Purple Weed Strains

From Purple Punch to Grandaddy Purps, there are so many delicious purple strains on offer, that today’s marijuana grower is spoiled for choice. The alluring bag appeal of frosty purple bud will have even the most experienced cannasaeur drooling in anticipation. With a range of flavors and effects to experience, it’s no wonder that purple weed strains are some of the most coveted on the planet. So, make your bud stand out, and add a splash of color to your grow room.

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Purple Marijuana Strains

Purple strains have a noticeable purple coloring on the leaves, stems, and buds, with some verities even having purple trichomes. At one time, only plants grown outdoors and subjected to cooler temperatures displayed the purple color, but intensive breeding programs over the last few decades have served to emphasize this quality.

This built on natural genetic variations that gave some marijuana a natural purple tinge. This led to a resulting huge growth in purple weed on the market.

What Makes Weed Purple?

Cannabis plants turn purple because of their genetics. Not all cannabis seeds can create purple bud. Only marijuana strains high in anthocyanin, a type of flavonoid, (compounds rich in antioxidants and responsible for giving cannabis strains their pigmentation), will develop purple hues. Many strains will develop purple leaves, and as striking as this may be, it is the bud that growers are concerned with. If you want purple buds you need strains that produce purple calyxes and pistils.

Even when you grow purple weed strains, the amount of color that you see in your final crop will be strongly related to the growing conditions that you employ. LED grow lights can help bring out the color in purple cannabis strains, as will exposing your plants to a cooler growing environment during its dark cycle. Care is required when lowering the temperature, which should remain at 65-70°F. If you are fortunate to live in a location with an accommodating climate, purple marijuana can be grown outdoors. It is common for some of the purple coloring to fade during the curing process.

What Are The Best Purple Strains?

Purple Punch is the hybrid cross of two OG classics Larry OG x Grandaddy Purps- one of the most legendary purple strains around. Sweet, soothing, and high-yielding, this plant produces lots of purple bud, easily achieving 600gr/m²+. Purple Punch is naturally mold-resistant, covered in sticky trichomes, and has flavors of rich grape and berry. As the name suggests, the effects come on strong and quickly, making it a great choice to wind down with of an evening.

Grandaddy Purps is a cross of Big Bud x Purple Urkle, and is one of the most iconic purple strains. Revered by growers because it produces plenty of large eye-catching purple bud and is easy to grow. As is common with purple marijuana it produces strong Indica effects, which are great for relaxation and uplifting your mood.

Tropicana Cookies Purple is the result of crossing Tropicana Cookies and Purple Punch. The flavor is a delectable blend of classic hash and fruity dessert. This is not just purple marijuana, the bud displays a spectrum of hues from light green to yellow and of course purple, sprinkle on top a generous dusting of trichomes and you’ve got one beautiful bud. Suitable for day or night, this is as potent as purple weed strains come, packing a hefty 24% THC.

Purple Urkle has been around since the ’80’s and thanks to its potency has remained as popular as ever. Its precise origins are a bit of a mystery but it’s believed to have descended from Mendocino Purps. The flavor and aroma are in line with most purple weed strains, producing sweet smooth smoke that tastes like tropical grape. This indica dominant hybrid is a great treatment for insomnia.

Purple Power gets its name from the mighty effects and the strain’s appearance. The buds are a deep purple color and very resinous, with THC levels in excess of 20%. Unlike many purple cannabis strains, this is a Sativa dominant hybrid. The purple power strain produces large yields, is easy to grow, and does well outdoors. A joy for the senses, its flavor and aroma are sweet and fruity with notes of blueberry.