About Banana OG
History & Genetics
Banana OG is an indica-leaning hybrid with an unusual aroma: when properly cured, flowers of this strain have the subtle scent and flavor of banana. Banana OG is a cross between perennial favorite OG Kush and Banana Kush (Ghost OG x Skunk Haze). The Kush, Haze, and Skunk genetics intermingle to create a surprisingly sweet and mild smoke. Besides its standout taste, Banana OG offers a balanced, long-lasting high that’s enjoyable in a wide range of situations. Cannabis testing labs found samples of this strain to have THC levels ranging from 16% to 25%.
Appearance, Aroma, & Flavor
Banana OG is distinguished by impressively large, chunky flowers that have a tapered, spade-like shape. The buds maintain a distinctly indica structure, dense and tightly-packed. Leaves are a pale green and play host to a profusion of rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils intended to catch pollen from male plants). Banana OG’s flowers are also covered in amber-colored trichomes that give the leaves a slightly yellow tint.
A pleasant tropical odor bursts out of this strain’s flowers, presenting notes of banana with some faint citrus in the background. On closer inspection, there’s also a slight grassy smell hanging out underneath. Breaking open or grinding the buds gives off more of the dank, earthy scents typically associated with Kush varieties. When combusted, this strain can have a harsh and cough-inducing smoke.
On the exhale, though, this smoke tastes tropical and is undercut by a hashy, incense-like flavor. Smokers should keep in mind that this is a particularly pungent strain; those looking to keep their consumption discreet should take any needed precautions.
Banana OG is known to be a creeper of a strain, often taking several minutes before its effects can be fully detected. When the high does arrive, it brings both barrels, acting on the user’s cognition and body all at once. Initial effects can be disorienting and include dizziness, euphoria, and mind race. The smoker’s thoughts may jump from one to the next as they’re simultaneously beset by the sudden desire to sit or lie down.
With time, this early intensity tapers off into a holistic relaxation, with both mental and physical effects humming along at a pleasurable pace. Couch-lock is commonly reported, but so is deep, creative thinking - just don’t expect to find the energy to stand up and speed through tasks or errands. Enjoy Banana OG at night or in the early evening. Smoke it in a joint or out of a freshly-cleaned pipe to savor its unique flavor.
Banana OG is also versatile for medical cannabis patients, providing relief from both psychological and physiological problems. It can ease aches and pains, whether they’re temporary or chronic and disease-related. Its uplifting, mood-altering effects can be helpful for mild to moderate cases of stress and depression, helping patients to spend their time more consciously and mindfully.
In high enough doses, it can also counteract insomnia, lulling users into a deep and restful sleep. Banana OG may not be the best choice for those prone to panic or anxiety, as its early destabilizing effects can lead to paranoia.
Breeders Apothecary Genetics - also responsible for the flavor-focused strains Grape Ape and Grape Royale - have made seeds of Banana OG available for sale online. Once obtained, this strain can be successfully cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor growing requires a warm, semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70 degree Fahrenheit range.
Growers should expect their plants to grow short and bushy, and should “top off” the crops by trimming any broad, light-blocking fan leaves that tend to grow at the tops of stalks. Banana OG flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late September when grown outdoors. It offers growers only a modest yield for their efforts, at about 32 to 37 grams (or 1 to 1.3 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Banana OG is a great example of how flavor doesn’t always come at the expense of potency when it comes to cannabis breeding. This strain’s dynamic knockout effects make it a great choice for un kicking back and getting silly with close friends or lounging and unwinding at home before bed.
I always hop online and try an do a lil research about the Strain of Bud I’m about to smoke. I also SOMETIMES go thru the comments, and on this particular Strain, I noticed on a few different Strain Information Sites; that I guess this Strain can sometimes be garbage ? Well here’s my thoughts/feelings about this Banana O.G I just smoked. I just cracked the jar of my 8th of Banana OG that I bought from the dispensary Planet13 here in LasVegas where I live. The Cultivation Company/Brand that grew this batch is called Medizin. First thing I can tell is that aroma. The OG Kush x Banana Kush cross definitely comes thru in the smell, which just reeks of the classic Kush stank. There is subtle hits of sweet/light sugary Banana/Peppery Cinnamon. The flavor on the exhale after taking the 1st rip out of a freshly cleaned like new bong was almost identical to the way the Nugs smell. The smoke is smooth and light and has a very very light Earthy/Minty Banana Peel finish. The High is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve taken 3 fully cleared snappers for the Wake and Bake this morning in time for 4:20am and I am completely strapped to RocketBoosters and my Mind is now in Interstellar thought. Lol As I examine the Nugs, I see that this batch of Banana OG is very very bright Neon Green w a hefty coating of thick, Milky-White Trichomes that have super long Peach colored Hairs/Pistils. Absolutely stunning. I give this batch of Banana OG 4 Stars All Around. I definitely recommend any of my fellow Stoners to try this Strain if you come across it ! And definitely make sure it’s TopShelf ! Happy Toking My Fellow Tarnished !
This is an OG??? The Banana parent killed any OG genetics this strain may have had. 74% sugar labeled as Indica, but I was wide awake. This strain was a miss and should have never made it to consumers imho.
Very smooth, cool type of high leaving the sense of open mindedness & peace within my mind.
this has to be the worst indica, I’ve ever had, Not what I’d call truly calming, especially the first 1/2 hr. Nothing after that to write home about, other than it helps me fall asleep. After awhile. Drink warm milk. Find a different strain. Way to many, too choose from to get a hook on this one.
A creeper, smells like over ripened musky bananas, taste like those banana hard candies. The vapor/smoke is super smooth. The high is a creeper, intense euphoria tingles and relaxation and pain relief. would def buy this strain again really strong in a dry herb vape.