Purple Kush is a crossbreed of Afghan and Hindu Kush, creating a very potent pure Indica strain that is high in THC, about 17-22%, and a CBD content of 0.07-0.1%. This strain originated from Oakland, California and traces its lineage all the way back to the Hindukush region, or more recognizably the Himalayas and the lands to the west, bordering Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and China.
Taste, Aroma, Appearance
Purple Kush strain boasts a delicious earthy, woody aroma and fruity flavors of sweet grape when smoked. This strain would pair well with Zig Zag grape papers, swisher grape blunts or other fruity flavors depending on user taste and preferences. It has a bright green coloration to the leaves and a beautiful purple coloration to the buds. In addition, this strain gets covered in trichomes when ready to harvest, giving it a sheer and crystalline appearance along the leaves and buds. In addition, when harvested and cured, this strain will have orange pistons stroked through it.
Growth and Flowering
Alleged Purple Kush strain seeds may not be genetically pure due to the number of variations in the Kush family. Due to this, cloning the mother plant directly is the best way to ensure the quality and purity of new plants. This strain can grow outdoors or indoors and will grow to be bushy and stout, reaching a height of about 3 feet, or 1 meter for the tallest plants. Because of the temperamental nature of Purple Kush, it is highly recommended that this strain is grown indoors to control all of the variables that affect growing conditions. This strain responds well to hydroponics, but regular growth methods work fine. These plants are voracious eaters, and their color and aroma need to be maintained with adequate plant nutrition.
A fertilizer, like Flower Power, or other complete nutrition fertilizers are recommended. The purple hue is caused by anthocyanins, water-soluble pigment molecules classified as flavonoids. To bring these out, a grower must carefully and methodically introduce cold temperatures to the plant, taking care not to damage it in too extreme of conditions. Do this just before harvest or the grower will risk stunting the plant’s growth. Prune this plant as needed to evenly distribute light and nutrients, and to remove dead or dying and otherwise problematic parts of the plant. Purple Kush plant takes on average 7-8 weeks to start flowering.
This plant will yield about 40 grams per square foot, and makes a great candidate to grow using the Sea of Green method, which means amongst a multitude of Purple Kush plants. To cure, hang the plant upside down in a space of about 50% humidity for seven days, storing the finished product in jars under similar conditions.
Purple Kush strain is a traditional Indica, known for inducing a body high as well as body relaxation, stress relief, and even a sleep-inducing effect. This strain is also known to relieve anxiety and chronic pain, as well as help with nausea, appetite suppressed individuals and insomnia.
Where to Find Purple Kush
Contact your local dispensary to inquire about obtaining the Purple Kush strain, as well as pricing.
In conclusion, the Purple Kush is one of the purest Indica strains on the green market, and is sure to satisfy any user looking for safe alternatives to anxiety relief, those who struggle to sleep, and old school stoners who just want to get high.