ABOUT GRAPE APE KUSH STRAIN
Grape ape kush is possibly a sister phenotype of Granddaddy Purple and several of the other popular Purple strains that have floated around California for the better part of 15 years, Grape Ape is one of the most famous and beloved. It is smooth and relatively clear-headed though the narcotic effect distinguishes it from the often heavy-feeling Purple family and makes it a more versatile choice for daytime use. Its rock hard buds smell of sweet grape incense and turn a mottled to deep royal purple by the time it finishes flowering.
The lineage of grape ape kush
Afghani x Skunk #1
The exact origins of this strain are unclear, but Apothecary Genetics (the most common source of the strain over the last 10 years) claims it to be Afghani x Skunk #1. There are a variety of Purple strains that share similar qualities, and many believe them to be different expressions of the same genetics, while others see some additional Sativa influence in the Ape that doesn’t exist in the GDP, Mendo Purps, and Purple Indica varieties.
Its indica strength makes Grape Ape a helpful strain for those suffering from nagging pain, whether due to temporary aches or more chronic conditions like fibromyalgia. It can also soothe sore muscles after strenuous exercise. Mentally, Grape Ape can melt stress and anxiety with the force of its foggy high. Definitely an after-dark strain, Grape Ape is great for inducing sleep.
There are a couple of different phenotypes of Grape Ape
in existence — it’s unclear if some are S1 versions or simply mislabeled, but some phenotypes are completely purple and others (more commonly) are mottled green and purple. The entirely purple phenotype is often referred to as “True Grape Ape”, but both share a similar structure and deep orange pistil color. Grape Ape kush has rather large calyxes with moderate to high trichome coverage — it’s not quite as frosty as its possible cousin GDP, but most people enjoy the flavor more. The leaves are medium-wide and often turn from deep green to purple as flowering progress.
has a sweet but still musky scent which has strong notes of grape Kool-Aid with background hints of nag champa incense. From a distance or through a bag, it often has a skunky element to it, but the sweetness and grape qualities really come out once it is broken apart.
A fairly direct translation of the aroma, the flavor is the same mix of grape sweetness and musky incense notes, offering both a fairly strong initial flavor and a lingering aftertaste. The smoke is normally thick and can often hit the throat somewhat hard like many Purple strains.
52 to 58 days
Oz, Qp, Hp, Pound