The popular weed strain Purple Kush has been around for decades. Despite its age, this strain is still top-notch quality dank bud. Purple Kush grows easy both indoors and outdoors.
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Purple Kush – ILGM
Purple Kush by ILGM is a feminized marijuana seed version of this legendary indica strain. The Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani genetics create a plant that’s easy to grow in most conditions. It forms into a bush structure resistant to pests and parasites. Does well indoors in a SCROG setup. Outdoors, Purple Kush is ready to harvest by early-September.
|Flowering Time||8 weeks|
|Pack Size||5/10/20 seeds|
|Yield||5-9 oz per 3x3ft|
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Mendocino Purple Kush – Medical Seeds
Mendocino Purple Kush by Medical Seeds is a multiple award-winning hybrid of Purple Kush and Mendo Purps. It is a robust marijuana plant with large leaves and big dank colorful buds. For indoor cultivation, SOG or SCROG is recommended. Outdoors, the plants can grow big and are finished by early-October. The various phenotypes give color ranges from green to deep violet. Sweet tasting, rock hard stoney buds.
|Flowering Time||8-9 weeks|
|Seed Breeder||Medical Seeds|
|Pack Size||3/5/10 seeds|
|Yield||450 g/m2; 600 g/plant|
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Purple Kush Strain History
Purple Kush is an indica hybrid created by crossing Purple Afghani with Hindu Kush. It originated out of the Oakland area of California.
Purple Kush came onto the Big Island scene sometime around the 2000’s and eventually got hybridized into a more sativa dominant plant.
At the time outdoor pot was going for $5000 a pound. The quality didn’t even have to be that good. A lot of the indica strains had mold issues when grown in the sugarcane fields. Purple Kush did surprisingly well outdoors and was ready to harvest before most other growers had buds. That meant you can hit the market early to get that premium price.
- Mold resistance is better than average, even with its indica dominant Afghani heritage.
- Purple Kush grows bigger and yields higher than many other popular indica varieties, making it a great strain for guerrilla grow operations.
Once it was found that the dank-budded indica strain Purple Kush was forming up fat buds out in the fields and finishing to indoor-quality standards, it was like finding the golden ticket.
Growing Purple Kush
Purple Kush is a vigorous indica strain that outgrows many other hybrids.
- Outdoors, Purple Kush seeds can grow into massive trees yielding multi-pound plants when vegged to 4 feet or higher bushes.
- Indoors growers can control growth of Purple Kush by flowering this strain at a moderate (1-2 feet) height along with cropping and topping techniques.
Purple Kush is a bulky heavy feeding strain. Whether you are growing organically or non-organically, a hearty diet of cannabis nutrients can help maximize yields from these fat bud Afghani plants
Tropical and sub-tropical growers should extend their daylight hours with additional lighting when growing this strain if large plants are desired quickly- for more information view Hawaii growing information
How does Purple Kush do against mold & pests?
Purple Kush holds up well against pests and diseases. Purple Kush’s thick dark green leaves are not the succulent type that attracts insects – just take a bite of a leaf and you’ll know what I’m talking about, bitter.
Outdoor growers should watch out for Botrytis mold (blue/grey mold) during the end of flowering, due to its indica Afghani genetics this strain is moderately susceptable. Fortunately, the mold does not spread like wildfire through Purple Kush. With clean plants, good airflow, and (if you’re lucky) good weather, mold is easily avoided. The end product is on par with indoor top shelf buds.
Keep Purple Kush in as much full sun as possible, at 6 hours for solid results. Be careful of the sunlight following a humid rain – perfect conditions for mold.
A few years back we had a massive powdery mildew outbreak on the island. Almost all of our medical marijuana plants were affected by this mildew, but the Purple Kush plants were hardly hit at all. Its rough broad leaves held up strong and clean.
Tested in guerrilla style growing in grass fields, gulches, forests, pastures, and jungle valleys. Purple Kush plants are strong, producing a good quality end product even in rough climates.
More Information about the Purple Kush strain
- Purple Kush is a cross between a Purple Afghani and a Hindu Kush, originally bred in Oakland, California.
- This strain is reputed as being one of the most powerful strains of marijuana in the world.
- For many phenotypes, the buds give off a fragrant scent comparable to lavender and grapes.
- Don’t expect too much purple if you are finishing in a warm climate – the true purple color only fully comes out with cold temperatures.
- A tried-and-true outdoor variety, Purple Kush is the superior to many strains in resistance to pests and diseases.
- Purple Kush is also a solid choice for indoor growers as well – these fat bushy plants will yield heavy, cartoon-like buds.
- The finished product of Purple Kush has a ‘dark’ appearance compared to other varieties of marijuana – even if it’s still green!
- The yield is worth noting twice, this strain has made a lot of buds through the years on plants with overweight, drooping branches. Estimated yield: Indoors – 450 g/m2; Outdoors: 600+ g/plant
Aloha ~ Happy harvests from Hawaii
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