This sunny California strain, Banana Kush, is a beautifully juicy smoke that stems from two potent parent strains, creating an undoubtedly fun and fragrant social smoke. An indica dominant strain, Banana Kush provides a sweet and mellow buzz that can inspire, and it is for this reason that this strain has gained momentum in its popularity in the creative scene and among artists.
This lush tropical strain is a West Coast native, and is famous for its distinct banana scent and flavor. Banana Kush is a cross between its parent strains Ghost OG and Skunk Haze, two popular strains in their own right, guaranteeing a surefire potent outcome of this fusion.
Banana Kush has that typical sweet skunky flavor to it and is a perfect representative of the OG strains due to its heavy-bodied effects, and the strong euphoria it induces. This hybrid smells like a bunch of freshly harvested bananas and are a clear hint at the pleasant high that is about to come.
- Effects: Giggly, Energetic, Aroused, Hungry, Happy
- Side Effects: Paranoia, Thirst and dry mouth, Hunger, Drowsiness
- Common Usage: Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Muscular dystrophy, Lack of appetite, Migraines
- Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Nerolidol, Carene, Camphene
- Taste: Flowery, Pungent, Sweet, Tropical
Banana Kush Effects
This quality bud is quite potent, and it is recommended that amateur smokers should approach this particular strain with caution, as its effects can come in hard. Banana Kush has a unique ability to unwind you, and it will have you zone out and drift off into vivid daydreams and inspire you to have new and creative ideas.
Banana Kush will put a big grin on your face and have you feel uplifted and help you leave all your worries behind.
Its sleep-inducing effects are so potent that most marijuana consumers save this one for before bed — even a seasoned cannabis enthusiasts will have a hard time keeping their eyes open with this one.
Overall, this flower is considered happy, upbeat, and relaxing. Though it’s recommended for times when you don’t have much to do, this flower is a perfect selection for stressful moments when you need some extra help staying calm and mellow.
Those hoping to avoid the munchies may want to find another strain. Banana Kush has a reputation for increasing appetite, making this bud a fine selection for before a big meal. With its banana-like flavor and aroma, this strain would also be a fine selection to pair with creamy desserts like ice cream or a banana cream pie.
This strain can conjure up the munchies and can have you locked on your couch, in a fit of giggles, enjoying snack like you never have before.
This hybrid will make you feel happy and content, with occasional bursts of absolute euphoria that will keep you in high spirits. Banana Kush is a great social companion as it can encourage you to carry on conversations and will leave you feeling very social and talkative for hours on end.
Banana Kush has a very clear signature scent that it is well known and loved for. It can instantly be recognized by its aroma alone, boasting of sweet bananas, but also with hints of earthy and pungent notes. This Kush smells incredibly tropical and will make you think of a pungent basket of tropical fruits in itself.
Much like how it smells, Banana Kush tastes like a basket of tropical fruits too. The inhale on this strain is creamy and a certain flavor of tree fruit will stick to your tongue instantly. This strain has a very clear sweet and banana aftertaste that completes an invigorating and enjoyable smoking experience.
Banana Kush Adverse reactions
This potent strain can have some side effects, albeit fairly minor ones in comparison to other OG strains. Banana Kush can cause a slight bout of dizziness in some, because of this strain’s often above average THC content.
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Banana Kush usually causes a dry mouth sensation in most smokers, and this often comes with a case of dry and itchy eyes. In some very rare cases you may feel a slight paranoia due to this strain’s potency, and in other cases you may also experience a mild headache, or both.
Banana Kush Medical Benefits
- THC: 23 – 25%
- CBD: 0.9 – 1.24%
- CBC: 0.05 – 1.3%
- CBG: 0.12 – 1.93%
- CBN: 0.09 – 0.16%
- THCV: 0.4 – 1.46%
Banana Kush is a very popular medical strain, especially for those patients who are only occasional smokers, as this OG is of the gentler variety if compared to its cousins. This strain is a powerful stress management tool, as it has the ability to relax and soothe both the mind and the body, without clouding the mind completely.
Of all the OG Kush family, this strain is one of the most gentle, making it popular amongst medical marijuana patients who are new to cannabis or perhaps don’t smoke that often. Banana Kush’s sleepy and euphoric vibe will likely help you catch up on some much-needed sleep and, when dosed appropriately, can foster a positive well-being.
- As mentioned, this strain is amazing for those suffering from insomnia thanks to its powerful sedative effects
- Marijuana patients who deal with symptoms of depression will enjoy the uplifting, euphoric buzz this strain offers
- The heavy Indica effects make this a great strain for managing chronic pain
This strain is also a potent help for those who struggle with symptoms of depression, as this Kush has a way of uplifting and generating feelings of positivity without the come down. Banana Kush is also effective in the treatment of insomnia because of its ability to make the body want to go to rest, especially in large doses.
Patients who struggle with chronic pain have also become drawn to this strain. Banana Kush is great at easing muscle spasms, back pain and joint aches. For those who struggle with fatigue, this strain may help induce boosts of energy that can keep you going.
Banana Kush Growing
- Flowering time: 49-63 Days
- Harvest time: 69-76 Days
- Yield indoor: 1-2 oz/ft2
- Yield outdoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
- Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
- Height outdoor: 30-60 Inches
- Grow difficulty: Moderate
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
This strain is moderately easy to grow, but it is recommended that you cultivate Banana Kush indoors, as to allow it to thrive in a controlled environment with a lot of constant light. This hybrid needs to be trimmed regularly in order for it to yield at its best. It takes some skill to grow this strain, but you will be rewarded greatly with amazing bud.
Banana Kush has a somewhat legendary flavor profile. It is a cross between Skunk Haze and Ghost OG, and has a distinctive banana taste.
True to its name, Banana Kush tends to have a sweet and fruit-like aroma. This light aromatic quality is complimented by an earthy hash aroma that adds depth and robustness to the flower. Overall, though, this bud has a fragrant tropical quality that makes for a delicious treat after a long day. With such a sweet and juicy scent, this strain would be an impressive choice to share with canna-savvy friends and loved ones.
Banana Kush delivers quite the strong and potent effects, ensuring that users will have a good relaxing time. If you wish to unwind after a long day, then make sure to check our Banana Kush seeds in the ILGM seed shop.
Banana Kush takes around 8 to 9 weeks to flower and be ready for a hearty harvest. You can expect and estimated average yield of about 18 ounces per square meter of sweet and fragrant bud.
This hybrid grown outdoors should be ready for a full harvest around early October. Banana Kush can yield an estimated 21 ounces per plant.