California Bean Bank
Origins: Double Purple Doja x Urkel x Purple Diesel
Flowering: 55-65 days
In the Purple Voodoo strain, voodoo is used to describe the magical transformation this plant undergoes during flowering. The actual word “voodoo” comes from the word for spirit in the language of the West African country once called Dahomey and now known as the Republic of Benin. The voodoo religion acknowledges only one God, but does not think that God intervenes in human affairs. Instead, intercession in daily life is left to the spirits, who preside over minor matters and smooth the way for their followers. In this light, Purple Voodoo might be thought of as a manifestation of the purple spirit of cannabis. Certainly the genetics are purple on all branches of this California strain’s family tree. The mother is Double Purple Doja, a cross off Apollo 13 and Black Russian that stays short and thick, and gains dark rich burgundy tones at finish. The father is a cross of the deep purple Urkel and Purple Diesel strains. This dad strain was chosen because it adds excellent node stacking and produces heavy buds.
Purple Vodoo is a great outdoor strain in California or similar climates such as parts of Spain. Gardeners will have to make adjustments for higher elevations or particularly humid regions to ward off mold from the sizeable buds. They finish in mid-to late October, reaching maximum heights of 6 feet (2 meters) when they are not topped. Even when grown indoors, this strain fares best when allowed to flower from multiple branches. It has amazing results when topped early and allowed to develop massive upper buds. Growth in this variety is very homogenous, with plants forming sturdy, orderly branches and maintaining an even canopy. Indoor plants double in height during flowering, finishing around 4 feet (120 cm). When a sea of green technique is used, plants can be forced when they have 8 true leaves, and finish between 2-3 feet (80-100cm).
Purple Voodoo’s vegetative cycle proceeds in normal fashion. The plants develop large, long branching and stack internodes well. Then, a few weeks into flowering, the magic show begins. Dark purples, yellows, oranges and bright vibrant greens start to transform the plants into technicolor beauties. the Purple Voodoo buds start as pompoms, and then spread along branches, consuming them in a cola casing. By week five, trichome production picks up and a dank yet floral fragrance begins to permeate the garden. The the purple genetics kick in, transforming the buds into massive vibrant Voodoo colas that range in tone from a dark purple-black to an electric bright violet.
The Purple Voodoo smoke is smooth and flavorful with a savory edge and pungent odor. The effect is like a potent spell that induces relaxation and a bit of trance-like stoniness lingers. It is better suited for a lazy afternoon or evening rather that a workday smoke.
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