Strawberry Banana (Strawnana) Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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You’re likely to get your hopes up when you hear this strain’s name, and you won’t be disappointed. Strawberry Banana (also known as Strawnana) smells and tastes much like a breakfast smoothie — with a little earthiness mixed in for variety.

This high-THC indica-dominant strain (70% indica, 30% sativa) has a lot more going for it than just its sensory delights. Strawberry Banana delivers a cerebral high that’s uplifting, euphoric, and sometimes trippy. That’s combined with full-body relaxation that builds over time and often eventually leads to couch lock. It’s a good strain to get you ready for a satisfying night’s rest.

Strawberry Banana is also known for its generous resin production and oversized neon green nugs with white and purple streaks and its ability to help patients with a variety of medical issues.


This strain’s powerful effects often take users by surprise because they start so slowly.

All you’ll feel at the beginning is a low-key head buzz, and even that can take a few minutes to arrive. It slowly becomes a strong and happy euphoria that eliminates stress, sharpening the senses and sometimes becoming mildly psychedelic. However, some users find the head high to be creative and to focus rather than one that distorts reality.

If you feel that burst of creativity, plan to exploit it at the start of the Strawberry Banana experience.

Here’s why. Before long, the physical effects of this strain kick in, and they’ll make it difficult for you to accomplish very much. They start as full-body relaxation but usually progress to a body lock and a long stay on the couch. Sedation is quite possible, and sleep sounds awfully good to most users as the high wears off.

This is weed best used in the evening or on a day off. The couch lock and associated lethargy are essentially unavoidable due to Strawberry Banana’s potency. Daytime users better have a comfortable chair, couch, or bed nearby because they won’t be able to finish any task they’ve started.

Bottom Line: The balanced effects of Strawberry Banana hit both the head and body hard; the cerebral high is happy and sometimes psychedelic, while the body stone is known for producing strong couch lock and often sedation.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 2/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 5/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 3/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Don’t be surprised by a cottonmouth, dry eyes, or slight dehydration after smoking Strawberry Banana; those are the most common side effects. Those who overindulge, inexperienced users, and people who are already anxious may experience increased anxiety or paranoia, but those effects are thankfully relatively rare.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 5/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Strawberry Banana is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to its effects.

Patients say the very strong and eventually-sedating body stone helps ease the pain of most muscle and joint issues, and many of those suffering from insomnia and poor sleep quality relies on this strain’s somnambulant effects to help them sleep better for the night.

The mood-elevating head high is praised by MMJ users who are seeking relief from psychological issues like stress, depression, and anxiety; they say it eliminates the negative thoughts and stressors that cause their distress. And the improved focus some people experience may help them if they’re dealing with ADD or ADHD.

Flavor and Aroma

Even though this weed really does smell of strawberries and bananas, don’t think that the aroma is as subtle as the smell of a banana split. The fragrant strain’s scent fills up the room quickly. There’s also some earthiness and spice in the aroma, and those smells become more obvious when the flower is broken up or ground.

The scent of Strawberry Banana is more banana than strawberry. Its flavor is just the opposite, with the strawberry taste more obvious in the smoke and the banana making itself known in the aftertaste. There’s a hint of earth in the flavor, but overall, this is absolutely delicious, bud.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 1/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 1/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Some lab tests have shown that Strawberry Banana has an average THC content of 21%, which is definitely quite high. Another test has reported the average THC level of this strain to be in the 23% range, and one test reported by Wikileaf showed an almost-unbelievable 32%. Suffice to say, this is an extremely potent weed. CBD levels are very, very low.

Limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, valencene, and phellandrene are the dominant terpenes in Strawberry Banana. Other terps like pinene, ocimene, and linalool also contribute to the mix.


It’s not clear which breeder took the initiative, but DNA Genetics and Serious Seeds collaborated to create Strawberry Banana. It’s a cross of Banana Kush and a strawberry phenotype of Bubblegum that’s sometimes called Strawberry Bubblegum.

Once you know that, it doesn’t take much detective work to figure out how Strawberry Banana got its delicious banana and strawberry aroma and flavor. As for the source of its effects, Strawberry Bubblegum is a calming and happy balanced hybrid, while Banana Kush is slightly indica-dominant and contributes a powerful sedative effect. Both are quite potent.

Where to Buy Strawberry Banana Seeds

Seedsman, Pacific Seed Bank, and Homegrown Cannabis Company are among the many online vendors who sell feminized Strawberry Banana seeds.

Cannabis Seeds USA and Dutch Seeds Shop offer standard seeds, Seedsman also sells an autoflowering version, as does North Atlantic Seed Company, and Cloud City Clones and Dark Heart Nursery have Strawberry Banana clones for sale.

Similar Strains

This weed isn’t available in all dispensaries, so if you’re searching for a similar alternative, here are some to consider: Layer Cake, Kandy Kush, Lemon Kush Headband, and Triple Chocolate Chip.

Strawberry Banana Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What’s the best way to grow Strawberry Banana Plants?
A: This strain is easy to grow and can thrive indoors or outdoors — that is, if the outdoor climate is humid, with daytime temperatures around 70°. Be sure to top the plants, so they grow bushier instead of “leggy,” and if you want to accent the flower’s purple streaks, shock them with colder temperatures at night when the plants are late in the flowering stage.

Q: Does Strawberry Banana produce a lot of buds?
A: Absolutely. It’s considered a heavy producer, with a harvestable yield of 15-20 ounces per square yard indoors and about 24 ounces per outdoor plant.