Who hasn’t heard of the notorious Sour Diesel or ‘Sour D’, as it is known in some circles? No matter what you call it, you know a winner when you smell one. In the case of Sour Diesel, you can pick up a whiff from miles away.
Heritage & Genetics: Ever since its conception, back in the early 90’s, this potent smelling Californian sativa has been a staple crowd-pleaser. It is thought this strain is either a descendant of a mix between Chemdawg 91 with Super Skunk or a crossing between Chemdawg 91, Northern Lights and Skunk #1.
Flavor & Aroma: The fragrance of Sour Diesel is one of many aspects that made it so notorious. The very pungent diesel fuel aroma can be picked up from miles away. The taste of fuel is also noticeable on the exhale and will linger long after you put it away.
Effect: Even though there are indica genetics at play, the main effect of Sour Diesel is predominantly sativa in nature. The rush of energy and a happy, creative, focused high will get you on your feet and will give you a productive edge. This makes Sour Diesel perfect for enjoying during the day.
Medical: Ongoing research has found that in higher doses THC may help with Glaucoma, by reducing pressure in the eye. THC and CBD have also been found to have pain-relieving qualities that are thought to amplify when the cannabinoids work together. Meanwhile, CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Considering this, this high THC, moderate CBD strain may be somewhat useful for relieving pain and inflammation often experienced with joint pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
Grow characteristics: Sour Diesel is very sensitive to mildew, so unless you live in a dry, warm climate, it is advised to cultivate it indoors, in a clean and dry environment. It tends to stretch out early during flowering, which makes it exceptionally well suited for SCROG or SOG cultivation methods.