Information about Bananas:
Bananas is just as sweet as the fruit. It is accentuated by tropical overtones that energize users with just a whiff of its buds. Not only that, it is a versatile strain that delivers a stimulating head to toe high that is enhanced by relaxing bodily effects at the comedown.
Like the real fruit, it also has multiple benefits. In soothing the body, for example, it manages pain while reducing stress. Meanwhile, its uplifting effects temporarily appease symptoms of depression and other mental health issues.
Unlike other Indica-dominant hybrids, this one produces strong cerebral effects with its impressive THC of 22%. Its body high, too, is equally interesting as it rarely incapacitates users. Sadly, its qualities cannot be attributed to any parent as Leafs by Snoop has chosen to uphold breeder secrecy.
Information about Bananas:
|EFFECTS||Euphoric – 10
Uplifted – 10
Creative – 9
Relaxed – 4
Happy – 3
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Anxious – 10
Dry mouth – 2
Paranoid – 1
Dry eyes – 1
Dizzy – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, tropical, fruity, banana, earthy|
|FLAVORS||Banana, sweet, tropical, fruity, earthy|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10
Depression – 9
Pain – 2
Muscle spasms – 2
Insomnia – 1
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||7 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to mid-October|
|THC CONTENT %||22%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||60%/40%|
|INDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||12 ounces or more per plant|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Bananas is a fast-acting strain that does not waste time in delivering its effects. In almost an instant after the first two to three puffs, it brings upon users an uplifting mental boost that not only clears the mind but also enhances the mood. It does not take long before until one radiates with a happiness from within.
The mental clarity is a gateway to creativity as thoughts flow and form freely into innovative ideas. And, because of its great wake-and-bake qualities, it is best used in the morning right before work as a pick-me-up.
About an hour or two after the initial mental onset, a warm euphoric sensation spreads all over the body as the Indica effects of the bud manifest. It starts off from the temples and courses through the muscles. It loosens pent-up tension as well as tightness so users chill out and recline. Although, if one were to overindulge, sinking to the couch becomes inevitable.
Users get transported to the tropics with one whiff of Bananas. It smells like a medley of sweet tropical fruits mixed with a bowl of overripe bananas. When crushed, its buds then emit a dank earthy smell.
As its name implies, Bananas tastes very much like bananas especially at the first puff. However, swirling the smoke within the mouth and truly savoring it reveals sweet overtones of other tropical fruit. On the exhale, an earthy aftertaste comes about.
Due to its high THC levels, Bananas can sometimes cause its users to “green-out.” It is primarily characterized by anxiousness that is sometimes accompanied by a subtle feeling of paranoia. Some users also experience dizziness especially as the high hits.
Most of the time, however, users only experience dry eyes and a cottonmouth. Both are usually not a cause for concern but, if the discomfort continues, downing a few glasses of water and staying hydrated will ease the ache.
The medicinal potential of marijuana is not overlooked in the strain Bananas. Its THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids like terpenes contain immense therapeutic value especially in inducing its effects. As such, it is often a source of reprieve among many therapeutic users against mental or physical affliction.
By lifting the spirits, for example, Bananas relieves the mind of its worries. In the process, it not only reduces stress but also erases it so users are left with a clean slate. The same clear-headed high also temporarily manages symptoms of depression and other mental health issues such as PTSD and anxiety.
In high levels, THC’s natural analgesic properties become immensely effective. It eases various aches and pains in the body. Keeping muscles from contracting involuntarily, on the other hand, is a relaxing buzz that irons out knots.
Depending on the dosage, a sedating heaviness can sometimes settle in the limbs and entice users to close the eyes. Regardless of when one decides to rest, however, one thing is for sure – the plant improves both the quality and quantity of sleep.
Most prospective home growers are out of luck. Leafs by Snoop maintains a proprietary hold on all of its products, including Bananas. While this may seem like a bad business move, it actually assures users of the quality of its premium array of buds. Moreover, it helps protect the company from possibly fake merchandise.
Bananas has a relatively medium height that quite easy to manage indoors. It fits inside most growing spaces without any issues. Although, it may sometimes need to be topped early for areas with truly limited spaces. Cutting short the vegetative period will help manage its height as well as improve its yields. Utilizing Low Stress Training techniques such as the Sea of Green method as a supplement will force the plant to blossom at a young age, shortening the flowering period.
Growers will have to trim the plant often though. Its compact structure is susceptible to mold and mildew as it can harbor moisture in its crevices. Thinning it out will help aerate it and, at the same time, circulate light to lower-end branches. In the outdoors, a warm climate is often ideal. However, the plant will thrive in cold weather regardless while its sturdy stalks can withstand strong gusts of wind.
When flowering, Bananas turns into quite the eye-catcher. Expect it to produce dense buds with light-green hues. Sparsely covering the nugs are long brown hairs that add character along with a rich coating of crystal trichomes and sticky resin.
Growers won’t have to wait long to harvest Bananas indoors since it usually flowers within 7 to 9 weeks. Once fully mature, it produces a decent amount of buds that usually weigh around 10 to 12 ounces per square meter. Applying the Sea of Green method will help increase its already high yields.
Grown in gardens or farms, Bananas blossoms from the last week of September up to the middle of October. Although, sometimes, it can come as early as the first week. Normally, growers harvest at least 12 ounces of cured buds per plant with potential for more especially under the care of an expert.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Bananas? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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