Orange Bud was originally bred in the 1980s as a cross between two Skunk strains. It’s a hybrid variety with medium levels of THC that average 15 to 18%. It grows like an Indica plant but has a buzz that’s more reminiscent of a Sativa-dominant strain.
When smoking this strain it immediately fills your mind with happy thoughts and heightens all the senses in a euphoric way. The effects are one of the main reasons people decide to grow Orange Bud. The heady high helps enhance creativity or helps get chores done. Later it transcends into a slight body buzz with calming effects. Its primary medical uses include stress relief, lowering anxiety, and reducing pain.
Many people love Orange Bud because it's easy to grow and has a forgiving nature. Therefore, this plant is well suited for beginners and those who can’t dedicate a lot of time to their growth. And for those who don’t want much of a fuss during cultivation. The strain produces high yields and has a short flowering window of 8 to 9 weeks. When the plant moves into flowering the smell becomes quite strong. For an outdoor grow, the harvest takes place towards the end of September or in early October. After drying, she really benefits from a long cure to kick up the flavour a notch.
Orange Bud has super thick and sticky buds. They’re often covered in bright orange hairs and have lots of trichomes. Besides a colourful appearance, the cured nugs have a fruity aroma that smells like freshly cut oranges or nectarines. But the aroma is quite different during the growth cycle. Before harvest, the strain has an earthy and skunky aroma that transitions into a more citrusy pine smell.
This plant produces a very abundant and high-quality crop if well cared for. Orange Bud is a popular variety with medium strength THC levels and has a strong clear-headed high.
As the name implies, Orange Bud has a sweet orange taste along with sour citrus notes. It’s highly admired for its taste, and may very well be one of the best-tasting strains to ever smoke.