While its exact genetics remain a mystery, Acapulco Gold is a popular and historically significant sativa-leaning hybrid that thrives in outdoor grow environments and is indigenous to Acapulco, Mexico. As indoor cultivation becomes the go-to method for many growers, the original Acapulco Gold cultivar is considered to be a bit of a rarity within modern-day cannabis cultivation circles.
Known to produce an energetic and cerebral high, a true Acapulco Gold plant is distinguishable by its sativa growth traits, yielding chunky colas that range from dark green to golden brown in color. Carrying an aroma that has been described as burnt toffee, Acapulco Gold is reported to produce an earthy, pungent taste upon consumption.
Although the strain is best suited for outdoor growing conditions, cultivators should have less difficulty with the newer generation of Acapulco Gold seeds. Following a 60-to-70-day flowering period, one Acapulco Gold strain is reported to yield up to 500 grams per square meter indoors and, if properly harvested outdoors in the Northern Hemisphere by mid-October, up to 1 1/2 kilograms per plant.