TYPE: Indica Hybrid
THC: Between 14% and 23%
GENETICS: Skunk #1 x Afghani.
APPEARANCE: Grape Ape 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, Grandaddy Purple and Purple Diesel.
Grape Ape (Hybrid)
Grape Ape is one of those purple strains that makes you say “Wow!” This purple wonderland is the product of a cross between Skunk #1 and Afghani. Commonly confused for Grand Daddy Purple, it has dark hues of purple with orange pistils and trichome laden buds. These dense nugs smell very fruity and taste like grape bubble gum or Kool-Aid. Although not as crystal-covered as GDP, this strain packs a big punch. This is many people go-to nighttime strain as it produces a mellow clear headed high that is deeply relaxing. If you really want to savor this fruity strain, try Grape Ape out of a vaporizer.
What is Grape Ape?
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.
What a brilliant strain. With my experience, the fun starts around 30 seconds into my initial intake. Then I would sink. But loved getting up and walking around, no dizziness, everything was just kind of fun. Finally I go back to the couch and have, what I considered at the time, “deep thoughts”. “I should go get my journal and write all of this down” I thought. Then the logic side of my brain just says “dude…”