AK-48 is a powerful Indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis. Despite the similarity in name to another famous strain, AK-47, AK-48 is a drastically different flower. This bud was first bred by Nirvana Seeds, a cannabis company from the Netherlands which has had its roots in the cannabis community for nearly 4 decades now. This potent strain is a cross between Jock Horror and Ice, two strains which were carefully crafted by Nirvana Seeds.
AK-48 has become an increasingly popular strain to grow at home in places where it’s legal for many reasons. One reason you’re likely to grow this strain as a beginner is that it requires little special care, often requiring the bare minimum of your attention. If you’re growing indoors, expect a flowering period of just 7-8 weeks, with a yield of up to 17 ounces per square meter of plant.
Unfortunately, AK-48 isn’t much of a looker. Expect the buds themselves to be drab and boring shades of light and dark green. Thankfully, this bud is covered with burnt-orange hairs and a light dusting of trichomes which add a little bit of depth to its appearance. What this bud lacks in looks it makes up for in aroma. Right out of the bag or jar, this flower is going to explode in your face with tropical scents like pineapple, mango, and blueberry. If you’ve got a keen nose, you’re likely to pick out some other hidden gems in this bud’s unique aroma profile.
The effects of this bud are sort of tricky to nail down. AK-48 is one of a growing number of hybrid flowers that can hit differently depending on a number of influencing factors. Some users experience heady Sativa effects while others slog through a swamp of Indica relaxation. This strain has been reported as an effective tool in battling ailments such as depression, stress, nausea, chronic pain, and insomnia. On the Indica side, you’re likely to feel an incredibly calming and relaxing body buzz that isn’t quite sedative in nature. Not likely to force you into couch lock, this high relaxes your muscles without rendering them completely useless. We recommend this strain for afternoon usage due to its wide range of potent effects. On the Sativa side of things, you should expect your mood to be instantly elevated as your creativity and energy get a quick recharge.