Sour Diesel is one of the most widely smoked Sativa strains of all time. If you haven’t heard of this strain, someone you know has already tried it (and probably loves it).
I consider the Sour Diesel strain, when grown properly, to be some of the finest medication available for battling bouts of depression. As such, I’m sure Sour Diesel is going to continue to explode in popularity as more and more people make the switch to medical marijuana.
All of this makes it very hard to focus on the task at hand. Personally would rather medicate with Jack Herer, Blue Dream or Green Crack for more of a clear-headed high conducive to deep-thought. After all, the trance-like effect makes it really easy to get distracted when medicating with the Sour Diesel strain.
The specific lineage of Sour Diesel is tricky and documented very poorly. Some believe the Sour Diesel strain simply comes from a phenotype of Chemdawg that was slightly different and more on the Sativa side of the equation.
So why is Sour Diesel a favorite among medical marijuana patients and cannabis connoisseurs world-wide? It is because the Sour Diesel strain has got a distinct, pungent gassy stench that is coupled with an exciting burst of energy. Having Sativa lineage, it is correct to assume that Sour diesel will predominately affect the mind.
The smell of Sour Diesel should be intoxicating. It should remind you of an overpowering stench of lemons and diesel fuel. It should be a pungent stench. The pictures attached are a good example of what a good batch of Sour D looks like.
“Patients can expect the Sour Diesel strain to make them alert, energetic, and even slightly light-headed.”
Patients typically use Sour Diesel as their first source of medication to start the day; it’ll have you feeling awake and ready to go. Sour D affects your head almost exclusively; there’s absolutely no couch-lock or heavy body feeling. The way I think of Sour Diesel is similar to how a dog reacts when it sees a squirrel. Head perks up, instantly aware of your surroundings, and sort of tuned into your environment like you’ve never been before. It seems to work with the brain to create tons of ideas and energy.
Others believe Sour Diesel stems from the mixture of Original Diesel (which consists of Chemdawg x Super Skunk x Northern Lights) and an unknown Skunk phenotype (most likely consisting of Skunk x Hawaiian x Northern Lights).
Sour Diesel is one of the most widely smoked Sativa strains of all time. If you haven’t heard of this strain, someone you know has already tried it (and probably …
Sour Diesel doesn’t yield quite as well as Original Diesel, growing a bit more spindly and with lighter buds, but the yield is still above-average. Training and netting works very well for this strain, and it will take moderate to high amounts of feeding during flower, bulking up until the very end. It stretches at least twice its initial height when flowered, more than that without training.
Sour Diesel displays an extremely pungent blend of fuel, skunk, citrus, and spice that will leak through many jars and bags when the strain is well-grown. The sharpness gets stronger after breaking it up, adding a stronger kick of citrus as well as a cutting fuel aroma that tickles the nose.
Thought to be an accidental cross when the DNL hermied, Sour Diesel (or East Coast Sour Diesel, as it’s commonly called) is a special plant in the OG Kush/ChemDawg line of strains. Its often “crushing” sativa effect actually seems to hit most people as more of an indica, increasing couchlock and being strong to the point of being overwhelming at times. The plant itself is a fairly lanky one that tends to show lots of foxtailing when finished, practically stinking up the room with its pungent fuel-skunk-citrus bouquet.
Sour Diesel isn’t known for being a long-laster at medicinal levels — it’s a high peak and then a valley normally, often finishing with the user feeling lethargic and a bit drained after the sativa start. Sour Diesel often helps with nerve issues, appetite, and can also help as a sleep aid during the “crash” portion of the effects.
East Coast of the United States
Unconfirmed, thought to be Original Diesel (ChemDawg ’91 x [Massachusetts Super Skunk x Sensi Seeds Northern Lights] x DNL (Northern Lights/Shiva x Hawaiian)
When Original Diesel was accidentally crossed with a DNL plant that hermied, it created seed stock that produced the East Coast Sour Diesel (ECSD) clone. Many seed companies have released crosses with the strain, and some (like Reservoir Seeds) have attempted to reproduce the strain in seed form, releasing a variety of backcrosses and IBLs with varying results.
A frontal attack of skunky citrus funk gives way to a mentholated lime-kissed spice which lingers in the mouth. The smoke is expansive and will definitely cause coughing on larger hits.
Clone only, though Reservoir Seeds, Cali Connection, and a few others have since “selfed” the ECSD clone to produce feminized seed stock
Thought to be an accidental cross when the DNL hermied, Sour Diesel (or East Coast Sour Diesel, as it's commonly called) is a special plant in the OG Kush/ChemDawg line of strains. Its often "crushing" sativa effect actually seems to hit most people as more of an indica