For indica fans who relish the couch lock effect, Purple Mints is in the tradition of some of Paradise’s big hit indica strains. It comes with a warning due to its extreme potency, and is recommended for experienced consumers only. It’s not just the potency (22% THC) of this Cali strain that will appeal to growers. The result of a cross between two specially selected phenos, this plant has an incredible terpene profile, one which is unique, complex and full of flavor surprises.
The lineage of Purple Mints is Purple Kush x Skunk #1 x Cookies. From the Kush x Skunk cross a very special phenotype was chosen for its particularly complex terpene profile. This was crossed with a selected Cookies specimen which brings a sweetness to the flavoring as well as its own injection of potency.
Aromas and Flavours
The Purple Mint terpene profile is sure to impress the knowledgeable grower who will appreciate the unique cocktail of aromas and flavors present in the grow room. Dried buds have the smell of fresh baked banana bread, but crush the bud between the fingers and be prepared, for you will unleash the aroma genie and fill the room with a stinky, but fruity, pungency that will hang heavy in the air.
The profile only improves when tasted. The initial taste is of strawberries, giving way to layers of sweetness and banana. The aftertaste, which stays pleasantly in the mouth for a long time, is a swirl of mint, pine, eucalyptus and liquorice with hints of gas.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Purple Mints is a versatile and adaptable indica strain. It displays a classic indica growth pattern with most of the growing taking place in the veg stage. The Paradise breeding team’s recommendation for this plant is to fill up the grow space as much as possible in the veg stage. Pruning of the branches to open up the bud sites and accelerate big flower development. In the flowering stage this plant is very nutrient hungry and to benefit from its bountiful rewards It is advised to let it run its full course before harvest to allow all the key elements to climax in one big explosive finish.
In a Mediterranean and dry heat environment, Purple Mints will achieve its growing potential effortlessly. As a bushy indica, growers in more cool and humid conditions will naturally face more of a risk from mold, however with a rich seam of legacy skunk running through this strain and an early outdoor finish, this indica is better prepared than many to face the challenge.
Yield and Presentation
The buds are a manicurist’s dream, but it is the large size and the rock hard density which will really impress the grower. The buds present themselves in a very appealing way with purples, oranges and resinous whiteness combining to make a very attractive palette of colors.
Indoor Yield: 650 g per m²
Outdoor Yield: 900 g per plant
The THC levels are at 22%, but that doesn’t tell the story, as the power of this plant comes from the sum of its parts. The entourage effect brings on an early rush of euphoria which quickly gives way to a powerful heaviness and even the more experienced consumer will feel the pull of its sedative influence. Consumed in larger volumes, Purple Mints will send the user into the deep sleep of a bear hibernating through winter.
The extreme relaxation of this strain comes with the above warning to anyone who isn’t an experienced medical cannabis patients. The sedative effect will be welcome for some and anti-anxiety properties may also be interesting for some consumers.
Suitable for growing outside between 50º n.L. and 50º s.L., the cannabis seeds of the Purple Mints strain produce plants that will finish in early October outdoors between 50º n.L. and 50º s.L. Indoors, it will be ready after 60 – 65 days. Estimated yield is 650 grams per m² indoors / 900 grams per plant outdoors.