Project introduction and Overview:
‘4 Assed Monkey’ – those familiar with Mephisto know we don’t just use a name to sell seeds, or to jump on the hype train, or to piggy back off of someone else’s hard work. It’s not our style. In fact, to create a new auto strain that really bares a significant resemblance to the photo-period strain you start with takes a lot of dedication, even more so than the usual high levels of work and time that we put in. In our opinion and experience it can take 3 out-crosses to a desired photo-period to really lock traits down and to feel comfortable to put that little word, ‘auto’ before or after a famous strain name. To do that work could easily take 5-6 years. This single cross of GG#4 to our Grape Crinkle, working it over 4 generations to become fully auto and testing, has taken over 2 years alone. Initially we made a cross of GG#4 x Ripleys OG, and also the GG#4 to Grape Crinkle for evaluation, but after the F1 grow out, we settled on the GG#4 and Grape Crinkle cross being the one to develop. Happy to say we’re stoked with the outcome, and by calling it 4 Assed Monkey that pays homage to it being related to GG4, and also to our company namesake where Dr. Mephisto made his 5-assed monkeys in his lab. We’re on our crazy farm developing 4-assed monkeys, so to us 4 Assed Monkey seems quite poetic.
Strain behaviour and structure:
4 Assed monkey is a speedy auto indeed, putting on flowers and putting out her sparkly oils from early in life. We would classify her as being on the smaller side of medium. When given room to spread out and a good environment she will yield well, but is aptly suited to smaller spaces or to be grown in higher plant densities. We would recommend some leaf tucking and gentle manipulation to aid her on her journey, but with limited veg time for the most part she isn’t best suited to heavy manipulation and harsh training techniques. Aromas range from earthy with hints of sour initially that develop into a fruity tropical blend that is ultra tasty and salivating. Flowers have tight formation encrusted in resin. Bag appeal is top notch on this lady.
Strain figures and info in brief:
Cycle time: 60-65 days
Yield: 60-90g as a single plant grow
Best method for overall high yield: 12 per 1.2×1.2 space in 12 liter pots under a 600w – 550g is obtainable.
Aroma and flavour: Aromas spanning gas, rubber, chemicals and grapes.
Tastes earthy-sour to fruity totally tropical taste.
Effect: Euphoric buzzBest grown: Indoor
Flower Density: 8/10
Medicinal qualities: Uplifting and relaxing, can help with anxiety
Ease of grow – 7/10 – Ensure a good start and it’s plain sailing.
Aroma level whilst growing – 6.5/10 Mild to medium intensity but how she smells is A++
Trim ease – 8/10 – Not a challenge.
Frost Level – 9/10 Great coverage on both fans and flowers
Bag Appeal – 9/10 Solid bag appeal blending pretty flowers and intoxicating aromas
After Cure Aroma level – 7/10 – Med-High
Potency – 8.5/10 Solid go to meds.
Concentrate info – 9/10 Fantastic Extraction candidate, full plant extractions or trim and leaf the return is high.
Overall Mephisto rating – 8.5/10