Bruce Banner Strain

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Written By Rocky Horton

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The Bruce Banner strain is named after the Incredible Hulk and is one of the most popular and sought-after strains of cannabis on the market today. This award-winning hybrid is known for its pungent aroma and potent effects, making it a favorite among cannabis connoisseurs.

In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need about the Bruce Banner strain and provide a guide to help you know the most about this legendary hybrid. From its effects to its characteristics and flowering time, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started with this strain.

Where Does the Bruce Banner Strain Come From?

Bruce Banner is a hybrid strain created by crossing OG Kush with Strawberry Diesel. The strain was created by Delta 9 Labs, a breeder based in Spain.

Bruce banner was created in 2006 but was held a secret for two years until the owners started selling it to clients in 2008. It is now widespread throughout the United States and popular in many areas—one state where it is widely accessible is Colorado.

The renowned superhero, Bruce Banner, famed for his tremendous power, is the inspiration behind the name “Bruce Banner” strain. The strain is appropriately named Bruce Banner because of its extreme potency and high THC content.

What Does the Bruce Banner Strain Look Like?

The Bruce Banner strain has a unique look and feel. This strain has many hues of the Hulk’s color thanks to the long, thick water leaves, which are much darker and richer in trichomes.

The Bruce Banner strain has dense, bulky buds with bright green shades and orange pistils, which coil among the trichome and resin-heavy leaves. The plant appears healthy and alive because of the bright green color of the buds.

The buds are also dense, vibrant, and tightly packed. They feel slightly sticky when held on hand. 

What Does the Bruce Banner Strain Taste Like?

This fragrant hybrid strain tastes quite similar to how it smells. When you have this aromatic flower in a room, you can instantly guess how it will taste from the aroma that fills the space.

Bruce Banner produces a pungent yet sweet flavor. It has a flavor similar to sweet, naturally flavored candy with lemon, pepper, and fruity overtones that are hearty and juicy, like freshly harvested strawberries on a hot summer day.

This cannabis strain is unique for individuals who wish to participate in the true “connoisseurs” tasting experience, rather than merely the quality of the smoke because the taste buds can also pick up on faint floral undertones.

What Does the Bruce Banner Strain Smell Like?

The Bruce Banner strain’s distinctive smell becomes clear once the buds are removed from their storage container. The strain combines OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel genetics giving it a powerful diesel aroma that is equally sweet and has floral and fruity overtones.

Most users report that the pungent smell is the most perceptible and recognizable from the Bruce Banner strain. This sweet-smelling hybrid flower will leave the aroma of fresh strawberries mixed with a solid, diesel perfume lingering in the air. With the delightful fusion of sweet and Kush tones, it’s a strain that most marijuana users can support.

Is the Bruce Banner Strain an Indica or Sativa?

Bruce Banner is a sativa-dominant cannabis variety, even though its exact genetics remain a secret. It has a Sativa/Indica ratio of 60%/40%, making it a well-balanced strain for achieving both indica and sativa effects.

Users report that the Sativa effects are more noticeable in Bruce Banner, but the effects blend well, producing a well-balanced high. 

The stimulating high and the creativity caused by this strain is one of the evident Sativa effects it produces. Because of this, the Bruce Banner strain is always recommended for daytime use. Physically, the strain’s tall nature indicates its Sativa nature.

How Strong is the Bruce Banner Strain?

The Bruce Banner strain is a potent hybrid known for its strong effects. This strain is best for experienced users, as it can produce intense psychoactive effects and overwhelm novice users.

Those who are more experienced with cannabis may find the high to be enjoyable and motivating. If you are new to cannabis, however, we recommend avoiding this strain – it is not recommended for first-time users due to its powerful effects.

Due to Bruce Banner’s high THC content, even experienced users should be cautious not to overdose. Users should know their doses to avoid cases of overdosing which can be overwhelming even to experienced smokers.

How Much THC in the Bruce Banner Strain?

Bruce Banner has extremely high THC levels. The THC concentration of Bruce Banner usually ranges from 24% to 29%, with a reported average of 27%. 

However, some samples contain more than 30% THC, so proceed cautiously. Keep in mind that the exact THC content varies according to the genotype.

THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis and is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use. The high THC content in this strain is responsible for greater relaxation, euphoria, and pain relief. It also makes the strain very useful in managing some medical conditions.

How Much CBD in the Bruce Banner Strain?

Bruce Burner contains low CBD content. Most lab tests show that the Bruce Banner strain may contain up to 1% CBD; however, most plants contain far less, depending on the specific phenotype.

This means that different batches of the strain will have varying levels of CBD ranging between 0 and 1%. Some users may think that only high CBD content can provide relief from various medical conditions, yet even low levels are beneficial.

CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant known for its medicinal properties. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” feeling like THC. It is known to provide relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, and other conditions.

What is the Terpene Profile of the Bruce Banner Strain?

The Bruce Banner strain has a strong terpene profile dominated by β-Caryophyllene and Limonene. β-Caryophyllene is a spicy, woody, and peppery terpene known to provide a calming effect, while Limonene is a citrusy terpene that provides uplifting and energizing effects.

The primary supporting terpenes found in the Bruce Banner strain are Myrcene, Pinene, and Linalool. 

Myrcene: It is a terpene that is known to provide a strong, woody, and smoky flavor. 

Pinene: This terpene has a maritime aroma and provides a cooling effect. 

Linalool: This uplifting and calming terpene gives the strain its citrus scent. 

Together, these supporting terpenes help to create the overall profile of the Bruce Banner strain.

What Effects Does the Bruce Banner Strain Have?

This hybrid is an exceptionally uplifting cannabis strain that will take only a few puffs to get you high. The effects will take over you quickly and strongly, but the stone sooner settles into a creative high, balancing out the first stone’s punch.

This social weed strain is a great mood-lifter. Bruce Banner is a powerful motivator with an elevating effect who will make you feel happy, smiley, and giggly all at once and for no apparent reason.

Even though the effects are quick and overwhelming, they gradually fade into a feeling of creative pleasure, which counteracts the original hit. Bruce Banner has a relaxing effect on the body.

What Conditions is the Bruce Banner Strain Good For?

Bruce Banner is a very potent medical cannabis treatment that has gained popularity owing to its many medicinal benefits. It is an excellent pain control strategy, particularly for common illnesses like joint pain, backaches, muscle spasms, and migraines.

Medical marijuana users frequently use Bruce Banner marijuana to relieve the symptoms of chronic stress conditions. Due to Bruce Banner’s body-numbing effects, the buzzing and calm condition replaces all physical stress, thus relieving the users.

Bruce Banner could also help medicinal marijuana patients suffering from migraines and exhaustion. Individuals suffering from mental health disorders like melancholy and anxiety can also benefit from Bruce Banner’s strain. 

What is the Bruce Banner Strain Flowering Time?

From germination to harvest, the Bruce Banner takes about 11 weeks; however, it can also take up to 12 or only eight weeks, depending on the growing conditions. When grown outdoors, October is the best month for harvesting.

According to 42Fast4Buds,weeks 6 and 7 are the first two weeks of the flowering period, meaning that flowers begin to bulk up during this period, and you must provide your plants with Bloom nutrients to support the flowering process. The final week of flowering is between weekn10 and 12. During this time, flushing is optional, and there is little evidence that it is valid, even though most growers stand by it.

When to Harvest the Bruce Banner Strain?

It is important to time the harvest correctly to get the desired effects from the buds. To do this, you must check the trichomes with a magnifying glass. Trichomes are small, hair-like glands on the cannabis buds containing most cannabinoids. It is time to harvest when the trichomes are milky white and clear.

Once the plant is ready to harvest, you can either cut the plant down and trim the buds. After harvesting, the buds must be dried and cured in a dark and dry place. They can be smoked or used in various products after curing. 

It is important to note that the quality and potency of cannabis will vary depending on when it was harvested. For example, buds harvested early will have more energetic effects, while those harvested later have more narcotic/sedative/anti-anxiety effects.


The Bruce Banner strain is a modern-day legend in the cannabis world. Not only does it contain a powerful, long-lasting high, but it is also easy to grow and maintain. This guide gives you all the information you need to grow your Bruce Banner for a unique and enjoyable experience.

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.