Strawberry Banana weed is a lovechild of two excellent cannabis hybrids, Bubble Gum and Banana Kush. It was dreamt up by the team over at DNA Genetics with some help from Serious Seeds, too.
Specifically, it is a genetic mix between the strawberry phenotype from Serious Seeds’ Bubble Gum and Crockett’s Banana Kush.
Hopefully, that sounds as delectable to you as it does to me. The combination of two funky, fruity strains into one certainly seems exciting.
It is an indica with a typically heavy resin production and is known for its high THC levels.
It has a generally relaxing high which will have you feeling happy and giggly. Strawberry Banana will also heighten your senses and can lead to a burst in creativity.
Be sure to have your bed or sofa close to hand, though, as it can lead to sleepiness once the original effects have worn off.
If this sounds enticing, then read on as we look at Strawberry Banana’s famous aroma and flavor.
Strawberry Banana Strain Aroma
Given its name, you would expect Strawberry Banana marijuana to have a fantastically fruity aroma. Boy, does it deliver on this count! It’s a tropical stench that fills the nostrils with slightly earthy undertones, too.
It is much more banana than strawberry in scent, but the berry is still there.
Once you grind the buds, you release the earthy undertone more fully, giving off a hashy, spicy smell.
Be warned; it is a real stinker and so does not lend itself to covert consumption. On the flip side, pull some out at a party and the smell alone will turn a few heads. I’d love a car freshener with this killer scent! It is delectable.
So we know it smells good, but how does it taste? Is it as good as it smells? Let’s find out.
Strawberry Banana Strain Flavor
One of the joys of Strawberry Banana is, without a doubt, its delicious flavor. Calling a strain Strawberry Banana puts the pressure on the taste to deliver, and it does not disappoint.
Initially, it has a strong, sweet tropical strawberry taste to match the smell. Upon the exhale, the banana flavors really become prominent. Along with its fragrance, the fantastically fruity flavor is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this strain. A fruity delight that will have you thinking of the best smoothie you have ever had.
What is its appearance like? Is it as easy on the eye as it is on the mouth and nose? Read on to find out.
Strawberry Banana Strain Appearance
Strikingly bright green buds characterize the appearance of Strawberry Banana Strain. Intrigue comes from slight shades of purple and white throughout the buds, with orange pistils crisscrossing over the plant.
The plant has a layer of white trichomes that add to the visual appeal and account for the high THC.
Strawberry Banana looks like what you would get if you asked someone to draw the stickiest, stinkiest weed around, in the best possible way.
What about if you want to grow some yourself? What do you need to know? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need next.
Strawberry Banana Strain Grow Info
Many companies are selling Strawberry Banana Strain seeds online, making them readily available. As always when buying cannabis seeds, you should be sure to purchase only from reputable sellers.
Another option would be to obtain a clipping from a healthy and mature Strawberry Banana strain plant. This technique would allow you to grow a genetic “clone” of an already successful grow.
In terms of difficulty, Strawberry Banana is suitable for beginner growers as it is a strong, resilient plant. It responds well to a variety of growing methods and thrives both indoors and out.
For a successful outdoor grow, you would want temperatures around 70°F with humid daytimes.
By exposing the plant to cold temperatures at night, you can “shock” the plant, bringing out the alluring purple of the leaves nicely. If attempting this, it’s recommended you grow indoors where you can better control conditions.
Strawberry Banana only grows to a medium height, which makes it a good option if you have growing restrictions.
Indoors, it doesn’t take too long to bud, flowering between 9-10 weeks typically. If you feed the plant well, it will offer a big yield of between 1.2 to 1.8 ounces (42g to 51g) per square foot.
Outdoors, if cultivated in an ideal condition, Strawberry Banana will be prime for harvest early to mid-October. The total outdoor yield can go up to a phenomenal 23 ounces per plant, sometimes even more.
Once you have harvested your buds, it is best to cure them to retain their valuable resin. You should hang the buds upside down for a week under conditions of 70°F and 50% humidity.
This process will allow them to dry. After this, seal the buds in airtight jars with conditions of 70°F and 60-65% humidity.
If you follow all of the above and harvest your flowers correctly, what kind of THC and CBD content can you expect? Find out in our next couple of sections.
THC Content of the Strawberry Banana Strain
When it comes to THC content, Strawberry Banana cannabis rates up there with the very best of the best. The strain frequently tests around a very respectable 25% for THC content which makes it particularly potent and toward the high end of THC content.
The strain can get even better though. Green Leaf Labs conducted a lab test in 2018 on Strawberry Banana Strain. Their results found that strain to have a frankly ridiculous 32.61% total THC.
Strains higher than 30% are hard to come across, making that particular batch of Strawberry Banana one of the most potent strains around.
Please be aware that due to its high THC content, this strain may not be suitable for novice marijuana users. Only experienced marijuana users or beginners confident in their THC tolerance should try Strawberry Banana Strain.
How does it measure up for CBD content? Is it as high in CBD as it is for THC?
CBD Content of the Strawberry Banana Strain
Although it packs a punch when it comes to THC content, Strawberry Banana falls behind in the CBD ratings. When tested, the highest recorded CBD content is only 0.76%.
That is also the highest recorded CBD content. Strawberry Banana Strain regularly tests even lower than this for CBD.
These levels mean you would see minimal CBD related effects from consuming Strawberry Banana. If it is a CBD heavy strain you are wanting, then you’d be better to look elsewhere.
So, we know about its THC and CBD content now, but what medical effects does Strawberry Banana have? We go into detail next.
Medical Benefits of the Strawberry Banana Strain
Strawberry Banana is a THC-heavy, low-CBD content strain. This means any possible medical benefits will mainly be focused on the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
Strawberry Banana Strain generally gives users a sense of euphoria and happiness. One of its main benefits is the powerful relaxation effect it can have. Therefore, it could have potential benefits for those suffering from depression, anxiety, and particularly stress.
It could be of benefit if you are feeling a little bit lower than usual and need a little pick me up.
Another possible use would be to help those struggling with sleep deprivation. It is common for Strawberry Banana to make users feel drowsy after the initial ‘high’ wears off.
These effects mean it may help you get to sleep. If insomnia is a problem, there are other strains which would potentially help combat this more, though.
It is also commonly reported to boost creativity and provide a sharpening of the senses and focus. This effect tends to be brought on by the peaceful calming effect and a general sense of happiness caused by the strain. Thanks to this, it may also help those who have attention deficit disorders.
For those looking for help with a more physical ailment, Strawberry Banana would not be the best strain. For those sorts of problems, you would ideally want a strain with a higher CBD content.
That is not to say that Strawberry Banana Strain wouldn’t help at all, though. Some sufferers of chronic pain have reported that Strawberry Banana did help with this. Others who suffer from headaches have said it does help here too.
Please note, it is impossible to say for definite how any strain will affect everyone. This is the same with any medical treatment; there is never a 100% guarantee it will work, unfortunately.
Everyone’s body is made up a slightly different way, meaning the effects of the strain may vary. Just because it is helped someone with the same problem as yourself, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you too.
Surely it can’t all be good, though. There must be some possible side effects? We look into that next.
Possible Side Effects of the Strawberry Banana Strain
The possible side effects of the Strawberry Banana strain are those that are similar to most marijuana strains. It can lead to dry mouth and dry eyes.
As stated earlier, it can also induce a sense of drowsiness, so users should prepare for that. For example, it wouldn’t be appropriate to operate heavy machinery or drive after consumption.
The best time to use Strawberry Banana would be at night when you don’t have anything urgent to do.
As with any drug, there are also potential side effects associated with overconsumption. These include feeling dizzy, anxious, and paranoid, especially if you already struggle with these. You should note, however, that Strawberry Banana users rate reasonably low for these.
Still, everything in moderation, please. We want you to have a good time.
Final Thoughts on the Strawberry Banana Strain
Overall, the Strawberry Banana strain is deserving of the recent fame it has found. It is an excellent strain of cannabis, offering a rare mix of killer flavors with exceptional effects.
For novice and expert growers alike, it is an excellent choice that offers a great return. As long as you treat it right, a high yield is almost guaranteed!
It is rightly known for its high THC levels, and this gives it a typical “stoner” high in the best possible way. It will provide you with a general feeling of laid back happiness. This makes it possibly beneficial for a multitude of things such as depression and insomnia but particularly stress.
All of this makes it an excellent strain to kick back and unwind after a long, hard day.
Due to its low CBD content, it is probably not the best option if you are looking for help with a more physically based ailment.
The possible side effects are those typically associated with marijuana in general, but can mostly be kept at bay by only consuming in moderation.
All in all, a berry good strain that deserves to rank as a top banana! Strawberry Banana Strain packs a punch in just about every category you can name!
What do you think of Strawberry Banana Strain? Have you tried it? Or maybe even grown it yourself?