About Blue Monkey
Blue Monkey is a indica strain bred from a cross between the infamous Gorilla Glue #4 and a hybrid of Blueberry x Black Domina. Exotic Seed was growing and testing it for years before debuting it super recently, so much so that the THC levels have not been widely reported yet other than an average of around 22%. Regardless, it now sits among other Indica-dominant favorites like its papa, Gorilla Glue, as a sweet, chemical powerhouse with a potent high and a pungent smell. Continue reading to learn about what you can expect if you let that Blue Monkey on your back.
The strain grows with dense, crowded branches, packed with flowers. By contrast, the central colas don’t produce as many buds. This means that the branches are the key to growing Blue Monkey and are going to be heavy by the time the strain reaches its harvest period after around 9 weeks (early-mid October when grown outside). The breeder Exotic Seed out of Madrid in Spain recommends growing Blue Monkey inside.
GROWING TIPS: This branch-centric growth pattern is why we recommend supporting the branches of your Blue Monkey strain with something like a tomato cage or other support, to ensure that the branches don’t get so heavy that they fall. Blue Monkey grows thick with resin so growers are encouraged to look into concentrates as a means of making the most of their crop. The strain can grow out of control when left to its own devices so we recommend frequent pruning to keep the plants stable. Everything you just read adds up to a medium-high growing difficulty, so keep that in mind before you tackle Blue Monkey as your first-ever crop.
Blue Monkey’s flavor is a tempting mix of sweet and chemical (even the resin smells pungent), with hints of lemon and pine, and earthiness on the exhale. The aroma is the same, and no less enjoyable, as Blue Monkey reaches its paws into your body and causes your brain to calm down and your muscles to relax. Most users do not report sedation or strong mind-level effects. Instead, we recommend the strain for relaxing tired muscles and relieving tension, especially after a strenuous workweek.
If you’re in the market for a relaxing, sweet-chemmy strain that’s easy to get into and more pungent the longer it hangs around, Blue Monkey might have what you’re looking for. If you plan on growing it to capture that amazing resin for your next amazing extraction, just keep in mind that the plant’s branchy growing structure favors growers with a little experience under their belt. Basically what we’re saying is: don’t challenge the Blue Monkey unless you come prepared!