Grape Ape, also known as Purple Ape, is heavily dominated by Indica genes (90% Indica and 10% Sativa) propagated by Apothecary Genetics based in California. It is a result of crossing Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and an Afghani landrace. The strain is very potent, with an average THC level of 20%. Grape Ape has become famous since it arrived in the cannabis market in 2004. It has become a multi-award winner with four big titles to its name, a consecutive winner of Green Cups, first place Concentrate at High Times Medical Cup, among other awards.
Different phenotypes of Grape Ape are available in the market. That has brought the variations in its appearance. Some display purple color while others have a mix of mottle green and purple, but all phenotypes have a similar structure. Grape Ape is characterized by deep orange pistil, large calyxes, and moderate to dense trichomes. The leaves are generally green but steadily turn to purple at the onset of the flowering period.
Grape Ape is a relatively short plant, rarely growing above 4 feet tall. It takes about 6-8 weeks to mature and responds well to heavy feeding and hydro conditions. If you do everything possible and as expected, you can harvest about 74 grams per square foot. However, the cultivation of this strain should be left to the experience because it is considered difficult to grow.
This strain has a strong aroma that can penetrate through the package. Sweet but musky scents are dominant, but you can smell sweetness and grape from a distance. As expected, Grape Ape has a taste profile dominated by a mix of grape sweetness and musky incense notes.
When smoked, Grape Ape begins with head-high that turns into a full-body buzz. The effects are relaxing, uplifting, and may induce a burst of energy. As you would expect with Indica-leaning hybrid strains, Grape Ape is also associated with couchlock. It is best recommended for muscle relaxation, mild pain relief, mood elevation, treating insomnia, and improving appetite.
- Inducing sleep
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes