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. It became a popular commercial strain in Amsterdam. It was then tracked down and back-crossed the strain with the genotype of its original Afghani parent. We now have the more stabilized Big Bud as a result. The strain also 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.