Grape Ape doesn’t have as long of a history as other indica cultivars, but it has achieved an “iconic status” in the cannabis space. Tokers who love lazy “stoned” sessions can’t stop talking about Grape Ape’s deeply relaxing qualities. As a near 100 percent indica, Grape Ape is unquestionably one of the most celebrated sedating strains to emerge from Northern California. People looking for a nighttime strain with plenty of fruit & funk may want to research Grape Ape nugs.

Grape Ape Strain Summary

  • A mix of Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani strains.
  • Created at Northern California’s Apothecary Genetics.
  • 90/10 indica-to-sativa ratio. 
  • ~ 20 percent THC content. 
  • ≤ 1 percent CBD content 
  • Winner of the 2006 Seattle Green Cup.
Grape Ape Strain Summary

Grape Ape Strain Origins

The breeders at California’s Apothecary Genetics deserve credit for bringing Grape Ape into the world. Shortly after their founding in 2004, Apothecary Genetics started circulating Grape Ape flowers in the California market. To this day, Grape Ape tends to be more popular on the West Coast, but it’s steadily working its way across the nation. 

According to Apothecary Genetics, Grape Ape gets most of its fruity flavors from Mendocino Purps. However, the strong traces of Skunk and Afghani add noticeable “funk & fire” while intensifying Grape Ape’s indica properties. 

Most lab reports of Grape Ape suggest it has an indica bias of about 90 percent. It’s also common for Grape Ape strains to have moderate THC concentrations in the 20 percent range. People who aren’t prepared for an intense “couchlock” sensation may want to research low-THC hemp cultivars before giving Grape Ape a go.

What Does The Grape Ape Strain Taste Like?

What Does The Grape Ape Strain Taste Like? 

The most notable flavor in Grape Ape is in its name: grape! Likely due to the terpene myrcene, Grape Ape has a mostly fruity aromatic profile with hints of fresh berries and crisp grapes. However, this hybrid isn’t a one-dimensional fruit-forward flower. Grape Ape also contains cheesy and skunky terpenes thanks to the high traces of Skunk. The inclusion of Afghani seems to add a bit of spice, musk, and earthiness to Grape Ape cultivars.

How does Grape Ape taste?

How Does It Feel To Smoke Grape Ape? 

If you don’t want to fall asleep, then Grape Ape isn’t the strain for you. Like most other indica-dominant hybrids, Grape Ape is associated with sedation and relaxation. Most Grape Ape cultivars contain relatively high traces of THC, making them better suited for tokers with previous cannabis experience. 

People who smoke Grape Ape describe a “body-heavy” sensation that may include tingles and euphoria. Since Grape Ape tends to make users feel super lazy, it’s best to keep water, snacks, and a TV remote nearby. You won’t want to get up to do anything once the Grape Ape high sets in.


How Does It Feel To Smoke Grape Ape? 

Enjoy “Non-Ganja Grape” With Cannaflower’s CBD Hemp Strains 

Customers who aren’t ready for the intensity of a full-bred indica like Grape Ape should take a peek at indica-dominant hemp flowers. Although hemp only has ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC, it can produce impressive relaxing effects thanks to the natural terpenes and high amounts of CBD. Plus, Cannaflower now offers special hemp pre-roll “Effects Boxes” that mimic indica strains. 

Be sure to check out our OG Kush if you’re in the mood for a stress-busting late-day session.