Bonkers purple with the occasional flourish of hairs, then there’s the xx I took home. Almost a mossy green with a dark royal-purple leaf contrasting now and then, it’s dense but doesn’t resemble the rocks of marijuana that I’m more accustomed to. In fact, most of the purple had been egregiously trimmed off so that to the eye it’s pretty indistinguishable. Grape Ape, Blackberry Kush, Strawberry Cough, Green crack, Zkittlez
Look – Sticky light/dark green buds covered in crystals. grape ape, Blackberry Kush, Strawberry Cough, Green crack, Zkittlez
Smell – Nice earthy Kush smell with a hint of spice. best kush, Zkittlez
Taste – Critical Kush has that distinct Kush taste with a spicy, earthy taste on the exhale.
Medical Uses – Stress, Pain Relief, Muscle Relaxant, Insomnia.Blackberry Kush, Strawberry Cough, Green crack, Zkittlez
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. Its smooth and relatively clear-headed though narcotic effect distinguishes it from the often heavy-feeling Purple family and make 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.
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.
The leaves are medium-wide and often turn from deep green to purple as flowering progresses.
Grape Ape 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 its 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.
As it progresses though, the more Indica side of the effects dominate and the mindstate becomes more sedate and meditative.
Grape Ape responds well to moderately heavy feeding and fourishes in both hydro or soil mediums. The purple coloration comes out naturally but is encouraged by cooler temperatures.
But nothing compared to the way this strain makes me feel. I feel like I can find ally get out of bed and take care of things. It’s made me more productive than I’ve been in months. I’m truly blessed to have tried this strain. I recommend it to anyone who comes across it.