The Purple Diamond is the creation of the weed breeder RedEyes Genetics. It’s an indica-prevalent hybrid made by crossing Mt. Rainier with Mendo Purps that is known for its strong effect, making it a perfect choice for skilled stoners. As suggested by the name, the weed has distinct purple bud hues. Also, it contains 22-25% of THC with around 0.05-0.77% of CBD, which makes it best suited for evening or nighttime use when you’ve got nowhere to go and just want to relax after a hard day at work. In addition to the tetrahydrocannabinol, the high contains a number of other cannabinoids that include:
- CBC 0.45 – 0.62%
- CBG 0.47 – 0.87%
- CBN 0.05 – 0.2%
- THCV 0.34 – 0.64%
Considering these numbers, it comes as no surprise that breeders advise novice smokers against smoking it or, at the very least, start with small doses so as not to cause negative side effects.
Smell and Aroma
The Purple Diamond has an enticing citrus aroma with berry notes. Unsurprisingly, just like most citrus-flavored varieties of weed, it acts as an energy booster and helps induce feelings of happiness, euphoria, and high spirits. Also, its scent makes it a nice option for enjoying near the pool, on the beach, or just relaxing in a hammock during the daytime in summer.
When it comes to the marijuana flavor, it is just as wonderful as its scent. With nerolidol being the dominant terpene, the strain has a distinct taste of lime with notes of honey added. Enhancing the beauty of the flavoring is bisabolol. This terpene brings in an earthy flavor, resembling the taste of a plant from the ground. In addition, smokers experience a slight diesel taste, thanks to the presence of the caryophyllene terpene.
With its indica nature, the Purple Diamond packs quite a punch, producing a potent uplifting and relaxing effect. According to users, the high starts with a boost of euphoria that may stimulate creativity, and then it turns to a long-lasting state of relaxation where the mind is cleared of all negative-racing thoughts, and the body becomes numb. By putting you into a meditative state of mind, the weed also helps with improving concentration and, unlike many potent strains, doesn’t kill your functionality. At the same time, do not expect it to increase your productivity, as its effects are mostly mellow and soothing to the body.
Potent as it is, the Purple Diamond is widely used by medical marijuana patients. Due to its strong soothing effects, it works miracles in combating symptoms related to such health conditions as depression, chronic pain, and anxiety. In addition, it can be used to treat:
- Loss of appetite
- Mood swings
Naturally, since it’s a powerful strain, smoking in high doses can result in negative side effects, causing dry eyes and dehydration. Some users also report feeling fatigued.
In general, the Purple Diamond has a moderate level of difficulty when it comes to growing. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and has a flowering time of around 8-9 weeks, after which the blooming cycle comes. In about 69 days, when the flower is ready to harvest, it is covered in fairly dense dark green buds encrusted with orange pistils and a light coating of trichomes and reaches a height of around 60-80 inches in the field.
The indoor plant grows a bit more compact and rarely reaches more than 60 inches. Should you be lucky to get great quality cannabis seeds in a store, you can expect the dry yields can to make well over half a kilo per plant yields in good environmental conditions. Indoors, the flower usually produces from 1-2 ounces per square foot, which is quite impressive.
All told, the Purple Diamond is a nice combination of effects, potency, and flavor. Marijuana connoisseurs love it for its berry and citrus scent and uplifting effects that, over time, turn into a sedative state. At this point, users describe their state as totally relaxed and mellow, with some experiencing an enjoyable feeling of numbness in the body. Due to its soothing effects, the Purple Diamond can be recommended for people suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and mood swings.
At the same time, this jack-of-all-trades weed can also help those dealing with sleep disorders or a loss of appetite. It is, however, quite a powerful strain, so those who are a novice or sensitive to high THC levels are highly recommended to consume it in small doses and with caution.