Popcorn buds may be small and airy but they’re still good. Being a flower from the same plant as the more dense buds, they have the same potency, smell, flavor, and high, just aren’t dense like the others.
Pruning or trimming consists of plucking off any number of fan leaves to remove the plant material that is shading the lower branches and lower bud sites, this is a slightly more aggressive method than the ones said above and can shock your plants if you don’t do it carefully.
Popcorn buds are those tiny fluffy flowers that don’t quite develop like the denser main flowers. Usually, the popcorn buds are situated on the lower bud sites on a cannabis plant.
Pruning and/or Trimming
This method usually takes a lot of work because you have to train your plant little by little every couple of days to have good results.
This means you can still smoke or vaporize them normally like you would with denser buds.
Popcorn buds are nothing more than undeveloped buds but they keep all the qualities of the rest of the buds except for their density. These buds can still be smoked and shouldn’t be a problem if you just started growing.
Either they are too small, too leafy or too hairy, growers tend to avoid these smaller flowers.
Essentially, popcorn buds are exactly what they sound like – tiny, fluffy cannabis bud nuggets that only grow to reach the size of a piece of popcorn. Popcorn buds are usually referred to as B-grade buds, as they never reach the full density or maturity of top A-grade buds since they’re not fully grown. These smaller B-grade buds are detested by growers and sellers of quality cannabis, but are like a treasure trove for consumers on a budget.
Popcorn-sized buds are typically a sign that your plant is undergoing some type of stress. The biggest stressor toward plants that causes popcorn cannabis is excessive heat. When your plants are overheated, they will be too stressed to provide proper nutrients for the whole plant to produce girthy cannabis buds all over. Controlling your temperatures and keeping them under 30C (86F) is therefore very important to preventing the growth of popcorn buds, which is much easier for indoor than outdoor growers.
Are Popcorn Buds The Same As Other Buds?
Even though popcorn weed is a great option for consumers of cannabis, it’s not always the best for those who cultivate cannabis due to the lowering of the overall yield. There are some ways to help prevent popcorn buds on your plants to ensure you have the biggest outcome of the highest quality cannabis.
Although the idea of a popcorn nug can be frightening to cannabis growers, there are many ways to prevent growing popcorn buds to ensure top-quality cannabis. However, even if plants do develop the occasional popcorn bud, you now know it’s not the end of the world – despite its small size, you’ll definitely find a way to enjoy it!
For cannabis growers and consumers alike, you may at one time or another have come across cannabis buds that seem to be a little smaller or underdeveloped compared to the typical girthy flowers you’re used to. These are what growers and sellers refer to as “popcorn buds”. Popcorn buds may be small, but it turns out they can cause quite a controversy among cannabis enthusiasts. Is there any use to them? Are popcorn buds necessarily worse than their larger counterparts? Continue reading to find the answers to these questions and more!