Grape Ape Strain
THC: Between 18% and 21%
GENETICS: Skunk #1 x Afghani.
APPEARANCE: Grape Ape weed depending on the phenotype is green with dark purple hues and sometimes completely purple. It has an abundance of trichomes and orange hairs.
SMELL: A bouquet of fruity aromas that are sweet and flowery with a hint of grapefruit.
BEST FOR TREATING: Insomnia, anxiety, and pain.
CREATED FEELINGS: Creates a clear-headed and relaxing full-body high.
DURATION: Around 2 to 3 hours.
SIMILAR STRAINS: Purple Kush, Granddaddy Purple, and Purple Diesel.
Flavor and Aroma
Notably, the grape taste and purple flavor of Grape Ape aren’t necessarily correlated. Colorful leaves in cannabis are the result of pigments called anthocyanins activated by different conditions, like cooler temperatures. The tastes of different cannabis strains, on the other hand, are mostly determined by compounds called terpenes, and while many strains prone to producing purple leaves also have a combination of terpenes that create a grape-like flavor, not all purple strains taste like grape. In the case of Grape Ape, it may be the case that consumer-focused growers intentionally bring out purple hues for the added visual appeal.
Grape Ape has a high that mounts slowly, eventually leading to a very weighty sensation in the head and limbs. Because of its slow onset, those enjoying Grape Ape should consume cautiously, keeping in mind that a little of this strain can go a long way. In ideal conditions, Grape Ape provides a palpable sense of both mental and physical relaxation, easing users into a spacey calmness. Rather than stimulating rapid-fire thoughts, Grape Ape offers a full-body stone. Like the similarly simian-named hybrid Gorilla Glue, Grape Ape may leave you feeling like a clumsy, sleepy primate. 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.