Sour Diesel Strain | Growers Choice Seeds

Sour Diesel Strain

Also regularly referred to as “Sour D,” Sour Diesel is a long-lasting rocket-fueled near-pure sativa that will lift you into the stratosphere with its caffeinated-like energizing effects. Thought to be the resultant cross between Chemdawg, a legendary strain in its own right, and an unidentified sativa strain, some believe its original breeder to be “A.J.” or “Asshole Joe,” but to be honest no one really knows. Keep reading to learn more about Sour Diesel’s amazing wake-and-bake effects, how to grow it, and so on.

What are the effects of the Sour Diesel cannabis strain?

  • Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Euphoric
  • Energetic

When fully mature, Sour Diesel’s tall, lanky plants contain a sativa-to-indica ratio of 90:10, and a whopping THC level of 26%, which should tell you right away that this is not your grandparents’ ditchweed kind of strain.

This highly invigorating hybrid strain is a popular choice amongst those who are seeking a fast-acting strain that will boost both their spirit and energy levels.

To call its cerebral effects, which can go on for as long as five hours, “uplifting” is almost an understatement, as the long-lasting jolt of energy it provides won’t just leave you reveling in its euphorically happy effects, but will have you motivated to accomplish whatever it is you need to with a spring in your step and smile on your face.

Sour Diesel’s uplifting effects combined with its lucid high that allows users to concentrate and stay focused on whatever their day’s goals are make this one highly productive strain. In addition, its rousing effects can serve as a good middle-of-the-day pick-me-up for when you’re starting to lose steam.

Probably the only thing that this sativa-dominant strain isn’t good for is bone-deep body relaxation that will lock you to your couch and have you snoring. That said, you shouldn’t completely rule Sour D out as an evening strain, as it’s a great option if you’re starting to drag at the end of the day but have plans to go out with friends for a night on the town and need a late-night recharge.

What are the adverse effects of Sour Diesel?

The two most common side effects of Sour Diesel are the typical ones of feeling parched and/or experiencing dry, itchy eyes–both of which can generally be averted by just drinking plenty of water.

Other far less common negative effects that some users have reported include dizziness and/or an increase in their nervous levels. However, not only are these side effects rare, but they also seem to only happen when someone either overindulges in Sour D or is unused to the effects of such a powerful sativa.

What are Sour Diesel’s fragrance and flavor profiles?

What is Sour Diesel’s terpene profile?

Terpenes aren’t just found in marijuana, they also naturally occur in other types of flora, including fruits, flowers, vegetables, etc. They are what give all of this plant life their flavors and fragrances, as well as their potential healing properties. Take for example, lavender, which is rich in the terpene linalool that is known to have calming effects. It is because of this that lavender is frequently used in aromatherapy and other traditional healing modalities to help users feel calmer and more relaxed.

Sour Diesel’s main terpenes include D-Limonene, β-Pinene, myrcene, caryophyllene, and α-Pinene–each of which you can easily look up online to find out more about their specific traits.

The smell and taste of Sour Diesel

Once you get a sniff of Sour Diesel’s gassy fuel aroma, you’ll understand exactly how and why it got its name. In addition to its diesel-like scent, this sativa also contains accents of herbaceous and citrusy scents. For the uninitiated, Sour D’s aromatic profile may sound extremely offputting, but in reality cannabis strains that smell of diesel, skunk, etc. are actually well-loved for their complex fragrances.

In terms of Sour Diesel’s taste, users say that its tart citrusy flavor is delightfully savory and smooth with rather surprising hints of tropical fruits.

How do I grow Sour Diesel seeds?

Sour Diesel, which is prone to powdery mildew, is something of a challenging experience for growers, which means it’s not recommended for the inexperienced to try their hands at. One thing that will make things easier is the fact that Growers Choice Seeds only sells feminized seeds. This means that cultivators have a 99% chance of ending up with all-female, bud-bearing plants.

Since Sour D grows to be quite tall, it’s usually best to cultivate it outside in a hot, sunny, and rather arid setting where humidity levels are under 60% and where it can have plenty of space to stretch.

That said, if you don’t live in a part of the world that has that kind of extended outdoor growing season, then growing it indoors will be fine, and in many ways will be easier since you can control its temperature and humidity needs. If you do grow it indoors, you’ll need to make sure to stay on top of pruning and topping your Sour Diesel plants so as to keep their height under control. In addition, know that this sativa will respond well to the use of hydroponics.

Regardless of where you cultivate Sour D, be aware that its odors are going to alert everyone who passes by or lives next door to you about what you’re growing.

What do Sour Diesel cannabis plants look like?

Sour Diesel’s tall and gangly plants produce nuggets that are known for their “classic” cannabis appearance. The one thing that makes its green buds, which are frosted over in shimmering icy trichomes, slightly stand out is that they are interwoven with orange pistils that have somewhat pinkish hues to them.

When to harvest your Sour Diesel plants

When grown indoors, Sour Diesel should provide growers with a very pleasing yield of about 510 grams per square meter in approximately 9-11 or so weeks.

However, when cultivated outside, this near-pure sativa has the potential to produce massive harvests of more than 705 grams per plant sometime around the early part of November.

Where can I purchase Sour Diesel seeds?

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Other cannabis strains that are similar to Sour Diesel

1. Triangle Kush: Like Sour Diesel, this upbeat, mood-boosting indica-dominant hybrid, whose potent psychoactive effects are known for providing deep relaxation, also has Chemdawg as a parent and is rather challenging to grow.

2. Super Sour Diesel: It probably shouldn’t come as much surprise that this pure sativa beloved for its powerfully psychoactive cerebral effects that pack quite the exhilarating punch has Sour Diesel as one of its parent strains as it’s essentially an amped-up version of Sour D.

3. Purple Sour Diesel: This well-balanced, physically calming yet energetically invigorating strain that leaves you feeling like you’ve reached the mountaintop also has Sour D as one of its parent strains and like its parent has a very distinct diesel aroma.

4. Pot of Gold: This strain is on the opposite end of the ratio spectrum from Sour Diesel as it has a 90:10 indica-to-sativa content that provides users with a classic indica high that serves as the perfect escape from life’s worries and woes.

5. Silver Haze: For another amazing wake-and-bake strain with 90% sativa, 10% indica, and impressively invigorating effects, check out Silver Haze.

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