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The energy and optimistic elevation of Sour Diesel makes it easy to see why the strain is common around the United States. Popular and tasty strains such as Sour Tsunami and Sour Jack have been spawned and strains such as NYC Diesel have been influenced, mimicking their distinctive taste. In vibrant social settings, it is as fun as it is when used individually, and its blend of physical and mental effects makes it flexible enough to suit the intent of the individual.
An incredibly common strain, Sour Diesel, often abbreviated as Sour D, is characterized by the fuel-like chemical scent of its flowers. With some slight physical indica relief, it has a mostly sativa head high, making it popular among recreational and medicinal users alike. This is a powerful strain with a THC content that has been tested at 20% to 25%.
The precise sources of Sour Diesel are not clear since the illegal cannabis industry of the 1980s and 90s existed without any sort of permanent evidence. While there is no definite consensus on its original genetic composition, the success of Sour Diesel has made it the subject of much debate. Some claim that as a separate phenotype of an initial strain simply called Diesel, real Sour Diesel was derived. Others claim it was a Chemdawg phenotype that leaned on more sativa than indica. Others also say it was a cross between Chemdawg and Northern Lights, or maybe Chemdawg, Northern Lights and Skunk #1.
With leaves that look yellowish-green, Sour Diesel has round, medium-sized buds. In comparison to the closely packed leaves, red hairs are called pistils, structures that work to capture pollen from male plants. The flowers are somewhat sticky when properly healed; the dusting of trichomes is not as readily noticeable as it is on more resinous strains such as White Widow. Nevertheless, splitting open buds reveals that the insides of the thick flowers are covered by trichomes. The buds have an overpowering fragrance that is somewhat close to oil, true to the name of this strain. The odor has some orange hints, too. Breaking the buds open or grinding intensifies this fragrance and adds musk and pine sap elements..Sour Diesel has a notoriously harsh, acrid smoke that can cause consumers to cough or create water for their sinuses. The smoke has a sour and vaguely skunky taste that can be characterized as unpleasant; the diesel and almost ammonia-like tang stings the tongue on the exhale and can persist afterwards for a long time. It should be warned that smokers attempting to stay quiet are a very pungent strain whose odor can spread for quite a while.
In the shape of a wet and fun head rush, the high from Sour Diesel falls on users easily. A attitude uplift can also be evident. While synaptic activity in the brain is activated by Sour Diesel, the character of this high head is more spacey than deeply cerebral. If surrounded by others, users can feel chatty or, if loving the strain alone, somewhat introspective. For several, a faint sense of physical calm partly anchors this flying high. That said, it is unusual to have a body stone that leads to a full-on sofa clock. In treating any signs of moderate stress, anxiety, or depression, the feeling of euphoria that comes with this variation can be useful. A bit of artistic creativity can be triggered by its ability to contribute to associative thought. Strain fans also describe relief from aches and pains that are troublesome. In some cases, Sour Diesel’s mix of behavioral and somatic effects can also render it a potent aphrodisiac. As is normal with many influential sativas, for others, the altered mental condition triggered by Sour Diesel may be overwhelming, contributing to delusional, recursive thinking or a sense of becoming “out of control” of one’s thoughts or body in general. As such, users should change their intake accordingly, especially those with a lower THC tolerance. Sour Diesel has an elevated average duration that lasts between 2 and 3 hours.
Sour Diesel seeds are packed and available from many seed bank sellers for sale. As clones, growers can also raise plants, taking clippings taken from fully grown plants of the same strain. Sour Diesel can be grown indoors or outdoors, but semi-humid, mediterranean-like climates with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit are needed for outdoor cultivation. The plants, with a tall, spindly appearance and large gaps between flowering nodes, are more characteristically Sativa than Indica. With their height growing exponentially during the flowering period, plants may grow to be over four feet tall. Bending and pruning branches early in the vegetative stage can help train the plants to fit within small vertical space for those growing indoors. Sour Diesel blooms when grown indoors within 10 weeks and when grown outdoors in early November. It has a relatively high yield: farmers should expect between 42 and 56 grams per square foot of plant (or between 1.5 and 2 ounces).