Grape Jelly is a indica-leaning hybrid with undeniable bag appeal. This strain is a cross between resinous OG Glue and the NYC Diesel-derived Sweet Purple D. Boasting a mouthwatering fruity flavor and a surprisingly well-balanced high, Grape Jelly may win over indica and sativa lovers alike. Its THC content has been measured at between 18% and 28%.
Grape Jelly is marked by large flowers that adhere in a conical formation, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. The internal makeup of these chunky buds shows a clear indica influence, with leaves twisting tightly inward toward to form a solid core. The leaves themselves are a dappled mix of sage green and dark purple; curly, rust-colored pistils make these colorful buds even more eye-catching. Finally, parent strain OG Glue passes on its propensity for high trichome production, resulting in a thick coating of dewy white trichomes.
As you might expect, a first whiff of Grape Jelly’s flowers will pick up on distinct notes of grape. On closer inspection, this sweet aroma may be undercut by some sour, skunky odors. Grinding up or breaking apart these flowers, meanwhile, may yield some diesel-like fumes. When it’s combusted in a pipe or a joint, Grape Jelly burns with a pleasant-smelling smoke that may nevertheless irritate the consumer’s palate or sinuses. This smoke carries a unique flavor of grape-tinged gasoline on the exhale.
Grape Jelly’s high takes hold quickly, smacking users with a concerted pressure in the forehead soon after they’ve finished smoking. This odd sensation may be accompanied by some dizziness or even a stimulation of the salivary glands. Once they acclimate to these strange facial tics, though, smokers tend to find themselves rocketed into a new plane of thinking. Thoughts might seem to move more rapidly or to take on a new intensity, with users stopping to dwell on concepts that might not otherwise interest them. Similarly, Grape Jelly can spark bouts of free word association, making the strain useful for everything from brainstorming to starting conversations in social settings. Users who are sufficiently motivated may be able to harness this cerebral edge in the service of detailed, analytical.
After about an hour, though, Grape Jelly’s physical effects emerge, beginning with a weighty feeling in the core and limbs. Users may experience a progressive sense of relief from any longstanding knots of muscular tension and may be able to take deeper, more restorative breaths. If dosage is increased, these relaxing effects may become even stronger and have the potential to incapacitate smokers wherever they sit or stand. For those who can maintain some modicum of energy, though, Grape Jelly’s dual stimulation of body and mind can be a solid aphrodisiac — given the right company, of course. Because of its gradual decrescendo of effects, Grape Jelly is recommended for late afternoon through evening consumption.
A versatile strain for recreational users, Grape Jelly can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its plugged-in way of thinking can help those with attention deficit disorder to work on one task a time. Additionally, its steady euphoric buzz may temporarily banish some of the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, this strain can soothe mild, inflammation-related aches as well as pain that is due to chronic conditions like COPD or fibromyalgia. Furthermore, Grape Jelly’s tendency to bring about the munchies can make it a solid appetite stimulant for those dealing with digestive diseases, chemotherapy, and cachexia. However, because its initial sense of “mindrace” can be disorienting in the wrong circumstances, Grape Jelly may not be the best option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Unfortunately for prospective home growers, seeds of Grape Jelly are not available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate their own may be able to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to propagate “clones.” These may be grown indoors or out, although outdoors ucess calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Although there’s little information out there on best practices specific to growing this variety of cannabis, we know that its indica-inflected buds suggest a squat, bushy stature and a short flowering time of between 8 to 9 weeks.
A fruity, enjoyable smoke, Grape Jelly is right at home in a variety of settings. It’s as enjoyable to toke alone as it is to share with friends.