Cannabis Strain Review: Sour Diesel

A Brief History: Descending From OG Kush

A long-time favorite of cannabis enthusiasts, sour diesel is the product of an opportune mix of plants stemming from seeds purchased at a concert. The story goes the seeds were bought at a 1991 Grateful Dead concert in Colorado before being distributed throughout the East Coast for further development. Combining the seeds with Chemdawg plant’s and later on Super Skunk, the Sour Diesel strain was formed, as well as OG Kush.

Two of the most infamous strains were created and continue to flourish in markets across the states today. Since the history of the strain is murky and passed down through many people we don’t know for sure if this was the exact chain of events. There are many rumors of other strains being added into the mix throughout the years before the final Sour Diesel strain was concocted.

Whatever the process, we ended up with the magical mixture that is today’s Sour Diesel strain.

Genetics Revealed

A child of the hybrid Chemdawg strain and Indica strain Super Skunk, Sour Diesel is a strong sativa dominant strain that has gained popularity with the masses. Some believe that the origins also include hints of Northern Lights and Hawaiian undertones.

Sour Diesel contains a fairly high THC content of around nineteen to twenty-five percent on average, providing an excellent strong head high. Small amounts of myrcene, pinene, and limonene terpenes add a citrus scent and flavor to the strain as well. The notorious diesel fuel smell is where the strain derives its name from and makes it easy to tell if you are dealing with the unmistakable strain.

Effects & High: How Does Sour Diesel Make You Feel?

Being a sativa dominant strain is what provides the excellent head high that uplifts and ZAPS you with energy. You will not find yourself stuck to the couch with this breed of cannabis. With this energy comes with it the desires to be on your feet and moving.

The euphoric, happy, and motivating strain is great for recreational use and medical applications as well. You will feel a sense of relaxation and joy as soon as the Sour Diesel hits your system. Perfect for enjoying a yummy meal, watching a funny movie, or as a pick me up on a dreary day. Sour Diesel can help to boost your creative side, making it an excellent choice for artists. The robust high does not impede your thinking abilities but instead helps to energize and motivate you in a happier state that before.

Appropriate Medical Applications

Sour Diesel is one of the most effective strains for fighting depression and anxiety. The uplifting head high can help to reduce sadness and relax your mind. Since it does not create a sluggish, weighed down body high it can be perfect for those suffering from anxiety. You will feel a sense of leisure and relief when using Sour Diesel.

A great pick me up in the morning to get your day started right, Sour Diesel is one of the best choices for your first dose of the day. This strain is also perfect for helping with ADD, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder. Great for stress relief as well, Sour Diesel is a powerful all-around choice for fighting psychological disorders without traditional medicinal use that can come with many side effects.

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  • Yaspar Kyashred
    "A child of the hybrid Chemdawg strain and Indica strain Super Skunk, Sour Diesel is a strong sativa dominant strain..." Heavy indicas as ancestors, but it's sativa dominant? Uh, OK.
    • Mary Mart
      Hi Yaspar, I'm glad you pointed this out. Having a heavy indica lineage doesn't necessarily mean that that strain will be indica dominant. It comes down to the phenotype of that strain. How the strain is grown and where it's grown dictates the expression (cannabinoid ratio, terpene ratio, flavinoid ratio, etc.). Hope this helps!
  • Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stress, pain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients. This strain took root in the early 90's, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.
  • interesting site well build educating and quality products.
  • Sour diesel weed for sale Sour diesel weed for saleThe 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-diesel-weed-for-sale. 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

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