Wappa is an indica-leaning hybrid with smooth, relaxing effects and a universally appealing flavor profile. The strain is the creation of Paradise Seeds, who have also fostered Sensi Star and Delahaze, and is derived from a sweetly-scented variety of Skunk. Wappa’s long-lasting potency has earned it accolades like Canada’s Cannabis Champs Cup in 2014 and the Euro Copa de Canarias in 2011. Wappa’s THC content has been measured at between 11% and 22%
Wappa sets itself apart with large, remarkably solid flowers that hold a spadelike shape, tapering from a broad base into a sharply-pointed tip. These buds have the dense, tightly packed structure often associated with indicas. The leaves themselves are a mottled variety of dark and light green and are twisted through with hairy orange and yellow pistils. Capping off these bullet-shaped buds is a coat of amber trichomes that gives the flowers a slightly yellow glow.
When properly cured, Wappa has a strong, almost sickly-sweet aroma that verges on skunkiness. Accenting these complex top notes is a light citrus scent. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart the thick buds intensifies this strain’s skunkiness. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Wappa gives off a very smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke tastes simultaneously herbal and skunky on the exhale.
Wappa offers a creeper of a high, taking as long as 15 minutes before revealing the extent of its soothing effects. As users slip into this strain’s heavy high, they tend to feel a tingle around the temples are forehead. There’s also a progressive feeling of relaxation that cascades down through the spine, slowly radiating out through the core and limbs. Wappa comes with some mental stimulation as well -- smokers may find themselves fixated on a single concept or jumping around in free association from one idea to the next. That said, this strain’s mindset is more conducive to creative daydreaming than to completing difficult, task-based work. Because of its smooth, easy vibes, Wappa is a good way to enhance social situations, as it can provoke free-flowing conversation and camaraderie when shared with like-minded friends. Beware that Wappa has been pointed to as a culprit for dry, red eyes and cottonmouth. As the high progresses, Wappa is prone to pinning smokers in place and shutting out the rest of the world. In high enough doses, this strain can even lull its sedated enthusiasts into a deep and restful sleep. It should go without saying that Wappa is a strain best reserved for nighttime(and bedtime) enjoyment.
Wappa’s sedative power can also have many uses for medical cannabis patients. Its laid-back energy can temporarily improve symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Its numbing physical effects can also take care of aches and pains, whether they’re chronic and disease-related or less serious, like headaches. The bud’s ability to provoke hunger also makes it a useful appetite for those who may have lost their daily appetite to disease or to harsh treatments like chemotherapy. Finally, Wappa is effective in counteracting stubborn cases of insomnia with its therapeutic, sleep-inducing paralysis. Because it is rare for this strain to induce fast-paced, cerebral thinking, it is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately for home growers, Paradise has made seeds of Wappa available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. That said, Wappa is said to be an especially hardy grow that can withstand unexpected adverse conditions. Like many indica, the strain’s plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching. Growers may need to periodically “top” their crops by trimming away any broad fan leaves that may inhibit growth among lower flowering nodes. Wappa flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in mid October when grown outdoors. It offers a yield of about 1.5 ounces of flower per square foot of plant.
Wappa is a luxurious path to relaxation and a must-try for indica lovers. When sharing it with friends, make sure you bring enough bud, as the strain’s pleasant odor is likely to attract some attention.