Banana splits make us think of sweet treats, encrusted with plentiful toppings in countless combinations. However, there’s a bit of a divide between Banana Split as a cannabis strain and the ice cream bliss that enjoys near-universal approval.
First. The strain has two varieties.
With a name as approachable as Banana Split, one would expect to see more than one breeder use the name for two different mixes. One iteration of Banana Split, listed under the Crockett Family Farms (a DNA Genetics brand), is a sativa-dominant cross of that DNA’s Tangie and Banana Sherbert. The company promises large buds with oversized frosty colas and an aroma that blends citrus and banana. Or there’s another iteration bred by The Plant that is a cross between Chocolope and White Widow.
Second. Banana Split in Canada.
Aurora Cannabis describes the company’s non-medical Banana Split variety (its medical version is called Luna), as “a rare, balanced hybrid strain with dense colas that house sweet, floral aromas.” It is “made up of large, dark green buds with vibrant orange pistil hairs and a thick coating of trichomes.”
Third. The strain has a different terpene profile.
What makes Banana Split smell a little different than the rest of the cannabis you’ve been trying? That terpene profile indicates higher potency of beta-pinene, limonene, linalool and terpinolene where most other cannabis strains boast myrcene and beta-caryophyllene as their primary terpenes.
Fourth. This banana comes from great stock; its parent, Tangie, is a superstar.
DNA Genetics’ Tangie is a cup-winning variety and won seven awards between 2013 and 2018.
- 9th Place at the 2018 Karma Cup in the sativa category;
- 6th Place at the 2017 Karma Cup in the hybrid category;
- 2nd Place at the 2015 Spannabis Champions Cup in the bio category;
- 1st Place at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in the sativa category;
- 2nd Place at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in the sativa category;
- 1st Place at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup in the sativa category; and
- 3rd Place at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup for best cannabis Cannabis Cup/Best Cannabis.
Fifth. Despite its lineage, Banana Split has mixed reviews.
Although the scent and taste have been described as “lime candy, berry sherbet and grape juice,” the real reviews of Banana Split iterations available in Canada are not always so sweet.
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