The Grape Ape is a great strain that boasts its strong indica roots. This strain is propagated by the Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm and is named because of its distinctive grape-like smell. This indica dominant strain is famous for its relaxing high that can help in relieving pain and anxiety. The buds are beautifully shaded in purple that darkens over time.
History and Composition
The Grape Ape is an indica strain that originates from Northern California. Its parent strains are the Mendocino Purps and Skunk # 1, both indica-dominant hybrids, and the Original Afghani landrace, a pure indica. All of the parent strains are very potent but with very low sativa content. The testing lab, Analytical 360, has tested the Grape Ape strain with results of about 15% to 25% THC content. This strain has very little to zero CBD, with average levels of around 0.6%, which brings a full-bodied and intense high that many users look for.
There are speculations that the Grape Ape strain’s name was in reference to the 1970s cartoon, The Great Grape Ape. The Grape Ape, the main character, is a huge purple ape that wears a cool hat. If this is true, it is indeed very fitting.
Aesthetic and Flavor
Guaranteed, the Grape Ape is aesthetically pleasing and visually striking in so many ways! Even though this strain does not grow into a majestically tall and huge plant, its huge buds and an appearance full of character make it a crowd-pleaser and a favorite among enthusiasts and growers alike. The grape ape’s dense and heavy buds are covered in deep and vibrant purple gorgeous-looking leaves that darken as the plant matures and grows.
This strain has compact nuggets covered with generous trichomes, making it a tacky and sticky plant that gives off a very enticing aroma. The Grape Ape’s smell is comparable and very similar to candies and sweet berries, one of the factors why this is considered a “dessert strain.” Upon inhale, you will get a whiff of skunk and hash, but the noticeable taste is the grape and fruity flavors in it.
With the Grape Ape’s luscious aroma and delightful flavors, you will surely be able to get what it takes to be satisfied. Also, a little amount of Grape Ape can go a very long way when it comes to the kick and buzz, too.
Growing and Cultivating the Grape Ape
The Grape Ape is a bushy plant with leaves that are beautifully large and broad. The plant will not grow beyond four feet and flowers in a span of seven to eight weeks and will give off a very pleasing and wonderful scent. This strain also produces around 2.5 ounces of flower per square foot of plant.
Although this plant is able to produce an impressive and sturdy yield, cultivators still consider this strain to have an average difficulty when it comes to growing. The Grape Ape can be grown indoors and outdoors and is very resistant to diseases and pests. The buds of this plant tend to grow outwards with large and bushy branches, and this will definitely need skilled maintenance work to keep the plants under control.
If you are growing outdoors, make sure they grow them in a spot where there will be plenty of sunlight and enough shelter to protect your plants from harsh weather. For indoor growers, the Grape will work well with hydroponics or rich compost.
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Effects and Benefits
The Grape Ape often provides the users with clear-headed and a very soothing high. Since this is an indica-dominant strain, the Grape Ape will not be too overpowering but is still very potent. This pant’s effects are often described as a full-bodied high, leaving you very relaxed and well-rested. This is recommended to be used at night because of its sedative effects.
Using Grape Ape medicinally can benefit from its pain-relieving properties and its ability to ease muscle pain and tension. With its calming effects, this strain can also help patients struggling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. This strain boasts a beautiful blend of euphoric relaxation; just remember to go easy when using this strain for the first time.
The Grape Ape is a gradual but very potent strain that both newbies and experienced users are well-loved. The Grape Ape high is uplifting and extremely relaxing, which is of great help for people who suffer from mental and physical conditions.