Purple Diesel Strain

Purple Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cross Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel.

This is a one of the more popular strains, especially among those who are experiencing above than average stress.

Another popular use of this strain is to help deal with chronic pains.

Purple Diesel induces an invigorating body high, but not to the point of leaving one in a mindless bliss.

Because of the Sativa dominance, Purple Diesel is a great strain for use during daytimes due to its qualities in inspiring creativity and enhancing appreciation.

The buzz goes on giving one a general sense of calm and bliss without sudden crash.

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Generally acknowledged as the best Purple Diesel strain, the cross between Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel was bred by the Cali Connection.

There are other variants of this strain in the market also. A popular alternative that can be found is a cross between Purple Kush and Sour Diesel.

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The other variants include crosses between:

  • NYC Diesel x Purple Urkle
  • SDV3 (Reservoir Seeds) male x NorCal Purple Kush clone
  • Purple Kush x Sour Diesel IBL
  • Granddaddy Purple x Sour Diesel
  • Purple Haze x NYC Diesel
  • NYC Diesel x Purple Oregon Thai
Purple Diesel weed strain attributes:
ORIGINPre-98 Bubba Kush, Sour Diesel
EFFECTSHappy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Euphoric – 8
Uplifted – 8
Energetic – 6
Dry eyes – 5
Dizzy – 2
Anxious – 1
Paranoid – 1
FRAGRANCEDiesel, Grape, Kush, Pungent, Sweet
FLAVORSpine, spicy, sweet, woodyBerry, Diesel, Grape, Sweet
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 8
Pain – 6
Lack of appetite – 4
Insomnia – 3
CBD %0.2%
INDICA / SATIVA %30% / 70%
INDOOR YIELDModerate to high: 14oz/m²
OUTDOOR YIELDModerate to high: 30oz/plant
GROWTH LEVELQuick flowering time

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


How was the day going for you? A little amount of stress is good, it keeps us on our toes, but when it starts to get too much, that couldn’t be a good thing, can it?

So, dealing with stress is one of the helpful benefits of smoking Purple Diesel. It starts slow but has a powerful kick that creeps in within a short period of time.

This strain is like a mood enhancer that releases tension in the body by relieving stress to uplift one’s mood.

It could even bring one to a positive high and feeling euphoric to the point of prompting giggles and laughter.

Used moderately, Purple Diesel enhances creativity and helps one focus with a dose of energy boost.

This is great for those who lack the concentration to finish tasks and tend to be disorganized in their daily things-to-do.

Depending on physical condition and body weight, Purple Diesel can have a good manifestation in that it could also stimulate appetite.

Those who need to shed a few more pounds better watch what and how much they eat. On the other hand, those who do need to eat more benefits.

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The effects of Purple Diesel as reported will show that while most people to have heightened senses, not everyone will experience the same benefits.

In some cases, and perhaps by smoking a little too much, the effects of this strain could also wipe one out. If that is the case, then it might also be used at the end of the day, which sets the tone for sleeping soundly at night.


Purple Diesel has the sweet pungent smell of sour diesel and the fruity smell of berry or grapes.

Depending on which variant, others may have more of the sweet floral aroma of lavender. Regardless, the smell of diesel dominates this strain.


For those who do not like the taste of diesel, this may not be the strain for you. The smooth and sweet taste of berry is dominated by diesel that intensifies during exhalation.

Adverse reactions

Purple Diesel is a great strain that has positive effects that makes it popular, however, it may also leave one with dry mouth.

In some instances, it may also leave one with dry eyes, and in rare instances, it may also induce dizziness.


The effect of enhancing creativity and energy boost but with a better state of relaxation makes the Purple Diesel ideal for those with chronic stress.

As such, it is popular among those who are experiencing mild to moderate depression.

It is also used to help one deal with headaches, migraines, and mild chronic pains. This strain is also quite popular with people dealing with mild forms of anxiety and PTSD.

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Purple Diesel can be grown both outdoors and indoors, and could grow well in a Screen of Green (ScrOG) environment.

Although this strain is Sativa-dominant, it grows with an indica-hybrid structure.

Generally, the plant grows with one main stem with several side branches and has an early flowering time of 8 weeks.

Once growing, the plant will have large dark olive nugs, mint green leaves with purple undertones.

A thick layer of milky white trichomes and sticky resin coats the dense buds.

Flowering Time


This strain can produce a higher than average yield of 14 oz/m2 indoors. By using the ScrOG method, it is possible to produce an even higher yield with a shorter flowering time.


Not much information is available on how much yield Purple Diesel has when grown outdoors, but it is safe to assume that the yield will be higher than when grown indoors. A good assumption here is between 25 to 35oz/plant. The flowering time outdoors is 8 weeks.


  1. Sour Diesel
  2. Pre-98 Bubba Kush

FAQ About Purple Diesel Strain

What is the Purple Diesel strain yield?

Purple Diesel yields 14oz/ m2 indoors and 30oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Purple Diesel have?

Around 18% THC.

What are the origins of the Purple Diesel strain?

Purple Diesel has multiple variants, but its most popular one was made from a mix between Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel.

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


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  2. I am currently growing one plant – a gift from a friend, of purple diesel. My plant has grown large. I am currently in the budding stage – I am stacking on the puff balls currently. I have pics I took today, September 8, 2017 if you would like to see the plant. It is bushy and healthy – I did not grow with a roof this year on my green house. My plant did not grow overly tall, but it would take 4 people to reach around the whole plant, and it is in a 200 gallon grow bag, not in the soil.