Bruce Banner is a classic strain that has already spawned five phenotypes, three of which have risen to enormous popularity. What's more, it has also served as a genetic base for other strains, making it a true cornerstone of the cannabis world.
People turn to cannabis for a number of different reasons, but one thing is for certain: growing Bruce Banner from feminized seeds is an absolute joy. Homegrown Cannabis provides premium quality seeds that – within only a few months – can turn into a beautiful, vibrant specimen with bright green buds coated generously with trichomes.
Unlike the mild-mannered doctor, the strain Bruce Banner is more like the Incredible Hulk. At one point in the history of the High Times Cannabis Cup, it was the world's most potent cannabis. Surprisingly, though, it is not one to overwhelm users if taken in moderation. Instead, it provides a pronounced but manageable euphoric high that is both enjoyable and mentally stimulating.
Besides its popularity with recreational users, Bruce Banner has also made its mark on the medical scene. Thanks to its OG Kush genetics, it is said to be not only a great stress reliever but an excellent pain reliever as well.
OG Kush, though, is a mostly Indica strain. Much of the dominant Sativa side of Bruce Banner comes from Strawberry Diesel. This influence is strikingly apparent in both the cerebral effects and the quick flowering time.
A multi-award-winning strain, Bruce Banner is now available in feminized seed form thanks to Homegrown Cannabis.
Growing Bruce Banner from Feminized Seeds
Bruce Banner feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis almost always result in an all-female crop. This is very beneficial – especially for beginners who may have trouble identifying the males early enough to prevent them from wreaking havoc. The seeds are pretty versatile and can be planted indoors or out with good results.
A relatively easy plant to look after, Bruce Banner is ideal for newbies. Thanks to its OG Kush lineage, it is a remarkably resilient plant that is resistant to mold, mildew, pests, and disease.
If given enough nutrients, it can develop into a very big plant indeed. Indoors, most growers will probably want to top it early, and to keep it short and bushy. It responds well to both low and high-stress training. Come harvest time, after 9 to 10 weeks of flowering, it can produce 0.8 to 1.6 ounces per square meter.
Outdoors, it thrives best in a warm, dry climate. Unless privacy is an issue, it is best to grow Bruce Banner outside as it is more productive when out in the open. Grown al fresco, each plant is capable of yielding over 17.6 ounces by the last week of October.
Fragrance and Flavor
Bruce Banner has a pungent odor that can quickly fill up the room once the container is opened. Its aroma is an exotic blend of earth and fuel with sweet and floral notes. The smoke is even more delightful, and comes with a fruity, strawberry undertone.
Bruce Banner is an exceptionally potent strain. Contrary to what its THC level suggests, it is not an overbearing hybrid in small doses, but it delivers devastating effects to those who overindulge.
With typical Sativa prowess, it ushers forth a euphoric mental buzz that quickly elevates the mood. As the serene sense of happiness sets in, it also helps clear the mind, promoting creativity. Users tend to experience heightened or amplified senses, with an ability to better focus on tasks that require mental concentration. A physical energy boost also comes as standard.
The initial head rush, at times, may catch some people off guard, causing dizzy spells. In some cases, it may even lead to mild paranoia or anxiety. However, it soon stabilizes and provides users with hours of cerebral euphoria.
After a while, the relatively mild Indica traits of the strain also manifest in the body. This helps keep the mental stimulation in check, inducing tranquility for the mind and relaxation for the body.
Like pretty much all other strains, Bruce Banner may lead to dry mouth and eyes. Smokers are advised to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
For most people who turn to cannabis for medicinal purposes, their primary reason is to relieve stress. From this perspective, Bruce Banner is unlikely to disappoint. Like OG Kush, it has an uncanny ability to soothe the mind. Consequently, it may also benefit people suffering with depression as it can lift the mood.
Its Indica properties are certainly not in the same class as pure breeds like Afghani. But the combination of mild physical effects and general mood enhancement leads many users to turn to Bruce Banner for relief from physical discomforts. It is said to be a good means for alleviating chronic pains and aches
Aside from stress
and pain relief, some people use Bruce Banner to fight off fatigue
. As mentioned, it has a rousing and energizing effect that reportedly makes it one of the best wake-and-bake strains in the world.
Finally, after experiencing an invigorating psychedelic high, many people tend to feel hungry. As such, some people may use Bruce Banner a couple of hours before mealtime to stimulate the appetite.