- 1 What is Purple Punch Strain?
- 2 Background and Lineage
- 3 Types of High
- 4 Medical Benefits
- 5 Adverse Effects
- 6 Growing Purple Punch Strain
- 7 Quick Reference Guide – Purple Punch Strain
- 8 Concentration and Potency
- 9 Effects
- 10 Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
What is Purple Punch Strain?
Purple Punch is an Indica dominant hybrid marijuana strain with Indica and Sativa ratio of 80/20. This tasty and powerful strain contains 18-20% THC. If you are looking for a strong mind and body high, then Purple punch is definitely the strain for you. This strain is only available in North America, but you can get it in some European countries for a high price.
Background and Lineage
Purple punch strain is a cross between two Indica dominant strains Larry OG and Granddaddy purple. Both of these strains are famous for their effects and taste.
Some claim that the Hawaiian breeders at Supernova gardens originally bred this strain. However, the origin of Purple punch strain remains a mystery. Despite the mysterious root, the strain has been successfully grown by many top-class breeders worldwide, including the LA-based Jungle boys.
The main goal of cross-breeding cannabis strain is to maximize the best part of different strains, such as yields, effects, and taste. Through this process, many breeders overlook the aesthetics, smell, and the flavor of the flower. But Purple punch brings forth the best of its parents. It features a head high like its parent Larry OG and the taste of Granddaddy Purple.
In 2018 Purple punch hit the local dispensaries in America and created a huge hype. The demand for this strain skyrocketed instantly. It started to gain recognition, especially when the Jungle boys started putting it out.
Types of High
Since Purple punch is an Indica dominant strain, it is recommended to use at nighttime so you can enjoy its relaxing effects. But it is a strong heavy hitter and will give you a cerebral kick in seconds accompanying with an uplifting sensation and mild euphoria.
As the high continues, the bodily effects of the strain kick in to balance the cerebral high down to a soothing relaxation.
Like any good Indica, it gives you a nice body high that starts from the top and works its way down.
20% of Sativa makes it a good all-rounder strain. It won’t put you to sleep straight away, but you will find yourself falling asleep easily within a few hours.
It is an excellent strain to smoke after you come home from a long day of work and want to chill.
Besides its recreational use, Purple punch is also getting popularity in the medical cannabis world. Medical cannabis consumers use it for stress relief, which is the most common application for this strain.
It also effectively manages insomnia. The sedative effect of Purple punch strain is useful in combating sleeping difficulty.
This strain is often prescribed as a pain reliever to combat bodily pains, cramps, spasms, nausea, and in some cases, migraines.
Purple punch strain is also well known for its ability to uplift mood, which helps soothe feelings of stress and depression.
Like many cannabis strains, Purple punch also has some common side-effects. It can cause a feeling of cottonmouth and dry-eyes.
The best way to avoid this is by consuming plenty of fluid to keep yourself hydrated and use eye-drops.
If you take this strain in a higher dose, then you might experience heavy drowsiness and couch-lock.
The cerebral effects of Purple punch are quite mild and mellow, so feeling anxious or paranoid is very low and should only occur to novice users or again if you smoke or consume it in a large dose.
Growing Purple Punch Strain
You can grow this strain in both indoor and outdoor environments. The seeds are easy to obtain from the breeders’ websites. It produces a high yield if grown under the right conditions. The growing difficulty of this strain is moderate, so if you are a beginner, you should avoid this strain and try something less demanding.
If you are growing this strain indoors, try to mimic a northern California climate with balanced humidity and plenty of light. Also, make sure that your plant gets enough airflow, or it became vulnerable to mold.
The plants can reach up to five feet in height and require constant trimming and pruning.
It takes about 7-9 weeks for flowers to develop, and you can expect a yield of 20-25 ounce per square meter.
The plant thrives in a sunny, humid climate. The plant is tough and pretty resilient to mildew and mites but prone to mold. You need to ensure proper sunlight reaches the whole plant.
The plant grows through its vegetative and flower cycle and can easily grow over five feet in the outdoors environment.
It produces moderate to high yield. The exact yield depends heavily on grower skill, but it can reach 25-70 ounce per plant.
The ideal time for outdoor harvesting is mid-late October.
Quick Reference Guide – Purple Punch Strain
Indica dominant hybrid marijuana strain
Larry OG x Granddaddy Purple
It is probably the most camera-friendly cannabis strain ever. It got the classic cannabis look. The nugs of Purple Punch are very fluffy and dense. They are completely covered with trichomes and bright yellow, orange pistils.
Purple punch strain smells like grape candy, and very fruity. This strain’s aromatic profile contains scents such as grape, candy, blueberries, and soda. Vanilla and herbal notes can also be detected when the buds are broken apart or ground up.
The taste of Purple punch is remarkably similar to its aroma, making this a delicious dessert strain. The strong grape soda flavor is balanced by other notes such as blueberry, vanilla, and herbs, so the taste isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
Preferred Consumption Time
Preferred Consumption Method
- Mendo breathe
- Ice Cream Cake
Concentration and Potency
|CBD Percentage||< 1%|
|Effects||Relaxed, Sleepy, Happy|
|Duration of Effects||1-2 hours|
- Relaxed (80%)
- Happy (55%)
- Sleepy (45%)
- Euphoric (45%)
- Uplifted (30%)
Dry mouth (23%)
Dry eyes (13%)
Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
|Flower Develop||7-9 weeks|
|Plant Height||90-150 cm|
|Indoor Yield||20-25 ounce per square meter|
|Outdoor Yield||25-70 ounce per plant|
|Outdoor Harvesting||Mid-late October|