Grape Pearls Grow West

“…a potent relaxation that permeates throughout the body, spiked with bursts of a slightly energized cerebral euphoria courtesy of its Durban Poison ancestry”

STRAIN: Grape Pearls
MEDIUM: Flower
PRODUCER: Grow West
POTENCY:  THCa 26.3%
THC 0.6%
CBGA 0.5%
CBG 0.4%
CLASS: Indica dominant Hybrid
PURCHASED: Ethos Catonsville Medical Dispensary

LINEAGE:
Grape Pie X Silver Pearl(s)
Calm, Happy, Talkative x Energizing, Euphoric, Happy

Grape Pie= Cherry Pie X Grape Stomper
     (Cherry Pie=Durban Poison x Grandaddy Purple)
Silver Pearl= Early Pearl x Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5

AROMA + TASTE + APPEARANCE:3 buds of grape pearls by grow west

AROMA;

    • Sweet- grape/ berry
    • Herbal- minor note of lemongrass
    • Pine- pine needle/ generic evergreen aroma

TASTE;

  • Sweet-artificial grape flavor (combustion /nasal exhale)
  • Citrus- lemon
  • Evergreen- pine aroma (upon exhale)

APPEARANCE;
close up of a bud of grape pearls strain by grow west
Grape Pearls displays a multitude of shades of green and purple throughout a densely packed landscape covered in crystalline trichomes. There are pockets of clumped pistils/stigma/”red hairs” randomly interspersed between the mottled surface.
These are very chunky nuggets that aren’t the easiest to break down by hand.
I’m not big on using grinders for few reasons I’ve stated before: for the purposes of discernment when reviewing different strains, I don’t like to run the chance of mixing them together.  Plus, I think, for the most part, grinders do what they advertise, they grind. In fact they pulverize and I fear losing preciously delicate trichome material.  Yes, I like “kief” but I’d rather see the whole show first …make sense?
However, when it’s necessary, it’s necessary and with Grape Pearls needs to be pulverized in order to get something workable at times. So…Good For Bowls and rolls when properly ground.

EFFECTS (MIND + BODY):
MIND;

  • +medium cerebral uplift
  • +small bursts of euphoria
  • +Improved /heightened focus/ attention to detail
  • +relieves mental fatigue/stress
  • + inspires feelings of giddiness

BODY;

  • + medium cranial and facial pressure
  • +physical euphoria (in waves of progressive frequency)
  • dry mouth at higher doses
  • /+ mild appetite stimulation

detail shot of grape pearls strain by grow west bud

APPLICATIONS (MEDICINAL + RECREATIONAL):
Could help potentially mitigate, or alleviate symptoms associated with or caused by:

MEDICINAL;

  • Anxiety 
  • Nausea [STANDOUT APPLICATION]
  • Generalized emotional / mental tress
  •  ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Depression

RECREATIONAL;

  • Focused activities – this strain can take you down a rabbit hole with intense tunnel vision – I found myself embroiled in some fairly detailed work
  • Provides a calming base with which to focus on creative activities more readily
  • Repetitive tasks are be more enjoyable but potentially short lived at higher doses depending on tolerance and level of fatigue – giving way to physical sedation
    * Watching movies/gaming/etc.
    * Meditation / breathing exercises / yoga
 
multicolored bud of grape pearls by grow west

A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE:
Top Terpenes:
1. Beta-Myrcene 0.51%
2. Delta-Limonene 0.32%
3. Beta-Caryophyllene 0.29%

The Myrcene is high as well as the Caryophyllene  and they predict a deeply relaxing effect, which Grape Pearls definitely provides. The Limonene isn’t far behind and can be felt in Grape Pearls’ euphoric uplift.

gorgeous trichomes glisten on a bud of grape pearls strain by grow west with real pearls

CONCLUSION:
Grape Pearls by Grow West is ia very “balancing Indica” hybrid offspring of Grape Pie X Silver Pearl, with a potent relaxation that permeates throughout the body, spiked with bursts of a slightly energized cerebral euphoria courtesy of its Durban Poison ancestry, and a progressive wave of overall calm (possibly from its Northern Lights and Stomper genetics) ultimately providing a balanced cerebral and physical euphoria.

buds of grape pearls strain by grow west

THE LONG WAY HOME (my toke…)

Much like Grow West’s Angus, also classified as an Indica, I found Grape Pearls to have definite pronounced traits of its Durban Poison genetics. Grape Pearls, like Angus, has within its effects set a decidedly uplifted energized euphoria. This seems to present itself in spurts or bursts throughout the arc of the high.

abstract of grape pearls strain buds top view inside grow west container on cardboard surface

I believe this is attributable to its Grape Pie parent, a strain also characterized by intermittent waves of uplifted euphoria, again reminiscent of its Durban Poison ancestry.

The level of Limonene also works to counteract the feelings of anxiety associated with a strain like Durban Poison who’s high energy cerebral effect can jolt some.

 

That being said, I’ve also used Grape Pearls to end the evening, but in retrospect, I would much rather leave that duty to a strain like Ray Charles or Dosidos.

brilliantly colored bud of grape pearls by grow west

I did have a bit of a time wrapping my head around the overall personality of Grow West’s Grape Pearls, but every time I ended up going back for another session…and not because I couldn’t gauge a feeling, but because it felt so good.

Grow West’s version of this strain seems to take most of its visuals from its Grape Pie parent and I would say this also goes for its set of effects.

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