California is world-renowned for the quality of its weed. Many of the strains you know and love came from the state, and Banana Kush autoflower is a perfect example. This fruity hybrid strain was first bred in the Golden State and quickly developed a reputation for providing a low-pressure, euphoric high. The combination of the intense banana scent and the equally potent, long-lasting high makes this indica-dominant strain a world-wide favorite.
|Plant type||60% Indica 40% Sativa|
|THC||Up to 27%|
|CBD||< 1% CBD|
|Yields||14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft|
|Taste & Smell||Banana | Sweet|
|Effects||Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted|
This description is based on the feminized strain, attributes can differ slightly for autoflowers.
Banana Kush Autoflower Origins
This strain is a 60/40 indica-dominant mix. The original Banana Kush is a combo of Ghost OG, Skunk Haze, and potentially even OG Kush. This strain was the project of Cali Kush, and it can produce THC levels as high 24%. The autoflowering version is a result of adding Ruderalis genetics, creating a tasty strain, that is incredibly easy to grow.
What Are Banana Kush Autoflower Seeds?
Banana Kush autoflowers came about by crossing the ruderalis species of cannabis with either Indica or Sativa strains. Ruderalis comes from Siberia, and due to its rough environment, evolved into a hearty plant that thrives under many scenarios. To help with their short growing season, Ruderalis plants flower quickly, even without a structured light cycle. Their descendants, autoflowering plants, do the same.
Growing Autoflower Banana Kush Plants
Banana Kush autoflower plants stay short and compact, so they’re perfect for smaller spaces. It’s not recommended to prune autoflowers, because you can’t extend their growing phase. Instead, using a Sea of Green growing strategy will help you get the most out of your plants. You can pack these plants in as close as a foot apart if you have bright lights.
Banana Kush autoflowering seeds are easy to grow for even new growers because they’re not sensitive to light cycles. These plants flower fast and reliably, making them an ideal intro to the Banana Kush strain.
Autoflower plants can be grown indoors or out. The Fruity Banana Kush plant appreciates warm temperatures. Ideally, keep the grow space between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit for the best results. This is achievable outdoors in many places, or you can create a suitable environment with a greenhouse.
One thing to pay attention to with autoflower Banana Kush plants is the humidity. Since these plants are compact and bushy, they can sometimes develop mold or mildew in high humidity levels. For the best results, keep humidity levels at about 40% and maintain stable airflow.
Flowering & Yield
Inside or outside, autoflower Banana Kush plants will be ready to flower in eight weeks. Since plants stay small, expect harvests between 4-6 ounces per square yard indoors. Outside, you can get 4-6 ounces per plant, especially with warm nights.
Experiencing Banana Kush
The Banana Kush high is impressively sativa-heavy in its effects, although it’s genetically indica-dominant. That’s because the Haze genetics come through strong. Combined with the other parent strains, Banana Kush provides a euphoric, heady buzz that provides truly chill vibes. When you add the indica body relaxation, there’s no wonder this strain is a West Coast favorite.
Most people find that Banana Kush is uplifting. Artists appreciate Banana Kush for its energetic, creative effects. However, like any strain that helps relax the body, it can sometimes lead to drowsiness. On the flip side, users who are sensitive to sativa can sometimes get so creative that they wind up feeling paranoid. The easiest way to prevent both of these side effects is to moderate your dosage – start light and go from there. Otherwise, just keep a glass of water nearby to avoid dry mouth.
Banana Kush Taste & Smell
You’ll know Banana Kush when you see it – it’s bright green and covered in fluffy golden hairs. The scent is unmistakable: it’s just like bananas, fresh and warm from the sun. Underneath that, there are also hints of tropical fruits, combined with notes of pungent earth.
The taste follows the scent, strongly reminiscent of a banana-flavored tropical smoothie. The creamy, fruit-filled flavor is strong in each puff. The banana taste is strongest on the exhale and aftertaste, ensuring that you know what you just smoked.
Uses for Banana Kush
Banana Kush is a well-balanced blend of both sativa and indica effects, making it an excellent choice for therapeutic or recreational use. The euphoric boost from the head high is a perfect way to relieve stress or depression symptoms. Meanwhile, the relaxed body high is helpful for muscle tension, aches, and general pain. It’s also known for improving appetites and reducing nausea.
If you need a little bit of an energy boost, Banana Kush can help you get up and go instead of tying you to the couch. Those who enjoy a good daytime buzz will vibe with Banana Kush all day long.