Big Bud

THC: 15%-20% CBD: <1% After Work

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About this Hybrid Strain

Big Bud stands out as a quintessential indica-dominant hybrid, boasting an impressive 85% indica and 15% sativa ratio. This strain is celebrated for its enormous yields, minimal leafage, and notably large buds. It clinched the Cannabis Cup in 1989 and has since maintained its reputation for unparalleled yields, a testament to its enduring legacy. Big Bud is a three-way cross between Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1, each contributing to its robust genetic profile and exceptional qualities. True to its name, Big Bud produces impressively large, dense buds that are a visual spectacle. The buds are known for their size and the minimal amount of leaves, making them a grower's dream for ease of trimming. The nugs are coated with a generous layer of trichomes, signaling their potency, and are often interspersed with vibrant orange pistils that add to their aesthetic appeal.

Big Bud carries a rich, earthy aroma with sweet undertones that hint at its Afghani and Skunk #1 heritage. This is complemented by subtle spicy and woody notes, likely influenced by Northern Lights. The flavor profile is similarly complex, offering a smooth, sweet taste with earthy and slightly spicy undertones, making each puff a deeply satisfying experience.

The effects of Big Bud are emblematic of its indica dominance, providing a relaxing body buzz that is perfectly balanced with mildly energizing sativa effects. This harmonious blend ensures that the relaxation does not become overwhelming, allowing for a pleasant evening experience. Users often report a sense of calm that gradually transitions into a gentle euphoria, eventually leading to a peaceful drift into sleep. This makes Big Bud an excellent choice for evening use, especially for those looking to unwind and enjoy a restful night.

Big Bud is as rewarding to cultivate as it is to consume. It is renowned for its massive yields, which can be achieved with relatively little effort in both indoor and outdoor setups. The strain has a flowering time of about 8-9 weeks and is known for its resilience against common pests and diseases. The terpene profile includes myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene, which contribute to its earthy, sweet aroma and the relaxing yet uplifting effects.

Lab Data

Cannabinoid Lab Data
Cannabinoid Amount
THC: 15%-20%
CBD: <1%
CBN: <0.1%
THC-A: 23.8%
THCV: <0.1%
Δ8-THC: <0.1%
CBDV: 0.4%
CBD-A: 0.1%
CBC: 0.1%
CBG-A: 1.5%

Genetic Lineage

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Hybrid Big Bud
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
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Sativa Thai
Thai Origin

Frequently Asked Questions About Big Bud

What is Big Bud?

Big Bud is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain known for its massive yields, large buds, and a well-balanced high that combines relaxation with mild euphoria, making it ideal for evening use.

Where does Big Bud come from?

Big Bud is a three-way cross of Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk

What does Big Bud smell like?

Big Bud has a rich, earthy aroma with sweet and spicy undertones, reflecting its complex genetic heritage.

What does Big Bud taste like?

The taste of Big Bud mirrors its aromatic profile, offering a smooth, sweet, and earthy flavor with hints of spice, providing a thoroughly enjoyable smoking experience.

What color does Big Bud have?

Big Bud's nugs are typically green with a frosty layer of trichomes and vibrant orange pistils, highlighting their size and potency.

What effects does Big Bud have?

Big Bud delivers a relaxing body buzz accompanied by mildly energizing effects, creating a well-balanced experience that gently eases users into a restful sleep.

Is Big Bud an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid?

Big Bud is an indica-dominant hybrid strain.