Grape Ape Strain

Grape Ape strain is a mostly Indica dominant, that looks, smells and feels like its name suggests. A perfect nighttime strain, this one can pack a knockout punch, and is therefore ideal for many who seek a state of deep and stress-free relaxation and pain-relief.

Indoor yieldOutdoor yieldFlowering period
10% / 90%16 oz/ m²28 oz+/ plant7 – 9 weeks indoors, late September to early October outdoors.

This famed indica-dominant strain, gets its fitting name from tasting and smelling like grape, and making you feel big and heavy like an ape. Grape ape is a cross between and Afghani indica, Skunk #1 and Mendocino Purps.

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This super-indica is loved by many due to its sweet presence, but also for its healing properties.

Grape Ape is an effective medical marijuana strain, gaining fans everywhere who are seeking help in managing many ailments related of pain, stress and cancer management.

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Grape Ape weed strain attributes:
ORIGINAfghani indica, Mendocino Purps, Skunk #1
EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
Happy – 6
Sleepy – 6
Euphoric – 5
Uplifted – 4
FRAGRANCESpicy, woodsy, earthy, sharp, skunky
FLAVORSGrape, sweet, berry, grape jolly rancher, floral
Dry eyes – 4
Dizzy – 1
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
MEDICALStress – 10
Pain – 10
Insomnia – 8
Depression – 6
Nausea – 4
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to early October
THC CONTENT %15%-23%
CBD %0%-0.07%
INDICA/SATIVA %90% / 10%
INDOOR YIELD16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD28 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEGrows best in moderately warm climate, sheltered well with lots of sunlight
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEResistant to common molds and bugs

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


This one packs a heavy punch. Grape Ape, being almost pure indica, is a reliable stress reliever, inducing a profound state of relaxation combines with a light euphoria that is certain to wake up all the happy chemicals.

Grape Apen Strain Effects
Grape Apen Strain Effects

Grape Ape is also perfect before bedtime, for its ability to make you sleepy and prepare you for a night of invigorating rest.

If you smoke a little too much, it will give you a pretty heavy couch-lock, making you wanna stay in one place and enjoy the cerebral effects.

This strain is reliably calming, and will make you forget all your stresses of the day. The mental high on Grape Ape is quite powerful, but is easy to ease into.

This Indica will also make you stick your head into the fridge in search of something to fulfil the munchies, and it will make any of your snacks taste extra delicious.

Grape Ape terpenes

This cannabis strain has abundant levels of myrcene, and average amounts of α-Pinene, caryophyllene, carene, phellandrene, and D-Limonene.

Aroma & Flavor

Grape Ape is known to be extremely fragrant, making the entire room reek of grape flavored jolly ranchers. When smoked, it will leave an earthy, woodsy scent in the air, which will be mixed with a sharp sweetness that will make you think of grapes.

Grape Ape is known for its skunkiness, making it difficult to get rid of the smell in the room long after. This strain’s fragrance has been compared and said to be almost identical to the skunky-sweetness of Granddaddy Purple.

This indica is a smooth criminal. Grape ape tastes like sweet berries and flowers, and the fruity presence of grapes in it is very prominent. If you are looking for a smoke that will make you think of a fresh basket of fruits, this flavorful strain is the one for you.

Dominant terpene:

Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent

Secondary terpenes:

α-Pinenesharp, turpentine, pine, rosemary
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
Carenesweet, citrus, pungent, herbal, earthy, musky, wood, cedar, cypress wood
Phellandrenemint, lime, citrus, herbal, floral, wood
D-Limonenecitrus, lemon, orange, tangerine

Adverse reactions

Grape Ape’s side effects are fairly minor. Because of its potency, and its ability to be a powerful tranquilizer, you may experience minor cases of dizziness and headaches. A slight paranoia may occur in some rare cases.

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The main adverse reaction to this strain is that it can cause a feeling of being extremely dehydrated, often because you may experience a case of dry eyes and dry mouth.


Grape Ape is known for being a very smooth indica, and this is also why it is so popular among medical marijuana patients.

It is excellent in managing even extreme cases of chronic pain, successfully soothing and relaxing any joint pain and muscle spasms, which is why many doctors love to prescribe this strain.

Grape Apen Strain Medical
Grape Ape Strain Medical

Patients who suffer from restlessness and insomnia may also benefit from the use of Grape Ape. This gentle yet heavy Indica can put even an ape to sleep, adding to its appropriate name.

Smoking a bit of this bud will ease you into a heavy state of sleepiness, and will put you into a restful and restorative night of slumber.

Another use for this delicious strain is to treat nausea in cancer patients. Grape Ape can help those who have undergone chemotherapy and radiation, who may have lost their natural appetite, and can make them want to get back to consuming food again without feeling sick.

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Grape Apen Strain Growing
Grape Apen Strain Growing

This indica prefers 50% humidity, and needs to be trimmed quite thoroughly to increase its yield. Grape Ape is a low-growing plant, that needs lots of air circulation, which can greatly affect its health.

Flowering Time


Indoors, this strain can flower and be ready for harvest within an estimated 7 to 8 weeks. Grape Ape can produce a yield of around 16 ounces per square meter when it is cared for indoors.


Grape Ape gives quite generously when kept in the best outdoor conditions. It can yield around 28 ounces per plant of perfect purple bud, and is usually ready for harvest around late September to early October.


  1. Skunk #1
  2. Mendocino Purps
  3. Afghani indica

FAQ About Grape Ape Strain

What is the Grape Ape strain yield?

Grape Ape yields 16 ounces per square meter indoors and 28 ounces or more per plant outdoors

How much THC does Grape Ape have?

From 15% up to 23%

What are the origins of the Grape Ape strain?

Grape Ape was created from a mix between Afghani Indica, Mendocino Purps and Skunk #1 strains.

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


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3 comments on “Grape Ape Strain”

  1. Just a question. First time growing it(outdoors, Sacto, ca)many 100 degree days this year. Could/would that contribute to extremely leafy flowers? Or, maybe i over-watered?
    Didn’t have that issue with the romulan grapefruit and guava kush.

    • Hi Lee,

      Thanks for your comment. Leafy buds can be a result of too high growing temperatures. This particular strain may be a bit more susceptible to it than the others you’ve grown. Unfortunately, this will be hard to combat if you’re growing outdoors. You could try and partially shade the plants for some time during the day, especially the middle of the day.
      We do hope this helps, but let us know if you have any further questions, of course!

      Happy growing,

  2. Robert, just picked up some grape ape at the local dispensary, great grape smell, smooth smoke. First hit was tasty made me smile for a while, a minute or two later could feel the heavy hit me and started yawning. Recommend to any one wanting a kick back high