The Buyer’s Guide to Flavor Enhancers

BEST




Botanicare
Sweet
  • RESULTS – very high
  • QUALITY – very high
  • EASE OF USE – high


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Bottom Line

Botanicare Sweet is all natural and comes in 4 flavor varieties. It is derived from sugar cane and contains amino acids and trace elements.

BETTER




Advanced Nutrients
Bud Candy
  • RESULTS – very high
  • QUALITY – high
  • EASE OF USE – high


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Advanced Nutrients Bud Candy is an organic sugar product that also contains amino acids. Great for all types of gardens.

GOOD




Advanced Nutrients
CarboLoad
  • RESULTS – high
  • QUALITY – very high
  • EASE OF USE – high


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Advanced Nutrients Carboload has the most diversity when it comes to carbohydrates but does not contain any amino acids. Can be used in conjunction with any feeding schedule.

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General Hydroponics
FloraNectar
  • RESULTS – high
  • QUALITY – high
  • EASE OF USE – high


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General Hydroponics FloraNectar is molasses, raw sugar cane, malt syrup, and amino acids. It comes in 6 flavor varieties for all your different genetic profiles.

What Are Flavor Enhancers?

Flavor enhancers are, in most cases, a carbohydrate product that are sometimes paired up with amino acids. Some of the these carbohydrate products will have flavor profiles attached to them and others will not. The ones that do have flavor profiles are meant to supplement the flavor of your plant end product. However, the main purpose of these products is to provide your plants with essential carbohydrates and amino acids that provide energy for your plants, producing more productive and flavorful plants. The carbohydrates also feed the beneficial microbes that live in your root zone and, in return, they will be more active in producing enzymes that benefit your plants and keep your roots healthy. The amino acids help chelate your added nutrients and transport them, along with the carbohydrates, throughout your plants.

You can use sugar and carbohydrate products from veg to harvest, but be sure to use at the manufacturer’s recommended strength.

Why Should You Use Flavor Enhancers?

To Maximize Your Crop! In order for your plants to reach their full potential, you will need to provide them with everything they need. Plants and roots can never get enough carbohydrates – by supplementing these organic compounds, your happy plants will be able to photosynthesize to their full potential and your roots will flourish with the beneficial microbes.

FAQ

Q: Should I use flavor enhancers during my veg stage?
A: Yes! Your plants will love the extra sugars and so will the beneficials in your root zone. They will also get a boost from the amino acids if the flavor enhancer has them.
Q: What is the best flavor?
A: There is no such thing as a “best” flavor. Choosing a flavor variety comes down to preference, but you should choose the flavor profile that best compliments the plant.
Q: Can I use flavor enhancers with my other nutrients?
A: Absolutely! They will not interfere with any other nutrients or supplements.

Best Practices When Using Flavor Enhancers.

Don’t short your plants. Flavor enhancers and carbohydrate products can give you the most bang for your buck because they are so safe to use. Since there is no NPK value in most of these products and very little nutrient content, they will not burn your plants. So, because you cannot burn or overfeed your plants with these products, this is a safe additive to use at all times. It will keep your beneficials fed and happy and energize your plants to their fullest (and best tasting) yield!