Grape Ape is a tasty, memorable strain with strong indica roots. Its distinctive look and complex fruity flavor makes it an easy favorite — to say nothing of its incredibly potent body high. Grape Ape is the product of strains as different as Mendocino Purps, an award-winning Northern California crossbreed, the influential staple strain Skunk, and a legendary Afghani landrace. The combination of these nuances has yielded a bold and visually striking variety.
Grape Ape that’s bonkers purple with the occasional flourish of hairs, then there’s the Grape Ape I took home. Almost a mossy green with a dark royal-purple leaf contrasting now and then, it’s dense but doesn’t resemble the rocks of marijuana that I’m more accustomed to. In fact, most of the purple had been egregiously trimmed off so that to the eye it’s pretty indistinguishable.
Look – Sticky light/dark green buds covered in crystals.
Smell – Nice earthy Kush smell with a hint of spice.
Taste – Critical Kush has that distinct Kush taste with a spicy, earthy taste on the exhale.
Medical Uses – Stress, Pain Relief, Muscle Relaxant, Insomnia.
The cannabis strain Grape Ape is a powerful indica that derives its name from its distinct color and flavor. Its dense buds resemble large blackberries or grapes that are a deep purple color when ready to harvest and its taste and smell are similar to sweet berries with a skunky undertone.
The parents of Grape Ape are the indica Afghani, hybrid Skunk No. 1, and some believe that hybrid Mendocino Purps is also a part of the lineage. Reviewers have made note that it is a phenotype of the famous Grand Daddy Purple.
Grape Ape’s THC content averages at 16% and doesn’t normally get any higher than 20%. Its high causes the eyes to feel heavy, creates a strong body buzz that relaxes the muscles and in many cases creates a couch-lock. It renders the consumer into a lazy stoop which makes this strain best for nighttime use. It’s been used to help with insomnia and anxiety. Some reviewers report this strain is good for clearing the mind while relaxing.
Some have reported bouts of paranoia after consuming too much, but normal side-effects such as cotton mouth and dry eyes are to be expected.
Though this indica rarely hovers above four feet tall and only takes six to eight weeks to harvest, it’s not recommended for first-time growers since it requires extra attention during cultivation.