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Bruce Banner #3

The Bruce Banner marijuana strain was first developed in Colorado at The Haven, a Strainwise dispensary. The plant was originally named after the alter ego of everybody’s favorite big green monster – The Incredible Hulk.

By crossing a carefully selected OG Kush with a Strawberry Diesel, The Haven came up with a powerful plant with three distinctly different phenotypes. It was soon apparent that the third pheno, Bruce Banner #3, was indeed a bit of a monster. The rest, as they say, is cannabis history!

Bruce Banner #3 Information and LineageGrowing Bruce Banner #3
  • Indoors or Outdoors?
  • Flowering Time & Yield
  • Taste, Smell and Effects
Best Comic Book Hero Strains
  • Bruce Banner #3 - The Haven
  • Superman OG
  • Incredible Hulk - Holi Moli
  • Batman OG - Gone Green
  • Wonder Woman – Nirvana
  • Green Lantern
  • Harlequin - Elev8 Seeds


Bruce Banner #3 Information and Lineage

Bruce Banner #3 has received a tremendous amount of acclaim and publicity, famously appearing in High Times – Earth's Strongest Strains List with THC levels measured at a mind-numbing 28.35%! Despite this crazy potency, Bruce Banner #3 is not a debilitating strain. The effects are exhilarating with enormous levels of energy and creativity.Bred initially by Jason Holck (a.k.a. OG Ironlung), of Dark Horse Genetics, Bruce Banner was a mix of Strawberry Diesel and OG Kush. The cross produced three distinct phenotypes, with the third being the most potent (hence the #3 suffix). In total, five Bruce Banner phenotypes were created, but no one managed to reach the levels of fame that #3 did.Bruce Banner #3 achieved first place in the Denver US Cannabis Cup and has featured as the most potent strain ever tested in the entire history of the High Times Cannabis Cups. Not a small distinction for a cannabis strain!

Growing Bruce Banner #3

Bruce Banner #3 is a relatively easy plant to grow. She produces quite a stink in the grow room so make sure your carbon scrubbers are up to scratch. When smoked the aroma is a pungent sweet and skunky affair that will have tokers salivating.Just to be clear: Don't expect to reach top levels of THC straight away. You will need optimum conditions to produce THC levels anything like as strong as those provided by The Haven. However, even a novice grower should be able to grow an excellent, highly potent plant.

Indoors or Outdoors?

Bruce Banner #3 will thrive either indoors or outdoors. However, for best results, provide a relatively low humidity or plant it in areas without too much rainfall.

Flowering Time & Yield

You can expect BB#3 to flower at around 8-10 weeks from seed. When flowering, this strain showcases a broad palette of colors, with magenta leaves contrasting beautifully with the bright green buds and red pistils. The icy white flowers and resinous trichomes complete the picture in a strain that will yield about 800 g/m2 indoors / 1000 g/plant outdoors

Taste, Smell and Effects

Depending on the time of harvesting, Bruce Banner can provide an exhilarating cerebral high or a relaxing, mellow effect. Harvest earlier if cerebral effects are more your thing. The experience is typically Sativa, with a speedy, buzzing high that can easily be translated into creative outbursts and creative spells. Although it is a decent daytime strain, we wouldn't recommend trying this at work, as extreme THC can trigger unwanted side-effects.

Best Comic Book Hero Strains

Bruce Banner is not the only comic book hero to get his weed strain. Here are some of the best marijuana varieties, named after comic book heroes!

Bruce Banner #3 - The Haven

They say third time’s the charm, and, in the case of the Bruce Banner strain, that couldn’t be truer. The breeders over at the Haven dispensary found themselves a real winner with the third phenotype of this strain. A mix of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, Bruce Banner #3 has been dubbed as the “strongest strain on Earth” by High Times magazine back in 2013. Although this is no longer the case, it makes up for a great experience, with a euphoric high that is perfect for creative activities.Plant Type: Sativa/Indica 70/30Genetics: OG Kush X Strawberry DieselFeminized Seeds Available: YesAutoflowering Seeds Available: NoYield: HighHeight indoors: MediumHeight outdoors: TallHarvest month: OctoberGrow difficulty:  MediumAwards: High Times – Earth’s Strongest Strains List 2013THC level: 28%

Superman OG

Superman OG is a cross between Tahoe OG and Bubba Kush. A product of magnificent breeding, this strain is indeed super-resistant to disease and mold, due to its substantial indica lineage. Users will experience a feeling of intense bodily relaxation, while its taste is extremely spicy.Strain: Indica 85% - Sativa 15%Genetics: Tahoe OG and Bubba KushFeminized Seeds Available: YesAutoflowering Seeds Available: NoYield (indoors/outdoors): 280-350g/m2 (10 to 14oz) - 350g/plant (14oz)Flowering time: 7-9 WeeksTHC level: 17-27%

Incredible Hulk - Holi Moli

Bruce Banner is not the only character from the incredibly popular Marvel Comic Book to have his own weed strain. His alter ego, the Incredible Hulk has also been used to name a Sativa-dominant hybrid. Like its namesake, this strain packs a serious punch. The weed version of the Incredible Hulk is a cross between Green Crack and Jack Herer. The result is an aromatic strain that is as pleasant to consume as potent.Strain: Sativa DominantGenetics: Green Crack x Jack HererFeminized Seeds Available: YesGrow difficulty: EasyFlowering time: 60 DaysTHC level: 19-24%

Batman OG - Gone Green

Somewhat ironically, the parent of Batman OG remains unknown, much like the caped hero of Gotham. This indica-dominant strain has incredible amounts of THC that can leave you locked to your couch for quite a long time. Good for sedative use, this strain and daytime activities don't mix well. The only problem with it is that seeds might be hard to find. You could try lighting up the Bat-Signals, but I doubt Batman OG seeds will come running your way.Strain: Indica DominantGenetics: OG KushFeminized Seeds: NoFlowering time: UnknownTHC level: 23-24%

Wonder Woman – Nirvana

Wonder Woman is the creation of the famous (or infamous) breeder Sam the Skunkman. This Sativa-dominant strain contains the genetics of the best strains around the world, as Sam the Skunkman combined a White Widow with a male hybrid between Thai, Haze and Skunk #1. Following the family tree of Wonder Woman can be tough, but her weed version is still quite the Amazon! Users report incredible cerebral effects and great euphoric moments.Strain: Mostly SativaGenetics: Thai x Haze x Skunk#1 x White WidowFeminized Seeds Available: YesAutoflowering Seeds Available: NoYield (indoors/outdoors): 450-550g/m2Grow difficulty: EasyFlowering time: 8-10 WeeksTHC level: High

Green Lantern

A cross between Green Crack and White Rhino, this bud is highly psychoactive, with a THC level of 23%+. The effect is euphoric and highly cerebral, although that might be too much for beginners. The strain has a powerful pungent lemon aroma and a taste of sweet lemony pine that has an almost harsh peppery aftertaste.Strain: Mostly SativaGenetics: Possibly Green Crack x White RhinoFeminized Seeds Available: UnknownAutoflowering Seeds Available: NoTHC level: 23%

Harlequin - Elev8 Seeds

We are not sure if this CBD-rich strain got its name from the old Italian character Harlequin or the sexy Batman supervillain. We do know, however, that this sativa hybrid is the result of careful breeding of several strains: a 1970s favorite Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss sativa landraces, and a Nepali indica variety. Although this strain is mostly Sativa, its CBD to THC ratio is 5:2, making it a fantastic medicinal strain that has won multiple awards in its respective categories.Strain: SativaGenetics: Columbian Gold, Nepali Indica, Thai and Swiss landracesFeminized Seeds Available: YesAutoflowering Seeds Available: NoYield (indoors/outdoors): HighGrow difficulty: ModerateFlowering time: 8-9 WeeksTHC level: LowCBD Level: High (5:2)