Granddaddy Purple Strain Kush
The good old GDP (aka Granddaddy Purple Strain) hands down one of the most popular indica srains on the west coast. What makes this beautiful bud come to life is its parent strains the Big Bud and Purple Urkle. This strain takes the best of both parenting strain – The rich purple buds come from the Purple Urkle while the large bud formations come from the Big Bud strain.
Giving this bud a nice shine complements the orange hairs and white trichomes.
Gained international acclaim as a cannabis strain in 2003 by Ken Estes, the Granddaddy Purple Strain (GDP) is a very popular India from California. This strain emanates from a cross of the Purple Urkle and Big Bud strains and characterized by an oversized and compact bud structure. All of which are traits from the Big Bud strain. Also, the GDP’s flowers come in shades of deep purple plus a different background for its snow-like dusting. One, which is made of white crystal resin.
While some growers claim the average flowering period for this strain is 60 days, others say it ranges between 70-77 days. Although indoor cultivation is best for especially when seeking a bounty harvest, growers can expect a harvest in early October when grown outdoors. For a bountiful harvest, the temperature must be around the 70’s and humidity between 50-55% through the growing cycle.
Aroma and Taste
The buds of Granddaddy Purple Strain comes with a super sweet grape flavor sandwiched by heavily and overwhelming pungent harsh aftertaste for some users. Amongst other things, its aroma comes with a powerful hint of berry and sweet grape not to talk of the spicy pungency, which is harsh as well. The buds of the GDP strain come with spattered bright fiery orange hairs, sandwiched with a strikingly purple, as well as coated in sweet sticky resin that makes its users go crazy.
Crowned champion as a genetic winner in 2015 at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup for Best U.S Indica, the GDP comes with a THC level that ranges 20-27% and a CBD level that is lower than 1%.
For patients, the GDP serves a panacea for
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle spasms