Grape Ape by Washington State based breeder Apothecary Genetics is an Indica dominant hybrid that’s a 3-way cross of Mendocino Purps, Skunk #1 and Afghani landrace genetics. This strain was created by Brett Bogue, the seedbanks founder and was one of its first strains released shortly after commencing operations in 2004. It is also interesting to note that many have speculated that the genetics of this strain may not be what Apothecary Genetics proclaims and point to it being linked to Urkle.
TASTE & SMELL –
As the name suggests, this strain packs a predominantly grape flavor and aroma. Her candy-like grape aroma and complex fruity flavors make for a super satisfying smoke.
Regarding effects, this herb provides a strong but not over-powering high. She is cerebrally calming and fog-free with long-lasting physical effects that are felt throughout the body.
MEDICAL USES –
Medically, this relaxing herb can assist those seeking pain relief. Her long-lasting and full-bodied effects can also help those suffering from sleeping disorders.
GROW INFO –
Considered a relatively easy strain to grow, Grape Ape is a hardy plant that shows good resistance to pests and plant disease. She grows fairly short, rarely exceeding 4 feet with a bushy Indica structure, strong lateral branching and shows a multitude of hues in her leaves when flowering. Known for her “Bag Appeal”, Grape Ape buds are chunky and rock-hard. She has a relatively short flowering period of seven to eight weeks and is ready for harvest by late September when grown outdoors in the Northern Hemisphere. Grape Ape is said to produce an all purple pheno that’s referred to as the “True Grape Ape”. Growers are recommended to keep an eye on humidity as this strain is prone to bud rot. Additionally, defoliation is advised to help increase airflow and light penetration to the plant’s lower bud sites.
SEED AVAILABILITY –
For those interested in acquiring Grape Ape genetics it should be noted that at the time of writing, Grape Ape is not available through Apothecary Genetics.