Own your ow legal marijuana business
Your guide to making money in the multi-billion dollar marijuana industry
Online Marijuana Seed Banks


Big Bud Seeds from Nirvana

  Grower reports: 5  Viewed: 287,376 times  Rated by 5 users: 5.76/10
'Big Bud' from Nirvana
LineageUnknown. A mostly Indica Skunk hybrid
FamilyUnknown or mixed family
OriginNorth America
GenotypeMixed, primarily Indica
Indoor Maturation50 to 55 days
Outdoor MaturationOct 15 to Oct 31
Sex PossibilitiesStandard (M/F)
StatureAverage size
YieldNot Listed
Odor LevelNot Listed
Odor DescriptionNot Listed
Taste LevelNot Listed
Taste DescriptionSkunk taste characteristics

  Breeder's Description - 'Big Bud'
Supposedly derived from Big Bud (Sensi Seeds).

  Grower Report - vaaran on July 18, 2003, 9:18 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureAverage size

I germinated 30 seeds from which 25 sprouted after 2 days. Plants were vegged for 4 weeks reaching around 12 inches in height, feeded with Canna Terra Vega 2 times a week.

12 days after switching to 12/12, 15 plants turned out to be female, 10 were male. I continued to feed Terra Vega this 12 day

  Grower Report - doc Genetics on October 27, 2004, 7:44 am  

Overall Rating4  EffectCouchlock, body stone
Potency3  StatureNot Listed

For Veg. I used Flouros, early flowering because Big Bud increases overall size about 300% after switching to 12/12.
For Bloom I used 600W HPS. Standard nutes + handwatering. no extra Co2 and only 1 gallon soil pots (TEKKU ~15x15x25). Good ventilation is recommended.

The flowering time was diffe

  Grower Report - BigSensiSkunk on November 21, 2004, 2:01 pm  
Big Bud from Nirvana rated 8.57  

Overall Rating9  EffectNicely balanced
Potency8  StatureAverage size
Yield10  PhenotypeIndica
Ease8  IndoorNot Listed
Appearance9  OutdoorOct 1 to Oct 15
Odor Level8  Odor: Nasty choking skunk smell when harvested.
Taste Level8  Taste: Skunky, rough, makes you cough.
Grower's Tilt9  SexesStandard (M/F)
SI RatingNot Listed Vintage: June, 2003

Oldest commercial strain and I can tell you that I know why it got it's award at the Cup back in '89. Cheap seeds, hardy easy to grow plants, lots of sticky dank buds that you can sell by the quarter-pounder!!!

Guerilla Growin':
Started off with 30 seeds, all germinated in 2 days. The sprouts were put in tiny youghurt cups and taken to the grow spot after 3-4 weeks of vegging. Then I transplanted the little ones directly into the soil in a window of five days of cloudy/rainy weather in June. Found this to be a plus for their root making and overall survival rate. I also transplanted bag when the weather was good and the seedlings got roasted. A good start is all it takes...
The rest was easy as pie: visited the grow spot once every two weeks with two 2L bottles of 15-15-15 fert. Many plants got stunted because of the poor soil, but they all pulled through though. Had to chop a lot of males also but that's what you get for growing in soil that has the Ph of 5.5.
Plants were very hardy and the bugs loved them. I've found that locusts, snails and cattarpillars love to munch on Big Bud leaf but the plants grow fast as if they didn't give a damn about anything. Word to the wise: indoors these plants suffer a lot from spidermites so be equipped and prepaired!

The Harvest:
Harvested in early October because I feared the rains and therefore the mold. When I chopped I found that none of my 5 females had any sort of mold, neither did my friend with his Big Buds. We both found a trace of bud rot due to the dew, but that's not a drawback. It only tastes harsher when smoked...
Filled 2 trashbags with the buds from 5 plants and it smelled so damn skunky. Don't know why, but some people enjoy this smell. I shure don't. Dried the shit in my room and couldn't sleep at night for three days. You could smell it from outside my room through the door!

The Smoke:
Great smoke! Never get tired of it. Can be rough for the neck and you do occasionally cough (oldschool skunk). Can't make a joint without scissors as it's so sticky. The high is very sociable and literally you can't stop laughing. It has some stoney qualities to it, but I cut mine early so the CBD didn't really form. Last year I left them longer than this year and it was killer. Half an hour for you is 3 minutes at the clock and that sort of shit. Not to be taken lightly. I've had some panic attacks from it, not to mention powerful heart palpitations.

Personal Opinion:
Great dank. Deffinitely going to grow it again and again. You can get up to half a kilo off a female and I'm not exagerrating in any way. I saw it. I've had a super female, that 1 in 4 that they said in the description. I didn't leave her fatten her buds as she should have, but she did form the fattest stickiest buds I've ever seen!
Few pics are mine...
  Garden Information for this report  
Bloom Wattage UsedNot Listed
Average Plant HeightNot Listed
Plants per Sq. FootNot Listed
Average Yield per Plant5.00
Pruning or Plant StyleBush
Fertilization MethodChemically fed

Outdoor Guerilla: 5 June- 6 October
5 female plants
Chemically fed with a weak solution
Grown by the sun.

Report added by: BigSensiSkunk

  Grower Report - HempKat on August 5, 2005, 3:47 am  

Overall Rating8  EffectSomewhat couchlock
PotencyNot Listed StatureAverage size

The plant grew exceedingly well thru most of it's growth and produced nice tight nuggets average roughly the size of golfballs and several colas above ten inches in length (Some LST used in early veg) The buds were very sticky and trichome developement wasy dense with long thin resin glands giving t ...continued

  Grower Report - GrowinC on August 7, 2005, 11:19 pm  

Overall Rating7  EffectNicely balanced
Potency7  StatureAverage size

This was my first grow. I grew 5 plants of Nirvana Big Bud and 5 plants of Sensi Early Skunk together. Over all I found the growing process to be fun and fairly easy. I think the Big Buds are a very hardy and easy to grow strain which I'm sure made things a little easier for me. 3 out of 5 plants en ...continued

StrainGuide © 2004 Overgrow
Marijuana Seeds Review: Nirvana - 'Big Bud'