If you’re a longtime cannabis enthusiast, chances are you’ve always kept an eye out for purple strains. These types of genetics usually exhibit high quality along with their vibrant—you guessed it—purple-hued, coloring.
In this post, we’re going to look at one of the most popular purple strains of today: Purple Punch. In this Purple Punch strain review, we’ll explore this strain’s effects and appearance, as well as looking at other members of its genetic line.
No Pulling Punches: Purple Punch Strain Review
The first thing you’ll probably notice about the Purple Punch Strain is its coloring. While countless cannabis strains exhibit some form of violet hue, Purple Punch is PURPLE. Rather than being a green plant with purple highlights, a properly-raised Purple Punch plant will be predominantly purple, with just a few green streaks.
While its coloring may be the first thing you notice, it’s not this strain’s only differentiator. Its flavor, aroma, and effects also play a big part in Purple Punch’s pot primacy.
Purple Punch Flavor and Aroma
If you were to take a deep breath of Purple Punch and attempt to describe its aroma, you might describe it in the same way you would its color. This strain possesses a complex combination of fragrances, primarily sweet and fruity. However, it also demonstrates faint notes of herbs, and the unmistakable scent of fresh dirt. Somehow, these smells all combine and create a scent you can only describe as “purple.”
Somehow, Purple Punch’s flavor is even juicier. One puff of Purple Punch causes thick, rich smoke to tumble over your taste buds. Every toke is packed with in-your-face flavor, mixing grape, blueberry, candy, and a slightly vanilla taste.
Purple Punch Effects
Thanks to its respectable THC content, which usually clocks in around 20 percent, this strain doesn’t pull punches. As an 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid, Purple Punch exhibits relaxing, nearly sedative properties—more like a pleasantly spiked punch at a party.
These effects could be at least partially thanks to the presence of a significant amount of CBD in this strain, which may exhibit anti-anxiety effects. However, Purple Punch stops short of truly triggering couch-lock thanks to its moderate euphoric and energizing effects.
Other Strains With Purple Punch Genetics
Purple Punch has become such a popular strain among breeders that it’s frequently used as a basis for creating new genetics. If you’re not sure how that works, check out our breakdown on cannabis breeding. Some of the biggest members of the Purple Punch genetic line today are:
- Mimosa: Want to experience one of the most popular descendants of the Purple Punch strain available today? Look no further than Mimosa. A sativa-dominant cross between Clementine and Purple Punch, this strain doesn’t leave much to be desired. It’s perfect for daytime use, with an upbeat and laid-back high. And not only that, but Mimosa also has a sweet, slightly citrus flavor that’s sure to please any brunch aficionado. Don’t just take our word for it, though. You need to experience Mimosa to believe it.
- Granddaddy Purple: We mentioned earlier how Granddaddy Purple is an ancestor of Purple Punch. A heavy-hitter in its own right, Granddaddy Purple is an indica-dominant, Mendo Purps and Skunk cross strain that exhibits just as much vibrant purple color as Purple Punch does. With an enjoyable, relaxing high and gushing grape flavor, we highly recommend you check out Granddaddy Purple for yourself.
If these strains aren’t exactly striking your fancy, don’t worry. You can find a plethora of purple buds (and strains of all hues!) available at our online store.