Banana Kush Marijuana Strain

Banana Kush Marijuana Strain

The Banana Kush strain belongs to one of the longest lineages of Kush strains. Its father strains are Ghost OG and Skunk Haze, which were developed back in the 1970s. It comes as no surprise with a name like Banana Kush, this strain wins awards year after year in the Top 5 strain categories, in both California and Colorado!

Is Banana Kush Marijuana Strain Indica or Sativa?

Banana Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid. Users can expect the cerebral effects of Sativa and sedative effects of Indica. Is claimed by many to be the mellowest strain in the OG family.

Is Banana Kush the same as Sour Banana Kush strain?

No. The Sour Banana Kush Strain is a completely different strain which is more Sativa-dominant.


Originally from the Hindu Kush mountains, it was then transported to  California where it is still one of the top grown strains to this day. While having two parent strains that come from the mountains, lab alternative methods have been used to enhance the flavor of Banana found in this strain.


Being an Indica-dominant strain, this is ideal for those looking for a therapeutic effect and is best used at nighttime. Considered by seasoned connoisseurs as a heavy hitter, the THC levels found in this can range from 18%-20%, and has recorded THC levels as high as 27%.

With such high THC levels, you are going to get a mellow body buzz that will not cause paranoia.

Medical Benefits

Those looking for something to help with insomnia or sleep deprivation find much-needed solace from Banana Kush. Referred to by some as a ‘one hitter quitter’, this strain can often help those with major sleep disorders.

A nice body buzz usually starts in the chest area and radiates outward from there. Patients who are taking this can do so with peace knowing they won’t get a head high that will leave them to feel dizzy or paranoid.

Consumers will notice an instant elevation in mood. Within 2-3 hours people often find themselves deep in sleep land. While many use it to help with sleep problems, it can also be used for treating a list of other medical issues.

Can help those who suffer from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Migraines
  • Eating disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Grief

Banana Kush works great as a non-addictive pain reliever to those with muscle aches or pain. Consumers looking to take it for medical reasons should take it in the form of an edible. Taking marijuana in the form of an edible is going to last longer and has a tendency to give deeper effects. You can dose out the mg you take over a longer period of time and can control how functional you either want or don’t want to be.

Recreational Use

Banana Kush Genetics make it a couch-locked, eyes closed tight strain, but if you lessen the dosage it can be great for recreational use. Being grown abundantly in California has made it one of the most popular strains. It has become widely used within the art scene and has become “the thing” to do recreationally.  Art and drugs seem to be a pair that will never go out of style.

When consumed at a lower dosage Banana Kush can give you an energetic burst. Much like eating bananas give you a jolt, consuming this Kush can do the same. Banana’s are naturally high in potassium which in turn helps jump start your nerve cells, which in response make your blood pump faster, which makes you feel awake.

One hit of Banana Kush will give you the same blood pumping rush and can be great to take before social events. Since it has such an intense fruity aroma, it can be great to bring and share at parties or group gatherings. Great to use when you have to be around those who don’t partake in marijuana because it’s potency won’t stick on you and can be discrete or completely non-existent.

Scent and Flavor

With a name like Banana Kush, you know the smell is going to be great. Obviously, this strain smells like bananas, but you will also notice notes of fruit, tropical undertones and an overall sweet scent. Once crushed or ground, a skunk smell might be noticeable.

The flavor of this is juicy and the smoke is as smooth as silk so you won’t have to worry about coughing a lung out. A Banana flavor will linger in your mouth minutes after you smoke it. Being one of the more pleasant flavors makes it another reason why it is used by so many medically.

The Plant and Buds

This strain is not suggested for those new to growing marijuana because it requires a great deal of attention. Pruning and training need to be done regularly throughout the growing period.

Flowering period is about 8-9 weeks and produces an outstanding yield of about 8 oz. While it is recommended to be grown indoors, you can grow this strain outside. The plant itself gets to about 16 feet in height.

Keep the humidity low with this plant or it can be susceptible to mold. The temperature should be kept between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Banana Kush plants flourish in warm weather and when this plant gets too cold it will start to develop a purple color. Showing purple means the plant is starting to die.

Since it’s bred in California; it is safe to assume if you live in a climate similar to there, you can be good to grow this strain outside. Growing outside will give you the benefit of growing a larger crop and thus giving you more product.

Buds found on this plant are quite striking with neon green and a yellow highlighter color. Banana’s buds are dense and tightly packed which makes sense when you consider the high THC levels.

Popular Cities

People all over the world enjoy Banana Kush, however, there are a few cities that seem to really go crazy for the fruity cannabis. The most popular cities Banana Kush can be found in include:

  • Portland, OR
  • Denver, CO
  • Salem, OR
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Spokane, WA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Ann Arbor, MI


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