Grapes are some of the most delicious fruits in the world. Their constrasting flavors are one of the reasons why wines started to be made, becoming one of the best alcoholic drinks ever. This sweet yet sour fruit could easily become a daily snack, and if you are a cannabis lover, there is a strain that could do the same job.
The interesting Grape Gum strain is definitely a good choice for sativa strain lovers. Characterized by its citrus and freshness, this bud is the result of the crossing of Grapefruit and Bubble Gum. Testing at 18% THC, this hybrid delivers all the relaxation you need while remaining functional. For this reason, Grape Gum can be virtually used any time of the day.
The aroma of this bud reminds of something like a lemony dessert but with a comforting earthiness touch added to it. This unmistakable mix of fruity flavors will make it your best choice for day-to-day life. Some terpenes present in the Grape Gum strain are caryophyllene, terpinolene, limonene, and carene.
We for sure can say that Grape Gum is an accurate choice when it comes to dealing with pain and high mental stress. Due to its sativa profile, it will provide you with enough strength to get the job done. On the other hand, it still keeps a gentle touch in the body. It stays on the lighter side of it, but there’s enough in the way of Indica genetics to make you feel literally, in the form of a very comforting and relaxing body buzz that will leave you feeling more soothed and caressed rather than stocked in the couch.
Terpenes also carry their own effects that add to your smoking experience. For instance, caryophyllene is a great terpene to be found in high levels, since it is the only terpene found to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Caryophyllene acts as a mood regulator and analgesic. Then, the citrusy limonene has great properties to treat anxiety. It also is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant benefits.
In addition, Terpinolene is full of sedative, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is the most common terpene you can find in strains used to treat anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. Finally, we have the powerful carene. Among its potential benefits for the body and brain, we find anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects, and a positive action on the central nervous system. Moreover, some scientific studies indicate that carene probably has bone healing properties.
Grape Gum Strain Genetics
After a really refined selection process in Canadian seeds and choosing the phenotype with the most potential, the team at Ripper Seeds have worked long and hard to hybridize it with one of their most productive indica lines. The result was the fragrant Grape Gum. Coming from Grapefruit and Bubble Gum, the resulting Grape Gum keeps a gentle touch in the body while giving you that energy boost you look for in a sativa strain.
A longtime classic, Grapefruit carries up to 25% THC levels. This makes it a powerful sativa that packs a cerebral high along with mood boosting properties. Due to its irresistible flavor, many users like to use Grapefruit for an uplifting smoking session. Moreover, the effects of the strain make it a powerful treatment for pain, depression, fatigue and migraines.
On the other hand, Bubble Gum is a balanced hybrid with a delicious flavor that resembles the fruity profile of a classic bubblegum. This forest green nugs have an average 13-19% THC content, and serve as a treatment for arthritis, pain, loss of appetite and stress.
This strain will generally grow to a height of a minimum of 1 meter when it’s grown indoors, and to 2 meters when grown outdoors. One of the good things about the Grape Gum strain is that its branchy structure allows you to keep its height down.
For outside growing, growers will probably need to live in a warm, dry climate to have a successful grow. For those ones living further north the greenhouse house might be a functional option.
Late September – Early October
900g per plant (outdoors)
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