Perfect for: Mind-blowing Indica lovers looking for unconventional and complex US flavours.
*Cannabis contains over 100 terpenes. These compounds create the aroma unique to each strain and can interact with cannabinoids. This report refers only to the 15 most abundant terpenes in this strain.
An extremely potent Indica locked in a hybrid plant
Gorilla is not a demanding plant. Growing her is rather easy, but some basic knowledge is certainly required. Particularly with regard to the use of fertilisers: this strain cannot be overfed. That’s why a standard diet is much preferred. Her not being especially resistant to moisture, or to the lack of water, means that the best thing we can do is irrigate moderately on a regular basis. And, of course, we do recommend pruning her, concentrating mostly on the lower leaves and branches so that the upper part can have enough strength and energy to thrive.
Gorilla delivers a super-potent high due to her THC levels of up to 20%. With almost no cannabidiol (CBD) in her, she’s suitable for those who are used to coping with strong cannabis. The feeling provoked by her largely Indica effect tends to be compared with the smack given by a huge gorilla. That is to say: devastating.
Gorilla is a highly acclaimed feminised cannabis seed in the USA. Descendant of the Chem family, she definitely lives up to her origins with an off-the-charts potency and aroma. This Indica-dominant hybrid has the potential to keep the purest Indica genetics off the podium, as she doubly demonstrated at the Los Angeles Cup and at the High Times Jamaican World Cup in 2014 when she won both of them. Her bag appeal is simply astounding and her light-green flowers seem almost sugar-frosted due to the breathtaking trichomes covering them. Don’t be fooled by her hybrid-looking structure, though, for her Indica effect is as strong as a blow delivered by a huge silverback gorilla.
As for Gorilla Glue’s name, the official story here is that they choose the name because of the strain’s insane resin production that made the two breeders stick to everything after handling their new creation. But given the strain’s super-relaxing effect, Royal Gorilla can also be a perfectly fitting name to describe her deeply relaxing body stone that will “glue” you to your couch, although her high also comes with an uplifting euphoria – making her effect awesomely balanced.
Some of Royal Gorilla averages a THC content of 24%-26%, but certain phenotypes have the ability to surpass this when grown expertly. She induces a very potent effect that is incredibly relaxing – superb for chilling and stress relief. However, what makes Royal Gorilla’s high so special is that this chilled effect is balanced with an uplifting and happy high. Her potency also makes Royal Gorilla a good strain for medicinal users who want a strong herb to help with the management of their symptoms.
Genetics and Potency
The strain has already won multiple awards, such as the 2014 Cannabis Cup and the 2015 World Cannabis Cup, where she won first place in the best hybrid category.
Without a doubt, Royal Gorilla is one of the most talked about cannabis strains to come out of the US in a long time, quickly making a name for itself as a connoisseur favourite in the states. Her discovery, however, was entirely coincidental. Two breeders from the US, Joesy Whales and Lone Watie, discovered the strain after Joesy’s Chem Sis plants accidently hermied and pollinated his Sour Dubb. We don’t know exactly what made Lonie keep some of the seeds when Joesy tossed the strain out, but what we know is that he later germinated them maybe just out of curiosity and what shot out from the soil was nothing less than the spectacular Royal Gorilla!
The two passionate breeders immediately knew they had created something truly special, and were blown away by the results of their first THC measurements. As if a staggering 24-26% of THC wouldn’t be crazily high enough, some of her phenos are said to have weighed in at an incredible 30% – THC levels which up to this date had never been measured in any strain before.
Outdoors in regions that alow for a mid-October northern hemisphere harvest and planted into the ground these plants can attain a height of 300 cm! Yields are as impressive as those indoors, if not more so, with as much as 1000 gr/plant possible.
In 2005, after accumulating years of experience growing cannabis in all of its varieties, Dinafem Seeds decided to cultivate their own strains.
Dinafem Seeds have been selling the best selection of sativa and indica cannabis seeds worldwide from their own and from other seed banks for over ten years now. Since their origins as novice growers, they have researched the genetics of many plants to produce their own seeds, all of which are appreciated worldwide.
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Gorilla is a medium to large plant with internodes spaced at a medium distance. It has quite light green leaves and thick, phatt buds which can appear white such is the thick covering of resin crystals. This strain has bag appeal in abundance. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation; indoors it will need 58 – 63 days to finish flowering with impressive yields of approximately 500 gr/m 2 . Its height indoors will be largely governed by the length of vegetative growth it undergoes.