Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is one of the most popular indicas around. Producing happy, relaxed effects, this strain is great for winding down, catching up on some sleep, or easing pain.

Granddaddy Purple is a classic indica. Whether you're in need of some sleep, suffer from chronic pain, or just need to chill out, this strain has you covered. Granddaddy Purps came onto the scene back in 2003 from San Francisco Bay breeder Ken Estes. Since then, it's become one of the most popular indicas on dispensary shelves.

It's safe to say this strain has some shelf appeal. With dense purple buds, slight lime hues, ample red hairs, and a good coating of white trichomes, this strain is quick to go. Coupled with reliable sedative effects, Granddaddy Purple is an easy win for growers and consumers alike.

This strain is a cross between two rockstar strains, Big Bud and Purple Urkle. However, these genetics are strikingly similar to Grape Ape, another popular purple strain. Regardless, Granddaddy Purple is loved by medical patients and recreational users alike.

Those on the recreational side will appreciate the deep body relaxation and calming effects of this strain. Granddaddy Purple makes for a great nightcap or accompaniment to a warm bath. Medical users appreciate this strain for appetite stimulation, stress, depression, and chronic pain.

Though Granddaddy is an indica, it tends to provide a bit of a euphoric mental high. New consumers should be slow with this strain, as THC levels can run as high as 23%.


Pain Relief



Flowering Period

77 days

Average Yield

High: 500 - 550 g/mindoors, 1000 g/plant outdoors

Outdoor Harvest Date

Mid October

Average Height

Medium: 3.5 to 4.5 feet

Growing Tips

For best results, you'll need to pay attention to air flow. This plant likes lots of circulation, meaning fans and good pruning are a must. Cleaning out lower branches is a good idea. Granddaddy Purple tends to produce oversized buds, so you might want to add supports, especially outdoors. Indoors, best results are achieved when you keep the temperature between 68 and 77°F (20 to 25°C). Humidity should be kept close to 50%.


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Grow Difficulty


Food Pairing

Granddaddy Purple's sweet berry aroma comes with hints of herbal earthiness. Pair this strain with mushroom dishes (such as portobello mushroom bacon), smoked meats, and sharp cheeses.

May Help

Gastrointestinal Disorder
Lack Of Appetite
Muscle Spasms


Caryophyllene - Pepper
Humulene - Hops
Myrcene - Musk, mango
Pinene - Pine

Negative Effect(s)

Dry Eyes
Dry Mouth
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