Granddaddy Purple Strain

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Granddaddy Purple, also known as Grand Daddy Purp, GDP, and Granddaddy Purple Kush, is a famous Indica strain known for its deep purple coloring. It delivers large buds and a notable sweet grape and berry scent and flavor. 

Genetics and Origins 

Grandaddy Purple was first bred in California by Ken Estes in 2003. It’s a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud, two renowned Indica-dominant strains. This strain has a beautiful and unique look, characterized by rich purple flower with orange pistils and a dusting of glittery trichomes. It can range between 17 and 23% THC and has the dominant terpenes linalool, alpha-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. 

In 2015, Granddaddy Purple won first place for Best U.S. Indica at the 2015 Denver High Times Cannabis Cup, sealing its position as one of the most well-known purple strains in the country. 

Granddaddy Purple Strain Effects 

As an Indica strain, Granddaddy Purple has a strong body-high effect. After smoking, users will notice feelings of intense relaxation with a pleasant, euphoric mind buzz. Expect couch lock with this strain, as it’s revered for helping patients with insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and stress. It also helps with appetite, making it a good treatment for people who battle with disordered eating and nausea. 

This strain is best consumed at night, as it will definitely make want to chill and sleep. Use it at the end of a long day to rest and unwind or catch up on your favorite TV shows. 

Information for Growers 

Although it can thrive indoors or outdoors, Granddaddy Purple does best indoors. This strain offers massive yields that can range from four ounces to an astounding three pounds per plant. 

The buds on Granddaddy Purple plants can grow quite large, so be prepared to offer the plants some support around the 60-day mark. They should be ready to harvest another 10-15 days after that point, or in early October if grown outdoors. Keep temperatures in the 70s, with a small dip at night, and try to maintain humidity levels around 50-55%. 

The colas on this plant are prone to rot if exposed to too much humidity and moisture, so a slightly drier climate is ideal when growing outdoors. Additionally, be sure to provide plenty of nutrients, such as phosphorous, nitrogen, and kelp. 

By following these tips, you’ll soon be well on your way to cultivating plenty of your own Granddaddy Purple strain stash to enjoy! 

What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out directory of cannabis strains so you can identify which meets your health requirements best.

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