Big Bud Strain Information & Review

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Big Bud Strain
Author avatar By Parker Curtis
November 04, 2021
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The Big Bud strain has offered its calming capabilities to marijuana enthusiasts since its creation in the ’80s. This indica-dominant hybrid even bagged first place in its category during the 1989 High Times Cannabis Cup.

In this Big Bud strain review, we break into these massive nugs to learn what’s made it such a hit after all these years. You’ll discover everything about these marijuana seeds, such as their flavor and mellowing effects. We also provide information on how to grow it at home.

Big Bud strain

Before we get stuck into the nitty-gritty, it always helps to get a brief overview of the Big Bud strain. Here, you’ll discover the main talking points surrounding this cannabis cultivar and figure out if it’s the right option for your next grow.

Big Bud Strain Description

Big Bud strain description

When the Big Bud strain catches your gaze, you’ll need to stand back to observe it in its full glory. Staying true to its name, it produces gigantic lime green nuggets with very little pistils. Instead, it’s covered with white trichomes that give it a moist appearance.

Breaking into the Big Bud marijuana strain will require a grinder as these flowers don’t crack easily. However, once opened, you’re greeted with a dank earthy aroma that fills your senses. You should also pick up a slight fruity tone in the background. 

As you inhale the Big Bud strain, its smooth smoke glides down into your lungs, beginning your calming stone. It produces a sweet, fruity flavor at first, with hints of grape to excite your palate. On release, these tastes become slightly spicy to balance things out. 

The Big Bud cannabis strain slowly creeps up on you before revealing its effects. You’ll begin to feel a calming wave wash over your body and add weight to your extremities. You’d best find a comfortable spot to sink into as your mood significantly improves.

This cultivar will eventually lead you to dreamland so keep it for the evening times. The Big Bud weed strain is also a popular choice among medicinal users due to its pain-relieving qualities. It’s also a great way to combat insomnia.

Big Bud strain grow information

While the Big Bud strain grows relatively easily, it requires some attention to ensure it remains healthy. It’s particularly susceptible to cold, so you’ll need to make sure you don’t harvest too late.

It performs well outdoors but has a knack for producing its best work when cultivated indoors. You’ll need to regularly trim the leaves of the Big Bud strain to assist with airflow. Plus, you’ll need to ensure you have enough vertical room for its seven-foot stature

Whichever method you decide to use, make sure that you erect some type of support structure for the Big Bud strain. Its heavy colas tend to break branches once fully matured. A trellis net is perfect for this issue, reinforcing each stem.  

According to our Big Bud strain info, the cultivar has a flowering time between eight and ten weeks. You can then expect a yield of 24.7 ounces per plant in an outdoor environment. In comparison, an indoor setup produces around 1.9 ounces per square foot.

Big Bud strain genetics

The Big Bud strain’s genetics are a thing of beauty. It owes its creation to the culmination of three iconic cultivars; Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1

Each one of its parents brings something to the table, whether through its flavor, fragrance, or effects. The result is a hybrid marijuana cultivar with 85% indica and 15% sativa genes.

Big Bud Strain Genetics

Big Bud seeds to buy near you

Has this Big Bud strain review got you licking your lips with anticipation? If so, consider adding these weed seeds to your cart as your next cultivating option. You’ll find three varieties available:

  • Big Bud regular seeds: Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer this version. While you wait, check out one of its parents, like Northern Lights regular seeds, for similar effects.
  • Big Bud feminized seeds: This pack contains a collection of our finest female seeds, promising a 99% germination rate at the very least. 
  • Big Bud fast version: If you’re looking for a quick-growing, autoflower option, this is the pack for you. It offers large yields in almost half the time.

Big Bud reviews

When we say the Big Bud strain produces enormous nugs, we mean it. Here’s what our customers have had to say about this cultivar so far: 

David R.

“These plants popped fast – like two days fats, three to small buds. They are now about 6 weeks old and look almost ready to put into flower! They grow fast, big leaves, thick fibrous stalks. I can’t wait to see the flowers! I have used several seed vendors. HGC is the ONLY one that has reliably delivered within a week of ordering. The seeds have been great quality, I have an over 90% germination rate!”

Judy C. 

“It’s growing fast! Looks great. Will let you know later the outcome!!”

Brandon S. 

“Haven’t even popped them yet. Starting April 15th for Michigan outdoors. I can send pics it’s usually pretty epic every year. I also have your Jack Herer and Herer x Skunk seeds. Thank you”

Scott F. 

“ordered a total of 12 seeds. 100% germination, 1 seed I did not expect to grow. It looked immature but germinated just fine.”

Bigger is always better

The Big Bud strain is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Allow its soothing capabilities to wash away any stress and set you up for the best night’s rest of your life. Plus, with such a massive yield, you can enjoy this cultivar every day. 

Consider subscribing to our Homegrown Diary for cultivating tips and tricks. You can even start your own Big Bud Homegrown Diary and track every stage of your crop. There’s also our Homegrown Forum, where you’ll find the latest cannabis news and gossip.


About the author: Parker Curtis

Parker Curtis has around a decade of cannabis-growing experience, specialising in soil-less and hydro grows. He’s mastering outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor grows.