If you’re looking for a classic trippy exciting high, the Purple Haze strain is your guy. This strain is a hybrid of the two-parent strains Purple Thai and Haze. It is mostly sativa and has anywhere from 15-25% THC.
It was popularized in the ’70s and remains a stoner favorite to this day. It’s also popular in the CBD form, but the weed strain is not the same.
Purple Haze has a berry undertone that perfectly matches its violet hue.
15 – 25%
Purple Haze Strain Information
The details about the origins of this strain are a bit … hazy. It’s unclear if Jimi Hendrix named his song “Purple Haze” after the strain or if the strain inspired the song. (Jimi said he wrote the song about a dream he had after reading a sci-fi novel!)
Purple Haze Strain Aroma
Purple Haze has an aroma that is very similar to its flavor. You’ll notice the sweet berry scent first, followed immediately by the unique mustiness that’s perfectly natural. There’s also a spicy or herbal undertone to the scent that many people pick up on. Some people think it smells like grapes, but it rarely tastes like it.
Pairs With Music
Jimi Hendrix – Machine Gun
It’s never a wrong time to delve into the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but when better than while smoking the strain with the same name as his most famous song?
Alt-J – Something Good
This British Alt-Rock group is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Stare at a trippy tapestry while listening to “Dissolve Me.” Just trust us on this one.
Tash Sultana – Jungle
The vibes are real while jamming out to Tash’s music. She’s mixing psych-rock with indie-alt, and it’s nothing short of a trip.
Pairs With Food
Sushi: While high from Purple Haze, you may be finding yourself wanting to try new things. Go adventurous with sushi.
Vegan options: This strain can make you appreciate things like nature and organic tasting foods more than you usually would. Eating clean has never felt better.
Taro bubble tea: This dessert can satisfy your sweet tooth, and the purple color from the taro flavoring matches the strain perfectly. Plus, the tapioca pearls are just fun.
Pairs With Spirits
Jungle juice: To make his classic party concoction, dump many types of liquor, fruit and candy in a giant container. Fill yours with grapes, blueberries, and anything else that might reach a purple color.
Viniq: This shimmery purple drink can keep your eyes and your tongue entertained. Careful not to get too distracted by the shimmery goodness in your glass.
Purple Haze Beer: Go all out! If you’re a Hendrix fan, you can celebrate him with a beer to match the song and the strain.
How to Grow the Purple Haze Strain
As a mostly sativa strain, these plants love humidity and plenty of heat. It needs a slightly lower temperature during the flowering stage, along with plenty of fertilizer. Purple Haze is a reliable and resistant plant that won’t struggle much with pests or disease. Make sure to prune heavily in the early stages of growth to keep it shorter and more supportive so that the large buds don’t break the branches.
The Full Flavor Terpenes of the Purple Haze Strain
Geraniol is the terpene responsible for the spicy and herbal flavor of the strain, while Carene and Myrcene make it earthy and slightly sweet. The Limonene keeps it fruity and fresh at the same time. Many people also notice the distinctive mustiness that comes from Bisabolol reacting with the other terpenes in the strain.
Three Strains the Purple Haze Strain is Similar To
A sweet treat with a sour twist, Lemon Cake is a great alternative to this strain thanks to its energizing effects.
Try the original Haze strain that has led to so many popular varieties and spin-offs.
For a more relaxing twist on the flavors of this strain, head into outer space with Alien Cookies
Where The Purple Haze Strain Is Grown
Purple Haze seeds can be hard to find, but allegedly, the strain grows in Colombia and Nepal.
Purple Haze Strain FAQs
What is the average CBD level in Purple Haze?
The average Purple Haze flower grown for its THC content will have around 1% CBD by weight.
Does Purple Haze grow better indoors or outdoors?
Like most strains, the plants will produce more when grown outdoors. However, Purple Haze’s love of humidity makes it a good fit for indoor growing, too.
Is Purple Haze a psychedelic strain?
The strain is technically a psychedelic, like all forms of THC, but it’s not going to cause a reaction like mushrooms might.
Purple Haze is a strain that’s worth the hype for novice-smokers and stoners alike. If you’re looking for adventure or want to find a cure for your artist’s block, this strain is a must-try. If you’re looking to get creative, also check out Trix OG and AK-47 OG.