Jan 03 , 2019
Named after one of the most famous and fierce superheroes, Bruce Banner is a highly potent hybrid strain capable of relaxing the most stressed of minds. This green beast packs a strong punch of THC with some phenotypes containing up to 30%. First bred by Dark Horse Genetics, Bruce Banner is a crossbreed of the legendary OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. These genetics gives it its distinct sweet taste accompanied by its pungent, sometimes diesel-like aroma. Its generally well-balanced indica and sativa high make it good for midday use; the stimulating cerebral high gives users a boost in creativity and mood, while the relaxing body high helps users relax by eliminating aches and pains.
Meet Bruce Banner, as potent as it is beautiful. Photo: @lokigro
Bruce Banner: Indica or Sativa?Bruce Banner is a 60:40 sativa-leaning hybrid strain, although some strains can be more balanced. I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) reviews this good ass weed as being one of the most potent readily available on the market.
Cannabis Genetics: Who is Bruce Banner?
Bruce Banner is a crossbreed of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, first bred by Jason Holck of Dark Horse Genetics. For those who don’t know, Bruce Banner is a marvel superhero who turns into Hulk when angry or stressed. It is often joked that this potent strain of marijuana can tame even this green monster, keeping him in his relaxed and shy human form, hence giving this strain its name. It is worth noting that in some shows, Bruce Banner was renamed David Banner, therefore, some diehard fans prefer to call this strain by his alternate name.
Bruce Banner weed originally came in 5 different variants: Bruce Banner #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5. Bruce Banner #2 and #4 however were quickly retired leaving Bruce Banner #1, #3 and #5. Bruce Banner #3 is the most popular of the three having won the Denver US Cannabis Cup; it is also one of the most potent strains ever tested by the High Times Cannabis Cups.
The Bruce Banner strain is also known by a few other names including Bruce Banner OG, Incredible Hulk strain, Banner buzz and Hulk Smash strain.
Bruce Banner THC percentageBruce Banner is considered a highly potent strain, with an average THC concentration of 20%. Some phenotypes have even been tested to contain up to 30% THC! For comparison, the average hybrid strain only contains 13% THC. Therefore, beginner users should stick to low doses.
If you are looking for something similar to Bruce Banner but less potent, we can recommend Sun Berry strain, Purple Diesel strain and Northern Berry strain.
Bruce Banner PriceThis strain is available in a number of dispensaries across the West Coast, with a gram on average costing 8 dollars ( 25 dollars an eighth). Consumers in Europe can expect to pay closer to 12 dollars a gram.
Bruce Banner taste
Bruce Banner shatter, edibles etc.Edibles, shatter, wax, etc. can be made from any strain of marijuana and Bruce Banner is a particularly good choice because of its high concentration of THC. Its strong, sweet taste goes well with edibles, but, given its high potency, you should use already vaped bud (AVB). If you do not have access to a vape, you can always decarboxylate your weed first. This will give a much more enjoyable high.
In addition, don’t forget to use a high quality grinder to make the most out of your weed!
Mighty, green, powerful Bruce Banner. Photo: @squid_lyfe_og
Nugs of Bruce Banner, ready to kick into action! Photo: @thegrowguruhawaii
|Bruce Banner General|
|Euphoric 100%||Stress Relief 100%|
|Happy 95%||Pain Relief 90%|
|Uplifted 95%||Depression 85%||Paranoia 45%|
|Relaxed 90%||Fatigue 55%||Dizziness 40%|
Bruce Banner gives a well-balanced sativa and indica high, perfect for midday and afternoon use. Its cerebral, euphoric buzz can elevate your mood and improve creativity, while the relaxing body high can eliminate your aches and pains. In addition, this is a popular medicinal strain, not only for those who suffer from physical pains but also those who have been diagnosed with mental conditions such as PTSD and bipolar disorder. ADHD/ADD patients have also found this strain useful for helping them focus in both work and social activities.
As mentioned previously, this is a very potent strain that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With high enough doses, Bruce Banner can make you feel sleepy and possibly very lethargic or anxious. If you do feel unwell after consuming, you should prepare yourself a warm drink or take a cold shower; this will make you feel better shortly!
Bruce Banner flowering timeBruce Banner has an average flowering time of around 8 - 10 weeks. Although some phenotypes are known to flower earlier, it is recommended to wait at least 8 weeks in order to give buds the time needed to develop the highest possible level of THC.
Bruce Banner Growing tipsBruce Banner is a moderately difficult strain to grow and should therefore be avoided by beginner growers. Its plant is sensitive and a failure to maintain a suitable environment can have a large effect on the overall THC levels. Bruce Banner prefers cooler growing conditions compared to other marijuana plants; temperatures should be kept between 18 to 25 degree Celcius in a semi-dry environment. It can also be grown outdoors if these conditions can be replicated.
Like other plants of the OG family, this strain can get rather bushy. Plants should be trimmed to ensure light reaches its lower parts. It is also suitable for techniques such as sea of green or screen of green. Though more mold resistant than other strains, buds should be checked regularly as they can become very moist, making it ideal for bacterial growth. With a cannabis stretch of more than 200%, be sure to give plants sufficient space to grow.
Bruce Banner yieldThis strain has a relatively high yield, similar to that of its parent strain, Strawberry Diesel. One can expect around 20 ounces of fresh bud per plant, equivalent to 550 grams per metre squared. Given its high levels of THC, one plant can certainly go a very long way!
Bruce Banner seedsVariants of Bruce Banner are sold by a number of dispensaries across both North America and Europe, including Delta 9 Labs in Canada and the original breeders, Dark Horse Genetics, who still sell the original Bruce Banner #3.
Growing Bruce Banner can be challenging, but it’ll be worth it once you’re done! Photo: @meddocgreen
What is the Bruce Banner Strain?Few strains can rival the potency and THC concentration of Bruce Banner. With concentrations of up to 30% THC, this strain has won a number of awards, including the Denver US Cannabis Cup. This 60:40 sativa-leaning hybrid gives the user both a stimulating cerebral high that generally increases their focus and mood without inducing couch-lock; it is perfect for midday and afternoon use. The body high is relaxing and has earnt the love of many suffering from chronic pains and muscle spasms. With its ability to treat ADHD and bipolar disorder, Bruce Banner is also well respected in the medicinal community. One of the most potent strains around, beginner users should be cautious with this heavy-weight.
- 60:40 Sativa-leaning hybrid strain
- Crossbreed of Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush
- Up to 30% concentration THC
- One of the strongest strains of weed
- Best for afternoon and midday use
- Medicinal strain good for treating pain, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD
- Sweet berry taste; good for making edibles
- Newcomers should use accordingly
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Written by Hamish | Cover Photo by: Arizona Organix
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