Gorilla Glue # 4 is probably the most potent strain in the cannabis market, literally all growers know about it. Apart from its effects, Gorilla Glue 4 characteristics are hard to find in any other plant.

Usually, the creation of new strains comes after a long and careful process, where seed banks or breeders want to develop seeds with certain features. Gorilla Glue # 4, however, was born by pure luck, when a mistake was made at an American grow. 

Gorilla Glue 4 History

The creation of Gorilla Glue is quite atypical, its history doesn’t have the usual background that other popular cannabis strains have. In this case, no one planned out its creation, although it has become one of the most important strains worldwide. 

This hybrid saw the light in California (USA), while Joesy Whales was breeding Chem Sister x Diesel. It seems that Joesy stressed his plants to the point of them creating male flowers. These pollinated a Sour Dub female, ruining the crop.

Joesy got frustrated and got rid of the seeds, which were then rescued by his friend Lone Waite. After growing them, they realized that the plants had amazing characteristics. Gorilla Glue #4 was after entering the cannabis industry. 

This strain got its name from its sticky flowers. Gorilla Glue is the most famous American glue for its fantastic properties: strong, fast and easy to find. 4 makes reference to the amount of phenotypes. Out of the four selected phenotypes, Gorilla Glue number 4 was the best one.

Gorilla Glue’s owner sued Joesy Whales for naming his strain like his glue. Joesy lost the claim and had to start calling it GG.

Gorilla Glue #4 characteristics

Gorila Glue 4 characteristics

Gorilla Glue #4 is known for being one of the most potent strains in the cannabis market. This feature, along with its stickiness, have made it popular worldwide.

It’s a fact that this sativa dominant strain always reaches at least 25% of THC, although the highest registration record is 33.5% of THC.

This characteristic could well be due to backcrossing Gorilla Glue #4 with a male Chocolate Diesel three times. Josey Whales seen bank did this in order to increase its qualities.

This resinous strain is perfect to make great quality and delicious extracts. Between 2014 and 2018, Gorilla Glue # 4 was awarded on 6 occasions for its extraordinary characteristics by the Los Angeles and Michigan Cannabis Cups and by the Jamaica High Times World Cup.

Gorilla Glue #4 adapts so well to all sorts of surroundings that it provides excellent results, both indoors and outdoors.

Growing Gorilla Glue #4 indoors

Gorilla Glue #4 is well known for its fast growth, providing outstanding results in a short space of time. Its considerable height and abundant branches make it necessary to apply the SCROG technique and use trellis nets to prevent it from growing vertically, in order to stop it from burning with the grow lights.

For optimum results, our advice is to place 9 plants per square meter and give them 3 weeks of growth and 9 weeks of flowering. The resulting yield will range at around 400 g/m2.

Growing Gorilla Glue #4 outdoors

With proper care, this strain can reach more than 2 meters tall.  Gorilla Glue #4 parentals grant it with weather harshness resistance, although it does better in warm climates.

Gorilla Glue # 4 flowers are extremely compact and resinous. If the cultivation area is very humid, using fungi and plague preventive products is a great idea to protect its precious buds. This strain can yield around 650 g per plant and it will be ready for harvest by mid-September. For best results, it is best to use organic fertilizers.

Gorilla Glue #4 organoleptic properties

Gorilla Glue 4 buds

Its excellent aromas charm growers due to its varied shades. Chem Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel provide its earthy and sour scents mixed with fresh pine, but it also exhibits fruity and spicy touches, with lemon and mint hues.

Regarding flavor, it holds a pleasant sweet and earthy combination, with lemon and spicy tinges. Its flavors and aromas tend to improve after curing the buds for a few months.

Gorilla Glue # 4 effects

Gorilla Glue # 4 effects are those produced by sativas. Marijuana therapeutic use is on the rise, ant this strain is sure a great alternative to help consumers overcome certain conditions. Of course, let’s not leave behind its recreational aspect, Gorilla Glue 4 produces joyful and energetic effects capable of boosting creativity along with a sense of euphoria. Perfect to enjoy in social gatherings.

Its therapeutic aspect is perfect to treat anxiety, stress or depression. When used on moderate doses it produces soft, soothing and relaxing effects.

In essence, Gorilla Glue’s # 4 most known characteristics are great height, abundant branches, dense buds and terpene content, which make it one of the most sticky strains in the market. These characteristics plus its high THC levels make this strain a favorite among growers. Not suitable for rookies. 

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Erik Collado

With more than 10 years of background in the cannabis sector, his experience and knowledge are the base of GB The Green Brand’s success

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