Name: Purple Urkle
Genetics: Unknown (believed to be Mendo Purps phenotype)
The Purple Urkle strain was first introduced in the 1980s and has since risen in the ranks to become one of the most effective and highly sought-after cannabis strains among indica devotees. The precise genetics of the Purple Urkle strain are often debated. However, most can agree that the strain originated in the Emerald Triangle region of Northern California, which has a reputation for keeping such knowledge "top secret." Contrary to popular belief, it was Purple Urkle and not Grand Daddy Purple (GDP) that started the purple craze.
Looks and Smell
Purple Urkle tends to be a small, somewhat slow-growing plant with relativly low yields. When properly grown, the finished flowers are incredibly dense, potent, and most of the time a deep, deep purple. The buds have an enticing, slightly floral scent and uniquely long orange hairs. This is truly a beautiful looking strain to just gaze at. The great contrast in colors is something that is rarely seen. Purple Urkle aroma is best described as reminiscent of Fruity Bebbles cereal (berry with a little skunk).
Purple Urkle has a complex flavor blend of skunk, berries, and grapes. It's a heavy indica that is often too strong for some smokers. WARNING: Purple Urkle can cause severe couch-lock for novice users or even those that posess a high tolerance. I would mostly recommend this strain for nighttime use. Purple Urkle is long lasting and is probably one of the best strains for insomnia sufferers. A nearly pure indica, Purple Urkle offers an extremely relaxing body high while also soothing the mind.
The Purple Urkle cannabis strain has effects that range from a solid euphoric high, to intense, to overwhelming. From a medical standpoint, Purple Urkle is great for migraines, pain relief, depression, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia, just to name a few. THC content is usually in the 15%-19% range, but honestly feels much higher than that. Although the strain does not yield significantly and takes a bit longer than other strains to finish, the flavor and effects of Purple Urkle make it all worth while.
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