Purple Kush

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Purple Kush (Kannabia)
Purple Kush (Kannabia)
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Purple Kush (Kannabia)
Indica-dominant (75%)
Purple Afghani
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Purple Kush: Irresistible Bag Appeal

Purple Kush

Hardy genetics are in high demand and always sought-after by growers. Purple Kush ticks this box and many more with its aromatic flowers and manageable plants that look impressive in any grow op. This variety also has something for the tokers. When you taste it, you'll enjoy stoning effects that come on almost instantaneously, soothing and relaxing body and mind.

Genetic Background of Purple Kush

It's said that Purple Kush hails from California, joining many other well-known and loved strains created in that area of the US. This variety has definitely won the genetic lottery, though, as its parents are none other than the legendary Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. By crossing these two strains, breeders created a plant that's a pure indica with a robust and resilient nature. Both of these plants have passed on their best qualities, including moreish terpenes, good yields and ease of growth.

Hindu Kush

A legendary landrace stemming from the Hindu Kush mountains, this aptly titled strain is a cannabis classic. Hindu Kush exhibits robust and hardy genetics because of the harsh conditions it had to adapt to. It also sports a thick layer of resin for protection, which is a dream for hash makers. Hindu Kush produces mouth-watering, sticky flowers full of spicy, earthy and woody aromas that are instantly recognisable. Its undemanding nature and soothing effects are just some characteristics passed down to Purple Kush.

Purple Afghani

As an Afghani and Purple Kush cross, Purple Afghani is a proud pedigree. With the introduction of Purple genetics, it boasts plenty of vigour and bold flavours. Its flowers are packed with aromas of citrus and flowers, and they produce feelings of tranquillity and deep relaxation when smoked or vaped. They contain a good dose of THC, measuring about 19%, for a stoning high that's intense and long-lasting.

Aroma and Flavour of Purple Kush

As expected of a Kush, this variety offers a delicate, earthy aroma with a sweet base. You'll detect notes of grapes and spices in this pleasant blend, which, when combined, create a well-rounded fragrance. The same delicate flavours come through with every toke, making your sessions a soothing and delectable experience that goes hand-in-hand with the effects produced by the flowers. The highest concentrations of terpenes found in Purple Kush are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene, contributing to the strain's pleasant smoke.

Potency and Effects of Purple Kush

Purple Kush

Purple Kush contains 19% THC, which, together with other phytochemicals found in the plant, allows it to produce some pretty intense effects. However, it's an indica through and through, and it doesn't take much time for you to feel its influence all over the body. Purple Kush still provides happiness, but its primary superpower is relaxing the entire body, making users feel weightless and tension-free.

Recreational Uses

The casual smoker will appreciate Purple Kush when looking for some much-deserved downtime. Whether it's at the end of the day or during a laid-back weekend, she's sure to deliver. It's a great option when you'd like some help relaxing, whether watching a movie or simply listening to music while stretched out on the sofa. Fortunately, this plant won't knock you out but can help with tension and lift your mood. Invite a few friends over and share the flowers, and you may find yourself deep in interesting conversations or giggling away to a good comedy.

Potential Side Effects

Purple Kush is not a THC monster that'll overwhelm you after a few tokes, but we also advise sensibility and moderation. Many things, not only cannabis, can have unpleasant effects if used in excess. Possible side effects include cotton mouth and dry eyes, which might be something you're already used to if you smoke regularly. Simply keep a glass of water handy and hydrate during your sessions, and if your eyes feel uncomfortable, you can try over-the-counter drops.

Growing Purple Kush

Purple Kush

Given her heritage, it is no surprise that these robust genetics grow quickly and easily in any environment. With care and attention, Purple Kush can thrive under artificial lights or in dry climates outdoors. Growers will ideally have some prior experience to help plants reach their full potential. Still, not a great deal of expertise is required to achieve more than enough bud for personal use.

Plants are responsive to various training methods, which can even out the canopy and help increase yields. This variety can develop different phenotypes, and its morphology varies between indica and sativa, with sativa-like plants generally being more common. Specimens perform best if they are given ample space to develop a good root system.

Indoor Growing Tips

When you rear this variety indoors, expect shorter plants with plenty of side branches. Fortunately, this means they will be relatively easy to manage and manicure. They are pretty quick when flowering, needing 7–9 weeks on average to be ready for harvest. Every effort you put into growing Purple Kush is worth it, as this variety produces good yields of about 500g/m².

Outdoor Growing Tips

For the best outdoor results, this plant favours dry environments, but be careful, as plants can display a bushy structure susceptible to mould if humidity is too high. However, expect taller plants if you don't confine them to pots. Similarly to indoor setups, yields are rewarding and worth your while, amounting to 800g/plant—a nice stash for weeks or months.

Should you Try Purple Kush?

Purple Kush

The elite genetics of Purple Kush make for a variety that should be sampled, whether you're into growing or just enjoying the bud. Growers will find plants promise a relatively easy ride and great results. Those who like to indulge in flowers can enjoy the uplifting and relaxing effects solo or with like-minded buddies. And with the final product offering an inviting, moreish experience, you can't go wrong.

Purple Kush Cannabis Strain FAQ

Q: What is Purple Kush?
A: Created by crossing Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, Purple Kush is an indica-dominant cannabis hybrid with 19% THC.

Q: What are the effects of Purple Kush?
A: Smoking Purple Kush brings about feelings of happiness and tranquillity, soothing an overstimulated body in no time.

Q: What are the aromas and flavours of Purple Kush?
A: Purple Kush boasts a subtle aroma and flavour with a sweet base and spicy, woody, earthy notes.

Q: How should I grow Purple Kush?
A: The hardy and robust genetics of Purple Kush allow growers to cultivate indoors or outdoors with equally good results. Award plants with the usual care and attention, and you can expect ample yields.

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Lineage of Purple Kush

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Purple Kush genetics are present in the following strains:

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By O'principe Nov 6-2020
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