Banana OG Strain Review
Breeders name strains after fruits especially when they emit a delicious scent of tropical freshness. Some of the strains may smell like berries, mangoes, or oranges. Typically, too, these fruity-smelling hybrids are among the most delightful. Banana OG, on the other hand, is the opposite. Although its namesake is pleasing, the strain itself comes with an odor that some people find to be underwhelming. Nonetheless, despite its less than appealing scent, it does bring a lot to the table for the recreational and medical cannabis users.
Looking at its genetics, one cannot help but feel impressed. One of its parent strain is OG Kush. Seriously, who in the cannabis community has not heard of the legendary OG Kush? The other hybrid is Banana Kush, a strain most notable for its euphoric buzz and the smell of bananas.
Credit goes to Anesia Seeds for making its seeds available on the market. Using two original clones, they crossed it back with OG Kush and Banana. It took a long time and several generations before they finally stabilized the plant. After that, it was only a matter of distributing the seeds.
|Banana OG Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Alien Kush x Tahoe OG|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30 / 70|
|THC %||23% to 27%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 8 weeks / Early to mid-September|
|Average Yield||400 g/m2 / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
OG Kush has a pleasant aroma that is reminiscent of OG Kush. Banana OG, as one might think, should be a sweet blend that smells of bananas. However, the actual aroma it emits is more like the banana peels, not the fruit itself. Not that it stinks, but most people should find it quite unusual and exotic.
While it may not be included in the list of the best smelling cannabis hybrids, it does make up for that by treating users with its fruity notes of ripe banana with a sweet note.
They say good things come to those who wait. It goes without saying that the experience of using a particular strain is most important. Some strains are fast-acting while others take a little bit of time before taking effect. Banana OG, even with an insane THC is proof that potency alone does not make one a fast-hitter. In fact, it takes a few minutes before it delivers its benefits to the users. It is also one reason why people who do not know any better tend to use more than adequate and end up overwhelmed.
Once the effects set in, the strain delivers a buzzing euphoric high. If it were any milder, it would have induced mental clarity with perhaps a boost in creativity. But Banana OG is very potent. As such, most people are likely to have racy thoughts or feel spaced out. Nonetheless, the strain also leaves users feeling uplifted.
Soon, the physical effects of Banana OG invade the body. It does not only help relieve the body of tension but also leave people in utter relaxation. In fact, most users end up in a couch-lock. Hence, this strain is best used at night, when everything is done, and all that is needed to do is unwind.
As mentioned earlier, Banana OG is often underestimated by users because its effects do not kick in right away. As a result, there is a chance that some people may experience more pronounced adverse reactions with using this strain.
For starters, some people may feel disoriented or dizzy. Others may have a mild headache. In some instances, too, there are those who may feel a little paranoid. Besides these conditions, users should also expect to experience dry mouth and eyes.
Medical Use and Benefits
For the medical cannabis scene, strains with high CBD content is a holy grail. Although it does not come with enough to be effective as a treatment for seizures, it does have a higher content compared to many other recreational strains. As such, it is the high THC and its psychoactive properties that brings comfort to medical cannabis users.
Since this strain stimulates a euphoric high, it becomes a great tool to manage stress. It does not only lessen the negativity but also wipes it out. Those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders would be able to control their thoughts and feelings.
Besides managing the emotion, Banana OG is also useful in providing physiological relief. It comes with anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve chronic pains and muscle spasms. It is also further aided with sedative-like traits. Naturally, users do tend to feel sleepy making it beneficial to insomniacs as well.
Growing Banana OG
Thorough details on how to grow this strain are not easy to find. Even so, it is safe to say that Banana OG thrives well in both indoor and outdoor environments. It appears, too, that the plant is easy to grow which makes it ideal for beginners.
Growing it indoors, keep the temperature between 21 to 26 degrees Celsius. Growers will also want to top it early to keep it short and allow for more lateral branching. Furthermore, there is a need for constant trimming and pruning to allow for better ventilation as well as letting the lighting reach what is otherwise hard to reach parts. Flowering time occurs between 7 to 8 weeks with a yield of up to 400 grams per square meter.
Have you grown or used Banana OG? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.