Mature plants grow indoors up to 80-90 cm, are full with heavy buds with a dark purple color and orange hairs. Growers can expect a yield of more than 500g per square meter with indoor cultivation. Outdoor growing will produce yields up to 1kg per plant depending on the specific conditions such as temperature and soil type.
Purple Thai comes from Thailand and is one of the oldest native breeds. In its region of origin it grows up to 4m, has slender leaves and long conic flowers with very long hairs. One phenotype have a purple shimmer on the leaves and flowers, the other phenotype gets dark green leaves covered in trichomes. In Thailand the hours of sunshine between summer and winter are not very different, so that in this region partly 2 harvests per year are possible. However, the extremely strong monsoon rains often pervents this, so that these pure sativas are cultivated mainly during the summer.
Purple Thai has a flowering period of 11-13 weeks and can be harvested at the end of October / beginning of November when grown outdoors. Therefore, the outdoor-cultivation is recommended in Northern Europe only in greenhouses, so that the autumn storms and the lower temperatures can not harm the plants. The flowering phase should be initiated after 3-4 weeks of the vegetative growth. Purple Thai performs well in SCROG and SOG.Growing in a screen of green system offers enough space for the plants to spread out to full potential. This variety can be grown in either hydro or soil. if you leave Purple Thai in lower temperatures toward the end of the grow cycle the colors often begin to turn much more violet in shade, sometimes even blue.
Growing Purple Thai
The dark buds of Purple Thai have a amazing exotic, fruity, berry flavor and taste. The average THC content was measured at 24%. By selecting the strongest thai mother plant of all and using different specialized breeding methods Anesia could stabilize this high THC value.
Purple Thai is a powerful variety with strong sativa effects. The high is a powerful psychedelic rush of happiness. This landrace strain pays off with some highly introspective headstash. It will satisfy those who like marijuana for its mind-opening qualities. It is ideal for meditation, yoga or any creative moment.
It is well suited for use in the morning. It is great for dealing with numerous ailments such as stress, depression, and loss of appetite.
Like many other plants, cannabis’ genetics have been manipulated over time to produce more specific characteristics like colour, high THC levels, and pest resistance. Heirloom strains are effectively the predecessors of these newer modern strains. As such, heirloom strains typically contain almost entirely sativa or indica genetics.
Many of these seeds eventually found their way to the legendary growers of Hawaii and Northern California. The fertile soil and climate of Hawaii were ideal for growing strains from equatorial regions such as Thailand, India, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, the slightly cooler climate of Northern California proved to be excellent for growing strains that originated from the Kush mountain range.
WHAT IS HEIRLOOM CANNABIS?
The term “heirloom” refers to something of value that has been passed down from prior generations. When it comes to plants, the term is often applied to strains that have remained unchanged for at least several decades. These strains are prized for their purity and history, but what does this all mean when it comes to cannabis?
There are four geographic regions in the world that are believed to be the primary origins of landrace cannabis strains. These are Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
As hippie subculture established itself during this era, marijuana use became more accepted in the West. Between the mid-1950s and the 1970s, a safe route of travel was established between Western Europe and Southeast Asia. This route came to be known as the The Hippie Trail, and mainly ran through Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Nepal.