White Label Seed Co. created Double Banana Kush feminized cannabis seeds by back-crossing the best f1 Banana Kush phenotype with its OG Kush parent to reinforce the superb resin production and cannabinoid content. At the same time, a particularly fruity f2 Banana Kush was bred with Sensi Seeds’ beloved, citrus scented California Indica to produce a hybrid with outstanding aroma, flavour and potency. While both of these new hybrids were excellent strains in themselves, this special breeding programme went several steps further by carefully combining them into a new stable strain with all of their desirable qualities - Double Banana Kush.
The growth and flowing pattern of Double Banana Kush are typically Indica – tough, compact and fast – enhanced by the hybrid vigour which the new genetic material of California Indica brings to the mix. This strain can be grown in a bright greenhouse or even outdoors in a hot, sunny climate in order to increase yield. The most potent and resinous examples of Double Banana Kush are almost always seen in crops grown indoors, under lights.
Original seed plants of Double Banana Kush may gain 150% of their pre-flowered height as they bloom, while clones usually doubles their vegetated height in the flowering stage. Indoors, the most reliable way to maximise harvests is to take cuttings of original seed plants and cultivate larger numbers of small- to medium-sized clones, rather than a few large seed plants. For those who have the required space and experience, keeping selected mother plants in vegetative growth is also highly recommended in order to preserve the fine genetics of Double Banana Kush feminized cannabis seeds.
Most phenotypes of Double Banana Kush have less vigorous branching than Banana Kush, especially when flowered at small or medium sizes. This strain is ideal for Sea of Green (SOG), lollipopping and supercropping methods due to its fast flowering, compact stature and good production on its main stem and upper branches. Phenotypes with strong lateral branching similar to the Banana Kush parent plants also perform well with the Screen of Green (ScrOG) technique.
In flowering Double Banana Kush performs similarly to Banana Kush, though with noticeably more ‘run’ between nodes in the later stages of its 7 to 10 week blooming phase. Flowering plants cease upward growth early in the blooming phase and devote their energy to producing large, conical flower clusters which burst out at every node and bract before expanding along main stem and upper branches.
Some phenotypes of Double Banana Kush initially produce small calyxes which swell magnificently in the final weeks, significantly increasing the volume and weight of their buds. Small or large, the density of the resin glands covering the calyxes of Double Banana Kush must be seen to be believed. By harvest time, this strain’s dark green foliage is smothered by a thick layer of sparkling trichomes, giving plants a frosted appearance that may even seem iridescent due to the light-refracting properties of the resin glands. Mature trichomes of White Label Double Banana Kush often change colour from clear to golden, rather than amber.
Despite having less growing odour than its Banana Kush parent, the aroma of dried Double Banana Kush is even more complex and mouth-watering - a true fruit salad of flavours. Strong banana and orange scents are the basis of its bouquet, with notes of berry, passionfruit and even melon, along with a sharp undercurrent like dark chocolate from its Afghan Indica ancestors.
When consumed, Double Banana Kush by White Label may be the ultimate strain for relaxing at home whether solo or with friends. The term ‘couchlock’ is not quite accurate here, as it’s usually not an incapacitating effect unless overindulged. This is a strain for getting comfortable on the couch and choosing to remain there for the duration, rather than simply being unable to get up. Double Banana Kush has a blissful, thought-provoking, supremely powerful Indica effect which enhances food, music and conversation. It’s the perfect strain for any activity which can take place on the couch or bed – movies, music, gaming, eating, reading – the possibilities are endless.