Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin.
Its potent effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms. GDP blesses growers with massive commercial yields which are ready for harvest following a 60 day flowering time indoors. Granddaddy Purple, aka Grand Daddy Purp or GDP, is a hybrid that was first propagated in Northern California in 2003 by breeder Ken Estes. A cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud, GDP was then backcrossed into itself. Available in clone form from Northern California’s Dark Heart Nursery, the strain produces short, compact plants with tight internodal spacing. During its flowering cycle, leaves tend to display intense shades of purple, blue, green and orange. Granddaddy Purple can be cultivated indoors or out, but grows best in a climate-controlled environment. While the flowering cycle takes roughly 65 days to complete when cultivated indoors, outdoor growers can expect to harvest by late September or early October in the Northern Hemisphere, and late March to early April in the Southern Hemisphere.