The name of this now infamous sativa strain is well known to smokers and non-smokers alike, popularized both by its magnificent qualities and the not so surprising embrace by the Hippie subculture of the 60′s and 70′s. Purple Haze is truly one of the classic strains, its buds full of color and flavor, and always a pleasure to smoke.
True to its Sativa genetics, Purple Haze likes to stretch out into a tall plant, covered with dark green leaves and purple buds. While not tall enough to “kiss the sky”, plants are statuesque and beautiful, with long, running buds that possess pleasing density and a sticky coating of trichomes.
When grown outdoors, Purple Haze can be harvested at the end of October, yielding about 12 – 16 oz per plant. Some growers delay the harvest to allow colder weather to bring out even more purple. When grown indoors, Purple Haze has a 50 – 65 day flowering period, and can yield 14 – 18 oz of tasty purple buds per square yard.
Purple Haze is an extremely smooth and tasty smoke, combining the sativa qualities of the Haze with the color, smell, and taste added by the Purple genetics. The high is clear headed, uplifting, and euphoric.
While medical marijuana users may find this strain useful for treating muscle tension and anxiety, Purple Haze is also a great choice for recreational use as it’s not “heavy” and is a very social smoke.