We all know what GDP stands for. Gross Domestic Product. Do you also know the other GDP in town? He’s not your regular average grandpa. He is Granddaddy Purple, also known as GDP, one of the popular Indica strains available.
Granddaddy Purple sometimes comes across as Grand Daddy Purps is usually found on the west coast as“purple” marijuana cannabis. It is a good looking weed among its species. Cannabis enthusiasts get in the mood of clicking pictures of this stash for it is known as weed porn in the West.
This west coast favorite is popular for its soothing and calming effects.
Granddaddy Purple – history
Dating back to the early 2000s, a San Francisco grower by the name of Ken Estes gave life to this strain. It came into existence in 2003 to be precise. Ken Estes bred two prolific Indica strains namely the Big Bud and Purple Urkle.
While conspiracy theories are suggesting that a smuggler brought it into the country in the mid-1960s. According to the folklore, the smuggler managed to get in 110 pounds approximately 50 kgs of purple marijuana flowers from Mexico into the Golden state. The legend continues to sell the story that he sold the entire contents of his truck within the first five hours of his arrival in San Francisco.
Granddaddy Purple – Cannabinoids and Terpenes
It is difficult to point out the exact chemical profiles of different cannabis. Growers name their crops based on their convenience and it is confusing to predict what the strain is composed of. Most cannabis enthusiastic suggest that we can figure out these details based on whether the strain in Indica or Sativa or from its colors. But this won’t provide accurate scientific solutions.
The lab-based results suggest that Granddaddy Purple has a THC ranging from 12% to 25%. This is a pretty open range. You can make conclusions based on “certificates of analysis” for any marijuana you use.
According to reports:
- THC – 20.5%
- Sativa – 20%
- Indica – 80%
Although predominantly Indica, Granddaddy Purple has indeed got a little Sativa gene mixed in, with an 80% Indica, 20% Sativa ratio.
It contains the following terpenes:
- Myrcene – 0.43% (Herbal)
- Caryophyllene – 0.33% (Spicy)
- Pinene – 0.17% (Woody)
- Humulene – 0.14% (Earthy)
Granddaddy Purple – Aroma, Flavor and Semblance
The little buds of Granddaddy Purple make a stunning statement. The purple shades offer a stroke of brilliance making them shine. With the vibrant, sparkling looks and exotic-aroma, this purple-shaded weed is one of the popular household names across the country.
Smell – It has a mixture of herbal, spicy, woody, and earthy aroma thanks to the bunch of terpenes present in Granddaddy Purple. It smells like a sweet, citrus-y flower with hints of earthy undertone and some sparkling glimpses of grape splashed around and other fruits.
Flavor – Granddaddy Purple has an interesting flavor profile furnished with a creamy spice of refreshing mint and slightly roasted espresso. With such a great aroma, the flavors are just as you expected with little notes of sweet delights.
Appearance – Granddaddy Purple has thick dense and massive buds that are highlighted with vibrant purple hints that tie the beauty of this weed seamlessly together. The bright green leave adds to the electrifying effect and ignites the energy that it showcases.
Let us not forget the yellow-orange pistils that curve and twist through the leaves creating an intricate pattern of attraction. It is topped off with a crystalline layer of THC as if a new layer of fresh snow has decorated the much-loved crop.
Granddaddy – the grand effect
The effects of Granddaddy have been pretty overwhelming to the mind and body, but there are not negative. Initially, you start to relax and sink into a chair or bed preferably. You start to feel the weight of your body and soul later if you know what I mean. This feeling translates to a buzz in a flash leaving you happy and high. You will feel eternal bliss and exotic all at once.
You can expect to experience some of the typical stoner-traits like munchies and couch-lock that are widely discussed. It handles your appetite issues and sleep disorders if you consume Granddaddy Purple with those intentions in your head.
Granddaddy Purple acts as a normal sedative putting you to sleep like a baby. It is a best friend for night time nesting down. It cannot be used as a morning-pick-me-up. It will just do the opposite.
Granddaddy – The Cultivators thoughts
Most of the cultivators would nod their heads in agreement that Granddaddy Purple is a difficult crop to cultivate and nurture. Needless to say, it can be a huge challenge for absolute beginners. Granddaddy Purple is not such a bad guy who is naturally resistant to diseases, mold, pests, powdery mildew. But they can be quite a headache while handling the humidity aspects. It needs to have a controlled environment with a 50% humidity range constantly.
Granddaddy Purple can be cultivated indoors or outdoors, with a well-ventilated outlet to nurture and thrive in. If you are looking for solutions for sleep-related anxiety, insomnia, lack of appetite, depression, and pain, then Granddaddy Purple is your go-to marijuana destination. Any cannabis strain requires users’ discretion. You should choose to prioritize your health by making an informed and educated choice. Stay safe and have all the fun. Don’t forget to relax with the right marijuana strain.