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StrawNana!

2
50
30
1601
2 months ago
VEG
LED / 110W
Custom
FLO
LED / 110W
Custom
BioBizz
Nutrients
Custom
Tent
Indoor
Room Type
Manual
Watering
75%
Soil
Grow medium
25%
Perlite
Grow medium
Paper Towel
Germination Method
LST
week 3
Defoliation
week 6
Strain
FastBuds - Strawberry Banana Auto
Strawberry Banana Auto
FastBuds

Growing it

Easy

Resistance

Weak

I'm going to be a bit harsh on this rating, I really liked this plant, everything grew well, had a good to great yield and the plant took to training well, but at the same time suffered from Budrot late in flower and this is the only time I've ever seen that happen. I also had a seed not germinate, which is another rarity. It was definitely good enough to grow again though, but I wonder how strong the genetics are for this one. I'll give it another chance in the future because the yield and terps seem worth it, but I'm on the fence with this one a little for now. The early smoke was really nice, a reasonably heavy hitting relaxing, body stone with a nice happy vibe to it. Probably something I'll keep for nighttime to help me sleep.

The Outcome
Week
9
HARVEST
What's on the scales?
51
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
1.8
oz
g
Bud dry weight
What's on the scales?
211
oz
g
Bud wet weight
What's on the scales?
7.44
oz
g
Bud wet weight
Harvested
1 plant
Number of plants harvested
Light
110 watt
Total light power used
Grow Room
0.25
ft²
Grow Room size
Grow Room
2.69
ft²
Grow Room size
0.02
ounce /watt
0.67
ounce/ft²
1.8
ounce /plant
40.89
watt/ft²
0.37
plant/ft²
Photos & Videos
Tastes like
Earthy
Fruity
Pungent
Feels like
30% Sativa
70% Indica

Positive effects

Euphoric
Happy
Relaxed

Negative effects

Dry eyes
Nutrients
Commented by scotch_egg scotch_egg

I took down the Strawberry Banana on Day 61, which was much earlier than I had planned but after the attack of budrot and with nowhere to isolate this plant, I decided to take the decision to harvest early. To be honest, it was probably going to come down this weekend anyway, so I feel like I only went early by about 5 days or so in the end. The vast majority of trichomes are cloudy with only one or two ambers loosely dotted about due to this, but it's okay. Better to harvest early than lose the whole crop!

The smell is fantastic. I gotta be honest, I don't get defined strawberries or bananas. It smells like a vaguely fruity, slightly sweet weed to me. It does have quite a strong scent profile, so not one for a stealth grow and it's very, very sticky.

>> HARVEST AND TRIM <<

considering the fact I had to throw away the main top of this plant, I think the yield was really good. Coming in at 211g wet, I think I'll be looking at a good couple of ounces dry. I reckon the cola I tossed away due to rot would've gotten this to around 300g wet, which is not a bad effort at all! Real shame about the rot, but that's life and we gotta look at the positives!

Trim for this one was nice and easy, not a massive amount of sugar leaves and what was there were nice and big so very easy to snip off. I trimmed it up and hung it to dry in 25c temps with humidity floating between 40-45%. Overall this only took me about 45 minutes for the plant, so I'd say that was good!

>> DRY BUD REPORT <<

So after a good dry, the final weight came in at 51g, a little lower than I expected, but it's pretty good again, considering I had to throw away the main top. The scent has really come along and the buds have a really great, pungent, sweet and fruity vibe. I still don't think they smell like strawberries or bananas, but they do have an indistinct fruit smell. They're a little airy, not too dense, but overall have good structure and I'm pleased with them!

>> EARLY SMOKE <<

Here's what it's all about. The early smoke was a little harsh honestly, but that's okay. I'm used to smoking well-cured bud so I expect a little bit of harshness with bud that's had only a short dry period and no cure yet. I'm quite sure they'll smooth out in time. As far as the stone goes, this hit me quite hard, though I am quite a casual smoker. Probably I would keep this for a nighttime smoke, as it was very relaxing and gave me a happy, contented head stone, with a nice mushy warm chest. I liked it, strong enough but gentle on the up.

>> FINAL THOUGHTS <<

A good grow overall, marred by the Botrytis attack on the home stretch. I managed to catch it early enough to move past it though and rescue a good amount. I think Strawberry Banana is a good plant to grow though, a good yielder and relatively unfussy. Judging the early smoke, this is a really nice bud, so I'm going to grow it again in a couple of rotations and see how that one goes before making any final decisions. Always happy to chalk this one up to new experiences dealing with budrot anyway!

And that's about that! Thanks for reading! Stay healthy, grow well! x

Smoke review

Comments
Bostongirl17
Bostongirl17 week 9

It’s some tasty stuff. I grew two. They both tasted and smelled heavily like ginger. :seedling:

UKPersonal420
UKPersonal420 week 9

Fantastic grow! Sorry about the bud rot, but I really like your positive outlook on it.
Enjoy your harvest growmie

medic
medic week 9

Great Grow, thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

DevilsBud
DevilsBud week 9

congrats on your harvest mate enjoy :ok_hand::muscle:

skako3377
skako3377 week 9

51g, a little lower than you expected?!?1?1?!? unbelievable !!! wake up man!!! with that shity light you should kiss somebodys arse!!!!! get a proper light and you will get result like pro!!!!next time try grow under 5w led!!!! lol

skako3377
skako3377

@scotch_egg, gotcha :+1::+1:man well thats what probably every grower hate-after when you dry it its like 80% or i dono exactly how muchs gone!!!!:joy::japanese_goblin::rage: thats why we must try our best all the time cheerio:ok_hand::+1:

scotch_egg
scotch_egg

@skako3377, I think you misunderstand me, I meant lower than expected when I looked at the plant itself, it seemed like it would be more than that before harvest. Not sure about the rest of your comment :man-shrugging:

MrHightimes
MrHightimes week 9

Gratz on the win! you have been doing great work!!!

scotch_egg
scotch_egg

@MrHightimes, Thank you mate! I still feel like I'm learning with every new strain, but it's been a fun couple of years of growing! Your Purple Lemonade is looking friggin gorgeous! I hope you're doing well!

Growman2020
Growman2020 week 9

Wow I love it when you get roots like that