Orange Bud Strain Genetics
This cup-winning classic from Dutch Passion is one of the first Skunk varieties ever made available and was initially discovered during an extensive Skunk selection grow-out from the early 80s. Although the original Orange Bud lineage remains something of a mystery, along with Power Bud and White Widow, these cultivars represent three of the cornerstone strains of modern cannabis culture and are still popular in coffeeshops throughout the Netherlands.
Now available as feminized seeds, regular seeds, and also in a new autoflowering variety, making home cultivation so much easier, Orange Bud marijuana seeds have proven their reliability over several decades by thousands of growers worldwide and remain one of the Dutch Passion seedbank’s bestselling sativa-dominant varieties.
Orange Bud Strain Terpene Profile
The legendary status of this strain can be attributed in no small part to its olfactory impact. Orange Bud aroma reeks of ripe oranges and nectarines, and this intensity can not be understated. Its flavour is a little more refined with unmistakable citrus qualities but also kush overtones and strong hints of clove, spice, and cinnamon.
The strain’s bright and sunny flavour comes courtesy of its evocative terpene profile. Myrcene and limonene are Orange Bud dominant terpenes, and these aromatic compounds are far from exclusive to the cannabis plant. Also present in citrus fruits, mangos, and many other natural sources, these terpenes aren’t just flavour enhancers but have proven physiological and mental effects when consumed.
Orange Bud Strain Effects
Orange Bud effects are perfect for those who prefer a more mentally-focused experience. Loaded with pep, its sativa-dominant effects come on fast, invigorating users with creative energy and feelings of happiness and motivation. This euphoric, productive high will continue hours after consumption, making any challenge seem like child’s play, and can be enjoyed throughout the day without fear of tiring.
Orange Bud THC levels range between 15%-20%, and though experienced users will get a big kick out of the strain’s mind-blowing cerebral qualities, its initial rush and prolonged effects are likely to overwhelm the inexperienced. For those susceptible to paranoia, it’s best to stick with an indica alternative and give this high THC, low CBD strain a wide berth.
Orange Bud Strain Medical Benefits
Orange Bud medical seeds boast a wealth of curative applications. The strain’s stimulating sativa dominance can help counteract fatigue – both mental and physical – uplifting users looking for a motivational boost or breakthrough that creative block.
This strain can also function as a mood enhancer. Limonene terpenes and THC have biochemical effects on neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain, increasing feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Patients suffering from depression may, therefore, find Orange Bud medical benefits particularly effective.
How to Grow Orange Bud Strain
Orange Bud flowering time is around 8-9 weeks from germination, so cultivators won’t have to wait long to see it live up to its name. Producing bright green plants with even brighter orange hairs is a sativa-dominant strain and can double in size during the flowering stage, so growers should plan accordingly. Suitable for SOG, SCROG or natural cultivation techniques, Orange Bud marijuana seeds aren’t fussy and will adapt to almost any growth environment, making them ideal for both experienced growers and novices seeking high yields with little trouble.
Orange Bud cannabis seeds yield an average between 400 and 450+ g per m2, but this can be significantly increased when a SOG setup is utilised to perfection. Harvests will always be high quality, and together, the strain’s oily buds and tasty terpene profile make an excellent candidate for concentrate creation.