About Bubba Fresh
Bubba Fresh is a rare indica-dominant hybrid developed by California breeders NorStar Genetics. It is a cross between staple pre-98 Bubba Kush and creamy Banana OG. The result offers a complex, dessert-like aroma as well as thoroughly relaxing bodily effects. Bubba Fresh’s THC levels have been measured at between 17% and 23%.
Flowers of Bubba Fresh produces large, chunky flowers that come in irregular shapes. The internal structure of these buds has a hybridized appearance, with the dense, solid core typical of indicas but the shaggy leaves more typical of sativas. These leaves are a dark, mossy shade of green and are twisted through with neon orange pistils. Finally, a layer of sticky, translucent trichomes covers all visible surfaces of the buds.
When properly cured, Bubba Fresh gives off a mildly fruity scent, somewhat reminiscent of parent strain Banana OG. A closer whiff may also pick up on some toasted, nutty flavors. When the flowers are ground up or broken apart, they yield more of a musky odor, possibly due to the presence of OG Kush in the strain’s background. Burning this bud gives off a thick smoke that is nonetheless easy to inhale. On the exhale, this smoke leaves behind a cocoa-like taste.
Bubba Fresh’s psychoactivity can creep up slowly, possibly taking as many as 15 minutes before setting in. Eventually, users may feel a bit of a headrush as well as a quickened pulse around the temples. As they become more accustomed to these tics, though, consumers can enjoy the strain’s trippy mental effects. Sensory distortions abound, like an intensification of sight and sounds and an uncanny feeling of time dilation. Those who are so inclined can enjoy the ride with ambient enhancements like a moody album or movie. Other than these spacey effects, though, Bubba Fresh doesn’t do much in the way of mental stimulation; those looking to get some detailed work done should look elsewhere. What really makes the strain worthwhile is its hard-hitting body high, which can untie any tough knots of muscular tension and facilitate deep, restorative breathing.
As this continues, Bubba Fresh’s physical properties become more and more noticeable. Smokers who may have been out and about can find themselves significantly slowed down, while those who are already lounging at home might feel themselves melting into the furniture. This feeling of couchlock can easily derail any other plans and is best spent engaging in passive activities like snacking or binge-watching. Bubba Fresh can be an especially fun strain to share with likeminded friends on a lazy day. Because of its mostly low-key vibes, consumption of this strain is recommended during late afternoon or evening.
Bubba Fresh’s wide-ranging properties can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its persistent euphoria may take the edge off of cases of stress, depression, and anxiety -- albeity only temporarily. The strain can also soothe physical pain, whether it’s temporary and injury-related or due to chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may lessen the severity of headaches, cramps, and nausea. In properly relaxed conditions, this soporific bud may even lull insomniacs into a deep, fulfilling sleep. Because it comes with a lower than average risk of mindrace and paranoia, Bubba Fresh is good option for those who have a low THC tolerance or who are prone to panic.
Luckily for home growers, NorStar Genetics has made seeds of Bubba Fresh available through online retailers. Once obtained, the strain can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70s (Fahrenheit). Plants lean more indica, with a short, bushy stature and strong lateral branches. Crops reach flowering maturity within a brief 8 weeks when grown indoors and are ready for outdoor harvest in late September through early October. Per NorStar, Bubba Fresh offers a solid yield of between 32 and 39 grams (or 1.1 to 1.3 ounces) of bud per square foot of greenery.
Those lucky enough to find this all-purpose indica are sure to fall in love with its soothing effects and sweet flavor.