About El Chapo
Irony is never lost within the cannabis community, and the indica-dominant strain dubbed El Chapo is just one such example. Rather than being short as the name would suggest, plants can get rather tall with heavy yields, making this bud a favorite in the growing community. Created by Sour Genetics in London, El Chapo is a cross between Sour Diesel IBL and Headbanger BX. Perfect after a long day, many report that her high is heavier than you’d expect.
Unfortunately, specific THC data isn’t widely disseminated for El Chapo, however, it’s assumed that she’s on the stronger side of the potency spectrum. Her nugs tend to be rather elongated and light green in color, speckled with orange hairs and absolutely covered with a heavy blanket of white trichomes. Blending the flavors and aromas of both parents, El Chapo takes on a mixture of fuel and fruit. She’s described as being sour and acidic with a touch of sweetness that helps to balance things out.
While this strain might be ideal for some during the afternoon, most users should probably wait until the evening before indulging. In most cases, El Chapo’s high is hard-hitting and comes on with a rush of happiness that can sometimes bring with it a sense of energy or the inclination to be more social. Potentially a great option for an evening get together with friends, things soon take a turn as users experience her strong indica side. This strain typically relaxes smokers to the point of nearly being locked to the couch, yet allows your happy mood to remain intact.
Seeds of El Chapo are easy to find online, and plants don’t require an immense amount of care in order to thrive. Both indoor and outdoor settings are fine, as this strain tends to be rather hearty, but keep in mind that a strong aroma will permeate your growing space. El Chapo branches are often quite thin with heavy buds, a combination that requires early and frequent topping and trimming. After approximately 9 weeks inside, home cultivators will be able to harvest what usually becomes a very large yield. Outdoor growth finishes in early October, just in time to stock up for the incoming winter.
El Chapo’s popularity grew quickly from her birth in 2015 and once word spread beyond London, it seemed the world suddenly had to get their hands on this powerful strain. Prepare yourself for an intense flavor to hit your tastebuds and for an equally strong high to work its way from head to toe. Newer users may want to take it easy with this gal or avoid her completely, as El Chapo’s effects are reported to be quite sedating.