NY Diesel by Guru Seeds is a sativa-dominant superstar hybrid with a powerful cerebral effect. Although this strain surely takes its time to flower, it rewards you with a euphoric feeling that boils down to deep relaxation. Due to its moderately high THC levels, this is also a beginner-friendly variety.
Heritage & Genetics: The strain was first developed by Soma Sacred Seeds and, as the name suggests, it is an East Coast native. NY Diesel is a cross between Afghani Indica and Mexican Sativa landrace strains. The pure, unadulterated genetics of the parent strains are key in understanding the rich flavors and aromas of NY Diesel, as well as its euphoric effects. The slightly sativa edge of this hybrid comes from its Mexican heritage, while THC levels hover around 20%.
Flavor & Aroma: NY Diesel was a hit strain back in the early ’00s, having won nine Cannabis Cups in total. No small part of this was due to its captivating and spicy citrus aroma. When consuming NY Diesel you will immediately notice the delicious lime hints under the strong earthy smell. In terms of taste, the bud is intensely citrusy, with just a touch of grapefruit on the exhale.
Effect: Cannaisseurs will describe NY Diesel as the definition of a daytime strain. It offers an intense cerebral effect that can either manifest as a feeling of intense optimism or happiness. You will feel more social and relaxed around groups when lighting up a bowl of NY Diesel. As the effects gradually wear off, you may feel mildly sedated so you might want to save this for after work.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including 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.
Grow characteristics: NY Diesel is not a very easy plant to care for, since it can be quite finicky. For one, it takes some time to grow, and maintenance can prove demanding for beginners. It grows equally well indoors and outdoors, but unless you live in a dry and warm climate, you may want to keep a roof above its tall canopy. If you can put up with its height and long flowering times, NY Diesel will reward you with an above-average yield of stunning colorful buds, covered by a thick resinous coating.