Historically and artistically used to illustrate decadence and luxury, grapes are not associated with cannabis. Grapes have become iconic symbols of extravagant luxury, used in many cultures to signify a plentiful bounty, with the most traditional being a reclining figure being fed grapes while relaxing. The Grape Ape strain, however, coming from the Grape Ape Delta-8 THC Hemp Flower, brings the best of both worlds together, blending the fruity appeal of grape with the highly relaxing properties of cannabis in one convenient form, with the latter property perhaps being entirely in sync with the symbolism of grapes.
A bountiful mix: the Grape Ape blend
The Grape Ape blend comes from crossing Purple Mendocino, an award-winning strain on its own, with Skunk, a base strain used to propagate numerous modern varieties, and the Afghani strain, a breed that has been in existence for centuries. Interestingly, all of these breeds used to create the Grape Ape strain all have distinctive flavours of their own and are quite unmistakable in their characteristics. The Purple Mendocino, for instance, is proper to its name, having leaves that turn purplish as the plant matures and ripens. Used on its own, this strain produces a flavour associated with caramel coffee. On the other hand, the Skunk has an earthly, sour flavour, while the Afghani strain is characterized more by how it makes people feel more than how it tastes.
Therefore, it is rather interesting that crossing these breeds produces a strain that tastes like a grape, right down to its fresh, tart flavour.