Strawberry Banana is a 70/30 indica-dominant cannabis strain developed by DNA Genetics in collaboration with Serious Seeds. A genetic cross between Crockett’s Banana Kush and the “Strawberry” phenotype of Bubble Gum, Strawberry Banana inherits a sweet fruity flavor that earned this hybrid her name. Known for its heavy resin production and high THC content, Strawberry Banana produces happy, peaceful effects that sharpen creativity and sensory awareness.
Like many strong indicas, Strawberry Banana has a high that builds slowly, often taking several minutes after smokers have savored its unique taste before fully revealing its effects. Users will eventually feel a sharpened sensory perception, and may feel like certain sights or sounds have taken on a psychedelic component. These trippy — but not entirely cerebral — effects can be well suited to enjoyment of low-key movies and music; they may also be just the thing for a long walk or a hike. Any initial mental impact from this strain is soon overtaken by powerful indica relaxation. Smokers may look to take a load off in the closest comfortable surroundings. Associative thinking persists throughout the high and may lend itself to creative thinking and problem solving. Couchlock is common in the later stages of the high. Because of its delayed sedative onset, Strawberry Banana is best suited to evening or nighttime use.
This strain has many applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Those with anxiety or depression may feel temporary relief, as heightened senses may contribute to a feeling of being “in the moment.” Strawberry Banana’s sustained sense of focus can also be of use to patients with attention deficit disorders. Its sedative indica effects can provide relief from both moderate and acute aches and pains. On the downside, dry eyes and dry mouth are very common side effects.
Several companies have made seeds of Strawberry Banana available for purchase online, but consumers be sure that they’re buying from reputable sellers. Growers can also obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Strawberry Banana is forgiving on novice growers and can be grown indoors or out — although successful outdoor cultivation depends on humid daytime conditions with temperatures in the 70 degree Fahrenheit range. Those looking to bring out the leaves’ eye-catching purple potential should also artificially “shock” the plants by exposing them to cold temperatures at night. Strawberry Banana is a big yielder, offering growers between 42 to 51 grams (or 1.2 to 1.8 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
After the meticulous process of harvesting their buds, growers should also properly cure the flowers to maintain their valuable resin. Curing involves first hanging the buds upside-down to dry for one week in conditions of 50% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit; and then sealing them in airtight jars in 70 degrees and 60-65% humidity.
Strawberry Banana’s well-balanced high is right at home in a variety of settings, from introspective solo unwinding to buzzy, social surroundings. It is especially appropriate for parties, where its unique aroma is sure to turn a few heads. This strain’s high resin production also makes it particularly useful in producing hash and other THC concentrates.
This strain has a very sweet, fruity flavor and produces high levels of THC. The effect is happy, peaceful, relaxing and uplifting. It is useful to counter stress and depression.