The Purple Weed Strains are beautiful with much more than eye candy, they’re packed with all the good stuff from amazing power to monster yields to intense flavor. They might look a little flashy, but these cannabis seeds are real workhorses. Here are 8 best purple weed strains of all time known to connoisseur stoners.
1. Grape Ape Strain
The Grape Ape is a bonkers purple with the occasional flourish of hairs. It’s dense but doesn’t resemble the nugs of marijuana that I’m more accustomed to. In fact, most of the purple had been egregiously trimmed off so that to the eye it’s pretty indistinguishable.
Grape Ape, propagated by Apothecary Genetics and Barney’s Farm, is a mostly indica strain that crosses Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and Afghani. Named for its distinct grape-like smell, this indica is known for providing carefree relaxation that can help soothe pain, stress, and anxiety. Its dense, compact buds are wreathed in deep purple leaves which darken as this indica reaches full maturation following its 7 to 8 week flowering time.
2. Purple Kush Strain
Purple Kush is a pure indica strain that emerged from the Oakland area of California as the result of a Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani cross. Its aroma is subtle and earthy with sweet overtones typical of Kush varieties. Blissful, long-lasting euphoria blankets the mind while physical relaxation rids the body of pain, sleeplessness, and stress. Purple Kush will grow wide rather than tall, and will be ready for harvest following an 8 week flowering time.
The dark green buds typically feature a hint of purple and remain dense and average in size, and will grow wide instead of tall. Purple Kush has a very strong and flowery taste with hints of grape that provide a high of up to 2 hours depending on how it was dried and cured. Casual users report a very relaxing and calming buzz, without the feeling of being immobile like with other indicas.
3. The Void Strain
The Void is a hybrid strain that has been said to taste just like grape saltwater taffy when it is grown properly. Producing a powerfully euphoric effect it often causes users to randomly fall into fits of giggles. Aside from lifting user’s moods the strain also often causes users to feel rather lazy; though other users instead feel energized by The Void. A cross between Apollo 13 and Querkle from TGA Subcool Seeds. Tastes similar to grape saltwater taffy and provides a soaring, yet motivational high.
Snacks may be needed as some users may feel a need to feed the voids in their stomach. Some users have noted that they feel a body high as well when using this strain. Users should not fear this strain for negative effects as only the usual ones appear on this scene dry eyes and mouth, dizziness and paranoia (in higher doses).
4. Purple Haze strain
Often used to describe strains descended from Haze that turn purple on their own during flowering, as opposed to the technique of turning Cannabis buds purple by growing it in a lower temperature. The first cannabis strain to hold this name was a phenotype of the original Haze that could produce purple coloring in the buds. It leaned more toward the Colombian Sativa side of its heritage. Some believe that the original strain has since been lost but there are some that claim to have the strain or strains derived from it. The Flying Dutchmen still sells Original Haze in seed form from which this phenotype may be found. A few breeders have also released crosses of Haze and unknown purple Indica strains that they call Purple Haze.
Purple Haze delivers a dreamy burst of euphoria that brings veteran consumers back to their psychedelic heyday. This nostalgic sativa staple remains cherished for its high-energy cerebral stimulation that awakens creativity and blissful contentment throughout the day. Purple Haze is believed to have descended from parent strains Purple Thai and Haze, who pass on a mix of sweet and earthy flavors underscored by notes of berry and sharp spice. Following her 8 to 9 week flowering time, Purple Haze buds typically acquire vibrant hues of lavender that further justify the naming of this strain.
5. Purple Urkle strain
Like its cousins Grandaddy Purple and Grape Ape, according to Backes, Purple Urkle is known for its heavy sedative properties and is a favorite among insomniacs. It would seem that strain was named after Jaleel White’s nerdy character in the popular ’90s sitcom “Family Matters.” It’s unclear whether the strain was named after Steve Urkel.
Purple Urkle’s history is as complex as its flavor palate. A California strain, the origins are believed to stem from a select phenotype of either Granddaddy Purple or Mendocino Purps, while the essence is a blend of skunk, berry, and fresh grapes. Consumers report the indica effects to be deeply relaxing, sleep-inducing, and a great option for full-body pain relief. The short onset of effects makes it a perfect nighttime strain for those who suffer from insomnia.
6. Blueberry strain
A true A-List cannabis strain. Blueberry’s legendary status soared to new heights after claiming the High Times’ Cannabis Cup 2000 for Best Indica. The long history of the stain is traced back to the late 1970s when American breeder DJ Short was working with a variety of exotic landrace strains. However, throughout the decades of Blueberry’s cultivation the genetics have been passed around, due in large part to DJ Short working with multiple seed banks and breeders. The sweet flavors of fresh blueberries combine with relaxing effects to produce a long-lasting sense of euphoria. The blueberry qualities of the weed are intensified by the flavored paper. Many medical patients appreciate Blueberry for its ability to suppress pain and relieve stress, while connoisseurs and growers admire the strain for its colorful hues and high THC content.
7. Querkle strain
Querkle is an Indica dominant strain that was created by the people at TGA Subcool Seeds in an attempt “to recreate a nice grape flavor but add some speed to the slow Urkle mom” in terms of growing. The results were ideal. Today, the Querkle strain features a scent of both grapes and berries and a strong fruity taste. It flowers fairly swiftly at 8 weeks and produces a medium to high yield with denser than average buds. Querkle purple weed has a fruity grape & berry scent.
Querkle’s purple weed parents have a bit of pull and fame, numerous awards, as well as a prestigious lineage of their own. The strain’s mother is Purple Urkle and the father, Space-Queen; making the hybrid eighty percent Indica. Flowering for about eight weeks this strain can reportedly produce up to a quarter pound per plant. The minds at Subcool recommend using the “untopped SCROG method” or “vegging” the plants into a large bush.
8. Granddaddy Purple Weed Strain
Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is the “granddaddy” of purple strains. An Indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its over-sized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin.
Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple weed is typically pulled off the shelf to treat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms. GDP blesses growers with massive commercial yields which are ready for harvest following a 60 day flowering time indoors.
“Purple” herb has a unique place in marijuana culture that it probably hasn’t earned, as it doesn’t make the final product intrinsically better. Purp weed are the bling of the weed world. Particularlly Granddaddy Purp is sought out, with violet sugar leaves peppered in the dense, light green nuggets.