Long in development, short in the catalogue. Grape Crinkle has been, without a doubt, the hardest and longest labour of love ever at the Mephisto farm. The original aim of Grape Crinkle was to produce a mould-resistant strain for outdoor cultivation in less than perfect conditions, and we managed to stick that script with aplomb. However, one thing we just couldn’t breed for was, well, breeding. We just could never get her to produce enough seeds on a run that could satiate the worldwide demand for her. So back to the drawing board we went and finally we have enough to drop, with more in reproduction and an aim to bring her back into the catalogue full time.
Initial vegetative growth is fast and open-structured with quite wide inter-nodal distances. Trichome production begins almost immediately when the plants switch into flowering mode. Some plants develop a fat and bulbous main bud, and smaller side branches also sport a fat bud on the end. With cooler night-time temperatures purple colourations are produced, making this a striking strain. Manicuring is an absolute breeze and it's even possible to make "rosin" from the larger fan-leaves, such is the proliferation of trichomes. Flavours and aromas include mulled (spiced) wine with an "artificial" grape character and floral notes. The effect is soothing and relaxing.