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Banana Sherbet

Banana Sherbet is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Banana Kush strains and was created by Growers Choice. It shouldn’t be confused with its offspring Sour Banana Sherbet. This strain is a highly potent hybrid and indica-dominant weed strain (cultivar). Although Banana Sherbet sounds like it has a deliciously sweet nature, this strain packs an unexpected punch. Banana Sherbet has been described as having arousing, relaxing, and giggly effects, suggesting that this cannabis variety is ideal for managing stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

22%-26%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.46%-0.76%

Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy

Flavors

  • Banana
  • Berry
  • Fruity
  • Strawberry

Terpenes

Detailed information on the terpene content of Banana Sherbet isn’t available. Still, it has been reported to have a high level of limonene, which helps give the tasty, fruity flavor of the strain’s name.

  • Limonene

Flavonoids

Effects

Banana Sherbets has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Energizing
  • Focus
  • Sociable
  • Talkative

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Banana Sherbet is an energizing high, with the 50/50 indica to sativa mix helping to keep this strain non sedative. It has a sociable effect and allows you to experience creative and exciting conversations. Banana Sherbet has been reported to help users concentrate on artistic tasks and often results in the user having an uplifted and happy or giggly demeanor through sweet intoxication.

Banana Sherbet can have negative effects due to its potency. It has been reported to cause worry and dizziness, and cause paranoia. These negative effects are common but not enough to cause people to swear off this strain. Banana Sherbet is very popular but can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly for new users.

Medical Applications

People may find that Banana Punch could potentially help with a number of mental and physical health conditions.
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Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Muscle Spasms

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular

Dosing

Growing

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This strain is listed as easy to grow and usually grown outside in a dry, warm, and sunny climate. It’s a high-yielding strain, producing around 26 ounces (730 grams) per plant when grown outside. Banana Sherbet can also be grown inside and will produce approximately 21-26 ounces (600-730 grams) per square foot when grown indoors.

Height

Detailed information on height is unfortunately not available for this strain. It’s often grown outside and is reportedly medium/tall, depending heavily on the size of its planting pot. When grown indoors, the height is generally controlled by the growing space.

Humidity and Temperature

Banana Sherbet is extremely sensitive to humidity, so it’s traditionally grown in dry climates to avoid this issue. If grown outside, it should be protected from adverse weather conditions. Extra precautions, such as trimming, are required when growing this strain indoors to avoid mold or mildew buildup.

Flowering

Banana Sherbet has a flowering time of approximately 60 days and is usually harvested towards the end of September or early October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Banana Sherbet indica or sativa?

Banana Sherbet is a strain with 50% indica and 50% sativa genetics. As such, it’s neither indica nor sativa and can be best described as a balanced hybrid.

How does Banana Sherbet strain make you feel?

Banana Sherbet gives you an energizing high, with the 50/50 indica to sativa mix helping to keep you awake. It has a sociable effect and allows you to experience creative and exciting conversations. Banana Sherbet has also been described as "relaxing," so it can help induce sleep in higher doses.

How strong is Banana Sherbet strain?

Banana Sherbet is extremely strong and is known to reach around 26% THC when grown under optimal conditions.

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