Granddaddy Purple Strain
Today, the cherished Granddaddy Purple strain has become a staple across the west coast, but it originated back in 2003 as a potent cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud — two indica heavyweights.
With that lineage, no wonder the specs on Granddaddy Purple are so impressive. THC content typically falls into the upper range of a 17-23% spread, and levels of trace cannabinoids are also high compared to many other modern strains. The Granddaddy Purple also has a very high cannabigerol (CBG) content, the “stem-cell” of all the other cannabinoids and a key indicator of a strain’s medical effectiveness.
That’s why this strain is a popular choice for medical cannabis patients seeking relief from pain, stress, insomnia, and muscle spasms. As a high-power Indica, Granddaddy Purple pushes users into a state of extreme physical relaxation.
Purp is best enjoyed when there’s time to relax and let the mind wander. The psychoactive effects are particularly pronounced, leading to intense cerebral euphoria and a heady, dreamlike buzz.
In other words, your mind may float away after a few puffs of the Purp, but your body is likely to stay anchored where it’s at!
The smells, looks and tastes of Grandaddy Purple are where the best of its parent indicas shine through. From Purple Urkle, GDP inherits its delicious berry and grape flavors. This strain tastes candy-sweet. And of course, Granddaddy Purple inherited its oversized and dense buds from its Big Bud parent.
Growers love GDP for some reasons. For one, Grandaddy Purp’s flowers bloom in dark emerald and purple shades, frosted with a thick coating of crystal-white resin. The strain’s exotic appearance seems to draw in everyone. And it’s well-known that purple strains tend to be favorites.
The commercial yield happens to be exquisite, too. Growers harvest massive yields after just a 60 day flowering time (indoors).
Overall, Granddaddy Purple is a potent strain that’s a pleasure to smoke and handle. The complex flavor profile, blended with the intense body and mind effects, makes this strain ideal for medical and recreational consumption alike.