Orange Bud Strain History
Orange Bud is a 65/35 indica dominant cannabis hybrid developed by Dutch Passion Seed Company during the 1980s. Orange Bud was created by crossing two pure Skunk strains. Orange Bud has a legendary reputation for being a highly stable plant that produces delicious smelling buds of the highest quality. For many, Orange Bud was one of the first popular Dutch cannabis strains they remember tasting. That is to say that the emergence of Orange Bud marks a point in cannabis culture when smokers began paying attention to the strain names and also to the many differences between individual strains.
Orange Bud flowers are bright green with sparkling coral colored pistils that weave through the densely packed flower clusters. The buds are chunky and very consistent in shape throughout the plant. The olive green fan leaves are strategically placed but not overly abundant, helping to prevent mold and simplifying trimming.
Citrus is a driving force here, with hints of clove, cinnamon, and skunk on the nose and tongue. There is a pungent zesty smell when you first open a jar of OB followed by rich undertones of mint and musk. Some phenotypes exhibit a sweet and earthy nectarine/peach tea aroma reminiscent of a summer day.
Orange Bud Terpenes
After growing a batch of OB, many growers continue to hold on to her for repeat grows. This is partly because of the uniquely sweet, citrus, and skunky terpene profile. Orange Bud is some of the most memorable, feel-good cannabis you’ll ever taste. Squeezing the flowers exposes a juicy fresh Nectarine aroma, like walking through a fruit orchard at the height of summer. Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene are the primary terpenes found in this strain.
People under high amounts of stress and anxiety appreciate Orange Bud for its mood stimulating properties. The revitalizing feeling works wonders for chronic fatigue and muscle tension. With THC levels at roughly 16%, this isn’t the most potent strain on the market, but it isn’t weak, either. CBD levels average at about 0.35%. This strain provides energy and encourages creativity. Overall, Orange Bud works well in treating chronic pain and anxiety, as well as nausea and sleeplessness. Orange Bud’s reputation for easing mental and physical troubles has made it a celebrated medical cannabis selection.
Orange Bud produces an alert, social, and cerebral high. This strain is ideal for smokers with an active lifestyle. Orange Bud pumps you up like a Thai energy drink. You suddenly feel charged, ambitious, and ready to conquer any task. In addition, the high also increases social awareness, concentration, and imagination.
Growing Orange Bud
Orange Bud is a vigorous grower with strong stems and a uniform growth profile. She is a very resilient plant that handles nutrients like a boss. An indoor vegetative period of 4-6 weeks is usually enough time to reach appropriate maturity. The average Orange Bud plant requires 8-9 weeks of flowering and, being a sativa dominant hybrid can roughly double in size during that time.
The small amount of leaves on the buds makes it highly attractive for outdoor growing. Likewise, there is also less chance of dead leaves and bud rot due to the high-calyx leaf ratio. OB has all of the makings of a successful strain for both home and commercial growers. She is a vigorous plant, not a fussy feeder, and provides generous yields. Outdoor plants finish in early October with a 14oz/plant yield. Indoor Orange Bud will grow to about 3-1/2 feet tall and produce roughly 14oz/m2 after 8-9 weeks of flowering.