Big Bud Strain Review

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:
ORIGINAfghani, Northern Lights, Skunk No. 1.
EFFECTSEuphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy
FRAGRANCESweet, fruity
FLAVORSSpicy, earthy, woody, herbal, pepper
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
MEDICALStress – 10
Pain – 10
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 7
Nausea – 6
PLANT HEIGHT3 to 5 feet
THC CONTENT15% to 18%
INDOOR YIELD12 to 20 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELDUp to 25 ounces per plant
CLIMATEWarm climate
GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASENaturally 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.

Big Bud Strain
Big Bud Strain

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.

Dominant terpene:

β-Pinenedill, parsley, basil, hops, wood, pine

Secondary terpenes:

Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Ocimeneherbal, sweet, citrus, herbaceous, wood
α-Bisabololfresh, herbal, spicy, chamomile, balsamic, sweet, floral

Adverse Reactions

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.

Big Bud Marijuana Strain
Big Bud Marijuana Strain


It does not have a high CBD, but Big Bud is huge for those who are suffering from pains and aches, as well as dealing with stress and anxiety issues, including PTSD, and depression.

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.

Big Bud Seeds
Big Bud Seeds

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.

Flowering Time


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.


Northern Lights
Skunk #1

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?

Big Bud’s exact origin is unknown, but it is widely believed to come from a cross between AfghaniNorthern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Big Bud? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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21 comments on “Big Bud Strain Review”

  1. Nixon was president in the 70s, think you may have thinking about the Reagan era and the war on drugs in the 80s..

  2. I grew the strain many years ago it was the best shit I have ever had the taste was so powerful it was insane the purple taste of the bud lingered in your mouth for at least 10 minutes my buds were purple all the way through even after you grinded them up, I haven’t had anything that even has come close to the taste or the high I would love to get my hands on this train again

  3. I would like to learn how to grow Big Bud useing hydrophonics I”m sorry I don’t know how to spell it. I have chronic pain I’m from Los Vegas my doctor had got my I.D then you didn’t need one. I had to bring my wife to Atlanta for medical treatment I have notice more pain I been here since November an have not been able to find any help! I found a house today would like to know if I could grow a Little bit of Big Bud in the attack . I am 77 and don’t know even how to start growing for Medical reason they wonted to operate on my back before We left but wife appointment with Emory Hospital was more urgent. Could I get some help please? May the Holy Sprite Bless every One!!!

  4. Big Bud is a great strain to grow in a tent indoors . Its a pretty easy plant to grow most of the time but every once in a wile there is that 1 plant that is nothing but a hassel until its out of the veg stage . Effects are an up buzzy feeling until about 45 mins in and at that time you will feel the indica kick in an take over . You will be very relaxed and in the right mode will be asleep before you know it . Great smoke before bed .Very happy , Very hungry, very goofy high .

  5. “it started in the 80s, during the administration of Nixon. Before the crackdown on cannabis, as part of the US war on drugs, ”
    Seriously dude.
    Nixon was the 70’s.

  6. I recieved some of these seeds from a friend that ordered from you.
    i kept clones of the earliest maturing, biggest yielding, earthy/pine fragrance, ive kept it for a year so far.

    although i wish i had kept the lower yielding, citrus/fuel pheno it was so sticky and makes the best hash,

    Big bud is now being grown along with some GSC competing for the keeper spot.

  7. how many big buds strains should be grown in a 24’w 24’L 48’H professional grow box. with one Mars hydro 300w led and a Mars hyrdo 150w together producing 450w i was thinking keeping of doing one plant in a scrog setup using fox farm soil and advanced nutrients. any advice is appreciated thanks.

  8. Grow tent $100. 6inch inline duct fan with variable speed ctrl. $50. Galaxy Hydro 600 watt and a Galaxy Hydro 300watt $250.Extension cord and light hanging ratchets $20.There it is.The yields from this 48x48x78 setup around 12to16ozs.With4 plants.

  9. Just a question for timer and I am at no idea how or when would be the best time to start my strawberry Kush from y’all, the plants are around 6and 12 inches, short grow space, and time, other than that thank y’all for all my purchases and good product and time.

  10. ILGM, whatz good?
    I want to thank you for all the help, you can never know how much
    you’ve helped me with my garden, it’s getting better, buds bigger,
    and the satisfaction level through the roof!!
    I’m into fruit flavors now and I’ve been interested in strawberry,
    and blueberry.
    I’m starting a grow and I could use a friut pack or two!
    Forever growin’

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  12. Hello Robert ! I’m new here and I need your expert advice for some work I’ll try next month. I want to buy some autoflowering seeds with a maximum 9-10 weeks from seed to harvest and also i need a big yield. Could you help me with some info ? I have a 6m² room; 6 CFL lights with an output of 250W each at 6500k ; 10 pot x 5gallon each; 10 bags of soil with 6.5PH ; 2 vents ; do you think the lights are good or i need some T5fluorescent lights? I can’t use HID lights because i’ll increase the power consumtion too much… what should i use on the walls? i’ve read it is best to paint the walls in matte white I need to know what nutrients I should buy and very important for me is what kind of seed I shoud buy for this short time experiment 🙂 that’s all i have in mind right now… Hope you can help me and explain what should i do and use for a perfect yield THANKS !