Purple Widow Strain Review
Purple Widow is a versatile strain. Recreationally, it enhances the mood for a night of stress-crushing relaxation. However, it also has therapeutic effects that make it indispensable. It manages symptoms of various health issues from head to toe. Not to mention, it caters to both beginners and seasoned users. Its THC levels go from 13% to 20% which one can adjust through pacing and moderation for an optimal experience.
Creating the strain was, perhaps, a breeze for its breeders. After all, there are so many stabilized choices in the market among which is White Widow. The well-balanced hybrid earned its ticket to fame for the thick coat of trichomes it produces at harvest that make the buds look white or milky. Pairing it with Purple Power only further enhances its growth profile. From it, Purple Widow gained its huge buds and sweet smell.
|Purple Widow Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Purple Power x White Widow|
|THC %||13% to 20%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to mid-October|
|Average Yield||300 to 400 g/sqm / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Purple Widow is a sweet strain that does not overwhelm the nasal senses with its saccharine overtones. However, its aroma does intensify once the buds are crushed or combusted. It releases a fruity undertone reminiscent of blended berries and citrus. Its smoke, upon inhale, has a floral hint to it. Complementing it are potent notes of wet soil and wood that wash over the mouth on the exhale.
During the onset, it delivers a euphoric high that entices the mind. It creates path for memories to flood in and leave users feeling upbeat. For casual users, however, the free space is for thoughts to flow and form into new ideas. It boosts creativity albeit only for a few hours thus it might be best to have a few papers and a pen lying around. In this way, one can write out any brilliant musings immediately before forgetting.
After about an hour or two, a wave of tranquility takes over. It starts as a mild buzz in between the temples, below the forehead, before making its way down the toes. It soothes each muscle it passes through, ensuring that each is freed of tension and removed of tightness. Like a well oiled machine, users feel much more limber compared to before.
The uplifting and stimulating head high lead to a comedown filled with deep relaxation. Its sedating properties eventually take over however. In all likelihood, users will fall into a deep sleep once the effects subside. Because of this, Purple Widow is best reserved in the evening or a day off. It can be quite counterproductive and overwhelming at times. Using it beyond moderation will likely lead to a powerful couch lock.
Dryness in the eyes and the mouth are two unavoidable reactions to smoking Purple Widow or any other strain for that matter. It is barely noticeable and most seasoned users often ignore it but, for beginners, relief is in hydrating with a few glasses of water throughout the day. At times, it may be accompanied by dizziness and anxiety either as a result of low tolerance to THC or overconsumption. Pacing and moderation remain a key component to ensuring the high remains pleasant at all times.
Medical Use and Benefits
Depression is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. The symptoms vary and are unique to each affected person but, generally, it is a feeling of general tiredness while the mind is filled with self-depreciating thoughts. While Purple Widow does not provide a cure, it does offer a temporary reprieve and management of negativity.
With its psychoactive compounds, it delivers a stream of euphoria that clears the mind. Replacing the chaos is a sense of tranquility that brings back cheerful thoughts at the forefront. Similarly, it also quiets down the overwhelming dread and anxiety that stressors trigger. Because of this, it not only works as an anti-depressant that can manage symptoms of depression but as a stress reliever as well.
Its soothing physical buzz, on the other hand, relieves aches beginning from the temples. It relaxes the muscles to prevent it from contracting and sending pain signals to the brain. At the same time, it delivers a gentle rush of energy throughout the body that reinvigorates one from the side effects of fatigue or exhaustion.
Growing Purple Widow
Purple Widow is a strain that best thrives outdoors. It grows tall, stretching itself toward the sun. It can grow up to 10 feet depending on how much it is allow to grow. Cultivated indoors, however, its height can be a nuisance.
To prevent it from cramping up a small growing space, growers should cramp up the Indica-leaning strain and train it as well. Height management techniques like the Screen of Green will work best with it. Through it, one can keep Purple Widow’s height short and manageable while increasing yields by distributing light evenly to new bud sites. After 7 to 9 weeks of flowering, it yields at least 300 to 400 grams of buds per square meter.
As alluded to earlier, Purple Widow performs best when it is grown in either a garden or farm. The fresh air, along with the vast amount of sunlight, give it enough energy to maintain its health and increase bud production. Rarely does it ever fall victim to growing factors like strong winds, cold weather, or high levels of humidity. Although tall, its frame is not at all lanky. It has thick, sturdy stalks and branches that can carry the weight of its buds. Still, having a temporary enclosing will keep it safe during the early winter.
Harvest comes around late September to the middle of October. It produces at least 400 grams of buds per plant once fully mature.
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