Big Bud is aptly named and famed for its enormous flowers that promise gigantic yields as well as an excellent indica flavor profile and effect.
Heritage & Genetics: Back in the 1980’s American growers loved cultivating this Afghanica strain because of its extremely huge flowers and immense yields. But with the War on Drugs in full swing, the strain soon found its way into the capable hands of Dutch cross breeder Sensi Seeds, who gave this 85% indica strain a small face-lift by crossing it with Skunk #1 and Northern Lights.
Flavor & Aroma: Big Bud has the typical pungent and sweet, earthy, hashish-like flavor profile that comes from genotypes originating from the Afghan region. It’s the spicy, herbal flavor we all know and love.
Effect: Big Bud gives the user a long-lasting and all enveloping body-stoned sensation that relaxes muscle- or nerve tension while bringing the mind into a blissful state of sedation. This potent effect might result in a massive but not unwelcome case of severe couch-lock.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Big Bud is ideally suited for indoor cultivation, although the strain will grow just fine outdoors in most countries. The best ways to cultivate Big Bud, however, is using the screen of green (SCROG) method or, even better, hydroponic setups. This strain is naturally mold and pest resistant and will produce flowers that are so heavy that, on some occasions, the branches need to be supported with tension wire to prevent them from bending or even breaking.