Banana Kush x Purple Punch
Banana Punch combines parents Banana Kush and Purple Punch to create a powerful, Indica-dominant variety packed with aroma and potency. Its distinguishable flavor of banana and berry makes this cultivar a favorite among fans of sugary-sweet strains. Due to its powerfully sedative qualities, we suggest reserving this strain for evening consumption or times when rest is needed.
Banana Punch Strain
Banana Kush, often referred to as Banana OG, is Banana Punch’s mother. Banana Kush is said to be the offspring of OG Kush, one of the most venerated strains of all time.
OrgnKid, a well-known cannabis breeder, bought a bag of the famed OG Kush and was so captivated by the strain that he offered to trade $5,000 and five pounds of cannabis for the cutting. After he acquired the OG Kush cut, OrgnKid began offering clones and S1 seeds of the strain. One grower, known as Ghost1, is said to have purchased a clone of OG Kush from OrgnKid for $1,000. Soon, growers began referring to the cut as “Ghost OG.”
Sometime later, OrgnKid purportedly hybridized the Ghost OG cut with a variety known as “Sagarmatha 60/40.” One of the progenies of this hybrid produced a bountiful yield of resin-encrusted buds that smelled of fresh bananas. OrgnKid dubbed this plant “Banana OG” to underscore its sweet, fruity fragrance.
Banana Kush remains a popular choice among growers and users, who appreciate the cultivar’s fruity aroma, potent high, and exceptional bag appeal.
Banana Kush Lineage
The ancestry of Banana Kush is a bit of a mystery. Many growers suggest that this cultivar is a hybrid of Ghost OG and Sagarmatha 60/40; however, some believe that it could be a three-way cross of Ghost OG, Skunk No. 1, and Haze. OrgnKid’s Ghost OG, one of the parents of Banana Kush, is reported to be an original phenotype of OG Kush, but some suspect that Ghost OG may be an S1 of the original OG Kush cut.
Banana Kush Strain
Banana Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid that offers the cerebral effects of a Sativa upon initial consumption. Within the first ten minutes of smoking Banana Kush, users tend to feel happy and euphoric and may feel inspired to engage in creative activities. However, not long after these initial sensations set in, they give way to a much more calming stone. Within an hour or two, many users may find it challenging to stay awake. In some cases, users may feel dizzy or paranoid and will likely experience dry eyes and mouth as well. Keep eye drops and a fresh beverage handy when consuming this heavy hitter.
Because of its strong Indica influence, we recommend consuming this strain toward the end of the day. This potent strain may be an excellent option for those seeking fast-acting pain relief, as well as those who have insomnia or other sleeping disorders. Banana Kush also may help control migraines, muscle spasms, glaucoma, and nausea, and help promote an appetite for those engaged in chemotherapy.
Purple Punch has become widely popular recently and is prized for its succulent, fruity scent and extraordinary bag appeal. Purple Punch was originally bred in the early 2010s by Supernova Gardens—a group of growers based in Hawaii. The growers selected a hardy male Granddaddy Purple and used it to pollinate the renowned Larry OG Kush. The resulting cross—Purple Punch—was named for its striking coloration and hard-hitting stone. Currently, Purple Punch is highly sought after among growers and smokers, who can’t get enough of the cultivar’s sweet flavor and relaxing stone.
Purple Punch Lineage
Purple Punch is believed to be a cross of Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple. Some have proposed that Larry OG is an original cut of OG Kush; however, this cut typically produces a heftier yield and more robust branches than other OG cuts. Given its brawnier structure, many growers think that Larry OG is a hybrid or S1 of the original OG Kush.
Purple Punch Strain
Purple Punch is a popular strain thanks to its one-two punch of flavor and effects. Add to that its breathtaking bag appeal thanks to its unique purple coloration, and you have an elite cannabis strain that has yet to meet its match.
Purple Punch combines the best qualities of both of its parents. Granddaddy Purp provides Purple Punch with its unique grape flavor, and Larry OG lends the strain its superior bud structure and flavorful sour-lemon zest. Combined, they create a variety that tantalizes the taste buds and lifts the spirits.
Purple Punch also is an Indica-dominant strain that may knock out novice smokers. Many users report that this cultivar may provide relief from pain and insomnia. However, those with a lengthy to-do list (or those who wish to socialize) may be better off with a less powerful strain. Users should expect an initial surge of euphoria when consuming Purple Punch, which may soon translate to a drifty, cloud-like mentality. The average duration of a Purple Punch high is about two to three hours, at which point cravings for sweets and sleep usually take hold.
Banana Punch Cannabis Seeds
Banana Punch combines the best qualities of Banana Kush and Purple Punch. The large, fluffy buds of Banana Punch are truly a sight to behold. This colorful strain showcases its bright-green buds beautifully against a generous dusting of amber trichomes. A sprinkling of pumpkin-colored pistils adds visual depth to the attractive colas, and the perfume of fruits and flowers tickles the nostrils. Consumers may detect hints of vanilla upon breaking apart the aromatic buds. The smoke is smooth and enjoyable and offers hints of hash to the discerning consumer.
Growing Banana Punch
Banana Punch is not ideal for novice growers. Indeed, this variety requires diligent care to reach its full potential. Banana Punch can grow quite large (more than ten feet tall in some cases). As such, this strain requires some support to keep from folding under its own weight. Netting and plant stakes are recommended when cultivating Banana Punch. A carefully planned nutrient regimen is also necessary for optimal bud production.
Banana Punch grows well both indoors and out, though she will provide better results in a controlled indoor environment.
Those who are up to the challenge of growing Banana Punch will reap a fruitful reward. Expect to harvest this strain within eight to ten weeks after planting Banana Punch seeds.
Buy Banana Punch Seeds
Banana Punch is a premium feminized cannabis strain that delivers a hard-hitting high, rich, fruity flavor, and exceptional resin production. This variety combines all of the best qualities of Banana Kush and Purple Punch to create a hybrid that is sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for sweets.
Are you ready to grow Banana Punch? Try it out, and let us know what you think.
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