The vivid golden pistils of Acapulco Gold stand out against the green hue of the plant. Her flowers also glisten in potency, but the thick coat of resin makes her buds sticky to the touch and pretty difficult to break apart.
Acapulco Gold owes her incredible resilience against common molds and mildew to her sparse foliage of thin, long leaves and landrace origins. Her structure allows enough air movement and light to penetrate deeper into the canopy, preventing moisture buildup, the primary cause of pathogen growth.
Traditionally cultivated outdoors, Acapulco Gold thrives in warm, sunny places, such as those in tropical (Hawaii, the Pacific Coast of Mexico, and Thailand) and Mediterranean (Italy and Spain) zones. She reaches up to 200 cm (6.6 ft) tall and can produce impressive yields, topping out at around 1500 grams per plant. The sun-grown buds can be harvested by late October in the northern hemisphere.
When reared in a climate-controlled environment, Acapulco Gold grows between 100 to 110 cm and spends 9 to 10 weeks fruiting. Not much is known about growing this strain indoors, but it can be assumed that low-stress training can be employed. The screen of Green (ScrOG) technique, a form of LST, is one excellent choice as it can keep the plant from stretching upwards, provide support to her thin branches, and boost bud production by exposing more flowering sites to more light. Mimic the conditions of her preferred outdoor habitat and pair it with a suitable grow method to achieve up to 500 grams of fresh, sticky buds per square meter.