El Chapo OG is a potent indica strain out of California that smells of rich earth and pine. With dense jade popcorn buds that exhibit a shimmering coat of trichomes, this strain is visually striking and worth keeping on display. Its effects are initially stunning and settle on the body as carefree relaxation. El Chapo OG is preferred near the end of the day as its effects can become rather sedating with continued use.
The top reported aromas of the El Chapo OG are flowers, pine, lemon, and skunk. It is said to taste of musty soil, hash, and citrus.
El Chapo OG marijuana strain is a pure Indica marijuana. The breeders of the kush remain unknown, the herb originates from California. These cannabis plants grows dense, jade-colored buds with a nice trichome layer. El Chapo OG nugs delight the senses with pleasant flavor of flowers, lemon and earth. The strain is very potent with THC levels at 20-23% on average. El Chapo OG marijuana is good for night and evening time use due to sedative properties.
About El Chapo OG
El Chapo OG is an aptly named Indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis. The genetics on this strain are a bit iffy, with some citing the genetics as being unknown while others claim the strain to be a cross between Face Off OG x SFV OG x OG Kush. Likewise, no one knows who the first person was to create this wonderful strain. Regardless, El Chapo OG is a potent powerhouse flower that is sure to kick your ass on even the best of days. This strain consistently tests for THC levels exceeding 19%, adding to its legacy of power.
El Chapo OG buds are quite wonderful in that they all grow in the same dense, round structure that makes them very easy to pick out. These forest and mint green nugs are wrapped from head to toe in thick orange hairs and covered in a blanket of sparkling trichomes. If the look of these beautiful buds isn’t enough to entice you to take a hit, the aroma will have you flicking a lighter before you realize it. The smell from El Chapo is quite unique as well. Many have reported an intense combination of sweet lemon, fresh pine, pungent skunk, musty earth, and flowery kush. In addition, the flavor and quality of smoke produced by El Chapo OG is insane. You should expect to taste a number of flavors, most notably, sweet lemon and pungent kush.
El Chapo OG is not for the faint of heart, as its fast-acting effects are quick to knock you on your ass if you’re not careful. Immediately after ripping on a bit of this flower, an incredible cerebral high will take root in your head, relaxing your mind and uplifting your mood. As your creative energy reaches its peak your body and mind will quickly drop off into complete and utter sedation. Users have reported this feeling of complete and utter stone as an incredibly relaxing experience which helps your muscles find peace.
If you manage to stay awake, you’ll likely find yourself raiding the fridge for a smorgasbord of every unhealthy snack you can find. El Chapo OG has been reported to cause serious munchies, that can leave you with quite the full stomach if you can’t practice self control. This strain is ideal for afternoon and evening use when you have no more responsibilities and can unwind for a bit. This strain has become quite the powerful tool for medical cannabis patients looking to combat chronic pain, insomnia, and stress.
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
THC: 19% – 23%
El Chapo OG is an indica dominant hybrid strain created through a three-way cross of the heavy-hitting Face Off OG X SFV OG X OG Kush. With parents like these, you know El Chapo isn’t going to take it easy on you. With a powerful THC level that falls in the 19-23% range on average and fast-acting sedative effects, you’re in for one potent high that will leave you begging for more. The high hits you first with a cerebral lift that boosts your mood before dropping you into complete sedation. As your mind falls victim to heavy stone, this feeling will spread throughout your limbs and slowly draw your body down into sleepy relaxation. Perfect for nighttime use, these effects also give El Chapo OG an edge in killing the effects of chronic stress, inflammation, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia. This bud has a sweet lemony flavor accented by fresh flowery citrus and kush. The aroma is of sweet lemon and pine with a fragrant floral overtone that’s almost candy-like. El Chapo OG buds have tight round forest green nugs with long thin orange hairs and a coating of light amber crystal trichomes.
While we have seen THC levels as low as 19% or as high as 27%, most users say this strain has potent and mostly consistent effects. Overall, the effects are said to be very relaxing, calming, and euphoric, with a higher dose lending itself to helping some users go to sleep. Fitting that the most common uses reported were for insomnia, pain, and winding down from stress.
One of the quirks of the original Sour Diesel was that even though it is about 70% Sativa, it doesn’t tend to grow very tall and El Chapo stays close in its parent’s footsteps here. You’re looking at an average height range of 1M (indoor minimum) to about 1.3M (outdoor maximum). This is particularly good news for people towards the northern end of Europe because the mid-October harvest means that people in cooler climates will really need to treat El Chapo as an “indoor-only” strain, with a fairly brisk (for a Sativa dominant) flowering time of 9 to 10 weeks, but if you are lucky enough to live somewhere warm, dry and sunny, it will be fine outside. Indoor yields are around 550g/m2 and outdoor yields can easily reach up to 600g per plant.
The main reason we’ve classed El Chapo as being moderately difficult to grow is because it’s a photoperiod strain and it’s harvest time means that most growers will need to treat it as an indoor strain, which means managing light cycles. You will also need to be competent in the basics of marijuana-growing as this strain isn’t exceptionally forgiving, although it certainly isn’t a diva either.