Sour Diesel (sometimes referred to as Sour D) is one of the best known and widely available sativa strains on the market today, with 80% of its genetics leaning on the sativa side. Its name was derived from its pungent, sometimes overpowering gasoline-like aroma that is punctuated by sour and skunky notes.
It is a very potent strain with THC levels measuring between 20%-25%, with effects that are mainly cerebral. While its true lineage remains a mystery due to a lack of formal records emerging from the underground cannabis world of the 80s and 90s, the most popular theory speculates that Sour Diesel originated from a 3 way cross between Chemdawg, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1.
The Sour Diesel is a good yielding, stretchy strain that produces light green, frosty, sour flowers that have a pinkish color when finishing. The Sour Diesel is best if you let it go the full 10 weeks and the taste lingers in your mouth well after the exhale. It is recommended to pinch and bend the tops as she grows because of the stretch, this will also improve yields. If height is an issue, you can still take advantage of this strains stretch in the first 3 weeks by putting your rooted clones directly into flower for a 3-4 foot finish or 1-1.3 meter finish. The Sour D. is great for the beginner or the experienced grower because she is not too nutrient sensitive and can be worked to perfection! A favorite among favorite and well documented you can now add Sour Diesel to your garden and see what all the fuss is about. 2nd Hash HT Cannabis Cup 2010.
The resinous buds of Sour Diesel appear rounded and medium-sized, covered by green and yellow leaves with bright red pistils. They are dense and difficult to break apart by hand, but when the buds are opened, not only does the pungent smell intensifies, but the inside reveals a generous coating of trichomes. When smoked, sour Diesel gives off a harsh, irritating smell and taste, often followed up by heavy coughing. Even the exhale is characterized by a sour, ammonia-like taste, which some may like while others find to be unpleasant. If you happen to fall in the latter category, using a vaporizer is recommended to lessen the undesirable taste or flavor.
- Sold Quantity: 1 Oz | 4 Oz | 8 Oz | 16 Oz
- Postive Effects: Relaxed – 69% | Sleepy – 49% | Euphoric – 48% | Happy – 44% | Hungry – 29%
- Medical Benefits: Stress – 36% | Pain – 30% | Insomnia – 29% | Anxiety-29% | Depression – 23%
- Negative Effects: Dry mouth – 31% | Dry eyes – 17% | Dizzy – 7% | Paranoid 4% | Anxious 3%