Classic Kush in many of its attributes, but still surprisingly different in so many other ways it really does have something for everyone. Its Purple in colour but not just when it gets cold, the deep indigo and lavender hues set in late in vegetation and continue throughout the flowering period delivering a real treat for the eyes. But this lovely lady is not just style and no substance. One of the key traits of the Kush line of strains is their distinct spicy, piney and even diesel like aroma and taste. However Purple Afghan in much closer to her cousin Pineapple Kush with a very sweet, almost tropical flavour profile. The scent from the plant in its flowering stage is sweet citrus but when dried and cured this kicks into overdrive releasing a heady “fruit punch cocktail” that is real joy to smell.
If the smell and taste of this strain are not your normal Kush, then the growth pattern is as typical as it comes. Short, around 70-90cm when fully mature, it retains the true Afghani heritage by staying low to the ground with thick dense branches covered in flower sites. This bush soon becomes a mass of large dense buds that drip with resin. The nuggets themselves are large and rounded, with THC glands that are crammed over every part, which become so engorged with sticky goodness in the final 2 weeks of flowering that come harvest time you will have to clean your scissors constantly!
One particular point of note is the growth time. This plant can be done quickly if required; 4 weeks of Veg and then 55 days of flowering and she will be ready for the chop. However if you can stretch the vegetation time from 4 weeks to 6 week the resulting increase in yield will be spectacular adding more that 50% to the expected total dry weight. The stone comes on fast and it immediately brings on a deeply relaxing calm without feeling like a knock out or hammer blow that can come from some more intense Kush varieties. That is not to say that there is anything week about the experience, it is just more like being firmly but carefully pushed into your couch rather than being hit by a freight train. The medicinal applications that can come out of such a stone immediately suggest pain relief and anti-anxiety or PTSD related ailments.
A true Kush, but with a highly pleasing twist, Purple Afghani thrives in hot and arid conditions, she will put up with harsh climates, less water and intense sun and then keep coming back for more. The bag appeal is immense both in terms of looks and that genuinely special aroma will leave your mouth watering and hungry for more.
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Taste & Smell
Pairs Well With
- Doing Nothing
- Watching TV/Movies
About this Hybrid Strain
The Purple Afghani cannabis strain is an indica-dominant hybrid native to the West Coast and can be found in Colorado as well. It was first made available by The BC Bud Depot out of Canada. It’s a cross between Purple Kush and the Afghani Landrace Strain.
Purple Afghani buds can either be of a fern-green color or even purple in plants that have been exposed to lower temperatures. The leaves are tightly curled and compact, mixed with vast bundles of coiled orange pistils. A crystal trichome layer provides a protective coat for the nuggets. Such protection these trichomes offer is evident from the amount of force it takes to break a bud apart. In doing so, strong fumes of blue cheese and sage mix into the earthy odor of damp soil. Combusting Purple Afghani amplifies the pungent cheese flavor and leaves a spicy aftertaste.
The Purple Afghani strain offers a relaxing high comparable to a mild tranquilizer as reviewers have reported. Some medical users found relief from anxiety, depression, and stress. In this trippy yet drowsy state, everything seems perfect and content. This mental contentment is accompanied by a physical serenity as the muscles of the body completely numb and relax according to reviewers.
Purple Afghani THC levels are about 18% on average but have tested up to 25%. It has not been reported to cause severe food cravings, making it a good choice for those users prone to overeating. Users report a deeper sleep as well as being able to fall asleep faster, making Purple Afghani a great strain to enjoy at night before bed.
The Purple Afghani cannabis strain is an indica-dominant hybrid native to the West Coast and can be found in Colorado as well. It was first made available by The BC Bud Depot out of Canada. It’s a cross between Purple Kush and the Afghani Landrace Strain. Purple Afghani buds can either be of…