Top 5 Highest yielding autoflower strains - 2022 UPDATE

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Many see autoflowering cannabis strains as hardy plants that are easy to grow, yet a bit lackluster when it comes to the yielding department. As explained in a recent blog about autoflower seeds, many modern autoflowering strains are not only more powerful than buds from the early autoflowering plants, they also are a lot closer to their photoperiod sisters in their high yield potential.

Related article: What are autoflowering seeds?

While we always want to stand for quality, we also understand that you cannot underestimate that feeling of harvesting enormous yields in your own cannabis garden. This is why we have selected a top 5 with high yielding autoflower seeds. Quick note, we measured by maximum outdoor yield, as there tends to be less discrepancy with the different autoflowering cannabis strains when grown indoors.

Highest yielding autoflowering strains 2022 – TOP 5

1. CBD Express Autoflower
2. Amnesia Haze Autoflower
3. Green Crack Autoflower
4. Black Jack Autoflower
5. Cheese Autoflower

1. CBD Express Autoflower

Don’t underestimate the CBD strains, as the CBD Express is the number one highest yielding autoflowering strain. With a whopping 450 grams per plant when grown outdoors, this queen of the XXL yields will give you more than a few jars of CBD buds. This might not be the right strain for THC veterans (as it contains less than 1%). However, those who are not chasing that high, yet want to feel her soothing effects or help with pain relief, will be delighted by her bountiful harvest.

When hopping aboard the CBD Express, do not expect a bullet train however, as she does tend to hang around longer in the flowering stage, so keep that in mind when starting a grow with this strain.

CBD Express autoflowering seeds CBD Express autoflowering seeds
Levels 1% THC / 30% CBD
Variety 20% Indica / 60% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 400 to 450 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 400 to 450 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 90 days
Growersprofile Beginner

2. Amnesia Haze Autoflower

If you are not a big fan of CBD strains, but are of high yield autoflower seeds, look no further than Amnesia Haze autoflower. Also grabbing the second spot in our Top 5 Best Autoflowering Seeds, this sativa dominant strain packs a yield of 300 grams per plant. Not that far off from her feminized photoperiod version, in our humble opinion. Her great yields are complimented by her amazing, versatile taste palette of earthy citrus fruit and spicy peppers.

While she is not the smallest of autoflower plants, Amnesia Haze is still much smaller than most photoperiod strains, and is very suitable for outdoor growers who would like a more stealthy approach.

Amnesia Haze autoflowering feminized seeds Amnesia Haze autoflowering feminized seeds
Levels 18% THC / 2% CBD
Variety 20% Indica / 60% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 350 to 400 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 200 to 300 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 63 days
Growersprofile Beginner

3. Green Crack Autoflower

Technically sharing the second place spot for highest yielding autoflowers, Green Crack also sports an outdoor autoflower yield of 300 grams. Her sativa genetics will uplift you, to the point that if you smoke her in the night, you might stare at the ceiling for a while. Her buds have a very sweet taste and aroma, reminiscent of a mango energy drink. Green Crack’s appearance is similar to a Christmas tree, so she can be a replacement for your regular tree this December if you want to spice up the holidays this year.

Being the all round powerhouse, she is heralded and named by none other than cannabis guru and world-famous west coast rapper Snoop Dogg. And if hip-hop’s favorite uncle gives his endorsement to a strain, you know you are in for a ride!

Green Crack autoflowering seeds Green Crack autoflowering seeds
Levels 21% THC / 0.7% CBD
Variety 30% Indica / 50% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 500 to 600 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 70 to 300 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Beginner

4. Black Jack Autoflower

Black Jack is a true ace of an autoflower strain, in more ways than one. Let’s start with the harvest potential: you can expect high yields of 250 grams per plant. But that is not all! This sativa dominant hybrid has the highest THC levels of all strains on this list, 23% to be precise! So expect a powerful high, that will boost your energy and can even make you focus on the task at hand. If love to paint or write (short) stories, this high yield autoflower strain is a perfect companion.

Also, she has the shortest flowering time of the bunch, so you don’t have to wait too long to enjoy her highly potent buds. And like most autoflowering strains, it is a breeze to grow, even for beginner growers.

Black Jack autoflowering seeds Black Jack autoflowering seeds
Levels 23% THC / 1% CBD
Variety 10% Indica / 70% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 400 to 550 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 40 to 250 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 49 days
Growersprofile Beginner

5. Cheese Autoflower

If you love your Goudas, Bries, Camemberts, or even Old Amsterdams, you will for sure enjoy the taste of Cheese Autoflower. And plenty of buds to taste, as you can expect a harvest of 210 grams per plant, if you grow her outside. While she is still relatively easy to grow, experienced growers will be able to get more out of this autoflower. We also advise applying the SCROG technique for the best yields.

Related article: Autoflower SCROG Guide

Cheese’s genetics also contain the perfect balance of indica sativa, making the high of this cannabis strain both ultimately relaxing and uplifting at the same time. We know for sure that even experienced smokers can be surprised by this unique and cheesy strain.

Cheese autoflowering feminized seeds Cheese autoflowering feminized seeds
Levels 20% THC / 1% CBD
Variety 40% Indica / 40% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 350 to 450 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 160 to 210 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Moderate

Honorable mention

While there were many high yielding cannabis seeds that just missed the boat, we wanted to point out an indica dominant strain, as otherwise this list would almost entirely consist of sativa dominant strains. And we don’t want to disappoint you indica fans.

Critical Purple Autoflower

With a potential outdoor yield of 200 grams, Critical Purple is a great strain that can even sneak up on those who have built up a high tolerance. With THC levels hitting 25%, and amazing calming effects due to her indica dominance, Critical Purple will not disappoint, even those who don’t have that much experience growing autos.

Critical Purple autoflowering seeds Critical Purple autoflowering seeds
Levels 25% THC / 0.7% CBD
Variety 60% Indica / 20% Sativa / 20% ruderalis
Max yield indoor 300 to 400 grams/m²
Max yield outdoor 150 to 200 grams/plant
Flowering time up to 56 days
Growersprofile Beginner

Want to learn more about autoflower cannabis seeds?

What if you are a starting grower and just picked one of these high yielding autoflower strains? You might need some help or tips to get closer to these XXL yields. If that is indeed the case, check out our Autoflower Grow Guide to get properly started in your cannabis garden. If you want to know which autoflower strains are the best overall, you can read our Top 5 Best Autoflowering Seeds, or read any of our other blogs.