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About this Hybrid Strain
Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid hailing from the Bay Area of Northern California. It was named after the massive purple buds it produced. Purple Gorilla is believed by some to be a descendant of Mendocino Purps while others swear it comes from Purple Rain Forest.
No one disagrees that this generous yielder produces very large buds made up of dense yet fluffy forest-green and violet spiraled leaves. Strands of bright-orange pistils curl from every nook of the buds, while a white trichome-frost coats the outside of the flower.
This strain omits an earthy-pine odor, with hints of grapes and berries. Smoking or vaping this strain unleashes a sour grape flavor that lingers leaving a pleasant aftertaste.
The dominant terpenes in Purple Gorilla are linalool and terpinolene, both of which are believed to reduce stress and anxiety. Users report a potent sedative effect, which may be especially of benefit to medical users suffering from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. They say that this strain is beneficial for treating spasms and cramps by allowing a calming effect to transfer over to the musculature of the body. The trippy psychedelic cerebral euphoria creeps up slowly, reportedly causing stress and anxiety to melt, leading to feelings of contentment and satisfaction. This strain is best enjoyed in the evening a couple hours before bed. Consumers say they have experienced a deeper and more restful sleep after using Purple Gorilla, making it a good option for medical users dealing with insomnia.
The popularity of this strain undoubtedly came from the massive buds it produced, and the ease at which Purple Gorilla can be grown both indoors and out. It is naturally resistant to mold and mildew and grows remarkably well on its own. Outside of pruning to get light to the lower nodes for maximizing yields, little else has to be done to Purple Gorilla. It can be ready for harvest in just 7 weeks with each plant gifting up to a pound and a half of flower!
Purple Gorilla likely originated in the Bay Area around San Francisco, California. Its genetics are somewhat of a mystery, but it may be an inbred cultivar of Mendocino Purps (aka The Purps).