Purple Lemonade

People tend to stop and notice when a weed strain is as visually striking as the Purple Lemonade strain. This eye-catching strain is a sight to see that also comes with incredible effects and delectable flavors. By no means a freshman, It’s been on the scene for over a decade, and it still manages to turn heads with its vivid colors and alluring fragrance. 

Despite being available for years, there’s still some mystery surrounding the exact genetics of Purple Lemonade, only adding to this intriguing strain’s reputation. Although some information may be hard to access, ILGM’s research team works hard to keep all our strain information relevant and accurate.

Purple Lemonade genetics

The Purple Lemonade strain, also known as Purple Lemonade Auto, was meticulously crafted and cultivated by FastBuds. They combined an unknown Citrus strain (perhaps Cali Orange) with an unknown purple strain, leaving the best qualities of both in one plant. They then crossbred that phenotype with ruderalis, a subspecies of the cannabis plant discovered in the 1920s. The result is the Purple Lemonade weed strain, with auto-flowering abilities included.

There are a lot of purple weed strains out there, most notably Grandaddy Purple and Purple Haze. Still, given Purple Lemonade strains’ high indica ratio, its periwinkle parent strain may even be Purple Kush. Many growers can be secretive about their strains in an effort to maintain the strains’ authenticity. Sometimes, this secrecy makes it difficult to determine the true origins of certain strains. Despite this, our research team did the work to keep all information accurate. 

Is Purple Lemonade indica or sativa?

The Purple Lemonade cannabis strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain with an indica-to-sativa ratio of 70:30. Many people associate indica (or “in-da-couch”) with heavily sedated highs and the feeling of being body-stoned. In contrast, sativa highs are more energized head-highs. Hybrid strains, like Purple Lemonade, provide the consumer with a combination of both highs.   

Purple Lemonade attributes

The following table shows all the known attributes of the Strain-name strain.

Strain attributes:
ORIGINUnknown citrus strain, unknown purple strain and Ruderalis
EFFECTSAroused, focussed, euphoric
FRAGRANCECitrus, lemon, violet, lavender
FLAVORSSweet, earthy
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September to early October
CBD %<1%
INDICA / SATIVA %70% / 30%
INDOOR YIELD8-24 ounces
OUTDOOR YIELD16-64 ounces
RESISTANCE TO DISEASENatural resistance to pests and mold
Strong resilience to humidity and temperature changes

Growing Purple Lemonade

With Purple Lemonade strain seeds available to purchase, many growers have had the opportunity to cultivate this strain themselves. It’s said to be easy to grow with a fantastic yield, making it a great choice for beginner growers with big ambitions. It’s also a hardy plant that can benefit from LST (Low-stress training) due to its bulky production.  

The Purple Lemonade marijuana strain grows comfortably indoors, outdoors, and in a greenhouse. It has a natural resistance to pests and mold and a strong resilience to sudden humidity and temperature changes. Some comments in online Purple lemonade strain reviews mention this strain being nitrogen-sensitive, so don’t get too heavy-handed.   

The Purple Lemonade has the visual aesthetic of dark green foliage and deep purple buds nestled among green-tipped sugar leaves. The nuggets are dense and generously frosted, with a thick layer of trichome crystals and bright orange hairs weaved in and out.    

Purple Lemonade flowering time

The Purple lemonade cannabis plant is an autoflowering strain that is said to mature quite fast, going from seedling to harvest within an average of 60 days.

Purple Lemonade autoflowering time

The autoflowering version of Purple Lemonade, like most autoflowers, starts blooming early. The first buds could appear after four to six weeks since it doesn’t require light deprivation to start the flowering process.  Purple Lemonade autoflowers can be harvested after ten to fourteen weeks, making the (auto)flowering time between four and ten weeks long.

Purple Lemonade yield

The average yield of any cannabis plant depends on several factors, including the skill of the cultivator, growing conditions, strain genetics, and size and health of the plant. It also differs between photoperiod and autoflower plants. However, you can use general estimates as a potential yield per plant guideline. For photoperiod plants, this is generally around 16-64 ounces (450-1814 grams) outdoors and 8-24 ounces (227-680 grams) indoors. 

Purple Lemonade autoflower yield

The potential yield per plant for autoflowering plants is 1.7-7 ounces (50-200 grams) outdoors and 1.7-4.2 ounces (50-120 grams) indoors.

Purple Lemonade strain effects

Despite the Purple Lemonade’s indica dominant genes, its effects are surprisingly sativa-based, providing consumers with an uplifting high without the indica-like couchlock effects. This strain would make a great wake-n-baker or even a tasty daytime treat, allowing you to elevate your mood with mental euphoria but still stay focused and energized to go about your day. Consumers have reported experiencing bouts of giggles and energy, which slowly wind down to a wave of physical relaxation without the body stone.

The Purple Lemonade cannabis strain positively impacts symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, chronic stress or pain, cramps, and headaches or migraines. This strain is said to be suitable for newbie and veteran smokers alike, although dry mouth, red eyes, and thirst are to be expected. And if colorful, tangy strains are your go-to on a sunny day, then Pink Lemonade may also be a strain you’d enjoy. 

How strong is the Purple Lemonade cannabis strain?

Purple Lemonade information regarding its complete cannabinoid content is rather limited, although we know that Its CBD content is under 1%. Purple Lemonade strain THC level averages around 18-22%, allowing new and experienced smokers to enjoy this strain.  

Purple Lemonade terpenes

The dominant terpenes in the Purple Lemonade weed strain are carene, linalool, limonene, and myrcene. Carene gives this strain its sweet, citrus flavor and some woody notes, whereas the linalool also contributes to the citrus and floral scent. Myrcene has been shown to have sedative qualities while bringing musky, earthy elements to the flavor profile.

Aroma & Flavor

As you’d expect by the name, Purple Lemonade weed strain’s flavor is loaded with tang and zest. Its strong citrus smell permeates from the bag, filling your nose with sweet, earthy aromas drizzled with a lemon twist. These fragrances carry through to the flavor with sweet and sour citrus with floral hints, making Purple Lemonade a great dessert strain.    

Learn more about the Purple Lemonade strain

The Purple Lemonade marijuana strain seems to be an all-around crowd pleaser, with its balanced effects that’ll give an experienced smoker a great buzz without throwing a newbie smoker over the edge. Its hardy and easy-to-grow nature makes this incredible herb even more enticing and accessible, allowing the beginner grower to produce great yields. It may even add some purple in their crops for bragging rights. About as welcome as a warm summer day, the Purple lemonade cannabis plant ticks all the boxes and should certainly be making its way into your strain collection. Check out our ILGM seed bank for access to dozens of other amazing autoflower strains like this one, and sign up to stay informed with the latest cannabis seed deals.

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