Top 10 Best Banana Flavored Strains of Weed: 2021 Comparison

Banana flavored cannabis is one of the most popular flavors for weed. It’s also incredibly common. In fact, some heavy smokers ask “Why do bananas taste like weed”.  But, while many strains of weed have some isoamyl acetate, the terpene that causes the “banana” flavor, some have more than others. In fact, the best banana flavored strains are completely loaded with it.

If that is what you’re looking for, these strains are for you. The table below shows a quick comparison of all the best banana flavored strains of cannabis that we’ve researched:

StrainsFlowering Time (Weeks)YieldIndica/Sativa
Banana Bread6-7300g50% Indica/50% Sativa
Banana Crack8300gSativa-dominant
Mint Chocolate Bananas8-9450gSativa-dominant
Dank Bananas9-12500-600g50% Indica/50% Sativa
Banana Krumble10-12400-600gEstimated 50/50
Banana Frosting8-9500-850g70% Indica/30% Sativa
Banana Mango8-9500-900g25% Indica/75% Sativa
Banana Diesel8-9500g30% Indica/70% Sativa
Tropicana Banana9-10700-2000g40% Indica/60% Sativa
Banana Blaze8350-450g100% Indica

Importantly, these yields are estimates based on ideal conditions. Your own results may vary. Contributing factors include climate. For example, sun, daylight, temperature, and humidity all play a factor.

We’ve listed the results of our banana flavored strain growing research and the characteristics profiles of each seed below. You’ll be able to see the benefits of their grow and some general information about the bud as well.

*Strains are ranked in no particular order.

1. Banana Bread

This Early Purple Kush x Vietnamese Black hybrid is most famous for her relaxing properties. But, this strain also delivers with intense banana and blueberry aromas. Plus, with up to 21% THC, you get heavy-hitting highs. Banana Bread also offers one of the most balanced experiences out there. For example, growers report feeling happy, euphoric, relaxed, and tingly all at once when smoking.

Banana Bread is also a great easygoing strain to grow. This banana-tasting weed stays compact, with an average of 30-60 inches of height. Outdoors, you’ll see up to 300 grams per square meter. And, with a flowering time of just 6-7 weeks and a total grow time as short as 9 weeks, there’s no huge wait for the strain.

Overall, Banana Bread gets top marks for flavor, ease of care, and versatility. Plus, this plant is hardy in most climates, so you can grow her anywhere. Less importantly but still nice to know, this strain varies from green to almost pure black. You’ll get an interesting to look at grow no matter where you put her.

  • THC Levels: 20-21% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa/ 50% Indica/50% Sativa
  • CBD: 1% (Medium)
  • Yield: (Grams per square meters) 300g / 250-300g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 6-7 weeks
  • Plant Size: 76-152cm / 30-60 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Sunny and humid
  • Genetics: Purple Kush x Vietnamese Black
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Effects: Happy, Euphoric, Relaxed, Tingly, Uplifting
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Blueberry

2. Banana Crack

When you read a name like “Banana Crack”, you know it has to be as banana as it gets. But, this strain also delivers flavors of mango and peach, for one of the fruitiest grows you’ll find anywhere. This strain is also incredibly sticky. Her vibrant green buds are almost completely hidden by one of the densest crops of white trichomes and a virtual blanket of crystal.

So, this tropical beauty tastes and looks good, how does she smoke? Banana Crack delivers an uplifting, happy high that lasts for hours. She’s also great for extracts, as you’ll get good results even from trim.

Banana Crack is a relatively new strain. That means there’s less information about her. However, you’ll get a high yield. You’ll also get a harvest after about 8 weeks of flowering. Indoors, you’ll have to cut light down to 11/13 at minimum to flower. Outdoors, you should expect to harvest in mid-October in northern latitudes.

  • THC Levels: High (estimated 20%)
  • Indica/Sativa: Sativa-dominant hybrid
  • CBD: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 300g+
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks / Mid October
  • Plant Size: 129-180cm / 51-70 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate/Mediterranean
  • Genetics: OGR #99 x Green Crack
  • Grow Difficulty: Moderate
  • Effects: Happy, Euphoric, Uplifting, Stimulating
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Mango, Peach

3. Mint Chocolate Bananas

Mint Chocolate Bananas is one of the rare, minty cannabis strains. Like her parent strains Mint Chocolate Chip and Banana Sativa, she delivers that with an intense amount of sugar, chocolate, and, of course, banana. This strain stands out for incredible flavor.

However, she also makes a splash with potency. You’ll get good, long, and relaxing highs out of this strain.

Plus, Mint Chocolate Bananas is very easy to grow. In fact, she needs so little attention you can virtually leave her alone. Flowering is also fast at just 8 weeks. And, she delivers high yield. However, like most other new strains, there aren’t enough grows in different conditions to make an accurate prediction of how much that yield will be.

  • THC Levels: High (estimated 20%+)
  • Indica/Sativa: Sativa-dominant hybrid
  • CBD: 1-2% (Medium)
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 450g+
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks (Late September/Early October)
  • Plant Size: 120-180cm / 47-70 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean
  • Genetics: Mint Chocolate Chip x Banana Sativa
  • Grow Difficulty: Easy
  • Effects: Relaxed, Sedated
  • Flavors: Banana, Chocolate, Mint, Sugar

4. Dank Bananas

This incredibly sweet and rich banana strain is so sweet first-time users often miss its potency. But, underneath the ripe banana, this strain hides a THC content of over 23%. She also hits hard, with a relaxing, euphoric, and physical high. That’s a perfect combination for relaxing with friends – making this an incredible “Dessert strain”.

Dank Bananas is also bushy and compact. That makes her a good choice for growing indoors. However, you’ll have to prune and ensure good air circulation to keep the mold down. Outdoors, this plant gets taller, but you’ll still want to prune leaves and some side branches.

Plus, Dank Bananas has several known phenotypes. Some produce less on secondary branches. Others deliver better indoors. And, you’ll see a flowering period ranging from 9-12 weeks.

  • THC Levels: 23% (High)
  • Indica/Sativa: 50% Indica/50% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) 500-600g / 600-700g per plant
  • Flowering Time: 9-12 weeks
  • Plant Size: 80-130cm / 31-51 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Warm and Sunny
  • Genetics: Banna OG x Dank Sherbert
  • Growing difficulty: easy
  • Effects: Powerful, Relaxing, Social
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Creamy, Fruity

5. Banana Krumble

This Banana Punch x OG Kush strain blends intense banana flavors with OG Kush’s high yield. The result, a vigorous, fast-growing plant with huge buds and huge banana flavor. Unlike most other banana strains, Banna Krumble delivers ripe sweet fruit with notes of fuel.

Banana Krumble also needs a bit more care. You’ll have to feed her quite a bit for high yields. Plus, buds can get so heavy that branches snap. Make sure you’re ready to stake her as buds begin to fatten. However, she finishes in late September in Northern latitudes, making her a good choice for areas that have to race the frost.

Finally, you’ll get a strong, physical high that leaves you on the couch and wanting to socialize. This is a great party weed. Plus, with incredibly resinous buds and leaves, this is a great strain for extracts – although you might lose some of the banana terpenes depending on how you extract.

  • THC Levels: 24% (High)
  • Indica/Sativa: Estimated 50/50 cross.
  • CBD Levels: less than 1% (Low)
  • Flowering Time: 10-12 weeks
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) 400-600g / 500g per plant
  • Plant Size: 170-200cm / 67-79 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Temperate / Mediterranean
  • Genetics: Banana Punch x OG Kush
  • Growing Difficulty: Medium
  • Effects: Powerful, Sedative, Uplifting, Social, Sleep
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Fuel

6. Banana Frosting

Banana Frosting is a multi-way hybrid delivering a combination of high yield and intense banana aromas. This fast-growing strain is incredibly hardy and excels in many environments. Additionally, you can easily adapt it to most cropping, whether Sea of Green, Screen of Green, Super-cropping, or lollipopping.

However, this indica-dominant strain is prone to mold and mildew. That means you’ll need air circulation and some pruning or training to prevent mold. But, buds are prone to mold because they’re incredibly dense. Indoors, we’d recommend 6–10-gallon pots for the best results. Or, you could go for a hydro grow, but she can get a bit big for that.

Once you harvest, you’ll get 500-850 grams of premium, banana-flavored weed.

  • THC Levels: 20% + (high)
  • Indica/Sativa: 70% Indica/30% Sativa
  • CBD Levels; less than 1% (Low)
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 500-850g
  • Plant Size: 180-230cm / 70-90 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean
  • Genetics: Silver Haze x Diesel x Skunk Kush x Hindu Kush
  • Growing Difficulty: Medium
  • Effects: Euphoria, Powerful, Comforting, Relaxing
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Citrus, Sweet

7. Banana Mango

Banana Mango delivers fruit and more fruit. You’d expect that, considering her parents are Banana OG, Blueberry Muffin, and Strawberry Banana. But, you get intense banana and mango with every smoke.

Plus, Banana Mango does more than taste good. She grows big, fast, and vigorous. You’ll have little to worry about in terms of disease. However, you will want to ensure there’s good air circulation wherever you’re growing her. This strain is resistant to powdery mildew but vulnerable to mold. On the other hand, with a height averaging 230-300cm outdoors, she’s hard to hide.

If you do grow this strain indoors, use cropping or straining. Her large size means you’ll have to take some measures to prevent her from outgrowing your setup. Plus, more light and more feed mean more weed.

  • THC Levels: 18-22% (Medium)
  • Indica/Sativa: 25% Indica/75% Sativa
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: (grams per square meters) 500-900g
  • Plant Size: 230-300 cm / 90-118 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Arid, Temperate
  • Genetics: Banana OG x Blueberry Muffin x Strawberry Banana
  • Growing Difficulty: Medium
  • Effects: Calming, Relaxation, Euphoric
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Mango

8. Banana Diesel

Banana Diesel blends Banana Sativa with Sour Diesel for a Sativa-dominant strain that delivers hard on THC. You also get intense flavors. In fact, Banana Diesel’s strong banana tones blend incredibly well with the sour diesel, to create an almost unique flavor.

That’s great if you like sweet but not too sweet.

Banana Diesel also hits hard. While her THC count hasn’t been reliably categorized, she has at least 20% THC. Plus, you’ll want to sit down when you smoke, because she hits with a heady cerebral high that might leave you feeling dizzy. The high that follows is creative, heady, happy, and energetic, typical of sativa strains.

While Banana Diesel is alright to grow indoors, many find her to be too big. This is a Sativa-dominant strain and she can hit 300cm or more outdoors. Indoors, use Screen of Green, Sea of Green, or Cropping to keep her shorter. Otherwise, this strain is relatively easy – just invest in pruning and nutes.

  • THC Content: 20% + (High)
  • Indica/Sativa: 30% Indica/70% Sativa
  • CBD Content: Less than 1% (low)
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
  • Yield: (Grams per square meter) estimated 500g + per square meter
  • Plant Size: 180-300 cm / 71 – 118 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean, Temperate
  • Genetics: Sour Diesel x Banana Sativa
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Effects: Euphoria, Happy, Energetic, Calming, Uplifting, Cerebral
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Diesel, Sweet

9. Tropicana Banana

Tropicana Banana from Barney’s Farm is sometimes called the “holy grail” of cannabis. Why? This plant delivers incredible yield, flavor, and durability. She flowers in just 9-10 wees. And, with a yield ranging from 700-2000g, she has one of the biggest harvests out there. On top of that, you get flavors and aromas of rich fruit and bananas for a truly incredible smoke.

If that weren’t enough, she delivers a soft, relaxing and calming body high – perfect for staying home and relaxing. Buds are light purple, sticky, and coated with crystal.

On the other hand, this strain won’t finish until the end of October in many climates. That means you’ll have to keep her indoors in many colder areas. However, that’s normally okay, because despite the high yield, she stays as short as 110 cm indoors.

  • THC Levels: 22-25%
  • Indica/Sativa: 40% Indica/60% Sativa
  • CBD: Less than 1% (low)
  • Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
  • Yield: (grams per square meter) 700-2000g
  • Plant Size: 110-200cm / 43-79 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean, Temperate
  • Genetics: Tropicana x Banana Kush
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Effects: Relaxation, body high, Calming
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana, Fruity, Tropical

10. Banana Blaze

Banana Blaze is a pure indica strain. In fact, it’s a banana phenotype of Afghani Kush. That should be incredibly interesting for everyone who loves this classic strain. This Dutch Passion breed is nothing more than a Banana phenotype Afghani crossed back again and again to bring out more and more of the banana. The result, an incredibly banana strain with all of Afghani’s normal properties.

Afghani is also great for indoor and outdoor grows. This pure indica does very well with little feed. It also doesn’t need too much training, because you’ll get the classic Christmas tree shape. However, you’ll want to make sure to provide ventilation, especially near the end of the grow – so lollipopping is a good idea.

Otherwise, Banana Blaze gets big, strong, and yields a predictable 400-450g per square meter. You’ll have little to worry about, except maybe over feeding.

  • THC Levels: 13-17% (Low)
  • Indica/Sativa: 100% Indica
  • CBD Levels: Less than 1% (Low)
  • Flowering Time: 8 weeks
  • Yield: 350-450 grams per square meter
  • Plant Size: 150-200cm / 59-79 inches
  • Optimal Climate: Mediterranean, Sunny
  • Genetics: Afghan Kush
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Effects: Body High, Relaxing, Euphoria, Relaxation
  • Flavors/Aroma: Banana

What Gives Cannabis its Banana Flavor?

If you’ve ever had banana candy, you know that it smells a lot more like banana than it tastes. That’s because it uses the terpene isoamyl acetate. This terpene was isolated as the primary aroma in bananas. And, while, in candy, it’s overwhelmed by sugar, it’s still there.

Many strains of cannabis also have isoamyl acetate terpenes. These mostly come through in the form of an intense banana smell. You’ll also get light banana flavors. On the other hand, banana strains with high sugar content taste even more like bananas. This results in the “ripe” and “over ripe” banana flavor profiles. Therefore, the best banana cannabis combines isoamyl acetate with sugar.

Banana Weed Summary

There are plenty of banana flavored strains of weed. This list includes some of our favorites. In fact, many of these are incredibly new, modern hybrids that go hard on flavor and THC. You might be looking for just that. You might also be looking for something else in your banana strain. It’s always a good idea to research based on what specific traits you like. Plus, you need to make sure the strain will grow well in your grow environment.