About Purple Haze
For a while, Purple Haze seeds were a rarity. Unlike today, the seeds for this strain were very hard to come by. Many growers could only grow the plant by taking clippings from existing plants to foster new clones. The Dutch seed bank was one of the first companies to stock the seeds.
There are many stories of how these plants came to be the violet bud-producing trees that we now love. One such story is from legendary cannabis cultivator Sam “The Skunkman”. He claims the seeds were first grown in Colombia by a Haze cultivator in the country. Another common story is the Haze Brothers stabilised the Colombian seeds to grow Purple Haze as one of several Haze phenotypes.
Purple Haze Genetics
Purple Haze’s iconic purple buds are credited to the crossing of its parent strains, Haze and Purple Thai. This is a potent strain that many users love for its strong mental high. However, its THC content is pretty common by today’s standards at 17%. The strain contains a low level of 1% CBD. This strain is a sativa dominant strain with a ratio of 60% sativa and 40% indica. This little purple beauty is full to the brim with fruity terpenes with myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene being the most prevalent.
Growth Cycle for Purple Haze
It isn’t difficult to get yourself Purple Haze’s beautiful purple-coloured nuggets. This is one of the easier strains to grow and with an average height and high yields it is excellent for home growers. The plant can be grown both indoors and outdoors but it is recommended to grow the plant indoors in a rich soil medium to achieve those impressive high yields. The expected flowering time for feminised seeds is about 9 weeks.
Taste, Flavour and Smell of Purple Haze
Purple Haze continues to live up to its name with this strain giving off calming scents of lavender. The purple theme never ends with many getting a whiff of dark berries and even grapes. The smell of Purple is unmistakable among weed strains and its flavours give the smoker a sweet and earthy mix with notes of blueberry and sharp spice. This plant offers a one-of-a-kind taste for sure that has cannabis enthusiasts coming back time after time.
Positive Effects and Adverse Reactions
Purple Haze is a strain that has achieved legendary status among cannabis strains. The effects of this strain have been lifting smokers up way before the idea of a cannabis cup had even been imagined. The buzz comes on strong as many report pressure in the temples and cheeks becoming flush when first smoked. This is perfectly normal as these effects loosen and the mental stimulation comes one. The sativa dominant strain creates a sense of cerebral stimulation that is almost psychedelic. This is definitely one to ease yourself into and should be steered clear of for those who are prone to panic or paranoia with its trippy feel.
Did you know?
- Purple Haze is also the name of an absolutely iconic track by the even more iconic 1960s rock artist Jimi Hendrix. Given Jimi’s psychedelic sound and choice of the song title, we can only speculate he must have been a fan of a little Purple Haze too.
Purple Haze cannabis seeds are not as difficult to come by as they used to be. Gone are the days of cloning plants in order to grow those jaw-dropping lavender smelling buds. These are great seeds with fast flowering time and low difficulty for new cannabis cultivators. This strain is a great addition for any cannabis seeds collection.