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
- Breeder: Anesia Seeds
- Genetics: Purple Thai cannabis strain is a cross between Highland Oaxacan Gold and Chocolate Thai cannabis strains
The Origins of the Purple Thai Cannabis Strain
Whoever decided to breed Purple Thai probably wanted to go indie and prove that you don’t need the genetics of mainstream herbs like GSC or the Haze family line to reach the pinnacle of commercial cannabis success. So, the parents behind the Purple Thai herb are just as enigmatic, both with very little information behind their properties and effects. That said, all three cultivars are still pretty much a mystery to the rest of the cannabis market mainly because of the difficulty of finding them on a store’s shelf.
The Highland Oaxacan Gold was one of two varieties used to come up with the Purple Thai offspring. The hybrid is known for its ability to soothe physical aches while imbuing the mind with a sense of euphoria and well-being. Its fast acting and flavorful, touting hints of flower and mint that create almost an ‘herbal medicine’ flavor that refreshes the taste buds and clears out the airways.
To finish up the mix, the Highland Oaxacan Gold melds together with the Chocolate Thai. As the most well-known in the trio, the Chocolate Thai strain is a direct descendant of the Thai landrace. It was formed by choosing a specific phenotype of the Thai herb, which was then back crossed with itself to become a stable, repeatable herb. It’s been around since the 1960’s, and is pretty popular as a vintage herb. But the difficulty of finding it in a dispensary has made it a mystery to many of the younger cannabis users of today.
Purple Thai Flavor, Aroma and Appearance
Purple Thai is characterized by its elongated nugs that extend up to twice the length of the average nug. These condensed clusters are heavy and rounded, with edges that are neatly tucked into the main mass for an even, smooth surface. Its colors are dark and earthy, blending together a mix of brown and green that lends a deep, rich, organic look to the clusters. Next to a brightly colored Cookies cultivar, this strain tends to look like a charred piece of forest matter with its depth of color and intense saturation.
For as distinct as the Oregon Purple Thai’s colorway might be, it loses much of its intensity because of the dense layer of trichomes that cover the surfaces of the nugs. If you’ve been reading up about cannabis chemistry, then you know that the more aggressive a cultivar’s trichome presence, the more resin it stands to produce. And this sticky, thick substance is what contains the cannabinoids that cause the effects that the strain is known for, as well as the terpenes that characterize its aroma.
With such a thick layer of trichomes covering its surface, the Oregon Purple Thai herb has one of the strongest aromas on the market. Its strong floral aroma is laced together with a deep bitterness reminiscent of chocolate or pure coffee grounds – a quality it inherits from its Chocolate Thai parent. This bittersweet combo can be a treat for most veteran users, but might ward off a beginner who’s partial to herbs with a more pleasant, universal fruity aroma.
Experience and Effects
The delicate, airy clouds that are produced from the Oregon Purple Thai’s smoke can pour effortlessly into the lungs through the throat. The flavor – bitter at the front with a hint of sweetness on the exhale – can taste like a bad does of medicine for a novice. But veterans and connoisseurs will revel in the vintage taste that comes with the strain’s intense terpene chemistry.
Once inhaled, the strain gets to work almost instantly, lending a light, fun air that hangs around the user. This settles into a deep relaxation at the core, accompanied by a sense of social energy floating about. Unhinging the jaw and letting thoughts and ideas flow freely, the Oregon Purple Strain is best enjoyed with good friends and family to share a few laughs with.
Lighthearted and easy going, the effects can turn any wallflower into a social butterfly, giving you the socialization prowess to help you become the life of the party. And because the effects aren’t overwhelming, there’s no need to worry about sharing more than you’re ready to. The controlled effects let you stay at the helm of the experience, minimizing the risk of flying off of the handle and losing your ability to steer the conversation the way you want to.
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
With heritage from Mexico and Thailand, this plant thrives in a tropical climate. Plenty of moisture and heat is the best way to produce these juicy purple buds, and because of this, it is much easier to grow in a controlled environment. Unless it is being grown in a geographical location similar to its heritage, growers will struggle to produce a good quality plant outside.
This strain type has a flowering time of 11 to 13 weeks when grown indoors, which is considered relatively long. If you do decide to grow outdoors, you can expect to harvest in October. A great benefit to growing this plant is that it produces a very high yield. So, if you don’t want to spend too much time growing or you don’t have adequate space for many plants, this strain could be a great choice.
Typically, this is a strain for intermediate growers because of its climate requirements. However, if you are a beginner in a country with a similar climate or are comfortable with controlling the environment in your growing space, it’s a strain definitely worth growing.
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 Effects
The most prominent effect from smoking Purple Thai tends to be its ability to energize. It has some pretty high THC levels which can cause great mental stimulation – it’s certainly not for the faint hearted. Most smokers feel intensely uplifted and positive in the moment. Because of this, it can be a great way to deal with a stressful day at work or home.
Purple Thai is a strain that is great for any social event or gathering, as many smokers claim it makes them very chatty and creative, causing many to sprout new ideas. It’s not uncommon for conversations to spiral into interesting and imaginative veins. A great strain to make you feel happier whether you smoke alone or with others.
Purple Thai Medical 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%
It is well suited for use in the morning. It is great for dealing with numerous ailments such as stress, depression, and loss of appetite.
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.
If you’re looking forward to a get together, or if you simply want to enjoy a few lazy moments with your best friends, the Oregon Purple Thai strain is for you. Helping even the most recluse users discover their inner extrovert, this strain can turn an awkward gathering into a fun-filled experience with lots of laughs and great conversation