Indica dominant Purple Lemonade has genetics from purple and citrus Cali along with ruderalis. It’s a nice, all-round strain which makes a good choice for beginners.
Purple Lemonade has average THC of 22%, which is enough to generate a mood boost, which is relaxing as well as uplifting. You may feel a bit giggly, but the Indica genetics mean that overall the experience is more mellow than you’d expect from a Sativa with similar THC content. Having said that, the CBD content is fairly low, which means that body buzz is deeply relaxing and will probably make you feel dreamy or perhaps mildly drowsy but it’s not going to leave you couchlocked for hours at a time. In other words, this is a very flexible strain which can be used day or night. Obviously, if you’re using it in the daytime, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to recover before doing anything complicated, such as driving.
As Purple Lemonade is an autoflowering strain, the grow time is 8 to 9 weeks (seed to bud) regardless of whether you grow indoors or outdoors. In principle, this means that you can grow outdoors whenever you want. In practice, you’re going to need to keep local weather conditions in mind when you decide when to plant your seeds. In particular you’ll need to keep your plants dry, as well as warm and sunny, as wet buds are very vulnerable to the dreaded mould. Alternatively you could split the difference and use a greenhouse, remembering to space out your plants and implement effective odour control.
Purple Lemonade grows to a compact 0.7M to 1.1M and is pretty as well as productive. You get bright purple buds set off by orange pistils and framed by dark green leaves covered with plenty of glittery resin crystals, which are a slightly-pinkish white. The buds are clustered in multiple sites around the stem and have great internodal spacing, which makes this strain a good candidate for low-stress training. Treat Purple Lemonade with a bit of tender loving care and you could harvest as much as 500g/m2 or 450g per plant outdoors. Beginners might not get quite so much but should still be able to gather a very decent crop.
In terms of flavour and aroma, Purple Lemonade really is essentially lemon all the way, but it’s a mixture of sour lemon and sweet lemon which is crisply refreshing.
Indoors and outdoors
Purple and Citrus Cali * Ruderalis