!Today we are here again with another strain review, and this time we are exploring the wonder that is Grape Ape! If you are a big lover of sweet and fruity strains, then stick around because this indica-dominant beauty if not to be missed.
Sit back, grab a snack, and find out why you need to add Grape Ape to your strain collection.
What is the Grape Ape Cannabis Strain?
This full-bodied indica is a delightful crossbreed of Mendocino Pups, Skunk and Original Afghani, making it a pretty exciting bud to indulge in. Despite its fruity nature, Grape Ape packs around 18-21% THC, so you can expect a high as delicious as the taste, featuring both mind and body effects.
Propagated by Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm, this dense bud offers a thick, weighty high that lends itself perfectly to a host of medical conditions, making it a popular choice for patients across the U.S.
A soothing and unwinding nighttime strain, we love settling down with a movie and a blanket and cracking open a bag of Grape Ape for a relaxing, mellow experience not to be missed.
Grape Ape Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Where do we start with Grape Ape? If there is one thing that can indeed be said about this flower without question, it’s that it is visually striking in every way. Although Grape Ape won’t typically grow very high, its large buds and distinctive appearance make it a favorite amongst growers and enthusiasts.
The dense buds of Grape Ape are shrouded in deep purple leaves, which darken as the flower matures. With a generous, moderate to high helping of trichomes, this is a reasonably sticky plant and gives off a potent fruity aroma.
Oh yes – one thing we love about Grape Ape is the enticing smell that resembles candy and berries, which you will adore if you like sweet strains. Those with a nose accustomed to cannabis should also get whiffs of skunk and hash, but the overpowering taste when you inhale will be grape.
With an almost sickly sweet flavor, you won’t need much to feel satisfied, which is great because a little of Grape Ape can go a long way when it comes to its high, too!
Grape Ape Grow Info
Typically considered a strain with average difficulty, novice growers could find this a challenging bud to work with. Grape Ape can be grown outdoors, and you will likely see that it proves its worth with high resistance to both disease as well as destructive insects.
If you are looking to grow Grape Ape indoors, you should find it reasonably easy to cultivate; however, in true indica form, this bud will likely grow outwards with bushy and hefty lateral branches, which will probably need some skilled maintenance work to keep it under control.
If you find yourself short on indoor space, don’t worry – these plants rarely exceed four feet in height, and the broader leaves at the top of the plant can be trimmed down to allow light to reach the lower half.
Grape Ape produces a sturdy yield of medium to large flowers and around 74 grams per square foot, and trust us you will love the scent this one gives off as it grows!
Medical Benefits of Grape Ape Cannabis
The high of this indica-dominant hybrid is interesting. While many say that it knocks them out for the evening, others report a clear-headed and soothing high. What we know for sure is that a little too much can see you couch-locked for hours, so if this isn’t your aim, tread carefully!
You shouldn’t find Grape Ape too overpowering, but don’t underestimate the power of its high, which can be described as full-bodied, leaving both your mind and body relaxed and spacey. Indeed a bud for evening smoking, people living with insomnia should benefit significantly from the sedative effects of Grape Ape.
Grape Ape can be applied to a range of conditions due to its useful pain-relieving properties, and many athletes turn to this after an intense workout to ease muscle tension and soreness.
For a beautiful blend of euphoric relaxation, this is one for you, remember to start with a little amount as too much of Grape Ape can be disorientating.
Possible Side Effects of Grape Ape
As we said before, Grape Ape in heavy doses can lead to disorientation, as is the case with most strains we don’t advise too much to be consumed and would suggest newbies take extra care with dosing.
The smoke from Grape Ape can be slightly harsh and may leave you with a sore throat, so this is something to consider before trying this bud.
Final Thoughts: Is Grape Ape Your Next Sweet Treat Strain?
We love Grape Ape; it’s a typical indica with some soothing effects, and it tastes incredible to boot! We realize that many cannabis lovers will give this one a wide berth for its fruity and sweet-like taste, but for those who are into that, you will adore this strain!
Let us know in the comments if you have tried Grape Ape, and what did you think of it? We would love to know!