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Known for it’s sweet taste, scent of grapes & berries, the Purple Punch strain is one of the tastiest and hard hitting indica strains around. Making it and ideal dessert strain to ease yourself into the night. On top of this strain being easy to grow, it produces large, dense purple buds with decent amounts of THC. If your looking for a cannabis strain to help you or your clients sleep, the Purple Punch strain will be a great addition to your stash.
Purple Punch Strain Lineage & Appearance
Purple Punch is a cross between Larry OG and Grandaddy Purple. Since Grandaddy Purple is one of the most potent, flavorful indicas on the planet… you bet that those genetics are passed onto Purple Punch. When the genetics from these to strains are combined, they create large dense buds with a lot of frosty trichomes (which is one of the things Granddaddy Purple is known for). The size of the Purple Punch is a medium sized (average) plant with a mixture of greens in the leaves and purple hues in the flowers. To better understand the characteristics of the Purple Punch strain, here are some of the key characteristics of it’s parent plants an their genetics.
- Comes from a combination of Purple Urkle and Big Bud
- Contains high THC levels between 17% – 27% and less than 1% CBD
- Very easy to grow indica strain
- Average grow size with large dense flower yields
- Very resistant to multiple types of diseases, molds and pests
- Body and head high followed by intense relaxation
- Combination between SFV OG and the famous OG Kush
- Relaxing hybrid that allows for focus and creativity
- High THC levels around 19% and CBD levels less than 1%
- Easy to grow, tall cannabis plant with large yields
- Resistant to common types of mold and mildew
- Cerebral high followed by relaxation
Purple Punch Strain Flavors & Aroma
Purple Punch smells a lot like grape candy and berries from the terpenes it produces. The strength of this cannabis strain is almost manifested in its thick, syrup like sweetness. Underneath the layers of sweet flavor there’s the earthiness from the other terpenes.
Purple Punch Strain Effects & Side Effects
The name of “Purple Punch” comes from both the color of the buds and the way the effects are taken on. Some describe it as a “punch” so its best to take short tokes on this strain to ease into it. Similar to it’s purple parent strain, its also hard hitting and sedating. The effects start with the head high followed by deep relaxation easing into the body high. This isn’t a cannabis strain that will help with focus.
If your looking for an after dinner strain or need to get a great nights sleep Purple Punch is one of those cannabis strains that will put any over caffeinated person to bed. The powerful indica effects are inherited from Granddaddy Purple which has been known for decades as one of the best medical cannabis strains.
The most common side effects of Purple Punch strain are similar to many other strains which is dry mouth and dry eyes. Due to the strength of this indica (and other strong indica strains) it can sometimes have a “groggy” effect in the morning. The best way to help prevent that is plenty of water and exercise which will help metabolize the compounds responsible for that.
Benefits of Purple Punch Strain
Many of the benefits from Purple Punch come from the Granddaddy Purple strain which is typically used to help with physical ailments and sleep. Its ability to help ease pain, help with appetite, help with muscle spasms and induce heavy relaxation (both physically and mentally). This strain is also been known to help with anxiety, depression and like a majority of other types of cannabis it helps manage stress. These are typical benefits of high THC cannabis strains.
Purple Punch THC & CBD Content
Purple Punch THC levels are typically between 18-25% THC which is on the higher end of the spectrum. CBD levels in Purple Punch are under <1% so this strain doesn’t have any of the benefits associated with CBD strains only the THC benefits.
Purple Punch Strain Terpene Profile
The terpene profile of Purple Punch averages the following levels from independent lab studies across multiple strain phenotypes.
- D-Limonene – 0.07% – 0.36%
- beta-Ocimene – 0.02% – 0.24%
- beta-Caryophyllene – 0.13% – 0.35%
- beta-Myrcene – 0.11%
- alpha-Pinene – 0.02% – 0.09%
- beta-Pinene – 0.08% – 0.1%
- Camphene – 0.04%
- delta-3-Carene – 0.03%
- Linalool – 0.03% – 0.07%
- Nerolidol – 0.03% – 0.17%
- Caryophyllene Oxide – 0.03%
- alpha-Ocimene – 0.02%
- Terpinolene – 0.02%
- Humulene – 0.01% – 0.1%
- Bisabolol – 0.01% – 0.04%
How to Grow Purple Punch Strain
Thankfully, due to the genetics from both of its parents, Purple Punch is a very easy to grow strain. Since its resistant to many diseases as long as you give it a set light cycle and steady amount of nutrients there is very little that can go wrong. This makes Purple Punch a great cannabis strain for beginners to learn how to grow cannabis. You’ll want to keep this strain between 70°-80° F (21°-29° C) for the best results.
Each plant can produce up to 21 ounces (595 grams) per plant making the return on investment with this strain worth the short wait. If your growing Purple Punch strain outside, the yields have been known to be north of 1000+ grams per plant for skilled growers. Compared to other strains, Purple Punch will produce flowers quite quickly in as little as 7 to 8 weeks. Around 8-10 weeks you’ll be ready for harvesting and drying your freshly grown cannabis.
Purple Punch seeds are generally easy to find since many growers keep this indica strain in rotation. The price will average to around $10/seed and are typically sold in packs. You could also give a go at creating your own phenotype of Purple Punch by growing both Granddaddy Purple and Larry OG. One of them will need to be a male plant to produce pollen. This pollen will be used to pollinate the female plants of the other strain. The seeds produced from these cannabis plants will be Purple Punch seeds that you can use to grow your own strain.
To sum up the Purple Punch strain, we have a very easy to grow indica that will be of average size, produce flowers quickly and is resistant to diseases. The flower yields will be large and dense with strong indica effects and high levels of THC.