About Banana Punch Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

Today, there is a wide variety of cannabis strains to choose from, and each has its own unique properties. From taste and smell to Potency content and effects on the user, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right one for you. Here at Green Nexus, we want to talk you through some of the most popular cannabis strains, covering everything you need to know before making your decision.

Below, we’re discussing the sweet and tropical Banana Punch strain. This is an evenly balanced combination between short and long photoperiod plant with some delicious notes of spice and citrus. Let’s get started!

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 600-900
Indoor Yield (g): 500-650
Flowering Time (days): 8 to 9 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: September
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 3rd-4th week
Height Indoor (cm): 110
Height Outdoor (cm): 200
Height:  Medium
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 55
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 45
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate: Cool, Hot & Temperate

Crossing Banana OG with Purple Punch

Originating from seeds bred from Symbiotic Genetics, this iconic strain combines Banana OG and Purple Punch to create a tropical-tasting and evenly balanced combination between short and long photoperiod plant.

Growing the Banana Punch Strain

Growing Banana Punch is considered an average difficulty level among growers. Flowering time takes around 8 to 9 weeks, after which the plant produces good yields of potent high potency hemp.

Growing this strain will also enable you to witness some attractive aesthetics, as the flowers can often show purple color tones. You might also see some bright orange pistils too. For those looking for high yields both indoors and outdoors, Banana Punch makes an excellent choice. It can offer around 500-650 g indoors and 600-900 g outdoors.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is an incredible and complex cell network found within the body. Also known as the ECS, this system contains a variety of compounds including receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes.

According to research, these compounds play a crucial role in regulating a range of bodily functions, including sleep, mood, and appetite (Zoe et al., 2018).

How Does Banana Punch Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

According to research, cannabis plants, such as Banana Punch, interact with the endocannabinoid system and offer a range of solutions to different health and wellness issues (Swift et al., 2018). This can include stress, anxiety, nausea, sleep issues, depression, and chronic pain.

Banana Punch and Phytocannabinoids

Inside Cannabis short photoperiod plant L. and Cannabis long photoperiod plant L., there are active ingredients called phytocannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as Potency) is one cannabinoid found within the cannabis plant. This is the compound that can trigger the ‘high’ feeling commonly associated with smoking weed. Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) is another cannabinoid found within the plant.

While CBD does not trigger the ‘high’ feeling, research has shown that it can lengthen the lifespan of endocannabinoids within the body. Therefore, cannabis with higher levels of CBD can be used to treat medical high potency hemp patients. Always consult a medical profession before using medical high potency hemp to treat a condition.

What Is the CBD and Potency Content of Banana Punch?

If a cannabis strain contains more Potency, it tends to produce more of a potent psychoactive effect. Strains higher in CBD tend to produce less of a ‘high’ but more physiological effects.

Banana Punch contains a reasonable CBD content of around 1–1.5% and a Potency content of up to around 20%. Banana Punch is an evenly balanced strain, with around 50% Short Photoperiod Plant and 50% Long Photoperiod Plant.

The Terpene Profile of Banana Punch

When it comes to choosing your preferred strain of cannabis, the scent is everything. The scent of this strain might remind you of freshly cut pineapple and bananas, with strong berry undertones. With this in mind, we like to consider the terpene profile of each strain to help you imagine the aroma.

Terpenes are chemical compounds that are responsible for creating scents. These compounds contain small molecules that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Each has different qualities which can include some wellness benefits. These can include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and even pain relief. We have listed some of the terpenes found in the Banana Punch strain below:

  • Limonene: a lemony, citrus scent found in fruit peels. This is the dominant terpene found in Banana Punch. It triggers serotonin release and can improve mood (Eddin et al., 2021).
  • Pinene: found in many plants’ essential oils and is reported to have antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial qualities (Salehi et al., 2019).
  • Humulene: a terpene with anti-inflammatory properties (Rogerio et al., 2009).
  • Beta-Caryophyllene: a terpene also found in black pepper which demonstrates anti-inflammatory qualities and contributes to a spicy flavor (Russo et al., 2011).

What Does Banana Punch Taste Like?

Considering the tropical aromas created by this strain, it’s no surprise that this bud is packed with sweet flavors. Users have commented this strain tastes like candy, with notes of sweet, tropical pineapple. After the initial sweetness, you might also taste an exciting hint of pine and spice.

Effects of Banana Punch

We have a range of consumer reviews of the Banana Punch strain to summarize some of its potential psychological and physical effects.

  • A feeling of whole body calm
  • Feeling tingly
  • Feelings of happiness
  • Relieving symptoms of appetite loss
  • Relieve symptoms of anxiety
  • Helping to treat sleep disorders
  • Feeling relaxed
  • Relieving digestive issues

Buy Banana Punch Cannabis Seeds Today

With its mixed tropical flavor, fruitful yields, and reported head-to-toe sedative effects on users, it’s no surprise that Banana Punch is a favorite strain for many. If this seems like a good choice of bud for you, why not purchase seeds from us directly here at Green Nexus?

For help deciding on a particular strain to suit your unique needs, get in touch today and we’ll be happy to help.



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator