Flowering time: 9 to 10 weeks
Grow techniques: Sativa-dominant genetics ensure that Blue Dream will grow tall. With proper pruning and training, this plant will grow beautifully and easily. Give Blue Dream plenty of trellis support as the sativa structure has a hard time supporting heavier indica-like buds. Blue Dream is known for its ability to grow high yielding plants in quality soils.
Climate: Thrives in most climates and handles cold nightly temperatures well. Blue Dream’s ideal temperature ranges between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Strain overview: Blue Dream is a hybrid cross between Blueberry and Haze. It is deemed the most popular cannabis strain based on reviews and widespread availability. Blue Dream’s popularity stems primarily from its sweet berry fragrance and even-keel effects that entice both connoisseurs and first-time consumers.
Grow difficulty: A vigorous plant that allows for a large margin of error, Blue Dream is an easy strain to cultivate.
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Indoor/outdoor: Can be grown successfully both indoors and out. Blue Dream is best known for its successful growth outdoors in California, but transitions easily into indoor environments. Consider topping and training to prevent Blue Dream from outgrowing your indoor space.
Feeding: Heavy feeding. Blue Dream can take high levels of nitrogen without burning.
Get information on growing the Blue Dream cannabis strain, including its average flowering time, difficulty level, and ideal feeding schedule.
Now on to making purple buds at home!
The next two pics are of the strain Frisian Dew, a popular strain by Dutch Passion, who specifically designed the strain for growing outdoors. It is exceptionally hardy, high yielding, and is also mold and pest resistant. About 50% of the time, Frisian Dew buds will turn bright purple instead of green!
Here are the buds from that Super Purple Haze plant drying – you can see that the parts of the buds that were exposed to the light have strong hints of purple
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.
Auto Frisian Dew by Dutch Passion (this is an auto-flowering version of the original famous marijuana strain) – Unlike the regular Frisian Dew which gets about 50% purple bud plants, the breeder claims only 10% of the plants from this strain produce purple buds. Still, some growers are getting far better odds than that. When purple does appear, the color is incredibly vibrant and spills out onto the nearby leaves!
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.
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.
However, even with stealthy strains, be aware that they still smell like cannabis in the budding stage!
How can you grow colorful buds that turn purple or pink? Learn which strains to get, as well as what you can do to maximize color during your grow.