Bruce Banner might be best known as the alter-ego of comic book hero The Incredible Hulk, but maybe he wouldn’t be such a stressed out ball of anger if he just had some of his namesake strain. This green monster also has hidden strength and features dense nugs that pack the power of very high THC content. It’s a powerful hyrbid strain whose effects come on quickly and strong and then tend to settle into a euphoric and creative buzz. The effects of this strain are most evident and linger mostly in the head, but it may also provide body relaxation that make it an appropriate daytime bud for some. Dark Horse Genetics bred this strain from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, and its heritage can be found in its diesel aroma with sweet undertones. Plants flower at 8 to 10 weeks. This strain does have three main phenotypes, one of which is Bruce Banner #3.
Bruce Banner is a powerful strain of cannabis named after the alter-ego of the big green monster himself, The Incredible Hulk. Delta 9 Labs bred this strain by crossing OG Kush & Strawberry Diesel, which produced a strain with THC levels as high as 28%.
Bruce Banner #3 is the most potent overall of the three most popular Bruce Banner phenotypes. A strong OG Kush influence but some added raciness and fruitiness from the Strawberry Diesel; and #5 is Strawberry Diesel-dominant, taking strongly after that strain in structure and flavor.
Named for the Incredible Hulk’s alter ego, Bruce Banner was bred by Los Angeles-based Dark Horse Genetics to be one of the most potent cultivars on the market.
Using OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel parents, breeders created five phenotypes. Bruce Banner #2 and #4 were quickly dropped, while #1, #3 and #5 were selected for their high potency.
About Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner takes it’s namesake from the alter-ego of comic book superhero the Hulk and it receives this name with good reason as it is quite a powerful strain, with the Bruce Banner #3 variant reaching nearly 30% in THC content!
Bruce Banner has more going for it than a clever name and high THC content, however. This Sativa dominant hybrid strain packs quite a punch with a great balance between the Sativa and Indica effects. The taste of the strain is a pungent citrus, and compared to the strain’s smell, it’s taste is considerably earthier and less sweet.
Bruce Banner buds are dense, rich in THC content. The effects emerge swiftly and in strength, but the stone mellows into a creative euphoria, balancing out the punch of the initial stone. Bruce Banner will provide a relaxing body high accompanied with useful pain killing effects for users. This is a strain that is used to treat anxiety and stress levels, as well as alleviating the symptoms associated with ADD / ADHD and Bipolar disorders. Bruce Banner is also used to remedy migraines and alleviate pain associated with arthritis.
Jason Holck of Dark Horse Genetics (aka OG Ironlung) bred Bruce Banner by cross breeding Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush, which is made evident with it’s pleasant, slightly sweet diesel scent. It is a favorite in Colorado. Bruce Banner actually comes in three specific variants, with Bruce Banner #3 being the most coveted of the three. Initially, 5 Bruce Banner strains existed, Bruce Banner #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. Bruce Banner #2 and #4 were both quickly drop, with #1, #3, and #5 taking precedence. Bruce Banner #3 ranked first place in the Denver US Cannabis Cup, and is the most potent strain ever tested in the history of the High Times Cannabis Cups. Bruce Banner received a great amount of hype in 2009, right as medical cannabis started receiving a better reception in the mainstream.
Plants of this strain tend to flower at around 8 to 10 weeks, and is a true beauty to behold as it grows. The leaves are colored a rich magenta hue, dancing vividly off the bright green buds and red hairs. The buds are frosted generously with large-headed trichomes. Bruce Banner tends to offer bigger yields than your typical OG Kush, making it a great strain choice for more experienced growers looking for an exotic strain which boasts bountiful yields.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% Indica
THC: 24% – 29%, CBD: 1%, CBN: 1%
This homage to the comic book legend could turn even the Incredible Hulk into a mild-mannered everyman. It’s powerfully relaxing, with sativa-dominant genes (60:40 sativa/indica ratio) that deliver a massive dose of THC: Nearly 29% in some tests. That makes this a holy grail of sorts for patients seeking the strongest high. CBD contents, however, are low, so this is not an ideal choice for conditions that respond to that chemical. The head high is intensely euphoric, combined with strong creativity and a whole-body mood boost. Energy levels are high, making this a good daytime strain. Bruce Banner is a highly effective painkiller, but it’s also good for anxiety, depression, nausea, and sleeplessness. Dry mouth and bloodshot eyes are both common side effects, along with occasional paranoia and dizziness. The dominant flavor is sweet, with notes of citrus and a strong, pungent smell. The bud has a heavily frosted appearance due to a thick layer of resinous glands. It’s most popular in Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon, though it can be found elsewhere. Expect this strain to increase in popularity thanks to its high THC concentrations.
Bruce Banner Cannabis: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Due to its intriguing genetics, the aroma of Bruce Banner cannabis is equally as interesting, with a pungent scent that overwhelms the space it is in as soon as that jar is cracked or that baggy unzipped. With the genetics of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, Bruce Banner presents a strong diesel aroma that is equally as sweet, with floral and fruity undertones.The flavor of the Bruce Banner strain is maybe even more pleasant than the aroma, because it tastes incredibly reminiscent of sweet, naturally-flavored candy, with earthy, berry and fruity undertones that are hearty and juicy like fresh-picked strawberries on a hot Summer’s day.
Additionally, small glimpses of floral notes can be detected by the taste buds, making this cannabis strain utterly special for those who want to be involved in the “cannaisseurs” real tasting experience, rather than simply just the quality of the smoke.