Purple Cotton Candy Strain

Purple Cotton Candy is not only nicknamed after the sweet smoke reminiscent of grapes and berries that it releases. It also gets its moniker from the purple and violet toned hues that its airy buds produce. Equally striking are the twinkling layer of trichomes with flashes of yellow and green.

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Nothing short is expected of the resulting cross between two of the market’s most delicious and most eye-catching strains. Granddaddy Purple, for example, hands down its blend of grapes and berries along with its dreamy buzz. Meanwhile, crossing it with Cotton Candy Kush added in a layer of sweetness while enhancing the stress-crushing effects. The parent also influenced Purple Cotton Candy’s fluffy appearance.

With regard to effects, Purple Cotton Candy delivers a classic Indica high. Although, the energizing trait of its Sativa genes ensure it greets users with a pleasant cerebral buzz before the powerful body high begins.

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    Information About Purple Cotton Candy Strain

    ORIGINGranddaddy Purple and Cotton Candy Kush
    EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
    Sleepy – 9
    Happy – 9
    Uplifted – 8
    Euphoric – 8
    FRAGRANCEGrape, fruity, lemon, lavender, skunk, earthy
    FLAVORSSweet, candy, grape, blueberry, floral, skunky
    ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth – 10
    Dry eyes – 7
    Dizzy – 1
    Headache – 1
    Paranoid – 1
    MEDICALInsomnia – 10
    Lack of appetite – 6
    Pain – 6
    Headaches – 5
    Inflammation – 5
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to mid-October
    THC CONTENT %16% to 19%
    CBD %Unknown
    INDICA/SATIVA %70%/30%
    INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATEWarm climate

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    It is better to clear the day ahead of time before using Purple Cotton Candy. It long-lasting and sedating effects will, without a doubt, interfere with one’s schedule. Moreover, its high THC content of up to 19% can lock users to the couch.

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    A slow-starter, the initial onset does not begin until after 15 minutes have passed. It clears the mind while enhancing the mood. When it finally sets, frowns turn into smiles as an innate sense of happiness envelops users. The subtle rush of euphoria also prepares one for the relaxing body high that follows after.

    Lurking from behind is an uplifting buzz that travels from the back of the head to the rest of the body. The soothing sensation releases tensions and unties knots in the muscles. Eventually, it plants a heaviness in the limbs that turns into a drowsiness.

    A visit from Mr. Sandman is usually expected, especially after two to three hours after users are enveloped by a deep-seated relaxation.


    Purple Cotton Candy has a strong grape smell that is accentuated by other fruity scents. Two particular standouts are blueberry and lemon which complement the initial scent as well as the floral notes of lavender. Once the buds are processed and combusted, a dank skunk and earthy scent fill the room.


    In the palate, Purple Cotton Candy bursts with the sweet flavors of candied grape, blueberry, and berry. The fruity confection is enhanced by the citric notes of lemon and the floral taste of lavender. On the exhale, it leaves a skunky aftertaste.

    Adverse reactions

    In spite of being a slow-starter, Purple Cotton Candy can still startle its users. Dizziness often follows the heightened sensations that can develop into a bout of paranoia if left unattended. However, abstaining from over consuming the strain will help users avoid the reaction.

    Purple Cotton Candy, like all strains, induces symptoms of dehydration. It dries the mouth and strips off water from the eyes. This is not uncommon as cannabinoids often interfere moisture production. Though mild, the experience can be quite uncomfortable. In such cases, it is best to stay hydrated throughout the day.


    The number one condition that people use Purple Cotton Candy for is insomnia. It eases both the mind and body into a state of relaxation that invites drowsiness without any other unnecessary qualms. The sedation is quite a soothing experience too as, before it fully takes over, it frees the body of aches and pains beginning from the temples.

    Purple Cotton Candy Strain Medical
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    In lower doses, Purple Cotton Candy does not put users to bed. Instead, the happy high stimulates the mind that removes stress while managing symptoms of depression and other mental health issues such as PTSD or anxiety. The same psychoactive compound also induces hunger which makes it great for needy appetites.

    Physically, the herb’s high THC content makes it a great analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. It can reduce the irritation brought upon by the redness and swelling in areas that cause cramps and spasms.


    Like both of its parents, Purple Cotton Candy is not a tall plant. Leaning toward the Indica side of the spectrum, it has a hardy structure. Its stockiness features long and narrow leaves that easily remind aspiring growers of its Sativa heritage.

    Purple Cotton Candy Strain Growing
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    Sturdy overall, the plant is highly resistant to strong gusts of wind, temperature fluctuations, and sudden changes in weather. As such, many prefer cultivating it outdoors where it can bask under the sun and soak in organic soil. And though it prefers a warm environment, it has no problem flourishing in the northern hemisphere where the days are shorter and sunlight is limited.

    It may have to be trimmed often though. Its compact structure is a breeding ground for mold and mildew as moisture easily seeps into the crevices. Thinning the plant out, as well as providing it with proper ventilation, will help aerate it.

    Although usually unnecessary, topping the plant will be of great help to growers with limited spaces. It will keep Purple Cotton Candy short as well as improve bud growth. Exposing the plant to colder temperatures during the flowering period will trigger its distinct purple hues.

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      Flowering Time


      A fine Purple Cotton Candy Specimen flowers within 7 to 9 weeks. In all likelihood, it will produce 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter. However, it is not uncommon for more experienced green thumbs to harvest more when using the Sea of Green method.


      The best time to harvest Purple Cotton Candy is arguably before the frost hits, around late September to middle of October. Once fully mature, it yields at least 12 ounces of bounces of buds per plant.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Purple Cotton Candy? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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