The Sour Banana Sherbet strain is a perfectly balanced hybrid of indica and sativa. It was created by crossing two popular strains: Banana Sherbet and Sour Diesel. The sugary sweetness of Banana Sherbet works to balance the tanginess of Sour Diesel.
This charming bud brings a nice sweet banana flavor with a sour exhale to balance it out. It’s kind of like Warheads sour candy but reversed—with the sour finishing off the sweet. You can expect this strain to bring a sense of endless positive energy and deep relaxation—perfect for increasing mental clarity and creativity. On average, you’ll see a THC level between 18-24% with Sour Banana Sherbet.
Sour Banana Sherbet History and Origins
Since the parent plants of this strain are Sour Diesel and Banana Sherbet, you can find a mix of their attributes in Sour Banana Sherbet. Let’s take a look at each parent strain.
The legendary Sour Diesel or Sour D strain is a sativa-dominant strain known for its pungent diesel aroma. This is a fast-acting strain that provides an energizing and dream-like cerebral effect. Stress, anxiety, and depression seem to melt away instantly with this strain. This strain surfaced in the early 90s, and it’s believed to be the descendant of Super Skunk and Chemdog 91.
Sour Banana Sherbet gets its uplifting, energetic, and euphoric traits from this classic strain. But do keep in mind that Sour Diesel can cause some serious dry mouth and dry eyes. As you’ll see in a moment, Sour Banana Sherbet shares many of these same qualities—both positive and negative.
Banana Sherbet is a delicious and highly potent indica-dominant strain. Its parent plants are Banana Kush strain and Sunset Sherbet strain. You can expect a nice sweet and smooth toke, but don’t let that fool you—Banana Sherbet’s THC levels are around 23-26%. You can expect some serious couch lock from this strain. At the same time, Banana Sherbet is fantastic for mental focus, creativity, and a lively mood.
The buds are astounding with a beautiful olive green color and a heavy dusting of trichome crystals. Breaking open a nugget will reveal a deliciously sweet and fruity aroma. This strain is where Sour Banana Sherbet gets its profound mental clarity effects.
Sour Banana Sherbet Marijuana Strain Effects
The Sour Banana Sherbet marijuana strain is highly potent, and you can expect it to melt away your stress in an instant. It truly is heavy-hitting and fast acting so get ready for an immediate high. While it relaxes the body, it stimulates the mind leaving you with a clear mental focus and a lively, creative mood. With Sour Banana Sherbet, you can chill out and do nothing at all, or you can engage in strenuous mental and physical activities.
But keep in mind that you’re not going to want to do too much physical activity with higher doses. The larger the dose, the more likely you are to experience some serious couch lock.
Sour Banana Sherbet is perfect for curing a case of the blues with its super uplifting vibes. It can also help break through writer’s block at smaller doses. It takes a wandering mind and helps redirect your thoughts to more creative and meaningful ideas. The best of its effects are at moderate doses. At high amounts, it may just be overkill.
Sour Banana Sherbet possesses numerous mental health benefits. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or just generally down in the dumps, this strain is a great choice. But the benefits don’t end there. Sour Banana Sherbet also has benefits for those who need a boost in their appetite or seek relief from nausea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal distress.
At lower doses, you can also expect some pain relief from this bud. However, since the THC levels are pretty high, large doses may exaggerate pain rather than offer relief.
Sour Banana Sherbet Smell, Taste, and Look
The Sour Banana Sherbet marijuana strain gives off a deliciously sweet and fruity aroma with pungent notes of diesel fuel and nice earthy undertones. It really is a colorful mix of aromas. However, the diesel aroma can overpower the fruitiness at times.
As far as the flavor goes, Sour Banana Sherbet has a rich diesel fuel flavor. Although you can taste the fruity banana flavors too, you experience a bit of the flavor you would expect out of a banana that isn’t quite ripe yet—a little more tangy, earthy, and mouth-puckering than a fully ripe banana.
This bud has lumpy popcorn-shaped nuggets with olive green colors. You’ll notice it has beautiful honey-yellow hairs, deep violet undertones, and a thick overlay of vibrant snowy-white crystal trichomes.
Growing Sour Banana Sherbet Marijuana Strain
Growing this strain is definitely on the easy side which makes it perfect for beginners and hobbyists. The one catch is that it can grow to be very large so you’re better off growing this one outdoors unless you’ve got plenty of room, or if you can control the size. Harvest time for this plant is in October and it has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks. The yields amount to between 500-600g/m² indoors, and you can expect an even larger yield when growing outdoors.
Side Effects of Sour Banana Sherbet Strain
Like every strain, you have some side effects that come along with the benefits. With Sour Banana Sherbet, you can expect some serious dry mouth, so keep a bottle of water close by. You may also experience dry eyes if you’re prone to your eyes drying out already. But if not, you may not have a problem with it. In any case, keep some artificial tears nearby.
Because Sour Banana Sherbet is high in THC, large doses can bring on anxiety and paranoia in some people. You shouldn’t have to worry about that at moderate or low doses. As mentioned before, high doses may also exaggerate pain because of the THC levels. So if you are experiencing a headache or body pains, optimal relief will be with smaller amounts.