Only the tops of buds exposed to direct light have any purple left after trimming off all the leaves. Trimming removed almost all of the purple coloring.
Calyxes are what make the buds themselves. Cannabis “buds” are actually made of hundreds of calyxes stacked on top of each other, and some or all of them may become colors other than green.
The parts of the plant that can become colorful are…
These Swiss Cheese plants by Nirvana exploded with red, pink and purple leaves when it got cool at night right near harvest time, but the buds themselves did not change color. Unfortunately, when just the leaves turn color, the buds themselves will often look mostly green once they’re trimmed. But this beautiful picture lives forever!
This Purple Trainwreck bud turned particularly purple.
How to Maximize Color with Temperature
To maximize the final color, you want to choose a strain with brightly colored buds and pistils. For example, this bud has purple calyxes, mostly purple pistils and even some purple leaves. This combination makes the entire bud appear bright purple.
Yet there have been occasional reports of cannabis strains that produce different bud colors based on the pH at the roots, though unfortunately, more testing is needed!
After they’re trimmed and dried, the pink color has become more subtle.
How can you grow colorful buds that turn purple or pink? Learn which strains to get, as well as what you can do to maximize color during your grow.
Pakistan Chitral Kush is a pure indica purple strain known around the cannabis world as one of Pakistan’s best hash production plants. Bred in the Iberian Peninsula since the 90’s, Pakistan Chitral Kush by Ace Seeds/Cannabiogen has been selectively inbred for maximum colors, tastes and scents. The seeds develop into two main phenotypes – one stays green while the other gets pink, red and purple colors. Both have an indica structure with wide leaves, branching growth and a fast flowering time. PCK shows surprising resilience against rain and fungal disease. The potent Kush buds produce a stoney, relaxing effect. Smells like fresh strawberries and blackberries.
Purple Paro Valley by Mandala Seeds is a mostly sativa hybrid based on landrace genetics originating from Paro valley in West Bhutan. In it’s natural climate this strain has adapted to the frequent droughts, monsoon rain and cold winters of the Himalayas. Two generations of hybridization has helped to increase yields and bud quality. The plants grows somewhat fragile in structure, while massive in height with long branches that may need support as the buds gain weight. Responds well to LST and cropping. Purple Paro Valley is a trusted backup strain of guerrilla growers, good for cultivation in wet climates. Known as “candy girl” for it’s sugary candy aroma. About 75% of the phenotypes will display brilliant purple coloring. Hashy, narcotic buds tested up to 27.5% THC.
Red Poison Auto by Sweet Seeds is an award-winning indica/sativa hybrid made by crossing Green Poison with a purple automatic strain obtained from Hindu Kush genetics. Red Poison Auto develops brilliant shades of red/purple buds liberally coated with crystals. The vigorous plants grow a stout main stalk and beautiful large colas with long side branches, reaching up to a height of 24-48 inches tall. A fast producer of skunky sweet, couch lock purple weed. Strong aroma, flavor and stone.
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Purple #1 by Dutch Passion is a 50/50 indica/sativa hybrid created in Holland during the 1980’s. Bred from Purple Afghan with indica and sativa strains, Purple #1 is adapted to growing in the northern latitude outdoor Dutch climate. The plants reach to about 5-8 feet tall. As soon as flowering starts the purple color appears in the leaves and will bleed out from the bud tips. Hits fast with a speedy “up high”, although the effect is short-lived.
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Purple Afghan Kush by Dinafem is an indica dominant marijuana strain bred by crossing Purple Kush and Pre ’98 Bubba Kush genetics. A top performer in both yield and quality, Purple Afghan Kush has won 4 different awards at cannabis competitions across the globe. The seeds grow into sturdy, classic indica plants with a good resistance to pests and diseases. The purple colors in the buds and leaves starts to develop as the plants approach their 5th week of flowering. Rock hard, resinous Kush buds that reek of fresh-cut pineapples. Therapeutic effects. 15-20% THC.
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