aka Oregon Purple Thai, OPT
Purple Thai comes from Thailand and is one of the oldest native breeds. In its region of origin it grows up to 4m, has slender leaves and long conic flowers with very long hairs. One phenotype have a purple shimmer on the leaves and flowers, the other phenotype gets dark green leaves covered in trichomes. In Thailand the hours of sunshine between summer and winter are not very different, so that in this region partly 2 harvests per year are possible. However, the extremely strong monsoon rains often pervents this, so that these pure sativas are cultivated mainly during the summer.
Purple Thai is a powerful variety with strong sativa effects. The high is a powerful psychedelic rush of happiness. This landrace strain pays off with some highly introspective headstash. It will satisfy those who like marijuana for its mind-opening qualities. It is ideal for meditation, yoga or any creative moment.
The dark buds of Purple Thai have a amazing exotic, fruity, berry flavor and taste. The average THC content was measured at 24%. By selecting the strongest thai mother plant of all and using different specialized breeding methods Anesia could stabilize this high THC value.
- Effects: Sedated, Euphoric, Creative
- Taste: Citrus, Flowery, Earthy
- Side Effects: Thirst and dry mouth, Low blood pressure, Insomnia
- Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Headaches
All About Purple Thai
Purple Thai Strain is also known as OPT (Oregon Purple Thai). This sativa dominant hybrid is a crossing of Highland Oaxacan Gold and Chocolate Thai by Anesia Seeds. The THC level ranges between 20-24% and 80:20 Sativa dominant ratio. The nuggs have a chocolate and nutty aroma. They have a sweet citrus and coffee flavor.
Purple Thai marijuana strain has myrcene terpene. It hits you high with cerebral energy making you giggly and creative. Some users say it’s a good substitute for a cup of coffee in the morning. The energetic effects are good for people with depression and stress. Due to its ability to numb the body it’s used to treat chronic pain.
This strain is not recommended to people suffering from PTSD, anxiety and new marijuana users. This can result to strong psychoactive effects if taken in wrong doses. The plant does well in tropical areas with hot climates with some humidity. It can be grown outdoors or indoors with controlled conditions. It has flowering time of 40-70 days and does not require a lot of attention.
Purple Thai Flavor, Aroma and Appearance
Like its name describes, Purple Thai’s appearance is largely dominated by its deep purple buds. These occur due to secondary pigments called anthocyanins, and they make a beautiful addition to the loose, almost rectangular shape of the buds.
These buds are hidden between the long, bright green leaves of the plant and, because there isn’t a huge presence of trichomes, the plant can look quite furry in texture.
Its aroma isn’t a show stopper, but what can you smell tends to be very pleasant. You’ll enjoy the warm earthy notes that translate into a chalky chocolate smell. Its nutty coffee undertones soon turn sweet once the nuggets begin to be ground up.
It doesn’t boast the high-terpene levels as its predecessor Chocolate Thai, but much of its smell indicates how tasty this strain can be. Its creamy and nutty taste is undone by flowery and citrus undertones throughout the smoke. The lemon flavor gives it a refreshing quality that cuts through the other heavy chocolatey flavors.
Purple Thai Genetics
- Breeder: Anesia Seeds
- Genetics: Purple Thai cannabis strain is a cross between Highland Oaxacan Gold and Chocolate Thai cannabis strains.
Purple Thai Growing Info
- Flowering time: 49 – 70 Days
- Harvest time: 75 Days
- Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
- Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
- Height indoor: 60-80
- Height outdoor: 60-80
- Grow difficulty: Moderate
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
Purple Thai has a flowering period of 11-13 weeks and can be harvested at the end of October / beginning of November when grown outdoors. Therefore, the outdoor-cultivation is recommended in Northern Europe only in greenhouses, so that the autumn storms and the lower temperatures can not harm the plants. The flowering phase should be initiated after 3-4 weeks of the vegetative growth. Purple Thai performs well in SCROG and SOG.Growing in a screen of green system offers enough space for the plants to spread out to full potential. This variety can be grown in either hydro or soil. if you leave Purple Thai in lower temperatures toward the end of the grow cycle the colors often begin to turn much more violet in shade, sometimes even blue.
Mature plants grow indoors up to 80-90 cm, are full with heavy buds with a dark purple color and orange hairs. Growers can expect a yield of more than 500g per square meter with indoor cultivation. Outdoor growing will produce yields up to 1kg per plant depending on the specific conditions such as temperature and soil type.
Type of High
Purple Thai cannabis strain’s high hits fast and can be too much for novices or those prone to anxiety. A mind high becomes dizzying and psychedelic with lightening bolts of motivation and energy zinging around, though thoughts remain unfocused.
Purple Thai Medical Cannabis Benefits
- THC: 8.5 – 11.5%
- CBD: 0.68 – 1.0%
- CBC: 0.05 – 1.21%
- CBG: 0.24 – 1.53%
- CBN: 0.06 – 0.24%
- THCV: 0.33 – 1.84%
While Purple Thai has very low CBD levels – typically 0.01% to 0.50% – it’s a great strain to use for a variety of ailments. It’s renowned for promoting the munchies, so if you suffer from lack of appetite or have recently lost your appetite as a side-effect of another issue, you may find this strain particularly helpful.
Its best to be prepared and stock up on healthy and nutritious snacks, so as not to make you feel extra groggy after the high.
If you suffer from extreme fatigue, whether that be physical or mental, a few puffs of this strain can make you feel much more energetic and you will find your spirit lifted – this is why it can be extremely effective against stress and depression. You can get lost in an interesting thought for a few hours, making you feel happier and content. If you are suffering from any of these issues, always make sure to visit your doctor first so they can give you medical advice.
Purple Thai Adverse Reactions
This is not a strain to choose when you need to focus on a particular task or work load. Because it is so stimulating, it often makes it difficult for smokers to concentrate on one particular thing. Many people experience intense distraction, whether that be from people or jobs they should be completing. It can also cause an extremely dry mouth, which is never pleasant after a smoke. It’s important to remember to stay hydrated and try to keep lots of water within reach when you are smoking this strain.
Purple Thai does have very high THC levels, especially for novice smokers. Like we have mentioned earlier, it’s extremely stimulating, and it can cause anxiety in smokers not accustomed to similar highs. We suggest trying a strain like Harlequin first, which doesn’t have such a strong psychoactive quality.
As the name would suggest, this plant does well in tropical locales and flourishes best in controlled environments or outdoors in hot climates with some humidity. With a flowering time of 11 to 13 weeks indoors and a late October harvest outdoors, this plant offers a higher than average yield and is relatively easy to care for, making it a favorite of intermediate growers.
Float above the white sand beaches of Phuket and let your mind drift to the far reaches of the jungles in Chiang Mai. Enjoy this fruit of Thailand on a magical buzz that’ll take both your body and mind to another level. If you’re looking to escape, you’ve found your exit.