About Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy 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, Granddaddy 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.
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 Granddaddy 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
Granddaddy 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 prepare 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%.
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I'm growing 1 GDP outdoors up here in the beautiful Emerald Triangle, Humboldt County. She is incredible and gorgeous. She sprouted on Apr 3rd. She and my other girls are growing in Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil. Ive fed her Fox Farm Grow Big, Bush Doctor Kangaroots Root Drench and Bemb`e Sweet & Dandy and Verde. I transplated her into a 10 gal pot last week and today, July 28th, shes 7 ft tall and still(I say still because my PPD's are in week 1 of their flower cycle) in full vegetative growth.
The only reason I give it a 4 is because it couch locked me terribly,
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...