Genetic heritage: (Canadian) Crinkle cut x (Supernatural x Ripleys OG)
Description: Grape Crinkle is another of Mephisto Seeds’ Artisanal automatic strains and one which has been long in development. It’s a 3-way cross between Canadian Crinkle Cut x Supernatural (Exotic Genetix) x Ripley’s OG.
The original aim of Grape Crinkle was to produce a mold-resistant marijuana strain for outdoor cultivation in less than perfect conditions. Now an F5 strain the preceding generations enabled selections of the very best plants resulting in what is now said to be “an extract artists wet dream” such is its trichome production. Its Hash Plant origins have possibly found their ultimate auto-flowering expression with grapey terpenes to match.
Initial vegetative growth is fast and open-structured with quite wide inter-nodal distances. Trichome production begins almost immediately when the plants switch into flowering mode. Some plants develop a fat and bulbous main bud, and smaller side-branches also sport fat buds on the ends. This short, 70% indica strain is best grown indoors at a density of 12 to the 1.2m in pots of 15 litres where the best crop yields will be obtained. Individual plants produce around 40 – 75 gr. each in a time of 55 – 65 days from the seedling stage. With cooler nigh-time temperatures purple colorations are produced making this a striking strain.
Manicuring is an absolute breeze and it’s even possible to make “rosin” from the larger fan-leaves such is the proliferation of trichomes. Flavors and aromas include mulled (spiced) wine with an “artificial” grape character and floral notes. The effect is soothing and relaxing.