Banana OG is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that is a cross between OG Kush and Banana Kush. The mixture of Kush, Haze and Skunk genetics results in a sweet and mild smoke that provides a long-lasting balanced high. It is a moderately potent strain with THC levels of 16% up to 25%.
The plant has large flowers that have a spade-like shape. The buds have a typical indica structure with pale green leaves that are covered in pistils and amber coloured trichomes. The flowers give off a tropical aroma with notes of banana and citrus fruit. When ground, the smell becomes earthier. When smoked, there are tropical flavours, and it is important to remember that it is a particularly pungent strain.
The high from Banana OG comes on slowly and then suddenly hits the mind and body simultaneously. It can lead to racing thoughts together with a desire to sit or lie down. However, it gradually becomes less intense and ends up being a very relaxing high, both physical and mentally. Many people say it leaves them thinking creatively but unable to move from the couch, so it is a strain best enjoyed in the evening.
Medically, Banana OG may help with aches and pains, as well as mild cases of stress and depression. It can also help those suffering from insomnia. However, it is not a good choice for those who suffer from panic or anxiety.
It is possible to buy Banana OG seeds online and it can be grown indoors and out. The plants are short and bushy and they will need topping. There is a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks and it produces a modest yield of around 35 grams per square foot of plant.