The sour citrus and funky diesel fuel scent permeates relentlessly, making Sour Diesel difficult to grow or store discretely. Skunky, herbal, chemical, spicy, and musky notes contribute to this intensely pungent bouquet.
Sour Diesel's popularity is easy to understand once you've experienced its powerfully uplifting effect. It's a clear and happy, dreamy and cerebral high, strong and energizing without being debilitating, though it can become increasingly spacey over time. It can be creative and psychedelic, with a soaring sensation accompanied by a sense of expanding consciousness and shifting perspective. In addition to the intense Sativa effect, Sour Diesel has a physically numbing quality, providing body relaxation and pain relief. Potent, fast-acting, and long-lasting, Sour Diesel is ideal for relieving chronic pain and depression.
The original East Coast Sour Diesel is clone only
Several seed banks offer crosses and reproductions of Sour Diesel's rumored genetics, and some of those recreations are impressive in their own right. But the real deal Sour Diesel, which was supposedly created accidentally when a Chemdawg plant was pollinated by a neighboring Skunk hybrid, is clone only. Reservoir Seeds does offer a backcrossed seed version that they tout as a more stable, higher yielding improvement on the original.
Sour Diesel may be a challenge for indoor growers, but extra effort pays off in the end
Sour Diesel loves to grow outdoors in a warm climate with plenty of sun, and in these ideal circumstances, yields can be prodigious. Indoors, it takes more work to wrangle this plant's tall, spindly branches and telltale smell. But dedicating the time and expense to train the plants around netting, employ odor filtration systems and extra carbon filters, and allow for the lengthy flowering time, will eventually result in a very special crop.
Sour Diesel Marijuana Strain Reviewed by 91LIFE on August 10, 2013 in San Francisco, CA