Granddaddy Purple Strain – Not Really Your Grandpa’s Strain

The Granddaddy Purple strain is a gentle cultivar that’s ideal for beginners. This sweet indica takes on fruity notes from its parents, Big Bud and Purple Urkle. Granddaddy Purple is well known for its relaxing euphoric effects that relieve your stress and help you get a good night’s sleep. This mellow, soothing strain is similar to Kaya Romulan and Blueberry OG, providing joyous relaxation and happiness.

Strain Table of Contents

granddaddy purple strain
8.5Expert Score
Strain Flavor Scale

The irresistible Granddaddy Purple strain has a fruit-forward grape flavor to match its name.

Fruity
9
Grape
9.5
Pine
8.5

      AVO Ratings

      THC

      THC LEVELS

      15 -40%

      CBD

      CBD LEVELS

      15% - 40%

      Strain Information

      The Granddaddy Purple strain is a heavenly bud from the sun-kissed state of California. With its 1% CBD and 17% THC content, it’s perfect for fighting anxiety, appetite loss, and physical discomfort. As opposed to more potent modern cultivars of indica strains, GDP is a lighter body buzz, one that dulls pain and fights depression while still giving you enough oomph to fight couch lock and be productive.

      Granddaddy Purple Strain Effects

      Feelings
      Relaxed
      Relaxed 76%
      Euphoric
      Euphoric 72%
      Content
      Content 78%
      Helps With
      Migraines
      Migraines 78%
      PTSD
      PTSD 73%
      Anxiety
      Anxiety 71%
      Negative
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 50%
      Dry, irritated eyes
      Dry, irritated eyes 50%

      Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974”
      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974” 72%
      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House”
      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House” 69%
      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?”
      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?” 74%

      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974”

      No one can imagine a marijuana Granddaddy without immediately picturing Jerry Garcia. Listen to “Ship of Fools” and sink into a classic vibe with this classic strain and this classic song.

      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House”

      They might be a little on the weird side of jazz, but Medeski Martin & Wood will make you giggle shamelessly while listening to “Bubble House.”

      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?”

      It’s fun. It’s bouncy. It’s bubbly. It’s the mellow way you’re going to be feeling when you smoke this tranquil Granddaddy Purple strain.

      Pairs With Food
      Tahini or hummus
      Tahini or hummus 93%
      New york-style pizza
      New york-style pizza 71%
      Chocolatey Brownie
      Chocolatey Brownie 77%

      Tahini or hummus — with some carrots or pita. There’s something about this strain that makes the difference in textures super satisfying. That’s why a crunchy carrot with silky hummus and a chewy pita is near perfection with the smooth GDP strain.

      New York-style pizza — big, floppy, and foldable, which is exactly how the Granddaddy Purple strain makes you feel.

      Chocolatey Brownie — deliciously decadent; there’s a reason special brownies have a certain association with Granddaddy Purple.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Mint Julep
      Mint Julep 75%
      Bourbon
      Bourbon 76%
      Dark rum
      Dark rum 82%

      Mint Julep — Nicely aromatic with a bite, this is the kind of drink you enjoy on a balcony in the summertime when you’re relaxing in the heat of the evening, and that’s precisely how GDP makes you feel.

      Bourbon — with a little water. Bourbon is a sipping drink you savor. When paired with this strain, GDP reveals the aromatic nature of the bourbon a little more.

      Dark rum — something like a dark and stormy. Not light rum. Dark rum is rum that wants to be rum, and Granddaddy Purple is a strain that wants to rock you to sleep.

      Where The Strain Is Grown

      Introduced in 2003 by West Coaster Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is extra potent after being crossed back into itself. This hardy plant won the Medical Cup in 2004 and the Green Cup for three consecutive years in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

      Strain Summary

      Find a comfy spot on the sofa and prepare to feel all your troubles melt away in a euphoric haze of relaxation. With an established reputation, Granddaddy Purple is a strain by which all other indicas are judged.

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