The Sour Diesel strain is undeniably one of the best strains to smoke. Experienced ganja connoisseurs can tell right away if it’s from the Sour Diesel lineage by its pungent, diesel gas smell.
What is Sour Diesel?
Sour Diesel is considered by many a premium strain of cannabis. While some call it “King Sativa”, others simply call it “Sour D”. Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant strain that stands out there because it delivers a rapid onset of sensations, tastes amazing, and has an energetic but dreamy effect and leaves no question in your mind that you are stoned. Sour Diesel’s astounding and powerful genetics remain somewhat unclear; however, most experts agree, its lineage comes from Northern Lights, Chemdawg, and Skunk while others believe its origins descended from a Chemdawg phenotype and Mexican Sativa.
Getting Your Hands on Sour Diesel
Authentic Sour Diesel is one of those strains that stingy people hoard; therefore, getting your hands on genuine genetics can sometimes be a problem unless you happen to know about one of these stingy sources. You may have to conduct some research to pinpoint specific dispensaries, caretakers or seed banks that offer this powerful strain. The THC percentage registers between 24-29 percent, which remains a consistent trait, due to its powerful heritage.
Why is Sour Diesel Considered Superior?
What makes this strain so superior is that it’s the purest sour diesel strain you can currently get at 90 percent Sativa and 10 percent Indica. For first-time smokers, this stain may be too much and induce anxiety or leave you immobilized for hours; therefore, use in moderation until you know when to put it down. Additionally, due to its cerebral effects and coveted power to stone people, many users consider Sour Diesel to be superior over other sativa strains.
What Makes Sour Diesel So Special?
Being one of the most prolific strains still in existence today is what makes this Sativa-dominant strain so special. It has an unmistakable high coupled with short-term memory loss. Sour Diesel is also known to ease pain and alleviate depression and other medical ailments. It is highly sought out in the medical community because it provides medicinal benefits as well as the intense euphoric high that seasoned smokers want.
Aroma & Growth
When you have an authentic Sour Diesel Strain, it will fill the entire room with gasoline aromas, even double wrapped and tucked away in your stash box. This is the most popular characteristic trait of Sour Diesel, hence its name Diesel. The smell will punch you right in the face just like getting out of your car on a hot day at the gas station and being overwhelmed by gasoline fumes. This signature smell makes Sour Diesel the most coveted sativa strain in the marketplace and one that still reigns King.
Seeds of Sour Diesel are packaged and available for sale from several seed bank retailers. Growers can also raise plants as clones, taking clippings taken from fully grown plants of the same strain. Sour Diesel can be grown indoors or outdoors, although outdoor cultivation requires semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climates with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The plants are more characteristically Sativa than Indica, with a tall, spindly appearance and large spaces between flowering nodes.
Plants can grow to be over four feet tall, with their height increasing exponentially during the flowering stage. For those growing indoors, bending and pruning branches early in the vegetative stage may help train the plants to fit within limited vertical space. Sour Diesel flowers within 10 weeks when grown indoors and around early November when grown outdoors. It has a moderately high yield: growers can expect between 42 and 56 grams (or between 1.5 and 2 ounces) per square foot of plant.