The Fire Lady strain is a creation of renowned Californian cannabis breeders Purple Caper Seeds. The breeders are famous for possessing the best father strains in the Bay Area and Central Valley.
According to Purple Caper seeds, they specialize in designer strains which produce the highest yields and overall quality. To achieve this, Purple Caper Seeds first source top quality landrace, heirloom, and designer strains from prestigious clubs and growers in California. They then pollinate these strains with their own “50 or better pedigree father strains for world-class results.”
The good news is that the Fire Lady strain is no exception. This strain, which was released in 2014, is very rare and is found only in the best clubs in California. There isn’t a huge amount of information out there in the public domain relating to the Fire Lady strain, but what little there is points to it being a high-quality and very potent strain.
What Is the Fire Lady Strain?
The Fire Lady strain is an indica-dominant female BX (backcross) phenotype of the Purple Caper Father strain. Backcrossing is a form of breeding where typically a male strain is backcrossed with its parent strain in order to retain a desirable trait. It can take several generations of breeding, usually four or five, before it consistently possesses the desired trait.
There are also four female phenotypes with different qualities and characteristics:
- The Purple Caper (female) is described as being the best medicinal phenotype of the four.
- The Rocket Science female phenotype is the phenotype which produces the best yields when grown indoors.
- The Rocket Science XL female phenotype produces the highest yields when grown outdoors.
- The fourth female phenotype is the Fire Lady strain, which has the highest THC content and the darkest purple hues of the four female phenotypes.
As already mentioned, the Fire Lady strain is extremely potent with a very high THC level. You don’t want to play with “fire” with this particular strain, as the THC levels can reach as high as 25%. If you are a novice cannabis smoker, then it is probably best that you pass on this strain in case you get burned. The Fire Lady strain is better suited to seasoned smokers with plenty of experience with highly potent strains.
Purple Caper Seeds describe Fire Lady’s aroma as a “waxy red candle smell,” which gives it a quite unique and distinctive fragrance.
The Fire Lady strain is said to have a pungent, musky taste which won’t be to everyone’s liking. While there are better tasting strains out there for sure, the Fire Lady strain’s other attributes more than make up for what it lacks in pleasant taste.
The Fire Lady strain has inherited the intense purplish hues of its parent strain Purple Caper. A mature Fire Lady cannabis plant is heavily frosted in resinous white trichomes which contrasts nicely with its deep purple flowers. Curly, orange pistils, which are the female reproductive organs, grow prominently among the leaves.
In similar cannabis plants, the presence of purplish hues is believed to be due to the presence of anthocyanin pigments. The deep purplish color produced by these pigments can be brought out by “shocking” or exposing the plant to cold temperatures shortly before flowering.
Fire Lady Strain Grow Info
According to Purple Caper Seeds, a Fire Lady plant is best suited to indoor growing. Purple Caper Seeds classify this strain’s grow difficulty as easy due to its hardiness and its ability to withstand abuse. The cannabis breeders also say that strain is even suitable for novice cannabis growers to try their hand at.
While there is no specific grow information out there, growers of this strain should stick with tried and trusted methods of achieving the best results associated with indoor growing. Be sure to provide the Fire Lady plant with plenty of light during the vegetative stage so that it doesn’t grow too tall and lanky, as well as during the vegetative stage so that the buds receive the energy they need.
It is important to remember that when using grow lights that you use a cooling or exhaust system to prevent plants from overheating. By including a CO2 canister, this will help a growing Fire Lady plant to receive the level of carbon dioxide it needs to flourish.
Be sure to provide enough nutrients when feeding your Fire Lady plant too. A good indication of a cannabis plant’s overall health is visible in the state of its leaves. Signs to watch out for which will let you know if your Fire Lady plant is undernourished is a yellowish discoloration or spots on the plant’s leaves.
The flowering period for a Fire Lady plant is believed to be relatively short with a plant grown indoors being ready for harvesting after 56 days.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest known recorded THC content of a Fire Lady sample is believed to 25%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest CBD level recorded in a Fire Lady plant is unknown. The average CBD content is believed to be relatively low at less than one percent.
Medical Benefits of the Fire Lady Strain
The Fire Lady’s mood-boosting effects can temporarily relieve the negative feelings associated with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. This strain is also great for de-stressing due to its relaxing effects and is the perfect way to unwind after a long and busy day.
The Fire Lady strain is also considered to be moderately effective at treating painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular pain, and headaches, to name just a few.
Possible Side Effects of the Fire Lady Strain
The most common side effects associated with the Fire Lady strain is dry eyes and the cottonmouth effect typically associated with strains which contain a high THC level. It is a good idea to have a bottle of water on hand when smoking this strain.
Some smokers of the Fire Lady strain who consumed too much in one sitting have experienced heightened anxiety, dizziness, and even mild paranoia from smoking this potent strain. If you are an experienced smoker and enjoy the Fire Lady strain in moderation, you are unlikely to experience anything other than its milder, and more common side effects.
Final Thoughts on the Fire Lady Strain
As this strain is still a relatively new one, coupled with the fact that it also isn’t widely available, there isn’t a huge amount of information out there regarding it so far. This just adds to the allure and mystery of the strain.
What you can be sure of is, though, that with a highly reputable cannabis breeder like Purple Caper Seeds, this strain is undoubtedly top quality. Having established a solid reputation in the Bay Area and Central Valley, Purple Caper Seeds are known for possessing the best father strains in California and specialize in designer strains. Why not give this strain a try – and you too can feel the fire.