Every so often we come across a cannabis strain that is so perfectly balanced and delicious, we can’t quite believe such a wonder exists. Today, we are reviewing Purple Punch, which offers incredible medicinal benefits while remaining a super heady flower. Both euphoric and relaxed, grounding yet stimulating, Purple Punch is a must-try in 2019!
If you didn’t get on the Purple Punch hype in 2018, this year is your chance to get your hands on this relatively rare strain, and trust us – it is well worth hunting down!
Stick around to find out what makes Purple Punch so incredible in our full 2019 review.
What is the Purple Punch Strain?
Originally brought to us by Supernova Gardens, Purple Punch is the indica-dominant hybrid boasting an 80:20 ratio of indica to sativa. Despite its overwhelming lean towards the indica side, this plant offers a beneficial level of focus and functioning that lends itself to a wealth of activities and conditions.
Having been bred from the one and only Granddaddy Purple and crossed with Larry OG, fans of either of these big name buds will be over the moon with the by-product of smart breeding. Purple Punch offers much of the body melting physical effects associated with Larry OG, with all of the flavors of GDP to make one hell of a bud!
During 2018, the world couldn’t get enough of Purple Punch as it shot to fame, making itself a household name for many patients and cannabis enthusiasts alike. Thanks to its balanced effects, Purple Punch can be enjoyed by a wealth of people, particularly as an after-dinner treat.
This dessert strain is a true purp offering complex flavors with an overwhelmingly sweet theme, a vibrant hue of purple, and a perfectly dank smell that will keep you coming back for more.
Purple Punch Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Purple Punch Aroma
Purple Punch comes with a distinct smell that is pretty unmistakable; blasting out rich notes of sweet grape, there is no denying that this fragrant flower is descendent of Granddaddy Purple. If you aren’t a fan of sweet buds, this one is undoubtedly going to be too much for you, as it brings to the floor a complex mixture of sweet and sugary notes with a punch of candied berries and spicy pineapple.
Upon breaking this bud up, you are instantly hit with earthy, blueberry notes that are mouth-wateringly appetizing: The perfect option for those who aren’t too keen on super heavy skunky buds and prefer a dessert tasting flower.
Purple Punch Flavor
Much like the aroma, Purple Punch tastes deliciously sweet, with those berry and grape notes being the first to hit upon inhale, before slowly transforming into a dank and rich smoke which is almost tart and citrus in nature. On exhale, the smooth is both incredibly smooth and ultra-sweet, reminiscent of sour skittles and sugared berries.
Purple Punch Appearance
This colorful flower is a beauty to behold, offering GDP purple hues and a vibrant green that boasts large, tightly packed furry nugs and a generous coating of frosty trichomes for a truly beautiful grow.
Despite its title, Purple Punch offers a range of shades from purple to green, yellows, and even orange pistils which balance the flower out perfectly. Thanks to its fantastic array of anthocyanins, Purple Punch is undoubtedly a beautiful bud to cultivate.
Purple Punch Strain Grow Info
Widely considered to be a problematic strain to get hold of, those who do get the opportunity to cultivate Purple Punch for themselves should do so with care. Of medium difficulty, the need for some experience with this bud is likely as there are specific skills required to avoid mold and weak growth.
Purple Punch thrives in a sunny, humid climate, and so those growing this bud indoors will be required to provide high powered lights and a powerful heating system. Growers opting for outdoor cultivation will need a Mediterranean climate to get the best out of this bud, with harvest time being around mid-late October.
This beauty of a bud has a pretty hearty resilience to mites thanks to its tough parentage, but growers should look out for things such as caterpillars which can bring about mold. Additionally, the need for regular topping to avoid the larger leaves from blocking light and air is crucial for a healthy and robust yield.
Purple Punch offers a moderate to high yield when appropriately grown, and those looking to bring out those purple hues will want to expose the plant to cooler temperatures around the flowering stage. She flowers in 7-8 weeks, so growers won’t have to wait for too long to reap the benefits of their labor!
THC Content – Highest Test
Boasting a moderately generous potency, Purple Punch’s THC levels are generally in the mid-twenties, with the highest tests coming out as 25%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
In terms of the medicinal benefits of Purple Punch, the bud has proven to be beneficial for a range of conditions, with tests showing it to offer around 1% CBD.
Medical Benefits of the Purple Punch Strain
When it comes to Purple Punch, the effects are the perfect combination between relaxing and functional, making it perfect for those looking for a tremendous high or medicinal relief. Despite its indica roots, Purple Punch is not considered to be a couch-locking strain when taken in the correct dosage. Instead, the bud offers a mild sedative effect that is mostly considered to be relaxing and thoughtful, with a euphoric and focussed undercurrent.
Those patients suffering from anxiety, depression, stress or insomnia will benefit from the physical and mental melt that comes with this flower. Starting in the head, the high of Purple Punch creeps around the body into the core and then into your arms and legs as you feel tension and stress ease almost instantly.
It is thanks to this bud’s ability to swiftly eradicate stress and pain that it has served itself as a fantastic pain medication for many, with those struggling with muscle tension and chronic pain reaching for the functional high that this bud offers.
With a super potent high that takes hold quickly and lasts for hours, patients going through cancer treatment have found it a beneficial relief that can not only ease stress and worry but also helps with pain, nausea and appetite loss. Yes, that’s right – Purple Punch will be sure to bring on some insatiable munchies, so be prepared with snacks at all times!
Thanks to its mostly indica background, Purple Punch doesn’t tend to cause mind-race and has been used to ease these types of thoughts, making it perfect for use after a busy and hard day at the office.
Purple Punch will not hamper your ability to get things done if taken correctly and can boost attention, mood, and ability to get through a task. Considered especially helpful if you are in the creative field, this bud is a writer’s best friend!
For a good hit of well-being, overall blissfulness and a heady and potent relief for anxiety, this is a dreamy strain to try!
Possible Side Effects of the Purple Punch Strain
Like many cannabis strains, Purple Punch can induce heavy drowsiness and even couch-lock if taken in too high a dose. Whether you are a novice smoker or a veteran, we always suggest easing yourself in with any bud, to avoid any unwanted effects.
Other users have reported Purple Punch to invoke slight panic if an overdose is taken, so again, remember to enjoy the bud in moderation in a comfortable and safe setting. Users should expect dry eyes and mouth in some cases.
Final Thoughts on the Purple Punch Strain
It has been some time since we last reviewed a strain quite as balanced as this one! From the delightfully sweet taste to the potent effects that are perfect for both mind and body, Purple Punch has so much to offer; it is impossible not to love!
We would love to know if you have tried this bud for yourself, or if not, WHY NOT?! Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below.
Want to learn more about purple cannabis or even how to grow it, check out this complete guide on how to grow purple cannabis for beginners.