Granddaddy Purple: Quick Overview

Granddaddy Purple is the strain you want for that deep and dreamy hippy body buzz. You’re ready for some nice couch-locked good times tonight? You have a craving for cannabis and an unstoppable sweet tooth? GDP is your strain.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Granddaddy Purple strain and about buying Granddaddy Purple auto-flowering seeds, Granddaddy Purple feminized seeds, and Granddaddy Purple regular seeds online.

THC LevelUp to 26%, 18% average
EffectsRelaxing, heavy-limbed pain relief and sleep
Smell and Flavor ProfileSweet: berry/grape-ish
Grow DifficultyEasy!

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Granddaddy Purple Benefits/Effects

Granddaddy Purple is the old school deep purple strain we all turn to when we’re feeling like we need some of that ultraviolet relaxation plus that sweet purple flavor. Blending the massive, productive nugs from its Big Bud parent and that deep, velvety purple stone from Purple Urkle, Granddaddy Purple is no doubt that classic, strongly indica-dominant high.

This strain has high THC levels of up to 26%, with averages of around 18%, which aren’t exactly entry level. This is even more true since these effects are potent and hit fast.

Most versions of GDP also ring in around 1% CBD, making this an even more effective pain relief strain, and Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for both medical marijuana patients seeking out some sleepy nighttime pain relief and body effects, and veteran recreational smokers who want a baked-away kind of night.

Although it’s been around for years, Granddaddy Purple is still popular among American consumers across the USA, especially along the West Coast and in California. GDP is a genetic champion, having taken first place for best indica at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup in 2015.

Just like a heavy indica, Grandaddy purple is ideal for nighttime use, hitting you hard and fast in the mind and body at first, and then fading into that smooth body buzz. There is also just enough sativa in this bud to add a little joy to your mood.

For a truly “don’t care anymore” attitude for your stress, GDP is a perfect strain. These effects will melt over your mind and body, and offer up some of the sweetest, happiest moods. Just don’t expect to achieve a lot of ambitious goals—or, in some cases, stay awake too long!

But if you really want to get a sense of the GDP strain, just know this. There is now a case of terrible crackers in the pantry over here—and that’s a direct result of a Granddaddy Purple night. They tasted fine at the time, I can tell you. Now we keep them as a bitter reminder: no GDP shopping.

Granddaddy Purple Medical Benefits

If pain management, better sleep, or increased appetite for treating muscle spasms, arthritis, migraines, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, or nausea are your issues, there are few better strains than Granddaddy Purps. It can hit hard for a new medical marijuana patient, though, so start low and go slow.

Granddaddy Purple isn’t all body, though, and you can also expect some giggles, a slightly uplifted mood, and even a psychedelic high for some users. This euphoria rounds out the experience and provides relief for some patients with PTSD, in particular.

Granddaddy Purple Taste and Smell

GDP bud has a sweet, berry, grape aroma and flavor. For some users, the aftertaste can be a little much. This is not a stealth strain. It’s not Sour Diesel stinky—but you will smell the aroma of Granddaddy Purple, with its potent hints of spicy pine, earthy berry, and overall sweetness. It just smells…purple, if you’re used to smoking cannabis, and tastes just as juicy-purple-sweet.

This is awesome news if you have a sweet tooth! If you love grape candy or grape soda, you’re in heaven. But if you’re not that into sweet fruity flavors, GDP might not be your strain—especially in concentrate form. Otherwise, though, you’ll love it.

Granddaddy Purple Cannabinoid/Terpene Profile

Typically, expect fairly high THC levels in the Granddaddy Purple strain, plus a decent amount of CBD. This means that like many indicas the head effects are more moderated, and you can expect less in the way of side effects like paranoia or anxiety.

In general, Granddaddy Purple is high in Linalool, Caryophyllene, alpha-Pinene, and Humulene.

Linalool is known for its relaxing qualities, rounding out many of those indica-dominant type effects. Caryophyllene is known to be an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and can help relieve anxiety and pain.

Pinene has many of the same qualities as caryophyllene, plus it opens the airways as a bronchodilator—that famous pine or menthol effect. Humulene has many of the same pain relieving qualities as these other terpenes, plus it may relieve an over-active appetite. (Trace amounts, remember—this strain will boost the appetite for many users.)

Granddaddy Purple History and Genetics

Granddaddy Purple was first bred by Ken Estes in 2003. Estes became a celebrated cultivator and breeder after his life changed drastically. He was in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed him, and started to use medical cannabis to his benefit. The result was an entire cannabis breeding program, including the Granddaddy Purple strain.

Granddaddy Purple is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud, and it was later backcrossed with itself. Today GDP marijuana seeds are widely available.

If You Love Granddaddy Purple, Try These Strains

If you like the tingly, sweet flavor of Grape Ape or Blueberry and the deep body buzz of Purple Kush or Bruce Banner, Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for you. If you love the pain relief of Girl Scout Cookies and White Widow but want more tingly sedation, and you’re a big fan of Northern Lights fan but would love some increased appetite in the mix, Granddaddy Purple is a great strain.

Granddaddy Purple is very similar in effects to Gorilla Glue, plus and but it is very high in caryophyllene and is therefore spicy and peppery instead of skunky or chemically like GG4 or Chemdawg.

Growing Granddaddy Purple Strain

Available in both seed and clone form, the Granddaddy Purple strain develops into compact plants that exhibit tight internodal spacing.

GDP seeds will germinate and grow well indoors or outside, but a climate-controlled environment is best for this strain. Outside, expect harvest in early October in the Northern Hemisphere. Otherwise, flowering time is in around 70 days.

By the 60 day mark, watch for plants that need support as this strain’s dense buds can become heavy. GDP buds are well-named, with a vivid purple color, lots of sweet sticky resin, and bright fiery orange hairs.

Indoor yields are up to four ounces per plant. Watch humidity levels throughout the grow cycle, which should stay between 50 to 55 percent. Optimal temperatures should remain Mediterranean—in the 70’s throughout the grow cycle.

Buy Granddaddy Purple Seeds

There’s no question: there are few better strong indica strains out there than Granddaddy Purple. GDP relieves lots of symptoms, and it delivers a serious high and hard-hitting body buzz that will keep you happy. Find Granddaddy Purple cannabis seeds here.

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