Strawberry Banana Strain - Everything you need to know and more!
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 flavor 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 cannabis 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?
An indica-dominant hybrid, this cannabis strain falls into the hybrid-craze nicely. 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 the THC level is high enough to generate 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 the strain's popularity.
Strawberry Banana Cannabis 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 content to this cannabis 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:
- Bubble gum
- Banana Kush
Strawberry Banana THC percentage
As an indica-leaning hybrid, SB is considered to be medium-high in potency. The average hybrid with more indica tendencies contains around 12.5% THC, whereas the average SB 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 levels! This particular strawberry 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
SB tastes like, well, strawberry and banana, but how strongly those flavors 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 flavors. The best method of smoking for flavor is through a weed flower vaporizer. This does not combust material; instead it only vaporizes your flower, allowing you to fully appreciate the flavor of a strain like this one. 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 vaporizer. 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 flavors of this Strawberry Banana flower, photo: @skollieflower420
|Strawberry Banana General|
|Relaxed 100%||Stress Relief 100%|
|Happy 95%||Depression 60%|
|Uplifted 80%||Chronic Pain Relief 45%||Anxiety 50%|
|Euphoric 80%||Lack of Appetite 40%||Paranoia 35%|
|Sleepy 45%||Muscle Spasms 35%|
Some of the strongest phenotypes of Strawberry Banana cannabis have side effects which leave users feeling overwhelmed. If this is the case, try having a cold shower and a pot of coffee.
The Indica dominance of this strain, 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. Always seek expert medical advice if you have serious symptoms that you're seeking remedy for. You can easily treat stress, however, and you will find that Strawberry Banana helps melt stress away, especially after a long day at work.
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 flavor and smell can fully develop. It should be more potent if you let it grow longer, too.
Strawberry Banana reacts well to SCRoG techniques, as you can see from the video. This will also increase yield, and maximizing 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.
DNA Genetics sells the seeds for Strawberry Banana, so it's probably simplest to pick them up from the original breeder. Seedsman is also a great place to look for SB seeds - we're clearly big fans...!
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 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 Bubble gum and Banana Kush
- Used by concentrate makers
- Created by DNA Genetics
- Can help with stress and depression
Have thoughts or questions about Strawberry Banana you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!
Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)
Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.
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