There’s no shortage of tasty dessert strains these days. One of the ones that have taken the weed world by storm over the last few years is Grape Pie, a 70%-30% indica-dominant hybrid that’s potent and enjoyable.
This bud delivers a blissful euphoria, which is followed by a body buzz that’s extremely relaxing. It’s not overly sedating, however, so Grape Pie can be enjoyed (in moderation) both during the day and during the evening.
Delicious parent strains Cherry Pie and Grape Stomper get the credit for Grape Pie’s terrific scent and flavor since they’re each loaded with fruit, berry and sugar. There are notes of herbs and nuts as well, balancing out the sweetness and adding to the taste.
Grape Pie is also noteworthy for its high THC content of about 22% and the beautiful deep purple color mixed into its dark green flower.
This strain kicks in a couple of minutes after your first hit, and it goes straight to the head with a blast of joyful euphoria known for its ability to eliminate stress, anxiety, and day-to-day worries. It settles into calmer happiness after a while, but while the giggling fits may subside you’re likely to remain sociable and talkative throughout the rest of the experience.
Tingly, full-body relaxation spreads as the head high calms down. For some smokers, it’s simply a pleasant feeling that allows them to spend some time taking a walk, going to a movie or restaurant, or just puttering around the house. For others, it’s a heavier stone that makes them want to enjoy the high on the couch. Either way, it’s not a sedating or sleep-inducing buzz.
Grape Pie can be a good choice for wake-and-bake or daytime enjoyment for some users, but it’s difficult to know how hard its physical effects will hit until you try it once or twice. It’s definitely a great strain to enjoy while kicking back with friends or binging the latest show on Netflix.
Bottom Line: Grape Pie is another strain that proves sativa/indica numbers don’t necessarily tell you how weed will affect you. The body buzz from this 70/30 indica bud is relaxing but not couch-locking, while the head high is euphoric, enjoyable, and social.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
As with most high-THC strains, Grape Pie can potentially overwhelm newer users or those who have pre-existing anxiety issues; some may experience dizziness, increased anxiety or paranoia. Those aren’t common reactions, but they do happen.
Other side effects to be aware of are the usual ones associated with potent strains: dry eyes, dry throat, and the munchies.
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Grape Pie’s cerebral euphoria is understandably appreciated by MMJ users who look for weed that will ease their stress, anxiety, and depression. They say this bud erases their negative and recursive thinking — at least, while they’re high — allowing them to relax and enjoy life for a while.
The physical relaxation provided by Grape Pie is more of a mixed bag when it comes to medical use. Patients say it’s able to ease headaches and some of their chronic muscle and joint pain, but add that the strain’s body buzz isn’t powerful enough to cancel out serious pain. Chemotherapy patients do find that their appetite is boosted when they use this weed.
Flavor and Aroma
Your mouth will start watering as soon as you get your first smell of Grape Pie. The predominant scents are fruit, berries, and sugar; the sweetness is somewhat balanced by some of the fruit’s sourness, as well as the spice, herbs, and earth that are in the aroma as well.
You won’t be disappointed when you fire up your first bowl, either. The sweet-and-sour flavor of grapes and berries is what you’ll taste first, and the aftertaste that includes nuts and spice is also delicious.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 2/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
This is a powerful strain, with THC levels that lab tests say average 22%, but may actually be a little lower in the Grape Pie you find at a dispensary. CBD levels may hit 0.5%, but they don’t go much higher than that.
Myrcene, geraniol, and limonene are the dominant terpenes found in Grape Pie. The terp profile is quite diverse, though, with caryophyllene, bisabolol, and pinene among the many others found in this strain.
Colorado’s Cannarado Genetics gets credit for creating Grape Pie by crossing Grape Stomper with the legendary Cherry Pie strain.
Cherry Pie, needless to say, contributes its delicious fruity taste to Grape Pie in addition to a fast-acting cerebral high. It should also be obvious that Grape Stomper is the source of Grape Pie’s yummy grape flavor. Both parent strains also have THC levels similar to their child.
Where to Buy Grape Pie Seeds
These seeds aren’t the easiest to find, but you should be able to get your hands on them with a little diligent searching. Seed & Smith is one of the vendors that sell Grape Pie seeds from time to time, and Cloud City Clones has clones available for purchase. To be honest, you may have better luck finding child strains of Grape Pie like Lava Cake or Garanimals.
Since we’re being honest, we’ll suggest first trying parent strains Cherry Pie or Grape Stomper if you can’t find Grape Pie. Others you might consider: Key Lime Pie, Garlic Cookies, and MAC.
Grape Pie Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How much do Grape Pie plants produce?
A: They are pretty productive plants. Expect 12-16 ounces per plant outdoors and about 14 ounces per square meter indoors, if you have optimal growing conditions and train the plants properly. That is, of course, if you can find the seeds.
Q: Is Grape Pie so potent because it’s a purple strain?
A: That’s a common misconception. All purple strains get their color from a flavonoid and pigment called anthocyanin, and Grape Pie simply inherits that pigment from its Grape Stomper parent. The color of the bud has nothing to do with its potency.