Strain: Afghani X Northern Lights X Skunk#1
THC level: 15-20%
Indica: 85% | Sativa: 15%
Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks
Stretch Percentage: 100%
True to its name, Big Bud is a high-yielding strain of extra large, frosty, sweet-smelling buds.
It began its life in the U.S. from Sensi Seeds growers as a hybrid of Afghani, Skunk and possibly Northern Lights strains.
In clone form, Big Bud made its way to the Netherlands in the 1980s to escape America’s war on drugs. As it proliferated in Amsterdam and became a commercial strain, U.S.-based Sensi Seed growers tracked down and back-crossed the strain with the genotype of its original Afghani parent. The result was the more stabilized, award-winning Big Bud that exists today.
The strain won 1st Indica at High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 1989.
Today, its growth characteristics remain impressive. Advanced growers may be more comfortable with the strain, as it often requires extra branch support to keep its massive buds from snapping the stems. It quickly grows tall with a flowering time of 50-65 days, and does best outdoors in a warm climate.
Sensi currently offers regular, non-feminized Big Bud seeds.