Given that Bruce Banner #3 is 80% Sativa, you’d expect it to have a lot of THC. You’d be right. It has average THC of up to 25%. What you might not have expected is 1% CBD to go along with it. This makes Bruce Banner #3 one powerful medical strain. The THC can really blast away both severe physical pain and dark emotional states. Then the CBD provides long-lasting relief.
The initial high is everything you would expect from a great Sativa. If you’re used to “high-THC Indicas”, then this is a very different experience. Basically, it’s a whole lot lighter and brighter. It’s filled with energy, happiness and creativity. This gradually transitions into a full-body stone. You’ll feel deeply relaxed and comfortable. In fact, you’ll be way too comfortable to move even if you wanted to.
You’ll have your best experience with Bruce Banner #3 if you prepare for the marijuana munchies. Basically this level of THC is just about guaranteed to bring them on. At the same time, this level of CBD is just about guaranteed to bring you couchlocked. You really want to avoid having your relaxing “me time” spoiled by a rumbling stomach, so have some snacks and water handy.
For all its THC content, this strain is probably best kept for use at night. It’s a great way to deal with pain and mental issues before getting some real, high-quality sleep. If you are going to use this strain in the daytime, please be careful with it. Specifically, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to recover before doing anything complicated.
Bruce Banner #3 can yield up to 600g/m2 indoors or 1Kg per marijuana plant outdoors. Outdoor growers will need a warm, dry, sunny climate for a successful grow.
It has to be said that growing Bruce Banner #3 can be a bit of a challenge. Basically each seed is going to turn into one tall marijuana plant. That means grows need to be managed to a much greater degree than they do with small plants, especially autoflowering ones.
Beginners should probably give this strain a miss, unless they can grow fully outdoors in great conditions. Basically you’d need a situation where the plants could, essentially, take care of themselves.
For everybody else, the key point to note is that these plants can grow tall, as in really tall. Even outdoors, you’re going to have to be careful to avoid overcrowding your growing space. Indoors, you should probably take it as read that you’ll need to tackle plant training. Leaving aside the issue of height, you’ll need to make sure that your growing lights can reach all the branches. You’ll also need to allow sufficient space for your plants to spread outwards as well as upwards.
Big plants tend to have big appetites and that is certainly the case with this strain. This means you need good judgement to provide enough food and water without overdoing it. On the plus side, this strain has good resilience to mould, diseases and pests. This is, of course, dependent on your ensuring good air flow, hence the importance of spacing out your plants properly.
One final point is that good odour control is a must. Indoors you will want to have air filters in place by the middle of the flowering stage. Outdoors you will need to think about your neighbours when choosing a growing space. Think about the direction of prevailing winds and remember the scent of marijuana plants can carry a surprisingly long distance.
Indoors Bruce Banner #3 needs 8 to 10 weeks of flowering time. Outdoors this strain will be ready around the end of September or start of October. This is very impressive given the height these cannabis plants can reach. Indoors they can easily stretch up to two metres. Outdoors, they can go way beyond that. In fact, you may even see the occasional marijuana plant reach four metres in height.
The flavour of Bruce Banner #3 has a diesel base, with touches of earth and top notes of sweet fruits, especially strawberries. This combination is reflected very accurately in the aroma.
First of all, there is the sheer size of the bag you can fill. Moving on, you’ll see that Bruce Banner #3 is exactly the sort of shade of green you’d expect from the name. It also has bright orange hairs and a very generous helping of glittering trichomes.