Big Bud strain is an indica dominant strain that is loved for the cerebral high it brings and the benefits that accompanies the high such as feeling elated and happy, as well as the body relaxation.
Cannabis strains are named for so many different reasons.
It could be based on the names of their parents, or on its effects.
It could be named after superheroes and so many other ways.
Big Bud here, is none of the above.
It is exactly what its name say, big bud, and that is because it does have a massive bud that might pop your eyes out of its sockets as soon as you see it.
Like people, physical appearance means nothing when they have no substance.
So, what else is special about Big Bud, besides is size?
Let’s just say that Big Bud is a past winner of the Cannabis Cup.
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Growers, especially commercial growers, in particular, loves Big Bud because of its large size and yield, which means more sales volume for them.
Big Bud has been around for a long time.
A popular story on its origin is that it started in the 80s, during the administration of Nixon.
Before the crackdown on cannabis, as part of the US war on drugs, it found its way to the Netherlands.
There, the strain was stabilized genetically, rather than being exterminated and wiped out of existence.
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No one knows its exact origin, but the consensus is that it traces its lineage to Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.
There are other variants of Big Bud, as it has been bred and rebred, and as far as we could tell, there are over a dozen variations, but the most popular one remains the one bred and sold by Sensi Seeds.
|Big Bud weed strain attributes:|
|ORIGIN||Afghani, Northern Lights, Skunk No. 1.|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy|
|FLAVORS||Spicy, earthy, woody, herbal, pepper|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10|
Pain – 10
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 7
Nausea – 6
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||50 to 65 days|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Mid to late October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||3 to 5 feet|
|THC CONTENT||15% to 18%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 20 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||Up to 25 ounces per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Naturally resistant to pests and mold|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
This monster packs a big punch. It starts a little slow and the it creeps in big time as it brings you to a head high that leaves you feeling elated or euphoric.
You just can’t help it but feel happy.
As its effect starts to hit your body, you experience a total body relaxation that makes you lethargic and lazy.
In other words, this Big Bud could leave you couch-locked.
For most people, an hour or so after using Big Bud, they start to feel sleepy.
As its effect wanes, you are also bound to feel hungry.
Big Bud is a great strain to use at the end of the day and this is because not only do you feel lazy, but sleepiness also sets in.
Big Bud terpenes
The most abundant terpene in this indulgent strain is β-Pinene which gives it its pine scent. The secondary terpenes that make up its rich aromatic profile consist of myrcene, caryophyllene, linalool, ocimene, and bisabolol.
Aroma & Flavor
The best way to describe how Big Bud smells like is that it has that deliciously sweet smell with a faint hint of fruitiness.
Is it agreeable to your preference? Chances are high that it is.
This cannabis smells good, and tastes better. Suffice to say, you are likely to appreciate the sweet and spicy taste with a fruity undertone that lingers in your mouth and breath.
|β-Pinene||dill, parsley, basil, hops, wood, pine|
|Myrcene||earthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent|
|Caryophyllene||spicy, cinnamon, clover|
|Linalool||floral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood|
|Ocimene||herbal, sweet, citrus, herbaceous, wood|
|α-Bisabolol||fresh, herbal, spicy, chamomile, balsamic, sweet, floral|
Users of Big Bud will likely also experience their mouth and eyes feeling dry.
This is nothing new to regular users of cannabis.
Other than that, smoking too much may also lead to bouts of dizziness and headache.
It has a strong Indica side that has a sedative property that relaxes your body, thereby reducing tensions and symptoms of pain, but because of its potency, it also leaves you feeling lazy and lethargic.
For those who have lack of appetite, Big Bud is going to make you feel hungry an hour or two later after using.
It is great for those with insomnia as the effect continues to subside, you start to feel sleepy.
Big Bud Strain Grow Info
Big Bud can be grown outdoor, where its size could reach up to 5 feet or more.
It thrives well in warm climates, but indoor, it does even better with a hydroponic setup. Despite the massive flowers, it does have thick stalks that are able to hold the weight.
Even so, growers should be mindful and be ready to provide support using tensioned wires or strings.
While it is fairly easy to grow, this plant needs early topping and bending, which allows a more horizontal growth.
In 7 to 9 weeks, including the curing time, expect to have a yield of 12 to 20 ounces per square meter.
This is when you grow Big Bug using hydroponics and use the Sea of Green (SOG) method of growing.
It will also require a good indoor grow tent with an ideal grow light.
The reflective interior surface of the grow tent ensures that more light reaches the hard to reach parts of the plant as it grows.
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While Big Bud can be grown outdoors and tolerate most climates, it thrives the best in warm climate with lots of sunlight. Harvesting by October should have a yield of 25 ounces per plant or even more.
FAQ About Big Bud Strain
What is the Big Bud strain yield?
12 to 20 ounces per square meter indoors and up to 25 ounces per plant outdoors.
How much THC does Big Bud strain have?
From 15% to 26%
What are the origins of the Big Bud strain?
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