A cross between Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel, the Purple Diesel does not disappoint. It boasts of deep amethyst leaves that are undeniably beautiful. At the same time, its uplifting, energy-boosting, and anti-inflammatory effects are sought-after.
An Indica-dominant strain with predominantly Sativa effects, the bud has the benefits of both. It matures fast, yields heavily, and is a hardy plant much like most Indicas are. Its sneaky cerebral effects, on the other hand, can improve anyone’s mood and vigor. Simply put, it’s a delight for both growers and users.
Just like rare gems, this ganja is hard to come by. Luckily, there are alternative hybrids in the market that people can get ahold of. The most popular substitute is the blend of Purple Kush and Sour Diesel. Other variants such as NYC Diesel x Purple Urkle, SDV3 (Reservoir Seeds) male x NorCal Purple Kush clone, Purple Kush x Sour Diesel IBL, Granddaddy Purple x Sour Diesel, Purple Haze x NYC Diesel, and NYC Diesel x Purple Oregon Thai are also great options.
|Purple Diesel Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Pre-98 Bubba Kush x Sour Diesel|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||18% to 28%|
|CBD %||0.01% to 0.2%|
|Climate||Cool to warm climate|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||500 grams/m2 / 600 grams/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Purple Diesel stays true to its name in scent and taste. It has a sweet yet pungent gasoline aroma with some berry and floral note. Most people like the way it smells. However, its flavor may need some getting used to.
Softened by the sweetness of berries and grapes, veterans tend to enjoy the fuel aftertaste Purple Diesel leaves in the mouth. Novice smokers, on the other hand, may need more exposure to this dope or similar strains to appreciate it.
Purple Diesel may be a creeper, but it can certainly give a strong head high. Don’t think that consuming more will make the joint come into effect faster because it won’t. Rushing will only overwhelm a user when it does finally kick in. So, just take pleasure in the slow ascent. It’ll really only take a couple of minutes to reach that soaring high.
During the gentle flight, people will notice a gradual change of mood that will intensify to a euphoric state. Then, while on the heavenly mental and emotional journey, a boost in vigor will also manifest. Not even in their work clothes yet, smokers will find themselves motivated to face any challenges ahead.
Such a perfect herb for daytime use, it enhances focus and creativity as well. Thus, smokers of this ganja are often inspired to take on and finish tasks. This productive, giggly, and relaxed condition lasts for hours on end.
Enjoy this bud together with morning coffee. Let the good vibe slowly take over and dance while choosing what clothes to wear. Head to work with an unquenchable enthusiasm to make this day the best ever. Thrill the boss and the whole office with amazing ideas. Feel tireless and focused throughout the shift. With Purple Diesel, one is fueled up and ready for life’s rough road.
Just like any other strains, Purple Diesel may cause some discomforts. Cases of dry eyes and mouth are pretty common. Simply keep bottles of water close and stay hydrated.
Some may also get a bit dizzy, but, most often than not, it only happens with beginners. In very rare occasions, people may experience mild anxiety or paranoia as well. Should this happen even in moderate dosage, consider switching to a less potent herb.
Medical Use and Benefits
As Purple Diesel mainly exhibits Sativa effects and has high THC content, it’s valuable in relieving symptoms of some mental health concerns. With an uplifted psychological state, people suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress can fight their inner battles better. Moreover, this vigor-enhancing cannabis is also effective in warding off fatigue.
The strain’s other contents make it shine even brighter in the medical cannabis scene. Together with the exhaustion accumulated from a day’s worth of activity, the relaxing effect of its Indica side is efficient in giving a user a restful sleep. Its analgesic properties can also ease headaches, migraines, and other body aches.
Purple Diesel induces hunger too. People experiencing appetite loss will regain their desire for food from its “Munchies” effect.
Growing Purple Diesel
Other plants have nothing on Purple Diesel when it comes to the looks department. It boasts of minty green leaves with pretty deep purple undertones. Meanwhile, its medium-sized buds have fluffy, dark emerald nugs with bright orange hairs scattered all over. Milky white trichomes and thick, sticky resin cloak these bulbs of happiness as well.
As much as it is a joy to behold, this cannabis is also a delight to cultivate as it can grow anywhere. Its effects may be mainly Sativa, but its structure is definitely more Indica. As such, it can thrive even in cooler climates if there’s enough sun. The flowering stage typically occurs during the second to third week of October. And, come harvest time, it yields an average of 600 grams per plant.
Indoors, the hardy plant will have a longer flowering period of 9 to 10 weeks. It will also need ample nutrition and light management for it to mature handsomely. By harvest time, expect a yield of about 500 grams per square meter.
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