Sour Diesel, also known as “Sour D” and “Sour Deez,” is a popular sativa marijuana strain made by crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel effects are dreamy, cerebral, fast-acting and energizing. This strain features a pungent flavor profile that smells like diesel. Medical marijuana patients choose Sour Diesel to help relieve symptoms associated with suffering from anxiety and depression, Sour Diesel can help you kick them through sheer mental energy. The stimulation and brain-electrifying feelings would get anyone up and moving (the 26% THC high doesn’t hurt either). It can help you fight fatigue, get your appetite moving again, combat that pesky migraine, or even help with mood disorders. Due to its energizing abilities, Sour D can help those that suffer from bipolar disorder (manic depression) or PTSD by giving them a boost of positive cerebrality.
Speaking of aromas, Sour Diesel strain continues to earn its name as you smoke it. A pungent cloud of skunky haze (like Diesel Gas but after eating an entire fruit orchard), explodes from this bud in a dense, lemony fog. The odor is sour, pungent, and strong. The taste is earthy, herbal, gassy, and with an unmistakable aftereffect of lemon on your tongue. Sour Diesel is a notoriously fast-acting sativa-dominant strain, it comes in both autoflowering and feminized seed variations. It is said to be a descendant of Chemdawg 91, mixed with Super Skunk, and was created in the 90’s in sunny California.
Sour Diesel Growing INFO
Sour Diesel is a relatively hard strain to grow and offers moderate yields. It tends to ‘stretch’ during the first month of flowering, which, at 10-11 weeks, is lengthy by marijuana standards. As a result, you may need to engage in LST if your growing tent is on the small side. When you complete LST correctly, you will expose the bud sites on the lower end of the plant to more light, boosting growth. The strain that grows tall and fragrant in a hot and somewhat dry, arid climate, with low humidity. High intensity light is highly recommended. It is, however, essential to keep the growing environment sterile due to the fact that the plant can be prone to powdery mildew. This can be hard to remove, so it is best to be proactive in keeping its surroundings clean.
Sour Diesel takes a little longer to flower than other strains but it is well worth the wait. An indoor-grown plant can yield up to an estimated 18 ounces per m2 on average per harvest.
For a Sour D plant grown outdoors, the ideal time for a harvest is around early November. An outdoor grown plant can be very generous in its yield, with an expected average of 25 ounces plant available for plucking during harvest.
As you’ll mainly grow your Sour Diesel outdoors, it is often a nightmare to prevent pests from feasting on your crop. The ‘easy’ option is to use chemical insecticides because they usually are pretty effective. However, even though they get rid of the critters, they cause other problems: Primarily the damage they cause to humans when inhaled!