What’s the genetic origin of Big Bud Auto?
Big Bud’s legend originates from a possible cross in the 1980s between the first basic varieties of Afghani, Haze, and Northern Lights. The resulting strain rapidly spread through the underground market of the time. The precise origins of this formidable indica-dominant variety are shrouded in mystery, but it seems that Big Bud was first developed in the USA at the peak of the American war on drugs. The original creators of Big Bud were anxious that unwanted attention from law enforcement might force the strain to disappear forever, so they transported her to the safe cannabis haven of the Netherlands, where she was nurtured and genetically stabilised, quickly becoming a coffee shop favourite.
Big Bud has fortunately survived for more than 4 decades, and has recovered her popularity both in the US and Europe, becoming one of those strains that every self-respecting grower should have in their genetic library.
In order to obtain this autoflowering version, the Seedstockers’ team crossed Afghani with Skunk, whose result was then crossed again with a great Magnum Auto pheno. This led to the creation of an automatic strain that impacts your senses during cultivation with her outstanding features, inherited from her ancestors. Because all these incredible characteristics bring something to the table, either through flavours, aromas, or effects.
Afghani is an extremely powerful indica strain. If you smoke cannabis to relax, this may be one of the best varieties for you. On the other hand, Skunk is another amazing hybrid derived from the cross of Acapulco Gold, Colombian Gold, and Afghani. Those looking for lots of energy who want to de-stress at the same time should definitely give Skunk a try.