There are four main structures you want to look at when evaluating the colour of your cannabis. These include:
- Sugar leaves
- Calyx Core (near the stem)
Investigating colours of the sugar leaves, pistils, trichomes, and core of calyx can help you understand the growing environment and conditions. The observed colours reflect flavonoids and dominant genetics present within the specific cultivar (strain). The desired colors range can include various green hues on sugar leaves and golden-red pistils. Low-quality cannabis will have prominent colors like yellow, tan, and brown.
Did you know purple, blue, and red hues can be found in various cannabis strains based on their genetic heritage? You may notice these in strains with this hereditary gene triggered by environmental elements like low-temperature growing conditions.