The humble banana split is an all-time classic dessert. It is easy to make, delicious, and customizable. For real luxury, try a scoop of three differently flavored ice-creams, add flavored syrup, whipped cream, chopped nuts, and top with three maraschino cherries.
Although the Banana Split marijuana strain is not quite as delicious, its taste does give you the sense that you’re enjoying a cannabinoid-laden dessert.
What Is the Banana Split Strain?
Banana Split was created by Skord Marijuana and Crockett Family Genetics. It is believed to be a cross of Tangie and Banana Sherbet, and the result is a type of weed that almost feels like a ‘cheat meal.’ It is a sativa-dominant hybrid and thanks to its Tangie genetics; Banana Split weed is ideal for use during the day.
Banana Split Aroma
When you give this weed a sniff, expect your olfactory senses to be swarmed with an extremely fruity smell. The scent is a combination of lime candy, berry sherbet, and grape juice.
Banana Split Flavor
Banana Split tastes as good as you hoped it would and as good as it smells! You should immediately get the taste of several fruits, though surprisingly only hint of banana, and the fresh earthiness is followed by lime and grape notes that linger on the palette.
Banana Split Appearance
If you decide to keep your Banana Split in a glass mason jar, take a good look at it through the glass, and you will be treated to the sight of trichomes shining through like a beacon. It has several nice shades of green with delightful purple hues, and the orange pistils really begin to stand out as the crop approaches harvest time.
Banana Split Strain Grow Info
When you have Banana Split seeds in your hand, you have the option of growing indoors or outdoors. It is a plant that grows to medium size, and you can even grow it successfully in a greenhouse if you have space. Once the flowering stage begins, your crop will develop a medium stretch.
Bear in mind that there are two Banana Split phenotypes which flower at slightly different rates. Even so, you can expect your crop to be ready for harvest after 8-9 weeks. If you decide to grow this strain indoors, we recommend using Low-Stress Training (LST) techniques to keep the plants in check. When you supercrop the plants, you can keep their height down to around three feet.
There are no special feeding instructions for Banana Split; following generic advice on nutrients and growing medium won’t steer you too far wrong. However, make sure you bring feeding almost to a halt a couple of weeks before harvest and flush your crop about a week before harvest to ensure your weed doesn’t have an unpalatable chemical taste. The yield is around 16 ounces per square meter planted indoors.
Banana Split THC Content – Highest Test
Banana Split is a potent strain; we have seen tests which show an impressive THC content of 24%!
Banana Split CBD Content – Highest Test
On average, Banana Split has a CBD content of under 1%. As a result, the THC to CBD ratio is likely to be 30:1 or higher.
What Can I Expect When I Use Banana Split?
The high from Banana Split comes on quickly, but instead of providing you with a burst of energy, it causes your mind to race while your body stays where it is. Users report feeling the first semblance of a ‘high’ in the back of their neck and head before it quickly spreads through the rest of your body.
Soon enough, the effects become sedative, and you are likely to remain where you are for quite some time. This is unfortunate because the munchies come not long after. The best way to use Banana Split is to prepare everything in advance. Have your pizza, beverages, and other snacks within reach before the high takes full hold.
Medical Benefits of Banana Split Cannabis
Banana Split is popular in the medicinal marijuana community for treating conditions including loss of appetite, insomnia, chronic pain, and depression. It also has an interesting terpene profile. Here are a few of the most abundant:
- Beta-Pinene: You will find this terpene in pine trees around the world. It is less dense than water, and you get a distinct piney scent from it. There is a suggestion that pinene could make antibiotics even more effective, which means we would need to use fewer pharmaceutical drugs.
- Terpinolene: You also get a wood and pine smell from weed due to this terpene. Terpinolene is found in apple, sage, cumin, rosemary, and lots of other herbs. It is potentially an antioxidant and may also have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
- Linalool: Pick up a beauty or bathroom product, and chances are it has linalool in it. The potential therapeutic effects of this terpene include strengthening the immune system against stress, reducing anxiety and depression, and relieving pain.
- Limonene: The citrus scent in Banana Split is mainly down to this terpene. Limonene has been linked with positive effects including stress relief, elevated mood, and relief from heartburn. Limonene may also have antibacterial and antimicrobial effects.
Possible Side Effects of Banana Split Marijuana
As long as you use this strain responsibly, the main issue you will have to contend with is the chance of a persistent cough if smoking a joint. Otherwise, it is all about the usual side effects which include dry eyes and a dry mouth.
Final Thoughts on Banana Split Cannabis
Banana Split marijuana is a supersweet strain that grabs hold of you and refuses to let go until you are relaxed and content. Although you can use it during the day and still function, it is best enjoyed in the evening when you have no work or chores to do. We recommend enjoying Banana Split with all of your favorite snacks side by side. Once the high kicks in, you probably won’t feel like moving much, so embrace the comfort and the relaxation.