Purple Thai Seeds – Strain History
Purple Thai is an old-school 80/20 sativa dominant strain descended from Chocolate Thai and Oaxacan Gold. Many older smokers probably remember these two names as they were the most popular varieties of cannabis for quite a while.
Chocolate Thai started circulating in the United States during the 1960s when soldiers stationed in Southeast Asia began bringing ‘Thai sticks’ back home to the US. Highland Oaxacan Gold is a 100% sativa strain bred from Mexican and Columbian genetics.
Even though Thai Sticks have long been replaced, Purple Thai continues to offer a glimpse into the past for those cannabis users looking to experience a classic psychedelic superstrain rich with history.
Purple Thai Appearance
Purple Thai has fluffy foxtail and popcorn-shaped nugs. The flowers are light green with dark purple and grey undertones. Her trichomes are small but many and have a stainless steel reflective glow. Purple Thai has minimal leaf coverage and nice hollow stems. A true beauty to behold.
Purple Thai has a very unique, spicy, musky, and floral smell. Grinding or squeezing the buds exposes a range of aromas from chocolate and coffee to sour grapes. PT smoke is tremendously smooth and tastes like vanilla, exotic spices, and sandalwood. If you are looking to expand the range of flavors coming out of your garden, specifically to include some classic landrace style flavors, Purple Thai is a solid pick.
PT terpenes have floral, cream soda and citrus undertones. The bright lemon flavor gives it a stimulating quality that pierces through the deeper chocolatey and earthy aromas. The four dominant terpenes in Purple Thai are caryophyllene, myrcene, humulene, and limonene.
Purple Thai can help relieve various ailments such as stress, chronic pain, depression, and fatigue. However, it’s not advisable for people who are predisposed to anxiety or panic attacks. The effects are fast-acting and highly potent, with an average THC level of 20-23%.
Purple Thai Effects
The buzz starts almost instantly after toking. It begins as a psychedelic and cerebral rush that launches you into another realm. An enjoyable energy boost will keep you feeling up for hours.
If you have a high tolerance or are a regular smoker, you might appreciate how Purple Thai cuts through any other strain’s high. It seems to have an almost unlimited ceiling. Meaning, the more you smoke, the higher you get.
Growing Purple Thai Seeds
Purple Thai seed grows best in a tropical climate, thriving exceptionally well in locations with plenty of sunshine and moisture. If you’re located in a cooler northern climate, using a greenhouse will help Purple Thai feel more at home. The plants are easy to prune and trim in that they have minimal leaf and side branching.
Purple Thai grows well in a SOG setting where you can maximize the number of plants in your garden. The main phenotype is a straight-up cola with heavy buds that may require staking. Outdoor plants can produce up to 35 ounces each. The outdoor harvest period occurs between late October and early November.
With an indoor flowering time of 11 to 13 weeks, PT offers an average yield of 16-20oz/m2 and is moderately easy to grow. Both hydroponic and soil can produce top-quality bud however, an organic soil medium tends to bring about deeper exotic flavor notes. The coloring is noticeably purple but cooler temperatures at night can help intensify of the purple colors.