Last updated on June 16th, 2023
Grape Ape Strain
Grape Ape strain is one of the tastiest strains on the planet. It was developed by Apothecary Genetics and is a result of crossing three reputable parents – Mendocino Purps, Afghani, and Skunk.
As its name suggests, Grape Ape Strain has an overwhelming taste of grapes with predominant notes of candy and strawberry. It is an Indica dominant hybrid whose initial effect is a euphoric buzz. But as your thoughts float in the mellow buzz, your body is more likely to be drawn into carefree relaxation that’s best suited for evening or nighttime.
Grape Ape THC content averages at 15% and can exceed 20%. And though its effects set in slowly, this strain is not recommended for new marijuana users. It has compact dark-purple flower buds laden with orange-brown hairs. The sugar leaves are tightly-curled, featuring a deep purple color that darkens as the plant matures.
Grape Ape Smell and Flavor
Grape Ape is a brilliant strain whose popularity is rising steadily among cannabis connoisseurs. It has an incredibly delicious fruity flavor that pairs well with undertones of earth and skunk. Being an Indica dominant strain, Grape Ape surprisingly possesses a high level of myrcene, hence the sweet flavor profile with spicy and earthy notes. On top of treating you with a fruity flavor and intense notes of berries and grapes, its intense smoke also leaves a sweet sensation on your palate.
Just as intriguing as its flavor, Grape Ape smell is something you won’t forget. It has multi-layered scents that make it an instant favorite for many smokers. A grape-like smell wafts from the sticky buds. But once you break open the frosty buds with your hands, you get hints of skunk inherited from its Skunk parent and a rich, hash-like smell from Afghani – a pleasant surprise for your nostrils.
Grape Ape Effects/High
Notably, Grape Ape effects correlate with other heavy-hitting, Indica dominant strains. Its euphoric high kicks in slowly, causing a weighty sensation in your eyes, head, and limbs. Eventually, the high gives way to a strong body buzz and deep relaxation that leaves many users couch-locked. This makes it ideal for nighttime use, especially if you’re in need of a deep, medicated sleep.
Grape ape is also a legend among medical marijuana patients thanks to its ability to relieve chronic pain, muscle soreness, stress, and depression. Patients have also reported help with insomnia and anxiety as the strain provides both mental and physical relaxation.
Grape Ape effects, albeit intense, are not overwhelming. But because they take time to kick in, you should consume this potent strain cautiously and keep in mind that a small amount can go a long way. While you may experience normal side effects like dry eyes and cotton mouth, over consuming Grape Ape can cause paranoia.
That said, this multi-award winner has clocked four top cannabis awards, including the First Concentrate at High Times Medical Cup in 2011 and first place at the 2005 and 2006 Green Cups.