Originally derived from a phenotype of the legendary Mendocino Purps, as the name suggests this is a beautiful example of deep purple marijuana at its finest. The buds and shade leaves all have an indigo hue that deepens as the plant matures into later stages of flowering.
As a near pure Indica, the effects are exactly what you would expect. It is a deeply relaxing and very calming body stone that does not come on all in one hit but builds (quite quickly so be warned) into an almost narcotic feeling. This makes it an outstanding pain medicine and particularly good for treatment of insomnia.
When it comes to the taste, this is a great strain to enjoy when both smoked or eaten, especially form bongs or pipes. The initial skunky aroma is quickly overtaken by a more fuity flavour of berries and grapes, although this is more of a fresh fruit flavour rather than an artificially grape soda.
Purple Urkle grows in a classic Indica shape with broad fan leaves shooting from thick short stems all around lower parts of the plant. Further up the buds start on the main stem, typically forming a large central cola that can be up to 40cm in length in larger specimens.
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Tips for growing Purple Urkle cannabis
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Strain overview: Purple Urkle is a sweet, fruity indica strain that can offer relief from pain, headaches, and insomnia. Its origins are unknown, but some believe Purple Urkle to be a descendent of Mendocino Purps.
Grow techniques: With hydroponics, Purple Urkle will produce plentiful and wide bud sites. The SCROG (screen of green) method works wonders, but simply topping and trellising can also result in a great crop.
Flowering time: 8-9 weeks
Grow difficulty: Hard
Climate: Grows best if kept between 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor/outdoor: Grows well indoors or outdoors. Purple Urkle needs warmer weather to finish and put on its full weight.
Feeding: A difficult strain to feed, Purple Urkle is picky about what nutrients it needs, especially when flowering. At that point, amend soils or bump up the feeding to help the plant take off.
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