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Pretty purple terps

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by BattleBorn, Nov 12, 2017.

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    BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Member

    I'm growing a strain that is known for purple terps (Barney's Farms Ayhuasca Purple) and have only gotten great quality green buds so far. What do you recommend doing to get the color to turn purple?
     
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    Psyphish

    Psyphish Well-Known Member

    Terpenes only influence smell and taste, real purple strains turn purple without having to do anything to the plant. You might have to grow the entire pack to find the most colorful pheno. High quality light sources and cooler grow temperatures do bring out some color though, also stop feeding nitrogen earlier than other nutrients.
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Spot on
     
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    Jeremy Pivens

    Jeremy Pivens Well-Known Member

    Plants that genetically turn purple do so because they produce more anthocyanins than normal plants that appear green.
    A 2006 study in the Pakistan Journal of Nutrition found that anthocyanins in plants tend to die off when exposed to higher pH levels.

    Hence, you’ll want to keep your pH levels neutral or slightly acidic for the best chances of seeing your plants turn blue/purple, in addition to cold.
     
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    Jeremy Pivens

    Jeremy Pivens Well-Known Member

    There are however terpenes that can be more predominant in purple strains, like linalool(the terp that gives lavender it's distinct smell)
     
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    BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Member

    I've read different opinions on what temperature is best. Right now I'm about 75 daytime and 55 night. I've also heard of people watering with cold water the last few days also.
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    did somebody mess with my ph and temps when I wasnt looking? 2 (2).JPG FU@RIU.jpeg
     
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    BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Member

    Nice! Yeah, that's how the stuff I'm growing is supposed to look. It still smokes great though.
     
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    Psyphish

    Psyphish Well-Known Member

    Not cool guys, leave other people's temperatures and pH alone! Can't you see the plants are hurting!

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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

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    Jeremy Pivens

    Jeremy Pivens Well-Known Member

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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Lol no that was a harvest from last year. That was however one of my donations to other disabled veterans like myself that could needed it.
     
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    Giggsy70

    Giggsy70 Well-Known Member

    Lordhooha what strain was that? Those nugs are truly stunning to look at. Shit like that makes trimming fun and that takes a lot.
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    7.0 is neutral pH and is too high
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Exotic genetix pink 2.0 it has been one of my favorites I bred that pheno with a gg#4 several times I'm about to grow out those seeds here next run
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    IMG_0191.JPG This is what they looked like as they just started really flowering
     
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    Giggsy70

    Giggsy70 Well-Known Member

    I am getting ready to pop some of Gu's Purple Mountain Majesty (a purple Goji cut crossed to a Stardawg male). Hoping for some coloring
     
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