Since the mid-1990s the AK-48 is one of the strongest early-finishing strains available anywhere. It is said that AK-48 is a cross between a male Jack Herrer and a female Ice. The AK-48 retains a fast finish, producing hard buds that have an exceptional and penetrating aroma. Although she is a mix if indica and sativa with a slight indica dominance genetically, AK-48 retains key sativa qualities in her high. AK-48 finishes in as early as 7 weeks if conditions are perfect, but otherwise may take as long as 9 weeks to finish These plants produce hard buds with an exceptional and penetrating aroma. Although AK-48 is a Cannabis Indica/Sativa hybrid, its effect tends toward the 'high' commonly produced by Sativas. Although most marijuana growers will opt for a longer vegetative period to improve taste, under perfect conditions, AK-48 may finish in as few as 48 days. There is also a phenotype called the cherry pheno for AK48.