Purple Mr. Nice is an indica-leaning hybrid with some serious bag appeal. A cross between vintage strain Mr. Nice and the legendary Grandaddy Purple, this bud boasts dynamic colors and a fruity flavor profile -- but fans stick around for its slow, relaxing effects. Purple Mr. Nice has a THC content that has been measured at between 14% and an impressive 26%.
Once trimmed, flowers of Purple Mr. Nice are medium to large in size and cling together in a tapered and elongated shape, somewhat like miniature cypress trees. These buds have an apparently hybridized structure, with wispy, fluffy-looking leaves that nevertheless adhere densely at their central stems. Where these buds really stand out, though, is their color, a patchwork of mossy green, lavender, and deep purple, made possible by high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin. Finally, resinous trichomes finish off these impressive flowers with salt-like flecks of white.
As appealing for the palate as it is for the eyes, Purple Mr. Nice gives off a predominantly fruity scent, with some sour, almost fermented undertones. A closer whiff may also pick up on dank, earthy notes. Grinding up or picking apart flowers of the strain, meanwhile, can release an astringent, diesel-like odor. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Purple Mr. Nice burns with a smoke that may be harsh and acrid, triggering watery eyes or coughing fits. On the exhale, this thick smoke tastes sour and woodsy.
Purple Mr. Nice strikes the consumer relatively quickly, hitting with both barrels -- mental and physical stimulation. The initial head high is marked by a rush and a slightly increased pulse around the temples; soon after experiencing these sensations, users may find that their thoughts are more moving more quickly than usual or that they've taken on a new gravity. Similarly, previously unseen connections may suddenly spring up between seemingly unrelated topics. This kind of tuned-in thinking can allow for extended work on detailed and analytical tasks. It may also lift inhibitions on creative thinking, facilitating freewheeling personal projects or brainstorming sessions. At the same time that this cerebral mindset takes hold, smokers may be subsumed by weighty physical relaxation. As they find themselves able to breathe more deeply and easily, users may also be relieved of any lingering muscular tension. This unique combination of effects in the body and mind can help to enhance activities that involve complex coordination, including exercise, dancing, and gaming; in the right set and setting, Purple Mr. Nice may even be an effective aphrodisiac.
As the high progresses (or as dosage is increased), Purple Mr. Nice's physical effects may become progressively stronger. Even though they may be mentally well-attuned, smokers can find themselves pinned down by couchlock and unwilling to do much more than kick off a binge-watching session. Because of this slow burn of lethargy, Purple Mr. Nice is recommended for consumption starting in late afternoon or early evening, when it can be fully savored.
A versatile strain for recreational use, Purple Mr. Nice can also have application for medical cannabis patients. The feelings of focus that come with its onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on single tasks. The strain's upbeat mood may also temporarily lessen the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. On the physical end of the spectrum, Purple Mr. Nice can soothe aches and pains, whether they're temporary, as due to injury, or chronic as due to conditions like arthritis or lupus. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may address minor irritations like nausea or cramps. Because its cerebral effects can lead to paranoia in the wrong circumstances, patients who are prone to panic or who are relative newcomers to THC should consume Purple Mr. Nice with some caution.
Seeds of Purple Mr. Nice are not available for sale online. Those looking to grow it at home should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain which can be fostered as genetically identical "clones." Plants can be cultivated indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to have a short and bushy indica silhouette and may require occasional pruning of their broad fan leaves. Shortly before flowering begins, gardeners who want to bring out Purple Mr. Nice's full purple potential should expose their crop to nighttime temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees below average. This strain is ready for harvest after about 9 to 10 weeks.
A great way to wind down a long day or week, Purple Mr. Nice is an enjoyable smoke whether you're toking alone or sharing with friends.