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Genetics: purple strain X Dutch strain X mystery strain
Flowering time: Early August to Late September
Yield: 500 grams per plant
High: Clear, physically relaxing
Sweet Purple is a hybrid of 3 varieties: a purple variety, and early-finishing and large-yielding Dutch variety and a third, mystery strain of a strong potency. As the name implies, this strain kept the coloration of the purple parent, while gaining sweetness from the Dutch part of the family. This mostly indica mix was bred by Paradise Seeds in 1999 for outdoor gardens in temperate climates.
Any time a Dutch breeder claims a variety can grow outdoors in Holland, you can bet that she’ll stand up to cold, wet climates. Sweet Purple has the additional benefit of resisting mold. These hardy plants grow to a full height of about 8 feet and can yield 500 grams per fully matured plant. Sweet Purple shows some variation, and potency can vary from average to “wow” from one plant to another. The coloration also ranges - some plants turn completely purple, while others take on this royal hue on the buds alone.
Sweet Purple has a strong herbal bouquet, and a sweet taste with an iron-like tone to it. The high is a pleasant bodily sensation, but also retains a lucid edge that may increase your sense of concentration.
Mikado [Federation Seed Company]
Flowering time: 42-45 days indoors, early August to Mid-September outdoors
Yield: 1.5 ounces per 2 gallon plant indoor, 1 pound per plant outdoor
High: Mellow body stone
Mikado is a fast producing indica, finishing as early as August in temperate outdoor latitudes and as soon as 6 weeks indoors with desirable yields. A title for the emperor of Japan, the name Mikado is composed of the Japanese words “mi” (honorable) and “kodo” (gate of the imperial palace). Other interpretations give this term the meanings “God of the Sun” and “open August gate” in Japanese.
Federation developed this variety around 1993. Flavored like wild raspberries, this branchy variety develops purple leaves and calyxes during maturity. The buds are very fat and squat with distinctly pink hairs upon finish. Federation recommends growing Mikado indoors as a larger multi-branched plant, which suits the tendencies of this variety, leading to a better yield……… Sea of green is less than optimal for this indica, since it like to stay short and spread out. A terrific choice for outdoor growing, Mikado can yield a pound per plant and reduces work and worry with its early finish.
The Mikado high is a mellow body stone that is good for an evening smoke, especially when enjoying casual activities such as watching movies or chilling out with your friends.
Winner, Nimbin Cup 2000