Big Bud is an 85% indica strain that is renowned for the huge yields that it produces. It was originally bred in the USA before being brought to Holland in the 1980s and being further refined by Sensi Seeds.
The original Big Bud was an Afghani x Skunk cross. After much research Sensi Seeds discovered the precise source of the original Afghani cultivar that was used and they successfully back-crossed it to give it renewed vigour and increased potency. It is a very good strain to grow indoors but will also thrive in a greenhouse or even outdoors in warm, sunny climates with long summers. Indoors flowering can take anywhere between 50 - 65 days and plants can stretch up to three times in height after the switch. Planted in the ground in either a greenhouse or outside plants can grow very tall. The proliferation of buds is matched by their weight and density and for this reason the phattest branches will need some form of support to counter the risk of snapping branches and the consequent lost yield.
The dark green buds have an unmistakable rich, hash-like perfume and taste. Growers report a very strong stoned effect that is centred in the body. Medicinal users have also spoken of its sedative properties which will cure insomnia and enable those sufferers to have a good night's sleep as well as easing muscle tensions and pains.
|Genetics||Afghani x Skunk|
|Pack Size||10 Seeds|
|Grows||Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors|
|Flowering Time||50 - 65 days|
|Medical Conditions||Insomnia, Muscle Spasm, Pain|
|Taste / Flavour||Kush|
|Effect||Long-lasting, Powerful, Relaxing, Sedative|
About Sensi Seeds
There is no other seed bank in the world that has been coveted with more awards than Sensi Seeds. From the Highlife Cup to the Cannabis Cup, Sensi have achieved unrivalled legendary status in the seed bank world.
In the early 1970’s, the founder of Sensi, Ben, opened a clothes shop in the Dutch city of Rotterdam where he sold homemade clothing. A few years earlier, at the age of seventeen, he smoked his first joint. But it wasn’t until he began making regular trips to Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to purchase textiles that he became aware of the plant’s versatility. He learned about hemp fibre’s suitability as, among other things, a textile and was given cannabis and cannabis seeds by local farmers. Ben discovered that the cannabis plant had so much to offer in spite of it being prohibited and vilified in all corners of the world.
It became one of his passions to collect cannabis seeds from Central and South East Asia and the Asian subcontinent. Back home in the Netherlands, he started to cultivate these seeds in order to learn more about the growth process of this very special plant.
At the start of the 1980’s, the first examples of innovative, stabilised hybrids, such as Haze and Skunk, arrived in Europe from the United States. Ben was one of a mere three Dutch cultivators who were granted access to these hybrids, which are considered an important blueprint for the development of European hybrids.
At the end of the seventies, Ben found out that cannabis seeds did not fall under the cannabis prohibition; it was only the plant that was prohibited and not the seeds. As it was not illegal to sell seeds, Ben reasoned that the production process should not be illegal either. He started his seed company after a lawyer confirmed this insight and in 1985 the Sensi Seed Club, also known as the Sensi Connoisseurs’ Club, came into being. Ben took over a company called the Seed Bank in 1991 and the gene libraries were merged to create the Sensi Seed Bank as we know it today.
Sensi Seeds search for cannabis genetics has never ceased in the last 30 years. Their dedication towards genetic preservation has also never diminished. To this day, Sensi are true to their roots and are now, more than ever, aware that the future of cannabis genetic research lies in its past, in the genetics that started it all.
Sensi genetics offer not only the high yield and range of effects people search for, they actually represent a part of Cannabis’ history.
With a host of award winning strains, it would be unwise to overlook Sensi Seeds, available to buy at Seedsman now.