Befitting its name, Granddaddy Purple is an old-school cannabis strain that cannabis cultivators have admired for decades. Cannabis consumption has been on the rise, and all these years later, Granddaddy Purple remains a popular cannabis strain. This strain certainly caters to a specific type of marijuana user, and that type of user could be you. Is Granddaddy Purple the perfect strain for you? Let’s find out!
A Pure Strain in a World of Hybrids
These days, thanks to those aforementioned cannabis cultivators, most marijuana strains are hybrids. They mix the parentage of sativa strains and indica strains. Most of the Growers Choice Seeds catalog is comprised of balanced strains or dominant strains, wherein the sativa or the indica parentage tilts the scales in their direction. This makes total sense. Many are fans of cannabis seed strains that bring the effects of sativa and indica together. Some, though, still like to indulge in marijuana strains that keep it pure. Granddaddy Purple seeds could be perfect for you if you are a fan of indica effects. This is a pure indica strain, so if your typical indica-dominant strains still aren’t quite enough, we have you covered with Granddaddy Purple.
The Flavor and Aroma of Granddaddy Purple
The purple color of this cannabis strain can give you a hint of a tempting aroma. You will notice a complex berry aroma. In addition to that aroma of berries, you can expect the flavor of juicy grapes. In addition to the sweet aroma, there is something of an earthy aroma to keep things from being overly sweet and fruity. This helps make Granddaddy Purple a popular cannabis strain for those who appreciate berry goodness. Heck, berry greatness!
What is the THC level of Granddaddy Purple Seeds?
Many in the cannabis market prize a strain based on its THC content. THC is the psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Just because Granddaddy Purple plants give you the aroma of grapes and sweet berries, don’t expect the strain to be gentle. The THC level in Granddaddy Purple comes in at around 20 percent and can top out at up to 23 percent. That makes for a high-powered strain that can hit you with the psychoactive effects of marijuana with gusto. So start slow with Granddaddy Purple! Its extreme potency could be overwhelming if you aren’t used to it.
A Quick Note on Purple Cannabis
When we told you about the THC content level in Granddaddy Purple, you may have thought to yourself, “Well of course, it’s purple weed!” There have long been associations between the purple color of certain strains to certain characteristics found in marijuana. People will tell you that purple weed is stronger. Some think that only indicas are purple in color. Neither of these things is true. The shades of purple seed in some marijuana strains have nothing to do with the THC content, and not all purple strains are indicas, or even indica-dominant. Now, Granddaddy Purple is a purple strain that does so happen to have a lot of THC in it, and it is also a pure indica. As such, if that is what you want from your cannabis, we recommend Granddaddy Purple seeds. You can’t merely buy marijuana seeds for some strain with purple shades to it and expect high THC and indica effects.
What to Expect When You Smoke Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple has coveted characteristics among those who like to use marijuana to chill out. As a pure indica, Granddaddy Purple is all about physical relaxation. Indica strains are felt more in the body, and are relaxing, whereas sativas are energizing and give you more of a “heady” high. The relaxing effects of Granddaddy Purple can be felt throughout your body. We recommend saving this strain and its calming effects for a night in by yourself, or before you go to bed. An indica like Granddaddy Purple is not well suited for daytime use. It is, however, a great choice for nighttime. A bit of Granddaddy Purple before bed can help you not only relax but also sleep. This is excellent weed for folks who want to chill out and don’t mind some couch lock, or drifting off not too long after smoking thanks to the comprehensive relaxation effects of this strain.
Is Granddaddy Purple a Good Medical Strain?
We’d call the Granddaddy Purple strain suitable for medical use. The high THC and pure indica nature give Granddaddy Purple medicinal properties that can help with sleep issues, including insomnia. Some medicinal marijuana users also find this to be a high-quality weed for alleviating symptoms of pain, and stimulating hunger when struggling with loss of appetite. For some medicinal conditions, we’d definitely recommend discussing if marijuana is right for you with your doctor. If you just want to try something to help with sleep issues or to alleviate a bit of stress, though, you are probably in the market for some Granddaddy Purple seeds.
Growing Plants from Granddaddy Purple Seeds
Even novice growers should be able to handle growing Granddaddy Purple plants! This is one of the easier strains to grow. Granddaddy Purple seeds tend to do better in terms of average yield with indoor growers. The strain can take a bit longer in terms of flowering time, often between eight and 11 weeks. After that, expect an indoor yield of 400 grams per square meter, and an outdoor yield of 500 grams per plant. Again, Granddaddy Purple seeds tend to flourish better indoors, with carefully-monitored humidity levels, but if you are an experienced grower, you may want to give it a shot outside as well.
Get Granddaddy Purple Feminized Seeds
Growers Choice Seeds is a cannabis seed bank dedicated to providing quality marijuana seeds to all our customers. That includes Granddaddy Purple seeds because we want you to be left with high-quality weed when all is said and done. You should have a berry aftertaste in your mouth from smoking great Granddaddy Purple weed, not left with a bitter aftertaste from a disappointing yield. We have several other strains similar to Granddaddy Purple you may want to consider as well:
- Purple Urkle: Purple Urkle’s great for those who want Granddaddy’s purple berry flavors and high THC, but want a bit of sativa parentage in the mix as well.
- Purple Diesel: A purple strain with sweet berry flavor, but moderate THC levels and sativa-leaning parentage.
- Grape Ape: Grape Ape is very similar to Granddaddy Purple, but with an even more impressive yield potential!
- Master Kush: A different flavor profile, but another pure indica strain for you to consider.
- Wedding Cake: If you want sweetness and a lot of THC, Wedding Cake lives up to its name in terms of flavor, but comes in at 25 percent THC as well.