If you're after taste and potency, Strawberry Banana surely won't disappoint. That was the whole reason DNA Genetics, in collaboration with Serious Seeds, conceived of it in the first place, after all! With its fruity flavour profile and serious resin crystal coverage adding to its potency, it's a strain that will please multiple senses at once. To add to that, it's a relative of OG Kush, which is always a good sign since OG Kush phenotypes have incredible resin production and potency.
Strawberry Banana is also known as Strawnana, Banana Split strain, Strawberry Banana Kush, or Strawnana.
A quick FYI on Strawberry strains
Strawberry strains are popular among stoners, mostly because of their smell. It's actually pretty rare that a strain actually tastes strongly of strawberry unless it was grown by a master grower. The most famous strawberry strains are:
- Strawberry Banana Sherbert strain
- Strawberry Cheese weed
- Strawberry Bubblegum Strain
- Strawberry Banana Cake
If you find a great grower who uses the correct seeds then you will be able to enjoy the fantastic taste of strawberry.
You too can find the Buddha’s happiness after you light up Strawberry Banana! Photo: @green_buddha420
Strawberry Banana: Hybrid, Indica or Sativa?
Strawberry Banana is an indica-dominant hybrid. This is not surprising, as most new strains are sativa-dominant hybrids, indica-dominant hybrids, or balanced hybrids. The reason for this is that the two highs - indica and sativa - mixed together are more popular than one of them on their own. Strawberry Banana is indica leaning, but it also has enough cerebral energy inside it to ensure that you don’t feel lethargic. This burst of cerebral energy is perfect for doing some exploring of the mind, while you’re rooted to the spot from the overwhelming indica. This can be a great combination and is one of the reasons for Strawberry Banana's popularity.
Strawberry Banana genetics
DNA Genetics and Serious Seeds worked together to make this strain. The buds were brought together in holy matrimony, and OG Kush, a grandparent strain in this case, comes through in the form of Strawberry Banana’s taste and smell. OG Kush also lends its thick resin production and high THC potency to this strain. You'll know you've got an OG Kush descendant on your hands once you grind the buds up! Hashy and spicy aromas will hit your nostrils, hinting at what's to come.
The two strains that were bred together to create Strawberry Banana were:
Strawberry Banana THC percentage
Strawberry Banana is considered to be medium-high in potency. The average indica-dominant hybrid contains around 12.5% THC, whereas the average Strawberry Banana phenotype contains around 20%. However, one phenotype that came from Green Leaf Labs reported the strongest phenotype of Strawberry Banana Kush on record coming in at 32.61% total THC! This particular phenotype would be considered very potent; you're more likely to end up with a phenotype that's around 20% THC.
Strawberry Banana price
What you pay for Strawberry Banana's will really depend on where you're buying it. Because it's already popular on the west coast of the U.S., lending to it being a commonly grown strain, this increases supply, which, in turn, lowers cost. You should expect to pay about $8-10 a gram. However, in Amsterdam, you’re likely to be paying closer to $20 a gram.
Strawberry Banana taste
Strawberry Banana tastes like strawberry and banana, but how strongly those flavours come through really does depend on the grower. It also depends on the method of smoking. Smoking through a blunt or a joint adulterates the taste, dampening the fruity flavours. The best method of smoking for flavour is through a weed flower vaporiser. This does not combust material; instead it only vaporises your flower, allowing you to fully appreciate the flavour of a strain like Strawberry Banana. The full taste profile is:
Strawberry Banana oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.
Banana OG and Strawnana cartridges are both available from various pre-filled cartridge sellers. This butane hash oil, which is created by companies and bottled up for consumer use, is primarily only available in the United States and Canada. They’re incredibly potent, and companies normally choose strains with tasty sounding names that will appeal to customers. Strawberry Banana not only sounds tasty. It is tasty, making it a great choice to go inside a pre-filled cartridge. You could also attempt to make your own BHO, but this is considered dangerous, so please be careful if you attempt it on your own.
You can make edibles from any strain, but it’s not really worth using an expensive strain like Strawberry Banana. If you’re growing yourself, you can easily grow enough to make edibles. But if you’re buying and you want to make edibles, you should invest in a flower vaporiser. You can use the already vaped bud (AVB) to easily make weed edibles that don’t need decarboxylating. Just mix the AVB with a fat or an oil and you’re good to go.
Nothing sweeter than flower dripping in trichomes! Photo: @allcalifarms
Just imagine the sweet, delicious flavours of this Strawberry Banana flower, photo: @skollieflower420
|Strawberry Banana General
Strawberry Banana Medical
Strawberry Banana Negative
||Stress Relief 100%
Dry Eyes 80%
Pain Relief 45%
||Lack of Appetite 40%
||Muscle Spasms 35%
Some of the strongest phenotypes of Strawberry Banana have the ability to leave users feeling overwhelmed. If this is the case, try having a cold shower and a pot of coffee. The indica-dominant effects, when mixed with the cerebral high of this strain, can be a solid choice for those attempting to treat depression, though this method of treatment is certainly not for everyone; it really depends on the person. You can easily treat stress, however, and you will find that Strawberry Banana helps melt stress away, especially after a long day at work.
Strawberry Banana flowering time
The flowering time of Strawberry Banana sits anywhere from 7-9 weeks, which is the faster end of the growth time schedule. It’s recommended to leave this strain for the full 9 weeks and then to cure it so that the flavour and smell can fully develop. It should be more potent if you let it grow longer, too.
Strawberry Banana growing tips
Strawberry Banana reacts well to SCRoG techniques, as you can see from the video. This will also increase yiel, and maximising yield for an already high yielder is a great tactic. You may also need a fan or a carbon filter (especially if you're doing an inside grow) in order to get rid of the smell, as this strain grows incredibly pungently.
Strawberry Banana seeds
DNA Genetics sell the seeds for Strawberry Banana, so it's probably simplest to pick them up from the original breeder.
Strawberry Banana yield
Strawberry Banana yield is exceptionally high, sitting at 3-6 ounces per foot squared.
Strawberry Banana among other strains here for this fun outside grow! Photo: @mohrmanwisdom
Strawberry Banana Conclusion
Strawberry Banana was created by DNA Genetics using a recipe of Banana and Strawberry, creating one hell of a tasty and potent strain. It is the very definition of a dankenstein strain and can cost a lot because of this. It’s very potent and very tasty, and this is what makes it so popular. It can be turned into concentrates and is used by many vape companies to make their pre-filled vape cartridges. Here is a list of Strawberry Banana’s highlights:
- Indica-dominant hybrid
- Medium to high-level potency
- Very tasty strain
- Created by crossing Bubblegum and Banana Kush
- Used by concentrate makers
- Created by DNA Genetics
- Can help with stress and depression
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