In this guide you will learn
Purple Bud is a highly attractive strain. It has an emerald
hue with hints of vibrant forest green. Adding dimension is the color of its
buds. Each sport a lush shade, along with streaks of purple that catches the
eye which, at times, its nugs can turn completely violet.
However, what truly turns Purple Bud into a standout strain
is its effects. It has a soothing euphoria that gently stimulates the mind and
a stress-crushing body buzz. It is also quite potent, with THC levels averaging
at 18% to 20%. The Indica-leaning herb prides itself in its ease of growth.
After all, it does take its structure from four of the most prolific cannabis
strains across the globe.
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In creating the strain, breeders from Sensi Seeds’ White Label used Hindu Skunk and Purple Skunk to develop its prominent Indica buzz. Jamaican later added in a somewhat stimulating cerebral high which garnered attention for its ability to boost creativity. Finally, Afghani cemented its stable structure.
Information About Purple Bud Strain
|ORIGIN||Afghani, Jamaican, Hindu Skunk, and Purple Kush|
|EFFECTS||Sleepy – 10
Happy – 10
Euphoric – 10
Relaxed – 8
Creative – 5
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, fruity, blueberry, herbal, spicy, pine|
|FLAVORS||Blueberry, sweet, berry, pine, sandalwood|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 2
Dizzy – 1
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10
Pain – 9
Lack of appetite – 9
Depression – 8
Headaches – 1
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to mid-October|
|THC CONTENT %||18% to 20%|
|INDOOR YIELD||21 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21 to 28 ounces per plant|
|CLIMATE||Cool and dry climate|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Purple Bud is not one to overwhelm users with a
head-slamming high at the onset. Instead, the effects kick in about 15 minutes
later, after the first two to three puffs. With that said, it is best to pace
consumption of the strain as using too much in a short amount of time can turn
into an overwhelming experience.
At the onset, it prefers to introduce itself as a gentle
buzz of euphoria that clears away negativity as it swarms the mind. For casual
users, the mental clarity and upbeat disposition is a godsend. It transforms
perspectives with a rush of creativity as ideas form and flow freely. A sense
of happiness begins to ball up inside too, as the subtle mental stimulation
brings back cheery memories and pleasant thoughts.
After about two to three hours, a light pressure oozes down from the temples. The creeping Indica body buzz washes over the body in waves, kneading tension out of the muscles and restoring it to a tranquil state. It plants a heaviness in the limbs too.
In all likelihood, users will end up lounging around the
couch as the effects intensify. Eventually, the eyelids droop, and one falls
sound asleep. Thus, in spite of its seemingly wake-and-bake qualities, Purple
Bud is best used at night.
Purple Bud is a sweet-smelling strain that entices the
senses with its fruity saccharine overtones of blueberries. Accentuating it is
an herbal undertone with a note of spiciness that intensifies once the buds are
broken apart. Combusting it, on the other hand, reveals a refreshing aroma of
pine and sandalwood.
Drawn in, Purple Bud swarms the palate with its rich overtones of blueberries. Enhancing its fruity profile is the subtle taste of sweet berries. Savoring its smoke on the exhale leaves an aftertaste of pine blended with sandalwood.
Dry eyes and a cottonmouth are common experiences when it
comes to smoking marijuana, regardless of the strain. It is also accompanied by
dizziness at times. Although mild, the effects can last for hours and can be
quite irritating. Downing a few glasses of water and staying hydrated
throughout the day will help manage symptoms.
Stress relief is among the most cited reasons for smoking marijuana. To this end, Purple Bud works just as effectively. It induces a happy high that uplifts the mood while simultaneously calming the overwhelming dread one feels toward work or life. Because of this, it is also a source of comfort for patients dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues like PTSD.
One of the best times to use Purple Bud is a few hours
before a meal. Although subtle, the cerebral uplift can also be stimulating to
the appetite. It allows users to enjoy a plate of food heartily without
worrying about the stomach suddenly cramping.
In high levels, the same psychoactive compound turns into a
natural analgesic. It eases away aches and pains beginning from the temples
while kneading the muscles out of tension or tightness.
Purple Bud is a sturdy plant. It has thick stalks and branches that do not break off easily at the weight of its buds or inevitable gusts of wind. For this reason, too, it can withstand a variety of unpredictable as well, including sudden drops in temperature. Not only that, it is available in feminized form and assures growers of a full batch of female plants. Hence, it is an excellent option for beginners.
Like other plants, Purple Bud thrives best in areas where
there is lots of sunshine. The open space, along with the naturally diverse
spectrum of the sun’s rays, help it produce high yields without stunting its
growth. It prefers a cool and dry climate, such as that of the northern
hemisphere. However, it will need a temporary enclosing in case of an early
frost. Otherwise, it might die overnight.
Indoors, Purple Bud should be pruned often. It has a branchy structure with dense foliage that grows sideways. If left unattended, it can harbor moisture in between its crevices which later develop into mold or mildew and stunt its growth. Removing branches and a few of its broad leaves improves light and air circulation in the lower nodes. At the same time, it also distributes nutrients to budding sites better.
The Sea of Green setup works best with Purple Bud. It takes advantage of its small stature so users can maximize yields in spite of having a small growing space. Pairing it with a soilless medium like hydroponics further hastens its already short flowering period. Using soil is also a great option if the end goal is developing tastier buds.
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Like other Indica-leaning strains, Purple Bud has a quick flowering period. After 7 to 9 weeks, growers can expect the plant to produce at least 21 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the northern hemisphere, Purple Bud matures from the last week of September to the middle of October. During harvest, each plant yields between 21 to 28 ounces of buds.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Purple Bud? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.