Finally, growers can cultivate a multiple award-winning strain in the comfort of the house or the backyard. While there is quite a bit of tending to do, Kosher Kush is also somewhat friendly to beginners. One reason is that it can resist molds and mildews.
Most especially when grown in a tight space, its leaves will need regular trimming and pruning. It takes 9 to 10 weeks of flowering indoors before growers can harvest its buds. Once ready, expect more than 450 grams per square meter. Outdoors, it transitions to the bloom phase by October. Each plant has the potential to produce some 500 grams of buds. If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. You may have seen marijuana buds that are pink, purple, red, orange, or possibly even blue! If you want to grow buds that are pink, red, or purple, you must choose the right genetics! The tendency to turn colors is almost 100% determined by strain/genetics, so you can’t force any plant to produce colorful buds.
However, you can purchase seeds of strains that naturally turn vibrant colors, and there are tricks to maximize their genetics and bring out the colors of your buds. You cannot produce buds this purple without a strain that has been bred to makes purple buds. There are tricks to maximize the natural color of your genetics, but you have to start with good genes! 4 Different “Parts” of Cannabis Can Become Colorful. When people are talking about “colorful” buds, most people imagine brightly colored buds in their hands. But there are actually different parts of cannabis plants that can display non-green colors, and sometimes people will lump all them all together. Each one is a little different from each other, and some have a significant effect on the final looks of your bud, while others don’t make much difference. Many different parts of a cannabis plant can turn purple, including the whole plant! The parts of the plant that can become colorful are… Pistils (Hairs) – some of the color remains after drying/curing Calyxes (Buds Themselves) – very strong effect on final color Leaves – relatively small effect on final bud color since many are removed by trimming Trichomes – small effect on final color. Buds are made up of different parts and are usually more than one color. Most growers want the buds themselves to appear colorful, so the color stays even after the buds are dried and cured. There are two parts of the buds that can turn color. There are several strains where the pistils turn pink or purple. Sometimes just the pistils/hairs turn pink or purple, while the leaves and buds may still be green. When buds are dried, they retain some of their pistil color, but you will still be able to see the color coming through underneath. Colorful Calyxes (Buds Themselves) Calyxes are what make the buds themselves. Cannabis “buds” are actually made of hundreds of calyxes stacked on top of each other, and some or all of them may become colors other than green. This fantastic picture shows how the overall appearance of buds changes with the ratio of colorful vs. Nearly all Smooth Smoke buds (by Tropical Seeds) produce at least a few pink calyxes here and there, and some plants in the right conditions can produce buds where almost every calyx is a deep purple. Even a few purple calyxes can give the buds an overall purple tint, and when you break open the buds there will be some pieces that are completely purple. After being ground up, you can see the purple pieces distributed throughout. The higher the percentage of purple calyxes, the more vibrant your final bud color will be. Colorful Leaves – Sometimes It’s Not the Buds That Turn Color! With some strains, the leaves may turn purple while the buds stay mostly green.
This can make for absolutely gorgeous plants, but since leaves mostly get trimmed off after harvest, usually, a lot of the purple will no longer be visible on the buds after the trimming process.
For some strains, the leaves may turn purple while the buds stay green. This often happens after the plant gets exposed to chilly night temperatures (but not always). The leaves exposed to direct light are most likely to turn purple, while leaves in the shade often stay green.