This beast of a plant really does exactly what it says. Huge hairy sticky buds will glue your fingers together at the slightest touch, your trimming scissors together and anything else for that matter. Originally created in the US when a Sour Dubb plant was accidentally hermied and the resulting seeds planted, Gorilla Glue has risen to be an instant legend on the cannabis scene. In recent years it has won multiple prizes including the High Times Jamaican world cup.
This strain is strong, very strong. THC levels regularly test in excess of 30% in lab conditions, a normal grower can expect 25% + without any difficulty. The stone isn’t just a “sit down and stay there” couch lock, it is more clear-headed and euphoric. That is not to say that it makes you want to get up and groove, more that it is not an absolute knockout punch from the get-go. The medical benefits for this strain come from the deep stress and pain relieving feeling that quickly spreads throughout your body. However it does not have that heavy, limb numbing couch lock, that means functioning on a normal level can be hard as is common with some other strains.
When you break open a nice fat nug (if it doesn’t stick to your hands), the first thing that hits you is a rich and earthy note, like a field straight after a rainstorm. The more usual pine and skunky aromas are there but they are quite subtle compared with that first smell. The taste is more of the same – clean yet earthy, with real lemon zest.
Gorilla Glue is a big plant in every way. Size of buds and branches, sheer volume and density of trichomes and overall shape. Indoors plants will top out between 6’-7’ if they are left to their own devices, where half of this size is added in flowering, so make sure you give her plenty of room. The buds and sugar leaves are characterised by their bright lime green colouring, but this is often masked by the absolute snowstorm of shiny crystals that completely envelop the fist-sized nuggets that grow in clusters on every branch.
As a multi-generation hybrid, you can expect a very hardy plant that will put up with some punishment without any issues, making this a great strain for those who are less experienced growers or who are looking for a “sow and forget” strain for outdoors. However, if you want to try and push the boundaries a bit and you know what you are doing, Gorilla Glue will be happiest on an intensive feeding schedule, CO2 and all the trimmings. Gorilla Glue more than lives up to its name and although there are many strains that get people talking, this one deserves its reputation on every level. Try it out and you will not be disappointed.