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Robert Bergman

September 5, 2019

Known as a “Top Cash Crop Strain”, Sour Diesel is an extra-dank breed of weed. For those seeking a psychedelic, energetic high, it doesn’t get better than this. It is famous for it’s pungent presence, reeking strongly of fuel. It has earned itself loyal fans from all over the world – for its ability to produce a “no-couch-lock” high that will guarantee good vibrations and a great time all-around.

Sour Diesel, also commonly nicknamed “Sour D”, is a notoriously fast-acting sativa-dominant strain. It is said to be a descendant of Chemdawg 91, mixed with Super Skunk, and was created in the 90’s in sunny California.

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Even with all the information available about its background and roots, the origins of Sour D remain shrouded in mystery, which adds a mystical appeal to it. Touted as one of the finest genetics available in the current market, Sour D is the perfect all-day long pal.

Information About Go Time Strain

ORIGIN Believed to have descended from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk
EFFECTS Happy – 10
Uplifted – 9
Euphoric – 8
Energetic – 8
Relaxed – 7
FRAGRANCE Sour lemon, diesel, herbal
FLAVORS Diesel, sour, pungent, earthy
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGAVTIVE) Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 6
Paranoid – 4
Dizzy – 3
Anxious – 2
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Depression – 8
Pain – 7
Fatigue – 5
Lack of appetite – 4
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR 9 to 10 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR Early November
PLANT HEIGHT Tall
THC CONTENT % 22%
CBD % 0.20%
INDICA/SATIVA % 30% / 70%
INDOOR YIELD 18 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 25 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Warm and sunny weather
GROWTH LEVEL Hard
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE May be prone to powdery mildew

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

A popular choice for recreational users who are looking for something to give them a boost in mood and energy, Sour Diesel is known for creating a sense of unabashed euphoria.

Sour Diesel Strain Effects
Sour Diesel Strain Effects

It is the perfect “upper”, a no-fail mood-booster with a general uplifting quality. Sour D’s are also said to be a purely cerebral experience, with the sativa being prominent and the indica barely noticeable.

Tickling one’s psychedelic senses, Sour Diesel is known for having a long-lasting high, lasting for sometimes up to five hours.

Fragrance

Sour Diesel got its name from its famously pungent, almost borderline “stinky” fuel smell. It is also said to have hints of citrus and sour lemon, with a mix or herbal notes. Despite the strong words used to describe what Sour Diesel smells like, in real life this actually has a very pleasant presence, loved by many for exactly that reason.

Flavors

A slightly bitter citrus taste can be observed in Sour Diesel, which makes it a savory experience for many. Its pungent notes are prominent even in the flavors, delivering an invigorating note when smoked. Its tropical fruitiness makes it a suitable choice for those who simply want to enjoy a smooth, and flavorful high that is complimented by its after-taste.

Adverse reactions

Among some of the most prevalent adverse effects of Sour Diesel, is the dry-mouth it gives you. The consumption of liquids is highly recommended to avert from the sense of dehydration, which can also cause the sensation of dry eyes.

Paranoia in some, is also a negative effect it may have on some, usually fueled by consuming more than needed. This can also lead to dizzy spells and anxiety, and especially for those who are not accustomed to the sativa varieties, the upbeat high may be confusing and difficult to understand. Often that can be mistaken for nervousness itself.

Medical

With what conditions does it work?
Due to its longevity in effects, Sour Diesel has become a popular choice for those in need of a successful way to treat pain. Because it creates a high without the heaviness, Sour D makes for great daytime relief, often lasting for hours, for maximum effectivity.

Sour Diesel Strain Medical
Sour Diesel Strain Medical

Sour Diesel is most predominantly used for the treatment of stress and depression. Its light-head high creates a very impactful feeling of elation. For those suffering from heavy-body lethargy due to their depressive lows, Sour D makes for the perfect companion.

Those suffering from arthritic conditions may also benefit from the use of Sour Diesel, due to its anti-inflammatory effects on the body. The de-stressing properties also reduce an overall feeling of stress over the condition, which adds to the progress of healing.

Patients with ADD and ADHD issues love Sour D for it’s ability to help them focus on the task at hand, without the heavy-bodied sensations. Cancer patients may also enjoy this strain for it can help boost appetite that may have been lost due to the chemical radiation treatments and medications.

Growing

A 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 Strain Growing
Sour Diesel Strain Growing

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Flowering Time

Indoor
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.

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Outdoor
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.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Sour Diesel? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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  1. By Rob Kim

    ,06 Dec 2017
    got some seeds from you guys ,it will be my next grow , hows the stretch and the smell when switch to 12 12 . How does sour d work if grown 12 12 from seed ,thanks
  2. By hydro hank

    ,25 Jan 2018
    harvested 5 days ago. purchased 1 clone in sept. Grew hydro indoors.With "waterfarm" by general Hydroponics. Its a simple system that can be left alone for several days at a time. beautiful flowers. 2 more in the vegetive stage now. […]Read More
  3. By robert

    ,09 Mar 2018
    i did a indoor soil grow fox farm ocean forest and a clone i got from a grower i no and 2 led pannels 32 watts a peace and a cheap ducting fan and it was some of the best […]Read More
  4. By Emer

    ,23 Aug 2019
    Sour D is a first choice wake and bake or early evening weed. Love its thin, dry fuel flavored smoke and the mental clarity it provides. And yes, PWM and bud rot are a constant battle in the couple of […]Read More
  5. By VTSativas

    ,23 Sep 2019
    New England Outdoor Sour Diesel Grow (2019) I’m growing 2 SDs (different seeds from ILG) outdoors under enclosures right now. One is 6′ the other is 4’7″. Very different plants structure-wise. 4-5 weeks into flowering now. Looking to harvest in […]Read More
    1. By John

      ,04 Oct 2019
      First time grower. I have a Skywalker and Sour Deisel. Skywalker is almost ready but Deisel seems it needs more time. I'm in Massachusetts so temperature is a concern. Any ideas on how to get to the end? I have […]Read More
      1. By VTSativas

        ,21 Oct 2019
        It's a bit late in the game, but if you can layer together something like a furniture quilt ($20 at HD) and a heavy tarp you can hopefully get into November. I have space heaters inside my enclosures in VT. […]Read More

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