Why Do Some Cannabis Plants Turn Purple?

If you’ve ever wondered what causes some cannabis strains to turn purple as they mature, you’re not alone. Writers from the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative recently explained the issue in detail. Ultimately, there is a lot more to it than the simple “nature vs. nurture” argument people will often fall back on:

  • Physical traits in most plants are a result of both nurture and nature.
  • Most cannabis plants are green, not purple. Purple qualities are passed genetically from parents to offspring.
  • Some strains have the potential to turn purple, but must be grown under specific conditions to do so.
  • More research into cannabis genomics would allow growers to emphasize other genetic qualities, such as an earlier flowering stage.

To read the full story from the Cannabis Genomics Research Initiative, click here.

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