Overview of Purple Diesel
Purple Diesel is a sativa-leaning hybrid strain that is a rare find in cannabis markets. The THC content of this flower typically measures in between 18 and 21% which is quite high for a sativa dominant hybrid. If you love sativas, but want something a little stronger than your average Durban Poison or Sour Diesel, give Purple Diesel a shot!
Potential Positive Effects of Purple Diesel
When smoked, Purple Diesel slowly builds a focused sense of creativity and euphoria. Unlike most other hybrids, Purple Diesel's high is energetic and relaxing without becoming exhaustive. This makes it an outstanding choice for those looking to get high without some of the typical lethargy that often accompanies a smoke session.
Potential Negative Effects of Purple Diesel
Negative effects are few, but most commonly manifest as cotton mouth and couch lock. As a result of the strain's high THC content users who are prone to anxiety when they imbibe should think twice about using a strain as potent as Purple Diesel.
Lineage of Purple Diesel
Different breeders and growers have cultivated their own versions of the strain by mixing Sour Diesel with various Kush strains. Though the strain's original creators and process are still coated in mystery, Purple Diesel is quickly becoming a rising star in the American cannabis scene.
Though the original breeders of the strain are unconfirmed, multiple sources accredit Bodhi Seeds with Purple Diesel's limited production. The hybrid is a cross between SR17 Purple Kush or Pre-98 Bubba Kush and a Sour Diesel variety. Despite the strain's name, it's more common to have slight hints of purple rather than a deep violet coat. Purple Diesel nugs are often covered with a crisp layer of trichomes. Most often, Purple Diesel bud will be green and have reddish-orange hairs.
Though the Bodhi Seeds' version of the strain is hard to come by, other seed companies have dabbled in growing versions of Purple Diesel.
Growing Purple Diesel
If home-growers get their hands on Purple Diesel strains, they can expect plants to flower around eight weeks. If you can't get access to Purple Diesel varieties at your local dispensary, patients enjoy similar strains like NYC Diesel, Sour Diesel, and Blue Diesel.
Where to find Purple Diesel
Purple Diesel is a relatively rare strain which can frustrate users looking for the signature high provided. However, those who are willing to look and undergo a search will be able to find this flower in major marijuana markets such as Denver, Seattle and Portland.