Big Bud has been coined the strain of weed that was made to survive the War on Drugs, and that's because of its incredibly high yields. The size of the buds on this strain is so enormous, there would be enough to win the War on Drugs. It is also available on Weed Seed Shop in an autoflowering version.
The autoflowering characteristic of this strain means that it will automatically switch from the vegetation stage to the flowering stage. It is not required that the grower takes the initiative to change the light/dark phases. The plant will do it all on its own! This means that most plants are ready to harvest within 9 weeks from the seed, making it ideal for those who are looking to get a good yield in a very short amount of time. Autoflowering is also a very good option for those who are growing in a limited space, as these plants are short and bushy, not usually growing taller than a metre. It is also great if you're trying to hide your plants from nosy neighbours. None of the characteristics of the strain are compromised by choosing an autoflowering strain!
This strain originated in the 1980s, developed in the USA before finally making its way to the Netherlands. It was breeders there who preserved the strain to be available to this day, through some very clever genetics work. The main objective of genetic work on this strain was to make it suitable for the extreme conditions of the Northern European summer. Its genetic makeup comes mainly from Skunk and Afghan varieties, and also contains the genetics of Northern Lights.
Big Bud gives the user a strong body high due to its very high indica content. The buzz is happy and light and generally quite a gentle experience. The high indica content means it can also make the user quite sleepy. The flavour of this smoke is earthy and woody, whereas the aroma is quite spicy, sometimes resembling a citrus smell. Big Bud is a smooth bud that is perfect for relaxing after a long day.
Autoflowering varieties are generally recommended for outdoor growth, as there is really no control required over the light/dark periods. However, because they are quite short, they are still appropriate for indoor growth. A regular, warm climate is all that is required for the outdoor growth of Big Bud Autoflowering, and it doesn't even require a lot of extra feeding. During cultivation, the smell of cannabis is quite subtle, but a gentle squeeze of the ripening tops will release a mouthwatering scent of sweet citrus, as well as leaving you with sticky fingers from their thick coating of resin glands!
Medical properties of Big Bud
Big Bud's high indica content means that it could be extremely effective medicine for a number of symptoms. Those who are experiencing physical discomfort should try Big Bud, as it is well-known for relaxing the body. This strain is also recommended for those who are battling symptoms of insomnia – the truckload of indica should put you straight to sleep.
How to identify Big Bud
If someone puts an enormously big bud in your hand, there's a high likelihood it's Big Bud. They are quite deliciously green and have some brown pistils dispersed over the buds. There are hardly any leaves on this strain, so you shouldn't see any of them on dried buds really. There are small, shiny trichomes all over the buds.
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Those who like to smoke Big Bud will also like to smoke the WSS Skunk strain. They have similar genetics, although the WSS Skunk doesn't have as big of a yield. WSS Skunk is also available in autoflowering. We also recommend the AK-48 strain for those who like the very strong indica content of Big Bud.
The medical information provided above is only intended as a guideline. If you intend to use cannabis for medical purposes, you should consult a qualified physician beforehand.