With a silly name that nevertheless pays tribute to some rock solid genetics, Blurple is a potent indica-dominant hybrid. This strain is a cross between Blue Dream and Mendocino Purps -- both perennial favorites -- and it offers all the bag appeal of both parent strains. Blurple’s complex, almost gourmet aroma will impress novice and experienced users alike, while its easygoing, well-balanced high is right at home in a variety of contexts. Blurple’s THC content has been measured at between 10% and 19%.
Although only small to medium in size, Blurple’s flowers stun consumers with their vivid array of colors. The densely-packed leaves are a dark green, nearly verging on brown. Hairy orange pistils wind their way through the solid, spade-shaped buds. Many phenotypes of the strain also boast streaks of dark blue and purple in their leaves, the result of pigments called anthocyanins being stimulated by cold temperatures during the growing process. Dewy, translucent trichomes finish off these impressive nugs, coating leaf surfaces and giving this strain a very sticky texture.
When properly cured, Blurple emits a distinctly herbal aromatic profile, with notes of musk and fresh-cut grass. A sweet berry aroma and a touch of grape prevent this odor from seeming too dank or earthy. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart the dense flowers yields a floral smell. When combusted, Blurple gives off a smoke that is smooth but nevertheless thick and lung-expanding. This smoke tastes peppery and has a slight berry tang that lingers on the exhale. Notably, any subtle grape flavors associated with this strain are entirely unrelated to its purple coloring; while a strain’s hues are determined by pigmentations, its aroma is dictated by different chemical compounds called terpenes.
Blurple’s high is something of a creeper and may take several minutes after users have finished toking before revealing the full extent of its effects. Users will detect mounting alteration of the senses, culminating in a full-on fascination with otherwise mundane external stimuli. Sights and sounds may more dynamic, making this strain a good accompaniment to trippy movies or music. As the high wears on, a sense of physical relaxation creeps in, relieving tension and allowing deep breathing to happen more freely and easily. While not necessarily couch-locked, users may be less inclined to pursue overly physical activities. Blurple eventually averages out into a mellow mindset that can lend itself to some casual socializing and free-flowing conversation. Smokers stride a balance between mental stimulation and contented relaxation. This strain is best enjoyed during the daytime or early evening when users can take full advantage of its early focus and productivity.
Blurple may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its physical sedation can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary or chronic and disease-related. Blurple may also stoke hunger for those who have lost their appetites to disease or to medication. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties may ease irritations like headaches or nausea. Finally, Blurple’s tendency to elevate mood can provide temporary relief from the symptoms of stress and depression. Because it doesn’t often bring about intense, cerebral thinking, this strain is a good option for those who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No commercial-scale breeders have assumed responsibility for Blurple’s creation and none have made seeds of the strain available for sale. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Blurple can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Those looking to bring out this strain’s titular hues should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures that are between 10 and 15 degrees lower than average. Growers should also be sure to preserve this strain’s unique flavor by properly curing their harvest. Curing first requires freshly-trimmed buds to be hung upside-down for a week and then sealed in airtight containers and stored in conditions of 60-65% humidity; as they cure, buds should regularly be checked for mold or mildew.
Great for social or solo use, Blurple’s versatility makes it a great staple for any all-purpose cannabis user. When broken out in public, its crowd-pleasing taste and middle-of-the-road effects are sure to win over some new friends or at least attract a few new acquaintances.