Grand Daddy Purple is a highly popular indica, especially amongst marijuana enthusiasts on the West Coast. Sometimes simply called “GDP,” this strain comes from California and has quite the reputation. It is strong and does a great job of treating psychoactive conditions as well as helping ease physical pain. For those who love to smoke and relax simultaneously, the contented, relaxed feeling you will get from smoking Grand Daddy Purple will be ideal.
Origin of Grand Daddy Purple
Grand Daddy Purple comes from the San Francisco laboratory of Ken Estes. It is the result of crossbreeding Purple Urkle and Big Bud, two Indica strains. Grand Daddy Purple is 100% Indica, 0% Sativa, and is therefore especially popular with lovers of Indica strains.
Grand Daddy Purple, highly well-known with marijuana connoisseurs and medical marijuana patients in the Bay Area, gets its name from its delicious-looking buds. Predictably, they have a purple color, mixed with crystallizations as well as hairs that are red in color. Indeed, just seeing a Grand Daddy Purple bud will make you really crave it.
Effects of Grand Daddy Purple
Grand Daddy Purple is a great strain to smoke when you want to deeply relax and simply feel contented. It will calm your thoughts and worries and make your head buzz mildly and pleasantly. It is best consumed at night since it can cause sleepiness (something which is also highly pleasant and helpful for many).
You might feel euphoric, giggly, and just altogether elated. It could even cause you to get a strong case of the munchies (a less common side effect), so keep some snacks on hand just in case.
Grand Daddy purple has some really high THC levels — 23%, to be exact. That means that its effects are quite potent and impossible to ignore. Although it has low CBD levels, it nevertheless does well as a medical marijuana strain as well.
Of course, as with any strain of marijuana, it is possible that some less pleasant effects could be experienced alongside the desirable ones. For example, the most common adverse response to Grand Daddy Purple is dry mouth. Someone using Grand Daddy Purple should not be terribly surprised if they experience this. To combat it, make sure you have plenty of water or other fluids nearby.
Other possible adverse reactions to Grand Daddy Purple include dry eyes, dizziness, paranoia, and headache — although it should be noted that these effects are quite rare when Grand Daddy Purple is consumed in reasonable amounts.
Medical Uses of Grand Daddy Purple
Grand Daddy Purple is an excellent strain for helping combat numerous unpleasant symptoms. For that reason, it is popular with recreational users and medicinal users of marijuana alike. It is best known for helping with stress since it melts away the user’s worries and leaves a feeling of happy contentedness, but it also does a fantastic job of easing pain, helping those with insomnia fall asleep, and alleviating the symptoms of depression. It even sometimes helps with a lack of appetite.
Grand Daddy Purple has the following medical uses, in order of effectiveness:
- Lack of appetite
Taste and Aroma of Grand Daddy Purple
Grand Daddy Purple is famous for its distinct smell and taste. Going well with its colorful, purplish appearance, this strain smells distinctly like grapes combined with berries. It has a strong scent, often able to turn heads with the potency of its fruit-based aroma. Those who prefer a sweet-smelling bud are going to adore the sweet fruitiness of Grand Daddy Purple.
Grand Daddy Purple’s taste is highly similar to its aroma. Berries and grapes will first come to mind when you get a taste of its sweet flavor, although other details are also often noticed, including pine, earthiness, and citrus fruits. Exhaling may remind you of childhood when you had an ice cold grape popsicle on a hot summer’s day.
Growing Grand Daddy Purple
In addition to being pleasant to smoke, Grand Daddy Purple is also pleasant to grow! That is thanks mostly to the fact that it is a very beginner friendly strain. It is highly resistant to disease, making it perfect for a beginner grower who does not yet have the experience and know-how to deal with the trickier pests and diseases that might come along.
The primary concern you will have to watch out for is the humidity levels of its environment. Grand Daddy Purple grows perfectly when the humidity is around 50%; otherwise, it might not do so well.
Of course, ventilation is also essential — so don’t skimp on these things if you are setting up a grow room and planning on planning Grand Daddy Purple.
If you are growing Grand Daddy Purple marijuana plants, you can generally expect the plants to reach about 60 inches in height. The flowering time is going to typically be between 8 and 11 weeks, with the best harvest time being during the middle of October (assuming you are growing outdoors).
If you are growing indoors, you can expect your Grand Daddy Purple marijuana plants to yield about 14 ounces per three square feet of plant. Of course, this is assuming you kept the humidity around 50%, included good ventilation, and maintained an overall healthy growing environment.
If you are growing outdoors, you can expect Grand Daddy Purple marijuana plants to yield about 17 ounces of bud per plant. That certainly isn’t bad, especially because this strain is much easier to grow than some other strains, and it will result in some high-quality bud that will be extremely pleasant to smoke.
If you are deciding between growing indoors or growing outdoors, then be sure to keep a keen eye on the climate details of your region. If you live somewhere that is too humid or too dry, for example, it is likely better to grow indoors where you can keep the environment fully controlled.