Purple Kush Overview
The strain Purple Kush is a potent indica easily recognized by its colorful buds. It boasts purple flowers with orange pistils and has an earthy aroma with a sweet flavor reminiscent of grapes and berries. Purple Kush is also known for producing sticky resin, making it a great option for making hash and other cannabis concentrates. A potent strain, it has a THC level of anywhere from 17% to 27%. Purple Kush produces a feeling of blissful relaxation coupled with euphoria that’s popular with both recreational and medicinal users looking to relax and relieve pain and insomnia. In 2016, it was named a top 10 Kush strain by High Times magazine.
Purple Kush originates from Oakland, California, in a neighborhood dubbed “Oaksterdam” for its marijuana prowess. It’s a cross of two pure indica strains: Hindu Kush, named after the mountainous region near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and Purple Afghani, itself a violet-colored descendant of Afghani, which as you probably guessed also hails from Afghanistan. Both Hindu Kush and Afghani are considered indica landraces, so it’s not surprising that Purple Kush has the typical stout appearance and effects of a pure indica strain.