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!
Brilliant color on Purple Kush Auto plants! The buds turn almost black after being dried!
The next two pics are of the strain Frisian Dew, a popular strain by Dutch Passion, who specifically designed the strain for growing outdoors. It is exceptionally hardy, high yielding, and is also mold and pest resistant. About 50% of the time, Frisian Dew buds will turn bright purple instead of green!
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To produce the most colorful buds, you need to make sure the color goes all the way through the buds, and ideally, also through all the surrounding leaves. This level of color-penetration is most likely to happen with intensely dark colored buds. Buds that are paler in color tend to lose a lot of their vibrancy in the post-harvest processing.
- Pistils (Hairs) – some of the color remains after drying/curing
- Calyxes (Buds Themselves) – very strong effect on final color
- Leaves – relatively small effect on final bud color since many are removed by trimming
- Trichomes – small effect on final color
The leaves of this plant turned purple overnight after that plant was exposed to chilly night temperatures.
The tendency to turn colors is almost 100% determined by strain/genetics, so you can’t force any plant to produce colorful buds. However, you can purchase seeds of strains that naturally turn vibrant colors, and there are tricks to maximize their genetics and bring out the colors of your buds.
However, sometimes, trichomes can turn purple or pink, making it difficult to know when to harvest. In that case, you want to also look at the pistils to determine the best harvest time!
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.
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C4-Matic Auto by FastBuds Seeds is a strong, hardy producer of explosive pot, named for the 4 cannabis strains used to create it – Skunk, White Widow, Big Bud and a Canadian ruderalis strain. C4-Matic Auto is an excellent choice for commercial autoflowering growers that expect both yield and quality from their harvests. Resistant to mold, pests and diseases. The lemony buds get violet, purple and magenta in color. Balanced head and body stone. 20% THC.
The true “Royal indica” strain known as Grand Daddy Purple, Grand Daddy Purps or GDP is one of the top purple marijuana strains in the world. With it’s magnificently dense, unusually frosty buds, the Ken Estes original Grand Daddy Purple is always best seller in both seed and bud markets. The stout plants keep a tight profile and grow tons of bud sites right down to the stalk. Suitable for cultivation in most climates, GDP shows fairly good resistance to mold outdoors. The purple color will come out during the end of flowering, lower temperatures can help speed up the process. Excellent bag appeal, aroma and flavor. Stoney high. 17-23% THC.
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Black Cream Auto is a mostly indica autoflowering hybrid of Sweet Seeds’ Cream Caramel strain with a purple auto variety that traces it’s lineage back to Pakistani Kush. The majority of the plants will turn a dark purple/black color in the buds, which becomes almost pure black once cured. Black Cream Auto grows like a squat indica, between 24-48 inches tall with many side branches that form dank, dense buds around it’s main cola. Sweet and fruity aroma, high resin production and nice mellow high.
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Black Haze Auto from Exotic Seeds is the result of crossbreeding Pakistan Chitral Kush together with Auto Sir Jack. The strain grows into medium size plants around 30-40 inches tall. Through 5 generations of breeding, Blaze Haze Auto phenotypes are uniform in looks, colors and aroma. Red/purple, almost black colored buds with a sweet and sour flavor. Cerebral rather than physical effects. A good all-around autoflowering seed strain.
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