What happens when you combine three highly influential marijuana strains into one striking strain? You get the strain called “Grape Ape” Strain.
Origination of Grape Ape Strain
Contrary to what others might think, no apes were harmed in the making of the Grape Ape Strain.
The Grape Ape Strain is what you get when you combine Afghani indica, Skunk #1 and Mendocino Purps.
As rumored, the name “Grape Ape” might have been derived from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon show in the late 70s called “The Great Grape Show” as they share similar features – they are both purple and big.
Aside from that rumor, perhaps the Grape Ape got its name because of its grape-like taste and smell.
As for the origin, the Grape Ape strain hails from California, USA and is a brainchild of Bret Bogue who is both a cannabis activist and the founder of Apothecary Genetics.
With an estimated THC level that falls between 15%-23%, the Grape Ape strain is certainly an ideal indica dominant strain.
Appearance of Grape Ape Strain
In terms of its smell, it has a sweet grape Kool-Aid like hint mixed with a musky scent. At first, you might smell something skunky but once its broken apart, that’s where the grape-like qualities and sweet aroma come out.
As for the flavor, expect something similar to its aroma. There’s a mix of something musty with the sweetness of the grapes thrown in. Once you have planted your Grape Ape Strain, it will take about 8-9 weeks before it can start its flowering stage. Once you’ve got your buds, you will see dense green nuggets that turn purple once it matures.
When planting this strain, you can either opt to do it outdoors or indoors. When grown outdoors, it can grow up to eight feet. Meanwhile, if grown indoors, it can grow to about three feet. And in line with cultivating the Grape Ape Strain, remember that the Grape Ape Strain needs a lot of sunlight and it thrives in moderate temperatures.
Depending on size you allow your plant to grow, you can get about ½ ounce to 3.5 ounce per plant. If grown outdoors, expect to have more yield during harvest time around late September to early October- probably between 8 ounces to 5 pounds.
Also, while your plant grows, one of the most notable things about the Grape Ape Strain that you will notice is the color of its leaves – purple. Also, if you’re wondering where that strong aroma of grape is coming from, it’s courtesy of the THC crystals that are thickly coating the Grape Ape’s stems, stalks, buds and leaves. And apart from the grape smell, you will always notice some skunky smell to it.
Effects of the Grape Ape Strain
In case you are wondering, you won’t literally turn into a purple colored ape once you start smoking the Grape Ape Strain.
It does, however start off quite strongly. You will feel ho potent it is when you start noticing some face and eye effects. In about 30 to 45 minutes, the early effects that you felt upon smoking will start mixing with buzz the Grape Ape Strain is giving you.
If the Grape Ape Strain was described in terms of how it will make you feel, you will definitely feel relaxed. However, it can also uplift your mood, make you feel good and give you a little more energy. As the effect on you continues you will start noticing that your mind will start feeling slow and steady.
If there’s an ideal time to smoke the Grape Ape Strain, it has to be before bed. It will definitely make you feel sleepy and relaxed, giving you the chance to get the rest you deserve.
Apart from the relaxed and sleepy state it puts you, Grape Ape Strain is great for elevating the mood, relieve light pain, alleviate anxiety attacks and stimulate appetite.
Grape Ape Strain Recommendations
Without any doubt, it’s an outstanding “yes” from us! Where else can you experience a good quality high from the combination of three of the most known strains available in the weed industry today? It’s all up to the Grape Ape Strain!
And while you may not start climbing buildings and yelling at the top of your lungs, this strain will definitely leave you with a lasting impression.
As a super indica (given that it’s the hybrid of the Afghani indica, Skunk #1 and Mendocino Purps), it’s a strain whose sweetness and grape-like flavor will give you the slumber your body wholeheartedly deserves.