Banana Cream OG is a well-balanced hybrid with an appealingly dessert-like flavor. Created by Oregon-based growing operation Vagrant Hill Farms, this strain’s genetic background includes Banana OG, Ocean Beach OG and the uber-popular hybrid Blue Dream. Not to be confused with Banana Cream (which is also descended from Banana OG), Banana Cream OG carries potent effects to accompany its fruity taste. Its THC content has been measured at between a modest 15% and a staggering 30%.
Banana Cream OG is marked by medium to large-sized flowers that adhere in chunky, irregularly-shaped globes. These buds have an indica-leaning internal structure, with a solid, tightly-packed center. The small, wide leaves are a mossy shade of green and are shot through with curly, rust-colored pistils. Finally, all visible nooks and crannies of these flowers are covered in cloudy, transparent trichomes that make them very sticky to the touch.
Although its parent strain Banana OG has a subtle banana flavor, that particular mix of terpenes doesn’t seem to have made it to Banana Cream OG. Instead, an initial inspection of the flowers may pick up on fruity notes of citrus. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, yields some herbal, piney hints. When Banana Cream OG is combusted in a pipe or joint, it gives off a smooth, even smoke that goes down easily and leaves behind a creamy mouthfeel on the exhale.
Banana Cream OG’s high has a slow onset, leading some impatient consumers to increase their intake before they feel its effects. After about 15 minutes, though, some strange, head-focused sensations set in like a flushing in the cheeks and some twitching around the temples. As these tics die down, smokers gradually become aware of an uptick in their thought patterns. Certain ideas may command more attention than they ordinarily would; similarly, some unforeseen connections between seemingly unrelated things may come to light. This deeply cerebral state can be a great way to get work done on all kinds of tasks. It may also inspire giddy energy and lively conversation when shared among friends. In some circumstances, Banana Cream OG’s mental stimulation can manifest as a weird kind of sensory distortion.