Red Diesel Genetics
Red Diesel is the hybrid hit created when Barney’s Farm crossed California Orange Bud with NYC Diesel. The former, California Orange, first became popular in California and Amsterdam in the 1990s. It was then that Barney’s Farm seized the opportunity to cross this mellow, easy-to-grow indica with the Soma Seeds original, New York City Diesel. The result, a perfect 50/50 balance of indica and sativa lineage bursting with the flavors of both parents.
Red Diesel Effects
Red Diesel has an immediate cerebral effect that uplifts and energizes. These sensations are balanced by a calm, euphoric state of tranquility. Both relaxing and motivating, cannaisseurs enjoy Red Diesel’s creatively productive high best during the day.
Red Diesel Terpene Profile
Red Diesel has a very distinctive taste and aroma with the kerosene-like, sharp high notes and musty, citrus edge. The flowers smell like an exotic mix of lemon and mango subdued by a strong, lemon gas finish. Those who enjoy sour flavors will certainly enjoy Red Diesel.
Medical Benefits Red Diesel
Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including stimulating appetite, reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
How to Grow Red Diesel
Red Diesel grows quite tall when flowered and can reach an average height of 100cm. Growing similar in appearance to New York City Diesel, its long side-branches often need staking for support. Red Diesel can stretch considerably during the first few weeks of flowering, so using a SCROG is recommended. That’s why this strain is better suited for intermediate growers who have experience with sativa hybrids. Outdoors this strain can perform well, however, best results are achieved in hotter climates.