Granddaddy Purple, also known as GDP, is a powerful Indica dominant hybrid that is a firm favourite in the medical marijuana community for its pain-relieving properties. A cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud- both powerful Indica strains, GDP is also said to be a direct descendant of Mendo Purps, which would account for its heavy Indica leanings.
While Granddaddy Purple is happiest warm sunny climates, the plant can easily be grown both Indoors and outdoors. The plant will be short and sturdy. If grown outdoors, however, the plant will grow up to eight feet. The benefits of Granddaddy Purple for experienced and novice growers alike is that it responds well to a variety of growing methods, including hydro or soil. As long as this plant gets plenty of water and is maintained at a temperature of 25-25 degrees centigrade, an average yield of around 500 grams per square metres indoors can be expected after 8-9 weeks. Outdoors, you can expect an average of 1 kilogram per plant that can be harvested in early to mid-October.
As the name might imply, this strain is favoured by users of a certain age. That is middle-aged to elderly users, who choose to consume this plant for its medicinal properties. Well known for its mild to mid-range pain relief, this plant combines a delicious berry taste with an energetic boost to provide relief from a variety of ailments that might plague older users.
One of the possible side-effects of Granddaddy Purple is an increased appetite. Other common side-effects may include dry throat, red eyes and sleepiness.