Plants that turn purple do so because of their genetics. There are specific strains that turn purple, and you can’t force just any old strain to produce purple flowersPurple plants display color in different ways, depending on their genetic history. Some cannabis turns entirely purple, even the leaves and stems, while other strains only see the buds, and some of the foliage turns purple.

The parts of the cannabis plant that display purple properties include the following.

  • Pistils (Hairs) – Some purple might remain after curing.
  • Calyxes (Resin glands and buds) – Turn purple with strong coloring.
  • Foliage – Some leaves turn entirely purple, while others may display purple colors at the base, tip, or leaves’ edges.
  • Trichomes – Some plants get purple coloring on the ends of the trichomes.

When we think of purple buds, we think of grape flavors. Grape flavors can taste like fruit or candy, depending on the strain.Most purple bud produces a dense smoke with a rich flavor profile. Purple genetics have some interesting flavors, and you can expect tones of lavender with a very herbal scent.

Depending on what the cross strain is there are also skunky-garlicy strains with purple undertones like Scotti-Face and Tropicana Cookies, which itself has a nice full-mouth cookie aftertaste which pairs well with the fruity tropical smell up-front.

So, why does bud turn purple? Cannabis plants with the purple gene typically have high concentration anthocyanins, a group of flavonoids with antioxidant effects. These polyphenols are blue, red, or purple in color, and combinations of these colors form the legendary pink strains.

Selective breeding of strains allowed growers to isolate plants offering purple coloring. As a result of breeding programs, we have some super-tasty purple cannabis strains available in indicas,sativas, and hybrids.

Top 4 Purple Weed Strains

Purple Kush

The Purple Kush weed strain amassed multiple awards throughout the years. This tranquilizing indica is a cultivation treat, blossoming into gorgeous hues of green, orange, and mauve.Kush is a purple weed strain as delectable as its physical profile promises. Fragrances of fresh berries and grapes fill the room, underpinned with some unavoidable dank earthiness of a potent marijuana plant. 

The genetic makeup melts away tension and covers you in pleasant heaviness. You wouldn’t expect mental clarity from a sedating stone at this power level, but there’s no brain fog—only pure, lazy joy.

Huckleberry

Huckleberry also known as “Ackleberry,” is a sativa dominant hybrid strain with 26-27% content which does not seem to be much at first. Even though little is known about the strain and its origins, it is known for a fact that Huckleberry has been produced by crossing two heavy hitting sativa strains. The buds are beautiful, dense, sticky, and have good trichome coverage. Additionally, you will notice tiny hairs amidst the greens, thus giving it its distinct look. The taste and smell are no different, but one thing is for certain: it is mouthwatering to say the least. The hybrid is specifically known for its berry aroma and taste and will leave a sweet aftertaste that lingers in your mouth for quite some time. Unlike other sativa strains, Huckleberry will not put you to sleep. It will in fact awaken you and overcome your senses in a matter of minutes after which you will feel extremely euphoric. It is an uplifting strain nonetheless and you will be able to focus on things more easily. On the other hand, you will not panic easily as the clear-headedness will allow you to overcome any obstacles thrown your way. On the other hand, the strain has several medical applications as well. Huckleberry is most notably used for treating patients suffering from mood disorders, hyperactivity, anorexia, anxiety and migraines as well.

Purple Bud

The Purple Bud strain is a gorgeous hybrid that traces its origins to top landraces out there. The result is just as top-shelf, with stunning, large lavender flowers displaying some of its sativa properties.The looks are one of many factors that brought this one to our selection of the best purple weed strains. The aroma is all pine-sandalwood and sweetness, exploding in a heavy, fruity smoke when you light it up.You’ll sense the sativa in Purple Bud. It relaxes the muscles and introduces a deep stone, but the cerebral effects blend some creative pep into the high.

Purple Pug’s Breath

Another variation of the hard hitting Pug’s Breath strain, Purple Pug’s Breath was created by crossing Pug’s Breath with Mendo Montage F3. The nicely trimmed green flowers are spotted with purple and are accompanied by pale orange/yellow pistils with a good layer of shimmering trichomes. Purple Pug Breath cannabis strain’s high is a velvety “purple” stone with pronounced relaxation and physical effects which are more noticeable than the cerebral high. It may end in sleepiness depending on how much you toke. When a bud is broken apart an interesting combination of smells emanates forth that includes earthiness, vanilla, hints of mint and subtle hints of licorice. This smell combination is quite pleasant and translates nicely to a tasty combination of flavours. The high from Purple Pug’s Breath is a hard hitting mental blast that is felt in the face and eyes. An immediate body buzz follows that may cause a feeling of heaviness in the limbs.

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