Buddha is widely respected as a connoisseur’s strain and is still widely popular and available today.
Buddha contains 15% to 18% THC and minimal CBD. Buddha is great at providing fast-acting pain relief. It also delivers the classic, old-school high, which reminds you how Sativas have managed to keep their place in a modern world.
The high delivered by Buddha is not the sort of stratospheric experience you’d get from the likes of Gorilla Glue. But is most certainly enough to deal with the mental blues and replace them with clear, clean, creative, energetic euphoria. The absence of CBD means that when you have come back down to earth (gently), you’re able to get on with your day.
Buddha marijuana seeds are seen as a boutique choice as their yields are pretty moderate by modern standards. Particularly when you consider the height of the plants and the grow time involved. Indoors you can expect up to 500 g/m2. Outdoors you’ll be looking to collect about 450g.
Sativas tend to have longer grow times than Indicas and Buddha is no exception. Indoors it will need 12 to 14 weeks of flowering. Outdoors you will be collecting your harvest around the middle of October.
The good news here is that although Buddha most certainly grows taller than the average Indica, it’s relatively compact for a Sativa. You’re looking at an indoor minimum height of about 1.8M and an outdoor maximum height for 2.2M. This assumes that you leave the plants to grow as they please. You can certainly bring this strain’s height down a bit with plant training. Although sativas have a slender structure, they do still need space to spread outwards without touching each other. This will reduce the chances of mould.
Big plants tend to have big appetites and Buddha is one greedy strain. So you need to be willing to feed it appropriately without overdoing the nutrients. Though Buddha is robust, the longer grow time gives it more time to be attacked by diseases, pests and mould. So you need to be more vigilant for longer. Therefore, we generally recommend beginners look elsewhere.
As a final point, Its longer grow time means that there’s plenty of time for its odour to develop While it’s delightful in small quantities, in a grow room it can get rather overpowering. So air filters are strongly recommended.
The other main reason why Buddha is so popular is that its flavour is utterly delicious. It’s baseline flavour is a combination of spiciness and a slight, chemical edge. Its top notes are of sweetness, citrus, herbs and tea. Its aroma is grounded in earth, but has top notes of fruitiness and herbs.
Buddha is a light, yellowish green and its pistils vary in colour from orange to brown. It’s a strain with amber trichomes, rather than white ones so while many strains look like their dusted in snow, Buddha looks like it’s bathed in sunlight. This is a very pretty strain both to look at and to smell.