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The Grand Daddy Purple strain is a knockout legend in the world of indicas. This strain is ideal for couch lock or a heavy nights rest. Its very popular in the medical cannabis community even though CBD levels are not significant. This is because of the strain’s ability to put the body in a state of deep relaxation, help manage pain and recovery.
Grand Daddy Purple Strain Lineage & Appearance
Grand Daddy Purple is a combination of 2 potent indica strains Big Bud and Purple Urkle. The cannabis plant itself has large leaves, even larger flowers with many green and dark purple hues.
The bud produced from Grand Daddy Purple often has chunks of very dark purple hue which indicates that the plant produced anthocyanins (a type of antioxidant that also occurs in blueberries and other purple plants).
- Big Bud (Indica)
- Produces large amount of yield
- Creates large flowers
- Proven line of genetics (Afghani, Northern Lights and Skunk #1)
- Good for medical uses
- Very relaxing effects
- Earthy and pine flavors
- THC levels are medium to very high
- CBD Levels average 1%
- Purple Urkle (Indica)
- Strain from California
- Genetics come from Mendocino Purps (Hybrid) with the other cannabis plant being unknown
- Combination of earth, berry and grape flavors
- High THC levels
- CBD Levels are below 1%
Due to the high average of THC levels and indica genetics in both parent plants, Grand Daddy Purple is one of the most potent indica strains you can get.
Grand Daddy Purple Cannabis Flavors & Aroma
Flavors of Grand Daddy Purple are described as sweet with a mild berry/grape flavor. The smoke, true to the strain’s potency, is thick and flavorful. The aroma is similar to the taste of berries and grape with a tone of earthy pine coming through from the Big Bud genetics.
Grand Daddy Purple Strain Effects
First thing that comes to mind to describe the effects is sedative. Once the effects start to kick in, the THC levels are euphoric with a cerebral high. Followed by the very physical and mental relaxing benefits. For most people, the relaxed effects are so relaxing that you don’t want to move. This is a cannabis strain you would definitely want to use at night time as Grand Daddy Purple makes it very hard to stay awake.
Grand Daddy Purple Strain CBD & THC Levels
The CBD levels are quite low in this strain testing below 1%. The THC levels are on the other end of the spectrum though. THC levels in Grand Daddy Purple are testing between 17% THC at the lowest and 27% THC at the highest.
Medical Benefits of Grand Daddy Purple Strain
Even though the CBD levels are low in this strain, Grand Daddy Purple actually has good medical benefits. THC is often associated with the ‘high’ effect but many people don’t realize that THC also helps heal the body. In combination with other cannabinoids (that also occur in smaller amounts in this strain) THC in Grand Daddy Purple helps provide symptom relief.
Some symptoms that Grand Daddy Purple helps to relive are:
Commercial Uses of Grand Daddy Purple
Since this strain is ideal for medical uses, Grand Daddy Purple could be used to make sleep products, recovery ointments/balms or beverages for evening use. Grand Daddy Purple Produces the following terpene profile:
How to Grow Grand Daddy Purple Strain
This is an easy strain to grow so even for beginners looking to grow and indica for the first time this would be a good one to start with. The cannabis plant will grow up to 30 inches so its an ideal strain for growing indoors with limited space. Toward the end of the flowering cycle you’ll want to keep an eye on the plant structure and support. Grand Daddy Purple produces flower buds that are so big and dense that the plant stalks can break and fall over. A few methods to help the plant at this stage would be to tie the buds up with string to support them, create a trellis that the plant can lean on (tomato cages also work) or plant thin bamboo rods that the buds can be tied to.
- Flowering Time & Production Indoors
- Flowering time indoors is 8-11 weeks and can produce up to 550 grams per plant.
- Flowering Time & Production Outdoors
- Flowering time outdoors is best in late fall when the weather is cooler and will take about 8-11 weeks depending on weather.
- Can produce 450-500 grams of flower per plant
Indicas seem to be popular strains among cannabis consumers due to their medical and relaxing benefits. So if your looking to grow a strain for medical purposes or to create a product for consumers looking for the same thing, Grand Daddy Purple would be an easy strain to grow with significant yields.