Northern Express Auto by Fast Buds: Strain Info

Northern Express Auto buds ©GrowDiaries ©Hawkbo

Welcome to a comprehensive exploration of Northern Express strain info, where real-world experiences documented on shed light on both the characteristics of the finished product and the intricacies of cultivation.

Average Rating

8.9 average based on 14 harvests.*

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Aroma and Taste

The aroma and taste of Northern Express by Fast Buds seem to offer a delightful combination, as described by multiple users. The most frequently reported flavors include a sweet profile complemented by creamy and earthy notes. Users often highlight the unique and pleasant scent, comparing it to vanilla, cola, or a sweet, herbal blend. The smoke is generally described as fresh, with a dense and flavorful character. Despite some conflicting descriptions, the aromatic profile of Northern Express tends to be a standout feature, appealing to those who appreciate a sweet and creamy cannabis experience.

Most Commonly Reported Flavors

Based on 14 reports

What flavors can you expect? ©


Northern Express exhibits a range of effects, with the most commonly reported being a relaxing sensation. Sleepiness is also mentioned, making it a potentially good choice for those seeking a strain with sedative properties, while euphoria contributes to a balanced high that combines relaxation with mood elevation.

Most Commonly Reported Effects

Based on 14 reports

What effects can you expect? ©

The strain is often described as having a predominantly indica influence, with users experiencing a clear, but not overly energetic, mental state. This makes it suitable for evening or nighttime use when relaxation and winding down are the primary goals. Some users suggest that the strain may be helpful for medical purposes, particularly in terms of providing analgesic effects and aiding in sleep. While there are mentions of variations in potency, the majority of users seem to appreciate the mellow and relaxing qualities of Northern Express.

Sativa/Indica Balance

Based on 14 reports

What’s the sativa/indica balance? ©

Northern Express Cultivation Info

While cultivating Northern Express is not particularly challenging, it falls slightly below the average ease of cultivation. Unfortunately, the available sample size for drawing firm conclusions is limited.

Ease of Growing

Based on 14 grows

Northern Express cola

Is This Strain Easy to Grow? © Photo: Squirrel_Master

Seed-to-Harvest Time

In 14 observed grows, Northern Express displayed a variability in its seed-to-harvest time, ranging from 9 to 15 weeks, with an average duration of 11.4 weeks. Comprehensive statistics on the entire growth cycle and vegetative stage durations, both indoors and outdoors, are available in the charts below. Additional graphs provide insights into how various factors, such as growing mediums and training techniques, may influence the duration of the vegetative stage and the entire growth cycle.


Weeks Spent in Veg and From Seed to Harvest

Based on 14 grows

Veg and Cycle Duration Statistics ©

Weeks Spent in Veg and From Seed to Harvest Outdoors

Based on 2 grows

Outdoor Veg and Cycle Duration Statistics ©

Do Different Mediums Affect Cycle Duration?

Based on 14 grows

Cycle Duration vs Mediums Statistics ©

Does Training Affect Cycle Duration?

Based on 14 grows

Cycle Duration vs Training Statistics ©


Northern Express Flowering Time

The flowering time for Northern Express spans from 4 to 12 weeks, with an average of approximately 6.9 weeks based on available data. Limited information is available for the outdoor flowering duration, averaging 5 weeks in the two documented grows.

Flowering Time In Weeks

Based on 14 grows

Flowering Time Statistics ©


Considering the plant’s size, data from grow diaries indicates an average height of 75 cm at the end of the cycle. One outdoor grow reported a height of 56.5 cm for Northern Express.


Final Height at Harvest

Based on 11 grows

Height Statistics ©

Final Height at Harvest Outdoors

Based on 1 grow

Outdoor Height Statistics ©

Does the Choice of Medium Affect Height?

Based on 12 grows

Plant Height vs Medium Statistics ©

How Does Training Affect Plant Height?

Based on 12 grows

Plant Height vs Training Statistics ©

Height (cm) vs Pot Size (liters)

Based on 5 grows

Plant Height vs Pot Size Statistics ©


Northern Express Yield

Northern Express exhibits a diverse range of productivity, with yields ranging from 25 to 750 grams. On average, the plants were harvested around 11 weeks from sprouting, providing a per-plant yield of approximately 125 grams. Only one outdoor grow had yield data available, reporting a yield of 25 grams.


Dry Per-Plant Yield in Grams

Based on 12 grows

Yield Statistics ©

Dry Per-Plant Yield Outdoors

Based on 1 grow

Outdoor Yield Statistics ©

Does the Choice of Medium Affect Yield?

Based on 12 grows

Plant Yield vs Medium Statistics ©

Do Training Techniques Affect Yields?

Based on 12 grows

Plant Yield vs Training Statistics ©

Yield (grams) vs Pot Size (liters)

Based on 5 grows

Plant Yield vs Pot Size Statistics ©



In terms of odor, Northern Express is not known for being strongly aromatic on average. It tends to produce low-odor plants during the flowering stage, making it a suitable option for growers seeking a more discreet cultivation experience.

The Intensity of Smell During the Flowering Stage

Based on 6 reports

How strong are the plants likely to smell? ©