Mendocino Purps Strain Review
Mendocino County is noted for its beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. Aside from the famous winery and redwood forests, it is known for its liberal views and support for marijuana legalization. In fact, a third of its economy relies on the cultivation of cannabis which looks promising.
Mendocino Purps, for obvious reasons, must have taken after the name of the county where it originated. Experts traced its lineage to a North American Indica. As one of the premier landrace strains, it passed on its excellent genetics that led to the offspring winning the High Times Cannabis Cup twice – in 2007 and 2009.
Back when it first made an appearance on the scene, Mendocino Purps was clone-only. It was not until 2004 when BC Bud Depot stabilized its genetics and finally offered seeds. This Californian cannabis is also known as The Purps and Mendo Purps among many others.
Indica-dominant, this pretty strain can leave novice users on a couch-lock. Besides its relaxing effect, it has proven to be a gift to medical cannabis users.
|Mendocino Purps Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||North American Indica|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||12% to 16%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 0.4%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
If the scent of freshly brewed coffee is something that brightens up the day, then the same can be expected of Mendocino Purps as it emits the smell of beans. Once combusted, it produces a note of caramel that tickle the nose. Simply, it has a fragrance that is loved by many people – Both the beginners and the veterans.
And how does The Purps taste? Just like caramel coffee with a mild hint of berry. It is sweet and nutty with some bitter aftertaste just like strong coffee. The flavor may be strong but the sweetness sprinkled all over does justice for this particular strain.
Mendocino Purps should not be smoked when there are still tasks on hand. That is because it is likely to lead to falling asleep. As such, the best time to use it is during the late afternoon or the evening when all one has to do is rest. It is also great during a lazy rainy day as it promotes a chill vibe.
Although it is an Indica strain, much of its effects during the onset is cerebral. Once it starts to manifest, users often feel an uplifting sensation flooding into the head. As it spreads down to the body, it results in an overall sense of well-being.
For a while, it promotes a clear head and users are likely able to remain productive. However, once the physical effects begin to take over the body, it soon leads to deep relaxation. Depending on how much one uses or the amount used, some may feel a little lazy while others may find themselves in a couch-lock.
At any rate, before the effects completely wane, the chances are high that users are off to dreamland.
As they say, never take more than what you cannot tolerate. And that is true for The Purps, especially for novice smokers. Most report having dry mouth and red eyes after a couple of puffs. At times, some people may even have a mild headache or a bout of dizziness.
On rare occasions, when this cannabis is overused, some people may experience paranoia. That is why people must never underestimate the power of The Purps or any strain for that matter as it may lead to undesirable effects.
As a rule, first-timers should start with only a small amount. Through subsequent use, it can be adjusted.
Medical Use and Benefits
Mendocino Purps may be known for its sedative properties, but it also offers a lot of benefits for various patients.
Its mood elevating effects help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. This strain’s ability to induce happiness and well-being helps ward off negative vibes. As such, the calming high can quickly melt away stress.
Mendocino Purps also has a numbing body high which makes it an excellent strain to ease away muscle spasms and other chronic body pain. It is also a handy painkiller for migraines and headaches that surface during challenging days at work.
Its sedative properties also make insomniacs get restful sleep. Medically ill patients who have lost appetite also benefit from smoking this cannabis since it induces hunger.
Growing Mendocino Purps
This short and stout plant is very friendly to new and veteran growers. It has densely-packed dark green buds with pretty bright orange trichomes sticking out. One of the reasons why it is called The Purps is that when it is nearing flowering stage, the leaves take on a pretty purple color.
Mendocino Purps is not a finicky plant when it comes to cultivation. It thrives well indoors or outdoors depending on a person’s space availability. If planning to grow indoors, expect it to grow up to 120 centimeters. Its flowering period takes between 8 to 9 weeks and, during harvest, gives a generous harvest of 350 to 450 grams per meter square.
Outdoors, this cannabis can grow as tall as 180 to 240 centimeters. Under a temperate climate and without overfeeding with nutrients, it is ready for harvest during the middle to the latter part of October. This cannabis yields an average of 600 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used Mendocino Purps? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.