Merlot Kush (Merlot OG) In 2007 I crossed my Grape Ape(reversed) with Angel Tear Kush and resulted some seeds, this was originally called Merlot Kush. I wasn’t really thrilled with the effect or growth and reset myself to cross my Grape ape into a Larry OG in April 2009. I sprouted 11 seeds later in late June and set them into flower august 1st. 9 weeks later we were hit by an onslaught of flavor and potency one could only describe as euphoric.
The Merlot showed a very vigorous growth pattern and held up to absorbing plenty of nutrients. This is an extremely branchy strain and bushes out almost uniformly without any topping. Plants that were topped sprouted twice as many nods and flourished higher yields. Growers should expect lots of golf ball and hand grenade nugs across their canopy.
Due to is weak branches, tying up branches will be required fairly early into flowering and scrogging is highly recommended. Expect deep purple with cool temps and a fairly easy trim job once you make it past the larger fan leaves. With an extremely high resin output this has quickly become one of my new favorite strains for the garden, although currently only available in clone only.
Lineage: Grape Ape (reversed) x Larry OG
Pheno type: Hybrid 60 sativa/40 indica
Family: Mendo Purps and Chemdawg 91
Origin: Southern California
Region: Western United States
Indoor Maturation: 8-9 weeks
Outdoor Maturation: Early Oct.
Sex Possibilities: Clone only Female
Stature: Moderately Stretchy and extremely branchy (needs support with flowers)
Look: Lots of golf ball nuggs spread across the canopy with tight small leaves.
Odor Level: High
Odor Description: Sweet skunky scent that tingles the nose
Taste: A tart grape juice taste, bitter sweet