Sour Diesel Genetics
Most believe Sour Diesel cannabis seeds to be a descendant of a mix of the cannabis cup winners Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk, but some suggest that the mix was, in fact, Chemdawg 91 and two other strains of cannabis, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1.
Whatever the genetic makeup of this diesel strain may be, the sativa heavy Chemdawg 91 heavily outweighs the indica influence of the other strain types (potentially Super Skunk or Northern Lights). Potent, fast-acting and euphoric, Sour D defines Californian sativa cannabis strains in both flavour, smell and effect.
When grown in ideal conditions, the Sour Diesel strain (high THC content pushing 20%) can produce a heavy yielding crop with beautiful resinous buds and a glistening coat of the whitest crystals.
Sour Diesel is also the parent of two other excellent up and coming strains, Diesel Duff and Flowers for Algernon.
Sour Diesel Terpene Profile
Caryophyllene is the most prolific terpene in the sour diesel cannabis strain, giving it a spicy flavour and making up the lion’s share of the famous diesel aroma.
Caryophyllene is thought to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits. Limonene is also present, as the name suggests, this adds a citrus lemon vibe to both scent and flavour, as well as being said to provide potential relief from anxiety and stress.
Completing the terpene trifecta is myrcene, the most common terpene found in cannabis, with an earthy scent. Myrcene acts as a regulator, enhancing the positive effects of the other terpenes.
This wonderful terpene combination creates the wonderfully unique fuel-like scent, mixed with a citrus lemon flavour that lingers on the taste buds upon exhale.
Sour Diesel Effects
While there are touches of indica to the genetic makeup of these high in THC seeds, the effects of sour diesel marijuana seeds are predominantly sativa in their nature.
Sour Diesel is energising and invigorating. Said to alleviate pain and stress thanks to the presence of caryophyllene, which binds to cannabinoid receptors (which help control mood) this hybrid cannabis strain is considered to be one of the most popular strains of cannabis amongst medical cannabis users, especially those suffering from chronic pain.
The Sour Diesel sativa strain creates a rush of invigorating energy, conducive with a happy and clear mind. Making this high in THC content sativa cannabis strain a great choice for both day and evening usage.
Sour Diesel Medical Benefits
A potent strain with a high THC content, approaching 20%, this medical marijuana strain is a hugely popular choice amongst medicinal users.
Ongoing research suggests that strain types with a high THC content can help with a number of conditions including Glaucoma. Both THC and CBD have both been found to provide pain-relieving potential, as have the terpenes contained in Sour Diesel.
Caryophyllene binds to cannabinoid receptors in the same way as THC, these receptors control pain and other functions in the body, adding to the pain-relieving potential of both the terpene and the cannabinoid.
Limonene is thought to have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, as is myrcene, which can potentially enhance the effects of other terpenes, creating more pain-relief potential.
As such, the sour diesel strain could be effective when used as medical marijuana for reducing pain and inflammation associated with various conditions including chronic pain, and others. These potential health benefits effects help to make Sour Diesel popular amongst medical cannabis users as well as recreational users.
How to Grow Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel marijuana seeds are easy to grow in the right conditions, and favour those who grow cannabis seeds indoors. It’s worth taking note of this little growing guide to avoid too many complications.
The first thing to be aware of is that Sour Diesel seeds are sensitive to mildew. In most cases, it is sensible to grow indoors where possible, in a clean and dry environment, with lots of space.
A typical sativa strain, Sour Diesel has a habit of stretching out, making it very well suited to both SCROG and SOG cultivation methods. The Flowering time is typically somewhere between 8 to 10 weeks in duration.
If you want to grow seeds and live in a very warm dry climate, such as the Mediterranean, growing outside is also an option, but extra care must be taken to avoid mildew related problems. Therefore, even in these warm conditions, it’s advisable to grow this sweet sativa seed indoors where possible, as this tends to prove a heavy yielding crop of resinous buds and better overall results than when Sour Diesel is grown outdoors.
If you’re wondering how long does it take for Sour Diesel to flower, Sour Diesel cannabis seeds are fairly easy to grow with a rapid flowering time of somewhere between 55 and 70 days.
So, if you are interested in buying sour diesel seeds to grow the wonderful Sour Diesel strain, simply select your preferred seed type and proceed to our discreet and secure checkout.