Purple Urkle is an Indica marijuana strain of mysterious origins. While little is known about its origins, marijuana enthusiasts have long known about its potent, relaxing buzz and pleasant grape flavors.
Purple Urkle has been a popular selection for over three decades. There’s a good reason why this flower will go down in the cannabis hall of fame. Featuring a delicious grape-like flavor and aroma and purple coloration, this strain has some serious shelf appeal. On top of that, Purple Urkle is a hypnotic and deeply relaxing indica that makes it easy to relax and unwind.
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, clocking in around 20 percent, 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. Having some snacks on hand will be beneficial before partaking. There is no doubt that this strain can make you hungry.
On the negative side of things, this strain can cause some dizziness and anxiety in large doses. However, Purple Urkle provides a deeply calming and uplifting experience overall. While the effects of this bud are mostly felt in the body, it does provide a happy and upbeat mental experience that can inspire a smile after times of stress.
Though cannabis enthusiasts will know Purple Urkle as 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 this strain is a California creation.
Living up to its purple name, nugs of this strain are grape colored with long orange pistils coursing throughout. Like other Indica strain, the nugs and bushier and thick, but quite short in stature.
Unlike some strains whose purple coloring is merely aesthetic (we’re looking at you Bubba Kush) this strain has the aroma of berry and fruits, even if it is hidden behind some skunky smells. Marijuana connoisseurs will also notice tropical fruit and even fruity pebbles smells once this strain is burned.
These scents are mirrored in Purple Urkle’s flavor profile, which is dominated by berry and fruit tastes that will have you coming back for more. Be warned though, it only takes a hit or two for this strain to reveal its potent punch.
With THC levels sometimes reaching as high as 26 percent and some heavy Indica effects, this strain is a favorite amongst the medical marijuana community.