Grape Ape is an indica strain that is fast rising in popularity especially among pot connoisseurs. It is a very tasteful strain with a bag appeal to boot. It has a stunning appearance that deviates from the typical green appearance of most cannabis strains. When Grape Ape is subjected to colder temperatures during the flowering stage it develops some beautiful grape streaks that break the monotony of the greens. This is an adventurous strain that will excite new and seasoned users alike.
Grape Ape is a strong indica strain with a distinctive look and strong fruity flavor and it produces a powerful body high. It is a hybrid strain with interesting genetics, being a cross between the beautiful Mendocino Purps, a pungent skunk strain, and the legendary indica strain Afghani. The results is a beautiful and potent indica leaning hybrid.
The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in this strain ranges from 15%- 25%. The amount of cannabidiol (CBD) is minimal, rarely getting beyond 2%. This amount is significant effect to contribute to the synergy of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes in this strain. This renders medicinal benefits to this strain.
The buds of this strain are dense and well-rounded by the time that they are begging to be harvested. When you peer into a jar of fresh buds you will be astounded to see how beautiful these buds look. Around the buds you are likely to see tightly curled olive green leaves. The resin layer which should have a silvery white appearance is very visible when the buds are freshly harvested. Later on this layer may take a brownish appearance that may get somewhat lost among the copper colored pistils and yellow green colas. As hinted previously, this is one of those rare strains that will have a generous amount of the much coveted flavonoid anthocyanin. This compound produces a purple hue when the plants are exposed to cold temperatures during the flowering phase of their growth cycle. This allows the chlorophyll to break down and allow anthocyanin to dominate.
The resin content may vary among phenotypes of this strain. When the resin is high the buds become very sticky and may become very difficult to break by hand. This means that you may need to use a hand grinder to break them apart. And when you finally do so you will be welcomed by the most enticing fruity aroma that is nothing close to what you would expect of a skunk related strain. You will only encounter the earthy aroma when exhaling smoke from this strain.
Effects of Grape Ape
This strain packs a powerful indica punch. The effects however start of centrally creating a gently cerebral buzz that makes you feel awake and alive. After a few minutes you may experience some tingling feeling in your extremities and a feeling of losing balance. Very soon you will begin to feel a strong stretch in your muscles as well as the easing away of tensions and aches. This strain is very calming and will give you a pretty heavy couch-lock ultimately. This will make you want to rest in the same spot and enjoy maximum healing benefits from this strain.
The mental high from this strain is powerful and will ease away migraines and anxious thought. However, it is a slow creeper and it will be easy to ease into the effects.
Users have reported feeling very hungry after consuming this strain. If you have never experienced the munchies that come with THC loaded strains you can try this strain. You will be running to the fridge in no time.
What Does Grape Ape Smell Like?
Grape Ape is a very fragrant strain that is reminiscent of freshly harvested grapes. When combusted it produced a rich smoke which is very fruity. Well cured buds will produce a gentle smoke that is not harsh to the throat. On the exhale you are likely to pick out some earthy and not so pleasing aromas. This is close to what you will experience with Granddaddy Purple or Purple Kush.
What Does Grape Ape Taste Like?
This fruity strain has a tantalizing taste, to say the very least. Most users have described it as candy-like, grape-like, or biting into a fresh basket of fruits. Apart from being very fruity, this strain also has spicy notes that may glue to your tongue long after you are done indulging in this strain. Overall, this strain has a pleasant taste.
Does Grape Ape Cause Any Adverse Reactions?
Most users will find it easy to tolerate this strain. As much as the THC content can exceed 20%, the psychoactive effects set in slowly and will give you ample time to adjust. Remember to stop once you feel that you have taken enough. Failure to do so will definitely land you in trouble.
Taking too much of this strain will cause greening out, or whiting out if you prefer to go by that phrase. This is what happens when you feel sick after consuming too much weed, more than you can physiologically handle. You may go pale, feel nauseous and vomit, feel dizzy, or have severe headaches. You are also likely to get extremely paranoid.
While this rarely happens, it is advisable to consume moderate levels of this strain to be on the safe side. Stick to amounts that are useful for relaxation or medicating without being overwhelming.
More commonly you are likely to experience symptoms of dehydration such as a dry mouth (cottonmouth) as well as dry eyes. Sip on some water as you consume this strain to prevent this effect that may be embarrassing.
What Are The Uses of Grape Ape?
Grape Ape is an indica strain that is popular among medical marijuana patients. One of the primary uses of tis strain is the management of chronic pain. This is due to the high amounts of THC in this strain that has anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits. It is helpful in combating joint and muscle pain.
Being a strong indica, this deeply relaxing strain helps to treat restlessness and chronic fatigue. It will also eliminate salient aches that have been stored in muscles for ages. Those suffering from insomnia have also found relief from this strain, especially when the insomnia is related to pain or fatigue.
Lastly, this strain is great for revving up the appetite and reducing nausea. Patients undergoing chemotherapy who might be struggling to keep anything down can benefit from using this strain.
How To Grow Grape Ape
Grape Ape is not a difficult strain to grow. It thrives in warm temperatures with a humidity of about 50%; though this will fluctuate depending on the growth cycle. It requires maximum air circulation, fans come in handy for an indoor operation. It will take between 7-8 weeks for the plants to reach the flowering phase. The yields are very decent;around 16 ounces per square meter when cultivates indoors. With an outdoor operation you should expect around 28 ounces per plant of mature potent buds.
Grape Ape is a rewarding strain for someone looking to cultivate cannabis for personal or commercial purposes. For users, this is one of the best strains out there with a wonderful appearance, bag appeal, and effects.
This wraps up our review of Grape Ape.