Granddaddy Purple is an indica dominant strain originating from the California cannabis scene, which is one of the biggest cannabis markets in the world. It was created in 2003 by a grower named Ken Estes after crossing Big Bud and Purple Urkle, which are responsible for this strain’s powerful genetics. Purple Urkle gives Grandaddy Purp its signature grape taste, while Big Bud is responsible for its large nugs and high yields. The superiority of this strain has made it not only a CA favorite, but also an internationally recognized and championed cannabis strain.
Granddaddy Purple is a very potent indica strain, with its THC levels reaching 23%. After a few tokes of Granddaddy Purp, it hits you with a deeply relaxing body high. The second stage comes with an instant wave of couch lock, sinking you deep into the couch and off to a different planet. Users will instantly feel its sedative effects, which can be used to numb the body from several ailments. The couch-lock effect of Granddaddy Purple makes it suitable to be consumed in the night when you just want to eat and sleep. Consuming this strain during the day will make it a lazy one, so try not to indulge if you have any focus-intensive plans! This strain can help motivate you to accomplish low energy tasks, but is mostly used to help the user decompress after their day and relax. Lastly, make sure you have some of your favorite snacks on hand: the munchies can hit hard with this strain.
Appearance and Smell
Granddaddy Purple is instantly recognized from its big, purple-tinged buds. The purple tinge is a result of cool temperatures during the growing process, which generates pigments to safeguard the plant. This strain grows short and generates high yields. This strain has a potent skunky smell, with hints of grape candy, that will overcome any other smell in the room. In general, the fragrance of this strain is sweet and citrusy, mixed with earthy notes. In terms of flavor, Grandaddy Purple is widely celebrated for its strong grape flavor, with the smoke tasting of sweet fruits and herbs.
Granddaddy Purple has a wide array of medicinal properties. The physical effects of this strain make it useful for numbing body pain, which is particularly useful for individuals suffering from chronic pain, a very debilitating condition. It can act as a perfect remedy for fibromyalgia patients struggling to gain relief withconventional medications, given how this strain can relieve pain and inflammation so rapidly. Grandaddy Purple is also really helpful for patients struggling with anxiety or chronic stress.
As the high settles in, the user will feel a sense of decompression, followed by a deep sense of relaxation. Once the high is fully present within the user, they’ll notice that any negative emotions or thoughts they were previously experiencing have seemed to melt away. For those with PTSD and mood disorders, this strain can help patients feel comfortable, safe and stable for the duration of the high. Lastly, Grand Daddy Purp is especially helpful in combating insomnia, given how it can induce couch-lock and a sleepy, hazy state of mind.
Growing Granddaddy Purple cannabis seeds and cuttings requires some background knowledge and experience. The growing difficulty is generally set at medium, which means novice growers can find difficulties in growing this strain. This strain can be successfully grown indoors or outdoors, as long as you provide it with a warm, sunny environment. Granddaddy Purple is fairly resistant to disease, but you are going to need to keep an eye on humidity levels to prevent the growth of harmful molds. When grown indoors, you can expect a yield of about 19 ounces per meter squared after a flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks. Hydroponic setups, for example, can help growers shorten the harvest period and maximize their yields. If you choose to grow outdoors, the yield is going to come out to be around 17 ounces per plant.