Strawberry Banana – a multi-awarded Cannabis cup winner – is known for the intensely sweet, berry flavor reminiscent of the fruits it was named after. Another notable feature is its high THC content ranging from 22% to as much as 26%. With such potent levels, this Indica-dominant hybrid is best used for winding down after a long day because of its euphoric high that gradually piles up to induce a heavy, relaxed state.
On the other hand, there is the Cheese strain which is said to be a direct descendant of a female Skunk #1 phenotype. This strain has an oddly specific yet equally satisfying quality about it, offering a sharply sour and earthy aroma with a smooth, savory, cheddar cheesy flavor. Cheese is also reputed for a fast and hard-hitting euphoria that settles down into a body-numbing high.
Blending the sweet tropical flavors of Strawberry Banana with the smooth and creamy texture of the incredibly aromatic Cheese strain resulted in a potent and delectable hybrid that infallibly delights the senses with every puff. Such exquisite flavors and aromas are more than enough to lure in any cannabis connoisseur, but it is the smooth hits as well as the mood-enhancing and relaxing high that keeps users coming back for more. Not only that, but feminized Strawberry Banana Cheese seeds from Homegrown Cannabis Co. is also incredibly easy to cultivate. Thus, top-grade buds could be harvested even without being an expert grower.
Growing Strawberry Banana Cheese Feminized
Cultivators of all skill levels can easily grow Strawberry Banana Cheese strains. This is because it is robust enough to tolerate inclement weather conditions, pests and diseases, as well as slight neglect. It is also incredibly high-yielding – thanks to its Strawberry Banana genes. In just 7 to 9 weeks of flowering time, this hybrid can produce large yields of buds heavily coated in frosty trichomes. Judging by Indica standards, this flowering rate is already way faster than most hybrids. Moreover, it also thrives well in both indoor and outdoor setups.
As with most Indica-leaning hybrids, this plant grows to average height with a shrubby structure that could easily fit in a regular grow tent or indoor garden. Courtesy of its Cheese genetics, it tends to grow laterally especially when properly pruned – thus, exposing more bud sites to the light source and increasing yields. This makes it suitable for the Screen of Green technique.
It is easier to cultivate indoors because of the ease of manipulating the temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions that could affect the plant’s growth. However, growing outdoors is more cost-effective. Furthermore, the plants also reach maximum height and productivity when grown outdoors provided that it has a warm, temperate climate with lots of sunlight.
The choice of the substrate also plays a significant role in the development of the terpene profile. Most opt for nutrient-enriched organic soil as it boosts the aroma of the plants. But although Strawberry Banana Cheese strains are already fast-growing, the growth rate and productivity would be further boosted when a hydroponics setup is used instead.
Strawberry Banana Cheese seeds from Homegrown Cannabis Co. are feminized. Thus, weeding out the male plants would no longer be a problem since nearly 100% of these seeds are guaranteed to be females.
Fragrance and Flavor
The combination of the sweet, fresh, fruity aromas of strawberry and banana with the sour yet nutty scent of cheddar cheese creates a delicious and intensely pungent medley of organoleptic properties.
Flavor-wise, it boasts a tantalizing tropical flavor of sweet berry, exotic woods, and banana with a cheesy and earthy aftertaste. This is accompanied by savory, umami flavor it inherited from its Cheese lineage coupled with a smooth and creamy texture on the exhale which makes this smoothie-named hybrid all the more delectable.
As expected of Indica-dominant hybrids, Strawberry Banana Cheese induces a profound sense of calm and relaxation which makes it an excellent nightcap after a long, tiring day. However, it is also possible to use it during daytime provided that there is nothing much to do but to think.
This is because the psychoactive effects of this hybrid start as a calm and happy euphoria that uplifts the spirit and enhances the mood. It brings about enough cerebral energy to kickstart creative and novel thought processes. Dosing this hybrid can also sharpen ones focus and sensory awareness. Thus, colors appear more vibrant, sounds tend to be more melodious, and a heightened sense of touch makes the user more sensitive to tactile stimuli.
After a while, this cheerful high will eventually culminate into heavy couch-locking sedation with potent numbing sensation. The relaxation spreads from the next down to the extremities, releasing tension and stress as it goes. It then begins to weigh down, thereby compelling the user to succumb and melt in the sofa where one can either sleep or stay awake thinking of thought-provoking questions about anything under the sun. Lastly, it induces munchies, so it pays well to stock on healthy foods to munch on.
With 15% to 20% THC, its potency is quite average. However, novices should still be advised against consuming beyond one’s tolerance as it could induce adverse effects such as bouts of paranoia and anxiety. Regardless of the dose though, some mild discomforts such as bloodshot and dry eyes, cottonmouth, and dizziness are quite inescapable. However, it could be easily mitigated by drinking water of fresh fruit juices.
Though mostly known for its merit as a recreational strain, Strawberry Banana Cheese has an equally important medicinal value. It is abundant in terpenes such as limonene, myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene which – aside from its aromatic properties – exhibits excellent therapeutic properties which work synergistically with cannabinoids to produce long-lasting relief from mind and body ailments.
Due to its inherent calming and anxiolytic properties, this strain is an excellent choice for managing anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and social anxiety among others. The strain’s ability to improve focus and sensory awareness may also aid patients with ADHD. Furthermore, its mood-enhancing and anti-depressant properties are surefire remedies against the shackles of loneliness and hopelessness brought upon by depression.
With regards to its physical effects, the sedation is most effective at relieving stress and lulling the senses to sleep. Even patients with the worst cases of insomnia cannot withstand the pulling effects of sleepiness after dosing this strain.
Strawberry Banana Cheese is also an effective painkiller due to its rapid onset and long-lasting effects. It targets mild to moderate pain such as in chronic migraines, cramps, dysmenorrhea, sciatica, back pains, arthritis, and many more. It has minimal side effects so this could serve as a viable alternative for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which carry nasty side effects upon prolonged use.
Chemotherapy patients struggling with nausea and vomiting might also benefit from Strawberry Banana Cheese’s anti-emetic properties. Furthermore, the munchies induced by this strain could help people diagnosed with eating disorders gain back a healthy amount of weight to prevent the body from wasting away due to lack of nutrition.
Dominant Origins: 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
Parents: Strawberry x Banana Kush x Cheese
Aroma & Flavour: Banana, Butter, Cheese, Strawberry
CBD Range: 0-1%
THC Range: +-22% – 26%
Indoor: Flowering time: 8 weeks, Yield: 450 grams/m2
Outdoor: Harvest: early April, Yield: 300 grams/plant
What is Strawberry Banana Cheese Fem good for?
– Unique Terpene Profile
– Moderate-High THC
– Generous Yields
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