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AK-47 Strain

AK-47 Strain Created by Serious Seeds

F1-hybrid, mostly Sativa (effect is a combination of Sativa and Indica)

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AK-47 strain is our most popular variety. It is an easy to grow plant and with more than 27 awards, and counting, it is officially the most awarded cannabis strain on the market . Our AK47 strain has been often copied, or used by other seed companies to upgrade crosses.
Recommended veg.
2.5 - 4 weeks
Indoor flowering
8 - 9 weeks
Indoor yield
350 - 600 gr/m2
Outdoor harvest
mid/late October
THC level
Very High
CBD level
€ 80,00

Pack size
"High Times Strain of the Year 2003"
"Its recipe is shrouded in so much mystery that even KFC would be proud of it."
"AK-47 is an award-winning masterpiece of cannabis strains, and rightly so"

Strain Description


The genetics of the AK-47 is the result of a complete and complex work of selection and then crossing between the most known landraces from around the world: Colombian, Mexican, Thai & Afghan.

Taste and Aroma: 

The AK-47 weed is definitely worth a detour! Its base tone of spicy, but also sweet citrus from the famous AK-47 is instantly noticeable! And to top it off, the terpene-rich profile has incredible gustatory flavors! We don't have to convince growers who have known the classic taste of AK-47 for years.

Cultivation of AK-47 seeds:

This AK-47 variety, which can be described as "strong" both for its genetics and its terpene potency, can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. Its average height makes it preferable to keep the apex, which will form a large central bud. Its growth is vigorous and takes the shape of a Christmas tree. It doesn't require much attention, which makes it a perfect genetics for beginners.

Simon describes the AK-47 as follows: "This easy-to-grow plant is a living legend and our most popular. Medium-sized, produces good yields quite quickly, producing compact buds, not too leafy, shining with a layer of resin crystals."

The AK-47 has a high calyx/leaf ratio typical of sativa, meaning lots of flowers and only a few leaves. The unique size of the AK calyx tends to be unusually large, resulting in fat clusters grouping together very decoratively and densely, contributing to the trademark appearance of the AK-47. 


The strong potency of AK-47 weed and its lasting effect contributes to its reputation! A mentally and physically soothing effect that will delight you during recreational and relaxing moments.

Often nicknamed the “one hit wonder”, a single puff of this electric plant is enough to feel an intense but pleasant high.

In a few numbers:

Flowering period: 53 to 63 days or 8 to 9 weeks 

THC-CBD levels: 20%-1%

Harvest potential: between 350 and 500G/M2

In a few words:

  • The AK-47 alone gathers the main genetic characteristics generally sought after by a grower: good yield and a good smell!
  • It will produce compact buds glittering with trichomes, satisfying for both beginner and experienced green thumbs.
  • It is a mainly sativa cross.
  • In its record, AK47 has no less than 27 Cups including 7 “HT Cannabis Cup”
  • An independent laboratory test showed 21.5% THC in samples from the 1999 Cannabis Cup, the highest of all entries that year. 

Additional Information:

The genetics of AK-47 weed, making it rich in Trichomes, makes it a perfect variety for extractions and ensures a good yield. 

Serious Seeds also worked on a well-known “mostly indica” cross: the White Russian. A cross between an AK-47 and a White Widow.

The AK-47 is the basis of many crosses subsequently made following its success by many breeders, making this variety a genetic pillar such as White Widow and Jack Herer.

A bit of history:

There are a few classic varieties in the world of extra potent marijuana that have been around for a very long time, constantly fascinating growers and smokers with their superb qualities, and having reached legendary status. The AK-47 variety from Serious Seeds is certainly one of these exceptional evergreen strains. For Simon, owner and breeder of Serious Seeds, finding the unique genetic profile of AK-47 was the rare case of a "stroke of luck" that all cannabis seed breeders dream of.

Already in 1992, after testing thousands of experimental plants from different lineages, he finally achieved his goal of creating a high-quality sativa/indica variety with excellent overall properties and a lot of charisma - the legendary AK-47 weed was born.

Strain Reviews

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4.84 / 5 out of 25 ratings

25 Reviews

Hans B.Verified buyer
AK 47

Ak 47 ist meine Liebliengssort der Geschmack ist einzigartig Lecker super high und der ertrag ist extrem schöne große Buds ,mit der Sorte kann mann nichts Falsch machen.

Kelly L.Verified buyer

So far everything is looking good.

David S.Verified buyer
good even with non optimal growth conditions

My AK-47 grew easily even if I voluntary made it the smallest possible because of neighbours. The plants made nice buds but the leaves had a strange mixed colours between green/grey/purple. Maybe too much booster. Sadly it missed sun from beginning October until the harvest (early November) so the weed was not very strong but still very enjoyable to smoke. Anyway, very good strain!

Sylvain F.Verified buyer
very very good strain; thanks

very very good strain, thanks

Brendan D.Verified buyer
Good strain

Getting earlier than average flowering, this strain is working fine for the west coast(wet coast) BC