Grape Ape, propagated by Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm, is a mostly indica strain that crosses Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani. Named for its distinct grape-like smell, this indica is known for providing carefree relaxation that can help soothe pain, stress, and anxiety. Its dense, compact buds are wreathed in deep purple leaves which darken as this indica reaches full maturation following its 7 to 8 week flowering time.
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Grape Ape is a 100% Indica-dominant hybrid that tastes of both hash and grapes. From a distance, its buds may resemble large blackberries because of their dark purple color.
After only 1 or 2 hits, the strain can produce a powerful euphoric effect that reportedly also clears the head. It comes with a hefty body high, however, that makes it difficult for most users to get up. This lazy high (especially for those with lower tolerances) renders Grape Ape an ideal strain for both insomnia and anxiety. It comes with the traditional negative effects, including cotton mouth, bloodshot eyes, dizziness, headaches, and occasional bouts of paranoia, all in varying degrees, depending on dosage and user experience.
As with many other Indica-heavy strains, Grape Ape is recommended for use later in the day or at night. The strong Indica body-numbing effects are helpful for relieving chronic aches and pains, while the cerebral effects of Sativa help to melt away stress and anxiety. It is used by some patients in the treatment of depression and bi-polar disorder. Others use it to alleviate insomnia, migraines, nausea, and nervousness.
Grape Ape is a cross between a landrace Afghani Indica mother and Skunk #1, bred by Apothecary Genetics. The strain thrives indoors but can also be grown outside, requiring anywhere between six and eight weeks to finish flowering. It can yield up to 800 grams per square meter. The strainís THC range is also above average, hovering around 15%-20%. Grape Ape rarely grows above four feet tall and is not recommended for new growers.