Mother Gorilla: A Sativa That Leaves You Inspired
Mother Gorilla is a new and improved version of Royal Madre. The original strain is a cross between Jack the Ripper and Reina Madre (Queen Mother). She’s a hard-hitting sativa variety that provides a cerebral effect, but we saw room for improvement. We wanted to elevate her potency to new heights. It only made sense to invite Gorilla genetics to the party. Our expert breeders undertook the ambitious challenge of harnessing Reina Madre and crossing her with Gorilla Glue (GG #4).
Reina Madre served as an excellent genetic base for the cross. Her impressive THC level and exhilarating sativa high gave us a lot to work with. Plus, she contains a complex terpene profile featuring sweet, sour, and spicy tones. Mother Gorilla inherited many of these traits.
Reina Madre brought the taste, but Gorilla Glue was packing unrivalled potency. This powerful cultivar is known far and wide for her mind-blowing high. Her predominantly sativa effect is fuelled by a colossal THC content of up to 30%. She also boasts fantastic aromas of pine and chocolate, and satisfying tastes of diesel. These impressive traits enabled the strain to scoop up wins at the High Times Cannabis Cup and High Times World Cup.
Together, these two parent strains gave rise to a superb hybrid. Mother Gorilla offers enormous levels of THC, spectacular tastes, and a brief flowering time. She’s heavily sativa-dominant and produces a rewarding yield.
EFFECT, FLAVOUR, AND AROMA OF MOTHER GORILLA
Mother Gorilla provides a stimulating effect typical to sativa-dominant varieties. However, her high doesn’t cause unwanted jitters or paranoia. Instead, it’s the perfect level of energy and excitation. She swiftly wakes up the mind and gets the neurons firing, without being overwhelming. Users will enjoy a motivating and creative mindset that, in small doses, can be good for artistic and athletic ventures. Smoke enough of her flowers, though, and the effect becomes completely euphoric.
The strain is great for small gatherings and parties and will catapult you into a social mood. Alternatively, she can be thoroughly enjoyed at home when seeking inspiration or introspection.
Mother Gorilla’s flowers contain an impressive THC content of 23–25%—more than enough to provide significant therapeutic effects for medicinal users. The strain has the potential to reduce pain and stoke the appetite. Her bud also contains high levels of the terpene caryophyllene, a type of "dietary cannabinoid". The strain is also high in the mood-boosting and relaxing terpenes limonene and myrcene. This terpene profile culminates in tastes of rich chocolate and earth complemented by sweetness and spice.
GROWING MOTHER GORILLA
Mother Gorilla is an easy photoperiod strain to grow. She maintains a medium height of 140–180cm and will be ready to harvest after a very reasonable flowering period for a sativa-dominant strain. Those cultivating the strain indoors can expect a yield of up to 500g/m² after only 8–9 weeks. Plants grown outdoors offer a maximum return of 650g/plant and will be ready to harvest at the beginning of October.
- % THC
- Low (0 - 1%)
- Gorilla Glue 4 x Reina Madre
- Mostly Sativa
- Very High (20% or +)
- Short: 7 - 9 weeks
- Flowering Time (days)
- Outdoor Harvest
- Late September
- Yield Indoor (g/m2)
- 400 - 450
- Yield Outdoor
- 450 - 500
- Outdoor Height (cm)
- 100 - 140