Purple Urkle Feminized strain overview
Purple Urkle or The Urkle is the go-to strain for cannabis enthusiasts looking for fast, relaxing, and sleep-inducing effects. This Indica-leaning variety offers above-average THC levels, mouthwatering flavors, and sedating effects.
The high-yielding capacity and complex growing requirements in the strain make it ideal for experienced growers looking for a new cultivation challenge. Here is everything you need to know about Purple Urkle weed seeds.
What is the origin and genetic composition of Purple Urkle feminized seeds?
Purple Urkle was created in the 80s in California. It gained prominence and fame in the late 80s and early 90s due to the famous sitcom Family Matters, whose main character went by the name Urkle. The strain’s genetics remains a mystery; however, it is believed that Purple Urkle is the offspring of a Mendocino phenotype.
It is an Indica-dominant strain (80% against 20% Sativa) and packs a punch of 22% of THC, which can easily knock off stoners with low THC tolerance. The CBD level is partly 0.1%, which is relatively low.
Purple Urkle is also famous for its tall stature, which is unpopular for an Indica. The plants grow to a height of 1.4 to 1.8 meters. You can recognize the strain from its velvet buds, dark green hues, orange pistils, and a heavy layer of trichomes. The strain’s buds are cone-shaped and very dense.
What does consuming Purple Urkle flowers feel like?
Initially, a mellow cerebral rush and energizing effects take over for a few minutes before the physical stone becomes apparent. Purple Urkle provides a profoundly relaxing, numbing, and sleep-inducing high that quickly overpowers the consumers.
Purple Urkle is known as a two-hitter-quitter kind of strain. This is because the onset is instant, and the effects become overwhelming after two hits. Go slow on this strain and allow yourself to experience the effects before taking another dose to avoid an overdose.
Can Purple Urkle be used therapeutically?
Purple Urkle’s sedating and sleep-inducing nature makes the strain an excellent choice for insomnia, lethargy, and pain. The calming, tension-relieving, and mind-clearing attributes are ideal for medical cannabis consumers experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, and PTSD. Purple Urkle also helps with appetite loss.
What does the Purple Urkle strain smell and taste like?
Freshly cured Purple Urkle buds have a robust peppery aroma with floral notes. During combustion, the buds produce a grape aroma with earthy-grape notes, which might tempt you to sniff.
On the other hand, the strain’s flavor is a mix of grape soda and berries undertones on the inhale. If your taste buds are strong and highly sensitive, you might also get skunky and grassy notes as the smooth smoke goes down the throat. The earthy-sugary aftertaste lasts for close to an hour after a toking session.
How to grow Purple Urkle seeds
Due to its delicate features and growing requirements, the Purple Urkle strain is reserved for experienced cannabis growers. Although the strain can survive indoors and outdoors, you must pay close attention to its growing needs.
This is a slow-growing strain that takes a lot of time to reach the flowering phase, so cultivators need to be very patient as the results make the wait worth it. The following is a breakdown of the growing requirements to maintain optimal yields in Purple Urkle:
- Use a hydroponics system in an indoor setup.
- Use nutrients as required during the vegetative and flowering phases for optimum yields.
- Keep humidity levels between 60 to 70% for seedlings, 60% during the vegetative stage, and 40-50% during the flowering stage.
- Keep the daytime temperatures between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius and 17 degrees Celsius at night.
Indoor-grown Purple Urkle flowers for 8 to 9 weeks and yield about 500 grams/m2. On the other hand, the strain completes flowering in mid-October and yields about 550 grams/plant when grown outdoors.