Big Bud is known to cause happy, upbeat feelings, but it also deeply relaxes the body, making it a powerful strain for good vibes. Growers love this high yielding marijuana seed, and it often tops the list for both commercial grows and home gardens. With THC levels that can reach 16%, this strain is a win for just about anyone.
|Plant type||60% Indica 40% Sativa|
|THC||Up to 16%|
|CBD||< 1% CBD|
|Climate||Indoors and sunny climate|
|Yields||16 to 25 oz per 3x3ft|
|Taste & Smell||Earthy | Fruity | Herbal | Pepper | Spicy | Sweet | Woody|
|Effects||Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Sleepy|
Big Bud got its name from the massive buds it produces. These buds produce a spicy, earthy aroma that is complemented by sweet fruity flavors. Best of all, our feminized seeds make growing these massive buds easy for most growers.
Big Bud Strain Origin
Big Bud is a well-established marijuana strain. Although its exact origin is unknown, theirs is a popular story behind it. According to marijuana history, it originated in the U.S. during the latter part of Nixon’s administration.
It supposedly made its way to the Netherlands before the country’s war on drugs cracked down on cannabis. Some expected this marijuana strain to disappear altogether. Instead, breeders continued to perfect its genetics, eventually producing the easy-to-grow densely packed buds that we have today. The suspected parents of Big Bud are Afghani Indica, Northern Lights and Skunk No. 1.
Today, Big Bud remains popular for all kinds of growers due to its high yields. Staying true to its lineage as an indica strain, Big Bud delivers deep full-body effects that will highly motivate you to relax. Known as a “go to sleep” strain, it’s mostly suitable as a nighttime high. That’s because once you pass out, you’ll be out like a baby for hours.
Growing Big Bud Feminized Seeds
These are feminized seeds. Female plants, contrary to male plants, are the ones that actually produce weed. They start flowering when they receive less light per day, i.e. in the Fall or when you manipulate the light cycle indoors.
We also advise reading our germination instructions for guaranteed success sprouting your seeds.
Big Bud Plants
Because the stalks are so thick, it’s wise to provide support for them using tensioned strings or wires. Despite its size, Big Bud is a pretty easy strain to grow. But, for the best outcome, you should top and bend the plants early on to encourage better horizontal growth.
Big Bud can be grown indoors or outdoors in warm climates. These plants can grow to be over 5 feet high in height. So, some prefer to grow it outdoors for maximum height potential.
However, some expert growers suggest creating a hydroponic setup indoors for growing Big Bud. This method will only increase the size of its buds and stalks. You need those thick branches to hold the weight of this strain’s massive flowers.
Feeding Big Bud Plants
Visit our nutrient section to get the right plant food for every stage of growth.
We recommend giving your plants:
Flowering & Yield
When growing Big Bud indoors, the expected yield will be between 12 to 20 ounces per square meter. Including curing time, it should take about 7-9 weeks for the plants to flower completely. For the best results, be sure to provide support in areas where the branches become very heavy. This will prevent them from snapping or bending.
Using hydroponics and a method known as Sea of Green will help these plants yield the most.
Growing Big Bud outside is possible as well, although this plant thrives best in sunny, Mediterranean-like climates. This will yield you about 25 ounces or more per plant, with harvesting taking place in October.
Big Bud is a high yields for both home and commercial growers. It also produces some of the largest flowers on the retail cannabis market. This indica strain produces very few leaves, so the majority of the weed plant is delicious, consumable, smokable marijuana. Very few other strains of cannabis can touch its legendary productivity.
Experiencing Big Bud
Big Bud delivers a truly relaxed feeling to the user, affecting both the brain and the body. Known as a “go to sleep” strain, it’s perfect as an evening strain when you don't have anything to do. Big Bud packs a powerful buzz that starts off slow, then creeps up on you, producing a euphoric high that leaves you feeling elated, yet sleepy. Users report feeling chilled out and happy with this slightly indica dominant strain.
Like many marijuana strains, Big Bud can cause excessive hunger, dry mouth, and dry eyes. There’s also a slight chance that you may develop a headache with heavy use. Some people report paranoia or dizziness, but this is rare.
Big Bud Taste & Smell
Big Bud fans say this marijuana strain smells really good, but it tastes even better. It comes with a sweet taste, with a hint of spice. Take time to notice the fruity undertones, sometimes accompanied by juicy grape flavors. It’s a smooth smoke with a balanced high.
With every toke, it gives off a faint, fruity smell. This sweet aroma brings the fruity taste straight to your palate, so every hit is deliciously delectable. Its aroma is both spicy and earthy, unlike any other strain.
Uses for Big Bud
Big Bud is an all-around relaxation that affects both the body and the mind. This total body relaxation leaves you feeling both lazy and lethargic, making it a very effective strain for stress and issues with getting to sleep. Sleepiness generally kicks in within an hour or so after consumption. Big Bud also leads to feelings of hunger, also known as “the munchies.”
Big Bud is ideal for therapeutic use for those needing help relaxing or struggling with maintaining an appetite. It is a potent strain with sedative effects that positively impact both physical and psychological issues.