Light Deprivation (or Light Dep for short) is a method of reducing the light cycle of flowering plants. Light deprivation crops are grown in a greenhouse that can be fully enclosed to block out any natural sunlight for 2-3 hours before sunset each day. This extra “night” tricks the plant into flowering earlier, rather than continuing to veg, allowing them to reach adolescence more quickly than they would if left to mother nature. The method still utilizes natural sunlight to complete the process. Utilizing this method allows cultivators an extra rotation per year, reducing overhead and increasing average yield from indoor growing.
Flavor/Aroma: This timeless OG possesses an earthen, hash-like aroma. It can be rather mild in flavor, with just hints of pine under the earthen smoke.
Typical Effect: This strain can be immensely peaceful. Its effects have the ability to tranquilize an otherwise anxious mind, allowing for a soft relaxation to replace worry. Once the mind is untroubled it is easier for the body to follow suit, which is when the physical effects of this strain come into play. Intoxicating waves of heavy-eyed sleepiness drown out pain and tension, making this an ideal option for aiding sleep.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Strain History: Chemdawg? X Hindu Kush?
Flavor/Aroma: Purple Urkle’s essence is a blend of skunk, berry, and fresh grapes.
Typical Effects: This unique strain is a NorCal favorite! Effects are lauded as deeply relaxing and immensely euphoric, sleep-inducing, and a great option for full-body pain relief. The short onset of effects make it a perfect nighttime strain for those who suffer from insomnia. Purple Urkle will lead to fierce munchies, a helpful effect for those suffering from appetite loss. Try this body-centric indica in the evening for maximum benefit.
Appellation: Sonoma Valley - Grown by Highness Gardens
Strain History: A clone-only strain that grows somewhat slowly but turns an amazing shade of purple late in bloom. Originated in southern Humboldt County since approx. 1989.
Flavor/Aroma: Robust in nature, this strain is redolent of sweet, vine-ripe berries in the heat of harvest. Warm ribbons of vanilla wrap around an herbal bouquet of flavors and aromas.
Typical Effects: This strain is a locally grown and harvested Blue Dream phenotype. Blue Dream has spread widely in popularity among cultivators due to her ease in outdoor growing and her desirable yield. Blue Dream may be one of the singularly most popular modern cannabis strains in the world and it's no wonder why. This strain's cerebral adventure takes off with a burst of energy, sending you cruising on a warm cloud of euphoric bliss. Effects broaden throughout the body allowing you to soar gracefully above any stress or discomfort. After a couple of joyful hours, this brilliant strain will bring you in for a mellow cruise, touching down with an evened perspective on worries and a physical ease that transitions well into a heavenly nap.
Appellation: Sonoma Valley, CA.
Strain History: Blueberry X Haze