Purple Trainwreck

Purple Trainwreck Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Anxiety disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, PTSD
Physical Aid
Anorexia, Appetite stimulant, Arthritis, Cramps, Epilepsy, Gastrointestinal disorder, Glaucoma, Migraines, Multiple sclerosis, Nausea, Pain relief, Sleep disorder, Spasticity
Type of High
Appetite-stimulating, Creative, Energizing, Euphoric, Giggly, Relaxing, Sedating, Sleepy, Uplifting
Green, Purple
Berry, Citrus, Earthy, Fruity, Grape, Lemon, Sour, Spicy
Berry, Earthy, Grape, Lemon, Spicy, Sweet
Side Effects
Dry mouth, Dry eyes

Purple Trainwreck is a true representative of the best of the California medical cannabis scene. Depending on where the seeds came from, the purple side of its heritage is either Mendocino Purps or Ken Estes’ hugely popular medical superstar Grand Daddy Purple. Since Meno Purps and Grand Daddy are either phenotypes of the same strain or at least very closely related, it doesn’t seem to matter much. Either way, they are bringing the beautiful purple tones and sweet berry flavor to Trainwreck’s spicy lemon zest. The result is a slightly sativa-dominant medicinal powerhouse useful for a long list of ailments. Purple Trainwreck is highly dose dependent with smaller amounts providing a mild energy boost and uplifting effects, while larger amounts bring on the purple indica side relieving pain and putting you to sleep whether you want it or not. This is a helpful strain for high tolerance users but for everyone else, finding the sweet spot for proper dose makes all the difference.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 60-65 days - Humboldt Seed Org.
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Early October

Genetic Compostition: sativa-dominant. Flowering Days: 60-65 days. THC: high. Production: high. Outdoor Height: up to 2.5 meters.


Grow: Indoor/Outdoor. Flowering Time: 8 to 9 weeks. Outdoor Harvest: early October. Yield: high.


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The genetics for Trainwreck itself consist of Mexican, Afghani, and Thai genetics, so it is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, which has been crossed with Mendo Purps to create the Purple Trainwreck. Purple Train Wreck has that familiar lemony Train Wreck smell and taste, with a slightly fruitier berry touch thanks to the Purps infuse. This is a beautiful plant, with intensely coloured violet buds with dark red hairs, and grows to the size of a monster if you give her all she needs to make you happy.


Purple Trainwreck is the aesthetically stunning offspring of Granddaddy Purple and Trainwreck. Deep purple and quite frosty, this strain looks like sparkling grape candy. Inheriting a slightly predominant sativa influence from Trainwreck, with a GDP body stone easily within reach, this strain embodies the best characteristics of both parents, making Purple Trainwreck a deliciously dynamic smoke, a chameleon capable of creating two very different highs depending only on how much of it you ingest. Purple Trainwreck offers something for everyone. At about 18 percent THC, it packs a punch. In very small doses (one hit from a pipe), however, its sativa lineage dominates, creating an uplifting, euphoric, energetic high ideal for day-trippers. But take another toke and this strain can fast become a day-wrecker.


Purple Trainwreck soothes the senses with a smooth body stone that leaves you no choice but to relax and enjoy. It is reported to be a highly effective and long-lasting pain-reliever for a wide variety of ailments, and if used as nighttime smoke, it can lull you into peaceful sleep with ease. While it is unlikely to completely wipe you out or leave you incapable of functioning, don’t expect it to inspire you to bound around the countryside, arms akimbo, either. After all, it is named Trainwreck. Fortunately, as we’d hope with any accident, the recovery period is short and easy. The word: Purple Trainwreck is unique in that it can provide substantial pain relief and still offer a manageable, even energetic high when toked with restraint. It’s also a great choice for those bongin’ on a budget: one hit is more than enough to keep you buoyant. However, if you like the repetitive motion of smoking hit after hit, you might want to use this strain only at the end of the day, when there is nothing left to accomplish but freedom from pain and a restful sleep. Climb aboard the Purple Trainwreck and you may never want to get off.


Delicious mixture of fruit and funk in this bud. When you squeeze the herb then grind it up more of the funk comes through with an almost sour smell following. Joint tastes like candy when inhaling before it's lit. Nice, smooth smoke leaves a faint grape aftertaste on mouth. This sativa-dominant hybrid, said to have originated from the California grow scene, is a wonderful morning smoke. A slight creeper, effects didn’t set in until a few minutes after the joint was finished.


Purple Trainwreck genetics can be linked to a cross between Mendo Purps and Trainwreck, making this a heavy-hitting hybrid strain of cannabis. Violet buds with even darker red hairs makes this strain intriguing to the eye. Trainwreck is known to be a powerful pain reliever. In fact, we have heard several patients say that it is the only strain they medicate with for managing their chronic pains. The genetics for Trainwreck itself consist of Mexican, Afghani, and Thai strains; all constructed together into a sweet tasting strain that was developed and grown in Humboldt county. Purple Trainwreck is slightly different than Trainwreck in that it is infused with Mendo Purps. This gives the marijuana strain a smooth berry flavor and more of a purple tint than you are used to seeing from Trainwreck by itself. The effect brings more of an uplifting feeling than you may expect from its lineage, making the overall experience of Purple Trainwreck very enticing for those coping with pain.


Purple Trainwreck has a spicy and fruity flavor and is a cross between Trainwreck and Granddaddy Purple. It has an 18% THC level and has a leafy appearance that is deep green in color with traces of purple. It has a spicy aroma that is similar to that of Trainwreck with hints of lemon and berries that create a very sweet and pungent aroma. Its flavor is sweet with a sour hint of lemon in places. The purple buds of this strain look very pleasing. Purple Trainwreck has powerful, euphoric effects on your system that take quite a long while to completely dissipate. It is a Sativa dominant strain, which is clear due to the strong Sativa high produced by it. Its smoke is clean and feels good. The strain calms your nerves and is excellent for alleviating all symptoms of anxiety and depression. You also tend to feel sleepy after smoking it, which is why it is a good solution of insomnia as well. You can also get relief from migraines and other chronic pains by using Purple Trainwreck. Moreover, it is used for treating mood swings, nausea, hyperactivity and inattentiveness. Its side effects include experiencing dry eyes and dry mouth.


This is a lemon-scented hybrid cross between GDP and Trainwreck. Developed out of Humboldt County, this strain gives a slight body affect, nicely euphoric and uplifting for those medical marijuana patients looking for a positive boost. An almost equal mix of her parents, this combination offers a sweet purple grape taste, almost immediately followed by a classic Trainwreck sourness/dankness. Tingly! This extremely potent hybrid’s resin production begins almost immediately in flower and can cover the entire plant in a dripping blanket of thick crystals. A powerful pain reliever, the Purple Wreck is the kind of medicine you keep going back to for just one more taste. Violet buds with even darker purple hairs makes this strain also intriguing to the eye.


Despite not being rolled, I still feel as if I was able to appreciate all the nuances in flavor: spicy initial lemon-zest, with a slight sweetness that develops as you smoke. Overall an incredibly pleasant experience, it even lacked the throat tickle that can sometimes accompany strains of the Trainwreck family. The high was a bit of a surprise - initially it had an intense almost immediate mental effect, picking me up so to speak and getting me going; this however tailed off relatively quickly into a more physical stoney contentedness, leaving me a bit more lethargic. I found the physical sensation to be much more pronounced than a typical Trainwreck, providing me specifically with back and shoulder pain relief. In the end I was pleased by the effect, but found it difficult to manage the precise amount in order to be more active. For this reason I would recommend Purple Trainwreck for those folks with a relatively high tolerance for cannabis, or those in need of a more balanced sativa-dominant hybrid for pain management.