Again, I have nothing but praise for this strain, for Nirvana, for the people that make it all happen, and for the quality that I can truly and honestly say has been 100% consistent and exceedingly superb for the decade+ that I have been a Nirvana "loyalist" (lol). I never go anywhere else, never even look, and even though sometimes I will come back to Nirvana for a strain that I wanted to purchase again due to the success of the product when I purchased it the first go around and it wont be available any longer, but that says ALOT about these guys because i have yet to come across a strain that has been over-hyped/anything but what they describe. I come back to seek quality, and more often than not I leave finding myself with a whole new batch of higher quality :) I have not had a problem with Nirvana ever. EVER. Not with billing. Not with shipping. Not with Customer Service. Not with the product. Not with bait-and-switch stuff that you find all over the internet. Not with anything. And although the AK-48 says that it is a fast finishing strain, when i had a garden of AK-48 I grew it almost 5 wks veg and just about 7 to 8 wks flower. So, yes, the flower time was certainly trimmed a bit from the normal time that i am used to (~8-10 wks) but as the description says above, you can let it veg longer - as you can most all strains - and that then becomes more of a determining factor as to the time it will take to be "done." It was a serious strain and I ALWAYS have a (and i am going to preface this statement quickly and state that I am not a superstitious person, BUT ever since i was a "youngin'...and at the early stages in my younger life learning and exploring all I could know about this discipline, like in anything, I had tons of mistakes and my yields would be 1/2 lb one grow, and then 1 oz the next, but hey, 18 or so years later and i know just how valuable those years of learining were, because now, there isn't failure grows but a "lower yielding grow" these days 2 decades later is now 1/2 lb/plant - so its all relative) but I ALWAYS, no matter what strains I have, in every garden i have 1 "lucky" Northern Lights plant. Why? I dont really know other than its a great bud, my favorite if i HAD TO choose a "favorite smoke," is resilient as hell and can grow with anything. I even grew it in my tomato garden once by accident (dropped a seed and come early summer, there it was...years ago)... Ok! 5 BIG STARS!