Purple Sunset Strain

Marijuana bud on a purple sunset background.

If you just can’t find the right strain of cannabis to help you relax and wind down, it might be because you haven’t tried the Purple Sunset strain. It’s a fantastic indica-dominant strain known for its relaxing, hunger-inducing, pain-relieving, and sedative effects. 

Not only does Purple Sunset make for a good mid-afternoon or late-evening smoke when you just want to relax, but it has a great smell and flavor too. Let’s take a closer look to see exactly what you’re getting when you gaze into a Purple Sunset.


Key Takeaways

  • Purple Sunset is a heavy-hitting indica-dominant strain. 
  • This strain features up to 22% THC. 
  • Purple Sunset is sweet, citrusy, and earthy. 
  • Its main effects are relaxation, sedation, and hunger. 


What is the Purple Sunset Strain?

Purple Sunset is a hybrid strain of cannabis that leans towards the indica side of things, especially as far as its effects on the mind and body are concerned. The fact that it has a relatively high THC level means that it is quite the hard hitter, and you’ll feel the strong indica effects of it within just a couple of tokes.

This indica-dominant strain, as the name implies, features a lively appearance with plenty of purple accents and other bright colors, along with a citrusy, sweet, and berry-like flavor. As you will find out, this complex flavor profile is thanks to its even more complex genetics.


Purple Sunset Strain Appearance

Buds from the Purple Sunset strain feature a relatively long and tapered appearance, not rounded like many others. It’s also quite the dense strain of weed, or in other words, the buds are pretty solid, like little pebbles, and they don’t allow you to compress them much at all.

As for the coloration, what you get here is a light to moderate green shell accompanied by about as many purple sugar leaves as we’ve ever seen. There’s a reason why this strain is called Purple Sunset, because it’s more purple than anything else, yet also has a whole lot of those awesome orange hairs we all love to see.

That combination of green, purple, and orange, along with a good dose of snow-white THC-laden crystals, makes it look like the most beautiful sunset you ever did see.


Purple Sunset Genetics

The Purple Sunset strain is actually a complex three-way cross between three other very popular strains, including Mandarin Cookies, Mandarin Sunset, and Purple Punch, resulting in 60%-40% indica-dominant strain.

Diving a little deeper, Purple Punch is a heavy-hitting indica made by crossing Granddaddy Purple with Larry OG. Mandarin Sunset is another fairly heavy strain of indica made by crossing Herijuana and Orange Skunk. 

We then have Mandarin Cookies, an indica-dominant hybrid made by crossing Mandarin Sunset and Forum Cut Cookies.

THC/CBD Content

The Purple Sunset strain is known for being fairly strong, as it usually comes in between 18% and 22% THC, but generally has THC levels closer to the upper limit.

22% THC is fairly strong, so you can expect this strain to hit hard, like a brick. That high THC content combined with Purple Sunset having strong indica effects will bring you into a whole new dimension, one where sleep and the munchies reign supreme.

As for CBD content, the Purple Sunset strain doesn’t contain any of it or any other major cannabinoids such as CBG.

If you’re looking for a CBD-heavy strain to relieve things like inflammation, then you might want to look somewhere else, although, as you will see below, this strain does contain some terpenes that may have some pain and inflammation relief benefits.


Purple Sunset Strain Terpenes

Purple Sunset contains three main terpenes, including limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene. Limonene is the dominant terpene here, and as the name implies, has a citrusy and lemony aroma. 

We then have myrcene, a terpene known for having an earthy and somewhat floral flavor. Caryophyllene then has its own unique flavors. 

These three terpenes come together to form a very complex flavor and aroma profile, something we’ll discuss in greater detail below.


Purple Sunset Strain Effects

If you are looking for a heavy-hitting indica that will make you feel relaxed, mellow, heavy, sedated, and downright tired, then Purple Sunset is definitely worth checking out.

This is the kind of strain that is going to produce that heavy couch lock effect that will leave you wanting to do nothing but watch TV and eat. Purple Sunset is known for being hunger-inducing and one of the biggest munchie-causing strains out there.

These body-centric effects are what you get from the indica side of things, although the sativa side may also produce some feelings of euphoria and happiness. Some people also report feeling more talkative and less anxious.

This strain also has some pain-relieving effects. It can be a good option for people who suffer from health conditions that cause pain, inflammation, nausea, and a lack of appetite.

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Purple Sunset Reported Flavors

When you smoke or vape Purple Sunset, you’ll taste lemon, citrus, berries, and sweet fruitiness, combined with just a bit of spice and earthiness, along with subtle hints of grape.

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Purple Sunset Growing Info

When growing the Purple Sunset strain, you can expect the flowering phase to last for roughly 10 to 11 weeks, or if growing outside, sometime in mid-October. This is a relatively hardy strain that can survive in varying conditions and doesn’t require much maintenance. When grown indoors, expect the yield to be as high as 2 ounces per square foot or up to 15 ounces per plant if grown outdoors.


Strains Like Purple Sunset Strain

If you’d like to try some strains that are similar to the Purple Sunset strain, we recommend checking out strains such as Blue Dream, Pink Lemonade, Purple Birthday Cake, ZKittlez, and Triangle Kush.