Larry OG x Granddaddy Purple
Purple Punch has become an instant hit with everyone in cannabis culture and is now one of the most popular genetics to add to the garden. Purple Punch has been involved in so many popular new crosses like the Mimosa, it is hard to resist paying attention to the power that her genetics bring to breeding. Greenpoint Seeds’ Purple Punch S1 offers many phenotypes that closely resemble this award-winning strain.
Purple Punch Strain
Purple Punch’s tale begins with a timeless strain known as Granddaddy Purple. During the early 2000s, Ken Estes, a celebrated activist and cannabis breeder, set out to create a cultivar that would offer relief from insomnia and pain. He had grown fond of a variety known as Purple Urkle but found that it lacked in yield. To improve its yield, Ken crossed his cut of Purple Urkle with a popular cash-cropping variety called Big Bud. He named the hybrid “Granddaddy Purple” to highlight the striking violet shades of the leaves and flowers.
When Ken released his Granddaddy Purple strain in 2003, it quickly grew in popularity among growers and users. Since its release, this strain has won several awards and earned a reputation as being one of the most powerful, aromatic, and high-yielding purple strains available.
Nearly a decade after the release of Granddaddy Purple, a group of Hawaiian breeders known as Supernova Gardens discovered a unique male phenotype of the strain. They used this plant to pollinate their cut of the classic Larry OG. Supernova dubbed this cross “Purple Punch,” perhaps to underscore its striking purple flowers, fruity flavor, and powerful stone.
Supernova gave a clone of Purple Punch to a grower known as Budologist and, soon, several growers had gotten their hands on a cut. Purple Punch quickly rose to celebrity status, and many well-known dispensaries such as the Jungle Boys were offering the strain.
Today, Purple Punch is a staple among cannabis users, who adore its rich, fruity fragrance and relaxing effects.
Purple Punch Lineage
Purple Punch is said to be a cross of Granddaddy Purple and the world-famous Larry OG. Some growers have suggested that Larry OG is an original cutting of OG Kush, yet it displays some differences from the original OG Kush. Chiefly, Larry OG typically produces a greater yield and more robust branches than other OG cuts. Given its stouter structure, some think that Larry OG could be an S1 or a cross of OG Kush and another strain.
According to Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is a cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Purple Urkle’s ancestry is unclear, but many growers believe that it is a special phenotype of Mendocino Purps. Big Bud, Granddaddy Purple’s father, is said to be a polyhybrid of Afghani, Haze, and Northern Lights.
Purple Punch S1 Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Greenpoint Seeds used Supernova Gardens’ original cut of Purple Punch to pollinate itself, thus creating Purple Punch S1. These S1 seeds reliably produce phenotypes that closely resemble the clone-only Purple Punch cut. Growers can be sure to find many outstanding purple plants that are frosty and flavorful. Some phenotypes may lean toward the fruity fragrance and stunning color of Grandaddy Purple, and others may offer the earthy flavor and potent effects of Larry OG.
Purple Punch is packed with terpenes, emitting a pungent aroma that is wonderfully sweet. This cultivar offers a sugary bouquet of grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tropical punch. Some users also detect hints of vanilla and herbs from this delectable strain.
Much like its aroma, Purple Punch S1 offers a lip-smacking flavor that is amazingly sweet. Depending on the phenotype, some plants may take on the sugary grape-candy taste of Granddaddy Purple, and others may provide the rich, earthy flavor of Larry OG. Most phenotypes will offer the complex, fruity flavor that Purple Punch is famous for.
Purple Punch is a powerful strain known to produce between 18 percent and 20 percent THC. This cultivar delivers a soothing high that relaxes both the body and mind. The effects start with a joyful sensation that may elevate the mood and ease stress. Soon, the uplifting effect turns into a comforting stone that may reduce pain and tension throughout the body. Many users have stated that Purple Punch leaves them feeling alert and functional yet free from stress and pain. This strain’s powerful yet balanced effects make it a popular choice among medical cannabis users.
Purple Punch is of average height, with strong, thick branches and broad, dark-green fan leaves. This strain produces enormous colas that are colorful and resinous. The buds are moderately dense, featuring lavender sugar leaves, fiery pistils, and a liberal dusting of trichomes. This cultivar typically presents eye-catching shades of purple in the flowers and leaves when exposed to cold temperatures. Note that some Granddaddy Purple-dominant phenotypes may be shorter and more colorful, and some Larry OG-dominant plants may be taller and lankier.
Growing Purple Punch S1
Purple Punch is a resilient and easy-to-grow strain that is perfect for growers of all skill levels. This cultivar is resistant to most pests and diseases and can recover quickly from most environmental stressors. She is a highly versatile strain and can thrive both indoors and outdoors. Its short and bushy structure makes this variety suitable for areas with little vertical space; however, some Larry OG-dominant phenotypes may be somewhat taller. When grown outdoors, this variety performs best in a warm climate with moderate levels of humidity. This variety can complete the flowering cycle in just seven to eight weeks when provided with adequate nutrition and a favorable environment.
Pest & Disease Control
Although Purple Punch is resistant to most pests, it is known to be somewhat vulnerable to caterpillars. If left unchecked, these insects may cause damage to the buds and leaves, and stunt the growth of the plants. Growers can avoid caterpillar infestations by utilizing predatory insects, bug screens, barrier fabrics, and various foliar sprays.
Due to its OG Kush pedigree, some plants may require more calcium and magnesium than others. Growers can use a cal-mag supplement to feed the plants or enrich the soil with dry amendments such as dolomite lime and crush oyster shells. Adding a little extra calcium and magnesium may help prevent nutrient deficiencies and increase the overall quality of the buds.
Buy Purple Punch S1 Cannabis Seeds
It’s no mystery why Purple Punch is such a popular strain. This cultivar spoils growers with its fast flowering time, large yield, and vigorous growth. Cannabis connoisseurs revere its sweet, grape-candy flavor, stunning purple buds, and potent, soothing stone.
Greenpoint Seeds’ Purple Punch S1 delivers all of the award-winning qualities that have made this strain a staple among growers and users. These seeds are sure to produce many offspring that closely resemble the famed clone-only cut.
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