Purple Urkle

Mendocino Purps
Purple Urkle is one of the most famous indicas around. The THC content in this strain often exceeds 20%, making it both fun for recreational consumers and a quality medical strain. Expect to feel heavy-lidded and ready for a nap.

Though Purple Urkle is one of the more famous indica strains, not much is known about its genetics. Many believe that it's a product of Mendocino Purps, but it might be a phenotype of Granddaddy Purple instead. Regardless, we do know that Purple Urkle is a California creation.

The effects of this strain are pretty classic indica. It is best for evening or nighttime use. Purple Urkle is known for its strong, heavy body effects. A sedative herb, you may enjoy taking a little nap or winding down on the couch after a few puffs. Those hoping for relief from chronic pain may find success with Purple Urkle.

For recreational purposes, this strain is all mellow. It's pretty high in THC (around 20%), making it a nice choice for those familiar with cannabis. Purple Urkle is amazing before a hot shower or bath, especially if you live in a cold climate. An excellent way to de-stress.

Medical consumers like this strain for gastrointestinal distress and nausea. While it eases a queasy stomach, it also increases appetite. Those who struggle with nervous stomach associated with anxiety may enjoy this strain. Those with insomnia, headache, and migraine also report positive effects from Purple Urkle.


Pain Relief



Flowering Period

60 to 65 days

Average Yield

Moderate to high: 500 g/mindoors, 250 g/plant outdoors

Outdoor Harvest Date

Mid October

Average Height

Tall: Up to 5 feet

Growing Tips

Purple Urkle buds will be medium in size, dense, and feature purple, blue, and orange coloring. Indoors, this strain does well in screen of green (SCROG) environments. It prefers moderate to heavy amounts of nutrients and tends to produce stout, indica-like branches. Outdoors, this strain is best cultivated in a warm, sunny environment. Purple Urkle may take up to 5 full months to flower outside. So, if you're looking to harvest in a hurry you might want to consider an indoor grow.


Everett, Washington
Kirkland, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
San Diego, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phoenix, Arizona
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan

Grow Difficulty


Food Pairing

This strain has a bit of a skunky aroma with hints of berry and fruit. Pair Purple Urkle with mango, avocado, or papaya.

May Help

Gastrointestinal Disorder
Lack Of Appetite


Caryophyllene - Pepper
Myrcene - Musk, mango
Pinene - Pine

Negative Effect(s)

Dry Eyes
Dry Mouth
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