Purple Urkle Cannabis is perhaps one of the most famous Indica strains around yet its origins are still mostly a mystery. What we do know is that the strain has been around since the 1980s and was originally grown in the Emerald Triangle area of northern California (Humboldt County). It is regularly referred to as “Purple Urkle Cannabis” and occasionally “The Urkle”.
While most veteran cannabis growers in the Emerald Triangle region are generally tight-lipped about their strain hybrids and genetics, most growers assume Purple Urkle Cannabis was the offspring of either Mendocino Purps or Granddaddy Purple Cannabis.
Its effects, taste, and smell are fairly consistent with most purple strains of cannabis when grown properly. Purple Urkle Cannabis has a sweet and skunky smell generally containing the aromas of tropical fruit, grapes, fruity pebbles, and skunk. As with many heavy Indica strains, it’s effects can be quite lethargic and relaxing making it an excellent strain for insomnia and anxiety. It is also used regularly for pain management and as an appetite stimulant.