The Purps strain is a Sativa dominant weed that was created in Canada by careful selection of the best qualities of the well-known strain, Mendocino Purps from the Mendocino Valley in northern California. The quality of this weed can be gauged from its two placings in the highly competitive Sativa section of the High Times Cannabis Cup; it took third place in both 2007 and 2009. It was also chosen by Danny Danko in his ‘High Times Field Guide to Cannabis Strains’ as one of the top 10 Canadian strains of all time.
The weed has a pungent aroma with notes of freshly dug earth, fruit and hash while the flavor is surprisingly sweet; you’ll be reminded of purple grapes and sugary spice. After a couple of tokes, a soaring high comes on quickly, stimulating the mind. Medically, this weed is recommended for stress and muscular pain.
The Purps seeds produce plants that grow to between 100 and 120 centimetres indoors and display only a few side stems which have a high bud to leaf ratio. As the plants grow, the dark green leaves and buds become increasingly purple and THC content in the final product ranges between 16 to 18 percent.
Indoors, The Purps seeds can be grown with SOG or alternatively you can use the low stress training method. Careful trimming can increase yields and flowering time is from seven to nine weeks. Yields are around 350 grams per square metre.
It is quite robust and can be grown outdoors in temperate northern areas. The plant can stretch quite a lot in the open so it may need support as it grows. Harvest time is in the second half of October and each plant should produce 100 to 125 grams.
In terms of production, The Purps strain is not the most prolific of strains. But what you do get is a connoisseur standard crop with a delicious grape flavour and a potent high.
Indoors or outdoors
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16 - 18%
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|Plant Type: |
350 to 400 gm2 indoors, 100g to 125g per plant outdoors
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