Acapulco Gold is a sativa dominant strain that features 70 percent sativa genetics and 30 percent indica genetics. The name of this strain does a fantastic job at describing the jewel-like appearance of the flowers it produces, encrusted and sparkling with trichomes that produce the cannabinoid rich resin. The sativa leaning nature of this strain makes it a great choice for daytime use, keeping users alert instead of too relaxed.
When smoking a large blunt or bong bowl loaded with the processed flowers of Acapulco Gold, smokers can expect a pleasant taste to stimulate their taste buds. Contrasting yet complimenting tastes of sweetness and spice are particularly identifiable. The scent given off by this strain is also highly pleasant. When opening up a stash jar housing this strain, aromas will be released that can be described as musky, earthy, sweet, and woody.
The high generated from smoking or vaping Acapulco Gold has both body and head elements to it. Being a sativa dominant strain, the head high is definitely more noticeable and powerful. These cerebral effects uplift, energise, and exhilarate the smoker. It's even reported that this buzz may have some aphrodisiac properties. These traits make Acapulco Gold an ideal strain to smoke throughout the day and may offer some smokers a motivational mindset to keep them alert and productive. The body high aspects of the strain introduce a calming and relaxing sensation, balancing out the stimulating elements of the powerful high. The traits of this high also offer benefits to some medical patients. The strain may be effective at easing stress, relieving pain, increasing appetite, and reducing fatigue.
Acapulco Gold can be grown well in both indoor and outdoor environments and has a flowering period of between 60 and 70 days. If growing the strain indoors within a grow room or tent growers can expect to see their crop reach a height of around 110cm, with yields of up to 500g per metre squared. Outdoor plants can explode to heights of 200cm and pump out medium yields. Harvest time usually occurs around the middle or end of October. The flowers produced by Acapulco Gold contain a high THC content, with little CBD.
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