Purple Martian Kush takes its name from its striking purple buds. Apart from that, it also has the undeniable sweetness of grapes and many violet colored fruits. In spite of the panic around the extraterrestrial creature it refers to, the Indica-leaning herb is actually quite mentally and physically relaxing.
Information about Purple Martian Kush:
Adding to Purple Martian Kush’s appeal is its three-way lineage, comprising of Martian Mean Green, Purple Kush, and Blackberry Kush. From the first, it gained its pungent fragrance and cerebral Sativa effects. Meanwhile, the last two contributed to its delicious terpene profile and purple tints.
Though widely known for its recreational high, Purple Martian Kush also has significant therapeutic value. Its incredibly relaxing effects delivers a profound soothing buzz that eases the body of pain. At the same time, it calms the mind of dread.
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Information about Purple Martian Kush:
|ORIGIN||Purple Kush, Blackberry Kush, Martian Mean Green|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Euphoric – 10
Sleepy – 9
Happy – 7
Giggly – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 5
Headache – 3
Dizzy – 2
Anxious – 2
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, fruity, berry, pine, spicy|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, grape, berry, fruity, earthy, woody|
|MEDICAL||Muscle spasms – 10|
Stress – 4
Insomnia – 3
Pain – 3
Depression – 2
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||7-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to mid-October|
|THC CONTENT %||15% to 21%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||70%/30%|
|INDOOR YIELD||Up to 14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
As a predominantly Indica bud, it is not surprising for Purple Martian Kush’s to be slow. In fact, its psychedelic effects do not start until 30 minutes or so after the first puff. Still, those who take of the bud’s onset generally report feeling a rush of euphoria enter the mind.
The behavioral change is immediately noticeable once the effects begin. A sense of happiness radiates from users as each smile from ear to ear. The upbeat disposition even leaves some some giggling for the most trivial reasons.
Gradually, a light pressure ebbs down from the temples. Subtle yet totally calming, it soothes each muscle until the body is fully enveloped in relaxation. In all likelihood, users who take advantage of the bud’s tranquilizing physical effects will wound up locked to the couch.
In moderation, however, Purple Martian Kush plants a heaviness in the eyes that make staying away difficult. Eventually, users doze off to dreamland. For this reason, it is best to use the Indica-leaning bud at night before bedtime or late in the afternoon.
Purple Martian Kush’s fragrance is clearly influenced by Purple and Blackberry Kush. It is sweet, akin to a basket of fruits with mixed berries. Crushed or combusted, a strong undertone of pine blended with a subtle spiciness fills the air.
Carrying over to Purple Martian Kush’s flavor profile is its sweet overtone, particularly of ripe grape and berries. Enhancing the fruity note is its undertones of wet soil and woody pine that leave an interesting aftertaste on the exhale.
Because cannabinoids have moisture-inhibiting properties, users will most likely experience a cottonmouth while using Purple Martian Kush. Some may also experience dry or red eyes to some degree. Both usually go away with time but, if symptoms persist, downing a few glasses of water will keep the body hydrated.
Though rare, it is also possible for users to ‘green out’ while using Purple Martian Kush. It is a condition characterized by either a mild headache or temporary dizziness and anxiety. Pacing and moderation, however, will keep such effects at bay.
Purple Martian Kush was presumably created for recreational purposes. Still, the Indica-leaning bud also has multiple therapeutic benefits. For one, its subtle mental high helps manage symptoms of chronic stress which, if left unattended, can lead to serious mental health issues like depression or anxiety.
As an Indica-leaning bud, however, its physical effects are profound. Its soothing buzz relieves the sharp, sometimes agonizing, pain caused by the sudden muscular contractions caused by spasms.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of the healing processes. And, as a natural sleep aid, Purple Martian Kush enhances the quality and quantity of rest.
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Because of its sturdiness, cultivating Purple Martian Kush can turn into a fun experience for many first-time growers. It has a thick stalk and strong branches that can with stand a variety of unpredictable problems such as gusts of wind or high levels of moisture in the air.
Purple Martian Kush is a heavy feeder that rarely suffers from nutrient burn, a common mistake made by beginners. As such, it is a great choice for beginners looking to save money by growing the plant outdoors. Still, there are many growers that prefer cultivating a batch indoors for added protection against pests and temperature fluctuations.
Controllable environments allow growers to adjust important factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity so plants maintain a stable chemical profile. Moreover, its short stature makes it excellent for those with tight spaces.
Purple Martian Kush has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks. Once mature, it yields up to 14 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the northern hemisphere, Purple Martian Kush blossoms from the last week of September to the second or third week of October. Growers harvest an average yield of at least 14 ounces of buds per plant.
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