What is Purple Weed?
Purple weed is a type of cannabis that is characterized by its deep, rich purple color. This coloration occurs naturally in some strains of cannabis as a result of a genetic mutation, or it can be induced through specific growing conditions.
The purple coloration of the buds is due to the presence of anthocyanins, which are pigments that are also found in many other plants, fruits and vegetables. These pigments are typically produced in response to colder temperatures and other environmental stressors that the plant experiences during its flowering stage.
Purple weed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique and striking appearance, as well as its reputation for having a unique aroma and taste. It is often sought after by cannabis connoisseurs for its aesthetic appeal, but also for it’s reputed difference in effects when compared to “normal” green buds.
How to grow Purple Weed?
Purple coloration in cannabis strains can occur naturally, but it is also possible to induce the color through specific growing conditions. Here are a few basic tips to help you achieve the desired purple color:
Choose a strain that has a tendency to produce purple hues naturally. Some strains like Purple Urkle, Grand Daddy Purple and Purple Afghani, are known to have a higher chance of turning purple.
Provide your plants with cooler temperatures during the flowering stage. Lower temperatures, specifically during the last two weeks before harvest, may help to bring out the purple hues in the buds.
Reduce the light cycle, specifically the hours of darkness, during the last two weeks. This can mimic the shorter days of fall and winter and may help to induce the purple color.
Control the pH level of the nutrient solution. A pH level between 5.8-6.2 is recommended for best results.
Finally, be patient and persistent. It may take several attempts and adjustments to get the purple coloration just right, but with consistent care and attention, your buds will turn purple.
Best Purple Weed Strains
Purple Urkle: This indica-dominant strain is known for its deep purple coloration and its relaxing and sedating effects.
Grand Daddy Purple: This indica-dominant strain is known for its deep purple coloration and its relaxing and sedating effects.
Purple Afghani: This indica-dominant strain is known for its deep purple coloration and its relaxing and sedating effects.
Purple Haze: This sativa-dominant strain is known for its deep purple coloration and its energetic and uplifting effects.
Purple Punch: This indica-dominant hybrid strain is known for its deep purple coloration and its relaxing and sedating effects.
The above strains are just examples and some other strains may also produce purple buds, depending on the growing conditions. Additionally, it’s important to note that even when growing purple strains, the purple color may not always be evident, it can also be due to environmental conditions, as well as genetics.