Sometimes, the best strains rhyme. Or almost rhyme. Purple Urkle, a skunky and deeply relaxing indica, became known for its tranquilizing effects for the mind, soul, and body. It's rumored that the strain emerged from the Emerald Triangle, the sacred cannabis cove of California. Purple Urkle can overpower some consumers, especially those without much cannabis experience. Its indica effects include sleepiness, so it's a great nighttime strain for users.
Overview of Purple Urkle
Purple Urkle is an indica dominant strain, consisting of only 20 percent sativa genetics. This strain presents beautiful buds which, though on the small side, are nice and dense. The coloration should reflect the strain's name, with purple hues accenting the bright green. Orange pistils make for a gorgeous color contrast, and the whole package should be sealed up with a coating of trichomes.
Purple Urkle's aroma is primarily sweet, with a funky fruitiness that rounds out with grapes and just enough skunk to convince you of its potency.
Purple Urkle doesn't get its potency from THC. Its THC content usually hovers around 15 percent, and rarely climbs higher. Its CBD content is fairly low too, topping out at around 0.3 percent.
Potential Positive Effects of Purple Urkle
Consumers of Purple Urkle report a heavy sense of physical and mental relaxation that can be felt from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. Most recreational consumers use this strain as a way to unwind after a long day, and enhance enjoyment of simple, relaxing activities. A bit of Purple Urkle will help you sink further into the book you're reading, game you're playing, or movie you're watching in your downtime.
Potential Negative Effects of Purple Urkle
Novice smokers can be overwhelmed by this famous indica strain, and end up glued to one spot for hours at a time. Not even the onset of serious dry mouth and red eyes can move someone who's smoked too much Urkle.
Lineage of Purple Urkle
Hailing from Humboldt county, Purple Urkle has become famous throughout different regions as "Purple Urple" and/or "The Urkle." The strain's location of origin muddles the public's knowledge of Purple Urkle's genetic history. Most cannabis connoisseurs consider Mendocino Purps to be Purple Urkle's parent. Consensus has proposed the strain cropped onto the cannabis market in the 1980s.
Growing Purple Urkle
Growers looking for high yields should avoid Purple Urkle, as it's slow to grow and harvests are fairly small for the amount of skill required.
Generally, Purple Urkle seeds are slow growing strains that produce low yields. When grown outdoors, Purple Urkle has been reported to take up to five months to flower and get ready to harvest. Purple Urkle grows much more rapidly indoors. When grown indoors, the grow time cuts down drastically to 8 weeks.
Some home growers have claimed to harvest the strain, outdoors, within 8 weeks, as well. Purple Urkle plants grow bushy and short; generally, slightly below average yields are produced. Yields depend on whether the plant is grown indoors or outdoors. Indoor plants can yield up to 2 ounces while outdoor Purple Urkle plants produce a half pound per plant.
Where to Find Purple Urkle
Purple Urkle is famous worldwide, but the best stuff is grown in its home state of California. Major hubs like Los Angeles are sure to have plenty of options for the discerning connoisseur.