There are many flavours of cannabis strains on the market. Those who are new to marijuana may find themselves overwhelmed at the astonishing number of choices they have before them as they search for one to try.
One popular flavour is grape. Grape is a flavour option for many things, including soda pops, gum, medications, and more. With grape’s mass appeal, it is not surprising that cannabis growers have created multiple grape cannabis strains.
How have these been created, and what gives each strain its unique flavour? Read on to find out.
Indica Vs. Sativa Cannabis Strains
One of the first things cannabis buyers look at before purchasing a flower or bud is whether it is indica-dominant, sativa-dominant, or a hybrid. These three strains provide users with different effects, so knowing the difference between them is important.
Indica marijuana strains are characterized by having short, broad leaves that are dark green in colour. They are also shorter plants than their sativa relatives. Indica strains are generally thought to have a more sedating and relaxing effect on people. Most marijuana users prefer to have indica strains at night, closer to bedtime.
Sativa marijuana strains have long, narrow leaves and are light green in colour. They are taller than indica and offer different effects. Sativa is known for its uplifting and energizing effects on users, helping many people have the energy needed to complete the day’s tasks. Most users would prefer and recommend taking sativa strains during the day.
Finally, users will often find many strains listed as “hybrid.” These cannabis strains were created by crossing indica and sativa plants. Since hybrid cannabis strains pull effects from both parents, users can experience everything from feelings of euphoria, more energy, and relaxing effects.
With so much cross-breeding occurring, finding a pure indica strain or a pure sativa strain is very rare. What users will find, instead, are indica-dominant or sativa-dominant, which can help users determine the type of effects they may feel after taking it.
The Role of Terpenes and Flavonoids
With all this cross-breeding of cannabis strains, it is no wonder that there are so many flavours and variations of marijuana on the market today.
In fact, it is by crossing different plants that growers can create the different flavoured cannabis flowers on the market today.
Marijuana flowers are coated with terpenes or aromatic oils. These terpenes are what give each marijuana plant its smell and taste.
However, terpenes aren’t the only organic element working to give each marijuana bud its own unique flavour. Flavonoids play a role as well. When the two combine together, they provide a distinct flavour, taste, and smell for each bud.
Cannabis growers can use various breeding processes and growing methods to cross different types of plants and create new flavours for users to enjoy. This cross-breeding is how the many grape-flavoured cannabis options came into existence.
4 Popular Grape-flavoured Cannabis Strains
Although there are more than five cannabis strains that have a grape flavour, these offer a place for newbies or those searching for a new flavour to start.
- Grand Daddy Purple. Considered by many to be one of the original grape-flavoured strains, Grand Daddy Purple is used by many growers as a parent to new types of plants. But this strain itself is a product of Purple Urkle and Big Bud.
- Grape Ape. This tasty flower is made of a cross between Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani cannabis strains. It is known for having a very potent grape smell and, as an Indica-dominate strain, it provides users with a relaxing feeling.
- Purple Urkle. Made from select phenotype and Mendocino Purps, Purple Urkle is a very potent strain of cannabis. It is also noted for delivering a very distinct grape flavour to those who use it.
- Purple Punch. The child of Grand Daddy Purple and Larry OG, Purple Punch is indica-dominant, giving a sedative effect.
These are but a small sampling of the grape-flavoured cannabis strains that are available. And, the number of flavours available continues to grow every year.
Going Beyond Cannabis Buds
If smoking or using a marijuana flower is not your preferred method of doing marijuana, there are other grape-flavoured cannabis products available to meet your needs.
For example, cannabis gummies are an increasingly popular option for users. Marijuana gummies are available in a variety of flavours, including fruity ones such as grape. Whether you want grape alone or don’t mind a variety, gummies can fit the bill for many users.
Drink mixes are becoming more and more popular as well. Like gummies, these come in many different options, including grape. With pre-dosed amounts of cannabis, drinks are an easy way for users to control their doses and add grape flavour to their favourite beverage.
Vapes put off an often distinctly fruity smoke. A sweet-smelling smoke wafting down the street is a tell-tale sign for many that someone is vaping. The cartridges used in vape pens come in many flavours, each with its own distinct smell. In addition to fruity options, such as grape, users can also find sweet flavours such as cookies, among others, on the market.
Grape Cannabis Strains
Grape-flavoured cannabis strains are appealing to many. Thanks to years of cross-breeding various cannabis strains, growers have been able to produce flowers that taste like everything from grape jelly to grapes themselves.
Grape-flavoured cannabis is available in many forms to meet users’ needs. No matter if you ingest it via an edible, through vaping, or by mixing it into your drink, be sure to pay attention to the dosage. It is always a good idea to start low and slowly increase the dose until the desired effects are felt.
Users should also pay attention to the parents of the strain. Check to see if it is an indica or sativa-dominant strain or a hybrid. Knowing this allows you to anticipate the types of effects your grape cannabis will provide.