Lowryder 2 is a cross between the original, legendary Lowryder strain and Santa Maria, a hybrid that hails from Brazil. It was created from the well-respected breeder, The Joint Doctor, who's best known for developing the first-ever commercial auto-flowering strain. The result of this cross created the love-child, Lowryder 2, an Indica-dominant auto-flowering strain that takes the best of what its parents have to offer. It takes on the short, compact growing size of one parent while embodying the uplifting, happy effects and lightening fast flowering time of its other parent.
Because Lowryder 2 is a classic auto-flowering strain, its ruderalis genetics provide a worthwhile CBD potency. The levels of CBD, a highly-therapeutic cannabinoid, perfectly compliments the THC content of 10 to 14% and helps to sustain its effects. Therefore, you may find yourself smoking this strain with less frequency because the effects can stay with you for hours. Medical users love this plant for its ability to relieve pain and ease joint discomfort. People with ADD and ADHD also find it very useful. Overall, this is a happy, relaxing, and deeply therapeutic strain meant to take slowly if you're a novice cannabis smoker.
Thanks to its genetic history, this strain grows extremely fast. From seed to harvest, it can take as little as 8 to 9 weeks and the flowering time lasts for about 6 of those weeks. Even more, like the OG Lowryder strain, the Lowryer 2 doesn't need a specific light schedule to flower. It can handle the flowering all on its own, without the assistance of a light cycle. During its growth, the aroma of skunk can get quite strong. If you decide to grow this strain indoors, think about adding some odor-eliminating measures to reduce the smell. When growing outdoors you can get two harvests because of its speed. The first harvest is around the end of June or early July, then the second harvest is early to mid-September. Yields can get pretty high for such a short plant, reaching 300 grams per M2 or 125 to 130 grams per outdoor plant.
Compared to the Lowryder 1, the upgraded version, known as Lowryder 2 has larger and denser buds, plus the aroma it gives off is much more prominent. The stalks produce wide leaves that are dark green. The buds themselves can become a deep violet color with orange hairs, adorn many white trichomes, and give you sticky fingers with its volume of resin.
As for the aroma, the skunk genes are pretty dominant during its life cycle. There are also musty and earthy aromas that start to show up during the late flowering stages and remain even after harvest. However, if you want to alter this aroma, properly dry and cure your nugs to bring out more natural and spicy aromas that will also impact the tasting notes.
Lowryder 2 is a fantastic strain for beginner growers who want a low maintenance plant and have limited space in which to grow it. It can take as little as 50 days to flower indoors, making this plant one of the fastest non-auto strain varieties to mature. Given the compact structure of the strain and the average heights of 60 to 80 cm (100 cm at the tallest), you have the freedom to grow her in almost any small space. Finally, the yields are great for having a short stature, and the effects are medical-grade worthy.
Both in the growing, harvest, and drying stages, Lowryder 2 has a pungent and skunky smell. It becomes more prominent right near harvest, but if you cure your buds properly, the aroma will change and thus impact the tasting notes. When smoking this strain, it has a natural, earthy taste and on your exhale, the subtle spiciness and sweet, herbal flavours become more apparent and delicious.