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Robert Bergman

October 3, 2020

Acapulco Gold is a legendary sativa strain that originated, as its name suggests, from Mexico. This strong smoke is difficult to find, adding to its appeal and exclusivity. This strain is popular in the United States, but is a little tricky to grow indoors, making it an ideal strain to be grown in more sub-tropical climates.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
80% / 20% 16oz/ m219oz/ plant10 – 11 weeks indoors, mid to late October outdoors.

Acapulco Gold is a classic strain that every self-proclaimed connoisseur should have tried at least once in their life. This unique strain comes from the Acapulco region in Mexico, and is generally harder to find than other sativa strains. It is however, truly worth the wait.

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This sativa is mood elevating and a strain you will savor, making it an obvious choice for medical users who dread a possible couch lock. Acapulco Gold is energizing and is an ideal strain to be enjoyed in good company, and when you are really ready for a night of entertainment and socializing.

Information about Acapulco Gold:

ORIGINMexican sativa
EFFECTShappy – 10
uplifted – 9
euphoric – 9
energetic – 8
relaxed – 7
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)dry mouth – 10
dry eyes – 10
dizzy – 6
anxious – 4
paranoid – 2
FRAGRANCEearthy, pine, pungent, sweet
FLAVORSearthy, sweet, citrus, coffee, pine, pungent, creamy
MEDICALstress – 10
depression – 10
pain – 6
lack of appetite – 4
fatigue – 4
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS10-11 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSmid to late October
PLANT HEIGHTMedium
THC CONTENT %19%-24%
CBD %0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA %20% / 80%
INDOOR YIELD16oz/ m2
OUTDOOR YIELD19oz/ plant
CLIMATEwarm and balmy sub-tropical outdoor climate
GROWTH LEVELMedium
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

Acapulco Gold is an exclusive strain that truly represents its Mexican sativa roots. This strain is all about inducing strong and undeniable feelings of happiness, allowing you to feel enlightened and invigorated, which enjoying a uniquely clear-headed high.

This strong sativa is said to be arousing as well as uplifting and is recommended as a bit of a party-starter. Acapulco Gold will lift your mood and keep you in a solid euphoric state, especially when you are kept in good company and have the opportunity to relax and feel comfortable.

Acapulco Gold is an energetic strain that will keep you on your toes and ready to get something done. Its strong sativa properties will guarantee you a good mood and some happy vibrations, while making you feel relaxed and stress-free, even after a long and exhausting day.

Fragrance

Acapulco Gold is a fresh and fragrant flower, its gold nuggets producing a strong aroma that instantly makes your mouth water. This sativa practically reeks of a sweet and earthy fragrance mixed with shocks of fresh pine, finishing off with a distinctly pungent presence.

Flavors

This sativa flower tastes just a good as if smell, if not even better. Acapulco Gold is known for being earthy and containing hints of coffee. It is creamy and sweet on the inhale and then changes into a pungent pine on the exhale, with a sour citrus clinging to your lips.

Adverse Reaction

Acapulco Gold can be very potent, and has high THC levels, so it is no surprise that you may experience some side effects when smoking this strain. A dry mouth sensation can occur fairly frequently, coupled with dry and itchy eyes, making you feel parched.

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This sativa can in some cases make you feel dizzy, especially if you consume it at a higher dose than you are used to. Acapulco Gold can make you feel anxious sometimes, and in rarer cases this may even turn into a mild bout of paranoia, especially for novice consumers.

Medical

Medical patients tend to prefer this strain due to its high THC levels. Acapulco Gold is an old school sativa, but can produce up to 24% of THC. This strain is a preferred choice for those seeking out ways to manage their pain, as this strain can be very effective against chronic pain such as back aches, muscle spasms and migraines.

Acapulco Gold is also very effective for patients who suffer from chronic stress, and have a hard time unwinding after a long day at work. This sativa is uplifting and motivating, and can help them find a more relaxed state of mind, allowing them to let go of the things plaguing them mentally.

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This strain is also a favorite among cancer patients to be used in reinstating a healthier appetite after fighting nausea during chemotherapy and radiation. Acapulco Gold is an energizing smoke, making it an ideal candidate for a wake-and-bake kind of morning and is therefore also perfect for patients who suffer from chronic fatigue.

Growing

Growing Acapulco Gold should not be attempted by novice growers, as it needs a little more tending to. This strain prefers a hot and sub-tropical outdoor climate, which comes as no surprise, considering its roots. Should you not have access to that climate, it is best to take this strain indoors in order for it to flourish.

Flowering Time

Indoors

Acapulco Gold can take an average of 10 to 11 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest. This sativa can be expected to produce an average of 16 ounces of fresh bud during harvest.

Outdoors

This strain can be expected to yield an average of 19 ounces per plant. Acapulco Gold usually flower throughout the late summer and should be ready for a successful harvest around late October.

Origin

  1. Mexican Sativa

FAQ About Acapulco Gold Strain

What is the Acapulco Gold strain yield?

Acapulco Gold yields 16oz/ m2 indoors and 19oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Acapulco Gold have?

From 19% up to 24%

What are the origins of the Acapulco Gold strain?

Acapulco Gold originated from the Acapulco region in Mexico.


Have you ever smoked or grown your own Acapulco Gold? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

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  1. By ed ,16 May 2017
    Yes, I remember it, it came in brick you had to break it up and the seeds; you want to talk about seeds you lite one up, pop goes the seed, and burns a hole in your newly bought Gant […]Read More
  2. By Troy Walker ,16 Jul 2017
    Growing this strain right now in Kona,HI...we are a Lil over 3 months in and 35 days into flowering...this strain loves the interchanging,rain,bright sunny and often overcast weather.Colas are developing very nicely..seems to take a pretty good beating from the […]Read More
  3. By Jeff ,09 Mar 2019
    I smoked it back in the 70s. It was very Yellow. We used to compare it to the color of a Sxhool bus. Super smell, and taste. The high Absolutely amazing. I wonder how they made ot so yellow. Never […]Read More
  4. By Sherrie ,10 Jul 2019
    I've grown Acapulco gold and it's the best stain I love so far such a smooth uplifting buzz
  5. By jP ,17 Jul 2019
    I grew AC from random bag-seed many years ago and lost it to cops... its high was the quickest i've ever experienced. instant first-toke stuff, and how... It was somewhat smaller than its companion sativas, was symmetrical conical and its […]Read More
  6. By Patrick ,24 Jul 2019
    The last time I had Acupulco gold it was 1973. I was back from nam. Really was golden in color and fluffy. I believe they sun dryed. Very potent. I'm currently growing Acupulco gold at day 27 of flower. I […]Read More
    1. By Johnny ,22 Apr 2020
      I don't understand what flowering is is it when it starts budding or when you start growing it
  7. By latewood ILGM ,05 Aug 2019
    jp, No idea what you are asking. Perhaps go here and share you thoughts: support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com
  8. By Ben Jammin ,22 Mar 2020
    Acapulco gold is the only mary jane that truly made me a better drummer, coming up with beats I never knew I had in me. Great Times.
  9. By Johnny ,22 Apr 2020
    I'm going to try it anyway they say it's hard to grow for a first-timer but I'm going to take my chances on it because I've only had it a couple of times and they was killer weed wish me […]Read More
    1. By Dave ,07 Jul 2020
      Even in the uk it is easy to grow & well worth it
  10. By Ripper ,23 Apr 2020
    Acapulco gold is a pure sativa. There is no no indica in it's genetics.
  11. By Melvin ,02 Jun 2020
    Yes I have experienced Acapulco Gold.
  12. By Dave ,07 Jul 2020
    My first smoke was Acapulco gold in the late 70s , golden and more seed than bud , however last year a friend grew some & the high was great , so I am now in the 5th week of […]Read More

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