Sour Diesel Strain
Sour Diesel cannabis strain is a cross between Chemdog 91 and Massachusetts Super Skunk. The strain emerged during the early 1990s on the eastern coast of the United States. Followers of the jam bands Phish and Grateful Dead were the first to propagate the strain and are responsible for the spread of Sour Diesel genetics across the US. Sour Diesel has become one of the most widely known cannabis strains of all time and remains an international bestseller. The basis for many of today’s super strains begins with Sour Diesel.
Sour Diesel buds are medium-sized and springy. The coloring is pale green and occasionally has some yellow or amber undertones. Pistils range from soft gold to brighter shades of pink and orange with dark green contrasting leaves. The Sour Diesel strain grows chunky, round calyxes that curl into themselves and break up nicely.
Sour Diesel Flavors
Sour Diesel is worth growing just for the taste alone. This strain has a heavy fuel like bite and a strong lemony and grapefruit taste. When you break the buds apart, you’ll uncover hints of pine and musky wet earth. The flavor is sour and skunky. Sour Diesel is known for having a rich and velvety smoke that lingers in the air.
Sour Diesel strain terpenes have a skunky and tropical citrus fruit taste. A mix of humulene, pinene, caryophyllene, and limonene define this popular strain. The terpene limonene contains various therapeutic and mood-elevating effects. Humulene is a terpene that is found not only in cannabis but also in a variety of medicinal plants like ginseng, black pepper, sage, and basil.
The Sour Diesel strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid, with 90% sativa and 10% indica genetics. THC levels tend to be high on this strain, with the average testing from 18-26%. However, CBD levels are very low and can range from 0.2-0.3.%
Sour Diesel is a fast-hitting and cerebral buzz. It’s a great daytime strain that will energize and uplift. The therapeutic effects of Sour Diesel make it a go-to strain for those suffering from general stress, depression, PTSD, migraines, and inflammation. Because of its energizing effects, Sour Diesel is often used by those suffering from mild bouts of chronic fatigue. While not overly sedating, Sour Diesel will leave you feeling relaxed and contented, making it a useful distraction from minor aches and pains. Many users suggest that Sour Diesel is also helpful for treating nausea.
Growing Sour Diesel Strain
Sour Diesel plants are moderately difficult to grow but can be done successfully both indoors and out. The plants need a semi-humid and Mediterranean-like climate, with temperatures ranging between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. It is a tall and lanky plant that can reach heights of over four feet, and you can expect the plant to stretch about 30% during flowering. This means that plants will need attentive pruning, training, and topping. The flowering time is ten to twelve weeks, which will mean a late October or early November harvest if grown outdoors. Yields are generally 500g/plant. Sour Diesel likes to grow in a somewhat dry and arid climate. A high-intensity light is recommended for indoor gardens. It is, however, essential to keep the growing environment sterile because the plant can be prone to powdery mildew.