Although Strawberry Banana seems like a taste combination best suited to a breakfast smoothie, it’s also the name of an Indica-leaning hybrid developed by breeders DNA Genetics in collaboration with Serious Seeds. Strawberry Banana is a cross between two fruity strains: Bubblegum and Banana Kush. With a universally-appealing flavor and an easygoing, mellow high, this strain enjoys wide popularity in the U.S. west coast market. strawberry banana strain
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
Strawberry Banana has small to medium-sized flowers that maintain a tight, dense bud structure – the tightly-packed leaves do not come easily off of their central stems. The leaves themselves appear light green with a yellowish tint and are set off by bright orange pistils. Some phenotypes of this strain are also flecked with purple, the result of pigments in the plant’s genetics being stimulated by colder-than-average temperatures during the growing process. A furry coating of white trichomes covers the flowers and accounts for their high THC.
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 the 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. Couch lock is common in the later stages of the high. Because of its delayed sedative onset, Strawberry Banana is best suited for 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.