Critical is available as photoperiod feminized seed, or as autoflowering feminized seed. This version is photoperiod feminized, meaning the seed will develop only as female plant, that will need lighting adjustments to get it into the flowering phase.
It is a mixture between indica and sativa, so you can expect to get the best of both worlds. Shorter flowering periods with big yields are usual for this strain. It grows like a sativa and it looks a sativa with slim, narrow leaves, not too dark, long and quite thin stems for the size of their flowers. It is a mixture between Afghani indica and Skunk #1. Skunk #1 originates from Afghani indica, Mexican and Colombian sativa, so it is the reason for Criticals sativa genotype.
This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors. Indoors, the flowering period ends after 7 to 8 weeks, and produces around 600 grams per square meter. Outdoors, the plant is ready to be harvested in the end of September, producing around 700 grams. It reaches medium to tall in heights. It has a lot of side branching with a short internodal distance which improves production. It is advisable to control the height before flowering, due to its tendency to grow rapidly during this period.
During flowering period, it shows all its potential, when what looks like a sativa becomes a super-producer that outstrips all other strains. It is great for SCROG systems; flower development is really fast, and it is ready to harvest in 45/50 days with 12 hours of light indoors. Outdoors it is also a great producer, flowering fast and ripening completely by the 4th week of September. It can have mould problems but, being a fast flowering plant, can be harvested without significant loses.
The buds have a intense aroma and taste, that reminds of a fruity skunk. The smell of the buds is very strong and hard to cover up. It is important to emphasize that when smoked, even mixed with tobacco, the original taste comes through strongly. It is really intense from start to finish and a real pleasure to smoke, leaving a great aftertaste. It has high resin production and very high strength effect, which a combined physical and mental effect. The buds can contain around 18 % of THC and a medium amount of CBD.