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Grand Daddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple

Indica - 75% Leaning
Recommended time of use: Evening
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About Grand Daddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple (aka Grand Daddy Purps) is one of the most popular Indica strains on the west coast and is perhaps the most well known 'purple' cannabis strain in the US. 

Created back in 2003 by Ken Estes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken and his team sought out to create the ultimate Indica hybrid by merging two strains with fantastic genetics - Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The product of these two, Grand Daddy Purple, is a spitting image of it's parents' two best qualities - the deep and dark purple hue from Purple Urkle and the overgrown, dense buds of Big Bud. The dark purple buds blend well with the bright orange hairs and frosted white trichomes that generously cover the bud making it an extremely photogenic strain.

From San Francisco down to Los Angeles, Grand Daddy Purple is one of the most sought after Indica strains due to it's Hollywood looks and classic Indica effects. Despite this popularity, however, many growers and those working in the dispensary world have claimed that Grand Daddy Purps is almost identical to another famous purple strain - Grape Ape.

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Some even go so far as to speculate that these two strains may be in fact the same. Others simply say that they are so eerily similar in lineage, look, taste, and effects that they are simply confused with one another by growers, dispensaries, and consumers alike. 

Perfect for night time use Grand Daddy Purple hits both the body and mind initially but quickly fades into a smooth body buzz like most heavy Indicas do. For patients Grand Daddy Purps is ideal for pain management. It can also be effective at treating insomnia, depression and anxiety. Novice users beware though, this strain can pack a powerful punch. We'd recommend starting with a hit or two and waiting a few minutes before opting to consume more

Grand Daddy Purple grows best indoors but can be grown outside as well. Flowering commences usually around 70-77 days when grown indoors and growers can expect harvest in early October when grown outdoors. The oversized buds may begin to weigh down the plant, especially if grown outdoors. When grown indoors the plant should be short and stocky enough to hold the weight but you may want to prepared to offer some support around the 60 day mark if you notice the buds beginning to wear down the plant's frame. Yields can top 4 ounces per plant on an indoor grow and well over 3 pounds per plant on an outdoor grow. For optimal results keep temperatures within the 70's throughout the grow cycle and keep humidity between 50-55%. 

THC Content - 23.0% Highest Test

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December 17, 2018
After stumbling onto a couple of old seeds from King Klone, I managed to get one of of the two seeds to sprout in mid June. I grow my cannabis in the sun with only organic fertilizers and no chemical pesticides. Eventually “JoJo” (Beatles?) was planted into a 15 gallon plastic container. This vigorous thick stalked, five foot tall, long node, sativa looking plant, kept me wondering if it was a lady or a dude. Turns out it is a lady, and began to push fat sticky flowers. Having a late start, I think the plant was a bit lacking in its true production potential. I only harvested 6-7 oz. dry by the end of I harvest which was pushed forward because everything was burning up in Northern Calif. Again!!!! Anywho, the plant produced nice thick sticky colas with purple hews on her trichomes. I was pleasantly surprised by the effects. Indica happy/euphoric effects, but not to much to keep me from getting things done. If smoked early in the day it does slow down everything. It has a happy feeling effect that lasts for hours. The CBD pain relief effects are not as great as my Blue Dream buds, but the GDP’s happy feelings go along way with dealing with my arthritis pains. The high is manageable even with a heavy inhalation. With NO paranoia or anxiety! After smoking I find my mind finding pleasant memories. This Nostalgia effect shows up about a half an hour after toking up a bit of a sticky sweet bud. This has now become my last afternoon/dinner time smoke. It helps deal with the lingering tensions of the day and my bothersome ptsd’s. Ok now, this plant was harvested and chopped short, sitting around this fall waiting for me to bust up the root ball. (I usually like them to just naturally quit & fade out.) I had heard about keeping harvested plants going after harvest! I decided to stick this (still pushing small buds) plant under a couple of 100 watt CFLs, with 24 hour light. So sure enough the plant has started to leaf out again. I am now growing “JoJo” indoors over this winter to eventually become a mommy plant to produce some beautiful GDP clones.
I have a feeling 2019 is going to need lots of “good feelings” smoke.
Stay tuned...
November 16, 2018
Sledgehammer onset of the buzz of GDP. Couchlock is how many describe it. The THC level is extreme when properly grown. Smoking this and then driving immediately afterwards is an invitation to trouble. Not for the novice smoker.
October 28, 2018
I hit this from a vape cart and it has great fruity grape notes and feels very Spacey yet heavy body high feels like I weight a ton and space walking. Very psychedelic body high with a hea high straight couchlocky.
October 19, 2018
I used the vapor of this product. It is one of the best I have tried. I use the product for pain and going to sleep. It puts me right to sleep after using this product. It's perfect for what I use this product for.
Jon R
April 02, 2018
Very Satisfied with this strain/blend. I work odd hours and have trouble sleeping sometimes (Night Owl) Not overpowering or overwhelming, It calms me and mellows me to a point where I can get some good sleep. Not sure if this is just an added bonus or not, but it also relieves late night stomach acid burn/heartburn like a Champ. 100% Recommended!
Mike M
March 21, 2018
As someone who has and gets heavy anxiety from most strains, this is easily a new favorite of mine. No anxiety and not too overwhelming tiredness. A must try fir anxiety amd depression suffers aswell with those who suffer from pain.
Corey Green
January 01, 2018
Can I buy it today
September 01, 2017
This is a Bay Area legend strain. It is still around in cities like Oakland, San Francisco and Vallejo. If you want to find GDP in its true form come down to the bay.
jake wessels
November 10, 2016
excellent strain!!
October 31, 2016
I have always been an Indica girl and I think that's becuase when I smoke Sativa's, I get somewhat paranoid. I smoked some Grand Daddy Purple over the weekend while at a Halloween party. Even though Grand Daddy Purple leans heavy on the Indica, I still felt like a social butterfly! I didn't catch myself feeling "couch locked" and was actually dancing the whole night! If you like Indica's, I highly suggest Grand Daddy Purple becuase you will feel relaxed but still social.
Corey Jackson
October 20, 2016
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