor cure can make the plant acquire an unpleasant chemical taste.
She is great for sea-of-green style gardens. We recommend planting 16 plants per square meter, then pruning each plant to only 6 branches and the top in order to optimize the size and bud consistency throughout the crop. AK-48 is a medium-sized plant that will double in height if flowering is induced at 20 inches. The leaves on this plant are small, somewhat thin, and delicate. Outdoors, it is particularly suitable for climates such as Spain, where it finishes in October. Overall, this plant is hardy yet manageable, bouncing back well from minor stresses.
Feminized seeds are even easier to grow since there is no need to check the sex of the flowers. There is also little to no risk of the plant being a hermaphrodite.
It is a good choice for a beginner who likes a buzz with a slow onset and a strong kick once it takes effect.
It provides a cerebral and heady high. Initially, it will relax the muscles and the brain, after the initial relaxing sensation, a significant increase in appetite comes.
Due to its relaxing effects, the AK 48 strain has been used to treat insomnia, depression, anxiety, and a lot of other stress related conditions. It can also be used to treat minor pains such as headaches and muscle spasms.