Acapulco Gold Feminized Seeds

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Acapulco Gold seeds get their name from the famous Mexican City where the strain is said to originate. This Sativa-dominant, strain offers a unique calming, uplifting, yet creative effect coupled with a refreshing taste of pine and citrus flavors.

  • THC High - Up to 24%
  • Massive Yield - Up to 600gsm
  • Sativa Dominant: 20% Indica / 80% Sativa
  • Flowering Time - 8-10 Weeks
  • Classic landrace strain with Central American lineage originating in Acapulco, Mexico
  • Powerful euphoric high that helps relieve stress, anxiety, pain and combats PTSD
  • Rigorous plant forming heavy-coated golden buds emitting an earthy pine and sweet citrus aroma
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THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestOctober
Indica/SativaSativa Dominant
HeightTall: 180cm-220cm
CBD Content<1%
ClimateTemperate, Arid, Mediterranean
Medical ConditionsAnxiety, Pain, PTSD, Stress
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsCentral American
EffectsCalming, Creative, Relaxing, Uplifting
TastePine, Sweet, Citrus
TerpeneMyrcene, Camphene, Carene


Acapulco Gold strain information

The elusive Acapulco Gold is quite rare, and hard to come by for growers and consumers alike. Although the strain’s history is what makes it one of the most popular and most notable varieties around. The Sativa-dominant strain comes from Central American lineage and gets its name not only from Acapulco, Mexico, where it might originate but also from its likeness in appearance to a nugget of gold. The strain offers an unmatched aroma and flavor, and high levels of potency, with THC levels hovering around 20-24%. With massive yields, pretty buds, and effects that are relieving for the body and mind, there’s a lot to love about Acapulco Gold if you can get your hands on it.

How to grow Acapulco Gold seeds?

Acapulco Gold Feminized seeds normally have a flowering time of 8-10 weeks from preflower. These tall plants can stretch up to 220cm indoors, so make sure you have plenty of vertical space. Its structure leans toward elongated branches and slender leaves. Optimal growth conditions favor temperate, arid, or Mediterranean climates, but it can withstand a reasonable amount of humidity as well. Because the plant grows big, even basic growers can achieve a yield between 500-600gr/m² with ample light and nutrients. In short, if you're ready for a moderate challenge with an abundant yield payoff, set your sights on this strain.

During the vegetative stage:

In its vegetative phase, the Acapulco Gold starts very quickly stretching up into its 2nd node within 10 days. Showing Sativa traits through elongated branches and slender leaves, ensure your light source is as close as possible to avoid overstretching. It is also advisable to give the young seedling support to stop the stem bending. Because the strain grows multiple stems rather than one main cola, avoid topping or fimming; instead use LST or tie and bend to maximize the outward growth making bud sites more plentiful. This strain will benefit from a light to medium feeding regime, but do not overdo it as this can cause stunted growth.

During the flowering stage:

Once preflowers are showing, start the nutrient and if relevant light wavelength change. Acapulco Gold will continue to put on height well into its flowering period so be sure to account for this in your grow room. Key nutrients in this stage are phosphorus and potassium but a good all-round flowering blend will be useful to keep bud production to a maximum. Introduce them early and decrease them as harvest approaches, but be aware this strain isn't a voracious eater.

Is Acapulco Gold indica or sativa?

Acapulco Gold is a 80/20 Sativa-dominant strain. This influences its growth to produce tall, lean plants with elongated branches, a feature typical of Sativa strains. Stretching up to 220cm, these plants are typical in their leaf shape, internodal distance and of a classic Sativa plant.

Is Acapulco Gold suitable for beginners?

While not too complex, this strain does require moderate skill levels for successful cultivation. Ensuring the light levels are maintained whilst avoiding overstretching is one of the key obstacles that need to be managed well. Although it takes nutrients well, tipping into too much can be quite easy so good nutrient management is also a required skill for maximum yields. So, if you’re a novice yearning to grow Acapulco Gold, prepare for a moderate learning curve.

What are the effects of Acapulco Gold weed?

For those who do have the chance to consume Acapulco Gold, you’ll be craving its pleasurable effects in no time. The strain is highly capable of relieving stress, anxiety, pain, and even conditions like PTSD with its soothing and uplifting effects. The Sativa-dominant strain produces a powerfully euphoric high, but be warned: the strain's potency can be overwhelming for some. Taking it low and slow, you’ll feel your body and mind relax with the variety's relaxing and euphoric good vibes.

How Does Acapulco Gold make you feel? 

The Sativa-dominant nature means that you get a truly euphoric high from smoking Acapulco Gold, but it is a well-tempered and pleasing feeling without the spiraling headrush that can come from some strains. This strain makes you want to get up and party and doesn’t leave you spinning out of control.

Does Acapulco Gold have any medical applications?

Users have pointed to relief from conditions such as stress, anxiety, PTSD, and even pain. With THC percentages hitting the 20%-24% range and CBD below 1%, this is not to be treated carelessly but can offer significant relief in moderation.

How potent is Acapulco Gold?

With THC levels hovering between 20% and 24%, it's a potent option for experienced users. The high is intense yet balanced, combining mental uplift with physical relaxation. Its minimal CBD content (<1%) makes it less suitable for those seeking a non-psychoactive experience.

Does Acapulco Gold weed make you sleepy?

This strain primarily uplifts and relaxes without veering into heavy sedative effects. Users generally don't report feeling drowsy. So, if you're hunting for a strain that allows relaxation without immediate sleep, this could be your go-to.

What is Acapulco Gold cannabis like to smoke?

Acapulco Gold is rich with aromas that scream beach vacay vibes. The strain starts with an earthy pine scent reminiscent of fresh greenery, and has a hint of refreshing sweet citrus notes. On the outside, Acapulco Gold looks as good as she smells, with a shimmering gold color, that’s dusted with light brown and light green. The nugs have a heavy coating of resin that glistens in the light or sun, and will have you craving its potent effects as you watch the plant nourish and flourish.

MSNL Editors Verdict

Growing a landrace strain is a right of passage for every cultivator, and there’s no better option than Acapulco Gold. If you can’t find it at the dispensary, grow it yourself! You won’t regret getting your hands on authentic Acapulco Gold seeds that are sure to treat you to rigorous growth and abundant yields.

Tasting Notes

Acapulco Gold is as au-natural as they come when it comes to taste. As you light up, you’ll taste the strain’s organic earthy and pine flavors. On the exhale, the strain treats you to a zest of citrus that has a smooth, and sweet dessert-like undertone.