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About Purple Cheese
Normally, running across some purple cheese is a cause for concern and may have you running to the health department. In a cannabis dispensary, though, seeing Purple Cheese for sale is a rare treat. This indica-dominant hybrid is a combination of the diverse strains Purple #1, Blue Cheese, and Lowryder. It was created by Auto Seeds and offers a long-lasting sedative high. Purple Cheese’s THC content has been measured at between 12% and 22%. Some phenotypes of the strain can also have significant levels of the therapeutic cannabinoid CBD.
Although they’re eye-catching, Purple Cheese’s flowers are not particularly large. These pebbly buds tend to cling together in popcorn-like clusters. They have a tight, dense bud structure, with their spear-like leaves curling tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are largely yellowish green. Frequently, though, phenotypes of Purple Cheese boast large patches of various shades of purple. These hues are the result of high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin, likely passed on from Purple #1. Finally, a dusting of white trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of Purple Cheese’s flowers, making them very difficult to break up without a grinder.
When properly cured, flowers of Purple Cheese give off an aroma that smells predominantly like sweet and tart grapes. On closer inspection, there’s also a tangy, cheesy aroma lurking underneath. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking open these flowers give off a more earthy, musky odor. All of these clashing, pungent notes come together in an acrid smoke when Purple Cheese is burnt. This harsh smoke can a slightly sour grape flavor on the exhale. Notably, any grape flavors are incidental to this strain’s violet hues, as its coloring and aroma are determined by separate chemical compounds.
Purple Cheese can come on slowly but reveals its effects in full force once it shows up. Some of its initial properties may feel notably spacey and psychedelic. Many smokers describe a concerted throbbing around the temples and forehead, as well as an increased salivation. Also common is a warping of the senses, with strong feelings of time dilation and distorted depth perception. Once acclimated to these sensations, smokers may notice that they become much more relaxed. Purple Cheese can dissipate physical tension and make users feel as if they’re melting into their immediate surroundings. For some, this pervasive relaxation can be so unfamiliar and disorienting as to cause some anxiety. In the right set and setting, though, Purple Cheese can ease smokers into a calm and reflective mindset. The strain’s effect on the senses can help to enhance atmospheric music or visually engaging movies. Its laidback, positive vibes can also be welcome in social settings, where they can encourage free-flowing conversation and camaraderie. Don’t plan on getting any crucial tasks completed while under this heavy indica’s influence, though. More cloudy and dopey than cerebral, it's a much better way to enjoy a bubble bath than to puzzle through any complex responsibilities. In high enough doses, Purple Cheese can even lull smokers into a deep and restful sleep. Because of its mostly slowly-moving effects, this is a strain best reserved for nighttime use.
Purple Cheese’s pleasant sedation can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its ability to quiet mental chatter can have a temporary positive effect on cases of stress, depression, and anxiety. It may also numb physical pain, ranging from the chronic and disease-related to the minor and temporary. Finally, as noted, Purple Cheese can provide relief for stubborn insomniacs.
Fortunately for home growers, Auto Seeds has made seeds of Purple Cheese available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow short and bushy; growers should “top” their crops by trimming away any broad fan leaves that can block light and air from nourishing low-growing flowering nodes. Those looking to bring out this bud’s purple vibrancy should briefly expose their plants to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures. Purple Cheese flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors.
Don’t let its odd name put you off -- Purple Cheese is a potent strain that’s a must try for indica lovers. If you’re worried about discretion, though, be warned that this can be a particularly pungent smoke.