If you’re planning to grow these cannabis seeds indoors, note that Sour Diesel plants generally grow to be over four feet tall, with a quick growth spurt during the flowering stage. If your space indoors is cramped or limited in height, consider bending and pruning branches early in the vegetative stage to help train the plants to fit within confined vertical spaces.
An excellent choice for those new to growing weed seeds, Sour Diesel tends to thrive well in any setup. A popular choice for both indoor and outdoor growing, plants can grow to be over four feet in height, with huge growth streaks during the flowering stage. The plants themselves lean towards sativa characteristics, with tall spindly appearances and wide spaces between nodes. Due to its indica component, this strain lends itself to faster flowering than traditional diesel plants, around 10 weeks when grown indoors.
Packing a solid THC punch, Sour Diesel weighs in around 20-25% THC, so be prepared for this one to sock it to you, in an uplifting and elevated manner, that is.
What makes it the perfect choice for those who suffer from mental health related issues is the fact that it carries the benefit of relaxation without the tired heaviness some strains produce, or the couch lock effect. With just a little toke or three, you get the relief and relaxation needed to elevate your mood, but you aren’t left feeling drained and sucked into the couch!
Fans of Sour Diesel strain seeds also rave about the relief they often feel from aches, pains, flair ups and chronic pain. It has the ability to incite hunger while suppressing nausea, so this variety is a fan favorite for those going through chemotherapy treatment or overcoming eating disorders. The combination of mental and somatic effects can also make this particular strain a powerful aphrodisiac in the right situation.
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You can grow this Sativa-dominant strain indoors or outdoors. However, given Sour Diesel’s robust size and lanky height, growing outdoors or in a greenhouse gives it more room to stretch and makes it easier to manage. Plus, an outdoor grow will produce higher yields, of 600 grams per sm or more. Whereas, growing indoors yields 1kg or more per plant. Sour D does require some patience, heavy feeding, and dedication as its flowering time lasts 10 to 11 weeks. It does well in a warm climate with temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, it’s ready for harvest in mid to late October.
The buds on Sour Diesel are often medium-sized with pale to mid-green colored leaves. Its pistols range from pink to amber to bright orange hues. It’s common for the nugs to be covered in a frosty coat of lustrous trichomes. And the unforgettable and distinctive smell of Sour D is rich in a skunky, diesel, and gasoline type fragrance.
Sour Diesel is a heavy hitter that starts as a heady cerebral high that transforms into an epic wave of euphoria and creativity. It’s a good morning strain because it can help you focus, become inspired, and feel energized. Medical users say it helps lower stress, anxiety, pain, and depression.
Originating from the East Coast, this strain shook the cannabis scene during the early 90s. Sour Diesel or Sour D is believed to be a cross of Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk. Although its origin was shrouded in mystery for years, its undeniable appeal has never been debated.