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Robert Bergman

September 24, 2019

Grand Daddy Purple is another heavy indica strain that is not of the subtle variety. It is widely used as a powerful knock-me-out – and has therefore become a popular choice for those seeking a heavy body stone. Its buds are also known for being distinctly good-looking in nature – with the buds boasting of a purple hue mixed with red hairs and some crystallizations.

A creation straight out of Ken Estes’ San Francisco lab – Grand Daddy Purple, otherwise known as GDP is a potent indica strain. It is popularly used in the treatment of many psychoactive conditions, and in the management of pain.

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Grand Daddy Purple’s parentage stems from the crossing of two indica strains, namely Big Bud and Purple Urkle. This strain is a native of California, and has earned its reputation for being a reliable relaxant and stress-buster.

Information About Grand Daddy Purple Strain

Origin The Grand Daddy Purple is a product of crossbreeding
Purple Urkle and Big Bud, two popular Indica strains!
Plant type 100% Indica
THC Up to 23%
CBD Low
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors
Plant Size Compact
Flowers 9 weeks
Yields 14 to 17 oz per 3x3ft
Taste & Smell Berry | Fruity | Grape | Sweet
Uses Insomnia | Lack of appetite | Pain | Stress
Effects Stress
Anxiety
Pain
Insomnia
Depression
Lack of appetite
ClimateBest growing in a humidity controlled environment (GDP likes humidity to hover around 50%).

Effects

Because GDP is a classic indica, it can create a strong mental high, leaving you to let your thoughts calm down and generate a cool brain buzz. For those seeking a deep and relaxing recreational high, Grand Daddy Purple offers just that. It is a powerful sleep-aid, which makes it the perfect night-time puff.

Grand Daddy Purple Strain Effects
Grand Daddy Purple Strain Effects

Not only does it help you unwind and let go of all your stresses, but it leaves you feeling happy and content. This is what makes it a great companion for a warm bubble bath at the end of the day.

A sense of euphoria can also be noticed in the effects of Grand Daddy Purple, and with it a sense of elation, and a strong desire to laugh. Sometimes, GDP can encourage a voracious appetite, but isn’t present in every user.

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Fragrance

Earning its name and reputation, Grand Daddy Purple famously smells like grapes and berries. It is said that a small chunk of GDP can fill a room with its aroma, with a certain sweet and fruitiness lingering in the air.

Flavors

Grand Daddy Purple tastes much the way it smells – like grapes and berries. It is reminiscent of an earthy pine mixed with the sweet presence of citrus fruits. Some have also described its exhale as something that would remind you of a grape popsicle.

Adverse reactions

Among the few side effects of Grand Daddy Purple, that have been reported, is dehydration and the sensation of a dry mouth and dry eyes. Other adverse reactions to GDP are mild cases of dizziness and sometimes paranoia, although quite rarely. It is also known to cause a very slight yet lingering headache for some.

Medical

Grand Daddy Purple made its way into the scene originally as a medically created strain. It has been touted as a strong healer among other hybrids, and has gained traction it its popularity as a powerful de-stresser. Used widely to help manage pain, it’s proven to be very useful for patients with chronic and acute conditions alike.

Grand Daddy Purple Strain Medical
Grand Daddy Purple Strain Medical

GDP is also perfect for those who suffer from irregular sleep patterns, for its ability to relax both the mind and body to aid one to a night of restful sleep. In many cases, it is used in the battle against anxiety and depression, relieving the mind of its worries. For cancer patients, it has also proven to help rid one of nausea brought on by radiation and chemotherapy. This makes it also an important factor in restoring appetite in those who are under medication or suffer from anorexia nervosa.

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Growing

Relatively resistant to common diseases, Grand Daddy Purple is quite easy to grow, as long as you pay close attention to the humidity levels, which it prefers at about 50%. GDP prefers a well ventilated space for growth, and can be trimmed to create more room for it to flourish.

Grand Daddy Purple Strain Growing
Grand Daddy Purple Strain Growing

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Indoor
Kept indoors, GDP is quite happy in hydro or soil alike, with it flowering as average of about 8-11weeks. It can yield up to an estimated 19 ounces per square meter.

Outdoor
When grown outdoors, Grand Daddy Purple has the capacity to grow into a dense bush, generating a generous yield at about 17 ounces per plant. It is ready for harvest around the weeks of Mid-October.

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Have you ever smoked or grown your own Grand Daddy Purple? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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  1. By Anthony

    ,19 Jan 2017
    Robert . . .the Grand Daddy Purple . . the name itself seems to indicate the high quality and nature of its users beneficial use, and as I understand this Indica strain was crossed and developed for a few specific […]Read More
    1. By Cornman

      ,26 Apr 2018
      Oh my God this is absolutely torturous to read, stop trying to sound intelligent with your overly extravagant and completely butchered language, you clearly don't have a clue how ridiculous this sounds.
  2. By Jasper

    ,19 Jan 2017
    I've been looking everywhere for GDP Feminize seeds but can't find it to save my life. I clicked on the link here but it took me to ILGM seeds but Robert I can not find them. Please help
  3. By Anthony

    ,20 Jan 2017
    Hi Jasper . . maybe I can help you out on your thoughts and frantic search to find about " Grand Daddy Purple" ... keep in mind that GDP was originally developed in laboratory for specific purposes to appease the […]Read More
  4. By Jasper

    ,20 Jan 2017
    Anthony no disrespect to you but I have to disagree to what you said. I'm from Northern California but moved away 3 years ago but before I left GDP was everywhere. Not just in the dispensaries either. I personally knew […]Read More
  5. By BILLY

    ,23 Jan 2017
    GRANDDADDY PURPLE LOOKS SUPERB.IS IT TRUE THERE ARE NO FEMINIZED SEEDS?HOW HARD IS IT TO SPOT THE WHITE HAIRS (PISTILS?) FEMALE TRAITS.I HAVE HAD 5-6 PLANTS TURN HERMY ON ME AND I'VE ALWAYS SPOTTED THEM AT EXACTLY 10 DAYS INTO […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,25 Jan 2017
      Bill, I suggest you join our support forum at http://support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com There we have many helpful knowledgeable and friendly members and experts to help guide you through any issues you have and allow you to grow successfully from start to finish. […]Read More
  6. By Peter king

    ,14 Sep 2018
    I grow grandaddy purple x Harlequin every year outside, they grow to 8ft tall by 6ft wide, with a trunk rather than a when, they grow to huge dense bushes which start green and turn dark purple halfway into flowering, […]Read More
  7. By Greg

    ,21 Apr 2019
    Oder my mind x pack purple seeds impressed they all pop but one. They are looking great.
  8. By John

    ,06 Jun 2019
    Robert. I really like reading your articles. I live in in northern Kalifornia, Sierra foothills. 1750' elevation. Mild springs, 80+ Hot summers 90-100's, fall, low to mid 80's. Which strain do you recommend with high yield in my area. Thanks […]Read More

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