Autoflowering cannabis varieties automatically switch from vegetative growth to the flowering stage with age, as opposed to the ratio of light to dark hours required with photoperiod dependent/short-day strains. Many autoflowers will be ready to harvest in less than 10 weeks
Originally from the West Coast of North America Northern Lights comes from eleven varieties of seeds. Each of these varieties has been bred and re-bred a number of times over the years, at this point Northern Lights is a bit of a genetic mystery but certainly one of the best strains available today. It is said that Northern Lights originated from an Afghani Indica and that other parts of the plant come from Thai genetics.