Sour Diesel is a popular cannabis strain that is loved by many sativa enthusiasts. This strain provides a potent high with a mix of Chemdawg and a sativa strain that has yet to be identified. It’s a strain that can pack up to 26% THC, and it also retains 2% CBD and 4% CBN, which is unusual for such a potent strain. In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about growing this strain, including its origin, flowering time, plant height, climate, mold resistance, difficulty, yield, terpenes, and effects.
The origin of Sour Diesel remains somewhat of a mystery. However, researchers suspect that it was created accidentally from strains in the Chemdawg and OG Kush line. Particularly, Chemdawg 91 is suspected as a likely parent, along with possible candidates like DNL and Massachusetts Super Skunk. Sour Diesel is a nearly pure 90% sativa strain that provides a powerful, energizing high that is perfect for those who need a mental boost in the morning.
Sour Diesel has a flowering time of 9-11 weeks, which is relatively long compared to other strains. However, this strain’s high yields make up for the longer flowering time.
Sour Diesel is known for its tall, lanky plants that can grow up to 6 feet tall. Therefore, it’s essential to have enough vertical space when growing this strain.
Sour Diesel thrives in a dry, sunny, and warm climate. It is well-suited to outdoor grows in areas with a Mediterranean-like climate, but it can also be grown indoors with proper ventilation and climate control. The ideal temperature range for growing Sour Diesel is between 70-80°F during the day and around 60°F at night.
Suitable for SCROG and SOG
Sour Diesel is suitable for both SCROG (Screen of Green) and SOG (Sea of Green) growing techniques. SCROG involves using a screen to manage the plant’s growth and create an even canopy, while SOG involves growing multiple small plants to maximize space and yield.
Sour Diesel can be susceptible to powdery mildew, so it’s essential to keep the humidity levels under control. To prevent mold growth, it’s recommended to maintain humidity levels under 60%.
Sour Diesel is not recommended for novice growers due to its tall and lanky growth pattern, which requires proper pruning and topping techniques to maintain. However, experienced growers who can manage this strain’s growth pattern will be rewarded with high yields.
Sour Diesel provides high yields, with an average yield of 16-18 ounces per square meter for indoor grows and 22 ounces per plant for outdoor grows.
Sour Diesel is known for its pungent and skunky aroma, with hints of citrus and lemon. The taste is earthy and herbal, with a gassy flavor and a lemony aftertaste. The primary terpenes found in Sour Diesel include limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene.
Sour Diesel provides a potent and energizing high that is perfect for starting the day. It’s known to promote creativity, euphoria, and happiness, making it an excellent strain for those suffering from anxiety and depression. Sour Diesel can also help fight fatigue and increase appetite.
Sour Diesel is a potent and energizing sativa strain that is perfect for experienced growers who can manage its tall and lanky growth pattern. This strain requires proper pruning and topping techniques to maintain its growth and maximize its
yield potential. Sour Diesel thrives in warm, sunny climates, and it’s suitable for both SCROG and SOG growing techniques. While this strain can be susceptible to powdery mildew, it provides high yields and has a pungent, skunky aroma with hints of citrus and lemon. Sour Diesel’s effects include promoting creativity, euphoria, and happiness, making it an excellent strain for those suffering from anxiety and depression.
If you’re an experienced grower looking for a potent and energizing sativa strain, Sour Diesel is a great choice. However, if you’re a novice grower, it’s best to start with a less demanding strain and gain experience before growing Sour Diesel. With the right care and attention, Sour Diesel can provide a high yield and a powerful high that will start your day off on the right foot.