~ GRAND DADDY PURPLE GREEN ~
This is the green version which smells like the purple version. You will still get purple tints, but the bud on this stacks nicely if grown indoors in proper conditions!
A pure Ken Estes strain; buds will turn dark, dark purple if grown in cooler climates. It can and has sometimes grown just green depending on other environments. In our case, we bought GDP direct, and we had dark purple expressions, and the gigantic buds that stacked large came from a rare green expression. We chose to breed it because it was different yet had the GDP smell like its purple derivative. We continued getting larger yields while the purple still expresses itself in colors from time to time. Our GDP is now an in-house maintained breed which is slightly altered from the true original, but as you can see, in a very good way!
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Grand Daddy Purple (aka Grand Daddy Purps) is one of the most popular Indica strains on the west coast and is perhaps the most well-known ‘purple’ Hemp strain in the US.
Created back in 2003 by Ken Estes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken and his team sought out to create the ultimate Indica hybrid by merging two strains with fantastic genetics – Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The product of these two, Grand Daddy Purple, is a spitting image of its parents’ two best qualities – the deep and dark purple hue from Purple Urkle and the overgrown, dense buds of Big Bud. The dark purple buds blend well with the bright orange hairs and frosted white trichomes that generously cover the bud making it an extremely photogenic strain.
From San Francisco down to Los Angeles, Grand Daddy Purple is one of the most sought-after Indica strains due to its Hollywood looks and classic Indica effects. Despite this popularity, however, many growers, and those working in the dispensary world have claimed that Grand Daddy Purps is almost identical to another famous purple strain – Grape Ape. Some even go so far as to speculate that these two strains may be the same. Others simply say that they are so eerily similar in lineage, look, taste, and effects that they are simply confused with one another by growers, dispensaries, and consumers alike.
Grand Daddy Purple grows best indoors but can be grown outside as well. Flowering usually commences around 70-77 days when grown indoors, and growers can expect harvest in early October when grown outdoors.
The oversized buds may begin to weigh down the plant, especially if grown outdoors. When grown indoors, the plant should be short and stocky enough to hold the weight, but you may want to prepare to offer some support around the 60-day mark if you notice the buds beginning to wear down the plant’s frame.
Yields can top 4 ounces per plant on an indoor grow and well over 3 pounds per plant on an outdoor grow. For optimal results, keep temperatures within the 70s throughout the grow cycle and keep humidity between 50-55%.