Around three years ago the World of Seeds team set about the task of trying to tame the genes of one of the most difficult commercial sativa in the world to grow by introducing autoflowering genetics in order to produce one of the biggest, most productive and best quality automatic sativas available.
They started out with a Neville Haze clone, which is a cross between nl5 x haze x haze, and a Northern Lights Auto, which was chosen because it has within it the same genes as the Neville Haze so as not to adulterate the auto version as the original Northern Lights is a cross between Afghan x Thai Haze.
It wasn't at all easy at the start because it took nearly 8 months selecting the specimens with the most marked Neville Haze traits (14-16 weeks flowering time and the characteristic metallic incense taste) for both the first 2 generations (the f1 and the f2).
However, closing the gene pool through f3 and f4 towards the final Neville Haze Auto was easier and much more enjoyable as they could already start to see the great plant they were creating.
This plant puts autoflowering strains from the past firmly in the shade.