Some strains are easy to trace based on their traits, appearance or effects. Yet some have a vague origin that most people do not give a damn because of the enjoyable experience it brings. One famous cannabis that can rock anyone’s world is the Purple Urkle.
From its name, one can say that it may have some purple coloration or bear some fruity flavor. And yes, it does on both points. Known as a clone only strain, this is available in California compassion clubs in the 1980’s. It is reported to have descended from Mendocino Purps, amidst the complicated accounts of experts.
Also known as Urkel, Urkle, Purple Urkle or Purple Erkle, veterans from the West Coast adore this cannabis for its relaxing and sedative properties. No one goes to sleep without feeling fully rested and happy after smoking this strain. This sweet-smelling flower is indeed a gem for all.
|Purple Urkle Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Mendocino Purps|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20 / 80|
|THC %||16% to 18%|
|CBD %||0.15% to 0.3%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 85 to 300 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
This berry-smelling hybrid is very appealing to anyone who loves fruits. Purple Urkle has a sweet and skunky aroma that lingers if smoked in an enclosed space. But not to worry since this does not irritate the nostrils at all. Instead, it entices the senses even more with its earthy and grape notes.
The smell already gives a big hint of what its taste is. So be ready for some fruity flavor that bursts into the mouth on the exhale. Most people describe the flavor as somewhat close to grape soda or freshly picked berries.
Purple Urkle is perfect for winding down. Best smoked during night time; it preps any user up for a really relaxing bedtime. It leans mostly on the Indica side so on the first puff; it sends a tingling sensation through the body. It promotes a general feeling of relaxation and somewhat makes users melt into the bed or couch.
This hybrid has an opiate-like mind-body high that provides a mild effect yet long-lasting. That euphoric buzz lingers on and helps fight off those bad vibes in the area. It helps users forget the worries associated with work and life by uplifting the mood and spread positive thoughts.
But before this strain puts one to bed, Purple Urkle signals the munchies so make sure to have some snacks nearby. This cannabis is an ultimate feel-good Indica that never ceases to amaze different users in the whole world.
A little smoke goes a long way, as what elder users say. Purple Urkle is a potent cannabis so be wary of its effects as some may not be able to take it well. If smoked a bit much, it is reported to cause bouts of dizziness which eventually lead to a mild headache. Some people may also become paranoid and anxious. This cannabis is also not void of the usual effects of having dry eyes and mouth.
Medical Use and Benefits
As Purple Urkle leans mostly on the Indica side, patients who experience body pain caused by muscle spasms, arthritis, and other aches can find relief with its use. This cannabis relaxes the entire body and even reduces migraines and headaches.
It is also sleep-inducing, so those who have trouble resting should find this cannabis very helpful. Insomniacs may then be able to sleep well and regain their strength and improve health.
Purple Urkle has become a favorite among patients who suffer from chronic stress. Its ability to spread happy thoughts also eases the symptoms of depression as it can alter moods. This cannabis lowers anxiety levels making any patient feel calm and better.
Growing Purple Urkle
By its smell, one would mistake this strain as a grape tree. But looking at it closely, its pretty appearance will just leave one in awe. This marijuana plant has violet colored nugs with some orange pistils that are scattered all over. Purple Urkle grows thicker, bushier and shorter as compared to other strains.
This cannabis is not intended to be grown by beginners as it needs lots of maintenance as it matures. It thrives well in hydroponics and using the Screen of Green (SCROG) method. When it nears flowering stage, the plant produces wide and numerous bud sites. So growers must not forget to top and trellis it for maximum production.
Purple Urkle is known to yield more indoors where the temperature is controlled ranging from 23 to 27 degrees Celsius. Regarding feeding, this strain is picky as to which nutrients to get during the vegetative stage. So feed it well and change the soil for a great growth. Its flowering stage lasts 8 to 9 weeks producing around 500 grams per meter square.
Outdoors, this plant may also grow well given that the climate stays warm and sunny all throughout. It is also advised that Purple Urkle gets topped so that it is ready for harvest by October. It yields an average of 300 grams per plant.
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