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 wreath in deep purple leaves. Which darken as this indica reaches full maturation following its 7 to 8 week flowering time.
About Grape Ape
It is a tasty, memorable strain with strong indica roots. Its distinctive look and complex fruity flavor makes it an easy favorite — to say nothing of its incredibly potent body high. Grape Ape is the product of strains as different as Mendocino Purps. An award-winning Northern California crossbreed, the influential staple strain Skunk, and a legendary Afghani landrace. The combination of these nuances has yielded a bold and visually striking variety.
There are different varieties of Grape Ape, with seeds available from Washington State-based Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm. The seed bank responsible for creating other taste-focused strains like LSD and Pineapple Chunk. Testing lab Analytical 360 has tested samples of Grape Ape at between 15% and 25% THC composition.
Grape Ape, also called Purple Ape, is an Indica-dominant hybrid of Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and an Afghani landrace from Apothecary Genetics in California. The seed bank attributes this strain to its founder Bret Bogue. Who reportedly developed the strain sometime after starting Apothecary Genetics in 2004.
Grape Ape is mark by standout colors and multi-layer scents — this is strain with more consumer “bag appeal” than most. Therefore, buds are large and have a dense bud structure with tightly-curled leaves. The leaves themselves are a deep green, with certain phenotypes expressing shades of purple and even red, with copper-colored pistils throughout. Trichome count varies from moderate to high, leaving the flowers especially sticky. The multicolored leaves are also very pungent: a candy-like grape smell wafts from the chunky buds. Breaking open the sticky flowers with a grinder gives off a different odor. With some skunky musk from the Skunk #1 parent and more of a thick hash scent from Afghani.