CATEGORY: Flower / Hybrid
THC CONTENT: 24%
CBD CONTENT: 1%
EFFECTS: Aroused, Euphoria, Happy, Sleepy
FLAVORS: Candy, Fruity, Pine, Sweet
AROMAS: Banana, Sweet
RECOMMENDED USE: Afternoon
MEDICAL USES: Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Inflammation, Insomnia, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, PMS, Stress
DESCRIPTION: Banana Candy, sometimes known as Banana Candy Kush, is a heavy indica with a mysterious backstory. The strain’s creator is undocumented, as it is parentage — although other strains said to be banana scented, like Banana Kush, Skunk, Haze, and OG Kush in their backgrounds. Whatever its lineage, Banana Candy offers consumers a memorable aroma and a powerful, stoney body high. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 24%.
Banana Candy is marked by flowers that are small to medium in size and have a roughly spherical shape. These pebbly buds have the structure characteristic of other indicas, with small leaves overlapping as they curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are twisted through with orange and brownish pistils. Finally, Banana Candy’s flowers are covered in trichomes that appear more amber than white, giving their flowers a yellowish glow when seen from afar.
Although fruity and tropical, this strain’s aroma isn’t exactly banana-like. The scent of sweet pine predominates and mixes with fruity base notes. Grinding up these nuggets, meanwhile, yields a skunky pungency, giving further credence to the possibility that Skunk is in this strain’s background. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Banana Candy gives off a smooth and easy smoke. This smoke tastes simultaneously dank and citrusy on the exhale.
Banana Candy can take effect slowly, sometimes only makes its presence felt after 10 or 15 minutes. Initial effects include odd changes in sensory perception, with some intensification of certain sights and sounds; some smokers can also detect a warping of depth perception, as well as a sense of time passing more slowly. These uncanny sensations set the tone for Banana Candy’s generally trippy high, one that can be enhanced by a moody playlist or a movie. Soon after adjusting to the high’s onset, though, consumers are plunged into deep physical relaxation that may be so strong as to renders their limbs heavy or even somewhat numb. Any knots of muscular tension are untied and breathing begins to happen more deeply and easily. Though content and relaxed, consumers of Banana Candy are unlikely to feel particularly productive or astute, though. This is not a strain commonly known for its tendency to aid work. Instead, enjoy this fruity bud as a way to kick back with your thoughts. Although lazy, Banana Candy stimulates the mind enough to inspire some free-flowing conversation and camaraderie with like-minded friends. As Banana Candy’s high progresses, its sedation can serve to knock susceptible users out completely, gluing them to the couch or lulling them into a deep and restful sleep. Because of its predominantly sleepy vibes, Banana Candy is best enjoyed at night, or even right before bed.
Banana Candy can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its smooth, easygoing high can temporarily take the edge off of cases of stress, depression, and anxiety. Its deep, therapeutic body high can also relieve pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties can take care of everyday irritations like nausea or headaches. Because it is unlikely to trigger the kind of cerebral, obsessive thinking associated with paranoia, Banana Candy is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No breeders have yet grown Banana Candy for commercial purposes, and no seeds of the strain are available for sale online. Prospective growers should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” This strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. As a pure indica, the strain’s plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching and can be easily accommodated indoors. Banana Candy flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Banana Candy’s unique and memorable aroma makes it a good novelty strain to share in social situations. For a full fruit salad of cannabis flavors, pair the strain with some Cherry Pie or some Blueberry.