The very name of Acapulco Gold seeds conjures up romantic images of a bygone era of freewheeling hippies, smugglers and bandits. This Sativa dominant weed originates from the area around the southern Mexican city of Acapulco on the Pacific coast, a city that’s now a popular tourist resort. Some say it’s called ‘Gold’ because of the shimmering colour of its buds while others claim it’s because of its reputation as a premium weed.
Acapulco Gold cannabis has a fruity smell with tones of fresh earth. The flavor is similar with a hint of exotic spices. This is a potent weed and the high is euphoric and cerebral, typical of a Sativa type. Medically, Acapulco Gold weed can help with muscular pain and poor appetite.
Acapulco Gold seeds produce plants that grow to about 80 centimetres indoors although they can stretch much taller outdoors. The leaves are elongated and pale green and the cone-shaped buds are yellow to golden with a coating of glittering crystals. THC levels can be as high as 23 percent.
Indoors, this plant needs to be trained with good results achieved by using the low stress training (LST) method. It will grow happily in soil or hydro and flowering time is from 10 to 11 weeks. You can expect yields of around 500 grams per square metre from Acapulco Gold cannabis.
Outdoors, this plant’s Mexican origins mean that you’ll need to grow it in a sub-tropical climate to get good results. Harvest comes in mid-October in the northern hemisphere.
Acapulco Gold seeds grow into a true heritage strain and one that has a lot of appeal for connoisseurs. It requires some skill to grow but its high potency makes it well worth the effort.
Indoors or outdoors in a sub-tropical climate
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Up to 23%
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Mid to Late October
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