Granddaddy Purple might be one of the most notorious indica strains on the planet. This is by far one of the strongest if not the strongest indica strain available. I have never come across an indica strain that is as potent as Granddaddy Purple. The relaxation and sleep effects come on like a freight train and there is no fighting it. Granddaddy Purple got its start in the early 2000s in California. The original breeder of this strain is Ken Estes. Granddaddy Purple is a cross between two famous indica strains, Purple Urkle and Big Bud.
Granddaddy Purple Terpene Profile
There are very few cannabis strains that have linalool (the relaxing terpene found in lavender) as the primary terpene. Let alone a cannabis strain with THC levels this high. It no wonder why Granddaddy Purple is known as one of the most potent indica sleep inducing strains.
Granddaddy Purple Effects
For people with any sleep issues Granddaddy Purple will put those issues to rest. I really don’t understand how anyone could stay awake after using this strain especially in large amounts. Granddaddy Purple is not a strain for new smokers or those with a low tolerance. This bud can test as high as 27% THC in some cases. While there is no such thing as a “pure indica” strain scientifically speaking, Granddaddy Purple make you question that.
The effects of Granddaddy Purple are heavily sedating and relaxing. This is not a strain for daytime use unless you want to be couch-locked. The high starts with a cerebral headrush that leaves you feeling happy and hazy. As the high builds, your body will slowly become more and more relaxed until you are finally glued to the couch. This is an ideal strain for pain relief, stress relief, and insomnia. Due to the high levels of THC it recommended to have plenty of water. Due to this strains’ potency and how much you use, depending on certain factors, there is sometimes a “hangover” like effect. Plenty of water will help negate this.
Growing Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple is a pretty easy strain to grow. It is resistant to most common diseases and pests. Granddaddy Purple can be grown indoors or outdoors. The indoor yield is about 400 grams per square meter. Outdoors, each plant can yield up to 600 grams. Granddaddy Purple flowers in about 60-65 days.
This is a strain that does best in a dry and warm climate. If you are growing Granddaddy Purple indoors make sure the humidity levels are low. Too much humidity can lead to mold and mildew problems. When growing Granddaddy Purple outdoors make sure it gets plenty of direct sunlight.
This is a great strain for beginner growers. Granddaddy Purple is also a good choice for those who want to make their own concentrates and oils. The high THC levels make this strain ideal for extractions. Granddaddy Purple is an indica dominant strain with a sweet grape and berry aroma.
If you are growing Granddaddy Purple indoors I would suggest using a hydroponic setup. This will help increase yields. Granddaddy Purple is a pretty drought tolerant strain so you don’t have to worry too much about over watering. Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for beginners and experts alike. It is easy to grow and has amazing effects.