Bud has long been famous as a cannabis strain with jaw-dropping yields.
Less well-known is the fact that her superior Indica pedigree has been
carefully refined and steadily improved over many years. Big Bud’s
early development occurred in the USA before the strain was brought to
Holland in the Eighties in search of political asylum. When the War on
Drugs intensified, pioneering US breeders feared losing irreplaceable
ganja strains which embodied years of work, study and devotion. Many
unique and cherished genotypes were brought to the Netherlands to
ensure they would not be lost forever.
The first Big Bud was a
sturdy Afghanica infused with Skunk genes — a hybrid possessing unusual
vigour and unexpected, record-breaking production. Distributed in clone
form, Big Bud quickly became a popular commercial strain. When those
original clones made it to Holland, they gave rise to several stable
seed-strains, including a back-cross with Skunk #1 and a very popular
hybrid of 75%BB-25%NL#1. The current, award-winning incarnation of Big
Bud was made possible by two important developments. Firstly, intensive
research allowed Sensi to identify the genotype and precise
geographical origin of the Afghani cultivar behind the first Big Bud.
Secondly, the expansion of our gene-stock in the early Nineties gave
Sensi breeders access to a prime example of that very strain.
these two breakthroughs, we were able to take Big Bud back to her
roots. Sensi’s final, back-crossed hybrid recaptures the vigour of the
original clone and benefits further from sweet, fruity flavours and a
great improvement in potency. Naturally, enormous production remains
the central feature of the Big Bud seed-strain. Plants requiring the
full flowering time will grow a little taller and are usually the
heaviest-yielding examples. Big Bud’s stems are thick and sturdy, yet
the masses of giant, sweet, sparkling buds they produce can grow heavy
enough to bend and even snap them, so the most promising branches
should be supported with string or tensioned wire.