Apples and Bananas strain

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, one could only assume that a daily hit of the Apples and Bananas strain is bound to keep the blues away. Although some uncertainty surrounds its exact genetics and original breeder, the general consensus agrees that this strain came from a Blue Power x Gelatti strain cross. 

As you’d imagine, sometimes we have to sift through a lot of hearsay and speculation to uncover the facts about a certain strain. As always, the research team at ILGM does its utmost to keep all information accurate and current. 

Apples and Bananas strain genetics

From the available Apples and Bananas strain info online, the original creation of this strain is credited to a Cookies and Compound Genetics collaboration. Cookies list the Now N Later strain crossed with Jet Fuel Gelato as their recipe for Apples and Bananas strain genetics, while The Kush Brothers Seeds has an Apple Fritter x Banana OG version.  However, there is another version with the same name yet varying genetics, and strangely, it seems to be the most prevalent one.

This version of the Apples and Bananas strain crosses Platinum Cookies with Grandaddy Purple, then crosses that with Blue Power, and lastly, adds Gelatti to the mix. Whether this is the Cookies/Compound Genetics version or not, it’s certainly taken time, skill, and plenty of cultivation knowledge to breed. Platinum Cookies, living up to its name, is an Indica dominant top-shelf strain originating from a Durban Poison and OG Kush cross with a mid to high THC content. 

The heavily indica-dominant Granddaddy Purple and Blue Power strains have THC levels reaching as high as 23%. Being easy to grow and loaded with flavor and potency, both of these strains are a great choice for beginner growers and veteran smokers. The final ingredient in the Apples and Bananas cannabis strain is Gelatti. This strain and its clever name result from a Gelato x Biscotti merger. This strain’s 19% THC count gives consumers a chilled high with euphorically relaxing effects and gassy flavor.  

Is Apples and Bananas strain indica or sativa?

There’s little difference between the Apples and Bananas strain sativa or indica balance, averaging at a mostly even balance. This 50:50 hybrid strain delivers mostly balanced effects, giving consumers a happy medium between a relaxing buzz and an energizing high.

Apples and Bananas strain attributes

Apples and Bananas strain attributes:
ORIGINPlatinum Cookies x Grandaddy Purple and Blue Power x Gelatti
EFFECTSEuphoria, relaxed yet energizing, happy, uplifted
FRAGRANCESweet chemical, spicy, pine
FLAVORSSweet, fruity, yet crisp sour flavors
MEDICALStress, anxiety
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September – mid October
THC CONTENT %19 – 23%
CBD %<1%
INDICA / SATIVA %50% / 50%
INDOOR YIELD8-24 ounces
OUTDOOR YIELD16-64 ounces
CLIMATEMediterranean / Continental

Growing Apples and Bananas strain

When it comes to growing the Apples and Bananas marijuana strain, the first thing to be sure of is which version of the strain you have. A few may have the same name, but that doesn’t mean their growing tendencies will be the same. Regardless of what you have, you can get the best out of most strains with enough knowledge, care, and attention. Download our free Grow Bible to grow your best plants.  

The Blue Power x Gellati version of the strain can be grown indoors and outdoors, although seeds and clones may be hard to come by. The only available info on The Now N Later x Jet Fuel Gelato version states that it can be grown indoors. In contrast, the Apple Fritter x Banana OG version can be grown indoors and outdoors and is easy to cultivate, making it possible for beginner growers to reap large yields.    

Apples and Bananas strain flowering time

Once again, your grow results will depend on the initial genetics of your Apples and Banana strain seeds. However, growers can expect their plants to be ready at about 9 weeks or as little as 7 weeks, depending on genetics, skill, and your grow set-up. Outdoor cultivators can expect an early to mid-October harvest.   

Apples and Bananas strain autoflowering time

The autoflowering version of the Apples and Bananas weed strain (like most autoflowers) starts blooming very early. Since it doesn’t require light deprivation to start flowering, you can expect the first buds to appear after four to six weeks. Apples and Bananas strain autoflowers can be harvested after ten to fourteen weeks. That makes its (auto)flowering time between four and ten weeks long.

Apples and Bananas strain yield

The average yield of any cannabis plant depends on several factors, including the skill of the cultivator, growing conditions, strain genetics, and size and health of the plant. It also differs between photoperiod and autoflower plants. However, you can use general estimates as a potential yield per plant guideline. 

For photoperiod plants, this is 16-64 ounces (450-1814 grams) outdoors and 8-24 ounces (227-680 grams) indoors.

Apples and Bananas strain autoflower yield

The potential yield per plant for autoflowering plants is 1.7-7 ounces (50-200 grams) outdoors and 1.7-4.2 ounces (50-120 grams) indoors.

Apples and Bananas strain effects

Don’t let the light-hearted name of the Apples and Bananas strain deceive you into thinking it’s a walk in the park. Beneath that alluring scent of fruit forests and apple pie flavor lies a potent strain best reserved for the competent cannabis connoisseur. 

The Platinum Kush x Granddaddy Purple version can come on fast and hit hard. The Apples and Bananas strain effects are euphoric, starting with a surge of cerebral energy, spurring your imagination and boosting creativity. Apples and Bananas strain is a great option for the wake-and-bake menu or before diving into creative projects. 

In contrast, the Apple Fritter x Banana OG version (Kush Brothers) is more on the relaxing scale and the ideal choice for helping you unwind after a long day. This version of the Apples and Bananas strain has a high THC level that could overwhelm newbies.  

Those looking for therapeutic benefits often select the Apples and Bananas weed strain for its uplifting effects, helping them deal with the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. Amature consumers may experience mild dizziness, anxiety, and hunger. Dry, red eyes and cottonmouth are to be expected as well.  

How strong is Apples and Bananas strain?

As mentioned, the Apples and Bananas strain is best enjoyed by experienced cannabis consumers. Its THC level can average between 23% and 25%, depending on which version you have. However, some tests reach as high as 28%, which is incredibly high for newbies or someone with a low THC tolerance. It’s also shown to have up to 1% CBG and, in some cases, a CBD content reaching 2%. 

 If flavor and strong boosting effects are what you’re after, check out the Red Velvet strain.

Apples and Bananas strain terpenes.

With a name like Apples and Bananas, you wouldn’t be blamed for expecting it to smell like a bowl of fresh fruit. But with myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene as the dominant terpenes, the Apples and Bananas weed strain has a more gassy scent mixed with spicy fruit. 

Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes in cannabis and is known for its earthy, musky scent and sedating properties. Like pinene and caryophyllene, myrcene has incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Pinene is known for its anti-bacterial properties and is also said to boost energy.  

Aroma & Flavor

The flavor and aroma of the Apples and Bananas strain is like comparing apples to oranges. The scent is full and aromatic, with a dense aroma of sweet chemicals and spices and a strong pine odor that makes you think of deep forest hikes. On the other hand, the taste packs a sweet, fruity flavor of bananas and the crisp sourness of apples or pears. 

The Now N Later x Jet Fuel Gelato version of this strain has a fruity palette with accents of strong cherry. Its scent is more reminiscent of a delicatessen than a pine forest, exuding smells similar to freshly baked apple pie. 

The Kush Brothers’ version of the Apples and Bananas strain is a terpene buffet, presenting strong earthy flavors mixed with fresh apple tart and sweet ripe bananas. 

Learn more about the Apples and Bananas strain.

Through meticulous breeding of the finest genetics, this balanced hybrid strain serves the best of both worlds, giving consumers a creative mental ride while still keeping their feet on the ground. Most Apples and Bananas strain reviews praise this strain’s phenomenal effects and decadent flavor, adding to its already popular reputation. For many, it is just what the doctor ordered. Although this strain has many versions, they are all promising and downright enjoyable. For more incredible strains like this one, check out the ILGM Seed Bank and sign up to stay updated on the latest cannabis seed deals.

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