Black Banana Cookies x Stardawg
Black Banana Chem is a pheno-hunter’s dream. This cultivar, bred by Greenpoint Seeds, brings together two unique and potent strains—Black Banana Cookies and Stardawg—to create a line of seeds that produce an array of elite phenotypes.
Black Banana Cookies is one of the finest Cookies hybrids, and has gained an enthusiastic following among fans of Girl Scout Cookies. Growers love the fast flowering time, fruity flavor, and excellent bag appeal of Black Banana Cookies. Greenpoint Seeds crossed its renowned Stardawg stud with Black Banana Cookies, and Black Banana Chem was born. Black Banana Chem brings together the best traits of these two strains—the sweet aroma and exotic color of Black Banana Cookies, and the hefty yield and funky flavor of Stardawg. This beginner-friendly strain is easy to grow and produces top-shelf buds.
Black Banana Chem Origins
Black Banana Cookies
Black Banana Cookies is the mother of Black Banana Chem. Although Black Banana Cookies is a relatively new strain, it has earned widespread acclaim. Growers and users go bananas over its sweet, fruity aroma and powerful effects. Many breeders have used this strain to develop potent and fast-flowering hybrids.
Black Banana Cookies was bred by Solfire Gardens in 2017. Solfire was given a cut of Orgnkid’s famous Blackberry Kush by a friend named Ex, who was associated with Exotic Genetics. Solfire used a Banana Fire Cookies male, bred by Relentless Genetics, to pollinate the Blackberry Kush. Solfire dubbed this hybrid “Black Banana Cookies.”
Solfire then went on an extensive pheno-hunt, germinating 300 seeds of the new hybrid. He selected two plants, labeled “No. 4” and “No. 9,” as the best of the bunch. Black Banana Cookies No. 9 was his favorite phenotype, as it offered a fast flowering time, large yield, and sweet buds that smelled of tropical fruits.
Stardawg was developed by JJ NYC of Top Dawg Seeds, and was initially released in 2011. Since its release, Stardawg has earned a reputation as one of the best representations of Chemdawg in seed form.
In the early 2000s, JJ acquired a cut of the rare Chem D phenotype. He fell in love with the strain, and soon set out to develop a line of seeds that exemplified Chem D’s award-winning qualities. His first step was to find a suitable male to pollinate the Chem D.
JJ chose an Afghan No. 1 male as the pollen donor, as it displayed a tight bud structure and robust stems. He then backcrossed this Chem D/Afghan hybrid two times, which stabilized the traits of Chem D. Finally, he used a Chem 4 female to boost the yield of this backcrossed strain. He named the strain Stardawg, possibly because of the copious amounts of star-like trichomes that cover the flowers.