Granddaddy Purple, also called Grandaddy Purp or GDP, is a hybrid that was developed by breeder Ken Estes in Northern California in 2003. GDP was created by crossing a Purple Urkle and a Big Bud, and then backcrossing it with GDP.
Granddaddy Purple typically contains high levels of caryophyllene, alpha-pinene, and humulene and has an average THC content of around 17%. This strain is ideal for use during the day or at night because, like the majority of indicas, it has been said to promote relaxation and sleep.
GDP’s buds, a genetic winner, took first place for Best U.S. Indica in 2015 at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup.
The strain, which is obtainable in clone form from Dark Heart Nursery in Northern California, creates short, compact plants with close internodal spacing. Intense hues of purple, blue, green, and orange are frequently seen on leaves during their flowering cycle.
Granddaddy Purple can be grown indoors or outdoors, but it thrives in a controlled climate. While outdoor growers can anticipate harvesting by late September or early October in the Northern Hemisphere and late March to early April in the Southern Hemisphere, the flowering cycle takes approximately 65 days to complete when grown indoors.