Everything You Need to Know About Banana Kush


There are dozens of marijuana strains out there. That’s a good thing! After all, variety is the spice of life. Not everybody is going to want the same thing from marijuana. There are those who like sativas and those who prefer indicas. Not only that, an individual may really enjoy multiple strains. Different types of marijuana do different things for you, after all, and you don’t always want the same experience. At Growers Choice Seeds, we have dozens of top marijuana strains. That includes many Cannabis Cup winners. If you are a marijuana user, growing your own marijuana from the seed makes sense. You can control the entire life of the plant, from germination to harvest, and on top of that, you will save money in the long run. Get great marijuana and save money? Who wouldn’t want to do that? There is one marijuana strain that is particularly popular these days. It’s on the rise, and we’ve recognized a lot of interest in it. Thus, we bet you might have questions about it. The strain in question? That would be Banana Kush. Let’s talk about Banana Kush, and let you know what it’s all about, and why you might want to grow it at home for personal use.

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What is the origin of Banana Kush?

Well, it depends on who you ask. Marijuana strains have variations even among specific strains. Ask different breeders and they will tell you that Banana Kush has different parents. Some will tell you that it is a hybrid of OG Kush and Banana, which, nomenclature-wise, makes a ton of sense. However, there are others who say that Banana Kush is born of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze. Now, Ghost OG is what they call a phenotype of OG Kush, so it’s in the same ballpark. What we feel more confident in, though, is the fact Banana Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid. Since we know, at the very least, a Kush is in the mix, we can trust that indicas play a role in the parentage of this particular strain. The strains with “Kush” in their name trace their origin to the Hindu Kush mountains, a region whose climate is conducive to the growing of indicas, but not so much sativas.


What is the makeup of Banana Kush?

First of all, let us answer the obvious question. Yes, Banana Kush does indeed smell and taste like bananas. There is also a bit of the Kush scent in the mix. This is still a marijuana strain, after all. It won’t smell like a banana that you get off the tree, but it is sweet and fruity. As we said, this is also a hybrid that leans toward its indica parentage. Now, what about the THC content? THC is the psychoactive element of marijuana. When you get high, you can thank the THC. Now, within a marijuana strain, there is a bit of fluctuation on the THC front. We have seen Banana Kush strains range from 17 percent to 21 percent when it comes to THC. Now, anything over 20 percent THC is on the stronger side, which means that we would call Banana Kush a strain that pushes being strong. Fruity and strong? Banana Kush is definitely going to be up a lot of people’s alley.

What are the effects of smoking Banana Kush?

Indicas are relaxing strains. They chill you out and give you a body high. Sativas, meanwhile, are energizing and give you a heady high. As we have noted, Banana Kush is an indica-leaning hybrid. With Banana Kush, relaxation is the name of the game. You will be hit by the sedative effects of the indica. However, the sativa parentage plays a role as well. People often find themselves happy and euphoric even while being relaxed. Many people say they use Banana Kush for stress and anxiety. Now, owing to the indica, it’s best to make Banana Kush an evening slate. Not long after using it, you may find yourself having trouble staying awake. Of course, relaxing and decompressing is a big reasons for using marijuana. Banana Kush is right up that alley. You smoke a little, you enjoy the banana flavor, you get a little giddy, and then you relax until you are carried into a good night of sleep. What could be better than that?

How is it to grow Banana Kush?

Now, here is where we may have to pump the brakes, at least with newbies. It would not be ideal to make Banana Kush the first strain you grow from the seed. Banana Kush is not a strain for beginners. It takes a little bit of attention to cultivating properly. You can grow it indoors or outdoors, though we definitely recommend growing Banana Kush indoors if you have the space to do so. The strain traditionally does better when you grow it in a controlled, indoor environment. If you have grown marijuana before and are here because you are looking for new strains, then go right ahead and grow some Banana Kush. However, Growers Choice Seeds is here for people who are new to growing marijuana as well. We have high-quality seeds that we deliver around the globe. We also offer a germination guarantee on every order. Some are much easier to grow, though. Someday, you may be ready for Banana Kush. However, until then, maybe go with a strain that is easier for a beginner to handle. Hey, you can still get yourself a fruity strain potentially. For those looking for an easy strain to grow, here are some of the best marijuana strains for beginners. Give them a shot and build up to growing Banana Kush down the road. Its indica-dominant sensations and fruity aromas will be there waiting for you. Until then, here are some highly-recommended, popular strainers for beginner growers we offer at Growers Choice Seeds.

  • Durban Poison
  • Northern Lights
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Sour OG
  • Gorilla Glue

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