Strawberry Banana seems like a taste combination best suited to a breakfast smoothie, its also the name of an indica leaning hybrid developed by breeders DNA Genetics in collaboration with Serious Seeds. Strawberry Banana is a cross between two fruity strains- Bubble Gum and Banana Kush. With a universally appealing flavour and an easy going, mellow high, this strain enjoys wide popularity in the U.S west coast market. To top it all off, cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has consistenly found flowers of Strawberry Banana to have between 17% and 23% THC. In 2018 Emerald Worx LLC contacted Wikileaf with a report of their lab testing results by Green Leaf Labs. The report boasted a whopping 32.61% total THC for their variant of Strawberry Banana.
Strawberry Banana has large sized flowers that maintain a tight, dense bud structure and the tightly packed leaves do not come easy off the stem. The leaves themselves appear light green with a yellowish tint and are set off by bright orange pistils. Some phenotypes of this strain are flecked with purple, the result of pigments in the plants genetics being stimulated by colder than average temperatures during the growing process. A fury coating of white trichomes covers the flowers and accounts for their high THC. When properly cured, flowers of this strain have a sweet and mildly fruity taste, more like banana then strawberry.
Breaking open or grinding the buds yields a more hashy, spicy scent, betraying this strains OG Kush roots. Strawberry Banana offers a smooth, easy smoke when combusted and tastes distictly like berries on the exhale. And while it may leave behind a fruity, creamy sensation, Strawberry Banana is also very pungent, so those trying to keep their consumption discreet should take caution.
Like many strong indicas, Strawberry Banana has a high that builds slowly, often taking several minutes after smokers have savored its unique taste before fully revealing its effects. Users will eventually feel a sharpened sensory perception, and may feel like certain sights and sounds have taken on a psychedelic component. These trippy but not entirely cerebral effects can be well suited to enjoyment of low-key movies and music, they may also be just the thing for a long walk or a hike. any initial mental impact from this strain is soon overtaken by powerful indica relaxation. Smokers may look to take a load off in the closest comfortable surroundings. Associative thinking persists throughout the high and may lend itself to creative thinking and problem solving. Couchlock is common in late stages of the high. Because of its delayed sedative onset, Strawberry Banana is best suited to evening or night time use.
This strain has many applications for medical patients. Those with anxiety or depression may feel temporary relief, as heightened senses may contribute to a feeling of being "in the moment". Strawberry Banana's sustained sense of focus can also be of use to patients with attention deficit disorders. Its sedative indica effects can provide relief from both moderate and aches and pains. On the downside, dry eye and dry mouth are very common side effects.
Strawberry Banana's well balanced high is right at home in a variety of settings, from introspective solo unwinding to buzzy social surroundings. It is especially appropriate for parties, where its unique aroma is sure to turn a few heads. This strain's high resin production also makes it particularly useful in producing hash and other THC concentrates.
THC- 17%-23% and as high as 32.61%
TIME IN FLOWER- 7/8 weeks
FLAVOUR- Strawberry, Sweet, Berry, Banana
MEDICAL- Pain, Depression, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Anxiety