Purple Punch

  • Our Score 4.1/5

Purple Punch is a cross between Larry OG (OG Kush x with San Fernando Valley OG) and old favourite Grand Daddy Purps.  It’s about 80% Indica dominant and is winning a lot of acclaim as a great medical cannabis strain.

  • Strength Medium
  • Stone Relaxing
  • Speed 8-10 Weeks
  • Height Medium
  • Yield 400gr/m²+
  • Harvest Mid October

Our Verdict

  • Pro's
  • Bursting with fruity sweetness
  • Vigorous strain with excellent genetics
  • Very responsive to plant training, which can really maximise yields
  • Con's
  • Yields are ok but not really spectacular
  • Limited strain specific information
  • Odour control

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Purple Punch Review

Strength

This strain contains an average of about 18% to about 20% THC and about 1% CBD.  The THC content is enough to deliver fast-acting relief from physical pain and negative emotional states without leaving the average person feeling overwhelmed while the CBD content is enough to give meaningful relief to a wide range of conditions, both physical (such as spasms) and mental (such as anxiety).  Like its ancestor Grand Daddy Purps, Purple Punch has developed a reputation as a great treatment for insomnia, which is a clear indication that this is one cannabis strain which is definitely best kept for use at night.  If your condition dictates that you really must use it in the daytime, then be sure to leave yourself sufficient recovery time before undertaking complicated activities, especially driving. 

Yield

At current time there is no official information regarding the expected yield of Purple Punch, however, based on genetics, data for similar hybrid Grandpa Larry OG and user experience, we’d expect up to 400g/m2 indoors and up to 400g per marijuana plant outdoors.  Likewise, there is no official information regarding the height range for this strain, but on similar logic, we’d expect an indoor minimum height of about 1.5M and an outdoor average height of about 1.8M, although we’d be prepared to see occasional instances of an individual marijuana plant growing to around 2M or possibly a bit higher (outdoors). 

Speed

Indoors Purple Punch will be ready in 8-10 weeks with a consensus that it is best to allow at least 9 weeks if you possibly can.  Outdoors it will be ready for harvest around the middle of October.  One of the interesting features about this strain is that it doesn’t really have a period of intense stretching during the vegetative period as most other marijuana strains do, instead you tend to see fairly consistent growth over the course of its life cycle. 

Purple Punch is a nicely vigorous strain, which grows in the classic Indica style, which means that, left to its own devices, it will turn into a branchy shrub with a large main cola growing near the top of the plant.  This strain is, however, very responsive to plant training and getting to grips with this can really help to maximize your harvest.  As a minimum, even beginners should be able to cope with trimming off the upper fan leaves to allow more light to reach the lower branches and those with enough experience to undertake proper plant training and implement SOG/SCROG set-ups can really push up their yield. 

Overall, this strain is pretty robust but, as always, proper ventilation is a must and this means remembering to allow space for each marijuana plant to grow outwards as well as upwards.  Good odour control is also extremely important.  Even one Purple Punch marijuana plant can great quite a powerful smell later on in flowering and the more plants you have, the stronger the scent will be.  This advice applies outdoors too, particularly if your growing space has close neighbours.  You might be prepared to see the odour of the buds as being a mild inconvenience worth accepting for the benefits, but your neighbours might see the matter rather differently, so be considerate. 

On the subject of outdoor growing, this strain really needs warm, dry and sunny conditions to thrive, so outside of the Mediterranean basin, you’ll need to be very careful to site your plants somewhere they are protected from the elements or just put them in a greenhouse to get the benefits of free sunlight without the exposure to wind and rain. 

Taste

The taste and aroma of Purple Punch is, in our opinion, pretty similar to the taste and aroma of Grand Daddy Purps.  You get the earthiness you’d associate with Kush, but not really that much in the way of hash spiciness.  Instead there is the sweetness of fruit, especially blueberries, and fruit candy, especially grape candy, along with a touch of vanilla creaminess.  This is definitely a strain for people with a sweet tooth. 

Bag Appeal

The “purple” part of “Purple Punch” refers to the lineage and taste not the colour.  In fact these nugs are actually a pretty bright green, almost neon, with hairs which are more red than orange and a generous sprinkling of glittering trichomes which are actually more amber than frosty white. 

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