Outdoor strain reccommendations IL

So im making a post for @Bigbud420. He is curious what strains yall would reccommend for a outdoor grow in IL. If you know any outdoor growers please tag them so they can help him. @Hoodmaderiet @OlyBoy98503 @Cantgetnosatisfaction @Cannabian @HMGRWN @VirginiaGrowBoy @violagirl0

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@dbrn32 is an Illini
@Pinboy is too. Not sure if outdoor grower

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Yes, @Pinboy grows outdoors up there somewhere. He grows on his deck by a beautiful lake.

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I am indoor and on the other end of the country. S.E Alabama region for me. :peanuts: :palm_tree: :peach:

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Well thanks for tagging others for us much appreciated! Idk many outdoor growers as ive really only looked at and read into the indoor growing posts but i know someone here can help no doubt yall are great and it seems like there is always someone who has knowledge on the topic at hand and willing to help

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A good place to start is almost any Afghan will finish in time. All autos finish in time. The consideration may be on plant size and what flavour and type of high you seek…

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Northern IL I would stick with autos. Rainy fall weather here known to cause issues with bud rot.

Sothern IL may be little different, but I feel humidity there may be more of an issue. I think i would stick with faster flowering photos, and maybe avoid stuff that says is heavy producing. In this case less bud density or more airy buds wouldn’t be as prone to rot.

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Thanks for the tags @beardless @VirginiaGrowBoy. I think @dbrn32 is right. Pick something quick to finish and mold/rot resistant. I’m in far northern Illinois, the past 3 years my outdoor stuff has been shut down due to pollination from the nearby hemp farms. If you can dodge that your gonna deal with bud rot.
I start autos inside early in the season and move them out on the deck and a few in surrounding areas, they usually finish without issue but the photos always have problems. Bugs,rot,mold,deer, thieves…

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I would recommend the Golden Leaf, Amnesia Haze and OG Kush. Some other strains I’ve grown outside professionally are Grandaddy Purple, Tangerine Daydream, Tangcicle, Sunday Driver, Garlic Breath, Northern Lights. Northern lights can be a little sensitive to weather changes but all the strains I’ve listed have some phenomenal outside yields. Good, sturdy, vibrant, and most important, not overtly sensitive to the elements.

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Honestly just about any strain can be grown outdoors. I think the overall resilience and sturdiness of the cannabis plant is greatly under estimated. I’ve seen an entire outdoor grow of 12,000 plants, almost all of which towered over 7 feet tall, get buried in several feet of snow and pretty much pancaked to the ground. The team and I went to work, dug them out, and they continued to grow until harvest.

Now I understand that yes the quality of the bud was diminished but the point is almost every plant survived the freak snow storm,(in September so plants were well into flower), continued to grow just fine, and, honestly, I think the snow made the bud even better :sweat_smile:.

And thank you very much for the tag. If you want any more input from me feel free to give me a holla. I’ve been a part of the Marijuana industry in the state I live for several years and I’ve contracted with quite a few grows (I’m a licensed pesticide applicator) and picked the brains of every grower willing to share their knowledge

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Im gonna grow
Super smash cake
Vanilla creme pie
Gold leaf

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Strawberry Banana, Skittlez

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Be prepared for the weather, it’s inconsistent and all over the place. I’d look into auto or “fast strains.” I’d probably steer clear of large yielding plants, or plants known to have fat buds. your chances of mold will sky rocket. Prepare yourself with appropriate chemicals, and plant things that attract lady bugs to your yard. Also beware of the Beatles, they are heavy, so Japanese beetle traps would be beneficial. For those rainy days I’d make sure you have some sort of roof during flower.

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