Often Imitated, Never Bettered
The original and some would say the best, Granddaddy Purple takes all that’s fantastic about Purple strains to an entirely new level. Guaranteeing the ultimate all-round sensory experience, this bud beauty is as mesmerizing to look at as she is to smoke.
Also stylized as Grand Daddy Purple, this hybrid is one of the most celebrated and popular purple strains of all time. Famed for incredible looks, a fabulous fruity flavor and face-melting high, this mauve marijuana has been reinvented and recreated thousands of times over the years. Though it has to be said that nothing comes close to the original.
Strutting her stuff proudly for a good two decades now, Granddaddy Purple Feminized continues to set the bar for pretty much all other purple strains going. Averaging somewhere in the region of 20% THC, this Indica-heavy hybrid is potent enough to have you flat on your back indefinitely.
Officially unleashed in 2003, this strain first appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area before going global. The legendary Ken Estes is famed for bringing this mighty hybrid to the masses, which immediately caught the attention of cannabis connoisseurs for her extraordinary looks (among other standout qualities, of course).
With a genetic composition of approximately 80% Indica and 20% Sativa genetics, these buds are near-narcotic in their impact on the body. If you’re simply looking for something that gives you no choice but to relax and unwind, this one’s for you. Likewise, if you’re all about fragrance and flavor, there’s almost nothing else out there that compares to Granddaddy Purple Feminized.
While not the easiest strain to grow, cultivators’ efforts consistently feel more than justified - especially considering what you get back in return. Sticking with the feminized version will help you keep problematic male plants out of the equation, unless you’re working on your own hybrids.
Flavor and Fragrance of Granddaddy Purple
The fragrance of Granddaddy Purple Feminized is no less than a masterpiece. Exactly as her appearance suggests, you’re immediately enticed with a huge hit of juicy berries, grape candy and sugary sweetness. All with just the right amount of dank and skunky-funk in the background to keep things interesting.
Break the buds open and all of the above is intensified, though with just a touch of exotic hash in the background.
The flavor of is every bit as decadent as the fragrance, though with the added complexity of a little peppery spice. Fruity, refreshing and relentlessly satisfying, Granddaddy Purple pleases the palate on a level almost nothing else can compare to.
As always, the debate rages as to whether these subtle nuances are best enjoyed via vaporization or traditional combustion. We’ll let you figure that one out for yourselves, though both come equally highly recommended.
‘Overwhelming’ is the term that immediately comes to mind when describing the effects of this mauve marijuana superstar - though in this instance, with completely positive connotations.
A couple of heavy hits and ‘heavy’ really is the word of the moment. You suddenly feel about five times weightier than you actually are, to such an extent that lifting even a finger becomes an arduous chore. This is the kind of strain you turn to when you actually want couch-lock, though coupled with an equally overwhelming sense of bliss and satisfaction.
Interestingly, there’s none of the usual fogginess or mind-melt – this stuff keeps you sharp and clear enough to enjoy every second of the highly sedative experience.
Massive cases of the munchies are practically inevitable, as is the prospect of eventually drifting off into an incredible night’s sleep with prolonged consumption.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Granddaddy Purple Feminized is not a good daytime smoke. Save this stuff for chilled evenings at home and you’ll never look the same at an Indica-heavy hybrid again.
Medical Uses of Granddaddy Purple Feminized
For the most part, Granddaddy Purple is a pretty simple and self-explanatory strain in terms of medical applications.
Despite being an Indica-dominant hybrid, there’s enough of a cerebral uplift to alleviate everyday stress, mild depression, anxiety and many other mental maladies aside. Nevertheless, it’s the physically sedating properties of Granddaddy Purple that make this specimen such a popular choice among therapeutic cannabis users.
This stuff is capable of quickly and comprehensively numbing almost the entire body from head to toe. Perfect for anyone suffering from chronic pain, muscle aches, joint stiffness, headaches and the like.
Unsurprisingly, Granddaddy Purple also makes light work of insomnia and similar sleep disorders – often making it practically impossible to stay awake. If poor appetite is an issue, it won’t be after an evening spent on this stuff.
Just be sure to approach with caution if you have a low THC tolerance, as these buds have a habit of kicking like a mule.
Growing Granddaddy Purple Feminized Seeds
Granddaddy Purple Feminized is far from the simplest strain to get to grips with at home. Beginners can expect to encounter a fair few challenges along the way, though anyone with a moderate amount of experience (and some decent equipment) should be able to cope.
The biggest challenge to cultivating this cannabis is her susceptibility to mold and mildew, along with the need to provide exceptionally consistent and well-balanced heat and humidity for your plants to thrive.
Growing outdoors in the absence of a warm Mediterranean-like climate is out of the question, so taking things to an indoor grow space is recommended. Flowering times come in at around 10 weeks, after which you’ll be looking at a haul of approximately 17oz of quality buds bursting with bag appeal for every square meter of grow space.
Bursting with beautiful grape-berry flavors and famed for her blissfully relaxing effects, Granddaddy Purple is an all-time classic that gets to work on all five senses.
Don’t be dissuaded by the fact that this iconic hybrid isn’t particularly easy to grow - all the time and effort you invest in your plants will be repaid a thousand times over.
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Flowering Time||10-12 Weeks|
|THC Content||Very High (over 20%)|
|CBD Content||Low (0-1%)|