Ever wonder what makes certain weed purple? This is one we get asked about all the time.
It’s because of a flavonoid called anthocyanin — a water-soluble vacuolar pigment (that has nothing to do with flavor) and appears in different shades of blue, red, black, and purple depending on pH level.
Anthocyanin is the same thing that makes blueberries blue, raspberries red, and black rice… black.
Despite what some say about cooling your room, flushing with ice water, tweaking lighting, etc. to stress plants and turn them purple, strains won’t get the purps unless they’re genetically predisposed to do so. Put simply: not all strains will turn purple, regardless of how much you stress your plants.
Now, the meat of it. Is purple weed better? Science says no. It’s all a genetics game. But you’re not wrong to think that sexy bud smokes better. Smoke what you like and don’t look back. #SMOKEINDACUT #indacutuniversity